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To roof rack or not to roof rack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by oothefuxdis, Jun 14, 2012.

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Should I get a roof rack

Poll closed Jul 14, 2012.
  1. YES you'll be glad I have one

    66 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. NO you'll never use it

    22 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. Jun 14, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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    oothefuxdis

    oothefuxdis [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm debating getting a roof rack cause I like how they look but I'm wondering just how useful they are?

    For those who have them do you wish you didn't and for those who don't do you wish you did?

    Thanks

    Mike:D
     
  2. Jun 14, 2012 at 5:07 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Nevermind the rack, WTF is that hole the woman fell into? Store has storm shelter? Basement? Panic room? Looks like a store of some sort.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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    oothefuxdis

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    That my friend is a trap door to get in the basement that someone neglected to shut.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2012 at 5:21 AM
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    BassMaster06

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    I have one. I could go either way. I like it, not many people have them on their tacomas, so its nice to have a different look. I seldom use it though. When I did use it, its worked relatively well. I've put kayaks and canoes up there, and even small amounts of lumber that wouldn't fit in the short bed. Its a toss up for me, but since its on there, its not going anywhere.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    PaintDrinkingPete

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    I've actually thought of getting one for that reason, but haven't because I honestly don't know when I'd actually use it...
     
  6. Jun 14, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    There is a thread somewhere here where someone cut down the oem DC rack to fit on an access cab. Looked sweet. Not so much for a regular cab tho, lol.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    Crom

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    That trap door gif is... funny! :thumbsup:

    The only downside to roofracks is wind noise and possibly a small reduction in fuel efficiency. Other than that they are extremely useful.

    The Roof Rack Poll thread has some great pictures in it.

    Anethema did that to his access cab. I think it's pretty innovative. :)Here are some of his pics
     
  8. Jun 14, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    oothefuxdis

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    Good one ,looks like the oem is the more popular one
     
  9. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    Goflight2

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    Love mine, but really for looks only. Exactly what Bassmaster said. It is cool to have something that you don't see on every truck.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    I have a single bar and fairing mounted on my access cab, farther back than most, I actually have the uprights in the frames of the rear access cab doors. Looks good (IMO) with the fairing, and comes in handy for strapping long lumber down or the canoe. (second mounting point for the canoe is a rack coming up off the hitch)

    Ill try to get a picture of it today, but at the moment there is a crazy thunderstorm moving through minneapolis.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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    gtdad66

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    like bassmaster06 said, great for looks and I use on occasion for kayaks but on often
     
  12. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    i want a custom one. OEM will only hold like 100 pounds. a good custom should hold 300+ pounds. and i want off road lights on mine.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    I always liked the look of the oem and it can hold my boat so I am happy.
     
  14. Jun 14, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    oothefuxdis

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    wow how heavy & long is that thing (I get that all the time :bananadance:)
     
  15. Jun 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    Its a 26 foot racing shell made of carbon fiber. Roughly 40 pounds I believe.
     
  16. Jun 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    here we go, single rack bar on an access cab

    rack1.jpg
    rack2.jpg
    rack3.jpg
     
  17. Jun 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    oops...

    rack2.jpg
     
  18. Jun 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    I think that I would like to have one for my kayak. I have a bed extender, but it is really a pain in the a$$
     
  19. Jun 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    One of my first mods on my 06 DC SB was a thule rack.
    It was used for kayaks mostly.
    Iit stayed on year round for almost 5 yrs.
    Took it off when I traded the truck & sold it on CL.
    No leaks or issues, it was worth it for me.

    I had one on my old toyota pickup too looked like Boze except the Xcab did not have a door.

    On the tundra, the kayaks just ride in the back.
     
  20. Jun 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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