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What size Thule Rack do I need?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by cchicoine, May 1, 2017.

  1. May 1, 2017 at 11:28 AM
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    Hey everyone! I am in the process of getting a 2017 Tacoma TRD Offroad and I need to get a roof rack. Ill have a Leer 100XR topper and I will be putting the rack on top of that. I am a whitewater kayaker so I need the thule crossbars and the longer they are the more kayaks I can haul. My question is, are the 78" bars overkill? What size crossbars do you guys use? Thanks!
     
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    78" is pretty wide. I had 52" on my Taco. They are on my 4Runner now.

    How many yaks are you hauling?
     
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    Normally 4 boats, I'm thinking the 65" might be the better option. thanks for the response!
     
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    Here's a shot of Yakima 60" bars on my Leer 180.20170218_162836.jpg
     
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    I have 54" Rhino Rack bars on my roof.

    I haven't , but I would feel comfortable, putting 4 boats across with a Yakima Big Stack or 2 Yakima Jaylows.
     
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    Unless you are pulling a camper or something else, I'd rather trailer that many yaks.
     
  7. May 1, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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    Which foot packs do you have that fit the Leer? I was under the assumption that Leers only fit Thule? Maybe that's just for the 100XR...
     
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    65" thule crossbar, leer 100 2nd gen , just shy of the width of the truck, ideal length my opinion

    Taco.jpg
     
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    Yes I pull a camper which is why I went with the Rhino Rack setup, it has the highest load rating of 220lb which is within spec of 4 typical 10ft recreational yaks. The 2 I have currently are 54lb and 45lb each.

    The Yakima Bigstack is designed for 4 across loading.
     
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    P.s. i peiced together my rack from ors direct and saved about 50% from what a dealer cost to install. Tracks are indeed universal

    QUOTE="IronPeak, post: 15039236, member: 180799"]Thule tracks for 6ft shell, 22$ each from the "spare parts" depts ORS direct, shorter ones are <20$

    http://www.orsracksdirect.com/thule-853535903-track-single-part.html[/QUOTE]
     
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    This looks perfect, gonna go with the 65". Thanks!
     
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    I currently have a set of yakima 65"s with rain gutter mounts, this is a dumb question but I don't know crap about toppers but would those fit the Leer 100XR?
     
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    The rain gutter feet will not work with tracks. I believe there is a part you can bolt to the topper to simulate a gutter but I don't have any experience with those.
     
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    This is my order, i didnt use the end caps and wouldn't bother with them, I bought my screws and stuff at home depot. The podium feet are for the tracks and are for the old style square bar fyi. So around 300$ with self install.

    Thule 60" Track (Single) 853535903 2 22.00(Shipped)
    UPS Tracking Number:
    1Z0408130368414976
    Thule Track End Cap 8535361 4 1.00
    (Single)(Shipped)
    UPS Tracking Number:
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    Thule Podium 3101 Half 4602, 3101, LB65 2 127.96 Select Single Cross Bar Length =
    Pack Roof Rack System LB65 - 65 inches bar
    4602(Shipped)
    UPS Tracking Number:
    Subtotal 303.92
    Shipping 0.00
    Tax 0.00
    Total 303.92
     
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    Thats what I figured
     
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    That's a whole lot less than I paid for the Yakima stuff...:(
     
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    It depends upon which tower you have attaching the bars to the rain gutter. Some towers have inter-changeable "clips" which interface with the vehicle. Pictures??
     

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