1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Army Surplus D-Ring Users

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WATacoRider, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:15 AM
    #1
    WATacoRider

    WATacoRider [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Member:
    #26479
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4
    how large did you have to enlarge the holes to use on your bed bolts. And any rust issues?


    *bump with new question*

    Do you HAVE to enlarge the holes?
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    #2
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    8,123
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    You need to make them 1/2 inch. No rust. but you can paint them if you want
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    #3
    ThreeMan

    ThreeMan Opinions Vary...

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Member:
    #4880
    Messages:
    746
    Gender:
    Male
    Oswego, NY
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 V6 TRD DCLB
    Eibach Springs with Billstien 5100's - Full Katzkin Leather - Back Flip Roll-X bed cover - Custom Projector/Dual Halo Headlights by ambiguous - Eagle Eye LED tail lights - LED Light Bar Mounted in Bumper - Wade In-channel Vent Visors - K&N Filter - 20% on the fronts - Rear AAL TSB - 4 Tie Down Mod - Pop N Lock - Running Boards - Billet Grille - Weathertech Mats - LED Map and Dome Lights - Optima Yellow Top - Redline Elite Hood Struts - Tunes: Eclipse 7100 HU - Eclipse IPC-106 Interface - Audison LRX 5.1K - Hertz Mille MLK2 Components - JL 13TW5 - JL cables and wires - Fully Deadened with SDS products - Metra dash kit - Custom Sub Box and Amp Rack - Still Under Construction.
    ^^^ x2
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:22 AM
    #4
    Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18096
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport Double Cab
    x3
    They work really great
     
  5. Mar 6, 2010 at 8:24 AM
    #5
    semirgdj

    semirgdj Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Member:
    #19645
    Messages:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    LA
    Vehicle:
    09 4x4 Access
    aFe prodry air filter removed secondary air filter center storage lock secured tailgate mod 5300 poplock extra d-rings in bed illuminated 4x4 switch footlights on anytime leather armrests disabled no seat belt warning beeps 20% tint nerf bars Kenwood Nav head unit
    yup the d-rings rule!
     
  6. Mar 6, 2010 at 8:25 AM
    #6
    Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18096
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport Double Cab
    Yeah this has to be the cheapest yet most functional mod I have done
     
  7. Mar 6, 2010 at 8:25 AM
    #7
    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Member:
    #18825
    Messages:
    1,660
    Gender:
    Male
    ^^^^ X100... took 10 minutes with a step drill bit and I've used them dozens of times. Not bad at all for a mod that costs less than $10
     
  8. Mar 6, 2010 at 9:38 AM
    #8
    imsikotic

    imsikotic If u cant stand behind our troops. Stand in front

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16278
    Messages:
    5,099
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Temecula, Ca
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD Sport DesertRunner
    4" Camburg Race Spindles and Icon 2.5" ext travel Coilovers in the front for about 5"of lift and for the rear All-Pro 3" leaf pack and Fox 2.0 Resi's converted to piggyback and custom valved by DownSouth Motorsports. 17x9" KMC XD Addicts w/ 4.5 inch Backspacing and -12 Offset. Wrangler Duratracs 285/70/17. K&N CAI, Exhaust, Carriage Works Billet Grill, Custom Bed bar with ProComp fog lights,DirtKing Fabrication front bumper w/ 3 HID converted Hellas, Demello rear PreRunner bumper, Tinted windows, Full System w/ 2 10s, Garmin 265WT, ClearHLM. Theres more I just cant think of it right now.
    Pics???
     
  9. Mar 6, 2010 at 10:25 AM
    #9
    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Member:
    #18825
    Messages:
    1,660
    Gender:
    Male
  10. Mar 10, 2010 at 3:26 PM
    #10
    WATacoRider

    WATacoRider [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Member:
    #26479
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4
    I havent taken the time to remove my bed bolt, but I'm wonder if the army d-rings even need to be enlarged?

    Cant I just hammer it onto the bolt like how you would release the washer?

    Or is the hole just too small?

    I was looking around for the uni-bits today and they are $$$$$$. I wanted one that would do 3/4" holes for potential future use and they are $60!!!!

    I stopped by Harbor Freights hoping for a cheap 1 but they didnt even have them in the store.
     
  11. Mar 10, 2010 at 3:29 PM
    #11
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    8,123
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    Its just too small man. It take maybe 2 mins to drill all 5 of them out. and you can get a 1/2" bit at lowe's or HD for like $5-$10
     
  12. Mar 10, 2010 at 3:34 PM
    #12
    WATacoRider

    WATacoRider [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Member:
    #26479
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4

    I was trying to save myself some money and a trip to the store. :rolleyes:

    The biggest drill bit I have right now is 3/8, which is the size of the hole :eek:
     
  13. Mar 10, 2010 at 3:37 PM
    #13
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    8,123
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    If you have a dremal or something you can grind it bigger but other then that you wouldn't be able to get it to fit. and you have to grind down the ridges on the bed bolts to get that washer off anyways and to get the d-ring on the bolt.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2010 at 3:38 PM
    #14
    WATacoRider

    WATacoRider [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Member:
    #26479
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4
    You dont have to grind down the ridges on the bolt.

    You can hammer the washer off with a large socket and hammer.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2010 at 3:40 PM
    #15
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    8,123
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    Well then you may need to make the hole a tiny bit larger then 1/2" then on the D-ring because the bolt w/o the ridges is 1/2".
     
  16. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:01 PM
    #16
    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga Nuggety

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5877
    Messages:
    6,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad DC 4x4 (read the build)
    As another guy said, get a step drill bit.

    Kinda spendy but they are super useful.
     
  17. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM
    #17
    WATacoRider

    WATacoRider [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Member:
    #26479
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4
    I decided to order a cheap set off ebay. Only $20 for 3 different sizes. So if even if they turn into shit, not a big deal... :rolleyes:
    Oh well, I guess I'll finish greasing my shafts. Gotta do the 2 front.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:09 PM
    #18
    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga Nuggety

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5877
    Messages:
    6,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad DC 4x4 (read the build)
    Yeah, I got a small one in one of those packs of bits you get at Autozone and I trash the hell out of it, but it keeps going... slowly. Dad's got a nice Snap-on one and it does the same job so easily you have to be careful!
     
  19. Mar 11, 2010 at 1:14 PM
    #19
    cappo

    cappo Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    Member:
    #6153
    Messages:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Vehicle:
    2008 TRD Off Road
    my rings are starting to rust now. Expected it for $5
     
  20. Mar 11, 2010 at 1:20 PM
    #20
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    8,123
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    Factory ones do the same thing man. Clean them and one shot of spay paint. Had to do that to the factory ones.
     
To Top