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Old 03-16-2009   #1
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05+ Tacoma truck rack ideas

After a couple years of dealing with my Yakima rack and its shortcomings, I'm looking for new roof rack ideas for my 05 Tacoma truck, custom or off the shelf. I would love to find something that I could strap boats or DH bikes on the sides of the shell as well as above the shell.

Looked at the Cargo-Master style and they seem to be a little overbuilt. Looking for something a little closer fitting but still stronger than the standard Yakima/Thule offerings.

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Old 03-16-2009   #2
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I had a buddy of mine build me a light weight lumber-style rack for my 99 since my shell is non-weight bearing.

The bars are independent of each other to save weight/make it somewhat adjustable.
I've also got drop in mount slots for stacking my playboat and bikes to the sides.

Has worked really well so far (though I need to figure out a better coating for rust protection). Cost me right around $300

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Old 03-16-2009   #3
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Looks like a nice option Storm.

Forgot to mention, part of the issue is the 05+'s composite bed which is not compatible with a lot of the options off the shelf. Guess that's where I'm running into issues.
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Old 03-16-2009   #4
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Had the same issues with Yakimas short comings

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