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$6 Cheap Complete Tacoma 2” D Rings Bed Rail Tie Downs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Grossomotto, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Apr 7, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    Grossomotto

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    I’m posting this for those members that want to save a bit of money and do this themselves. These sets (2) sell for $24 online. You can do it for less than $6 each complete.

    These are what you need

    $25.90 for 2 sets of these which will total 8 pieces, these are great because they insert in the bed rails without taking off the ends.

    http://www.hondogarage.com/index.php/product/landing/toyota-tacoma-utility-track-t-nut

    $18.99 for 10 V Ring Tie Downs 2”, these May look small but they’re quite large and hold 1000lbs.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/252743300730


    $7.74 for $10 M8 1.25 20mm bolts, they’re cheaper if you buy larger quantities and need more for other projects

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/10-M8-1-25x20-Metric-Hex-Flange-Bolts-Grade-10-9-DIN-6921-/262069224485


    For $52.64 you’ll get 8 complete sets for your bed rails and two extra rings for elsewhere.

    See pics

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  2. May 11, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Also put 6 of these on the bed bolts so have tie downs on the bed floor. Other’s have done this and there’s a write up I’ll include a few pics. You have to grind off the ridges under the bed bolt washer to get it off for dring in between. Also I had to drill out the d ring holes slightly larger. Finally, I just cut a 6 small slits in the bed mat which goes through when using or put it flat under the mat when not in use. Of course don’t forget antiseeze when reinstalling.

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  3. May 11, 2018 at 6:23 AM
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  4. May 11, 2018 at 6:57 AM
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    Great writeup!

    I like how you highlighted the Toyota on your bed mat.
     
  5. May 11, 2018 at 7:05 AM
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    Cheap and easy mod with a $3.99 paint pen from the craft supply store. I used a black paint pen to cover all the bolts in the bed too, and the white warning stickers in there, as well.


     
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  6. May 11, 2018 at 7:05 AM
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    i did this mod to my 2nd GEN but instead of using the T slot bolts I just removed the Torx screws on the rail itself and screwed the d rings behind the rail, also ive noticed that the D rings themselves will rust very quickly I bought the same ones which may eventually be removed and repainted soon.
     
  7. May 11, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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  8. May 11, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    Actually I saw that my only concern is the rings noise banging against the bed while driving.

     
  9. May 11, 2018 at 7:11 AM
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    Good stuff. Those Honda accessory rail nuts are very nice. I grabbed a set for myself.

    You can also use a socket over the bolt head to hammer off the washer. I used a piece of wood under the bolt so that the threads wouldn't get damaged.

    Also, for the stickers, they peel off pretty easy. One of the first things that I did to my Taco.
     
  10. May 11, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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    I used the Dodge D-Rings for the bed bolts, and no rust at all. They were only about $3.50 each.
     
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  11. May 11, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    Yeah I tried that maybe not hard enough though, so just decided to grind them off with a wide disc on the cut off tool.


     
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    with the rear sliding window open it sounds like jingle bells, I just did mine with the same d rings and im astonished on how fast they started to rust being out in the weather, never thought they would rust as quickly as they did, at sometime (soon) ill have to Rustoleum them
     
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    Yeah. It took a 5lb BFH to get mine off. And, I did loose a bit of skin in between the socket and washer being stupid and not wearing gloves.
     
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    the ones I got, same as the OPs are made in USA they are well built but lacking in the finish it seems
     
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    Good thing everything is black, always keep a variety of black paint!

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    I should probably do this today, the weather is perfect for a Mod like repainting
     
  18. May 11, 2018 at 1:07 PM
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    Definitely check the two rear bed bolts to make sure there are enough threads attaching them to the frame. I had to completely remove my washers when I installed my bed side stiffeners, because the bolts are so short. From the factory those bolts have zero threads extending beyond the nut (at least that's how mine came). I'm betting that yours are not happy with the stiffener, washer, AND the D-ring.
    Great mod by the way. :cheers:
     
  19. May 11, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    Thanks I’ll check it, they seemed to thread down quite a bit and snug up, but maybe not.

     
  20. May 11, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    All the other bolts are good and long, but those two aren't for some reason.
     

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