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Trail edition storage

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by rag9836, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:45 PM
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    zach_attack4

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    I measured 48 3/8" between the boxes at about midway into the bed. The boxes run pretty straight from the rear of the bed out to the tailgate, except about a foot or so from the tailgate where they taper toward the bedsides.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:43 PM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    Seat covers, dash mat, ext. Trans. Cooler, sumo springs, oem pwr fld tow mirrors
    Yes they will work!
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:48 PM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    Love my storage boxes! Someone said they leak, no leaks here. $700? No, definately not worth that. The quality is fair but security is almost nonexistent.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2021 at 10:07 AM
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    They are not watertight, and the dealer told me they are not supposed to be. Makes no sense. Plus, the insulated cooler side is crap. Waiting to see what corporate says about them, but I’ll likely remove them.
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2021 at 4:38 PM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    Mine have a weatherstrip and do not leak, rain, snow, garden hose baths. Pressure wash yes they will likely leak.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2021 at 1:09 AM
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    Black TRD Pro headlights, iHacker LED Plug N Play harness, black LED fog lights, TRD Pro grille, TRD skid plate, TRD front and rear sway bars, Lexus/Toyota aluminum oil filter cap, Stahlbus oil drain valve, black Fuel Offroad Pump 20x9+20 wheels, color matched mirror caps and door handles, stubby antenna, black tube steps, driver side assist handle, Rago dash plate with ICS backing plate, black interior door handles, black dash center panel, black steering wheel switches and emblem, black TRD shift knob, AJT Designs shifter and cup holder bezels and HVAC control knobs, Husky floor mats, Trail Edition bed storage boxes, bed LED strip lighting, bed mat. Working on 38g tank and illuminated mirror switch.
    Hey guys, check this out if your boxes leak. A lil something that I put together.
    Here's the link:
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/a-l...bed-storage-boxes-might-leak-and-a-fix.81784/
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    Just so happens that I also reside in Oklahoma and my boxes don't leak or haven't yet. Maybe I just got lucky with the manufacturing. Idk! Just stating that owners may or may not need to fix the boxes. Personally, I am hoping my cam housing sealant was applied correctly the first time!
     
  8. Jan 18, 2021 at 12:17 PM
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    My 2021 had them but I removed and sold. I didn't have them on long and didn't use them but the few times they were opened they were dry. I never looked but do the mechanisms adjust? I do know mine were tight as hell to close. . Maybe that made a difference?
     
  9. Jan 18, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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    I was hot and heavy for then when it was first announced, after laying hands on them not so much now. I'm probably going to do those swing out ones.
     
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  10. Jan 18, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    I bought mine from @Nomoredomestics (great seller btw)

    And finally had time to install them, overall I really like them, the passenger side is filled now with recovery gear and my tools, I can reach into each boxes when standing outside of the truck, I also swap out the tonneau cover to roll up ones, I had tri-fold and I just like the roll up as its more useful.

    The install was straight forward, but you may want a second hand to line up those spacers for the deck rail, also the factory bed liner is a PAIN to remove to remove the front tie down hooks, took me about an hour to get them in.

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  11. Jan 18, 2021 at 5:44 PM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    Fyi, spare tire well is free real estate for some emergency tools to be stored in waterproof containers.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    Looks good @Downytide. I'm so stoked to finally have some storage in my CM.

    Tip for the rail spacers: I took a scrap piece of the Gorilla weatherproof tape and used a pinch of the gew on it on the back side of the spacer. But anything tacky would work. I just lined them up and stuck them in place. Easy peasy.
     
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  13. Jan 19, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    That's a good tip, if I need to re-install them I will do that.

    my tie down anchors bolts just wouldn't reach for some reason, not sure why, luckily my Chavornia billet tie downs showed up and they have extended bolts.

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  14. Jan 19, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    They have a weather seal around the doors. Mine have been dry as a bone even in some pretty heavy rain.
     
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  15. Jan 19, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    Those billet tie downs look slick.

    The box hardware is different and longer at all locations. The dealership parts department was no help. They can see the box kit accessory part number, but no hardware kit. Here's the differences...
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  16. Jan 23, 2021 at 8:45 PM
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    I bought mine from @IBeam. Great seller as well. Here's how my install went.

    Purchased stainless steel hardware for my cargo and tonneau rails from Lowe's. The box hardware is longer than the existing hardware and should come with the boxes. In my case, I had to find replacements for the rail screws. As for the tonneau, I had to adapt it to the new cargo rail depth.
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    Purchased Bass Pro marine 27" white LED strip lighting for bed & boxes ($15 each, but used my rewards and gift card...so free :D).
    Here's the link:
    https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-flexible-led-lighting-strip
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    Removed all 4 factory tie down loops and both OEM LED bed lights (retained wiring to use with LED strip lights).
    Removed both side cargo rails and removed both plastic temp-hold pins from each rail.
    Prepped and painted the exposed mounting areas in the bed.
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    IBeam gave me these D rings since he had 2 extra. Here's the link:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GZQRR29/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_1andGbQ2GPZQN
    Step drilled the tie down D ring mounting tabs to 1/2".
    Deburred, prepped, and painted them. (Two alternatives that don't need to be modified are Toyota PN: PT278-35054 for Tacoma and Mopar PN: 05104500AA for 2005 Sprinter Wagon. There's threads on this here: https://www.tundras.com/threads/diy-bed-tie-down-ring-addition.774/
    and here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/installed-d-rings-in-the-bed-pics.28533/page-16.)
    Removed both forward T55 bed SEMS bolts. Pressed the washers from them. (I used a 1-1/16" 12pt socket, a rubber mallet, and a 2x4. Use a 1-1/8" if your socket is 6pt.)
    Installed the bed bolts, D rings, and washers.
    Torqued to 62 ft/lbs.
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    Plugged unused holes in bed and installed grommets for wiring.
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    Applied black RTV sealant to seams on boxes. (Factory seam sealer had gaps on bottom and sides and wasn't applied to top seam. Explanation here: https://www.tundras.com/threads/a-l...bed-storage-boxes-might-leak-and-a-fix.81784/
    Who knows, maybe I would've never had an issue with my boxes. I definitely won't now. I have a soft tonneau anyway. But my primary reason of sealing the boxes was for the forums to show people a fix.)
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    Installed LED strip lighting to forward rail, both side rails, and under top lip in both boxes.
    Routed wiring for front rail light under bed cap at forward end and down to existing bed cargo light harness at the frame.
    Removed both tail lights.
    Routed wiring for side rail lights under bed cap at rear end and into tail light cavities. Routed wiring for box lights through holes in bed sides behind boxes and into tail light cavities.
    Routed existing cargo light harness into tail light cavities and made connections to side rail and box light wires.
    Reinstalled tail lights.
    Installed driver and passenger side boxes, rails, and rear tie down loops.
    Held spacers in place with Gorilla waterproof tape gew to facilitate alignment and install.
    Loosely installed all hardware until I got everything started.
    Torqued all ten rail screws (M6-1.00mm x 25mm SS hex pan head screws with M6 SS washers) to 66.5 in/lbs.
    Torqued all four rear and both front lower tie down bolts to 13 ft/lbs.
    Re-attached all six tonneau rail mount brackets, using four 5/16" SS washers as spacers and longer M6-1.00mm x 16mm SS hex cap screw at each bracket (originals were only 12mm long).
    Replaced all rusted tonneau hex cap screws with stainless steel screws.
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    Trimmed the bed mat to fit. I used a 3-1/2" hole saw for the D ring openings. Measure twice, cut once.
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    I traded air inflators with my wife. Hers (older version) fit perfectly. Mine now. :D
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    Personally, I think the boxes are great and I'm glad Toyota finally came up with something. I don't think they take away from the bed space like they do on the Tacomas. I can't remember a time that I was able to set something on the wheel wells or the tiny area directly in front of them.

    I might order the Chavornia billet tie downs that @Downytide has. I'm really diggin those.

    I hope this writeup helps. The boxes are actually pretty easy to install. I just did a few extra things.
     
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