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yea zak, they are not small at all. i can fit all my stuff in there
it's worth noting they have a couple different ones at lowes. pretty sure his is the slim one (and by slim i don't mean low profile. which it also is) and the one you (and i) have are low profile but are wider. that said its probably isnt much different. thought i'd point it out.

they have their specs listed wrong on the site but...
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Shop Kobalt Compact Low-Profile Truck Box at Lowes.com
Shop Kobalt Slim Line Compact Truck Tool Box at Lowes.com


beyond all that, it looks great. i'd do it but i want mine in blue liner to match the truck... so will probably end up doing line x.
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it's worth noting they have a couple different ones at lowes. pretty sure his is the slim one (and by slim i don't mean low profile. which it also is) and the one you (and i) have are low profile but are wider. that said its probably isnt much different. thought i'd point it out.

they have their specs listed wrong on the site but...
compare:
Shop Kobalt Compact Low-Profile Truck Box at Lowes.com
Shop Kobalt Slim Line Compact Truck Tool Box at Lowes.com


beyond all that, it looks great. i'd do it but i want mine in blue liner to match the truck... so will probably end up doing line x.
Oh I think your right, I didn't know they had a slim compact one. Now I see what Zak was saying haha
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I was looking at Tractor Supply's boxes yesterday. I see you have a Kobalt.

Is there any quality difference in all of these brands?
Kobalt toolboxes from Lowes are the cheapest new option I have seen available. The aluminum is definitely thinner than some, specifically to tractor supply I can't say, but my friend had a UWB and it was much more solid. my kobalt flexes if i sit/stand on it (but really why would you that often?) i'm certainly happy with kobalt for the price.
Thought of reinforcing it at times but really it's fine as it is. bedliner probably helps make it noticeably tougher, though i'm not sure. maybe if we knew someone with bedliner on a kobalt toolbox.... hmm.
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I was looking at the slim line one, lol.
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I'm gonna have to do this once it warms up! Haha.

I'll second the fact that the box really isn't THAT small. I have a 128 piece tool set, a bag with emergebcy supplies(flares,first aid, extra bulbs/fuses, blanket etc) , a 2 gallon gas can, and a floor jack and my 12v impact wrench, plus random quad parts haha. The only downfall is the angled sides obviously but for my quads(or your bike zak) I actually LOVE the angle because it doesn't block the tie downs at the front of the bed
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can u do a close up of the texture....it looks shiner than all other hurculiner i have seen....
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Kobalt toolboxes from Lowes are the cheapest new option I have seen available. The aluminum is definitely thinner than some, specifically to tractor supply I can't say, but my friend had a UWB and it was much more solid. my kobalt flexes if i sit/stand on it (but really why would you that often?) i'm certainly happy with kobalt for the price.
Thought of reinforcing it at times but really it's fine as it is. bedliner probably helps make it noticeably tougher, though i'm not sure. maybe if we knew someone with bedliner on a kobalt toolbox.... hmm.
Yeah I would say the exact same thing. Its not contractor grade like WeatherGuard is or whatever its called but for the average person it'll work fine.
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yeah they're pretty good boxes for the average like trent said. I still love my weatherguard though i might sell it soon lol

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So if Ty would have sanded the box, would the herculiner stick better?

Adhesion promoter?
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Hey ty
Not sure if you have any liner setup on the inside of the box but lowes has rolls of the tool box drawer rubber liner for like $7 and its dang near perfect length(maybe 1/2" short) to cover the WHOLE bottom of the box including the slant and ends. I just used some spray on adhesive so it held in place better when I'm taking junk out
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yeah i plan on getting some of that when i go back to work (i work at lowes) lol
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So if Ty would have sanded the box, would the herculiner stick better?

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probably so. but i have no issues with how it sticks. i had a bed full of drywall and wood scraps today hitting it and whatnot and didnt even scratch it.
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Haha nice. Yeah I happened to have a roll at home and saw it said 72" so its perfect. Only complaint I have about my box is then I use the latch on the drivers side it doesn't fully release the passenger side one so I gotta walk around the dang truck haha. Probably a simple fix but I'm lazy lmao
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yeah you can adjust the mechanism lol
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Looks great!
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hey TY can you post a pic of a close up shot of the box?? im getting a box myself soon and debating getting the powdercoated black (which is hella expensive) or getting the polished and just painting it black myself! thanks
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yeah i plan on getting some of that when i go back to work (i work at lowes) lol
How the hell do you have a truck like that workin' at Lowes?
What do they pay, $25+ an hour out west or what?
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im full time and a plumbing specialist. decent hourly for being in school. and i make a killing on sales each month.

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