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Bed rail mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kimstarrr, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Jun 28, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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    kimstarrr

    kimstarrr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone installed a bed rail in theyre bed with or with out the bed liner?
    Also if theres any pictures and if anybody know how i would even start please let me know. hope to do this mod soon.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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    Manlaan

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  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    i want to put the 2nd get bed rails in my 02 is that possible??
     
  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    Not sure how the 2nd gens actually mount, but I know they use plastic for the actual tie down locations. There is also quite a bit of flex in the 2nd gen rails, although I'm sure they're strong enough for hauling anything the truck can haul, I just dont know that I'd go looking specifically for that when there's better out there for cheaper. Also, the rail doesn't go all the way to the back of the bed, leaving like 8-10". I'm not completely sold on the sliding mounts either, as I'm not sure if there's any sort of locking method so they cant slide (looks like its just a tension screw to me, which can rattle loose).

    Bestop also makes a version thats probably closer to OEM, but its a good $400.

    With Macs, you'd have to call them to find the proper size, but I'm sure it would be under $200 to do 3 sides of the bed.

    No clue what actual OEM would cost, but I'm sure it will be a whole lot more.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    I really like the bestop but they come in pairs... and they are meant for the sides of the bed only.. if anything i only needed them for the front of the bed to install yakima blockheads bike racks.... any suggestions?
     
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