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Permanently mounted crossbars.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by EastVanTaco, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Oct 19, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    Help me out here...i want to install crossbars permanently where the factory threaded holes are. Not the factory rack.I have seen it done. Not the type that clamp down under the door either.
    Can anyone provide me with some further details. Like what parts or models work/fit? Pic for example. 1ff55e38b63d24a63323ebf1df7b16c5.jpg
     
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    Just use red loctite?
     
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    Sheet Metal Screws? But really, Thru-bolting would be more secure.
     
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    Try the Thule or Yakima website
     
  5. Oct 19, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    I have these Rhino Vortex permanent bars, with the Rhino Tacoma-specific ditch rails. They are very nice. Quiet on the highway and strong as needed. I got a shorter bar for less overhang, than what is shown in the video.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k0zrzEdLKow
     
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    A picture. I got the shorter version of the bars to match the width of my Rhino pioneer platform on my canopy.

    These bars attach to a channel that uses 3 of the OEM Toyota threaded inserts in the existing roof ditch, but also calls for additional rivets. The sealing system they give you is good and better than those stickers Toyota uses at the factory. It takes some fortitude to drill your roof, but the results are worth it. These thing are rock solid, like all Rhino stuff.

    369E5546-750F-4490-B81B-8621D3D4983E.jpg
     
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    I want to mount the crossbars into the oem threads in the roof. Not add rails.
     
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    Then you are out of luck (to the best of my knowledge). All the systems add a ditch rail, bridging all of the 3 OEM insert locations for strength. The OEM inserts alone are too weak to support a stand-alone bar, which is why the Toyota ones include a massive plastic and metal rail, and the Thule and Rhino versions each include a low profile aluminum ditch rail.

    If you are only using one mounting point, the load rebound (when you go over a speed bump, or hit a pothole) will pull the OEM inserts right out of the roof, from what I’ve been told.
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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  10. Jun 11, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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    Though this is an old post, Yakima now has landing pads for their skyline rack if you want to have crossbars that utilize the factory screw mounts.
    One of the first things I did on my truck was put my old Yakima rack on it. I have about 200 miles of hauling bikes on my roof so far with no issues
     
  11. Jun 11, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    Should have been clearer. My bad. I have a '14 Access cab. Now there's some confusion on my part as to whether or not there are factory holes to screw into. I can't find any info on the part I quoted above.
     

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