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Old 01-18-2008, 12:00 PM
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Keeper Bull Rings....Anyone used them?

I have an 08 F250. I am thinking about installing the following tie downs. Any thoughts? Anyone have these?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...X0DER&v=glance


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Old 01-18-2008, 12:18 PM
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I have an 08 F250. I am thinking about installing the following tie downs. Any thoughts? Anyone have these?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000AVZMU/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance


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I looked at those but didn't choose them because they look like they would be hard to use.

They look to small to easily tie the rope off of.. I usually use 3/8" rope and that looks like you would only be able to get 1 wrap through the loop.

Also I live in MA and I am sure they would freeze in place during the winter months rendering them useless..

What I did was get the Putco Boss locker bars because they have a large area for tieing off..

http://www.goputco.com/putco_locker_side_rails_boss.asp
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:38 PM
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Donjamer brings up some good points. Those will probably work, but if you want something sturdier and more reliable I would go with a set of bedrails.

Something like this: http://motorhaven.autoanything.com/bed-caps-rails/60A1603A0A0.aspx

or this: http://motorhaven.autoanything.com/bed-caps-rails/60A1604A0A0.aspx
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Thanks guys. Good comments and ideas.

Has anyone actually used these though?
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:12 PM
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Yeah I've got them on my truck. Good fit, strong and easy to install. I took a rough "ID" measurment of the ring pulled out and came up with 7/8" wide x 1 1/8" high. However, because for the recess in the base you might be limited to about 3/4" high ID. The steel that makes the ring is about 5/16" thick. If you want to take a look at one, Walmart stocks them.
I have not had them freeze up with ice, but I can see how it could happen.
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I bought them for my dad a few years back and he uses them all the time. They can get stuck a bit, but a screwdriver will usually pull them out. We always just use ratchet straps or tie down straps, so we don't have to worry about getting multiple wraps of rope through them.
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I have them, very nice.
As mentioned they do sometimes get stuck if you don't use them for a while but you can easily pop them up with a knife, screwdriver, pliers, etc...
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thanks for the info.
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