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Roof basket talk

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by baller0350, May 28, 2015.

  1. May 28, 2015 at 6:50 AM
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    baller0350

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    I'm lookin at roof baskets and I want one black, but want it to look right if that makes any sence, I was thinking about mounting light bars on 4 corners, just an idea of mine for when I go camping, post pics or bands, thanks
     
  2. Sep 23, 2015 at 10:42 AM
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    I have a roof cage on my Taco. It's made by BajaRack and I love it. They make them for the 4Runner too. I'm working on getting one for the 4Runner. It mounts directly to the roof. There is NO DRILLING required. Under the factory roof strips, there are already pre-drilled and threaded mounting holes. Its quite easy to install.
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  3. Sep 23, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    Looks like I need to find this rack
     
  4. Sep 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM
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    There are others that make baskets. Yakima, Thule, etc. But, BajaRack and Gobi are the only ones that make them to cover the roof. (If I'm not mistaken) The others fit to the factory rack and stick up higher than these. BajaRack is cheaper than Gobi too.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2015 at 11:11 AM
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    Yeah I seen the different brands, I just want something that's not bulky, but still can add light bars and tie stuff down if I need too
     
  6. Jun 7, 2016 at 3:12 AM
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    What did you end getting and can you upload pictures?
     
  7. Jul 18, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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    Yakima Loadwarrior with 18" middle extension. I've seen these with lights on them but not sure how great that'd really look, and you would lose the modular / temporary aspect. I like that it goes off and on easily, and I don't run it up there all the time.

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  8. Jun 7, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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    RockyMounts 14'er basket

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  9. Jun 8, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    IMG_8697.jpg I have the rhino large basket, it sits really close to the load bars which personally I like. I can snap some better pictures of it tomorrow if you'd like.

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  10. Jul 23, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    Do you have any issues with opening the back with this position? It is exactly what we would like if it does not interfere with the sunroof.
     
  11. Jul 24, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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    No issues. There is at least 2" clearance between the hatch at full open and the basket.
     
  12. Jul 24, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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    Thanks for the info I think I am going to purchase your set up when I round up enough $$
     
  13. Jul 24, 2017 at 5:54 PM
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    Question for the group: How do you feed power to roof top mounted lights ?
     
  14. Jul 26, 2017 at 1:27 PM
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    rola racks are $125 on Amazon right now, $67 for the 18" extension. budget friendly!

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  15. Jul 28, 2017 at 1:55 PM
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    I see that you have a crossbar on the basket itself. Did that come with the extension or with the original basket.
     
  16. Jul 28, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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    Comes with the extension.
     
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    Are you buying for show or go?
    I started with a cheaper Yakima rack and switched it to the Baja Rack within the first 6 months wasting my money. The Baja Rack is full length and lower and 20 times stronger. We camp a lot and loading up the Baja Rack with everything and not worrying if it's not going to hold up is a great feeling. Lower profile also means less noise as you're driving is key . Plus you can put more add ons that you might decide you need. Lights , ARB awnings , jacks , shovels , Max tracks ,Fuel cans . All items that mount in simple ways to the better racks.

    Time to spend some money . FUN

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    All, nice racks...!
    Anyway, I want to add a rack to my 4R too. I want something I can load wood onto for projects around the house, luggage and gear for trips, etc. I do have plans on a roof top tent next year.

    my question is flat vs basket. Can you mount a RTT to a basket style, and is a flat roof rack just as good for hauling gear. I would say flat racks would be better for trips with building materials. ( I like to work around the house)

    Thanks.
     
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    how did you like the rack? im planning on buy the whole combo with the extension and the cross bars(since I need them to install it)
     
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    mine should deliver by the end of the week. basket + extension. i'm going to fab up my own mounting hardware so it sits a little lower than what's included. i'll post pics when it happens.
     
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    Love the look of roof racks on tacomas! been thinking about getting one for mine for quite some time!
     
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    Do you happen to know the O.D. of the tubing on the Yakima load warrior rack? I thought about getting 1" heat shrink tubing and installing it at the joints where people say is the first point that shows wear or corrosion. My rack is due Monday from eTrailer. Had a special with the extension for $350 to the door. Could not turn down that deal.
     
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    I do not. I don't think you need to shrink wrap it, nor would that really hold up well (doubt it is UV rated). Just silicone the shit out of the joint and the bolt holes.
     
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    Thanks,I believe the silicone will suffice. You also made me go look about the heat shrink (Always trying to learn something new daily) and this is what I found. The polyolefin shrink tubing (which I had never heard of) has exceptional resistance to water, fungus, and UV Light according to one site. Thanks again sharing your advice.
     
  27. Aug 12, 2017 at 3:08 PM
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    Hmmm, interesting. I stand corrected!
     
  28. Aug 15, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    Installed my Load Warrior with the extension today. Fairly simple, took my time and was complete in about an hour. I new it would be close to the garage header but ended up with about 4" of clearance. Bought the kit for $350 including delivery from eTrailer. Thanks for all the suggestions especially Meefzah . I took a small amount of clear silicone and filled the joints so that no moisture gets trapped at the joints.
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  29. Aug 15, 2017 at 7:14 PM
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    Looks good, you're welcome.

    PS put a shirt on! :alien:
     
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    Thanks that one is gone...lol
     

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