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No more cleats due to tanneau...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1tacoplease, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Feb 10, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    Anyone have any recomendations on extra tie downs or D rings? I move a lot of furniture and have a motorcycle. I was reading on the extra D-rings on cheap free mods but am a little bit skeptical.
    HELP!!! I still want to use my truck... as a truck!:confused:
     
  2. Feb 10, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    Snyperx

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    I saw a few other people asking this. I have the Access Limited Edition soft tonneau and I have full access to the rail system and cleats. Access uses a set of spacers to allow full use of the rail system.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    +1. I was stoked when I put I all back together and they work great!!

    The D Ring mod is do-able- Use a large enough plate under the bed you'll be fine.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    I already have the Bakflip G2. I was really happy with the looks and funcoinality (is that a word?) well, with the way it functions ( how easily it folds up ) but was disappionted when I tried to strap something down and realized I only have the 2 rear D rings to tie down to.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    doesnt toyota makes 2 different sizes in the clets?i think i heard that. mine fit under my access cover with no problem. i assume you have the bigger ones.(i bet you dont hear that too much...lol)
     
  6. Feb 10, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    I can't use cleats anymore because of my tonneau, unless there is some sort of bracket that you all have heard of? What are the other ways to add D-rings?
     
  7. Feb 10, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    did you have to take off the track system???? i didnt have to on mine
     
  8. Feb 10, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    D rings under my bed bolts = 6 tie down points.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    I have additonal stock D-rings under my front bed bolts. Solid as a rock! You will definitely need a breaker bar to loosen them up. Use some locktite when you put it back together. Most useful mod I have done to my truck...
     
  10. Feb 10, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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  11. Feb 10, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    I used the track system to mount the tonneau, so it elimated the whole rail! It gives it a flush look but takes away from the tie downs.
     
  12. Feb 10, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    I did order the rope rings from the online cheap free mods. I just don't like the fact that I have to drill a bigger hole, cut the washers, and drill the threads to take out the washers. I ordered the D-rings to do it, but just looking for alternative ways to do this.
     
  13. Feb 10, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    What kind/brand of tonneau did you get?

    Extra d rings mounted under the bed bolts will give you all the tie down points you should need.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    You can do it with a file in 30 seconds even. It isn't hard at all to grind those threads under the bolt head off.

    The D ring hole is easy to drill if you have a vise. I don't so I actually used a tap and die kit to do it. Had each hole large enough inside of 5 minutes. A little work to save money plus it keeps me off the streets and slinging crack.
     
  15. Feb 10, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    Okay, I'll do it. I have a dremel, but don't have a tork-55 wrench and don't know how to drill a bigger hole. What did you do? What size do i have to drill the D-ring hole to?
     
  16. Feb 10, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    Honestly, I just drilled and kept test fitting until the bolt fit. You need a Torx 55, though. And, if you don't have an impact gun which you really need for this, be careful with that breaker bar because those bolts are easy to strip. Oh, and DO NOT CROSSTHREAD THE BOLTS because the bolts are $12 each from the dealer. Go ahead and guess how I know this...
     
  17. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    Thanks for the info but what is cross threading the bolts?
     
  18. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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