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Prinsu install solo??

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by medicfung, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    medicfung

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    I’m gonna try to install my prinsu cab rack by myself today, pray for me tacomaworld.


    Any tips are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:08 AM
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    Prinsu has a vendor forum here, and there's lots of posts about people's installs and other tips.

    One tip: put a towel or sheet or something on your roof while installing incase while doing it you drop one of the pieces (or the whole rack) and you won't scratch your paint.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:38 AM
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    you'll be fine. I was able to install the Prinsu Rack myself. I assemble the rack then brought it to the bed of the Truck to place on the roof. Screw in all 4 corners then follow by the screws in the middle.

    look up TacoTwonz on youtube for how too. His Video is very informative.
     
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  4. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:40 AM
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    Awesome! Thanks! Did you drill your rain rails or cut them? I want o docwhat taco twons did by drilling the 1/4” holes and dremeling the metal piece on the inside off... need to run to Home Depot for the cutting wheel
     
  5. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:44 AM
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    I bought a 3/4 ARCH HOLE PUNCH from a Tacoma World Member

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004T7WD?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    and use a Small Dremmel to cut off some of the plastic/metal from the rain strip.

    The Arch HOLE PUNCH is EASY and a lot better than drilling the hole. I have no use for the ARCH PUNCH. 10$ shipped if you like.

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  6. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:44 AM
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    I called CBI and got their installation instructions from them. I can send them to you if you like. It's very informative. I haven't installed my rack yet tho, weather is terrible.
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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  8. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:06 AM
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    Is your last bar above the shark fin mounted vertically or is that the 1” bar for that spot?
    Did your gas mileage drop dramatically because of that?
     
  9. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:13 AM
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    It was mounted vertically.
     
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  10. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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  11. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    I figured you had your boy help you! Inspired me to trust my 4 year old to help sort my stuff too. Cross your fingers for me that I don’t lose any parts during the process, haha
     
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  12. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    Great community btw, thank you all for your positive advise and vibes!
     
  13. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    Haha they include some extra screws. GL with install!
     
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  14. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    Aside question, did your prinsu rack come with crossbar behind the wind deflector clear anodized not black anodized?
     
  15. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    There isn’t any metal to cut, what part are you getting the cutting wheel for?

    Edit: yes there is, my mistake!
     
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  16. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    Jesse is my number one helper. He worked hard non-stop helping me with the Decked storage.



     
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  17. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    The taco twons video showed them cutting the strip under the rain rail. There seemed to be a metal liner in it, and they used a dremel with a cutting wheel to remove that section.
     
  18. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    I haven’t cut open the box as of yet but when I do I’ll report back
     
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  20. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    Throw a blanket on the roof to rest it on when you put it up there. Otherwise it is totally one person-able.
    Use a punch on the rails, after you've cut out the metal ridge. I used a dremel with a cut wheel. easy-peasy.
     
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