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Should I remove plastic bed rails

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Braino, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Mar 14, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    Braino

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    I just brought home my new Tacoma and plan to put on a A.R.E. camper top My question is should I take off the plastic bed rails.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

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    no need to remove them the ARE is desigined to sit on top.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    Rickochet

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    As you probably have already noticed the side rails are higher than the bed front rail and the tailgate. I would make sure that the A.R.E. top is designed to compensate for this.

    I have not taken the side caps off of my 09' but the bed is composite material with no steel under it and I am not sure how the bed transitions to the steel fenders. I think leaving the rails on might be the best choice.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Welcome to the 'World' Braino.:D Sneaking in on us without an introduction huh?!?!?:quickdraw:
     
  5. Mar 14, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    The bed rails, along with the tie down rails, hold the bed together. Do not remove them.

    Or, remove them and take pictures of the aftermath.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    gdctaco

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    you can remove the plastic cap there's metal under it that wraps around and is attached to the plastic bed at the tie down rail. they just snap in with plastic pieces just like everything else on these trucks.
     
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