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What do you have mounted to your PrinSu Roof Rack?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by xxtsohgxx, May 10, 2019.

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If you could only choose one ...

  1. Roof Rack Mounted Lightbar

    15 vote(s)
    39.5%
  2. Front Bumper Mounted Lightbar

    23 vote(s)
    60.5%
  1. May 14, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    Hstone556

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  2. May 15, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    Teegs

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    I'm starting to research communications and stuff. What is this kind of antenna for and what kind is it?
     
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  3. May 15, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    Teegs

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    *faceplam* RLY????

    Dammit they told me I couldn't do that.

    *sets off to buy the damn things finally*

    Oh wait, you drilled the bars out? That makes sense too, and will be easy.
     
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  4. May 15, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    Quicksander17

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    I'm going to to go with a amber bumper lightbar first for sure. Cuts through rain, snow and fog much better than up top.
     
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  5. May 15, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    xxtsohgxx

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    That's a good point. For those that do have bumper light bars or fog lights, do you only use them when there is no oncoming traffic? I am curious to see if they are blinding to other drivers.
     
  6. May 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    The Cali Raised LED 3x2 Amber Pods are awesome during the day but a little too high for oncoming traffic or within 1,000 ft behind someone so I switch them off in those proximities.
     
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  7. May 15, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    The only lights that should be used on the road are DOT/SAE compliant fogs, i.e. actually legal to run fog lights. They'll have a cut off so they don't blind oncoming drivers. Anyone who runs anything else on the road with oncoming traffic is an asshole.
     
  8. May 16, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    @Comatose was working on mounting a Potato Cannon. He never updated his thread to give us an update.
     
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  9. May 16, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    @Comatose is the big ghey for teasing us and not finishing the job. :rofl:
     
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  10. May 16, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    Justanotherhemi Tin Foil Special Edition

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    He is my homie, and future Tejas resident after the wedding, but he did disappoint me with this project
     
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  11. May 16, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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  12. May 16, 2019 at 9:47 PM
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    Rotopax, maxtraxx, ARB awning and recovery box (shovel, emergency kit, two chairs, and table).

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  13. May 17, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    I like the ARB awning, looks like it is a perfect fit.
     
  14. May 17, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    Ya, not a fan of the ones that extend pass the front or rear of the cab.

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  15. May 17, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    What size awning is that? How did you attach it... what brackets?

    It looks great, and this is exactly what I'd like to do.
     
  16. May 17, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    I have some side lights (rigid scene lights) and some BD S2's off the back. I do put kayak racks on there when needed (decade old yakima cradles that go on a 1x1 square bar... so I had to buy and extra 1x1 crossbar when I got my prinsu). I also have a thule fishing rod holder (Castaway, since discontinued) which I've put on there, but now that goes on a bed rack.

    I run the wires for the lights down through a wire loom attached to the side of the windshield (drivers side) and into the engine bay connected to a switch pro.

    I'm not really too enamored with the profile of the rigid scene lights, but too lazy to try and find a lower profile solution. every 3 to 4 months I research BD rock lights, but then remember that I don't think they make anything to be able to angle them downward.

    I have a hard shelled case ready to go, but I'm trying to figure out the hardware to mount and remove easily (knobs instead of nuts). Most people seem to use lock nuts, but my truck won't fit in my garage with the box on top, so I'm trying to find a solution for easy on easy off. I also don't really have anything to put in the box yet (recovery gear wish list created, but not acted upon yet), so I'm in no real rush.

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  17. May 17, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    FlyingMonkey

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    Do any of you guys find the Prinsu deflector LOUD at interstate speeds? I find mine so loud that when I'm not using the full rack I keep the wind deflector shifted behind the sunroof to cut down on the noise. When I went to burning man last year I put a section of pipe insulation on the front edge and it worked perfectly...ugly as hell, but effective. I've been wanting to do a more elegant solution with EVA foam or similar, just haven't gotten around to it. I talked to Prinsu when I first got it, and they offered a little clip-on strip for like $25 that was supposed to cut down on the noise...but it seemed pricey for something that didn't fill that gap between the deflector and roof, which is where I discovered the howling was coming from.

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  18. May 17, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    I'm not either unless there's a prinsu on the back as well. The large ones just have so much more utility.

    My truck but only had the awning up there a week before I sold it, since I'm moving towards a soft topper.

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  19. May 17, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    Teegs

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    Bruh - you can do much better than that. Lemme help you out. :cheers:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ANO6RVI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Edit: Also, adjust the deflector to its lowest setting to close the gap more.

    Edit edit: Ok I need take the time to read. lol. You've done all that. Yeah man I got nothing - that weather stripping did the job for me perfectly.
     
  20. May 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Hextall

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    Do you have the wind deflector attached in the lowest position so that the bottom edge touches the roof (with a protective strip on it)? That should solve a bit of it. However, I have do this, and still close the sunshield on my sunroof to reduce windnoise when on the highway.
     

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