Roof Rack Recommend for my Tacoma?

javelinadave

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After last weeks trip I decided that a roof rack would be an awesome addition to my truck. I want to retain the sunroof tilt function so that eliminates quite a few options. I'm considering the Prinsu, Victory and the Front Runner but am open to other peoples success stories. I don't want a light bar so each has that option and the Front Runner has a fairing option. Any proven suggestions?

Prinsu
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Victory 4x4
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Front Runner
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D901560

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This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but it fits my needs very well. I mounted a Yakima round cross bar set up using the the factory roof mounting points under weather stripping that would normally be used for the the factory roof rails option. Around the house I normally use the the cross bars for carting paddle boards and kayaks to the lake. For camping I got some extra Yakima round bar clamps to secure a awning. You can use a basket or any other rack accessory with this set up. The crossbar feet have a release mechanism to remove the crossbars while the base of the feet stay mounted to the truck. Great feature for trips when I don't need the rack and want to get a little better mpg or a visit to the car wash.
 

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blueboy

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After last weeks trip I decided that a roof rack would be an awesome addition to my truck. I want to retain the sunroof tilt function so that eliminates quite a few options. I'm considering the Prinsu, Victory and the Front Runner but am open to other peoples success stories. I don't want a light bar so each has that option and the Front Runner has a fairing option. Any proven suggestions?

Prinsu
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Victory 4x4
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Front Runner
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All look nice especially constructed from aluminum. What caught my eye is Front Runner has various mounting systems which shows me the design team was thinking about various applications. Certainly a step up from the steel Brownchurch rack on my Rangie! Good luck on your choice.
 

javelinadave

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Installed a Prinsu rack that I bought up at Overland Expo West. 40+ pounds of thick aluminum goodness. The air dam touches the roof so I need to install some 3M clear car bra material. I'll get pictures up in the next couple of days.
 
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