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Tailgate/Bed seal

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by TheBlueImpala, Jul 18, 2023.

  1. Jul 18, 2023 at 5:14 PM
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    TheBlueImpala

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    Went driving out is in SD on 50 + miles of gravel…. Opened my tailgate to find about an inch of dust in the back and about 1/4 inch up front near the cab. Bed is covered with a tonneau. Only afterwards did I pay attention to this huge gap between the tailgate and the body.

    Is there a clean solution for this?IMG_8234.jpgIMG_8232.jpg
     
  2. Jul 18, 2023 at 5:23 PM
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    TucsonTundra1794

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    That looks nice. I had a load of mulch a whole back that caused me a bunch of extra work cleaning out of that spot. I had a tarp in the bed but some spilled right down in there. I will probably order one of those, thanks for the link:yes:
     
  4. Jul 18, 2023 at 5:29 PM
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  5. Jul 18, 2023 at 5:41 PM
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    TheBlueImpala

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    IMG_8246.jpg IMG_8242.jpg IMG_8243.jpg IMG_8247.jpg IMG_8242.jpg IMG_8243.jpg IMG_8247.jpg Thanks everyone! ESI installed…waiting for Ecoological gap seal
     
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  6. Jul 18, 2023 at 5:55 PM
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    Breathing Borla

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  8. Jul 18, 2023 at 7:50 PM
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    Same one I put on my truck. Been fantastic.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2023 at 3:36 AM
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    Any issues with this and water not draining out the back?
     
  11. Jul 19, 2023 at 6:39 AM
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    I just ordered . Did you have to turn rubber strip upside down along bottom of tailgate.?
    Could you show some photos of it installed ? close ups would be nice and help me when i install .
    thanks
     
  12. Jul 19, 2023 at 7:21 AM
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    MadMaxCanon

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    Hella Krusty

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    Follow the link I posted above, pics are in there
     
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    I’d like to see those installed pics as well
     
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    3” lift kit, 35’s, WW flares, tonneau etc.
    Scroll up to post 4, click the link and scroll down to post 10… :)
     
  17. Jul 20, 2023 at 10:34 AM
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    Right on thanks, funny thing was on that post I was post #9
     
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    I installed the kit from Amazon linked above last night. So far it looks like it will seal the bed nicely, but makes the tailgate hard to close. It may be my additional PaxRax tailgate panel but I almost need to slam the tailgate for it to close all the way.


     
  19. Jul 22, 2023 at 10:46 AM
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    I installed mine today it comes with a long piece that is smaller and a shorter larger diameter piece . I use the short piece for sides and the small diameter for bottom worked well .
    I haven’t put the piece on the tailgate, is it needed?
     
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    Just test it with a hose , I do that with any tonneau or gasket install . That will tell you if you need additional pieces or silicone sealing
     
  21. Jul 22, 2023 at 11:21 AM
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    It depends on how tight you want the seal. After shining a light all around the tailgate and looking inside I decided to add the pieces on the tailgate.
     
  22. Jul 28, 2023 at 3:47 PM
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    where is that made? Looks interesting
     
  24. Jul 28, 2023 at 3:53 PM
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    I can't remember off the top of my head which state the extruding company is. But we designed it, they manufacture it and send it over to us. THen we cut it here in Rocklin. It never leaves the States. I can't tell you how many of these suckers I've cut and boxed up.

    I know we make the AeroBox in Indiana

    But BumperShellz are made right here in Rocklin, CA!

    We only make stuff in the USA
     
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    THe material is more flexible and more durable/long-lasting than some of the cheaper Chinese knock-offs you can find on eBay and Amazon. If you're worried about shipping time, we can ship them out same or next day, EASY.
     
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    Of course! You have a great product!
     
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    awesome , the way it should be done
     
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    does anyone have a pic of this gap shield on a gen 3 tundra? specifically , how does it works towards the corners of the bed where the largest gap is, it doesnt go straight across there

    Thinking about going with this maybe
     
  29. Jul 31, 2023 at 9:49 AM
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    We should be bringing @V6Raider back to our shop soon to test fit some new parts. Maybe he has a photo for you right now? If not, I'll have to take one. Typically, this product is just an adjust-and-trim-to-fit type of installation. Have you watched our install video yet?
     
  30. Jul 31, 2023 at 10:31 AM
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    Yes, watched the video and totally understanding cut to fit, it’s just towards the sides of the bed it starts to curve up and the bed stays flat as it gets to the corner so I’m wondering how that installs there if someone had done it before, it’s not just flat all the way across like older ones

    thanks
     
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