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*TIP* always tie your excess tiedowns!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by a56kuser, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Feb 4, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    a56kuser

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    Last week I was truckin a few dirtbikes to hit the trails....I had 3 bikes loaded on my bed and we were kind of in a rush....needless to say I didn't tie the excess strapes up and one of them got away and down to my drive shaft and got snagged on it.....it sounded like a gun shot and glass shattered all over my seat and dash...I've always known to take this extra step when using tie straps but I didn't think it would happen to me
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    Safelite quoted me $1061 dollars to replace it!! Big bucks for such a cheap mistake
    I ended up finding a aftermarket one on ebay for 385 shipped to hawaii...I will try to install it myself this Sunday ...will let u guys know how it goes... also any tips to lead me in the right direction when changing out my glass would be great
    Basically ill be stripping off 90% of the old urethane and reapplying it witha fast curing one
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  2. Feb 4, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    hellrazor004

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    Yikes, good luck.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    That's sucks.I've lost 2 rear windows from my quads.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    a56kuser

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    damn thats a good deal,
    oh well im just stoked i dont have to pay 1000
     
  5. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    Arrrg, I priced a solid to replace my slider with my glass guy and I decided NO.... too much money for the glass!!!!!!
    I can see a slider in a single cab where you can reach it but I have never used mine in the double and it is just an easy way to break in as I see it.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    FYI for people stumbling on threads, most insurance doesn't have deductibles on glass.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 at 5:08 AM
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    1bad10tacoma

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    I have been looking at these sliders, let us now how it turns out
     
  8. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    Damn, sorry to hear of your misfortune. Any reason you didn't just go through your comprehensive insurance to replace the window? It shouldn't make your rates go up btw.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    Usually not the case that it would go up, but I think sometimes it can. Hit and run damage in long term parking at the airport when you are on vacation, probably not. A rock in the windshield on the highway, probably not. A loose tiedown in the bed, possibly, because they look at what you use the truck for when they initially set your rates, and hauling dirtbikes could cause a bit higher rate.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    I would say that's probably one of the easier windows to change. I've never done one on a Toyota, but I'd get strong kite string and wrap it in the channel of the molding coming together in the bottom-middle. Set the window in the truck opening and with a friend pushing (seriously focused) from the outside, you pull the string to the inside, finishing at a top-corner. Make sure you don't tear the rubber. I'd use tons of WD-40 myself.

    Seems expensive though for the flat window.

    RZ Rob
     
  11. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    Damn that sucks, i had a similar thing happen a day before i put it in the garage for 2 months. luckly it only scratched the shit out of my driver side rear quarter panel and ripped up most of my TRD sticker. All i did was turn the truck around in the driveway, so the bikes werent towards the road. Pissed me off to say the least
     
  12. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    I busted my rear window two years ago loading wood. State Farm comprehensive insurance cost my $100 out of pocket and installed at work in the parking lot.
     
  13. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    Lets make a swap :eek: My solid glass for your slider...
     
  14. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    I'm not quite sure i understand what happened. I do alot of hauling so i'm intersted to make sure i understand. How did the glass break if the strap got twisted around the drive shaft? The bikes hit it or the hooks popped off and hit it?
     
  15. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    Strap wrapped around the DS and it pulled the ratchet into the glass as it wound it up. It was a loose strap. You can see several impact points in the glass
     
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    Anybody make headache racks for Tacoma's??
     
  17. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    Maybe someone should organize a group-buy before anybody gets hurt...LOL
     
  18. Feb 5, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    damm that a lot
     
  19. Feb 6, 2011 at 1:40 AM
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    a56kuser

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    Welp gonna be doing the install tomorrow wish me luck!!!!
     
  20. Feb 6, 2011 at 2:23 AM
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    There is a right way to tie down dirt bikes and atv's
    #1 DO NOT use ratchet straps, use lock straps
    on a dirt bike hook the lock straps to the handle bars and at the same time you pull the strap to lock them down, hold on the front brake and push down the front forks suspension, that bike won't go anywhere
    (same way on hooking down an ATV use the suspension to hold the straps tighter)
    pull the straps at tight as you can, then push down the suspension, then tighten the straps again, as as you leave off on the suspension they are super tight and that ATV is part of the bed.
    (ratchet straps always work loose, if you do use ratchet straps, you should stop every 5 miles and tighten them up again, but lock straps never work loose and are much easiser to remove.)
     
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