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Thule Xsporter question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Eternal24k, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Eternal24k

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    Anybody with a Thule Xsporter and a full size bed have photos of how low the racks can be adjusted? I want to double check that they can go lower than the cap.
    Also, any other input would be great, ability to move easily?

    I miss my TracRac sliding system, trying to find an alternative that will allow me to park in the garage.
    thanks
     
  2. Jul 2, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    I don't have the 6' bed but I'm sure the plastic bed material flares at the bottom just like my 5' does. I cut the bottom of mine and it sits below the cab.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    I have the thule racks and a 6 foot bed, without cutting the bottom of the racks mine can be set about an inch or two below the top of the cab
     
  4. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    here ya go, the bottom of the racks hit the inside of the bed where the cubby and outlet are as you can see. i bought the racks and toolbox the day after i bought my truck, i use them all the time. i think these are much cleaner looking compared to the trac racks or a traditional steal lumber rack. if you get these make sure you use the rubber strips, without them the racks will whistle bad. i cut the rubber things into 3 sections , one long section for the middle and two little strips about 4 inches for the ends. if you do this you can leave the stops on and still have the rubber strip, or take the stops off so it looks cleaner haha. i fit into my 6 foot garage door no problem.

    tacoma.jpg
    thule racks.jpg
     
  5. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    oh ya, and you can buy the clamps to make the racks compatable with the tacoma bed utility track or whatever, i think it was like 60 more, you can see them in the picture
     
  6. Jul 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    thanks for all the replys.
    Looks like one is definitely in my future
     
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    I know this is old, one quick question, so for sure the rack stop at that lip in the bed near the cubby and outlet? and the only way to get it lower is to cut the rack length?
     
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