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Front bed rail

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dbayarea, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Oct 16, 2016 at 6:37 PM
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    Dbayarea

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    I just bought a 17 Tacoma. I noticed that Toyota only ran the bed rail system on the sides and not the forward side of the bed. I had a friendship with a 14 Tacoma and he said he had the front bed rail. I went to the dealer and tried to get a 14 front bed rail and was advised Toyota does not sell a forward bed rail. Any ideas where I could get one ?
     
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  2. Oct 16, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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    Joe23

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    try a scrap yard maybe?
    I've already sourced out one for myself from a local scrap yard. Cost me $15 lol
     
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  3. Oct 16, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    DwightKSchrute

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    I noticed this as well. My '14 Prerunner had one. Maybe there was little demand
     
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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/front-bed-rail-it-fits.394416
     
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  6. Oct 16, 2016 at 10:13 PM
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    jmauvais

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    ...stuff
    I was upset that mine was missing one as well. I will pick one up at the first service, hopefully they have them.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2016 at 3:58 AM
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    schmack b

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    Just a FYI, the header rail will not work with the factory bed cover.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:12 AM
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    This is possibly why they stopped coming standard. A lot of the 16's and 17's are being sold with the cover installed I notice.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:34 AM
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    Garyji

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    The older model year rails will fit, and are available. That's how I got mine.

    G.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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    johnny1019

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    I ordered mine off of Amazon, Prime shipping no less. Just unscrew the 4 bolts already installed in the bed and install the front rail (I added some Loctite 242 on the bolt threads for good measure). The holes are a perfect match. The only issue I've seen so far is that the top lip of the bed somewhat interferes with installing the rail cleats. Not a show stopper, you just have to be patient with them and they'll go in.
     
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  11. Oct 18, 2016 at 2:38 PM
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    I'm unsure where you heard that, but I'm glad I'd already bought mine before reading your post since the header rail works just fine with my factory bed cover.

    I just installed part # PT278-35100-BH on my 2017 DCSB TRD OR with OEM Tonneau. Fits perfectly.

     
  12. Oct 18, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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    trdparts4u has them. about $30.00.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM
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    Yep. Amazon, eBay, etc. It's readily available.

    I bought it from my local dealer since their discounted price, including tax, was about same total cost as I could get the stuff online after including shipping costs. YMMV of course.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    Well, proved wrong. Thought I read that on here a while back.
     
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    Bought mine off of Amazon. Does anyone know what size the screws are in the bed? Didn't have anything in the tool box that worked so need to grab the right attachment.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2016 at 5:36 PM
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    @JGreer3 -- I believe they were Torx T30 if I remember correctly. I have an assortment and just grabbed the bit that fit, looked at it after and am pretty sure it said T30.
     
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    It happens. No worries.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM
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    don't forget to buy the end caps for it.
     
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  19. Oct 18, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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    Yeah, I may or may not. My sense of completeness will probably make me do so even though it'll be hidden by the OEM tonneau most of the time. :D
     
  20. Oct 18, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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    Beerpayzdabillz

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    ordered mine from Amazon. works fine with factory Tonneau cover.

    IMG_6837.jpg
     
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