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Roof Rack on a extra cab.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by sir1123, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 15, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    wolfgang123

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  2. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Wolf how bout some pics?
     
  3. Oct 25, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    soon... the cross bars need to be 1-1/8th inch diameter and they don't sell weird size pipe like that at Lowes. So i found some on ebay for 44 bucks with shipping they will be here Thursday and hopefully installed this weekend but it is Halloween and i am in college so thats a big maybe.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    mkay fellas well i finally went to mount my rack and ran into some issues :( i accidentally pierced the headliner in one spot(its not that bad really)!!!! and one of the fasteners broke so i need to call Yakima and get a replacement :( so i could only install half of my rack

    It was a pretty easy install i started by assembling everything and getting everything centered and where i wanted it on my roof. then i started with a 1/8th drill bit and made my way one drill bit at a time up until i hit 3/8ths at this point the hole was barely too small but if i went the next drill but size up it would have been to large so i hit the hole with my dremel and a grinding bit.

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    I then touched up the marks with some paint, applied silicone to both sides of the fasteners attached the landing pads then the roof rack and DONE!!!!

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    Mounted up:

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    With the rack removed and the landing pad covers installed:

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  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    How did you get your signal lights to shine all of the time?
     
  6. Nov 3, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    Looks good wolf. So the fasteners only go through the sheet metal? How strong do you say that rack is?
     
  7. Nov 4, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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    Look up the "turn signal mod"

    Yup the fasteners where actually pretty thick, and the roof was MUCH thicker than i was expecting. so i have absolutely zero worries about strength. I am not going to ever put more than 100 up there because the basket i plan to get is only rated that far. The landing pads and fasteners where rated at 150lbs and honestly i can believe it. After install i tried to "break them" and i was shaking the whole truck and the rack didn't move a millimeter.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    Thanks so much that's exactly what I wanted to know. I'l be doing the same thing for my truck as it looks to be the most economical and aesthetically pleasing way to mount up a rack on xtra cabs. I've been searching for quite some time and this seems to be the solution. Cheers!
     
  9. Nov 5, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    so one of the fasteners broke i called yakima and they sent me a new one with 1 day shipping for 11 bucks...i think its fair so the back part of the rack should be one next weekend.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    does anyone know if the yakima megawarrior is too wide for a first gen camper top? trying to decide between the megawarrior or loadwarrior
     
  11. Jul 19, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    HERE YA GO: MEGA - 52" x 48" x 6" 35lbs

    LOAD - 44" x 39" x 6.5" 25lbs
     
  12. Jul 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    i have but i still can decide, the megawarrior hangs over the side just a tiny bit while the loadwarrior doesnt. im just trying to see if the megawarrior will look retarded on it or not
     
  13. Jul 4, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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    veg hed, What you did with the racks on your truck is exactly what I want to do with my '04. What base is that on the canopy? Thule 300?
     
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    How does the rack hold to heavier weights if the only support is from the sheet metal? Are the holes centered on the roof supports?
     
  15. Jul 5, 2015 at 7:55 PM
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    I actually bought a new camper shell since I posted that pic. Here's what I have now:

    Thule TB 60 Tracks
    http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/produ.../thule-tb60-top-tracks-60-inch-tb60-_-6432999

    3101 fit kit (these bolt onto the tracks) and the 460 Podiums. (you'll need the 4 pack)
    http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/produ...odium-foot-half-pack-4602-wkit-3101-_-1139650

    And LB58 Load Bars.
    http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/produ...cks/racks-load-bars/thule-squarebar-58-_-3566

    Option 2 would be the Thule Gutter Foot Pack 300 with the Artificial Rain Gutter 542. That is what was on my old camper shell also with the LB58 Load Bars.

    http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/produ...-racks/feet/thule-gutter-foot-pack-300-_-1008

    http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/produ...ories/thule-artificial-raingutters-542-_-1036
     
  16. Jul 14, 2015 at 2:33 AM
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    Thank you for the informative reply. Just curious why you switched to the TB 60 tracks? From your pics it looks like the 1064 clips rubbed on the door and maybe an air leak from the door seal being squashed.? Do the tracks work better? Did you have to take the headliner out to mount them? I don't plan on putting a lot of weight up there, just a clipper canoe.
     
  17. Jul 16, 2015 at 6:45 AM
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    I hacked up a rack off a wrecked blazer... PITA but it looks ok I think and it works...

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  18. Aug 12, 2015 at 6:10 PM
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    Sorry for the late reply. I've been working out in the wilderness for the past 3 weeks.

    Anyway, the TB60 Tracks go on the camper shell above the bed. I switched because I liked the versatility of being able to move the foot packs and bars up and down. But the false gutter mounts worked just as well. I switched over when I sold my old camper shell and picked up a new one.

    I also haul a canoe, bikes, a rocket box, wood from Home Depot, whatever, on top and I have never had a problem with either set up.

    The clips on the cab that fit where the door closes have never caused an air leak or water leak in the 3+ years they have been on there. It's an easy install and I did not have to take out the headliner.

    I know some people just drill into the top of the cab and permanently mount racks but I would never do this. To me it doesn't make sense because Thule makes an alternative that is super easy to install without removing the headliner and without drilling into your cab. Plus if you put some weight on there I'd image it would dent your cab. But that's just my 2 cents.
     
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