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My DIY Roof Rack

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by junior, Dec 10, 2020.

  1. Dec 12, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    Over the LINE

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    My roof rack is thru bolted. You can see the backing plate I used. I have run 70 mph plus for hours with a pirogue (flat bottom canoe) or lumber strapped to it with no issues.

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  2. Dec 12, 2020 at 7:22 AM
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    Over the LINE

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    Very nice rack. I thought about a custom job.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2020 at 9:11 AM
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    Very nice OP! Well done.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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    That’s great!
     
  5. Dec 26, 2020 at 5:48 PM
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    Wired up some Rigid scene lights using some connectors into the OEM cargo light sockets. The stock lights become pretty much useless with a shell, so I wanted to leverage the power source since theres already a nice switch in the dash. I made sure to check the wattage and amp draw of the 921 halogen bulbs that come in the truck vs the LED pods—and they are about half (9W vs 17.9W) (0.74a vs ~1.5a).

    I added a waterproof switch on each side rail so I can control each side individually depending on the campsite. I figure these will be nice for setting up in the dark (which alway seems to be the case). They aren't insanely bright in amber, but thats what I like, I don't wanna ruin the campsite vibes.

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  6. Dec 27, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    Looks good! Do you have some type of J-box on the back of the rack to makeup the switch connections?
     
  7. Dec 27, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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  8. Jan 1, 2021 at 6:03 PM
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    Amazing! Hear any wind noise?
     
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  9. Jan 1, 2021 at 8:23 PM
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    Not that I can hear from inside (with ridge grapplers though). It does have a fairing on the front so maybe that cuts down on it.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2021 at 6:50 PM
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    Man I love this. Any info on the switch? I have one power space available off my cargo light and would love to have just one side with some light.
     
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  11. Feb 4, 2021 at 10:27 PM
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    Thanks! What info are you looking for?

    I used these switches off Amazon, and had drilled a hole in the side rails of the roof rack to thread them onto. The wiring splices and stuff are all connected in the junction boxes behind the light pod /rail and the wire runs along the rail into the OEM cargo 3rd brake light. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LCH1N3B/

    I could leave the OEM cargo light on all the time, and turn the lights on/off from the rack switches, but I usually leave it on the DOOR setting when not camping or needing the light.

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  12. Feb 4, 2021 at 10:38 PM
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    Nice work that looks fantastic
     
  13. Feb 5, 2021 at 5:14 AM
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    HighonFirewood Everything can be fixed with a hammer.

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    This is all the info I needed. Dig it, great work!
     
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  14. Feb 23, 2021 at 11:52 AM
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    What a great build! Looks awesome!
     
  15. Feb 24, 2021 at 6:19 AM
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    Nice build! I’m jealous :) I really like the gloss black. I have an UpTop on my truck, and while I love it, I do notice the flat black doesn’t look as black as the truck itself (if that makes sense). So I’ve thought about adding the extra plate they make, but getting them powder coated in a gloss black. I think this has helped me decide on that :)
     

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