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Stock factory roof rails strength

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blackhawke88, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Aug 11, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    Are our stock 2nd gen roof rails sturdy enough to support a roof light rack setup in off road situations? like this one:
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  2. Aug 11, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    or would a cab cage be needed to support that weight?
     
  3. Aug 11, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    I would do something similar to what Alex did. If you are going to be jumping your truck than it might not hold.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    Im not a big fan of the lights behind the cab tho...I know on a double cab there are ten weld nuts up there, what about on the access cab? If the light rack is supported by all the weld nuts, and is under 160 lbs (what a lot of factory roof racks are rated), it should hold up alright, shouldnt it?
     
  5. Aug 11, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    damn, i dont think the access cabs even came with pre-drilled holes with weld nuts in the roof :(
     
  6. Aug 11, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    Yes. Its some type of metal and pretty well built.
     
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