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Thule 422XT XK1 adapter Installation question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rotorpilot, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Rotorpilot

    Rotorpilot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bed Extender (in the works: Rigid Industries Rock Light kit, Amp PowerSteps, Matte Grey TRD wheels with KO BFG's)
    Am I installing this properly on my 2012?
    The way I have it the clamp portion of the adapter essentially clamps onto the bottom rail of the track.
    Is that right?
    when I tighten it down it pulls the whole base towards the inside of the bed. (i dont have the uprights in yet) but it pulls it in maybe at a 20degree angle.
    doesnt seem right...
    any tricks or tips?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    Enzo

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    i took some pics of mine-hope this helps.

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  3. Dec 23, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    Surf216

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    I'm having the same issue. Maybe the bed changed on the 2012? I thought the were supposedly no changes from the dashboard back.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:10 AM
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    Rotorpilot

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    Bed Extender (in the works: Rigid Industries Rock Light kit, Amp PowerSteps, Matte Grey TRD wheels with KO BFG's)
    I am attaching some photos of my install & what I had to do to make it fit...
    On the bottom of my 4 base uprights were thesse black pieces of rubber with a built in molded "lip" - I'm assuming for cushion on the bed rails.
    Well, I had to remove all of the black rubber to reveal a nice clean, flat piece of aluminum.
    After I did that - they set on the bedrail and attached to the track via the XK1 adapter perfectly.
    Like someone else said - they have a very particular fit.
    If it dosent seem right, its probably not...
    Once you get it these racks are awesome!
    I've only carried a small load of lumber up there but it was solid as could be.

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  5. May 28, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Kyakker

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    I had the same problem while trying to install the racks on my 2015 Tacoma. I bought them for my 2008 and they worked fine but when I installed them on my new truck they tilted in and was near impossible to put in the uprights. I called the dealer where I bought them and was told I had to buy a whole new rack system since Toyota had probably modified the rail system. I went ahead and removed the rubber gaskets like Rotorpilot suggested and they straightened right up and now the uprights just glide in like they are suppose to! Thanks for advice!
     

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