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Old 02-12-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Any one have any info about the Baja bed mounted bike rack? i want one!

Hey,
I want to get a bed mounted bike rack for the Baja so we can haul our bikes around this summer. Does anyone have one? If so, how do you like it?

Also, does anyone have one they dont use that they would be willing to sell?
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:01 PM   #2
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JNorth,
Is this the bike racks that you are talking about?

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=939137


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Old 02-12-2006, 06:18 PM   #3
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nope that is a roof rack.
i am looking for a bed mounted one.

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Old 02-12-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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Some one used a 2x4 and unimounts for the forks and it worked good.
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Old 02-12-2006, 07:57 PM   #5
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i couldnt imagine that would weather so well.
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:36 PM   #6
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I made one with 2X4 's and uni's. I used pressure treated wood and put a few coats of poly on them, they should outlast the car.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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I didn't want to use the 2x4 approach or drill the car (like is required with the factory unit). I bought a normal bed mounted track-type rack and trimmed it down to mount in the slots the guys are using for the 2x4's... The fork mounts (or wheel mounts or whatever) can be moved and pivoted in the track, I've had four bikes in the back. I'm happy with it, looks factory and is quick to take in and out.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:09 PM   #8
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I didn't want to use the 2x4 approach or drill the car (like is required with the factory unit). I bought a normal bed mounted track-type rack and trimmed it down to mount in the slots the guys are using for the 2x4's... The fork mounts (or wheel mounts or whatever) can be moved and pivoted in the track, I've had four bikes in the back. I'm happy with it, looks factory and is quick to take in and out.
do you have any pics of this set up?
what did you buy to use ?
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:50 PM   #9
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It's a Saris rack, here's a blurry pic on another thread. If you do a search there's a few threads about the bike rack questions.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ght=minor+mods
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:31 PM   #10
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I have the Saris Kool Rack for mine and it works great.
It is length adjustable and has a hydraulic pump with a pressure release valve so that you don't over extend it and damage the plastic bed walls. It holds 2 bikes and can also be used to help secure large loads in the bed.
I got it because I didn't want to drill any holes in the bed.
BUT, you have to mount it near the front of the bed over the attachment holes to avoid squishing the plastic. I'll try to post some pics...
-Jason

Here's a link.

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Old 02-14-2006, 10:35 AM   #11
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I have the Saris Kool Rack for mine and it works great.
It is length adjustable and has a hydraulic pump with a pressure release valve so that you don't over extend it and damage the plastic bed walls. It holds 2 bikes and can also be used to help secure large loads in the bed.
I got it because I didn't want to drill any holes in the bed.
BUT, you have to mount it near the front of the bed over the attachment holes to avoid squishing the plastic. I'll try to post some pics...
-Jason

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That looks nice, i may go that route

with that bike rack, where do you put your front tires? the factory one has a place to put your front tires
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:19 PM   #12
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^^
With this rack, I secure the front tires between the bed sides and the bikes by using two straps. One strap holding the front of the tire to the sport bar, and the other holding the rear part of the tire to the bed extender.

As mentioned, you have to position the rubber feet of the rack lengthwise directly over the plastic bed wall attachment points under the sport bars. Here's an image showing the area I am talking about.



This area won't cave in as you as you pump the hydraulic extender. (You really have to pump it until the presure release valve kicks in or else the rack will slide down a bit).

I didn't have any pics but if you need more info feel free to PM me.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:01 PM   #13
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As I already had Yakima rack system, I got a pair of L brackets from Home Depot (like 50 cents), copper spacers, and extended bolts. Works fine, although I replaced the L brackets to bigger one. This way, the cargo box and cargo pass through are both free from the interference.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:02 PM   #14
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well, i just ordered th Saris rack, thanks everybody
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:16 PM   #15
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