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Roof Rail Bolt Dimensions

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by jwatson1122, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Jul 30, 2020 at 4:37 PM
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    jwatson1122

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    Looked around. Haven’t found it. If someone already answered this, point me in the right direction and maybe I’ll owe you a steak dinner or a bowl of oatmeal... or both.

    Does any know the dimensions for the bolts that hold the roof rails? Not the size of the bolts, but how far apart they are? For instance, distance from one bolt to the next, front to rear, and side to side.

    I would measure but don’t want to go through the hassle of removing that cheap plastic if someone already has the answer.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2020 at 1:33 AM
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    ElectroBoy

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    You’d actually be better off to measure for yourself. The end caps aren’t that hard to take off if you have the tools and know where to insert them.

    I have an 18 ORP but I believe the side rail end covers are the same as yours. Here’s how I removed my rear covers.

    Put masking tape over your roof area to protect it in case you slip with your tools. I also taped down a layer of thin cardboard. Don’t pry against the roof metal. I used a thin putty knife to open a small gap between the cover and it’s base plate at the rearmost clip location. (See the photo with blue tape at the clip locations). I actually used two putty knives, one on top of the other. Then inserted a paint can lid removal tool between putty knife and cover to lever up on the putty knife and pop the clip up. With a large gap opened up I then used a plastic trim tool to slide and locate the other clip and pull up to remove the other clip and the cover came right off on that side. You have to push the cover towards the center of the roof to release the two clips on the other side of the cover. See the photos for reference.
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2020 at 3:29 AM
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    jwatson1122

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    AH, thanks! That’s good info to have.
     
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