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tie down cleats slipping !

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pat's taco, May 7, 2008.

  1. May 7, 2008 at 8:10 AM
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    pat's taco

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    has any one else had a bed rail cleat slip while having something tied down. i was hauling a patio set yesterday and i when i tightened my strap the cleat would slide !!!!! but it was locked tight !!! all of my other cleats don't slip just this one !!!!
     
  2. May 7, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    lsocoee

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    There are recessions in the bed rails. Make sure the cleat is seated in them before getting the ratchet straps out.
     
  3. May 7, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    thanks isocoee, i was kind of in a hurry when i was stapping it down. i'll check it out agian when i get off work today.
     
  4. May 7, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    Also, the cleats seem to have a built-in clutch, so you can't over-torque them ... :mad:
     
  5. May 7, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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    I turn mine until I hear it click three times. Never had one slip unless I personally try to force it to. Then again I also am pretty big so if I want to force something to do something it usually happens.
     
  6. May 7, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    yeah i always twist them till they click a few times
     
  7. May 8, 2008 at 11:20 AM
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    I just added extra D-rings to avoid the hassle of the cleats. :laugh:
     
  8. May 8, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    OK Tiger, I'll ask you: what size are those big torx bolts in the bed? One for the existing cleats, and the bigger one for the bed bolts??
     
  9. May 8, 2008 at 1:05 PM
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    Check the link in my sig.... I think the bed bolts are a T-55 Torx, but don't remember for sure. I know it's in that tread somewhere. :D It also has pics of how I did it, and links to where I got the parts.
     
  10. May 8, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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    Personally I like the mini-cleats Toyota sells. Crank them down real tight and they aren't going anywhere. Not as easy to rip off too if you don't have a shell like I do.
     
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