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Opinions on Factory Roof Rack???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KP Texan, Aug 15, 2009.

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Should I get the Tacoma with or without the Roof Rack?

Poll closed Sep 14, 2009.
  1. Yes, Get it! It looks cool and you'll save some cash!

    44 vote(s)
    43.1%
  2. No way, that thing is hideous! Hold out for the newer more expensive truck without rack!

    58 vote(s)
    56.9%
  1. Aug 15, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    KP Texan

    KP Texan [OP] Member

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    This is one of the more difficult decisions I've ever made: I can buy an '09 DC, Silver, 4x4, TRD Sport with roof rack and running boards or I can buy a '10 the same way except without the roof rack and boards for about $550 more. I have mixed emotions about the rack; does it look good or bad? I know that it shouldn't matter what other people think but sometimes I'm way off base on these things.

    Thanks so much,

    Wes

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  2. Aug 15, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    SuperWhiteDC09

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    Hey man I love the roof rack and it will be my next purchase for my 09 doublecab. But again its personal preference. Also ask yourself if you will use it. I will be getting the roofrack because I canoe alot and would like to keep the canoe up off of the roof.
     
  3. Aug 15, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    Incognito

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    Personally, if I was in your situation, I'd go with the '10.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    SoCal Tom

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    I think you should go with the 09 if you can work the price down a little more. If not, I'd go with the 2010.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    If you can get the better deal on the '09 with the roof rack, then go that way... you can always take the rack off and sell it. Just make sure they throw in the covers that go on the truck when the rack is off.

    You never know... you might decide down the road that you need it :D

    Why pay more for a truck with FEWER options?
     
  6. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Get the price down on the 09' if you can. Roof rack and running boards look killer! There shouldn't even be any difference between the 09' and 10' anyways.;)
     
  7. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    BAP_29

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    yeah get the 09. you can selll those items if u decide to take them off. that equals more money saved over the 2010
     
  8. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    Incognito

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    How would we go about filling in the holes the roof rack leave?
     
  9. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    There are covers that go on the roof
     
  10. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Incognito

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    Gotcha, thanks!

    I didn't know if it was plugs or not.
     
  11. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    DanGer

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    sell me the rack if you get the '09 :D
     
  12. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    KP Texan

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    Has anyone ever successfully removed the roof rack? My concern is where it contacts the paint; I've had bad luck removing previously installed accessories where they touch the paint.

    Thanks,

    Wes
     
  13. Aug 15, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    squad314

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    I'm a big fan of the factory rack.....Love the look and the functionality.
     
  14. Aug 15, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    white+Peal

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    i like the roof rack, i would go with it. I think it gives the truck more of an aggressive look.
     
  15. Aug 15, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    +1
    In fact I have the roof rack now.
    It sets my SWB apart from the dozen others in town here :D

    Plus I can carry a ladder when I so odd jobs,,:taco:

    Yuma Taco,
     
  16. Aug 15, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    I don't like the look of the oem roof rack at all
     
  17. Aug 15, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    FloridaFeMan

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    Buy the 2010. It's a no brainer! You are moving up 1 full model year for $550. The 2009 has already depreciated and it hasn't left the lot. Now if the difference was more substantial like maybe $1500-2000, I might opt for the 2009. Are both trucks silver? Also, are those the running boards you want? There are so many options out there to choose from. I keep changing my mind what I want to do to mine. Good luck with your decision and post pics when it's done.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    2010 hands down! You can get a roof rack later, you can't take a year off your truck!
     
  19. Aug 15, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    KP Texan

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    Well guys, thanks for all your opinions. I think that I've decided to hold out for the 2010. I'll have to wait for a couple more weeks or maybe even a month but I will have it spec'd out exactly the way that I want it (sans roof rack!). I'll be able to spec it out before Gulf States Toyota gets their greedy hands on it and throws a bunch of accessories on that I don't want. I definitely see the functionality of the roof rack but I've always leaned toward the more conservative side of styling and I don't really have a use for it. I know the TRD Sport package isn't really conservative either but I really like the way that the color keyed components flow with the rest of the truck. I think that I also prefer the Gray Metallic over the Silver and I will be able to get that on the 2010. I look forward to participating in the forum and I'll post some pics when I take delivery!

    Thanks so much,

    Wes
     
  20. Aug 16, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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