Toyota Tacoma Roof Rack Installation

Every truck owner who carries luggage, camping supplies, and other outdoor equipment on long road trips needs a roof rack for their vehicle. Roof racks provide extra storage for all your gear without sacrificing crucial cabin space for your passengers. These installations make it easier to strap down large objects like storage boxes, kayaks, and other outdoor equipment for traveling. Because of the added security for your external items, roof racks also make driving safer and provide more peace of mind that your items won’t detach during road trips. If you’re ready to invest in your own roof rack, browse our high-quality Front Runner Outfitters Tacoma roof racks for sale and learn more about how to install them below.

Tools and Parts for Attaching Side Rails

  • 10 mm socket wrench
  • Included risers (two sizes, horter and taller)
  • Trim removal tool
  • Paint pen
  • Scissors
  • RTV silicone
  • Tape measure

How To Install A Roof Rack On Tacoma Trucks

Step 1: Remove the molding.

Step 2: Prepare the screw holes and molding.

Step 3: Apply the silicone.

Step 4: Set the roof rail.

Step 5: Repeat on the opposite side of your Tacoma.

Step 6: Lay out all components included with your Toyota Tacoma roof rack installation kit.

Step 7: Assemble the frame along the side rails.

(Make sure to construct your pieces upside down so that you can simply flip it to install on your vehicle.)

Step 8: Install the wind fairings.

Step 9: Put on the corner caps.

(Flip the rail over to reveal the bolt inserts.)

Step 10: Install the bolts that match the vehicle roof rail.

Step 11: Lift the constructed platform and align it on top of the roof rails. Slide into place and secure.

Step 12: Make final measurements with your tape measure.

Check each side of the platform to ensure it is even with your vehicle. Make any final adjustments/tighten bolts as needed.

Step 13: Place final bolts on front and back corner bolts and tighten.

Step 14: Place hex caps over bolt ends.

With the proper Toyota Tacoma roof rack installation, your truck will be able to support storage boxes, traction boards, outdoor accessories, and more. See the video below for full Tacoma roof rack installation instructions and to follow along with our experts.