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Thule Xsporter question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Eternal24k, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Eternal24k

    Eternal24k [OP] Well-Known Member

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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. Enzo

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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.
     
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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
     
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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.

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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
     
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    thanks for all the replys.
    Looks like one is definitely in my future
     
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