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PrInSu Design Studio Roof Racks

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by zscott, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Feb 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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    zscott

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    www.prinsudesignstudio.com

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    PRICING:

    2005-2014 Double Cab Cabrac- $435.00 + Actual Shipping
    2005-2014 Accessrac- $405.00 + Actual Shipping
    5' Bed Toprac -$395.00 + Actual Shipping
    6' Bed Toprac - $425 + Actual Shipping
    FJ Cruiser Roofrac - $575.00 + Actual Shipping



    ADD-ONS/UPGRADES​


    Tacoma Racks:
    Add (1) Standard Crossbar - $17.00
    Add (1) HD Black Anodized Crossbar - $34.00
    Upgrade to HD Black Anodized Bars (Double Cab and 5' Bed Toprac) - $102.00
    Upgrade to HD Black Anodized Bars (6' Bed Toprac) - $136.00
    Upgrade to HD Black Anodized Bars (Access Cab) - $85.00
    Powdercoating - $145.00 - $165.00
    Powdercoating for defelctor and side rails only - $60-65



    SHIPPING:

    Tacoma Racks:
    Pacific Time - $50
    Mountain Time - $45
    Central - $55
    Eastern - $65







    2005-2014 Double Cab Tacoma Cabrac

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    2005-2014 Access Cab Tacoma Accessrac

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    BUILD THREADS FEATURING PRINSU DESIGN STUDIO ROOF RACKS

    NYCO (Accessrac with integrate 40" Heretic Light Bar)
    Eaglesfn5402 (Accessrac)
    Shutterbug (Accessrac with 40" Light Bar)

    zscott (With integrated 30" Heretic Light Bar)
    Sytfu510 (With 40" Lightbar, no Defelctor)
    Chux (Custom 40" Curved Light Bar)
    Loco (Custom Mount for 50" Light Bar)
    FMF (Custom Mount for 52" Light Bar)
    Msoverland
    Denvermojo
    ChandlerDOOM
    HomerTaco
    RadTaco914 (With integrated 40" Heretic Light Bar)
    SMKTXN
    Geekhouse





    TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THREAD


    Lightbar Related Questions and Installs

    40" Lightbar with Deflector Cut Out 1 2 3
    40" Lightbar No Wind Deflector
    40" Lightbar Mounted to Wind Defelctor
    40" Curved Lightbar with Custom Wind Deflector
    50" Lightbar
    52" Lightbar 123
    Running Wires for Lightbar Down A-Pillar
    Running Wires Through Roof For Lighting on Racks
    Reverse and Backup Lights Rigid Heretic

    Storage and Accessories Installs/Pics

    Maxtrax 1 2
    Smittybilt Element Ramps 1 2
    Pelican/Plano Cases 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Awning Mounting Options 1 2 3 4
    Rotopax
    Treds 1
    CB Radio Antenna

    Other Roof/Bed Racks

    FJ Cruiser
    Sequioa
    Tundra
    Custom Toprac

    Carrying a Roof Top Tent

    Cabrac
    Toprac Toprac

    Install Pics/Suggestions

    Weatherstripping Cut to Fit
    Weatherstripping With Holes Punched to Fit
    Accesscab Rivetnut Install
    Custom Toprac Mount Directly to Topper 1 2
    Threadlocker
    Galvanic Corrosion Prevention
    Sealing Mounting Holes 1 2


    Weight Capacity Concerns/Info

    Reinforced Shells 1 2
    Info
    Info

    Dimensions and Clearance Info

    Height of Cabrac compared to Snorkel
    Height of Toprac
    Shark Fin Antenna Clearance

    Misc

    Installed With Flippac
    Vinyl Wrapped Wind Deflector
    Spray Painted Hardware
    Standard and HD Crossbar Pictures



    Disclaimer:
    Users are responsible for using common sense, and good judgement when using these racks. They are designed for off road use and although they can be used for utility and other purposes, heavy loads should be avoided and proper restraints should be used for all loads. I will not be held liable for overloading these cargo systems to the point of failure and damage to your vehicle/equipment or others. By installing this item on your vehicle you assume liability.
     
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  2. Feb 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    Scott, I'm very impressed at how fast you're moving with these prototypes. I do have a few concerns that I'd like to mention.

    1. The long slot for the cross bars is going to be a weak point. The top of the washer is going to bear on an unsuported strip of 1/4 aluminum. I would suggest that you lay out holes along the side rail that would fit the pattern in the cross bars. You could make several groups of holes so that each cross bar could be moved forward or back several inches.

    2. With the shallow cross bar your bearing surface is low meaning your side to side stability will be low. I was planning on using one of the square shapes and adding an angle to the underside of each bar to tie the side rail and the bar together.

    3. On a personal note, I would like to see the feet land on the rubber molding without the use of a spacer, but that's just me.


    Please keep up the great work. I'm glad to see someone working on this. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Feb 26, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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    DESRTRNNR

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    is there a discount for ordering both truck and camper?
     
  4. Feb 26, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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    I agree but I love the overall design...The option to add and move the crossbars is awesome!
    I plan to strap my 33" spare up there so strength and stability is a must!
     
  5. Feb 26, 2014 at 1:44 PM
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    1. AGREED! There are few points where it ties in for reinforcement on the prototype model. It is pretty stable as is but I wasn't completely satisfied so I have modified the rail that will be used for production to have more points of reinforcement without loosing the ability to move the bars around a little bit. Instead of having individual holes the entire length of the rail there will be mini slots so that bars can be adjusted forward and backward.

    2. I went back and forth on this option. I liked the fact that the square extrusions would have more mounting surface but many of the square options only had one tapped hole where the 1575 has 2. I also thought that the square would be overkill as it has 4 channels and I didn't want to overbuild the rack.

    I am satisfied with how sturdy it is with the shallow bars but I have made an adjustment for the final production model that will allow a crossbar in the front, middle and back to swivel down and bolt in making the crossbar become a deep profile and adding rigidity and strength when it is desired. That way I think the rack stays clean and functional for light loads, but still can be adjusted for heavy loads.

    3. This is the only point you have made that I don't have a solution for. The channels on the roof are curved in that the front mounting points are wider than the rear. For the rails to fit right down in the channels the crossbars would have to be different lengths which defeat the purpose of the moveable extrusion crossbars. I am working on making it so that the spacer is a abs plastic block rather than round aluminum spacers but testing it out, the difference in strength and stability is negligible.

    I hope I don't come across as snobby and defensive. I really do appreciate the criticism and advice. I am sure new ideas will come along in the future just like they do with any product, but for now I think this model will serve the needs of quite a few people.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2014 at 1:46 PM
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    I can probably offer some sort of deal. Also, shipping for the pair shouldn't increase greatly.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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    Just responded to the concern and I wouldn't hesitate to have the spare up there with the modifications I have made.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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    X2! I'm still narrowing my decision on a new shell but most likely will be a Snugtop Rebel with Yakima tracks.
    Also, would you make a longer shell rack for the long beds like mine? Same price?
     
  9. Feb 26, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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    I can make it slightly longer but the maximum length I can do is 60". The one in the picture is 52". The reason being is that in order to bend 1/4" aluminum you have to bend it against the grain or it has a tendency to crack. The largest sheet of aluminum I can get is 5' wide by 10' long. Grain runs along the width so 5' limits the length. If you want it longer than that I can do rails out of steel designed the same way to use whatever crossbars.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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    Hey, I'm offering constructive criticism and you're coming back with well thought out responses. It's all good!
     
  11. Feb 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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  12. Feb 26, 2014 at 2:32 PM
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    Ok great...I'll decide when I get it...just want to maximize the use of the space up there.
     
  13. Feb 26, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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    nvm... i didnt read your full response earlier
     
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  14. Feb 26, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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    nice work!
     
  15. Feb 26, 2014 at 4:13 PM
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    Thanks!

    If anyone wants one of these let me know and I can get your order going. I am still planning on doing come giveaways and such if there is enough interest and enough people order.
     
  16. Feb 26, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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    I'm definitely interested, but may have to wait a paycheck or two. When are you thinking of doing your run?
     
  17. Feb 26, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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    I went ahead and had the fab shop cut the rails. Now whenever you guys are ready you can place an order. I just will be in the hole a little till people order.
     
  18. Feb 26, 2014 at 6:40 PM
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    I didn't see it so I figured I would ask. What kind of weight capacity are we looking at here? Is it something that would be safe to mount a rtt to?
     
  19. Feb 26, 2014 at 6:49 PM
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    I don't have a specific number, but when the crossbars are arranged correctly it should have no problems with a roof top tent. You can also add more crossbars than the standard six if you are concerned about weight.

    The standard setup will allow you to turn front and rear crossbars on their side maximizing their weight capacity and eliminating deflection. It allows you to join the two in the front and rear together into "supercharged" cross bars leaving two crossbars to stabilize the center.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2014 at 8:01 PM
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    I'm really interested, but like the others have mentioned, that long slot is a design aspect I'm not a fan of. I saw you mentioned that you'd change it to a few shorter slots. Do you have a CAD image or photo of what these will look like? If you have that, I should be good to place an order in a week or so.

    I'm looking at a DC rack with 8 crossbars, powder-coated black, shipped to 03031. Feel free to PM me if you'd rather not clutter your thread.

    Thanks.
     
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