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Hook-Ups the Dirtbike Solution

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by ktmrider, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Jan 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    ktmrider

    ktmrider [OP] Senior Member

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    I recently went into the local shop to purchase a "bedbuddy", but when i got there i was informed that it wouldnt work with a tacoma with the plastic bed:(. I was bummed out when a guy in the store told me about this machine shop about 20 minutes away that made a tie down point for the tacomas. i go to the shop and both the guys ride and are supernice and hand me this 3 pound bag:) of 2 quarter inch steel plates and the fittings. I was thinking that the factory bed Rails would bend, but the smart thing they did was to use both, the one on the bedside and the one on the back of the cab. Overall these things are a great buy-- super strong and durable and i feel they will never need to come off:) they were 50 bucks and heres the link
    Jpmetalfab.com
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  2. Jan 13, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    SWEET!
    thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Jan 13, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    Using the stock plastic tie downs did make me nervous.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    ktmrider

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    yea they did the first time i used them too, so i put a giant washer on the bottom of the bed and stuck a d ring kind of thing in the middle drain hole
     
  5. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Ordered a set.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    Zac808

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    WOW. That's badass.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    This is a great idea! Definitely need to look into these :)
     
  8. Jan 18, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    very nice idea! Thanks for sharing the pics and link
     
  9. Jan 18, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    dually

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    Sweet! Im gonna have to fab some up like these when I get a new bike...
     
  10. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    Just got mine in the mail today. Thought about building some but you can't really beat the price with the powdercoating and all. They are very nice.
    I would say I would post some pics but they would just look identical to the OPs.
    Thanks again KTMRIDER.

    :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    ktmrider

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    glad you liked them :) were yours pretty easy to install
     
  12. Jan 24, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    just put them on, very easy to install... took me longer to find my 1/2" wrench to tighten the bolts down than it did to put them on
     
  13. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    tinker_troy

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    I wonder if they would sell just some of the aluminum t-nuts... those would be super handy to have laying around for making a hi-lift jack mount and stuff like that... gonna have to ask them.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    I bolted a Box Bar to my bed with the use of a backing plate. I been hauling two bikes around with no problems or damage to the bed.
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  15. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    ktmrider

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    that works too:thumbsup:
     
  16. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    Poke Tako

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    Other than using the d-rings onto the bed bolts this is a clever gadget. Thanks for sharing ktmrider.
     
  17. Sep 29, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    Thanks for all the great ideas I like corner bracket idea!
     
  18. Sep 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    Mine still work great. They hold my quad in well I just need better straps.
     
  19. Feb 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    kick ass
     
  20. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    I installed mine last night - great quality and I love the corner tie downs!
     
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