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Pretty Cool Truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Blasphemous, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    Blasphemous

    Blasphemous [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im pretty sure this has been posted before. Twice actually.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    CantSitStill

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  5. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    Blasphemous

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    Forgive me for I have sinned.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    NoSoup4You

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    posted in the SD thread a while back .. I just outfitted my Taco with the same bed rack from AP but didn't go with the ARB tent ..

    also talked to a body guy about that paint job. he said they usually lay down a template and shoot satin clear over the OEM paint. looks decent, but you'll shoot yourself in the foot after trying to wax it the first time
     
  7. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    No. :D
     
  8. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    brny67

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    not bad
     
  9. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    How do you like the rack so far? I have that same tent but mounted on a Thule Xsporter rack. I considered the AP rack but wanted something adjustable.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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  11. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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  12. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    NoSoup4You

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    the AP rack is pretty nice - I use it for an RTT, just not ARB brand :cool:

    the bolt-together design is great for shipping but not much else. The fit is so tight that you can't powdercoat or paint the frame completely before assembly, so I had rust show up after about 2 weeks in sunny SoCal. I ended up getting the rack welded together and the bolt holes filled, now it's back to get re-powdercoated. I would recommend welding it together from the start.

    Fitment on the truck is perfect. The plates that sit on the bed rail are contoured perfectly and the length is about maxed out with the little bed kick-in near the tailgate side. Install hardware supplied is just 3 bolts with square nuts that slide in the utility track - I upgraded this using the N-Fab tire carrier install kit, as well as some T-Nuts from Fastenal

    I have heard the argument every which way .. above the cab, below the cab, level with the cab, adjustable vs rigid, yadda yadda yadda .. I think, like most mods, it depends on the modder.

    I wanted a rack system that would be sturdy enough to hold mt RTT and two people, but not something that would interfere with loading cargo. I looked at heavy duty and industrial truck toppers that supported roof racks first. Most were too expensive, and I didn't like the idea of crawling to the back of my topper for something that's by the cab. So I settled on the open-rack design pretty quickly.

    Adjustable wasn't a concern for me so I went with the simpler, cheaper, sturdier design of a fixed rack.

    In my opinion, the height of this rack is perfect. Sitting below the cab a bit makes the RTT stick out less when driving. I get very little wind noise or resistance, and I can still pack my bed high with cargo and full size spare. It's high enough that if you really wanted to mount forward facing lights something could easily be fabricated or bolted on to make light tabs sit above the cab.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    x2 thats as much as a Crew Cab Raptor :cool:
     
  14. Apr 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    It's been on the market for 4-6 weeks already. I'm sure they are trying to get a ridiculous dealer markup on that XPLORE package...
     
  15. Apr 16, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    I don't see what makes that truck worth 56k at all.
     
  16. Apr 16, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    FarmBoyTaco

    FarmBoyTaco Work Hard, Stay Humble

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  17. Apr 16, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    Sick looking Tacoma but for 56K?....ummmmm....NO!!:jerkoff:
     
  18. Apr 16, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    rleeharris

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    What a rip off.
     
  19. Apr 16, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yup!! But watch, some douche will end up buying it.
     
  20. Apr 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    zul

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    Details on the rack?! I love the look of it... how do you like it?

    Edit, just saw your other post. What is the name of the rack so I can research this further..?
     
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