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Addition D Rings - Bed Side Alternative Solution

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by steveo27, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Mar 28, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    steveo27

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    I was looking for something the other day and came across this picture.

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    I really like this idea vs drilling holes in the bed sides to add more D rings.

    Granted these arent going to be as strong as a steel plate backed D ring, but this idea would be more than sufficient for things like a cargo net and strapping down plastic totes.

    Is this a member on here or does someone recognize this mod? I was looking for some more info on this, specifically the size of the D rings used and where they were purchased?

    Cheers
     
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  2. Mar 28, 2017 at 9:38 PM
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  3. Mar 28, 2017 at 9:44 PM
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    I've done this mod, it's super easy. Unscrew the screw, slide the d-ring back there, re-screw the screw. I got my d-rings from army surplus warehouse, but they don't seem to have a listing for them anymore. Similar ones are out there.

    But here's the monster thread you should read through:

    Installed D-Rings in the Bed Pics

    It's got a ton of different installs and sources for D-rings. The behind-the-rail rings I think first appeared here.
     
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  4. Mar 29, 2017 at 6:32 AM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
  5. Mar 29, 2017 at 6:33 AM
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    I have these also, great to attach the cargo net when loaded for camping :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mar 29, 2017 at 7:59 AM
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    Are they mounting to anything solid, or just the composite bed?
     
  7. Mar 29, 2017 at 9:50 AM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    They're mounted into the same piece the track is mounted into I'd imagine they'd hold close to the same weight the track can.

    Would I strap a motorcycle to them? No

    Would I strap a plastic tote with camping gear to them? Yes.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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    Seems reasonable. Might have to pick some up.

    How many did you install?
     
  9. Mar 29, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    I plan on installing 1 at every bolt on the track, not sure how many that is yet as I need to count em to see.
     
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    They rattle a little FYI there may be a zip tie solution somewhere in the thread noted above. I shot mine with a little extra black paint to make them "sticky" when they swivel.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    I did see his while searching

    I'd do something similar, but probably with some sort of rubber or vinyl tubing
     
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    Be aware that if you choose to add these to the bed bolts it is a little more involved, and there is a dodge d ring that eliminates these issues.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Just doing it along the rails.
     
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    Any ideas or a link for where the Dodge d-rings can be found to install d-rings in the Tacoma bed bolts (the unpainted star drive bolts) without grinding away at the washers?
     
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