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Pro Roof Rack Upper Rail Delete

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by ProtoJ, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Jun 7, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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    ProtoJ

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    I just finished installing the upper rail delete kit made by:

    Tom Torretto
    TT Designworks LLC
    714-720-2550

    Kit was very well made and install was straight forward. Now I can add the fly rod vault to the rack and fit in the garage!

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  2. Jun 7, 2021 at 6:10 PM
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    Did not know this was a thing. This is pretty cool!
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2021 at 7:07 PM
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    that looks good & thanks for the info
     
  4. Jun 7, 2021 at 7:13 PM
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    EglSctAndy

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    That’s awesome! What kind of rod vault do you have? I’ve had one for a few years and love it!
     
  5. Jun 7, 2021 at 7:20 PM
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    ProtoJ

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    Denver Oufitters but just sold and getting an Ultimate next week. The new Ultimates come bedlined!
     
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  6. Jun 7, 2021 at 7:22 PM
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    I have the one from DO. Tell me more about the new one…
     
  7. Jun 7, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    Is there a link to this delete kit? Going to save it for a future mod. Looks good!
     
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  8. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    I like it a lot
     
  9. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:36 AM
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    That might actually help a Pro fit in my garage.
     
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  10. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:38 AM
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    very nice,
     
  11. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    Nutmegtheref

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    Wow. Had no idea. Just took off and sold my pro rack as it's wouldn't fit in my garage at the office. Oh well.
     
  12. Jun 8, 2021 at 10:08 AM
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    Excellent! I was eyeing this as well form Tom and this nearly confirms it being a good option. Any other pics or vids of install? And pics from far away?How easy/difficult was install? This will allow me to lift 2/1 now and fit the garage lol
     
  13. Jun 8, 2021 at 10:21 AM
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    Easy job….took about an hour and had detailed instructions. Highly recommended mod!
     
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  14. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:13 PM
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    Would you happen to have pics that show the whole car with this? TIA:cheers:
     
  15. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:19 PM
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    This looks really good, love it.

    They should design a deflector/fairing that mounts in those two unused front cylinders that this kit just includes caps for.
     
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  16. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:36 PM
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    I was thinking the same, it would hide them well. I think there is a Thule fairing that supposedly fits the pro racks, not sure if it would fit with that front bar missing, however.
     
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  17. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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    For me it came down to functionality…..I needed to fit in the garage once I installed a rod vault on the roof. This was $110 vs $700 for non pro factory rails or $1000+ for a low pro full roof rack. Plus I think it looks good too. The front cap/missing bar is more noticeable in photos than in real life. It does not look out of place from the side. I’ll get better pictures soon.
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    That low profile look is much better! This will be a definite move for me!
     
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    PERFECT! Def going for this, thanks! Also, are you able to put the rest of the crossbars down if you wanted?
     
  20. Jun 9, 2021 at 1:25 PM
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    Looks 100x better to me.

    The look worked for him:
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  21. Jun 9, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    Yes, you could use all of them if you wanted.
     
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    I def want to do this to my rack. Is there a link?
     
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    I might have kept mine if I knew this was a thing.
     
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    I like what you did, good job.
     
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  26. Jun 26, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    I called and left a message from the info left from 1st post. Hopefully he calls back and I can purchase a delete kit.

    Tom Torretto
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    Just did it. Quality kit, fast shipping, detailed instructions. Very happy

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    nice! I ordered one today.. should be arriving thursday according to tracking #..

    is there any cutting involved? any tips/suggestions? thanks..
     
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    No cutting. The instructions are pretty straightforward.

    Tip: be very careful with the screws in the rear legs. It can be easy to strip as they have Loctite and it’s a tight spot to access. Make sure to have your extension handy for the torx ratchet. I did a light tap on the torx bit (with extension) with a hammer to make sure it was seated in the screw well.

    I also did this alone, the instructions call for a second hand to help remove and put the rack back. I placed a blanket on the roof and put it under the front legs, lifted the rear, then slid the rack off towards the back. Opposite for putting it back on. I was actually surprised at how light the rack was.

    Other than those two things, it’s a breeze!
     
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    thanks you.. I appreciate the suggestions and will def keep that in mind. I plan on doing it this saturday.
    the reason I asked about cutting, in the email he suggested to have the following tools:

    - T40 & T25 hex
    - 4mm hex wrench
    - 3/16 hex wrench
    - 1/8 hex wrench
    - small blade screwdriver
     
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