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Alternative Location for D-Rings in Bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ziggynagy, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Nov 2, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    ziggynagy

    ziggynagy [OP] All Glory To The Hypnotoad

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    I like Neubs' write-up on adding D-Rings to the truck bed but had my own reasons for not installing the D-Ring thru the bed bolt (my bed bolts are rust magnets, need rings to swivel, preferred not to dremel). Also wasn't a fan of the OEM location inside the wheelwell/sidewall as I wanted the D-Rings (PT278-35054) on the floor and a position where the backplate couldn't freely spin.

    Found a spot next to the bed bolt where the backplate fits with no wiggle-room, allowing for easy tightening.

    Tools:
    7/16" masonry bit
    T40 bit
    Torque wrench (set @32N-m)

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2013
  2. Nov 2, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    kingston73

    kingston73 Well-Known Member

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    That's good, I wish I'd thought of that before I installed mine. I put them in the sides according to the directions included but your way seems like it would have been easier.
     
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