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Cleats dont fit anymore...need options

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Kingdomdad333, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Oct 3, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    Kingdomdad333

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    I just bought and installed a hard tonneau cover for my 2017 Tacoma. I also noticed that my bed cleats no longer fit onto the rails because of the tonneau. Is there some other type of cleat or tie downs that I can install on the original bed rail? Or other options? I was thinking there may be a aftermarket cleat or tie down that is flexible and slides onto that rail or something. I hope I am explaining my dilemma properly. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Oct 3, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    Not sure what cover you have, but the MX4 by Bakflip drops the rails down so you can still use the cleats.
     
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    Toyota has some mini tie-down hooks that might clear.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    Fire Chicken - I've got the Gator EFX and its rail fits in the original rail.

    Split bolt - I'll look those up

    Thanks 2 u both!
     
  5. Oct 3, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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    T-slot nuts, and single bolt d-ring tie down.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    Fire Chicken - I've got the Gator EFX and its rail fits in the original rail.

    Split bolt - I'll look those up

    Thanks 2 u both!
     
  8. Oct 3, 2019 at 4:54 PM
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    Ebay drings on the cover bolts. Works great.20190628_194957.jpg 20190628_194942.jpg Capture+_2019-06-06-18-35-45.jpg
     
  9. Oct 3, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    LSUfan1975 - That looks like the solution I'm looking for! Thanks!!!
     
  10. Oct 4, 2019 at 3:14 AM
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    Welcome to the forum from Eastern North Carolina !

    My Extang Encore tonneau came with brackets that lowered the rails. Sorry, that information is to late to help you, but may help other folks in the future.

    Your best bet may be T nuts and D rings.
     
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    Tillie D - Thanks for another option. I don't know which will work for me until I try. Either way, this forum is such a great resource for Tacoma owners. I appreciate your input.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:49 AM
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    Taco_Craig & Windsor - I do have some of those T nuts and fixes them a try with those D rings mentioned. Thanks for your advice and expertise.
     
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  13. Oct 4, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    I like this guy.
     
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    If you get the black oxide t-nuts, I recommend painting them prior to install. They rust like crazy.
     
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