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Bed Stiffeners - What do they do? Do I need them?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by TOTAL CHAOS, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Sep 5, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    Does anyone make the upper bed supports? The ones up by the cab?
     
  2. Sep 19, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    Not that we're aware of
     
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  3. Dec 3, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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  4. Dec 3, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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  5. Dec 3, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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  6. Dec 21, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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    Hardest part of the install for me was getting the damn taillights off. And sacking up to drill holes in my new truck.


     
  7. Dec 22, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    I bought over the phone from ORW. TC isn’t taking direct orders for these at the moment.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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    Oh okay I was wondering where the discount was couldn't find it on tc website lol
     
  10. Dec 23, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    I plan on installing before I get my bed spray linered. I assume there aren’t any issues if the stiffeners are covered in liner as well?
     
  11. Dec 23, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    You should probably ask the shop that is going to do the work. They may have issues with doing the surface prep on the installed stiffeners because of the (relatively) complicated shapes. My bed bolts were covered; added a little time to the installation.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    good to know. Thanks for the tip.
     
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  13. Feb 10, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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  14. Feb 10, 2020 at 10:14 AM
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  15. Feb 10, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    Unfortunately, the two are not compatible
     
  16. Feb 10, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    Thanks
     
  17. Feb 10, 2020 at 2:40 PM
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    Will this interfere on the truck bed extender mount?
     
  18. Feb 10, 2020 at 2:54 PM
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    The previous post was the answer to this exact question? Manufacturer says it does interfere
     
  19. Feb 10, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Nope, that was my question. ;)
     
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  20. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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  21. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    Rad!

    Thanks for sharing some pics with us
     
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  22. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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    Ordered some on Amazon just now, I already noticed some shenanigans/flex from installing a wilco bed rack and tiregate. Should alleviate my concerns for sure.
     
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  23. Feb 25, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    Give us a shout if you have questions once you receive them

    Post some pics once you get them installed!
     
  24. Feb 25, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    I wasn't sure if I needed these, but for piece of mind I went for it. Install was easy and smooth, alleviated my bed flex from the tailgate and will provide more support for the rack. Not perfect slightly tilted at different angles after install, but miniscle heh. Thank you for a great product!

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  25. Feb 26, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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    Follow up, driving I can already feel that the bed of the truck has less flex and feels better overall.
     
  26. Feb 26, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    hopefully you guys can make one that is compatible with the bed extender.
     
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  27. Feb 27, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    Is this going to be a problem? It's about 1/16th" off from the other side and I swear, I measured over and over. I think the d ring flange may have been a little different in some manner than the right one. My OCD is kicking in.

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  28. Mar 16, 2020 at 8:49 PM
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    My 2016 Tacoma came with these. Do you think they would fit a 2005 Tundra? I am looking to switch to a first gen.
     
  29. Mar 16, 2020 at 10:14 PM
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    nah I don't think so. Still does the job it's supposed to do: hold the sides together. :)I wouldn't overthink it.
     
  30. Mar 17, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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