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Old 09-22-2011, 08:34 PM
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LMC Chrome Bed Side Tie Down Hooks?

Has anyone installed LMC's Bed Side Chrome Tie Down Hooks? They come with a type of tube nut I've never seen before. How do they install?
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I didnt install them, i just threw a bunch out and welded my holes closed . there like the ones for the mirrors,your gonnna have to drill a hole. then put in the bungs........
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Bad idea to screw cheap china pot metal to your truck, leaves big holes/dents when you take them off. Absolutely ruins your bedsides. I used to screw crap to my bronco when i was 18, a few years later I regretted every single hole i drilled.

Use the stake pocket hole inserts from like Home Depot. NO drilling required and work better without ruining your truck, they fit right in your stake pockets
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yeah, Im not a fan of the LMC tie downs. I think they ruin the whole look of the truck. I like the Home Depot stake pocket tie dows, that can be removed. or something custom welded inside the bed......made out of heavy stainless.
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My Trailer Special has tie-down hooks from the factory - they're much better material than LMC's crappy China re-pops. My friend put a set of LMC hooks on his truck and they turned green with oxidation within a month. At two months the chrome was pitting and falling off. It's not like he used them to tie anything down either.

Also, the factory bedside tie-down cleats have a heavy-steel backing plate that sandwitches the body-metal for strength when you actually crank down a load so you don't end up pulling a huge dent in the bedside.
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