Tacoma Bed Rack

    Toyota Tacoma Bed Rack Review

    Finding the right bed rack for your Toyota Tacoma might not be as easy as you think, but it remains an exciting hunt. You are literally searching for the aftermarket bed rack system that will truly upgrade your Tacoma, allowing you to carry more gear, have a sleeker look, and become a serious overlanding truck.

    Tacoma bed racks can give you the flexibility of carrying lots of different things. From roof top tents to kayaks, boards, luggage, bicycles, work gear, ladders, and much more. Bed racks are popular and in high demand, because they literally upgrade your Tacoma's cargo-carrying capacity. It frees up space inside the cab and maximizes space on the truck bed.

    We made a list showing what we think are some of the best Tacoma bed rack models on the market right now and hopefully by the end of it you will find the one that suits your Taco's demands.

     

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    Leitner Tacoma Overland Bed Rack Tuwa Tacoma Truck Bed Rack
    Leitner Tacoma Bed Rack With Tonneau Cover Body Armor Tacoma Bed Rack
    OVS Bed Rack For Roof Top Tent Eezi Awn 3rd Gen Tacoma Bed Rack
    CBI Tacoma Bed Rack Westcott 2nd Gen Tacoma Bed Rack
    Tuff Stuff Tacoma Adjustable Bed Rack Billie Bars 1st Gen Tacoma Bed Rack
    RCI Bed Rack Tacoma Tacoma Softopper Bed Rack
    Front Runner Tacoma Bed Bars Baja Rack Tacoma Cage Rack
    Front Runner Low Profile Bed Rack Tacoma Bed Rack Accessories
    Thule Tacoma Bed Rack Tacoma Bed Rack FAQs
    Cali Raised Bed Rack All Tacoma Bed Racks For Sale

    Best Tacoma Bed Rack Models

    The following list will go over those which we consider to be some of the best Tacoma bed rack models, based on our knowledge and experience after using them, selling them and thoroughly testing them. We know a thing or two and you can trust us we’ll point you in the right direction.

    You will find we have broken them down into different types, such as the ideal recommendation for a bed rack for a Taco with a tonneau cover. The rack featured is the one we recommend the most, but we have other options per each category, so scroll all the way to the products to find them, or hit us up and we’ll answer any questions. That applies to all categories, so if you see we feature one specific rack for the Tacoma 3rd Gen, that doesn’t mean it’s the only one, we have a lot more, but we decided to feature that one as we have used it, tested it, and it’s a great fit. Again, any questions, reach out.

     

    Leitner Tacoma Overland Bed Rack

    tacoma overland bed rack

    Let's take a look at one of the most expensive Tacoma bed rack models on our list. This is the Leitner Active Cargo Forged bed rack. It was made to fit the newest Toyota Tacoma models. It is strong, reliable, and good-looking. This is a tall bed rack, 23" to be exact, so it won't be the most aerodynamic option if you put some cargo on it.

    The rack itself has forged aluminum construction which is black powder coated for more resilience and to prevent any chipping, scratches, and even erosion when driving around muddy environments. It features heavy-duty 2" thick square load bars on which you can put pretty much anything as the maximum weight capacity is over 1400 lbs! As it is a tall bed rack you can carry longer loads and thanks to its huge weight capacity you can also mount a bigger roof top tent.

    Another cool thing about this Toyota Tacoma bed rack is that it has rubber wind diffusers which will keep your cargo from shifting. It has a quad-rail load beam design for endless mounting options and is compatible with a wide variety of accessories and accessory mounts and even Thule, Rhino Rack, and Yakima accessories.

    Installing it doesn't take a long time and you can do it by yourself. This bed rack uses clamps to attach to your truck bed rails. There are a couple more things that come with this rack and that is the sliding load bar which allows you to load up larger items like motorcycles and bikes, and a custom fastener which prevents the loosening under extreme vibration when driving on off-road terrains.

    You can also get the optional integrated gear pod which is waterproof and gives you the ability to store a few extra things inside. This is one of the best Tacoma bed rack systems out there right now and will surely be a great addition to your off-road rig. Be sure to check it out!

      Installation Style

      No drill (Uses clamps)

      Rack Weight

      85 lbs

      Bed Rack Weight Capacity

      1400 lbs

      Warranty

      Limited 5 Years

       

      Leitner Tacoma Bed Rack With Tonneau Cover

      tacoma bed rack with tonneau cover

      Perhaps the question we absolutely get asked the most: what is the best Tacoma bed rack with a tonneau cover? Well, we have a few that work with covers, but the one we prefer is the Leitner ACS Tonneau. The reason behind it is the fact that all Leitner Active Cargo Systems are the most complete bed racks In the market, and we can say that with confidence. Therefore, the one bed rack that is perfect to use with a cover is the ACS Tonneau.

      You may ask what makes it so special? The Leitner ACS isn’t just your regular Toyota Tacoma bed rack, it’s a whole overlanding system. First of all, you can install it so that it won’t be interfering with most of the tonneau covers in the market, from Retrax to EGR and Pace Edwards.  Keep in mind it will ONLY work with T-Slot rail tonneau covers.

      Then, it’s a customizable rack system to which you can add a lot of gear. For example, it has special Rotopax mounts, recovery board mounts, and fitments for specifically other Leitner products such as the Gear Pod, the Shower Pod and more. 

      On top of that, this ACS tonneau has an excellent and impressive static load rating of 800 lbs, meaning it can support literally any roof top tent in the market. Leitner allows you to purchase additional crossbars to go over the ACS itself, so that mounting any roof top tent, or even kayaks, canoes and ladders becomes easier, as they sit balanced and sturdy over specific bars, and have more tie down points. Essentially you find yourself with a Tacoma bed rack working with a tonneau cover and allowing you to carry any roof top tent and adding pretty much any gear you can think of to the sides of the rack. It’s perfect.

      Finally, it’s made in USA, literally in California with a patented system. It’s a fully forged bed rack that won’t rattle or make noise with vibration, remain sturdy and solid, and it will last a lifetime. It weighs only 85 lbs, keeping it as light as possible not to overstress your Tacoma, and it’s fully compatible with accessories from other brands such as Yakima or Rhino-Rack.

        Installation Style

        No drill

        Rack Weight

        85 lbs

        Bed Rack Weight Capacity

        800 lbs

        Warranty

        Limited 5 Years

         

        OVS Tacoma Bed Rack For Roof Top Tent

        ovs tacoma bed rack for roof top tent

        This is yet another affordable, universal Tacoma bed rack. It was made by OVS and was tested in some of the harshest terrains there are to ensure its durability. It is installed to your truck bed using base plates on which you put the remaining bed rack once assembled. It doesn't require any drilling or modifications to be done in order to install it.

        Now, this is the perfect Tacoma bed rack for roof top tents, as it has an impressive static load rating of 1350 lbs, one of the highest in the entire world. Add to that the three cross bars on top of the towers, and you have plenty of support for any roof top tent, even the longer hard shells. This OVS bed rack will keep the tents or other larger items stable, safe and sturdy on these flat cross bars.

        This Toyota Tacoma bed rack is made out of heavy-duty aluminum that is also powder coated for more durability and resilience. It comes with a structural lifetime warranty that backs up the claims on quality, durability and craftsmanship. It even offers a 5 year warranty on the powder coating finish, which is quite impressive and shows how confident OVS are on their Tacoma bed rack. 

        Keep in mind this is a bed rack that fits only mid size trucks. It also has a height of 33" added to your bed, meaning it sits at cab height, with the three added crossbars. Each crossbar is slightly over 51" in length, perfect for most roof top tents in the market, and allowing you to probably carry canoes or kayaks and ladders side to side without any issue. Finally, it comes with side panels to attach other gear on the sides.

          Installation Style

          No drill

          Rack Weight

          80 lbs

          Bed Rack Weight Capacity

          1350 lbs

          Warranty

          Limited Lifetime

           

          CBI Tacoma Bed Rack

          cbi bed rack tacoma

          First on the list is the bed rack for Tacoma that is made by CBI and it fits the Toyota Tacoma models from 2005 up to the current model. CBI makes some of the highest quality bed racks on the market and they have been tested in some of the harshest terrains out there to ensure their durability. Now you can get this rack in two different height options. One is the roof rack height and the other is the roof height.

          Both of them are useful in their own way. The higher Tacoma bed rack is useful if you want to extend your roof rack and connect the two so you can transport longer loads. On the other hand, the shorter one is better for the aerodynamics of the vehicle and if you mount anything on top of it you will have less aerodynamic drag and noise when driving.

          Both of them, however, give you plenty of room to store anything under the bed rack that could possibly fit inside your truck bed. They are constructed out of sturdy, high-quality aluminum and are black powder coated to prevent any chipping, scratches, or erosion when driving around in a muddy environment. This CBI Tacoma bed rack has a maximum load rating of 320 lbs dynamic when the weight is evenly distributed on the crossbars. That means over 600 lbs static, which is enough for any tent or heavy cargo.

          This bed rack system uses clamps to install the bed rack and it won't take you a lot of time to do it. Thanks to the holes in the bed rack legs you can mount a variety of different accessories and accessory mounts that could be useful on your next off-road adventure. It weighs 67 lbs so it won't put a lot of additional weight on your rig.

          It is certainly not the cheapest Tacoma bed rack out there however it will be a great addition to your truck so feel free to check it out!

            Installation Style

            No drill (Uses clamps)

            Rack Weight

            67 lbs

            Bed Rack Weight Capacity

            600 lbs

            Warranty

            Limited Lifetime

             

            Tuff Stuff Tacoma Adjustable Bed Rack

            tuff stuff tacoma adjustable bed rack

            Here we have one of the cheapest Tacoma bed rack systems on the market right now and it was designed and produced by Tuff Stuff. It has undergone vigorous tests to make sure that it can withstand pretty much anything you put it through. This bed rack sits just below the cab, so it doesn't let you transport longer loads however it is more aerodynamic. But let's see what other things this bed rack offer can.

            First of all let's start by saying that this Toyota Tacoma bed rack is made out of high-quality aluminum and is also black powder coated to prevent scratches and erosion when going through muddy terrains. This is a universal and adjustable bed rack that can be adjusted from 51" to the max width of 68" to fit the majority of truck beds.

            It is a fairly lightweight rack and it gives you plenty of space to store anything beneath it in your truck bed. This Tacoma bed rack is also very sturdy and strong, and it has a weight capacity of over 800 lbs which is more than enough to carry pretty much anything you want and need, and you can even mount a bigger roof top tent on top of it!

            Because this is a universal rack, and it can fit the majority of truck beds the installation of it is quite simple and it requires no drilling at all. It uses custom pinch plates that will pinch the inner lip of your bed rail. That also makes it simple to remove if you ever want to replace it or just don't feel like you want it anymore.

            One important thing to mention is that this truck bed rack cannot be used if there is a tonneau cover. There's no doubt that this bed rack will complement your Toyota Tacoma and be useful on your next off-road trip so feel free to check it out!

              Installation Style

              No drill (Custom Pinch Plates)

              Rack Weight

              55 lbs

              Bed Rack Weight Capacity

              800 lbs

              Warranty

              Limited 1 Year

               

              RCI Bed Rack Tacoma

              rci bed rack tacoma

              This is one of the most popular options when it comes to bed racks. This is the RCI Tacoma bed rack, and it comes at various different heights to fit your lifestyle and your needs. It is also a universal and adjustable bed rack meaning that it can fit a wide variety of vehicles out there. It is tested in some of the harshest conditions and terrains to ensure its durability. So, with that said let's take a closer look at it and see what else it has to offer.

              This Tacoma bed rack can come in two different heights. One is 12" and the other is 18". Both are below the vehicle's roof level, so they are aerodynamic even if you put some cargo on top of it. It has a sturdy, strong, and long-lasting aluminum construction which has been black powder coated to prevent any chipping, scratches, and even erosion in muddy environments.

              It has a heavy-duty design, and it is one of the strongest bed racks on the market right now as it can support up to 1500lbs of weight capacity which is more than enough to mount pretty much anything you can think of and even mount big roof top tent! It also features built-in mounting points that allow you to add a wide variety of accessories and accessory mounts.

              As we already mentioned, this is an adjustable rack, and you can adjust the width of it from 54" to 64". It takes less than an hour to assemble it and install it onto your truck bed. This truck bed rack uses bed clamps for installation, so you do not need to drill any holes into your vehicle. This is one of the most popular options when it comes to Tacoma bed rack systems as we already said, and it is worth every penny. Be sure to check it out!

                Installation Style

                No drill (Uses clamps)

                Rack Weight

                90 lbs

                Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                1500 lbs

                Warranty

                Limited Lifetime

                 

                Front Runner Tacoma Bed Bars

                front runner tacoma bed bars

                One of the best selling items at Off Road Tents are these Front Runner Tacoma Bed Bars. Two bed load bars that are installed really easily to the t-slots in the bed of any Tacoma ranging from the 2nd Gen to the 3rd Gen, or better, from the 2005 to the 2023 models. These is an alloy bed rack made of aluminum and steel for a lightweight yet strong construction. 

                With a Limited Lifetime Warranty, manufactured in South Africa, these Front Runner bars are some of the best in the world. With a 660 lbs load rating, they can carry any roof top tent or heavy cargo you can think of. Sitting at a mid height, they don’t add any wind resistance or noise, and keep all gear at arm’s reach.

                Want to be surprised? These weigh only a total of 15 lbs each, for a total of 30 lbs installed weight, being the lightest load bed bars you can find for your Taco. Since the removal is quite quick and efficient, you can also mount them or dismount them at any time depending on your needs.

                As usual with any Front Runner product, you can add most Front Runner after market rack accessories to them, whether that’s cargo box mounts, tie-down rings, stratchits, you name it, they will work on them making your experience an even better one. If you’re after Tacoma bed bars, these are the ones you want.

                  Installation Style

                  No drill

                  Rack Weight

                  30 lbs

                  Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                  660 lbs

                  Warranty

                  Limited Lifetime

                   

                  Front Runner Tacoma Low Profile Bed Rack

                  front runner tacoma low profile bed rack

                  Front Runner is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality off-road and overlanding equipment and this Tacoma bed rack is no different. It sits fairly low, which makes it more aerodynamic and reduces wind drag and noise when driving. You still would have a lot of space to put any of the remaining gear or gear organizers in your truck bed. It is lightweight, strong, and tested in the harshest terrains to ensure its durability.

                  This Toyota Tacoma bed rack has a strong T6 aluminum and stainless-steel construction that has a black epoxy powder coat finish which will prevent the rack from scratches and erosion when driving around in muddy environments. This is a platform bed rack that can support around 660 lbs of weight capacity which is just enough to load up your cargo, attach any accessories you might want, or even mount a roof top tent.

                  Speaking of accessories, this Tacoma bed rack can be fitted with a wide variety of Front Runner accessories and accessory mounts that you might need on your next off-road adventure. It is pretty easy to assemble and install on your truck bed as it doesn't require any drilling and you can even do it by yourself in less than an hour! It fits the Toyota Tacoma models from 2005 up to the current one.

                  This is an affordable bed rack that comes with a limited lifetime warranty as the Front Runner believes it is able to withstand any terrain it goes on. Just be sure not to overload it with items and put more weight than the recommended weight capacity. It is one of the better Tacoma bed racks on the market so feel free to check it out!

                    Installation Style

                    No drill

                    Rack Weight

                    70 lbs

                    Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                    650 lbs

                    Warranty

                    Limited Lifetime

                     

                    Thule Tacoma Bed Rack

                    thule tacoma bed rack

                    The perfect Thule Tacoma bed rack is the TracRac TracOne, an adjustable width bed rack, at an incredibly reasonable and affordable price, with a very basic and simple design that gets the job done. Period.

                    The TracRac TracOne doesn’t require any drilling to install it, and it will adapt it’s width to fit pretty much any Tacoma model, as well as a lot of other truck beds. On top of that, it offers an impressive 800 lbs load rating, which can fit any roof top tent from any brand. It sits at a cab height, so it can carry from ladders to kayaks or longer cargo. It was originally designed as a ladder bed rack, and then became a popular overlanding rack thanks to the price, ease of installation and elegant design. 

                    Much like all other Thule products, it can be used with Thule bike carriers, cargo boxes and more. It weighs only 42 lbs, being one of the lightest systems in the market. It has a limited lifetime warranty, and it’s made of high quality aluminum. Assembly of the rack itself is a breeze, and as mentioned above, the drill free installation to the bed of the truck is simple and fast. This is a reliable bed rack at a great price, much like all Thule Products.

                      Installation Style

                      No drill

                      Rack Weight

                      42 lbs

                      Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                      800 lbs

                      Warranty

                      Limited Lifetime

                       

                      Cali Raised Bed Rack

                      cali raised bed rack tacoma

                      The Cali Raised Bed Rack Tacoma is a nice, affordable overland bed rack that serves the purpose of upgrading your truck into an overlanding vehicle. It’s made of 80% high quality and lightweight aluminum, with a unique t-slot mounting design that doesn’t require any drilling, yet offers solid support and a sturdy installed unit. 

                      On top of that, it comes in different sizes and dimensions. This bed rack works for any Tacoma bed size for both the 2nd and 3rd Gen Tacomas. To make it even better, you can choose to get it at a low, mid or tall height. Essentially, you can get a short height bed rack, a mid height bed rack or a cab height bed rack. Want to install a hard shell rooftop tent or carry ladders? Get the cab height option. You just want to carry some cargo and keep it a nice reach, then get the mid or low height rack. 

                      With a weight capacity of 1100 lbs, it’s strong, durable and reliable. The warranty is lifetime, and surprisingly the rack itself weighs only 55 lbs, so it won’t even add much weight to the bed of your Taco.

                      Just like most of the Cali Raised LED racks, it’s firstly made in USA, but it’s also quite adaptable to accessories from all other major brands. It won’t be hard to install any tent or other gear. Plus, adding an LED light will be simple, and we all know how important it is to have the right light system or pod on your rack at all times.

                        Installation Style

                        No drill

                        Rack Weight

                        55 lbs

                        Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                        1100 lbs

                        Warranty

                        Limited Lifetime

                         

                        Tuwa Tacoma Truck Bed Rack

                        tuwa tacoma truck bed rack

                        One of the most interesting designs for a Tacoma truck bed rack is the Tuwa Pro 4CX Shiprock series. Why? Simple, this Tacoma truck bed rack comes with two additional bars that can be mounted to the frame of the rack at different heights: 12, 20 or 23 inches tall. However, it’s not just that, but the bars can be removed from the sides of the rack, and instead mounted on top of it, but in a vertical position, going from front to back.

                        Therefore, you find yourself with a bed rack capable of adding more gear or accessories to the side of it, or instead adding additional support at the top in the form of a full flat frame, which is generally a good idea for longer cargo. If you are carrying a board, ladder, kayak or even a tent, that extra support maintains the cargo stable and safer, and even offers you more tie-down options. There is additional protection and resistance.

                        On top of that, this Tuwa Pro Tacoma bed rack has an 800 lbs load rating, so as you can see it can even handle oversized cargo. It sits at a cab height, installation doesn’t require any drilling and it’s made of a durable carbon steel. It has a limited lifetime warranty, and it weighs 70 lbs.

                        When it comes to additional features, this bed rack does work with some tonneau covers, you can contact us to inquire which ones. That said, it’s a reliable and versatile rack that gives you plenty of mounting options, perhaps one of the most flexible racks in the market. 

                          Installation Style

                          No drill

                          Rack Weight

                          70 lbs

                          Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                          800 lbs

                          Warranty

                          Limited Lifetime

                           

                          Body Armor Tacoma Bed Rack System

                          body armor tacoma bed rack system

                          If you’re looking for an all round Tacoma bed rack system that can work for overlanding purposes, as a ladder rack, a kayak rack or simply for carrying any cargo, then the Body Armor 4x4 overland bed rack is one of the best choices in the market. It’s sold at a really reasonable price point, and it’s of a very good quality with a lifetime warranty to back it up.

                          Installation is relatively simple, as the rack itself just requires you bolting it onto the existing factory mounting points. It fits 5’5” Tacoma trucks from the 2005 (2nd Gen) to the 2023 (3rd Gen) models. The 2005 to 215 models do require some modification on the mount, where you need to drill the rack’s plates, but nothing major, it can be sorted quickly. As to the weight rating, this bed rack is rated for 800 lbs, so it can certainly carry any item, form roof top tents to even canoes.

                          Sitting at a cab height, it’s the perfect bed rack system to carry even the longer items, such as ladders, kayaks or bigger roof top tents that could have some overhang. Essentially, this is an adaptable jack of all trades when it comes to bed racks. Thanks to the two wide and flat crossbars at the top of the bed rack system, any item you carry, whether a tent or anything else, will be safe, stable and very easy to tie down.

                          Finally, made of high quality steel, you know it’s built to last and withstand every single element. It is a bit on the heavier side, since the steel construction is heavier than aluminum, this bed rack does weigh 150 lbs, so do keep that in mind.

                            Installation Style

                            No drill

                            Rack Weight

                            150 lbs

                            Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                            800 lbs

                            Warranty

                            Limited Lifetime

                             

                            3rd Gen Tacoma Bed Rack Eezi Awn

                            eezi-awn 3rd gen tacoma bed rack

                            Eezi-Awn is a South African brand that manufactures some of the best overlanding equipment in the entire world. Their roof racks and bed racks, named K9, are of the highest quality possible. Made in house in South Africa, the craftsmanship and quality control is superb. These are bed racks made to last a lifetime.


                            Now, it’s not the typical Tacoma bed rack that sits at cab height or even a mid height. Instead, this K9 system is essentially a platform rack that sits over feet at the same height as low bed bars would. This specific model is a great, great fit for any 3rd Gen Tacoma, as it’s specific for that model, but also because it comes with a few advantages.

                            The first thing to mention is that such a low profile bed rack doesn’t offer any wind resistance whatsoever, and the noise related to the wind is equal to zero. Plus, anything you install over it, whether that’s a tent, gear, you name it, is at arm’s reach and very easy to mount, attach, or take off from the bed rack. Clearly, that also means there are some limitations, such as the length of what you mount over the rack. Ladders, kayaks or some of the bigger RTTs won’t be able to fit, unless you want to have some overhang behind the bed of your truck, and that can be unsafe at times.

                            The Tacoma K9 bed rack offers an impressive 1000 lbs load rating. It may not sit tall, but it sits low and can safely and easily carry literally anything. Whatever you mount over it, this bed rack will handle it. This rack is as strong and sturdy as it gets. Installation is quite simple, it doesn’t require any drilling as it integrates with the existing bed rails of the vehicle. Finally, the great thing about Eezi Awn racks is that they are compatible with other brands and accessories, so you can mount most Thule and Yakima accessories, such as bike racks, over it!

                            Installation Style

                            No drill

                            Rack Weight

                            50 lbs

                            Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                            1,000 lbs

                            Warranty

                            Lifetime

                             

                            Westcott 2nd Gen Tacoma Bed Rack

                            westcott 2nd gen tacoma bed rack

                            Westcott manufactures an excellent bed rack for the 2nd Gen Tacoma. They make two types of racks, and one is for the short bed and the other one for the long bed Tacoma. Just in case you were wondering, this is a USA made 2nd Gen Tacoma bed rack, which comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Yes, it lasts forever and it’s well built. Period.

                            Let’s take a look at some of the features of the Westcott bed rack. First of all, it’s a mid height bed rack, sitting at only 12” tall, meaning it offers no wind resistance and makes no noise. As mentioned before, you can choose to get it for the long bed or short bed Tacoma, what changes is the length of the rack, and as such depending on which one you get, you will be able to mount a few more things or not over it. 

                            This bed rack gives you the option of purchasing additional side mole panels in order to install as many accessories as you can imagine on them, from Rotopax, to shovels, Maxtraxx or more. Essentially, Westcott made sure they came out with a well-built yet affordable bed rack, simple enough to appeal and be useful to anyone in the need of a rack, yet customizable to the point where you can upgrade it and turn it into quite a solid overlanding bed rack. 

                            As to the materials, we are looking at a mild steel construction, completely laser cut and welded by hand to give it not only a sleek and neat design, but making sure that each and every single unit comes out with impeccable craftsmanship. Installation isn’t hard at all as it doesn’t require any drilling, and the static load rating goes over the 500 lbs, meaning it works with heavy items!

                              Installation Style

                              No drill

                              Rack Weight

                              70 lbs

                              Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                              500 lbs

                              Warranty

                              Limited Lifetime

                               

                              Billie Bars 1st Gen Tacoma Bed Rack

                              1st gen tacoma bed rack

                              A USA made 1st gen Tacoma bed rack, weighing less than 50 lbs, made of high strength aluminum with stainless steel hardware, easy to mount, and work just fine with tonneau covers. Is this a dream? No, these are the 1st Gen Tacoma bed bars from Billie Bars and they are one of the best and safest investments you could ever make. 

                              Thanks to a drill free installation, the Billie Bars bed rack is an easy to install option for your Taco. It comes in two height options: 5” tall or 8” tall. Both are low profile racks which don’t offer any wind resistance or make any noise. However, the good thing is they keep all your cargo at arm’s reach and very easy to mount since it’s at chest height. That said, the taller bed rack will be better depending on the tonneau cover you have. If it’s a roll up or fold out, you want the 8” tall bars.

                              When it comes to quality and weight rating, these bed bars have a 3 year warranty and offer a 1,000 lbs load rating. That means even the heaviest roof top tents will be easily supported over these BillieBars. Another great advantage is this bed rack allows you to remove the crossbars in a matter of minutes, leaving only the brackets or feet on, and giving you full access to your bed from all angles or sides. Your truck remains a truck, and the bed can become a cargo area in a matter of minutes.

                              Finally, BillieBars also designs other accessories such as bike mounts or sells the mole panels that easily attach to the sides of the bars. This allows you to mount additional gear or accessories. You can carry a roof top tent with a bike next to it, or heavy cargo over the bars with a Rotopax or a water tank on the molle panel. You have plenty of options.

                                Installation Style

                                No drill

                                Rack Weight

                                49 lbs

                                Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                                1000 lbs

                                Warranty

                                3 Years

                                 

                                Tacoma Softopper Bed Rack

                                tacoma softopper bed rack

                                Does your Tacoma have a SoftTopper? If it does, then you might want a Tacoma Softopper bed rack, and if such is the case the best option is the Datin Fab canvas cage rack. This is a bed rack that mounts outside your Softopper or any other canvas topper. It works perfectly as a bed rack, surrounding the canvas but also allowing you to mount gear, accessories and cargo to it.

                                The Datin Fab rack mounts directly to the factory bed rail tracks, with no drilling required at all to install it. It is made of laser cut steel for a sleek, elegant design and an incredible durability. It’s also made in USA and comes with a lifetime warranty, excluding the powder coating.

                                The best thing about this Tacoma Softopper bed rack is the fact that it has it all: LED camp light mounts so that it’s easy for you to mount any lights to it. It also comes with readymade mounting points or hole patters for any gear you can think of, especially RotoPax gasoline or water cans. It has ratchet strap mounts all around the bed rack, and it includes two side panels for gear, as well as 4 cross bars at the top for any roof top tent.

                                Essentially you are getting a rack that besides just covering your Softopper, it’s adding cargo carrying capacity to your Tacoma. You get a covered bed, as well as an overlanding bed rack to go with it. 

                                  Installation Style

                                  No drill

                                  Rack Weight

                                  100 lbs

                                  Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                                  1,000 lbs

                                  Warranty

                                  Limited Lifetime

                                   

                                  BajaRack Tacoma Bed Cage

                                  baja rack tacoma bed cage

                                  Let's take a look at this 3rd gen Tacoma bed rack. It was made by BajaRack and it is one of the most versatile bed racks on the market. It is sturdy, lightweight, and strong. It was tested in harsh conditions to ensure that it can withstand anything you put it through. You can use it for transporting construction materials, and everyday items, or if you are an off-road enthusiast, for camping gear or even for mounting a roof top tent.

                                  This Tacoma bed rack is made out of long-lasting aluminum construction which has been black powder coated for extra resilience. As we already mentioned it is a strong bed rack able to support around 850 lbs of weight capacity, which is more than enough to carry anything you can ever think of. Another great thing about this bed rack is that its structure was designed so that you can route cables and connectors easily in order to install auxiliary lights.

                                  There is even a stop light in the rear upper beam! This is a tall bed rack that sits on the same level as the roof rack and when combined with it the functionality is even greater. There is plenty of space underneath the rack where you can store any of the items you want to transport. What also makes this bed rack good is that you can mount a variety of accessories and accessory mounts on it.

                                  This is a no drill Tacoma bed rack, and it uses rail brackets in order to install it to your truck bed. It is an amazing rack system to have and will surely be a great addition to your Toyota Tacoma. Feel free to check it out!

                                    Installation Style

                                    No drill (Uses rail brackets)

                                    Rack Weight

                                    75 lbs

                                    Bed Rack Weight Capacity

                                    850 lbs

                                    Warranty

                                    Limited 2 Years

                                     

                                    Tacoma Bed Rack Accessories

                                    The following section will briefly take a look at some of the most popular Tacoma bed rack accessories. These are mostly compatible with any bed rack model, but a few are brand specific, so do take a look at each carefully just in case.

                                     

                                    Tacoma Bed Rack Kayak Carrier

                                    We like mentioning as a Tacoma bed rack kayak carrier any strap with tie down rings. That’s the most common and easy item combination to carry any kayak, simply get two or three very good straps alongside tie down rings and secure your kayak to your bed rack with them.

                                    If not, a great brand specific option is made by Billie Bars. The High Pro Kayak Mount Kit works with only Billie Bar crossbars. They have an adjustable height feature, since most BillieBars bed bars sit quite low, with these, you can adjust the height to bring the kayak carrier higher and that way the kayaks can have the overhang even over the cab of your Tacoma. If they are shorter, well there is no need to raise the carrier as high, but still it’s convenient.

                                    Installation takes just minutes, and these even have a 100 lbs carrying weight capacity, meaning the kayaks will be safe. Thanks to the mart guys at BillieBars, they can also be mounted to the sides of the bed bars, leaving space on top of them for a roof top tent or more gear. Therefore, you can simultaneously carry your kayak and your tent!

                                     

                                     

                                    Tacoma Bed Rack Tent

                                    wanaka 55 tacoma bed rack tent

                                    Well, as you may imagine, if you own a Tacoma bed rack, then you might want to add a roof top tent over it. We have a huge range of tents to pick from in our website, so it’s a matter of just browsing around or giving us a call so we can recommend one.

                                    However, one particular tent we think it’s a great fit it’s the Guana Equipment Wanaka 55”. The reason we chose this tent is because it’s a softshell tent with the perfect dimensions to fit any Tacoma truck bed and as a result any bed rack, even the low profile racks that sit at a height of just 5” over the bed. 

                                    On top of that, this is one of the best tents in the world, which comes with all the bells and whistles, it’s of the highest quality, as well as having a great features such as the XL annex, one of the biggest ones. If you use this Tacoma bed rack tent at a cab height, you can fully exploit the annex and use it as a private changing room, additional storage space or even for more people or why not your pet to sleep inside of it.

                                    All in all, no matter which bed rack you choose from all the mentioned above and all the other options we have, the Guana Equipment Wanaka 55” roof top tent will fit. It’s also a 4 season roof top tent, which adds flexibility to where and when you want to use it!

                                     

                                     

                                    Tacoma Bed Rack Comparison Chart

                                    Name

                                    Tacoma Gen

                                    Height

                                    Weight Capacity

                                    Warranty

                                    Price

                                    Leitner ACS Tonneau

                                    3rd Gen

                                    Cab Height

                                    800 lbs

                                    Limited 5 Years

                                    $1650

                                    RCI Bed Rack

                                    1st, 2nd & 3rd Gen

                                    Medium Height & Cab Height

                                    1,500 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $1140

                                    OVS Discovery Rack

                                    3rd Gen

                                    Cab Height

                                    1,350 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $1299.99

                                    CBI Overland Bed Rack

                                    3rd Gen

                                    Cab Height

                                    600 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $1000

                                    Tuff Stuff Adjustable Bed Rack

                                    3rd Gen

                                    Cab Height

                                    800 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $599.99

                                    Front Runner Load Bed Bars

                                    2nd & 3rd Gen

                                    Low Height

                                    660 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $406

                                    Cali Raised Overland Bed Rack

                                    2nd & 3rd Gen

                                    Low, Medium & Cab Height

                                    1,100 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $850

                                    Tuwa Pro 4CX

                                    3rd Gen

                                    Cab Height

                                    800 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $799

                                    BillieBars 1st Gen Tacoma Bed Bars

                                    1st Gen (also for 2nd and 3rd Gen)

                                    Low Height

                                    1000 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $570

                                    Westcott Bed Rack

                                    2nd & 3rd Gen

                                    Medium Height

                                    500 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $629.95

                                    Body Armor 4x4 Truck Bed Rack

                                    3rd Gen

                                    Cab Height

                                    800 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $1095.99

                                    Front Runner Slimline II Bed Rack

                                    2nd & 3rd Gen

                                    Low Height

                                    660 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $1219

                                    Eezi-Awn K9 Bed Rack

                                    2nd & 3rd Gen

                                    Low Height

                                    1000 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $1350

                                    Thule TracrRac TracOne

                                    2nd & 3rd Gen

                                    Cab Height

                                    800 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $699.95

                                    Baja Rack Bed Rack

                                    3rd Gen

                                    Cab Height

                                    850 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $1590

                                    Datin Fab Canvas Cage Rack

                                    3rd Gen

                                    Cab Height

                                    1000 lbs

                                    Limited Lifetime

                                    $1369

                                     

                                    Tacoma Bed Rack FAQS 

                                    What is the best Tacoma bed rack for roof top tent?

                                    Ideally, that would be a bed rack that has a high weight load rating such as the RCI bed rack, OVS Freedom bed rack, Leitner ACS Forged bed rack, and even the Tuff Stuff bed rack.

                                     

                                    Is there a Tacoma bed rack that works with tonneau cover?

                                    Yes there is! That would be the Front Runner Slimline II bed rack with RETRAX cover, or the Leitner ACS Tonneau, or the RCI with the tonneau cover adapters.

                                     

                                    What is the Toyota Tacoma bed rack weight limit?

                                    That differs from rack to rack. Some have a weight limit of around 400-500 lbs while some can withstand an impressive 1400lbs of weight load!

                                      

                                    How to install a Toyota Tacoma bed rack?

                                    There are some bed racks that require drilling in order to be installed. Some can be mounted using clamps or even rail brackets that will secure the bed rack to the truck bed rails.

                                     

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