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05+ Tacoma Tail gate reinforcement group buy

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by RelentlessFab, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Jan 4, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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    QUE BALL

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    This is obviously a case of poor notice. I would have bought one if I had heard about this earlier. Only thing I can do now is hope I am on the referral list for the next time around. Count me still interested Send me a PM of future discounts.

    QUE BALL
     
  2. Jan 4, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    I noticed the GB with days to spare.

    Just was not certain on the smooth finish concept. Sounds like the diamond plate was still available but at full price, whereas the smooth sheet metal was for the GB only.

    PK
     
  3. Jan 9, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab [OP] Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Yeah, the GB is over. Maybe someone can get some interest from a few members and then PM me and we'll run another in a month or two.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    kauaibuilt

    kauaibuilt U no kea but AINOFEA!

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    Yeah, I might be in next month or so - gonna be having tax returns burning a hole by then I hope.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    LOL right!?
     
  6. Jan 10, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    kauaibuilt

    kauaibuilt U no kea but AINOFEA!

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    y not? Im .mil and am a resident of another state that has no income tax. I LOVE t.. time!
     
  7. Jan 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    NativeTaco

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    Sorry this didn't happen better. I have been worried about folding my tailgate by walking out on it, or by one day loading up my motorcycle. I will look you up and buy one full price if I have to because I think its worth it.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    theduck911

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    Damn. I've been waiting for a GB like this and didn't see it til now. :facepalm:
     
  9. Jan 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    NativeTaco

    NativeTaco Soaking up the summertime...

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    Which skids did you get for that price?
     
  10. Jan 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    No worries, I'm sure we can get it going another time!
    Whoops! Yeah, I bet there are plenty of people that will jump on it, just need to get better visibility and maybe some pre-interest from a few before starting the next.
    I bent mine on my '07 2 months after I bought it... seeing a taco'd tailgate that new hurt really bad, was time consuming to get fixed, and then I still needed to reinforce like you said. Better off having it as insurance than bending it and adding one later like happened to me!
    He got the mid and t-case to go with the IFS he already bought.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    I'd be in for the diamond plate model when the time comes.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    Hey you can count me in for one. Can I get it in black?
     
  13. Jan 19, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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  14. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    Standard is raw aluminum which you can leave as is or paint or powdercoat (can be painted any color you like but you need a good primer over raw aluminum) or in raw steel which is stronger but a bit heavier. YOU will have to paint the steel or it will rust on you, remember to paint both sides of it! See the first post on this thread for weights. I will go with steel for the strength, but aluminum will be easier to flip up...

    Keep the requests coming so Eric knows we want this Group Buy to come back to life! I count 3 of us so far...... by the way I have nothing in this except I want my tailgate to last, and I like Relentless products.
     
  15. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    Damn I just saw this too. Count me in for sure, 100% for the next attempt at a goup buy
     
  16. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    Subscribed for any updates on reinforced tailgate GB.

    dd
     
  17. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    Was the issue fixed after a certain year?
     
  18. Jan 29, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    Bump. I want one if you can ship it to Canada. Undecided what material yet tho ,
     
  19. Jan 30, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    I really like my steel one and would not trade it for anything.

     
  20. Jan 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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    Swordknives

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    Ok so I got the steel tailgate as I thought the extra weight over the back would help add traction and i liked the idea of a thinner profile.

    Shipping and communication:
    Both were great with a good reply time to emails.

    Product itself:
    very good quality but also fairly simple. does what it said it does and that is that. I've put some big loads on the tail gate and I dont worry about it bending. I also tested it before it was installed and it was alot more sturdy than i expected. It fits very well and i did not have to adjust anything after it was installed. something to be aware of is that the outside of the tailgate is rounded so the edges of the plate will not sit flush.

    Install:
    If it is steel you will need to paint it or find another way to keep it from rusting. I used a car primer followed up by a flat black enamel and a spray bed liner for the top. I Also bought some door trim from pepboys and put it on the edge of the plate that touches the outside of the tailgate. I would suggest you do to to keep it from gouging the paint.

    pretty straight forward. I have a '13 so I don't know if is any different. I opted to reuse the plastic cover on the inside of the tailgate to keep it looking stock.

    first take off the top plastic piece on the top of the tail gate, unscrew the mounting screws then it just pulls off (takes some force.)

    Then unscrew the bolts holding the inside plastic cover on. The plastic cover you just removed has tabs they will need to be removed, I used a cut off wheel on a Dremel and it was way easy. Also the top holes on the plastic cover will need to be drilled out I used a 1/2" bit and it worked well. if you opt to not reuse the plastic you will need to drill the mounting holes to 1/2" if you want the screws to sit flush.

    Next is put on the Tail gate reinforcement plate followed by the plastic and screw her down and load her up. ;)



    Over all i am happy with the product and with Relentless fab.

    I am not happy how my paint job is holding up but that is my issue.

    Ill post pics of it installed with in the next few days. If you have questions let me know I think this would be one of the best first mods to do to a Taco.
     
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