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New Tacoma = questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dustinclm, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    dustinclm

    dustinclm [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i have a 2012 tacoma and im fighting the urge to mod this one like my 1st gen, however, i will be adding a toolbox and did have a few ideas that i wanted to do which brought about a few questions.

    1) I was thinking of making a bracket that allowed a low profile aluminum tool box to attach to the rail system. The rail system can hold 440lbs of tensile weight each, so would same 880lbs total this apply to mounting the toolbox?

    2) I will also want to install some lights on the rails or toolbox however i want the switch to fit into one of the spare slots under the radio or to the left of the dash. Would i have to get a switch from Toyota? Also, which is the best way to run the wires into the cab without cutting or altering the truck? I do not want to do anything to viod any warrenty or damage the truck

    thanks guys
     
  2. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    The toolbox will likely either be resting on the side rails or the floor. The attachment to the rail system is just to hold it in place.

    You should be able to find some grommets on the floor of the cab under the seat(s) where you can bring in power wires for your lights. Check both sides before poking holes in the grommets, and use a good adhesive sealant once the wire is in place to prevent water intrusion into the cab.

    There are many options for switches. Some can be installed into the blank covers, others take the place of the blank covers. A search on the forums here should find you some options.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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  4. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    I purchased my gull-wing toolbox (modified to fit a 2012) locally and the seller was easily able to install it onto the bed rail system. In fact, he offered that option before I even asked. I like the idea of sliding it around (out of the way), or even removing it entirely, while cleaning the truck or whatever.

    By the way, purchased a gull-wing design to allow easier access from the sides and eventually allow the installation (still pending) of a CB antenna in the very center.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    Where did you buy the toolbox? and which attachements were used to attach to the rails?
     
  6. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    stewartx PM SENT
     
  7. Jan 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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  8. Jan 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    after some forum searching I ran across those too, I'll most likely order them tonight
     
  9. Jan 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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    so i installed my UWS Low profile toolbox last night. got a few pictures in case anyone needs some ideas. I used 2 unistrut nuts that i ground down to the correct size to fit into the rail system, attached an all-thread rod with some lock-tite and attached the Grip Rite attachment to the rod and to the toolbox. *the all-thread rods were too long so i drilled a hole in the toolbox and attached a wing-nut for extra stability. Its secure and removable, if need be, and no holes in the new truck
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