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found solution for crappy tie down anchors

I asked the question myself where to get better tie down anchors for the Ranger, and I've seen other people ask. So I thought I would share with everyone what I bought. They are working great for holding down the dirtbike and were easy to install. Just drilled right through the bed and tighten them up. Here's a link to the site that sells them:

http://www.motorcycleramps.com/removable-tie-downs.htm
 
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pretty cool but I aint keen on drilling holes in my truck ....
 
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^^ I wasn't either...but I was running out of options
 
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Originally Posted by rangerb
I asked the question myself where to get better tie down anchors for the Ranger, and I've seen other people ask. So I thought I would share with everyone what I bought. They are working great for holding down the dirtbike and were easy to install. Just drilled right through the bed and tighten them up. Here's a link to the site that sells them:

http://www.motorcycleramps.com/removable-tie-downs.htm
hey at least you have tie downs, mine didnt come with any!
 
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I wouldn't trust tie-downs that are bolted to that thin bed material. Now the sides are a little beefier, and the stock tie-downs could be replaced with an easier to use loop or whatever, but I wouldn't trust the bed to be strong enough without some bracing or support.
 
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the bed is pretty thin, but the washers they give you help distribute the the weight pulling on them across the rest of the bed. I've been using them for a few weeks now to haul the dirtbike..no problems. they are in there pretty solid.
 
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ive seen somewhere bed bolts that have a loop on top that screws in... so it would be tying down to the frame ... i dont remember where i saw them tho...
 
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