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Tacoma tie down system

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DoctorW, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Jan 6, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    DoctorW

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    My 2010 Tacoma has 2 tie-down rings on the bed floor (close to the rear gate). However, there are no tie-down rings in the front of the bed floor.

    That is a weird design. Most trucks, like F-150, or Tundra, has 4 tie-down rings on the bed floor.

    My problem is, I am considering adding either a retractable bed cover or bakflip folding cover to my truck. But after installing either of the covers, the factory rail will not be usable. So I cannot use the tie-downs on the rail. I can only use the tie-downs on the bed floor, but there are only 2 of them, both near the tailgate.

    Is there any solution to that? Is there anyway to add 2 tie-down rings in the front of the bed floor?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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  3. Jan 6, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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  4. Jan 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    Doctor, I'll try to get some pics up this weekend. I just installed the bakflip on my truck. Yes, you lose the side rails for tiedown. However, from this forum, I got the idea to put in a D-ring on each of the bolts used to secure the rails for the bakflip. There are 6 total bolts so I was able to install 6 drings, 3 on each side.

    If you also add the drings like pety, you'll have more than enough tiedowns.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    Thank you guys. You are so helpful.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    Well, that is great. I am expecting to see your pictures.

    What did you use? G2 or HD? I suppose HD is stronger, but how much stronger is it? And is it worth to buy HD?



     
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