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Bed Extender

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by krap22, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Apr 19, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    krap22

    krap22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    AMP Research Moto X-Tender

    I just purchased this and the UPS man brought it today. I was reading the instructions on mounting it. They want me to drill 3 holes in the side of the bed. Is there a chance that after drilling the hole that it will rust in the future? I checked and it is actually in the metal, not the composite bed liner.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    raswank

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    it won't rust, at least mine has not
     
  3. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    BLKTRD6SP

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    Do these extenders ship fully assembled or are they in pieces? Just trying to figure out if shipping is going to be expensive.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    I believe the bed won't rust and I assume they come in pieces ..
     
  5. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    they come in three sections and is easy as 1,2,3. if you are worried about it rusting, id put some silicone in your holes before you put the screws in. (behind the plate you screw to the bed.)
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    your rite, but not where you drill :D
     
  7. Oct 30, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Any updates on the bed extender? How do you like it? Im thinking about getting one myself. Do you have any pictures of it mounted up?
     
  8. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    Where did you get it and for how much if you don't mind me asking. Thanks.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    x3 how do you like it? i want to get one
     
  10. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    just as concret gets hard metal will rust.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    krap22

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    i'll get some pictures. The few times i have used it, i really like it. When i put the screws in the side of the bed, i put some black roofing caulk on it first to seal it up.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    Is it easy to remove when not needed? Does it come with some kind of quick release mechanism? Pics would be awesome. :)
     
  13. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    yes, it sits in my basement most of the time. there are 2 quick release mechanisms that allow you to remove it in seconds. (part of the reason i don't' leave it in my truck)
     
  14. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    Perfect!
     
  15. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    I 've had mine on for two years. No signs of rust, installs and removes easily it has been very usefull. I love it ! With the tailgate in the closed position you can't release the latches to remove it. I have the tailgate lock installed so I hardly take it out.

    Ext.jpg
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  16. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    Thinking about one of these myself. Can it be locked with a cable place to the tie down in the bed ? Or is it too easy to just pull apart to bother with. I don't have a place for storage if I leave it off.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    This is the particular one I'm looking to get, I thought that this is the one krap22 has? OEM above should be made by AMP Research as well, but this one has different shape to better accomodare motorcycles and extra gear...

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  18. Feb 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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    Very nice ^^^
     
  19. Feb 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    Yeah, you can lock it down to the D Rings with a cable if you need too.
     
  20. Feb 16, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    Wow, I like that one. Will it clear the wheel wells when stored in the bed ? I might have to get one if it does.
     
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