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Roof Rack - Why??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nick54, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    Nick54

    Nick54 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering here, if you installed an OEM roof rack (not bought the truck with it on form the factory), why did you do it, you just like the look or you bought it for function? (75lb load seems weak) Ok I'll tell you why I'm asking, cause I'm thinking about buying one but don't know why? Now how do ya like that? go figure.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    mentose457

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    I think they are ugly as sin. They remind me of Rufio's hair from the movie Hook.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    I think they look awesome, and add a certain 'ruggedness' to the truck. I'm just too lazy to mod one to fit my access cab. :eek:
     
  4. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    RUFIO RUFIO RU-FI-OOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!

    totally with you on that one though. i hate them
     
  5. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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  6. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I really like my OEM roof rack! I used to put my snowboards on top of it cause my bed would always be full of other stuff for the trips. But I bought a rack for my bed so I dont even use my roof rack anymore to be honest.:cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    As far as I can tell , it's a rack that mounts on the roof .

    You would probably put one on to carry items on your roof as opposed to the bed .

    Haters gonna hate .
     
  8. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Aggie97

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    I don't have one yet, but mine would be for use, not looks. I want one to carry my kayak.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    Nick54

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    Now I don't care who ya are that's funny right there.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    Well then sell it to me
     
  11. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    Yes, I think for kayaks and canoes they should be useful, cargo compartments or for bicycles if someone needed that option instead of the bed. For someone moving cross country, or traveling with family on vacation with lots of stuff I could see the value, but I wouldn't buy it just for looks, but rather for an intedned purpose or need.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    Every time I see one I mistake the truck for an Explorer Sport...FUNCTION over FORM rules the day so go for it
     
  13. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    Now that clearly speaks to the practical me.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    i actually just put mine on today, and two reasons why

    first: i think it looks really good, i love it.
    second: i plan on using it for extra tie down points like for kayaks, and the load on mine said it can hold 100 lbs.
     
  15. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    Ok thanks for the weight correction.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    Aw, shit, now just go buy it if you want it...;)
     
  17. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    Now that's the ticket, a man who is not afraid to speak his mind or make a decision
     
  18. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    If you want/like the rack put it on, from what I can see you have done a lot to your truck. I say do it it's your truck and you can have it your way. Just my .02.
     
  19. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    man if you wanted a roof rack you should have bought one of those frontiers with the fugly roof racks.

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  20. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    When it comes to ugly, why stop at the roof rack? the whole truck is ugly
     
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