Best Bed Rack for Toyota TUNDRA
Designed, engineered and built in America, the all-new third-generation Toyota Tundra was introduced for the 2022 model year as the toughest, most capable and most advanced Tundra yet. Featuring a new high-strength boxed steel-ladder frame, aluminum-reinforced composite bed and redesigned multi-link rear suspension, the Tundra offers maximum towing capacity of up to 12,000 pounds and maximum payload capacity of up to 1,940 pounds. Two available twin-turbo V-6 powertrains, including an i-FORCE MAX hybrid setup good for 437 horsepower, 583 lb.-ft. of torque and 22 mpg combined, deliver prodigious power while maximizing fuel efficiency. The Tundra’s bed, constructed from Sheet-Molded Compound (SMC), is lightweight, strong and less prone to dents and dings compared to steel or aluminum beds. Meanwhile, the Tundra’s tailgate is 20-percent lighter than the outgoing generation’s, and can even be released via the key fob, a standard feature on all models. Leitner engineered the Active Cargo System (ACS) rack to fit all three of the Tundra’s bed lengths – 5-feet-6-inches, 6-feet-6-inches and 8-feet – compatible with most Tundra trucks from model years 2007 - 2023.
ACS Benefits & Features ACS
The ACS Classic has been a favorite of bed rack shoppers since it was introduced in 2014. With such creative features as eye-level side storage and a rear sliding load bar, the ACS Classic is a tough, one-of-a-kind modular rack that can accommodate tall or large items such as a hardtail fat bike. It’s also available with integrated GearPODs for even more versatility, and a variety of compatible Leitner Accessories.
● 81 pounds
● 23” tall measured from top of bed caps
● 250-pound off-road dynamic weight capacity
● 500-pound on-road dynamic weight capacity
● 1,000-pound parked static weight capacity
The ACS FORGED is the sleek, next-generation Active Cargo System from Leitner Designs. Equipped with single piece aluminum alloy uprights and custom 10.9 Alloy steel fasteners, the ACS FORGED provides extreme load carrying capabilities. In addition to its modern design, the ACS Forged features Leitner’s patented sliding load bar, eye-level storage, available GearPODs and other accessories.
● 85 pounds
● 23” tall measured from top of bed caps
● Grade 10.9 black Zi-NI coated fasteners
● 400-pound off-road dynamic weight capacity
● 800-pound on-road dynamic weight capacity
● 1,400-pound parked static weight capacity
The ACS TONNEAU is available to enhance the ACS Forged rack. Featuring a compatible T-Slot Rail Tonneau Cover, the ACS Tonneau brings a standout storage solution along with the convenience and security of a seamlessly integrated covered bed tonneau to any truck bed.
The modular design of the ACS rack means it can be tailored to fit all of your outdoor activities and gear. Add in Leitner’s expansive lineup of Accessories, and the possibilities for personalization are endless.
From the patented GearPOD XL to the HydroPOD pressurized shower kit, the accessories for Leitner’s ACS bring unmatched flexibility among truck bed racks.
Proof in the pudding: Leitner Designs’ patented side-mounted GearPODs, perfect for Toyota Tundra, provide exclusive eye-level storage and are available in three sizes to fit a variety of needs. Whether it’s a winter of shredding powder in Buttermilk and Snowmass or a summer of carving dunes in Glamis, the weatherproof, dust-resistant, locking and padlockable GearPODs for Toyota Tundra keep valuable gear safe, secure and within easy reach.
Selecting Your Rack
Leitner Designs’ ACS bed rack is the best option for Tundra owners because it is rugged, versatile and made in America, just like their Texas-built Toyota. In 2014 Leitner CEO and founder Bernhard Leitner, an avid dirt-biker and outdoorsman, built the first Active Cargo System under the simple philosophy of “Over Engineered, Over Built, to Carry Your World”. The result was, and is, the most rugged and best looking modular rack system on the market, built and designed to withstand any adventure, just like the Toyota Tundra. Leitner Designs’ Active Cargo System (ACS) offers three models that fit Toyota Tundra: ACS Classic (starting at $1,550), ACS FORGED (starting at $1,950) and ACS Tonneau ($1,650 for Rack + Tonneau cover). Engineered and manufactured in the USA and featuring a two-year limited warranty, all three Active Cargo Systems are compatible with Leitner accessories and built for a multitude of jobs, from serving as a sturdy platform for a four-person roof top tent to securely holding a pair of 9-foot surf longboards.
Here are three of our favorite rack-and-truck pairings featuring the Toyota Tundra with the ACS Classic, ACS FORGED and ACS Tonneau:
Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 8’ Bed
Combine the all-new third-gen Tundra with a cavernous 8-foot bed and Toyota’s legendary SR5 badge, and the result is an expedition truck ready for any adventure. The perfect recipient of the Leitner ACS Classic, the Tundra SR5 Double Cab with 8-foot bed showcases the ACS Classic’s trademark design and unrivaled functionality via load carrying and storage options that can maximize the seemingly limitless versatility of an 8-foot box. Pricing for the ACS Classic starts from $1,550.
Which ACS: ACS Classic
Favorite accessory: My Medic Collab First Aid Kit. The great outdoors can be an unforgiving host, so it’s best to show up prepared, especially in an emergency. The Leitner Designs & My Medic Collab First Aid Kit, designed to ergonomically fit in either the GearPOD or GearPOD XL, makes sure you’re ready for the unexpected, loaded with all of the emergency essentials, including gauze, cold packs, splint, blankets, bandages, EMT shears, gloves, surgical tape and clean and prep mods.
Which hobbies/activities: San Onofre surfers, Smith Rock seekers, Seattle cyclists
Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Crewmax 5’6” Bed
The most formidable off-road Tundra in the lineup, the TRD Pro does not skimp on 4x4 capability, featuring a TRD Pro off-road suspension with 1.1-inch front lift, 2.5-inch FOX® Internal Bypass coil-overs and rear remote-reservoir shocks, a TRD Pro front stabilizer bar, 33-inch Falken Wildpeak A/T tires, an electronic rear locker, Multi-Terrain Select with mud, sand and rock modes, and the i-FORCE MAX 10-speed automatic powertrain with 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque. The ACS FORGED, a rack that underwent five years and hundreds of thousands of miles of off-road testing, mates perfectly to the toughest of Tundras. Wearing a more modern design compared to the original ACS Classic, the ACS Forged delivers Leitner’s trademark strength, modularity and functionality. The ACS Forged bed rack starts from $1,950 and is available for all Toyota Tundra models.
Which ACS: ACS Forged
Favorite accessory: GearPOD XL. Constructed from nearly indestructible roto-molded high-density polyethylene – yes, the same stuff that’s used to make that grizzly-proof cooler – the GearPOD XL delivers the convenience of ample side-mounted storage for all your adventure gear. Adaptable to a variety of lifestyles and activities, the GearPOD XL offers a full 40 gallons of storage volume, ideal for storing everything from ropes, belays and carabiners to shotguns, shotshells, decoys and waders.
Hobbies/activities: Rock climber, duck hunter, SUP sunriser
Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Crewmax 6’6” Bed
If you’re looking for a full-size Toyota truck that blends premium luxury with high levels of utility and capability, the Tundra 1794 Edition Crewmax with 6-foot-6-inch bed sits at the top of the list, featuring a standard power panoramic roof with power sunshade, American walnut wood-grain interior trim, heated and ventilated front and rear seats and heated steering wheel. With unmatched load carrying and peace-of-mind lockable cargo security, the ACS Tonneau makes for a great partner to the Tundra 1794’s town and country identity. Boasting the same build construction as the ACS Forged, the ACS Tonneau features a T-Slot Rail Tonneau Cover that can fully secure valuable gear and property in the bed.
Which ACS: ACS Tonneau
Favorite accessory: HydroPOD. If you take your Tundra 1794 deep into the tundra, then you’ll probably welcome a fresh shower when you stop for the night. The Leitner HydroPOD, a compact, ACS rack-mounted pressurized wash system, features 4.8 gallons of potable water capacity for washing off grit and grime at the end of a long, adventurous day. The HydroPOD also features a handy 20-foot-long hose, so even when mounted in the very back of the ACS it can extend the full length of the Tundra 1794.
Hobbies/activities: Black diamond skier, cross-country mountain biker, ATV aficionado
Leitner’s patented Active Cargo System (ACS), designed and manufactured to fit every active lifestyle, is the most rugged and versatile modular rack-based cargo solution available today. Featuring ergonomic eye-level storage, adjustable sliding rear load bar and full line of accessories, the ACS delivers the best in functionality, performance and toughness, just like the reliable lineup of Toyota Tundra trucks.
Whether opting for the original ACS Classic, the modern ACS Forged or the adaptable ACS Tonneau, Leitner Designs makes the finest bed racks for Toyota Tundra. To learn more and see how owners are using and living with their ACS racks, please follow Leitner Designs on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.