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front D rings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACOMAN22, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Mar 26, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    TACOMAN22

    TACOMAN22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    why is everybody buying extra d rings when you can jsut use the rail system.....works fine for me
     
  2. Mar 26, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    rails are only good for about 125lbs (I think) If I'm using a ratchet strap to secure some plywood, I'd probably come close to ripping it off.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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    Angus_NB

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    If you rely on the rail system to secure a motorcycle you will be picking your bike out of someone's windshield someday.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2008 at 11:42 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Besides weight load, its the ability to hold things down to the bed securely.

    For example, hauling 8ft beams or 12ft Kayaks, you want the front of the cargo strapped tight to the bed floor. This makes the front bed D rings a good idea. The high rail mounted D rings have no leverage and do not hold the front end of the cargo down.

    Made mine for $10. Well worth it.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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    TACOMAN22

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    ya i just use mine for the dirtbikes works fine and its always really fastebed down never comes loose even when i have like 3 in there at a time
     
  6. Mar 26, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Good luck when your cleats break and drop the bikes, damage them, and crack the composite bed.
     
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