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D ring upgrade

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacocowboy, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:03 AM
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    tacocowboy

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    I sourced these from a Ford cargo van. Used all the factory mounting hardware from my truck. Now just going to add two more up front using the bed bolts.

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  2. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:10 AM
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    Nice! Same size?
     
  3. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    Cool idea! You could probably get them extremely cheap at junk yards too
     
  4. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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    Awesome! Do you have part numbers? Rep!
     
  5. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:29 AM
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    Nice, great idea on the tailgate. Never thought of that.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    IIRC, those bolts up on the tailgate thread into a plastic bushing...I'd have concerns about their sturdiness and not wanting to pull the bushing and bolt right out. Besides that, the tailgate is flimsy metal anyway. I wouldn't count on those holding as much as they do bolted to the bed.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    They are definately bigger. The stock ones almost fit inside them. And the tailgate thing was purely accidental. Just looking for a place to put the OE ones. Almost like they were meant to be there. Will get #'s and more info posted tonight. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2011 at 6:00 AM
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    Yea I dont plan on using them for anything heavy, if at all. But they do make it easier to close the tailgate:D
     
  9. Feb 23, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    any ever thought about putting these on the other side of the bed? towards the cab?
     
  10. Feb 23, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    Ok guys, the D rings are $13.57 from Ford. The stupid long part # is 9T1Z15550A74B. As much as I hate to say this, they are super beefy compared to ours. And they have the same size hole/bushing, and they have more movement. My dealer said he would have to order them from Tennesse, but no shipping. There ya go!
     
  13. Feb 23, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    Its like 10 bucks for 10 on ebay.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    how did you find this part number. where did you order it from?
     
  15. Feb 28, 2011 at 4:55 AM
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    Um, I sell parts for a living and got the # from one of my customers at a Ford dealer. I like these better that any I've seen from TSC or anywhere else. Very beefy, like the stock ones on steroids.
     
  16. Feb 28, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Sweet! Think I'm gonna track some down.
     
  17. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    I'm tellin ya. You can get these things by the dozen for what you're paying.
    Go to ebay or a hardware site.
    I got something a little like this Worked like a charm. Welded d rings with something like a 10000lb working strength. Ebay.. 10 for something like 10 dollars.
    Gave the rest to my neighbor and he installed them in his jeep.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    could you provide a link or something?!?
     
  19. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    Not without some searching. They're easy enough to find. Fine.. setting watch timer for 30 seconds... and.. searching..

    Not the ones that I have, but about the same price.... 5 for 5.
    http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/product/rope-ring-with-clip-b21-5-for-500-3752.cfm

    These are more expensive but its toyota [​IMG]

    These are what I got. Not the same price. But very strong nice quality, not rusting like factory did. They're everywhere.. search for best price. Looks like currently 2 dollars a piece is best.
     
  20. Mar 6, 2011 at 2:24 AM
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    Thanks all
    I too just cut the washers for more support. Plus the hinge laying down is now the same height as the bolt.
    Also, After I began to cut the mat for the front as shown I saw that for the center rings all I needed was to make a 2" slot. When I need the ring I lift the mat , raise the ring, push the mat down and it's ready. No noise either way. I wish I would have done the front the same. Update...For the front d-rings I glued the rubber back with tire repair glue, then cut a two inch slot . Hidden when not in use. Hard to see the repair.
    Army surplus rings are not cheap quality.
     
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