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Amazon / X-Bull / X-Traction / Offroad Boar 4WD Recovery Boards?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by steveo27, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. May 24, 2018 at 11:41 PM
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    Geronimo1111

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    I'm trying to figure out how to theft-proof my recovery board mounts.

    Here's some food for thought.

    A company that makes lockable nuts. They have other lockable nuts and it looks like minimums apply.

    Maybe a group buy is in order if enough people are interested...


    https://www.brycefastener.com/key-rex-nut.html
     
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  2. May 24, 2018 at 11:51 PM
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  3. May 25, 2018 at 6:02 AM
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    I bought the trailer lock solution showed somewhere here. Will test it out
     
  4. May 25, 2018 at 6:09 AM
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  6. Jul 26, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    Do these nest together well?
     
  7. Jul 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    They do.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    How did you mount them and do you lock them? was going to put them on a prinsu rack.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    I have a shell, with windoors, where they go.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2018 at 3:20 AM
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    Did you ever decide on how to mount them? I have a set of the x-bull traction boards and have a prinsu toprac on the way. Trying to figure out how I want to go about mounting the boards
     
  12. Nov 26, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    I recently bought the X-Bull boards, and had to use them. They held up great (nothing broke) and got me out of a jam. Definitely worth the $80 I spent. You can mount them to the bed rails with a 1/2" carriage bolt, washer and wing nut. Just need to grind the carriage bolt a bit for it to fit.
     
  13. Nov 26, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    I used a thick piece of plexiglass we had laying around the shop, drilled some holes for 1/2 inch carriage bolts to run through the mounting holes, and some 1/4 inch holes to mount via carriage bolts to the prinsu rail slots. Basically creates a poor man's "load plate" like Prinsu sells.

    The 1/4inch holes are hidden under the boards when mounted. I then used the plates off some 1/2 inch U-bolts I found at Lowe's to hold the boards down and keep them tight with wing nuts.

    Best pics I got at the moment:

    You can see the wing nuts sticking up:
    IMG_20180811_212359_226.jpg

    IMG_0374.jpg
     
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  14. Nov 26, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    I recently bought the X-Bull boards, and had to use them. They held up great (nothing broke) and got me out of a jam. Definitely worth the $80 I spent. You can mount them to the bed rails with a 1/2" carriage bolt, washer and wing nut. Just need to grind the carriage bolt a bit for it to fit.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    Finally got a "opportunity" to use these with my Forester trying to get up a muddy hill - the X-Bull ones worked great. I have them ratchet strapped to my top rack and use a cheap cable lock to protect them from thievery. I think I'm going to set up an Amazon alert to snag a 2nd pair when they hit $80 again. There were areas where it would have been nice to have 4 so I could stack them.
     
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  16. Jan 2, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    I finally got to use mine back on Saturday night, recovering someone out in the desert. Definitely worth it, and they made what could have been a very bad time much easier. I'm also going to be picking up a second pair at some point
     
  17. Jan 2, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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  18. Jan 2, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Glad to see this thread still moving. I have yet to use mine, but glad to see they are working for people who are using them.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    Only reason I'm not a huge fan of these is that I carry four and they don't stack very well... anyone no of some other budget options that stack thinner?
     
  20. Jan 3, 2019 at 3:55 AM
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    I also have four of these and mine stack just fine. I have the "newer" version though...not sure if that made a difference.
     
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