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Truck bed question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by branct06, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    branct06

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    My dad and I are debating if my 2005 tacoma sport has a fiberglass or a steel bed..... anyone know the answer to this? I was wondering because I am looking at installing Line-X
     
  2. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    Fiberglass.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    Thank you! any idea how line-x would work on it? would the fiberglass flex causing the line-x to crack?
     
  4. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    Fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) inner bed.

    It seems someone has done line-x in the bed.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    To be honest with you, I don't know. I wouldn't see a problem with it, I'm not sure how it would cause it to crack since it's very thick and I can't imagine it flexing. Some beds have cracked without the line-x.

    I don't see a problem with it, unless someone would like to correct me. Would anyone who have had their fiberglass bed line-x'd give a review? Or is it a bad idea?
     
  6. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    IDK about how well it'll adhere/last. IIRC Line-X is a but more rubbery and not really HARD...and the bed doesn't really give THAT much in my experiences. So my guess is that it'd be pretty awesome.

    Only reason I will never Line-X/RhinoLine/Herculine my bed is that it really only adds weight. No need to protect composite from rusting and a bed mat is cheaper if you are worried about slip resistance.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    The only downside to a bed mat is that if you haul material like bark, dirt, rock etc. you have to take the bed mat out or be totally annoyed everytime you have to clean out underneath the mat. A spray in bedliner would eliminate this but you would have to weigh the costs to the usage.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    I've never found those textured liners to be very easy to clean....I can sweep bark/dirt/mulch out pretty easy from my bed as is...and I don't have trouble with stuff sliding...so I don't even have a bed mat...
     
  9. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    I wouldn't do it. Seems like overkill.
     
  10. Jun 27, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    I have TRD bed mat that came stock with the truck. I really like it, it really doesn't bother me if there is left over cr@p in the back. It's a truck, a few left over bark pieces and dirt doesn't bother me. When I clean my truck, I usually spray the bed out, and if there is stuff underneath the mat, not a big deal.

    I think a bed mat would be a good thing to get for the OP, over the line-x. Cheaper too.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    It seems the spray in liners in the trucks at work are only as good as the prep. That being said they do well with carrying cargo without it moving. The composite bed in the Tacoma is very slick which for most applications is a downside but it works great for moving heavy objects.

    I plan on getting a bed mat considering I haul different tools that slide around like butter in a skittle when I'm driving. Sandbags in the winter time without some sort of rubber underneath them is brutal.
     
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