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Roof Rack Poll

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LBPtaco, Mar 25, 2010.

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Which Roof Rack is the BEST?

  1. OEM

    43.8%
  2. THULE

    19.0%
  3. YAKIMA

    19.6%
  4. CUSTOM

    8.1%
  5. OTHER

    9.6%
  1. Sep 14, 2010 at 8:50 AM
    #101
    fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

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    The OEM rack has worked well for hauling the canoe and 16 ft. lumber when pared with one of those racks that hook to your trailer hitch receiver. This one pivots and the width adjusts. I can load and unload this long ass canoe by myself.
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    At this angle, the boat looks like it is close to the windshield, but it's not even close.
     
  2. Sep 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM
    #102
    cobrakenny

    cobrakenny Well-Known Member

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    Wow fishshooter, that really is one long ass canoe!
    Better put a big ole red flag on there for all those idiots out there trying to drive while texting!!!
     
  3. Sep 14, 2010 at 1:10 PM
    #103
    fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I tie a red bandana and orange surveyors tape to the end. Some people will still pull under it at red lights. Good thing it is so high above most vehicles.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2010 at 6:48 PM
    #104
    Surf Taco

    Surf Taco Greg

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    07 Taco, X-1, Thorley Headers, 6" Lift 17"Rim
    6" lift 17" rims/tires X-One TRD intake & exhaust L2S Sport Rack System
    I use both Thule & Yakima accessories on my truck. But I don't have anything over 10' long so I can use my truck bed rack option i.e. L2S Sport Rack System. I do mount Kayaks, bikes, surfboards, cargo boxes, etc. I love it! It works perfect on the Toyota rail system.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Sep 23, 2010 at 7:35 PM
    #105
    romafern

    romafern Well-Known Member

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    stock and very pissed about the issues
    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    Get Yakima. Been using them for over 12 yrs on all sorts of stuff. Don't listen to those knuckle heads for the other brands like Thule. Go Yakima. You will not regret it.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2010 at 7:37 PM
    #106
    RobbKruger

    RobbKruger Wasting away in the frozen North

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    Access Bed cover, Access tailgate gasket, OEM Roof Rack, Garmin 780 12V bed outlet mod 120V in the console mod "Don't steal my tailgate" mod Yakima Lowrider rack mounted to OEM rack with Thule Cascade XT carrier Avid Arctic bar SOON TO COME - OME 885 lift kit
    Thanks to this site... and Squad314 in particular, I went the OEM rack route and added a set of Yakima Lowrider clamps and a set of 58" bars, mounted to the OEM bars in the stowed position. The fixed spread on the OEM bars leaves a bit to be desired, so the Yakima set up gives great flexibility without scuffing up the cab paint.
    I have had my Thule Cascade XT loaded with camping gear along with 3 Mtn bikes on the rack and hauled it 400 miles and it's rock solid.

    Gotta get some pics next time.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:35 AM
    #107
    Surf Taco

    Surf Taco Greg

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    6" lift 17" rims/tires X-One TRD intake & exhaust L2S Sport Rack System
    Looking forward to seeing your picts! Here's a pic of my Taco Cover:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:47 AM
    #108
    Squid

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    Debadged, Factory Roof Rack, Black Nerf Bars, Black MB Chaos Wheels, 265-75-16 BFG All Terrain T/A KOs, Rear Leaf TSB, Body Colored Grill with center sprayed black
    Wow! Nice looking 'Taco Cover'! Where can I get one of those? ;)
     
  9. Sep 24, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    #109
    cobrakenny

    cobrakenny Well-Known Member

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    Damn man, I don't think anyone can match that Taco cover!!! Can you build those in mass quantities???
     
  10. Sep 24, 2010 at 10:25 AM
    #110
    whitebread

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    Leer 100XL and a bunch of off-roading scars.
    Send me a PM if you ever decide to part with that cover! :)
     
  11. Sep 24, 2010 at 12:08 PM
    #111
    rsxftw

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    I bought my truck with the oem rack on it, is there any snowboard holding attachments for the OEM rack?
     
  12. Sep 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM
    #112
    yellowlab

    yellowlab Active Member

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    Stock TRD, but ordered up 5100 Billys. Grillcraft, Pioneer Avic with NAV, DVD, Backup Camera, Ungo Box, Truck Cover Tonneau, TRD seat covers, Weather Teks, Toyota Side steps,
    THULE with Yakima Box, custom track rail mount onto the rails of the Truck Covers USA rolling tonneau cover. 417 feet or 430 feet with TK1 adaptors. Low profile, fits in my garage and parking garages and frees up bed and keeps gear dry!

    IMG_0186.jpg
     
  13. Sep 24, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    #113
    romafern

    romafern Well-Known Member

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    stock and very pissed about the issues
    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    Not bad yellowlab. If I did not want my shell, I'd done similar.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2010 at 5:25 PM
    #114
    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Glad that it worked out for you Robb. :)
     
  15. Oct 14, 2010 at 5:03 PM
    #115
    JLink

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    Just a note about what people are saying about Thule and Yakima or similar racks damaging the paint..

    They are not designed to be left on the vehicle permanently, although they certainly can be left on all the time, as that is what most people do. What is recommended, is that you at least take them off once a year to do a thorough wash and wax of the roof, especially waxing where the feet sit on the paint. As far as rubber door seals starting to leak, proper maintenance can help that too, although I have never had a problem with them leaking. 303 aerospace protectant or something similar should be applied to all rubber seals and and plastics, especially those exposed to the elements.

    I have had thule racks on all of my vehicles and I am a certified installer for Thule and Yakima as I have worked part time for Eastern Mountain Sports for almost 5 years now.

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  16. Oct 14, 2010 at 5:05 PM
    #116
    mmmooretx

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    I got the OEM unit when I got my 2011 Taco 4X4 off road, however I do like the Surco rack with the light and shovel/ax storage options. However I do not think they make a Surco Safari Rack that bolts to the OEM unit.
    The search goes on....
     
  17. Nov 7, 2010 at 5:12 PM
    #117
    Pingo

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    There's a guy locally selling a roof rack off an access cab 2nd gen... Would this fit on my 1st gen access cab with minimal modification or not?
     
  18. Nov 7, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    streetdriven

    streetdriven Tampa OG

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    just put my thule 480 rack on this weekend and I love it. Already used my J rack to put on my Kayak everything worked out perfect
     
  19. Nov 7, 2010 at 7:32 PM
    #119
    kauaibuilt

    kauaibuilt U no kea but AINOFEA!

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    Inno here. Reason is that they had the optional cool extenders you can add to the end of the bars to hang stuff from. Saved some $$$ over the more well known racks. Relatively unknown company but from what the guy at the shop said is taht they're huge in Asia and their stuff usually fits Asian cars better then other brands. Only thing I dont like about them is that theres no "1-key" system. So I have a key for the 4 feet, a key for the Yakima bike rack, and a key for the yakima box. Other reason is that Inno also makes the truck bed kit and I can just move bars down to there if I need to - much more secure then other bed kits out there IMHO.
     
  20. Nov 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM
    #120
    TRD4x4JIM

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    4.0L V6 DOHC 24V 236hp 5 Speed Auto trans Part Time 4x4 2 Speed Transfer case Auto LSD, 16" TRD wheels, VSC TRAC TPMS, TRD OFF-ROAD EXTRA VALUE PACKAGE.... OFF-ROAD TUNED Suspension, Bilstein Shocks... Locking Differential.. VSC + ATRAC , HAC, DAC, SKID PLATES TOW HOOKS POWER INVERTER,FOG LAMPS , WINDOW TINT, RUNNING BOARDS ROOF RACK DOOR SILL PROTECTORS hot plug for my cell phone... A R E camper shell
    this is my o e m

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