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roof runners

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ckeeton, Sep 29, 2010.

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take on roof runners

Poll closed Oct 29, 2010.
  1. like factory roof runners

    58.5%
  2. like the top clean

    41.5%
  1. Sep 29, 2010 at 3:01 PM
    #1
    ckeeton

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    gonna look into roof runners for the truck, i like the look and could use it to tie down stuff to the top once bed is full.
     
  2. Sep 29, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    ecrepeau

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    To me they look like little mickey mouse ears on the truck. Would like the functionality of them, but I can't get past the look of them.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    kilo

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    Same here. I don't care for the factory ones. Get a different brand.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    Capita

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    Love the factory ones. Very functional
     
  5. Sep 30, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    Thucker

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    I installed mine recently. Makes the truck look more sporty. But it actually ads quite a bit of noise with the arms out or when in use.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    ckeeton

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    trd sport with avid off road light bar, avid rock sliders. OEM roof rack, 12' LED light bar, and Sock monkey decals.

    but their good when folded up?
    the only time they will be out is when i have stuff tied up so i will expect some noise haha
     
  7. Sep 30, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    Capita

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    no noise at all when they are folded in
     
  8. Sep 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    ckeeton

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    sweet. prob gonna add the factory ones. like those alot
     
  9. Sep 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    notreallymikie

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    I was thinking about getting those, plus when I get a camper top I'd like to have a rack on it as well. Seems a little much but it will come in handy when I go camping and bring the kayak/bikes/whatever else won't fit in the bed
     
  10. Sep 30, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I first had the Yakima roof rack on my truck and loved them. Kinda noisy with the fairing but I switched to the OEM ones and I like them a lot more!!!:D

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 30, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    aarwolf

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    Just bought a set of OEM. Will put them on tomorrow. I think they look good on most trucks.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    JLink

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    haha hell yea man.. mervin manufacturing makes the best boards. I have a GNU riders choice and a Lib Tech Park Pickle.


    as for my roof rack reccomendations.. I have a Thule roof rack with fairing. real similar to WWFIREFIGHTER's old one
     
  13. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    notreallymikie

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    How much does an OEM set run roughly?
     
  14. Oct 1, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    ckeeton

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    trd sport with avid off road light bar, avid rock sliders. OEM roof rack, 12' LED light bar, and Sock monkey decals.

    the last i saw they were around $212. but prices could vary
     
  15. Oct 1, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    Coreyjon

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    How do the OEM mount to the truck, Yakima?
     
  16. Oct 1, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    Capita

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    The OEM's are really easy to install. You basically haul off the rubber moulding on the roof and they screw right in. The instructions were very clear and easy to understand. I can't find mine at the moment though.

    Not sure about the Yakima, but I'm sure its not too hard
     
  17. Oct 1, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    mentose457

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    I think they are hideous. :p I put my bike and snow board in the bed of my truck where they belong. Roof racks are for cars that dont have any storage. Roof racks on shells are OK. Thats just my opinion though. :D
     
  18. Oct 1, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Silver06Taco

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    Anyone have a picture of the OEM one's folded up?
     
  19. Oct 1, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    Capita

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    Not the best photo, but here are the racks folded in
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    I don't have any photos with them open. I could get some tomorrow if you really want. It's really dark out now.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    Merk

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    can the OEM racks do any damage to the roof akin to how the OEM bug deflectors can damage the hood?
     
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