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Diamondback SE Install

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Prowlah, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Dec 15, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Prowlah

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    Diamondback owners, did you all install this stick on gasket per these instructions?

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  2. Dec 15, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    Shellshock

    Shellshock Guy who drives a lot

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    I didn’t
     
  3. Dec 15, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    That gasket makes it impossible to reattach the tube without stripping the bolts because it sits too high now. Are these instructions outdated?
     
  4. Dec 15, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    littlefish

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    I did. I had to really press down on the top tube to compress to gasket to get the holes to line up. That isn't the issue of where water comes in. A lot of water will enter through the front two corners unless you get the OEM plugs that go there, but they're like $58 per side.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2018 at 7:53 PM
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    Yeah the gaps are pretty wide. I'm about to stuff them with silicone.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2018 at 8:11 PM
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    Do you know the part number for those plugs?
     
  8. Dec 16, 2018 at 12:03 AM
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    I didn’t install that gasket, but have been wondering if I should, so interested to see what others think.
     
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  9. Dec 16, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    Prowlah

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    I installed it, and as littlefish said, it probably isn't a point of water entry as much as the gaps between bedrails and bulkhead. If I did the install again I would skip it. Also the metal bar that sits on top of the bulkhead also has a very thin "gasket" already affixed to it.
     
  10. Dec 16, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    This thread has all the info on them. Haven't bought them myself but it sounds like they're the answer. I have the spaces gummed up with HVAC putty and water is still coming in.
     
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