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Linex review and precautions

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by 15whtrd, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Apr 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd [OP] New Member

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    20% ceramic tinted windows, charcoal filter delete, weather tech floor mats, rear seat fold down mod, Tyger soft tonneau cover, Linex with uv protection, TRD swaybar, TRD center caps, TRD Pro grille insert, Real truck tailgate seal, Pop-n-lock tailgate actuator. Lots of love.
    First off I did not make this thread to bash Linex or it's installer.

    I got my Linex done a couple months ago and it's holding up great and I have beat it up pretty good. my installer was a great guy and gave me a deal since I paid cash. I will keep that private as to not raise any flags for this guy. Everything is been fine except for the last month I have noticed it weird noise coming from the rear end of my truck when I back out of the driveway or hit a dip at an articulated angle. This creaking has been driving me nuts and I've been looking all over for it. It got more predominant after a little off-road excursion a few weeks ago. Well it finally occurred to me to check my bed bolts because I remember they were removed to Linex and then reinstalled. I checked them and a few of them were only finger tight. Tightened them and the noise has gone away. No I did not witness them install the bolts but I'm fairly positive they were tight. These guys are not idiots and they do this all the time. I think the Linex must have shrank or compressed. Or the bolts just backed themselves out. I'm going to remove and Loctite them and reinstall.

    I called the shop and notified him of this. Not to complain but just to make him aware of what happened so that it doesn't happen again in the future to anybody else. That's why I making this thread so that all of you are aware yourselves.

    And from what I found I think the bed bolt torque is 62 Ft/lbs?
     
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  2. Apr 30, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Hmmm, interesting.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2016 at 12:06 PM
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    Sean266

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    So, it was just a matter of bolts being loose, but nothing wrong with the product or install....and a simple fix.
     
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  4. Apr 30, 2016 at 12:39 PM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd [OP] New Member

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    20% ceramic tinted windows, charcoal filter delete, weather tech floor mats, rear seat fold down mod, Tyger soft tonneau cover, Linex with uv protection, TRD swaybar, TRD center caps, TRD Pro grille insert, Real truck tailgate seal, Pop-n-lock tailgate actuator. Lots of love.
    Yeah I guess product review is a stretch. More of a heads up on checking your bed bolts after you've had this applied. Maybe I should have made the title of the thread "Heads up after line-X install"
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2016 at 12:41 PM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd [OP] New Member

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    20% ceramic tinted windows, charcoal filter delete, weather tech floor mats, rear seat fold down mod, Tyger soft tonneau cover, Linex with uv protection, TRD swaybar, TRD center caps, TRD Pro grille insert, Real truck tailgate seal, Pop-n-lock tailgate actuator. Lots of love.
    Although the peace of mind that the product give you of the protection it provides was worth it. All-around it feels like less of a tin can back there ha ha Ha
     
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