Patiently awaiting my GFC, and my brain has been firing non stop with ideas and questions. I’ve done some searches within the forum, but either the question hasn’t been answered or my searches aren’t using the correct lingo. Has anyone gone with the CBI Prinsu wind deflector off your Tacoma? If so, will that affect the install or is it even compatible? I do see on the “pre-install” checklist, that they’re a no no. Just curious if I can install them after. Thanks for any feedback or information anyone is able to provide.
The habitat Prinsu rack fits however if you go off-roading, the camper will flex and possibly hit your rack. I trimmed mine at an angle under the front edge of the camper to reduce the chance of that happening. I also have the drip rails installed and actually noticed that there has been some contact between the two. Never noticed any contact before I installed the drip rails but the chances are never 0%.
My experience is 2 fold. This is going to be long winded sorry…
Before my GFC install on my 2013 Taco I had a cab flush fiberglass leer cap and crew cab prinsu rack. That all came off for the drive to MT for install — post install and the 13 day road trip back to CA I certainly noticed more wind noise and was used to it after a 1000 miles. What are the Deftones for anyway? Upon return I wanted to see what the rack would do, with a mod (jiggy saw and grinder) to cut down on wind noise, add some tie down and do something with the expensive rack I’d bought and didn’t want to recoup on CL. It makes a difference. MPG I’m not that scientific, these trucks get terrible mileage anyway and with that added weight and a decked system I just cringe.
Picture shows the mod close up. The notion that the GFC will hit the rack is a concern of which Sherpa has addressed. I have Bilstein 5100’s all around and Old Man Emu leafs in the rear. At full load and off road in the High Sierra zero issues and never over 10-15 mph and if one had to in a civic they could get to where I landed.
If you have the full cab Prinsu, modify. If you want the windbreak and the added rack get the Sherpa!
also you can just do a fairing on the GFC directly if roof racks ain’t your thing. looks kind of cool, helps with some noises i used to hear, and probably doesn’t do anything for mpg but i like to tell myself it is helping…
i installed this and needed only 4 t-nuts in addition to what came with the fairing.
Wind Fairing for Rack / 1165mm/1255mm(W) - by Front Runner