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Dirtytires
12-23-2011, 04:15 PM
I have a 2011 Tacoma Access cab 4x4 truck. I want to put roof racks or perhaps a basket. I googled such and I was not
able to find anyone that makes them for the AC. Is there a reason why? I really want to be able to utilize the space for
storage during trips and such.. Any ideas and suggestions are welcome..

thanks,
Craig

MrGrimm
12-23-2011, 04:45 PM
You could put some yakima or thule racks on there. Toyota doesn't make one for the AC. The other route is to have one custom made to meet your needs. Right now I have the Toyota racks on there but I need something that can carry more weight. I am looking at something similar to this one to be made.

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soonenough
12-23-2011, 05:40 PM
Is there a reason why?

Supposedly, the AC trucks don't have the threaded mounting points in the roof like the DC trucks do. For that reason, there's no direct way to attach something directly to the roof in the AC.

steve103
12-24-2011, 01:47 AM
see if this takes you were you want to go. http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/69705-African-Outback-Roof-Rack

Tim A
01-01-2012, 10:33 PM
This guy on Tacoma World mounted tracks to his roof. If you do that, you can mount just about any rack to the crossbars. Another option (though not as clean looking) are crossbars and Yakima Q-towers and Q-clips (or Thule equiv.)

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/23959-yakima-roof-rack-track-install.html

Dirtytires
03-05-2012, 03:49 PM
I dont think I could drill the roof. I think that would just create a future rust project. Since the Tacomas use cheap metal. I guess I will have to wait till it is paid
off completely before I start drilling holes. Althought I would like to have a sunroof..

Tim A
03-05-2012, 09:53 PM
If you don't want to drill, check out the Yak q-towers/q-clips or Thule equiv. May not look as nice but if it's functional, who cares, right? :)

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/3206/3061/8014030038_large.jpg

Dirtytires
03-06-2012, 01:02 PM
Sometimes function is preferred over looks.

steve103
03-06-2012, 03:41 PM
i still think front runner racks are the way to go. sure you have to drill to put down the track but then its done. to seal the holes use good quality calking in the hole and under the track, NO leaks. the rack is soo cool with the way you can mount things on it and the best is its aluminum so never rust.

Mrknowitall
03-06-2012, 05:07 PM
I second the Q-towers I bought a set 12 years ago and have had them on many different vehicles. when installed right, they're very stout.

Caoboy
03-07-2012, 01:11 PM
If you don't want to drill, check out the Yak q-towers/q-clips or Thule equiv. May not look as nice but if it's functional, who cares, right? :)

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/3206/3061/8014030038_large.jpg



IIRC you need to have an open door to mount the the clips/towers. You don't have that with an access cab since there is not a rear door. Maybe that's why nobody makes a rack either.


I'd personally go with some sort of utility rack setup. Or a 'headache rack' for a rear bar, with a tower/clip setup on the front doors for a front bar, if there really needs to be a rack on the roof.

Tim A
03-07-2012, 02:40 PM
There's a door (suicide door) on the OP's access cab, Q tower/clips SHOULD work fine.

http://www.carrackadvice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/2005-toyota-tacoma-bike-truck-rack-510-300x300.jpg

Caoboy
03-09-2012, 09:04 PM
Foot met the mouth right now.

Didn't know this model had rear doors.

Carry on!

Dirtytires
03-18-2012, 03:25 AM
^^^^^I have two suicide doors for the rear. I have a custom headache rack on the back. ..