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Roof rack questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by FightFire48, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    FightFire48

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    Okay so i've looked all over the internet to find towers and crossbars for my 04 tacoma dbl cab and everything leads me nowhere. I don't have anything n my roof right now so i need the towers and crossbars, also i wanna put a thule safari rack on top so i can install lights and other accessories. If anyone has done this could you post pictures as well. Thanks this is a major pte for some odd reason.
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    This is what im working with thanks
     
  2. Mar 23, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    deeztaco

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    I just installed Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack on my 2002 last night. Really easy and took about 30 minutes. I am also looking to get the safari cage as well. Hope this helps.

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  3. Mar 23, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    what is the setup in the bed of your truck?
     
  4. Mar 23, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    atown: Could you post pics of the front of your truck. I am thinking of painting my grille black like urs.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    Wilderness rack on Thule bars on my access cab

    sorry they're crappy cell phone pics :(
     
  6. Mar 23, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    off topic, but what size tires do you have and whats the MPG?
     
  8. Mar 23, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    DIY Bike Rack. It's still a work in progress. I tested it out this weekend and need to make the clamps on the bar more secure. The idea came from research on DIY projects from truck and MTB forums. I wanted something other than having to take my front tires off everytime I want to take my bikes out. I also take my beach cruisers out so taking front tire off isn't an option.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    I thought that might be the case. Here is a similar concept made from PVC. I can't take credit for the design nor picture (not mine) but I built a similar one for storage in my basement. You might be able to hi-jack some ideas from it.

    Make your own Bike Rack

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  10. Mar 24, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    Good pictures guys. I'm looking at doing something like that or a Bull Bar and Mounting Driving lights there?
     
  11. Mar 24, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    i will put the photos up tonight and i did not paint my grile. I just bought an aftermarket one of ebay that mated perfectly. The one i orignally had that i painted turned to shit cause i live in the northwest and there is sand on the roads and rocks so i got a lot of chips. So i recommend just purchasing a new one IMO.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    Thanks man this helped out a lot I am definately going to go this route. Was there anything specific when you purchased these towers? Also how much did it run you if you dont mind me asking?
     
  13. Mar 24, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    33x12.50 - 15 is the tire size that i have. I just put the tires on this past weekend but as sooon as i find something out you will know. I had to install a 3" toytec aal lift. I don't have any rubbing going on unless im at full turn and hit a speed bump like in a parking garage or something.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    question how did you run the wires for your lights? Did you have to drill into the cab?
     
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    The front lights i ran down the driver side of the windshield, the wires fit perfect between the window and some of the weather stripping but I dk how it is on the 1st Gen. However for the lights i have on the back of the rack (2 bed lights/backup light) i wired by running the wire down the backside of the suicide door then under the foot of the door frame where my other wires are running then through the firewall under the steering wheel.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    Hopefully this helps

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  17. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:55 AM
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    Can you put a roof rack on a 1st gen xtended cab??? Potential use would be for added luggage space
     
  18. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Yes and no. There is not a rack made for it however you can do a custom install using the Thule Tracker system. PM or Email me if you want more info. I have gone over this a bunch of times with my Thule Rep (I am a Thule and Yakima dealer so I bug him a lot).
     
  19. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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    It was really easy. I purchased it from local bicycle shop. I looked at Yakima web site first so that I knew what to ask for and to make sure I didn't get sold the incorrect parts. The bicycle shop was spot on about knowing what I needed. Besides the qtower sets and the bars I also purchased the set of 6 locks. The 6 locks covered the qtowers and will also cover the cage when I get it.

    Cost was about $225 for everything.
     
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