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Old 05-15-2011, 11:34 PM
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Default 2000 Bed Bolts

I have a 2000 Ranger with an ugly bed. I want to roll in a bed liner and than replace the rusty bed bolts with new shiny ones. They are star drives and the local dealership said the kit was $110.00 plus tax. Anyone know were I can get them cheaper. Any tips on swapping them out?
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:06 AM
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Default Re: 2000 Bed Bolts

Spend 190.00, get a body lift and you get new bolts, then you can do Roll in bed liner like herculiner. You will need torx bits and lots of muscle or air tools to take the bolts out
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: 2000 Bed Bolts

grind off the tops of the bolts and get regular hex bolts with nuts. WAY cheaper. thats what i did.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: 2000 Bed Bolts

I don't want to raise the body so the lift kit might not be the best idea, however I will roll in Hurculiner and I had thought about replacing the hex bolts with regular but I like the look of the hex heads.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:49 PM
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Cool, You may have to heat them up to take them up to take them out if you choose to do that
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:19 PM
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i had to heat my like a mother to get them out....the only one i couldnt heat was the one by the gas tank....the others all came out no problem after some heat
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:37 AM
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The two up by the cab are longer, so don't get all the same size.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:06 AM
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Default Re: 2000 Bed Bolts

If they order the lift kit it will come with all the bolts they need and the factory bolt kits also come with the bolts they need.
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