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OEM Roof Rack Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by YumaTRD, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    some guy did mod one and had a write up for how to make one fit on an access cab
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    im having my co worker ask some guys he knows at toyota about the issue ill let you know. but that yellow clip looks the same as a door panel clip i would try and use that as long as the prong is big enough for the hole to fit snug it will work..

    the fitment issue would never happen with a honda part:p
     
  3. Dec 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    I've looked at a bunch of different clips and can't find it. If it is the same as the door clip, let me know!
     
  4. Jul 9, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    On the front brackets, do you tighten them until the mastic(rubber) washers are flattened?
     
  5. Jul 31, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    I just got mine installed yesterday and think I managed to avoid the "gap of woe".
    My passenger side went right on with no problems.

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    I could not initially get my driver's side to engage the yellow clip into the bracket.
    The problem appeared to be the ditch molding clip getting in the way.

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    The directions clearly state to pop the vertical walls off this sucker, but I did not have to do that on the passenger side.
    Deciding that maybe those directions were there for a reason, I decided to try that. However, mine did not just pop off by whacking them with a trim tool as stated in the instructions. I had to use an X-Acto knife.

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    Voilà! The driver's side yellow clip engaged as easily as the passenger side.

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    Some additional information that may prove useful....
    1.) My yellow clips were pre-installed in the tracks themselves, not in the bracket as shown in the OP's pics.

    2.) I torqued everything down to the specifications provided in the directions. I used an el-cheapo torque wrench from Harbor Freight.
    The specifications are as follows.

    Bracket screws (2 each, pink thread lock): 117.7 lbf-in (13.3 N-m for our Canadian brethren)
    Also, as stated in the directions I let them sit for 5 minutes and re-torqued.
    The mastic washers clearly "squished" out at this torque.

    Front Rail screws (2 each, blue thread lock): 50 lbf-in (5.6 N-m)

    Long rail screws (3 each, green thread lock):117.7 lbf-in (13.3 N-m)

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    Overall, I'm happy with the install. I have more pics if needed, but the OP did a great job in the original write-up. I'm just trying to add some additional detail.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Oct 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    SO after you install OEM roof Rack have any of you installed a surco basket?

    and with the OEM crossbars is there a way to install the Surco basket?
     
  7. Nov 18, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    I was cracking my torx bits to get it to torque at 100lbs.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    Great write up
     
  9. Nov 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    Dude............inch pounds, not foot pounds.

    HUGE difference. Torx bits can handle that easily.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2012 at 2:25 AM
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    Hey Nat what kind of camper setup is that?
     
  11. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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  12. Dec 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    I stayed out in the freezing cold to install this tonight and well.. drivers side went on fine. the passengers side did not come with the rail attached. The long bolt they provided has nothing to screw into. Someone mentioned a tab of some sort that can fall out. is this tab on the bracket? Does anyone have a picture of this? I have looked everywhere and cant find any extra parts...

    Thanks.
     
  13. Dec 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    If it is what I am thinking of, it's a square metal plate (maybe 1/2" by 1/2") with a hole in it. The plate should be inserted into a square hole underneath where the long screw goes in. The plate can fall out when you start to mount the rail (this happened to me) but it sounds like you didn't even get that far. Not sure if I can find a picture.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    Couple more things. The small plate is part of the rack. You would see it by flipping over the rack. Also, FYI, per the instructions the passenger side is supposed to come with the rail unattached. This is all by memory, so hopefully it's accurate.
     
  15. Dec 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Yes the rail was unattached. I can see in the screw hole and there is a clip shape that could hold some sort of a plate.. maybe it fell out in the bed of the truck. I am not sure.. will have to look in the morning.

    Thanks!
     
  16. Jan 1, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    picked up a used rack and am wndering what to do about the mastic washers as i have none and cant seem to find any place that knows what they are let alone sells them. any ideas? i was considering maybe plumbers putty??
     
  17. Jan 1, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    I just installed a used roof rack last week. I used clear, all weather silicone. It's worked good so far. Roofer's tape would work good too, I've never used plumber's putty, but it sounds like it would do the trick.
     
  18. Jan 1, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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    Installed mine last night. More tougher and complicated than installing the OEM Honda element roof rack.
     
  19. Jan 1, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    TacoFMS My turn.

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    clear silicone huh? im sure ive got some clear silicone for windows and doors around. prob gonna have to try that... is that the all weather stuff like you are talking about? thanks for the info too!
     
  20. Jan 1, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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    Yeah that should work. Check the packaging, it should have a temp range and make sure it matches the climate you live in.

    I'd suggest silicone-ing around the front holes and install the front metal bracket. Then test fit the rack on your roof, take it off, make any adjustments, add the silicone around the remaining bolt holes and then install the rack. If you squirt the silicone before you test fit, you can get silicone everywhere. I had to take the rack off and bend the metal brackets a little bit (they must've got bent up a little while they were off the truck).

    Good luck and let us know how it goes!
     
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