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Roof Rack installation on 2008 Double Cab?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bburge, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Mar 5, 2008 at 3:33 PM
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    bburge

    bburge [OP] Active Member

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    Toyota Tacoma 4X4 Long Bed TRD Sport Package
    Kenwood DNX7100 Toyota Factory Accessories: Front Skid Plate with Line-X liner (PT212-35075), Running Boards (PT212-35055), Roof Rack (PT278-35050), TRD Trail Teams Edition Matte Black Wheels (PTR20-35080), Wheel Locks (00276-00901), Spare Tire Lock (PT276-35060)
    I am interested in installing the factory toyota roof rack on my 2008 double cab. I had a few questions for anyone that could help:

    1. Do you have to drill any holes into the vehicle for the toyota factory roof rack?

    2. If you have this roof rack installed, can you post some pictures?

    3. Are there other roof rack options anyone could suggest instead of the factory roof rack from toyota?

    If anyone could help me out with this I would appreciate it, thanks.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    dsds

    dsds Well-Known Member

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    2008 DC TRD Sport - Black Sand Pearl
    TacomaWorld sticker, DRL mod, running boards, roof rack, remote start / security alarm, marker/turn signal mod, map light with dome light mod, TRD seat covers, rear spring TSB
    1) No drilling. Holes are already there under the rubber strips that run the length of the roof on the left and right sides.

    Got mine from Frank Toyota on ebay. Price was as good or better than trdparts4u.com.

    Can't go wrong with the foldaway crossbars on the OEM Toyota rack. Install is ok except the last bolt will require a bit of effort using a line up tool.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    ofrd4fun

    ofrd4fun Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of Thule racks on my double cab. Very secure mounting and when I don't need them it's a couple of minutes to remove.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    gavonder

    gavonder She's Kickass!

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    Sunroof, Leer Cap w/ Thule rack, Factory Running Boards, Fog Light Mod, Hood Struts, Scangauge, w/homemade mirror mount, AC/Defrost mod, Rear Spring TSB, TRD Center Caps
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