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thule 500 XT rack

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Nookster, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Jul 23, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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    Nookster

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    Found a good deal on this rack today and I need to buy the adapters so I can keep my bed rails in my 2016. Thule's closed today and don't want to wait till monday. I believe the adapters are XK3 adapters but everything I read say up to 2015's. Hate to have to send something back that doesn't fit. Can anybody verify this for me and if not which adapter am I looking for? Also if you have these racks how do you like them. Going to carry sup's and surf boards.
     
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  2. Jul 23, 2016 at 12:52 PM
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    Just read that the bed rails are the same as the previous year but may be located at different distance than the 2015's. If that's the case they would have to be different dimensions. May have to wait until Monday to call thule. I'll post what I find out then.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2016 at 8:37 AM
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    Nookster

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    I just spoke to Thule about an adapter so you could keep the bed rail tracts when you install the 500xt rack. He said they had them for a tacoma and they weren't needed for a tundra all you had to do is remove the tracks. I explained why many buyers don't want to do that, so he said he would speak to his manager and then hopefully forward something to R&D. I also sent an email.
     
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  4. Jul 25, 2016 at 9:04 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    Hope it works out buddy!
     
  5. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:09 PM
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    Martin Rolka

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    There are no adapters to use with the tracks. I have this rack for hauling kayaks, not very impressed. Replaced metal components that attach to the bolts to tighten to bed rails and all plastic pieces are broken from raising and lowering. Also have a Yakima roof rack for my truck and again not impressed. Plastic coating over crossbars is splitting. I hope soon to have someone build a custom rack to haul kayaks that will attach to the tracks in the bed.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2016 at 12:19 AM
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    I had a 2013 Tundra and used the adapter for the Tacoma factory rail system. You have to loosen the factory rail bolts and slide the adapter to secure the base of rack then retighten the factory rail system, it's a tight fit but it works and still got to use the factory rail system for hooks and tie downs, plus I had mine custom painted black....wish I still kept them for my newer 2017 tundra on order.
     
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