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Toyota OEM Tailgate Extender

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by keylay, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Jan 2, 2014 at 3:06 PM
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    keylay

    keylay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Kyle
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    I needed a tail gate extender for my Tacoma. I haul a lot of gear in my bed and the extra couple feet were needed. I purchased from TRDParts4u.com for close to $200. Arrived within a week of shipping.

    Here's a pictorial of my install:

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    Toyota forgot to add a step to the instructions.

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    Removed the tail lights by unbolting two (2) bolts on each side.

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    Used the provided template to drill holes. Used a center punch to alight the drill bit and then drilled through the bed into the housing that held the lights.

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    Installed the brackets with nuts and bolts.

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    Inserted the middle metal tubing into the corner pieces and spread to fit gap between brackets.

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    Inserted and screwed middle two (2) supports to secure middle tubing sections.

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    Finished project took about 45 minutes with a trip to the hardware store to get a center punch.

    It looks great, doesn't bounce around in the bed and can be secured in the bed and latched to tailgate when traveling with gate open.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2014 at 7:55 PM
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    EFalco50

    EFalco50 Woah! How did that get here?

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    Weather Tech Floor liners, AFE drop in air filter, BFG All Terrain's, Fog lights, Reese Hitch, Undercoating/Rustproofing,
    Cool man! One of the things on my list
     
  3. Jan 17, 2014 at 6:04 AM
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    Rufus

    Rufus Well-Known Member

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    OEM Truck Bed Extender, Window Tint, Tailgate Security Mod, OEM Spare Tire Lock, Cam Locks (storage compartments), OEM Bed Mat, OEM Skid Plate, Stant 11504 Locking Gas Cap, TW Edrin55 OEM Running Boards, Pop & Lock w/Back-Up Cam, Black WeatherTechs, Red Line Quick Lift Plus Hood Struts, Wet Okole Front Seat Covers-black/charcoal with red & white TRD graphic & back seat pockets, DIY Satoshi Grillcraft & Old School Toyota Badge, TW ZonKs Black UWS Low Pro Truck Box, Rear Suspension TSB, 3M Scotch Guard Paint & Headlight Protection Film 8mm Urethane, Flyzeye V2 Wired Amber/White/Amber Interior LED Lights w/Silver Case, Sleek Looking Black LED Tail Lights from K2 Motors (Identical to OEM, but black).
    I've got one. They do come in handy & look nice. Only problem is they can be easily stolen. They lift right up. To overcome this, I installed a pop n lock for the tailgate.
     
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