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The rubber strips on top of the cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JCBigler, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    JCBigler

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    So I noticed today, that sometime within the last couple of days, the black rubber strip on top of the cab on the passenger side has come off. Is there a technical name for these? Since I'll have to get it replaced, I'd like to call it by it's official name when I talk to the shop.

    PS, do these come off easily? Not sure when it did, but I suspect foul play. :mad:

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  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Foul play for sure.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    They can fly off.. I peeled mine up when doing sat radio install..if they ever get jarred doing some work, going down the highway they will come off. You will surely hear the banging/flapping tho
     
  4. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    ^Maybe at 220mph.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    They do come off. People have had them rip off in car washes, and blow off on highways. One guy on here actually suffered roof damage as it began to lift off and banged the shit out of his roof.

    I'm surprised nobody has come up with an aftermarket solution that's more durable than rubber strips. Because sooner or later, the UV up where I am is just going to eat them away anyways.

    Since you have a DC maybe it's time to pick up an OEM roof rack.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    dYL0n

    dYL0n ระดับอาวุโส สมาชิกอาวุโส

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    What size cab do you have? I can get you part #'s
     
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  7. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    TJGARZA84

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    If interested i actually have 2 pairs of them.No i didnt steal them. I actually had 2 different Tacomas i put roof racks on and i still have the roof strips.PM me if interested im in San Antonio,Tx and can ship and do the deal via pay pal.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    Look in a local junk yard.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    JCBigler

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    I have a double cab, 2010. I sent a PM to a guy in the BST section who had some for sale earlier in the month. If he doesn't have them any more, I'll get in touch with TJGAR.

    Called the dealer, they wanted $104 for them, plus $4 for mounting clips or something.

    These shouldn't be that hard to replace right? They look like they were just glued on.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    the mounting clips need to be glued on - as for the molding itself it kinda just sits in the real snug.Its kinda sad if it was stolen. But as easy as they come off i can see why someone feels its easier to steal to work hard and buy em.

    I actually put them for sale in the bst section a few weeks ago and had several pms but no one followed through.Like i said if interested just let me know. Good Luck.
     
  11. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    I'm also missing the passenger side one but it came like that when I got it used
     
  12. Jan 27, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    Do those strips serve a purpose other than just filling the gaps when you don't have a roof rack? I've always curious why they were even there on my access cab.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    I had the passenger side blow off my truck when i was test driving it, it had 4 miles on it. The dealership put a new one back on when i bought the truck and that one started peeling off so i had to take it back in. The must of used something better the second time because ive not had any problems since, June 07.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    :rolleyes: search the forums..it happens.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    tacomas in junk yards? ha ya good luck i have been to 5 in my area in SC and not a single one
    well jk there is one but it is stripped
     
  16. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    Throw a roof rack on there! Don't even have to mod em for the double cabs.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    bumper to bumper warranty.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    Yup, I watched mine fly off while driving on the highway (I was going pretty fast though). I thought about stopping to pick it up, but I was under warranty so I just got it replaced. The dealership said it's somewhat common on new trucks as the factory doesn't always put them on correctly.
     
  19. Jan 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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  20. Jan 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    So this should be covered under warranty then. I'll call again tomorrow and see what they say about replacing it under warranty. I still need to have the rear leaf spring, and HVAC blower motor replaced also--maybe I can just roll it all up into one trip.
     
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