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Old 12-14-2012, 11:07 AM
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Default Roof Rails from a Durango

I really like how the new Tacomas look with the facory roof rails.

Which got me thinking if the stock roof rails from a 2005-2006 Durango would fit on a quad cab Dakota ?
 
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:44 AM
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I highly doubt it.

Why not get one from Yakima or Thule. I believe both companies make racks that will fit these trucks.
 
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by IndianOutlaw291 View Post
I really like how the new Tacomas look with the facory roof rails.

Which got me thinking if the stock roof rails from a 2005-2006 Durango would fit on a quad cab Dakota ?
Measure them. The cab is pretty flat on top, if the rails sit on a relatively flat surface on a Durango and if the flat area on top of your truck will accomodate that size, you can easily make them fit. When you place the rails onto the Dakota roof, look for any angular difference between the cab & the rail mounting points - if there's none, you're in luck, and if there is some, a custom spacer can be made using pieces of ABS or PVC using a grinder/file or a hot iron such as a soldering iron (just don't breath in any of the fumes if you use this method). Once you have these spacers made, you can mount the rails onto the roof - this will be the time consuming part & you may need the body section of the service manual to figure out how to remove the liner. With the liner out, drill your holes, apply some good sealant (silicone will work) and screw the rails on. If you plan to use the rails to carry anything, you'll need to use some good sized shoulder washers to spread the load, otherwise the screws will pop through the body metal fairly quickly. Now replace your liner and you're done.
 
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:17 PM
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They're much too long to start with.
 
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:51 PM
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I believe there was a member here that had a roof rack on his truck. It looked sick. I can't quite remember his name but they are out there.

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FOUND IT!!

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Here's some pics of my ride.







 

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Old 12-14-2012, 05:49 PM
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Why roof rails?
If you have the entire truck bed for cargo!
 
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:18 PM
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What about a safari rack I've thought about one of those
 
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DaKoCuN View Post
Why roof rails?
If you have the entire truck bed for cargo!
I installed a Roof rack on my truck for Extra storage, With a dirtbike in the bed you loose a lot of that storage space and a cargo bag up top is a great solution. I also had plans for my roof rack to double as a light bar.
 
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:28 AM
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What about a safari rack I've thought about one of those
i've thought about that too, any idea if they make one for a Dak?
 
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:21 AM
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i've thought about that too, any idea if they make one for a Dak?
Ive thought about getting roof racks for my Club cab, and having one made, or using a generic one out there that bolts to the Cross-bars.
Altho my rear wheel wells are rusting, so I see repairing them, then getting flares to cover its unpainted area lol

it was biker_ahoy truck hat sold me on the Grille Guard, Flares and Roof Rack idea. I love the rims he has to haha
 
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