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05+ hi-lift bed mounts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sprocketdog, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    sprocketdog

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    Does anyone esle offer the hi-lift bed mounts besides ATO for the 05+ tacomas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    Seabass

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    I mounted this one in my bed for my 60" Hi-Lift and I love it. You can bolt it on by removing the side cubby and rear cubby or power inverter and reaching behind to hold the nuts in place while you tighten it down. Plus it has a hole drilled into the mounting bolt for the jack so you can put a small lock on each mount after the wing nut goes on. It has a couple inches of clearance so you don't have to remove the head of the jack, too. Keep in mind you have to drill 8 total holes in the bed to install, which many don't want to do, but I love the security of this model versus the others.

    http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Lift-4X400-4XRAC-Mounting-System/dp/B000CMHNY2

    Got mine on Amazon.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    MJonaGS32

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    Here's mine. Cost me all of $3

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  4. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    You don't really care, do you.
    I like to keep my bedrails free to use for other things, but it's a matter of preference. With the 4XRAC I have my jack mounted below the rails so I can still use the cleats, plus they attach on the top and the bottom of the mounts to eliminate vibration.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    Did you use 3/16" steel?
     
  6. Jun 15, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    no just 1/8" but its sturdy as hell

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  7. Jun 15, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    ATO's are worth every penny. No drilling and beefy as all hell. When properly tightened, it's a non-issue with are no bottom attach points - the weight of the jack coupled with getting the top snugly attached and you won't have problems. I just sprayed on a little plasti-derp and was ready to rock.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    I just got off the phone with Kevin at ATO and ordered a set. I started to break out the welder and stock but just dont have the time to do these since i have way too much work and an over loaded honey to do list. Thanks guys for all your input hopefully I will see these by the end of the week.
     
  9. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    You don't really care, do you.
    Enjoy! I don't care if I bungee my Hi-Lift to my steering wheel, I'm just glad I have a way to jack up my truck!
     
  10. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Thanks for the order!


    Also as a side note, other than the area of the bed rails where the brackets are you can still utilize the cleats as well. There is enough room to even use them between the brackets over top of the hi-lift itself.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    Why's that? I haven't had any problems with my 4x.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    You don't really care, do you.
    With the large washers I used, yes. I can flex the bed rail system with my bare hands, but my 4XRAC with those washers would take a sledgehammer to move.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    Well, the bed rail is bolted to the bed not the bed being bolted to the rail. So my opinion would be that the bed is the stronger of the two.
     
  14. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    You don't really care, do you.
    The ATOs seem great, but I don't see why there's a benefit to switch now that you already have the holes drilled? You now have 4 less anchor points, limitations to bed rail use, and you have to run a locking cable for security. Seems like you downgraded. :crazy:

    If you would have started with the ATO, then maybe...
     
  15. Jun 15, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    Gotcha. I'd buy the ATO one just to support Kevin since he's a good guy and makes quality stuff but I already have the 4X one and I just don't see any plus sides. My rail system is used up by my cover anyways.
     
  16. Jun 15, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    I just hate drilling holes in my truck, after all I am getting ready to drill a 3-5/8" hole and five 3/8" in the fender alone if I can break away from the fam and work for a couple of hrs. ATOs just seem like a good deal to me that way you can always re-locate them.
     
  17. Jun 15, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Definitely. The ATO mount is great, no doubt. Versatile, easy to install, and very strong.
     
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