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Roof Rack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pudge151, Dec 10, 2010.

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What Roof Rack

Poll closed Jan 9, 2011.
  1. OEM

    38 vote(s)
    62.3%
  2. Yakima

    7 vote(s)
    11.5%
  3. Thule

    10 vote(s)
    16.4%
  4. None, just strap a bag on the roof

    6 vote(s)
    9.8%
  1. Dec 10, 2010 at 7:08 AM
    #1
    pudge151

    pudge151 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what one do you suggest?
     
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    SuperTacoma

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    I put the OEM on and I love it. I already had a basket I built for another vehicle so all I needed was the cross bars. The OEM bolted right in and had great instructions. It took me about an hour to install but it was cold and getting dark when I did it.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    pudge151

    pudge151 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i only have about 8-10 inches from my roof to clear the garage door. is OEM the only choice here?
     
  4. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    DCGirl

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  5. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    pudge151

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    i have a soft tri fold tonneau. the bed mount wont work for me, thanks though
     
  6. Dec 10, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    theflyingtosher

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    dude, I went through this just a few months ago, trying to figure out which one to pick/use. After reviewing prices and install difficulty and talking to owners about longevity of said racks, I went with the OEM rack. TRDparts4u had it for $227 shipped and even with only mediocre mechanical skills it took only about 30 mins to install.

    Ive heard good and bad things about all the racks from expenses to damaging the truck/door, wind noise, and really the oem just made the most sense. Plus, the stowable crossbars are pretty sweet. I think everyone's got diff opinions based on diff uses and experiences, so definitely do the research and find out what's best for you fiscally and based on what you need it for.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    JanBoothius

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    I voted Thule, however I would recommend a custom roof rack. That's the only non-fugly option available. In my opinion, the OEM is the worst looking option available; how it holds up to Thule/Yakima's strength/durability, I do not know.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    400lbGorilla

    400lbGorilla ^Son of a hamster, I smell of elderberries.

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    I have the OEM rack with a 2.5 lift on with an Toytec AAL and I put Yakima PowerHound Ski racks on in the winter and I can still park in my garage. It's tight with the Ski racks but they stick up like another 3-4" so you should have plenty of room.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2010 at 4:11 AM
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    Capita

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    My vote is for the OEM which i think is great. I use it with my canoe and it works just fine. I also think its the better looking option around.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    AZBACKCOUNTRY

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    AVID off road weld on sliders, RCI Offroad IFS & transmission Skid (steel),upper grillcraft, OEM color matched front grill color,OEM color matched-rear bumper, ARE MX camper shell, wet Okole realtree seat covers,pelfreybuilt hi lift mounts,Timcha shackle receiver,bulaculla trailer relocate harness,ICON 2.5 Coilovers, ICON tubular UCA's. Allpro expo leafs, SS lines.Bilstein 110 extended rear shocks.prinsu Cabrac.dwreck pod mounts/lights (cube). 20" OK LED bar and BAMF LED light mounts behind grill.tepui awning,rotopax 2 gallon, TREDs and mount , 100 watt renogy solar panel.morningstar PWM 30 charge controller. Pro comp wheels - BFG 265/75/16 AT's. pelfreybilt Aluminum front bumper.
    Yakima- Loadwarrior with extension- Carrying the spare up there now and room for a BIG cooler of beer! It's on a snug top camper so it's off the cab of the truck and with the AVID sliders, I can get to basket and lock and load the gear!

    10 years of Yakima and no problems. The comment about doing was is best fiscally is a good one. The rack systems can add-up in a hurry with parts and accessories. Go to Craigslist , I got a 400.00 rack for 100.00 ( that was used once).

    Good luck and post some pics of your Taco once you get the rack!

    Azbackcountry
     
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