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Bed Stiffeners

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by gg20, Sep 29, 2022.

  1. Sep 29, 2022 at 2:31 PM
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    gg20

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    Hey yall, Just wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction for a low profile bed stifeners.
     
  2. Sep 29, 2022 at 2:32 PM
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    Go buy an L clamp at Home Depot.... :D
     
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    Low profile defeats the purpose. They need to be tall to do anything. I have RAGO's and they get the job done!
     
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    total chaos' version is the best stiffener/extra tiedown device, and it makes you look 2x's better to your significant other!
     
  6. Sep 29, 2022 at 4:56 PM
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    Bro, i'm going to let you in on a little secret. You can buy straight up rip offs of the caliraised bed stiffeners on Amazon. They're like $60 to your door and they're beefy as fuck. You literally can't tell them apart from the real thing. they weigh like 10lbs each and it's solid steel. not every chinese rip off is dog shit now a days.

    Amazon.com: TONRYCUE Bed Channel Stiffeners Replace 5824060692 for Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 : Automotive
     
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    @At The Helm bed stiffeners come with a bottle opener feature and maintain width clearance to haul 4x8 plywood sheets
     
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    is there a point where one has too many bottle openers?

    now a wine bottle opener.. that would be unique
     
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    I have the total chaos ones personally and like that they run all the way up to the bed railing with added tie downs.
     
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    I'm not a mathemagician or anything, but i had someone explain that the anti-stress effect on your bed walls is only effective like 50% up the bed and anything after that is just extra material. Something to do with physics or some shit. Apparently the lower mounting stiffeners are just as effective as ones that go all the way up like the TC.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2022 at 5:22 PM
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    Honestly I can see that being true, not a physics professor or anything here either lol. I personally just got them way back when other options weren’t on the market yet aside from Rago and Cali raised (which have horrible powder coating fyi) lol. The main goal is to provide support to the composite bed of the truck with added weight, especially those with racks, campers, and RTTs.
     
  13. Oct 1, 2022 at 12:15 PM
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    I'm also in this camp, and still have the TC ones. But yeah, the stress and bending really happens in the corner. Running it all the way up is superfluous. But it looks cool and gives you more tie-down points.
     
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    realistically, this type of design is 'the best' for eliminating side-to-side flexibility of the bed walls--the higher the attachment point, the better
    but for anyone that actually uses the bed of a truck like a truck, this design is impossible to implement.

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    this design that ties both sides together would be even better. but again, it makes the entire bed almost unusable.

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    Make your own
    I also made bolt on bike fork holders5F40F672-BA37-447A-A1BE-8663B815AD90.jpg
     
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    This is pretty cool. What did you use to make yours?
     
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    Just some 1/2 x2 metal i had from making my bed rack.
    A flat stock for the bike holder a short riser and a tube the size of the front axle. Drill two holes in the bed stiffie TIG some nuts in it and the bike mount bolts on in seconds.8F1BBF0E-049F-404C-9C4F-80BBD6ACFEAE.jpg
     
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  19. Oct 10, 2022 at 7:13 AM
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    simple yet efficient. nice :thumbsup: the bike fork its a good touch
     
  20. Oct 10, 2022 at 7:27 AM
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    Dumb question…

    Is there a need for bed stiffeners outside of off-road applications? I use my bed to haul shit constantly and I don’t do any real off-roading beyond fire trails.
     

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