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Cargo Rails Rut Roh. Finished. I'm Satisfied With Them

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by 7.62Tundra, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Sep 27, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    Well, my dumbassery paid off in spades. I ordered long bed rails for a short bed. Too much trouble to send back along with too much money. The screw spacing is 13" in the bed. The rail screw spacing is 13" except on one end of the rail where it's 12". So, looks like I need to whack off 12" of the rail from the end where the screw hole is spaced at 12". Does this sound right? I'm using the drop down extenders to clear the Bakflip.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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    Ok, cut each end off of the rails and they fit fine. My other question is there are 4 factory cleats 2 on each side. But what type of cleats fit the bulkhead cargo rail. Once installed you can't slide the factory ones in the slot. Is there a standard part out there to order that doesn't require pulling the rail? TIA
     
  3. Sep 27, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    Suspension: front- Bilsein 6112 set at 1.9”; Rear- bilstein 5160 with maxtrac 1” shackel. Wheels: Method MR308 roost wheels 18x9” +18 offset. Tires: 275/70/18 Goodyear wrangler DuraTrac’s Removed front mudflaps and moved front wheel well liner forward. Bakflip MX4 Tonneau cover Line-x premium bed liner aFe CAI Rear differential breather moved behind taillight Debadged Windows tinted 20% ESP locking long box rear seat storage OEM all weather mats 6 3/4” antenna Coverking leather rear seat cover
    Ive used T nuts to attach what I want there. I used these on my Tacoma rails I don’t know if they work on the Tundra’s.

    https://www.amazon.com/Steel-T-Slot-Black-Oxide-Finish/dp/B00DGB0PT6
     
  4. Sep 27, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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    You could try to pull the rail off slide the factory tie downs on then bolt the rail back on. I don’t know if they would interfere with the Tonneau cover.
     
  5. Sep 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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    Thanks for your input. That's the way I had to do it on the side rails. Man they sure are proud of the factory types. I may just get 2 and put the front on when they arrive.

    Just noticed that the ones below are 110 lb rated and are for the Taco but they do fit a Tundra. The 220lb version that came with the rails are like $40+ each. Just ordered 2 of these guys. They should be fine as the span isn't that much across the width.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Toyo...AYMGHTRS9ZH&psc=1&refRID=85H0Q3Q52AYMGHTRS9ZH
     
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  6. Sep 28, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    All done with the rails and the Bakflip. Ordered the Taco cleats yesterday and they arrived today. Guess living in San Antonio, the Taco making capitol of the US in both aspects has it's advantages. Taco cleats on the bulk head. Cutting off 12" of extruded channel on each side later and my tonneau/cargo rail project is done. My wallet feels much lighter too. IMG_2107.jpg
     
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