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Mounted hi lift using factory bed cleats.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mh.meier, May 7, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    mh.meier

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    I recently got some rock sliders from Avid Offroad and decided to get a hi lift. I bought the smity built 54" for 50$ from the dreaded 4 wheelparts.

    I mounted the hi lift using the factory bed cleats. Seemed like a good idea since I picked 4 more up off CL.

    Attach the bed cleat to.the rail system and drill a hole through the very top of the cleat. Put a 3/8 carriage bolt through the hole and secure it with a 3/8 nut. Then I used an old shock bushing and a washer with a 3/8 wing nut to secure the hi lift on the bolts. I used two cleats and put them om the rail behind the cab. If you have any questions let me know. It doesnt shake and looks good plus I still can use my cleats as tie down points.

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  2. May 7, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    Canazes9

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    I like that! Seems simple and effective.

    Thanks for posting.

    David
     
  3. May 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    tacoman15

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    Careful with that jack. Great idea for the mounts though.
     
  4. May 7, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator as muffler, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    Nice looks good man
     
  5. May 7, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    08pretaco

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    has it help up to any beating yet?
     
  6. May 24, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Great idea and well fabbed. I wonder about the plastic cleats snapping but only abuse and time will tell.
     
  7. May 24, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    The.setup has now been MOAB tested and held up no problems!
     
  8. May 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    good creative work
     
  9. May 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    Thanks man. It cost 2$ and will hold up till I get my roof basket.
     
  10. May 24, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    Good idea.

    Hi-Lift tip - Open you door were you are using the lift on your sliders, too often the jack will tip and put a nice dent in your door.
     
  11. May 24, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    Been there man.
     
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