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Tool box question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RollTideRN, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Oct 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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    RollTideRN

    RollTideRN [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was looking into a toolbox for my 08. I have looked at a duralast and a kobalt. I am open to other suggestions as well. I do not want to drill into the top rail at all. What is your opinions? In doing my research I found some pics and It appeared the duralast and kobalt may actually be better built brand.. Is that correct?
     
  2. Oct 22, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    kobalt is better built. If you can afford it I'd spring for something better. Mine is pretty flimsy and not at all secure. All you need is the little clamp things they sell, no need to drill into rail. OR j-hooks.


    OR you can cut the loops off the stock rail cleats and run bolts through them into your box. I did that and used an extra j hook.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    RollTideRN

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    Thanks. Anyone else? Opinions on duralast from autozone? Opinions on others?
     
  4. Oct 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    blake5995

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    I like my Delta alot and make sure you get a good built one the flimsy ones get dented when stuff is in the bed and it sucks. make sure you get aluminum mine doesnt weigh but 20 pounds the steel one could be around 60
     
  5. Oct 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    Tripps2012

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    I have a UWS and I've been happy with it. I stand on the lid of mine to wash my roof all the time and the top has never bowed in at all and I weight 200lbs. I used J hooks to attach mine to the U track. Also I found mine on CL for less for $150.00 so check CL for deals.

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  6. Oct 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    92dlxman

    92dlxman drinking whats on sale

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    on cheaper, especially single lid boxes the opening/ closing can be an issue after a short time. especially after sitting/ standing on it or otherwise warping it.

    check out tractor supply they seem to make a descent one. my dad and brother both like theirs
     
  7. Oct 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    RollTideRN

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    I have been to tractor supply before but the closest one to me is in bakersfield.. too far
     
  8. Oct 22, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    Delmarva

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    UWS Low pro seems to be a popular choice around here :)
     
  9. Oct 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    RollTideRN

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    My head hurts looking at theses boxes. can anyone give me the part number for the uws box. I have an 08 double cab long bed.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    IF you can swing it and find a model you like, weatherguard is the best out there. SOLID boxes, secure too.

    Many of these boxes can be pried open easily, or lifted from one side and opened with a yard stick.

    Mine included so I added some hasps and pad locks because I can't afford a weatherguard. Guess it depends on what you want to keep in it and what it's worth to you.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    read build thread
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    Love mine, more pics in my build thread if your head can handle it ;)
     
  12. Oct 23, 2012 at 3:13 AM
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    VermonterLost

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    I've got the UWS lo-pro in gloss black. Best toolbox I've owned. Had it 2 years now, everything still works like new. I put a coat of wax on it when I wax the truck, still even looks like new. I got mine through Amazon.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    JayDirt

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    This is what I have now...Weather Guard Pack Rat

    Probably going to sell it soon as I'm doing a new set up!

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    This thing is stout and strong as shit, I think you can place 700lbs on top of it.
     
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