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bed tie downs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by michigantacoowner, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Jul 21, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    moulin6801

    moulin6801 Well-Known Member

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    I also did the D-ring in the Bed screw area and I like the result ! No drilling required and it is a great place and also very secure.
    I hate the thought of drilling in my new bed...

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  2. May 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    ddanner

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    Your post and photos are extremely helpful. Do you know if your recommended measurements for hole drilling are the same for both short and long beds? I have a 2011 dual cab with the short, 5' bed. I "presume" the frame width is the same on both beds, but not sure about the distance to the rear. Some of the follow-up discussion in your topic thread raises this question. Like the commentor, my wheel well extends all the way to the front panel of the bed.

    It's pouring down rain at the moment or I'd measure drain hole, frame bolt, etc. and post, but cannot do now. Sorry...

    thanks,
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  3. Aug 27, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    whitetacoma1

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    Here are a few pics of my extra tie downs I used I ties a Camper down to the bed of the truck its weight was about 1000 lb

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  4. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Anyone out ther know the torque for the bed hold down bolts?

    I want to move the 2 D-Rings to the front bed hold down bolts.

    Thanks, Billy
     
  5. Feb 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    jesse30002000

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    I've been doing a lot of research around taco world, and similar to some of the posts, I'd like to add a whole new rail track system just below the factory one which gets occupied by my bakflip cover.

    I've read that the pull rate for the cleats are approx. 200lbs each. Does anyone know what the pull strength of the rails themselves are?

    I'm debating whether I want to attach a secondary rail system below it or onto it. :/

    I'm doubting Toyota would approve of the idea, but I believe with backing plates placed that the bed would be able to support larger loads onto them.

    http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Cargo-Control/AnchorTrax/AT3976.html

    This is something like I'd be thinking.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    Palehorse1

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    Jesse, it looks like they cobbled a kit together with parts from the U.S. Cargo Control website. If you only wanted specific items you could pick and choose from the source. I too am looking at a similar type arrangement on my truck as the FlipPac makes use of the factory tie downs unusable.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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    jesse30002000

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    This thread is what you're looking for good sir.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/28533-installed-d-rings-bed-pics.html

    @palehorse1; Ha, ya, same sort of thing pretty much eh? I'm just far too baffled as to how I can get behind the bed to put bolts and plates to re in forced the bloody thing haha. The storage compartment would suffice 2, MAYBE 3 of the spots, but I can't get a spot close to the tail lights or the front of the bed @_@

    I want a front to back rail, this way I can tie down a couple things at once, like say 2 couches, hot water tanks, maybe even a piano??!! :eek:

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  8. Jan 2, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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    wenkev

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    Why couldn't you add them with the existing bolts that attach the bed to the frame?
     
  9. Jan 30, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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    I have a 2013 so I already have tie down points in the front and back of the bed but I wanted a tie down in the middle as well to strap down kayaks. I ordered the 5 pack of D-rings from Army surplus for $6.
    They definitely jingle around and to prevent unwanted movement and noise I squirted silicone into the hinge area. I drilled a couple new holes in the middle of the bed just next to the wheel wells. The composite bed is definitely closer to fiberglass than plastic as you drill it. I just used some hardware I had in my toolbox to bolt it on then shot some flat black paint on top then underneath the bed.
    I removed one bed bolt to check it out but it was much larger than the hole on the Army surplus D-ring and I didn't want to spend an hour filing the hole larger to fit. Drilling new holes was much faster. ;)

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  10. Feb 12, 2015 at 11:34 AM
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    What is the part number of the D rings you are using , and or the place you ordered them from??
     
  11. Feb 12, 2015 at 2:52 PM
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