Tacoma Bed Rack Modular Base | Mid-Size Truck Bed Rack
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Mounting this in a Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon? These mounts are requred: https://www.victory4x4.com/product/VC-BRM-PC.html
Does it work with bed covers?
Any cover where the structure or the cover itself extends more than 3/16" or so over the tops of the bed rails isn't going to work. We've had good luck running the Access Roll-Up covers in both the vanish and the original. You will need to trim the bottom of the mounting rails of the cover where they go over the rack mounts inside and add some extra gasket material for a good seal. Rolling it up is possible with both heights, but it's really a PITA on the shorter rack, so take this into account. A quick video about this coming soon.
How much weight does it handle?
It's stronger than the bed of the truck, but unfortunately, we don't have an official load rating on these kinds of force on that. We've ran this design loaded down with an RTT, hi-lift, shovel, axle, and mountain bikes on trails all over the country without issues. We do recommend running our bed stiffeners with this setup for additional strength: Tacoma Bed Stiffeners
What do I do about the blocked high mount stop lamp?
There are holes on this rack to accept an aftermarket led brake light on the rear of the rack.
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Q Ryan Ferrier • 03/25/2020, 10:20:08 PM What is the overall length of this rack? the inside measurement of my bed is only 59"
A 04/06/2020, 1:46:00 PM Overall length is around 57" for the short bed and 69" for the long bed. The mount center lines are about 13" less than these dimensions respectively. For more details please contact us at [email protected]
Q Chris Miller • 04/20/2020, 2:09:45 PM Any adapters to outfit the half rack version on a 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 5ft bed with the Utili-Track System?
A 04/20/2020, 3:13:59 PM Nothing at this time. If you contact us, we can help with any measurements if you want to attach this yourself.
Q Triston Huff • 04/28/2020, 12:42:24 PM Where did you get/ dor you offer, the mountainbike rack system?
A 04/28/2020, 1:46:27 PM Our part VBR-BM is designed to hold a fork mount and your rear tire. We recommend the Rocky Mounts Driveshaft HM.
Q Ben Martin • 04/30/2020, 5:53:52 AM Will the long bed rack mount to the short bed for full coverage like the kb voodoo rack? I’ve got the xl smittybuilt tent and need as much rack under the tent as I can get.
A 04/30/2020, 2:48:16 PM The longer rack will not fit on the short bed. We made the bars as stretched as possible on the short bed while still keeping as much strength as possible.
Q Michael R. Smith • 05/08/2020, 0:43:14 AM If I were to order the taller version of the bed rack and the roof rack would they be the same height in relationship to each other? I am looking to have a rack system that allows me to load items that will need the length of the short bed in addition to the length of the double cab.
A 05/11/2020, 2:36:52 PM No, but adding our universal cargo basket on top of the bed rack will make them similar heights.
Q Christopher Buck • 05/08/2020, 6:40:30 PM Would you be able to hang a hammock off of one side of the rack to a tree? Ian not a big guy. Would be under 180 lbs with me and hammock gear.
A 05/11/2020, 2:36:52 PM Yes, no problem. Be sure to protect the hammock strap from the sharp edges of the rack or permanently attach a properly rated eye bolt somewhere on the rack for ease of setup.
Q Armando Villegas • 05/14/2020, 3:23:02 PM Will this fit a 2019 Toyota Tacoma with a Powertrax Retrax Pro tourneau cover?
A 05/15/2020, 1:52:09 PM No it will not.
Q Josh • 05/22/2020, 5:15:42 PM Do you have a recommendation on a tonneau cover thy will work with this rack?
A 05/27/2020, 3:57:49 PM The Access roll-up covers work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5yEuMmMdXo
Q Dylan • 05/28/2020, 3:01:08 AM If I have a '16 chevy colorado with a 6.2 ft bed. Will this rack work with the mounts? I read the mounts only work for the short bed
A 06/01/2020, 10:08:59 AM These only work with the short bed.
Q DAVID NAM • 06/08/2020, 3:43:58 PM Will this work with a Diamondback Se Cover?
A 06/10/2020, 4:43:34 PM No it will not.
Q Brandon Palmer • 06/09/2020, 4:10:59 PM I have a Canyon with the short bed - Curious as to what the overall weight of the bed rack is?
A 06/10/2020, 4:43:34 PM About 95 pounds.
Q Beto • 06/16/2020, 6:35:54 PM Hi, do you have brackets to allow full use of an Rough Country tonneau hard cover?
A 06/24/2020, 5:36:22 PM We do not.
Q Kylor Sparks • 06/16/2020, 7:18:28 PM Will this fit a 2004 Tacoma xtra cab long bed?
A 07/01/2020, 10:08:43 AM We have not tested it on 1st gens.
Q David • 07/29/2020, 5:29:04 AM In one of your videos this rack is on a Gladiator but I don't see anything anywhere about mounting it to a Gladiator. How do you mount it to a Gladiator?
A 08/05/2020, 11:01:24 AM It is available from our sister company here: https://www.jcroffroad.com/product/JTBR.html
Q Sergio Martinez • 08/05/2020, 2:41:08 AM Do y’all offer any racks for First Gen Tacoma’s?
A 08/05/2020, 11:51:45 AM Not at this time.
Q Erin Durbin • 09/23/2020, 8:22:02 PM How much weight can this rack hold
A 09/24/2020, 11:01:43 AM It's stronger than the bed of the truck, but unfortunately, we don't have an official load rating on these kinds of force on that. We've ran this design loaded down with an RTT, hi-lift, shovel, axle, and mountain bikes on trails all over the country without issues. We do recommend running our bed stiffeners with this setup for additional strength: Tacoma Bed Stiffeners
Q Stephen Holle • 10/07/2020, 6:40:27 PM Will the full size rack allow a roofnest falcon to clear the antenna on a 2020 Tacoma?
A 10/16/2020, 3:25:50 PM No, you would likely need to space the tent up off the racks top rails.
Q Jaime • 10/20/2020, 7:59:06 PM Will this work on a 2000 Chevy S10 ZR2?
A 10/26/2020, 5:00:50 PM We have not tested that.
Q Steven Solano • 10/20/2020, 10:49:11 PM How much does the bed rack weigh itself?
A 10/26/2020, 5:00:50 PM 95lbs
Q Paul Navarrete • 11/05/2020, 5:58:39 PM Will a Bestop soft topper fit under the full rack?
A 11/10/2020, 5:20:32 PM Not yet, an option is in the works. Stay tuned.
Q Timur • 01/20/2021, 8:00:47 PM Will this rack fit on a short bed (5') 2018 Nissan Frontier? I have a Track system that can use to mount it to it or with out the use of the track system. my main concern is the dimensions (length between the mounting brackets). Thank you!
A 01/25/2021, 12:06:24 PM We haven't tried this specifically, but if you contact our customer service team they can probably help you with dimensions.
Q David • 02/11/2021, 12:44:45 PM have a 17 tacoma 5' bed, looking at getting the smittybuilt XL RTT... will the rack allow the tent to hang slightly over the cab or will it hang off the back? Also, open to suggestions, thanks
A 02/15/2021, 12:52:47 PM It would be easiest to let the extra length of the tent hang off the back, but we do offer 3" risers for mounting tents if you would like to put it over the cab. https://www.victory4x4.com/product/VBR-3RTT.html
Q Jeremy • 02/24/2021, 8:05:39 PM What are the various measurements between the top bars? My rooftop tent mounting rails run in the same direction and I want to ensure they will overlap.
A 03/01/2021, 3:13:17 PM Without drilling, your ranges (on center) for the front to back bars are: 11.85" to 14.5" and 27.85" to 30.5" OR you can mount the tent on the side to side bars with a width range of 41" to 37", 34.5" to 30.5", 28" to 24, or 21.5" to 17.5." The front to back span (on center) of the side to side bars is 46.8 for the short bed or 58.8 for the long bed.
Q Tim • 03/17/2021, 7:00:49 PM When mounting to a 2019 Colorado you use the additional mounting brackets in the stake pockets. Does this mount the victory rack flush to the top of the bed rails?
A 03/22/2021, 6:22:06 PM It would mount as shown in the photos on this product page: https://www.victory4x4.com/product/VC-BRM-PC.html
Q Greg • 03/28/2021, 4:10:44 PM What is the clearance height between bed and bottom of rear entry of the half rack (12")?
A 04/02/2021, 1:17:54 PM Roughly 30"
Q Colton L • 04/10/2021, 9:24:25 PM does this rack fit a 2015 tacoma 5ft bed?
A 04/12/2021, 1:13:17 PM Yes.
Q Chase • 04/21/2021, 2:34:06 PM Can you still see out of the rear view mirror with the half rack or is the view obstructed?
A 04/21/2021, 2:41:23 PM The view will be obstructed with the half rack but not fully. The full rack has a more open rear window view.
Q Shannon Green • 04/28/2021, 1:40:24 PM I see the configuration with two bikes mounted on either side of the rack, but could you mount two MORE bike on the top of the rack as well? We currently use the Rocky Mount bike mounts in the track system for all four bikes...2019 Tacoma Long Bed.
A 04/28/2021, 5:26:15 PM We run two more rocky mounts on the top (or 3) all the time. Works great. We usually just strap the rear tires to the back crossbar of the rack.
Q Nicholas Bailey • 06/10/2021, 8:27:36 PM Will this fit a new 19-21 Ford Ranger??
A 06/11/2021, 3:00:33 PM We have not tested that yet.
Q Frank Haus • 06/14/2021, 1:54:33 PM Will the full height rack work with a Bakflip bed cover on a Colorado using the stake pocket installation?
A 06/25/2021, 11:53:18 AM It will not.
Q Joshua Reding • 06/16/2021, 9:51:07 AM Compatible with 2nd Gen? 2011 short bed.
A 06/25/2021, 12:04:58 PM Yes.
Q Keith Quinton • 06/24/2021, 4:15:41 PM Can you run some kind of tool box and tonneau cover with this rack?
A 06/25/2021, 12:13:22 PM You can run an Access brand roll-up tonneau cover and any toolbox that fits under that. They have a couple heights.
Q Joel • 07/22/2021, 3:27:26 PM Will this rack be compatible with a Bak Revolver x4 Tonneau bed cover on a 2021 Chevy Colorado? https://tonneaucoversworld.com/p/bak-revolver-x4-tonneau-cover/v/chevy/colorado/2021/
A 07/23/2021, 11:15:25 AM It is not compatible.
Q Tyler • 07/25/2021, 8:41:29 PM Will this fit a 2002 chevy silverado bed? It would be around 70in wide. Does this one extend in width?
A 08/12/2021, 3:19:21 PM It's adjustable for beds 62"-65" wide, so yours would be too wide.
Q Nick • 08/04/2021, 9:05:48 PM Is there a way to raise the rack by a half inch?
A 08/12/2021, 4:01:01 PM Not really.
Q Jose • 08/23/2021, 6:45:19 PM Does the 18" rack height, 6' length, fit a 2010 Tacoma DCLB? I thought the 2nd and 3rd gens. had slightly different cab widths? How would that work out with the cross bars.
A 09/02/2021, 3:39:52 PM Yes it fits.
Q Tracy • 09/01/2021, 7:08:44 AM Any update on whether this is compatible with 1st gens? I'm trying to find something for my 2003 Tacoma.
A 09/02/2021, 4:03:54 PM No updates. If any customers have gotten it to work they haven't reported back.
Q mike • 09/27/2021, 10:17:21 PM what is the overall length of your 18" high rack for 5' bx?
A 09/28/2021, 3:23:36 PM Overall length for the short bed is about 57".
Q Dustin • 10/05/2021, 8:06:28 PM How far does the rear vertical support sit from the tailgate? I'm trying to find the distance from the top crossbar to the tailgate to know if I can fit a mountain bike in there over the tailgate pad with the full height rack.
A 10/07/2021, 3:15:36 PM It may be possible, send an email to [email protected] and the tech guys can help you with your specific setup.
Q eduardo • 11/15/2021, 9:20:03 PM do I need to make holes in the bed rack to bolt the bed rack mounts for the colorado zr2?
A 12/09/2021, 12:40:06 PM You will not need to drill the rack for the mounts.
Q James Hayes • 01/25/2022, 9:17:43 PM What aftermarket 3rd brake light can be mounted on the back or is recommended
A 03/04/2022, 2:40:36 PM The slots are designed for a light that has mounting holes 0.375" to 4.125" on center and uses up to 5/16 bolts. Many of the small rectangular truck clearance lights you see on trailers will fit. Also there are some mini chase lights that work great, we like the Baja Designs RTL-M.
Q Breann • 03/06/2022, 2:19:54 PM In the choose bed length option it says 5' and 6'. In the description is says available for 5.5' beds and 6.5' beds. Will this work for my 5' bed? And an ikamper mini 2.0?
A 03/11/2022, 4:11:21 PM Sorry for the confusion, the official bed lengths of the Tacoma are 5' or 6' We will fix the description.
Q Bryan • 03/18/2022, 10:31:30 AM Do you offer extra top rails?
A 03/23/2022, 2:13:28 PM We do not.
Q meshaell • 03/18/2022, 3:17:57 PM I have a '16 Tacoma 5' Bed and the Full Rack. 1. Do ya'll have any recommendations for a hard shell tent that would fit nicely on the rack and clear the shark fin antenna? 2. I am also looking for a Kayak Mount for the rack that would clear the roof as well. 3. Any updates on the soft topper for underneath the rack? Thank you!
A 04/06/2022, 1:07:01 PM 1. We often use spacers to mount the tent up enough to clear our cab rack or the shark fin. Our VRKRTT spacers will add an inch and will also work with the bed rack. The VBR-3RTT will add 3". 2. Universal J mount kayak mounts should allow a kayak to clear the cab. 3. Our Overland Bed Rack VT23XBR will clear a softopper and add more height for mounting a tent since it's the same height as our cab rack.
Q Alex • 04/12/2022, 10:56:22 AM What models of trucks does this rack actually work with?
A 04/27/2022, 12:16:12 PM Tacoma, Colorado, Canyon, & Jeep Comanche that we've tested here.
Q Dezi • 04/26/2022, 12:20:06 PM Is it compatible with the truxedo roll up
A 04/27/2022, 12:01:31 PM It is not.
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Dave W (Arizona) | June 2nd, 2020
This rack is great. Easy install. If you loved Erector Sets as a kid you will love this rack. All sorts of mounting options for accessories. The rack actually sits ON top of the bed (while beinf secured to the bed rails) where others are balancing on their mount brackets. I have to do some modifications to my tonneau cover mounts (Truxedo Lo Pro) to make it fit. Customer service is off the charts with this company.
Dave (Bay Area) | May 30th, 2020
Awesome materials, hardware and instructions. Top quality. One major caveat, if you have aftermarket bad caps, such as KB Voodoo, the brackets will be about 1/4” to high. It will require a spacer between the bed cap and the bracket to prevent the bed rails (200-lbs per rail) from carrying all the load. I knew this was going to be a problem going into it but will require some Metal fab and metal cement to overcome.
Micah (California) | May 10th, 2020
This rack far exceeded my expectations!! The installation was very easy with the online video. Build quality is exceptional!!! Works great for our kayaks and other gear.
Angel (Nashville, TN) | April 18th, 2020
Really impressed with the quality and the video install makes it so easy. Really happy with my buy
Al Germann (Texas) | February 24th, 2020
I was able to mount this rack and use my weathertech rollup bed cover. The instructional videos were helpful and some minor changes had to be done to get both to work. After several rains it does not leak the rack seems well built and assembled fairly quickly. I would recommend this product.
Note From Victory 4x4: Glad you got your cover to work with this rack!
Christian W (Alabama) | February 22nd, 2020
This is a strongly built well designed bed rack. I use it mainly for camping at trail systems, so great for transporting bikes and leaving the bed free for other camping essentials. I plan on put a tent on top. Also have Rotopax on there with plenty of clearance. I have taken it off-road with bikes through river crossing and rocky terrain was very steady but with modern handlebars could see it getting in the was in tight spots. All around Awesome Product!!!
Seth (Boise, ID) | February 18th, 2020
The powder coating on the rack is nice and everything went together easily and feels very sturdy. We had a small issue with mis-fabricated mounting brackets for our GMC Canyon. It can happen with anything fabricated by hand. Mitchell handled the issue superbly and got us the replacement parts to get things rolling.
Justin | February 17th, 2020
I installed the mid height rack in my Colorado with the adapter brackets and its done great so far with my RTT. It keeps my tent just a few inches over the cab but still room to get into the bed. Would recommend for sure!
Shannon (Alabama) | January 3rd, 2020
We bought the bed rack for our son who was stationed in CA. We were concerned that the rack would not arrive in time before he changed duty stations. Mitchell did a wonderful job of making sure it would arrive on time and keeping us posted on its progress towards shipment. It arrived just in time for our son to mount it on his truck - secure a roof top tent - and make an epic drive across our great nation! The rack does everything he wanted it to do and was easy to install in the parking lot of his base :)
Note From Victory 4x4: Thanks for your review and for your son's service!
Alex Phillips | November 24th, 2019
Definitely a great buy, solid build. Looks great too. Highly recommended
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