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Roof racks

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mytattootears, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    mytattootears

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    Hey guys I need help finding some roof racks to hold my hi jack, spare tire, lights and all sorts of shit. Pls post some pictures and if you have a site that would be lots of help
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    TacomaJPP

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    I bought some "Q" towers from Yakima. Their website is okay, but if you find a local dealer, they can help out tremendously. I also mounted (permanently) Yakima towers on my campershell as well.

    With the Q-Towers and some bars, you can then add a basket or whatever you want.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    bikewrench

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    I would go with Thule and in fact did. I have seen the Yak bars rust through. The Thule stuff is beef. It's the brand that we recommend at the shop. If the customer wants Yak, we'll order it. All of our cars have Thule systems and they have been bombproof. Yak stuff is usually cheaper, but not quite as nice. The one exception that I make is that the Yak LoadWarrior is way better priced than the Thule Moab. There are also all kinds of mounts for the accessories you mentioned. I would suggest a Thule base system(feet, fit kit and load bars) and the Yak basket.

    I just used Thule's direct mount roof kit the TK14 on my bedrails and then got some 65" loadbars to make a bed cargo system. The feet are press button release and have lock cores to prevent theft. Here''s a pic.
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  4. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    Richard Cranium

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    Here's mine...
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    http://www.hannibalsafari.com/product.php?productid=31&cat=10&page=1

    I'm not even sure if they still sell this rack, but this is what it is. The pic on the website is actually my truck now - Hannibal traded it in and I just happened to buy it, roof rack already installed (bastages took off the CBI bumpers :( though). I would've never payed that price for the rack, but it was already installed! It's verrry well made.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    Check out surco and defender racks
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    i would like one for mine
     
  8. Jan 1, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Ok just bought some Yakima q towers and some bars, but now having trouble finding some a basket or what ever they are called. I'm trying to put my spare tired and my hi jack on it. If you guys can help me find a good deal . I'll post some picture of my new rack tomorrow when I install it
     
  9. Jan 1, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    Find yourself a friend who knows how to weld hi-tensile steel....super lightweight and strong. Plus you define design for your application. A few pics of mine....I plan to line x it at some point, but for now rattle can black will have to do. Total cost....$150


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  10. Jan 1, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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  11. Jan 2, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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  12. Jan 2, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    look in the sig, yakima rack system with load warrior basket, yakima makes a axle/shovel mount, spare tire mount that holds up to a 35in, and a high lift jack mout for the basket, let me know if u have any ?s i love mine and it is a very sturdy mounting system that is no drill
     
  13. Jan 2, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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  14. Jan 2, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Where did you find those adapters for axe/shovel and spare tire mounts? I haven't seen any by Yakima.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    yakima makes em, i dont have em but i know they make em, just google "load warrior axe/shovel mount" and look around, you'll find em
     
  16. Jan 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    weazel

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    This is just a few racks I have made for my own trucks but I have been thinking about building for others if interested. These racks were all made with 1" x .064 tubing light but strong enough.
    San Diego area
    2 pics off my big truck
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    2 pics of my Tacoma
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  17. Jan 3, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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    mytattootears

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    Geez weasel that is a nice home made rack, I don't really like the Yakima warrior rack, I was thinking surco rack but it's like 500 buxs that don't feel like spending since I have a 79 pickup that I'm working on. And maybe getting a 91 pickup for 500 buxs from a friend
     
  18. Jan 3, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    There are some really nice racks out there but for me to spend $500.00 to $1000.00 I decided to build my own. My friend was looking at a Gobi for his 4runner $1300.00 :eek:. My build quality might not be the same but I can save him $1000.00 :D and get what he wants.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    mytattootears

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  20. Jan 3, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    Thanks. I was going to go with Surco because I didn't know Yakima made mounts for their rack. Does anyone have an opinion on Yakima versus Surco? Any help is appreciated.
     
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