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Bed rail Allen wrench

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Taconator_, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    Taconator_

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    So Im trying to add a bed rail but the 4mm is too small, and the 5mm is too big. I almost stripped one trying the 4mm. Anyone know the proper size?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:23 PM
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    JimBeam

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    Did you try SAE sizes?
     
  3. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:24 PM
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    boogie3478

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    Do you have any standard allen wrenches to try?
     
  4. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    Taconator_

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    All I have is 3-6mm

    I was going to head out to autozone but I didn’t want to start buying and returning wrenches lol.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    I think they are torxe
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    T27 or 30 I think
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    bacon_st

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    Ohhh man. THis happened to me about a year ago OP. I really f'ed up mine badly, and I had to get two of my co workers and some really strange looking extractor torx nuts and bolts to fashion a jerry rigged "impact wrench" to remove it, and I was lucky to say the least. Learned my lesson though. My mistake was using an allen bit on my drill and trying to remove it quick and in style. I wish you good luck.
    :fingerscrossed:

     
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  9. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    kurt1305

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  10. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    Good call on the torx guys! I've never fiddled with my bedrails plus i'm a 2nd gen...
     
  11. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Thanks a lot! I’ll give the Torx a shot!
    Im adding one so I can load up my road bike.. this was not as simple as I initially planned lol.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    Definitely a lot easier with the right tools, but gets expensive if you have to keep buying every specialty tool they make.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    Where are you located? Lots of locals probably have one you could use for 5 minutes:thumbsup:
     
  14. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    Thanks! In Los Angeles.

    They can’t be too pricey.. or i could always say it was the wrong size :anonymous: lol
     
  15. Jan 18, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    Couple dollars
     
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