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Stock vs. After Market Roof Rack?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by raskal311, Sep 14, 2009.

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Stock vs. After market what is better

Poll closed Oct 14, 2009.
  1. Stock Toyota

    26 vote(s)
    54.2%
  2. After maker: Yakima,Thule or similar racks.

    22 vote(s)
    45.8%
  1. Sep 14, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    raskal311

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    I’m pretty active, bike, snow board, fish ect.. I’m looking to get a roof rack to hull my new kayak and other toys. What could handle more abuse the stock Toyota roof rack or an after market like a Thule or Yakima? I like the stock due to the hide away cross bars and I’m thinking the Yakima would be a little noisy. But the stock looks a bit flimsy so I’m a little lost.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Sep 14, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    raskal311

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    Reef rack:D its roof rack... I have a reef aquarium.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    raskal311

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    Anyone? Also is the taco gutterless or does it have a gutter? I'm thinking it has a gutter but want to make sure.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    The Taco has gutters. Look at the roof of a VW CC for an example of the opposite approach.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    azTRD

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    I've been thinking about a roof rack for my kayaks and would rather go with the Toyota rack... simply because I prefer the look of them over an aftermarket setup.

    It is my understanding that the Toyota racks are only rated for 80 lbs. but I saw an installation post and the guy said the documentation stated 100 lbs.

    My kayaks are ~40 lbs each, so if the Toyota racks are rated for 100 lbs. I may go that route.

    The kayaks are the only thing that I would need to put on the roof... everything else can go in the bed. I really like what SnoBoarder did with his rack on the bed of his truck. Check it out here:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/37641-snoboarders-rig.html
     
  6. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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  7. Sep 14, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    had aftermarket noisy
     
  8. Sep 14, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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  9. Sep 14, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    I've heard good things about the Yakima. Not too sure about Thule, etc.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    I've had my Thule on since March 2007 no issues or noise with the fairing. Its on 24/7, had 3 Wilderness kayaks (150lbs) up there but usually its just two & using J-Hulls. I throw my skis & boards under the tonneau, don't like the salt exposure.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    I had the Yakima roof rack. Loved it!!! Ended up installing the stock roof rack though.:D
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Sep 15, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    Why did you switch to the stock?
     
  13. Sep 15, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    I liked how you could stow away the bars. It was quieter as well. The Yakima fairing wasnt the quietest.:eek:
     
  14. Sep 15, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    Yeah, since I have some what of a hookup for stock parts I think I'll be going with the stock rack. Either that or get a hitch and bed extender and just transport the kayak stuck out 9 food. The only issue I have is i'll be pretty hard for me to load it on to the top of the cab all by myself.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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  16. Sep 15, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    Yeah I saw that already, I dont like the look of the full bed rack and I can't remove it and store it when i'm not using it.
     
  17. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:15 AM
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    I know this isn't a roof rack & you don't want a full bed rack but these will hold 450lbs of whatever you wanna haul, can be adj down to bed level, off & on truck in 5 minutes & are very storable when not in use. They are a bit pricey but much more secure hauling 2 12' kayaks on the highway than the J shaped racks on the factory racks on my car are by far...
    [​IMG]
     
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