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Requsting advice/comments on Toyota Roof Rack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by huevo movil, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 3, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    huevo movil

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    Good morning fellow Tacomians,

    I come to this forum of expertise to solicit any comments and advice on the functionality of the Toyota OEM roof Racks (Part # PT278-35050)available for the Double Cab? My desire is to install a set with the end goal of mounting a 2 foot CB antenna on the back cross member of the rack.

    My questions are:

    1. How do the cross members lock into place?

    2. When the cross members (specifically the rear one) are locked into place will they support a CB mount and antenna securely in place?

    As an alternative, I was thinking about installing the roof rack and adding a cargo carrier rack and then securing the CB antenna to the rear of the cargo rack.

    If needed I have a detailed jpeg that I can send to you for review. If needed please email me at huevo_movil@yahoo.com. Thats huevo (underscore) movil at yahoo.com.

    Any first hand opinions and/or comments are welcomed?
     
  2. Jan 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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  3. Jan 3, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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  5. Jan 3, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    I wouldn't recommend using the cross bar from the OEM roof rack to support your antenna. I would recommend attaching it to the cage should you put one on top. If you are using the rack strictly for the CB antenna, consider attaching one to your bed railing system.


    As you can tell, the bars are oval in shape and not round like that of a yakima or Thule system.
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  6. Jan 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    w8n4mud aka; Albert,

    My dilemma is that I have an ARE cap on the back. Any other suggestions, kind Sir?

    Thanks. Shorty sends...
     
  7. Jan 3, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    Does you cap have a track on top? Either way, have one installed and you can run a square cross bar (Thule) to install your CB antenna. Better towards the rear rather than the front of you want to install a cage even.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    I'll check that out w8n4mud... I never thought about putting the rack on the ARE cap? Good idea thanks.

    Only issue I see is that if I ever take the cap off, I will have find an alternate point to mount the antenna... is anything ever easy?

    Thanks again.

    Shorty sends...

    Just kidding. This is mouse nuts compared to other issues.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    If that's the case, then you can use the bed railing system. Best of both worlds.
     
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