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Amazon Bed Stiffeners

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JoeyIV, Apr 13, 2024.

  1. Apr 13, 2024 at 12:00 PM
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    Pretty sure those not for 1st Gen though
     
  3. Apr 13, 2024 at 1:14 PM
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    Yeah, they're not first gen - 05-23 only... I feel like with some trimming they could fit, but I really don't know (which is why I am asking) :)
     
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    A firm!

    ok after reviewing the add/product
    Thinking these designed bc Toyota made inner bed panels out of plastic (not steel to save weight)…..thus brackets provide support to plastic

    IMO
    You could modify NP to fit 1st gen bed
    might be some work but nothing incredibly difficult

    why do you need the extra strength?
     
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    The main reason why I stopped making my bed stiffeners are due to these very sets available on Amazon.

    They're really cheap and hard to compete against which is why I have now suggested to others going the Amazon route.

    With that said, the sets I've sold were for 1st Gen Tacoma's, but with the help of @Ricardo13x he confirmed they fit 2nd and 3rd Gen Tacomas.

    So it's safe to say if my 1st Gen sets worked on 2nd and 3rd Gen, these should work on a 1st Gen as well.

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    It's a super cheap gamble, why not order some?

    Here my sets are on two different 2nd Gen, and even a 3rd Gen; my old thread has several mounted in a 1st Gen -







    The only thing I don't like about those bed stiffeners on Amazon is that they are not reinforced/welded on the bottom. This would make them more prone to any buckling or bowing.
     
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    My thoughts too. Probably some modification for sure. I have a rack and a RTT I will be adding that extend over my Softopper which will probably cause the sides of my bed to potentially bow out under stress off road. Hoping to stabilize that.
     
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    Understood

    If I needed the same support
    I would modify to MAKE those fit.

    I even looked at my bed(96)
    Straight 90 degree angle….no obstructions to drill in brackets
    Might be easier than anticipated
     
  8. Apr 13, 2024 at 1:31 PM
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    Yeah, I saw you mentioned them on the lunch table thread! Thanks for coming in here. You make a good point.. Really is a cheap gamble.

    The Rago ones are also not welded on the corner either... I really like yours. You still selling em?
     
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    Agreed, might be the move I make.
     
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    I don't, because Amazon's sets are too cheap to compete against.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2024 at 1:32 PM
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    Gotcha. Understandable.
     
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    Would love to see finished product!
    Please post pix if you remember brother
     
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    'Course! Ima order them right now. They come in tomorrow.
     
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    It's a great idea save money where you can and doesn't make any difference on your driving components ...
     
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    Definitely interested how these turn out!

    Can’t find any install write up even for the Ragos, looks like we have one factory bolt and then just drill the other 3?
    Interested in what hardware you use as well
     
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    Well, bed stiffeners weren't a thing when 1st Gen trucks were around so...
     
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