Bed bolt torque

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Joisey, May 17, 2019 at 6:36 AM.

  1. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know the torque on the 6 large bed bolts (T55 I believe, they are M12)?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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  3. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Tighten the until right before they snap. :D
     
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    Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    I always tell people to tighten the bolt until it snaps or the threads pull, then back off a quarter turn.
     
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  5. VBTacoma

    VBTacoma Well-Known Member

    Go to Tacomaworld and look up Torque Spec Guide. Not sure if it will help for the 3rd gen though. Worth a try!
     
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    Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Thanks, but I looked it up and no bed bolts. 50-60 ft lbs seems to be the general opinion. I would say 60 dry threads, 50 lubed threads, unless I find some actual torque figures. After all, you're only clamping plastic to steel.
     
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  7. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    LOL! Too funny! I think i'll use that if you dont mind.
     
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    Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Sure, have at it. Just remember, that applies also to fasteners in precision types of work, fine watches, high end digital calipers, etc.
     
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    Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    I looked all over the net. A few people with new(ish) trucks arrived at from 55 to 60 foot pounds to break the fasteners loose. So I guess 50 to 55 foot pounds dry threads for torque, minus 5 pounds for lube. Mine are getting antizeize covered and silicone under the bed washer. Great water trap. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRILLIANT DESIGN TOYOTA.
     
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  10. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Lol! I'll keep that in mind. :D
     
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