I gotta tell you guys, speaking of Roof Racks I am really enjoying my Inti Roof Rack I installed. I have been using it quite a bit around the house. Recently I have been tearing out the 30 year old kitchen cabinets etc and hauling the scrap away on the rack. Can't recommend getting a 'real' rack enough.
Boiled down, do I correctly understand that I could put any 6 mount rack from 1998-2000 OR 2003+ on my 2001 which came with 4 mount points?
I'm looking to upgrade for strength. If I found a used 6 mount rack, I would want to keep my old crossbars, running a total of 4 for extra strength. Do all generations of the rack have the same crossbar width? I think I remember a post where someone found crossbars of a different width, but I can't find it.
Pull your existing rack and then remove the plastic strips over the 'gutter.' Count and measure the distances between mounting holes. Ideally, you would replace the gutter covers with the 6 footed rack cover but you could probably modify/cut yours to accommodate. Toyota also carries little rectangle covers when one removes the rack.
AFAIK, not all OE rack have the same crossbar width but there aren't that many width variations either.
I'm in need of a trim piece. I'm hoping someone might have an old one lying around...or else someone else might be able to help me locate the actual part #. This is the little cosmetic trim piece that covers the "leg" where the factory rack attaches to the roof at the front, on the passenger side.
However, every parts site I have found only lists this trim piece for 2003 or 2004 to 2007. I cannot find factory "luggage carrier" components for years 2000 to 2003.
Advice welcome on:
1. whether the 2004+ trim piece might just fit on the year 2000 roof rack
2. if not, if you have any direction of where to find this OEM part or at least part #?
Of course, if someone has a year 2000 to 2002 roof rack lying around, I would be happy to buy this trim piece off of you. We are moving from CA to a snowier region, and I want to put caulk/seal under these covers and then cover them up good before we get into the snow. For some reason, this one cover has always been missing on our 100 series.