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Hey guys, I searched and didn't find anything on this specific tie down system, Core-Trax.

It says 500lbs per tie down point and costco has a smokin deal on these.
Costco Core-Trax™ Combo Kit=

Just wondering if anyone had them or had seen/heard anything about how they perform.

Just another option besides D-Rings.

Thanks,
Denny:clown:
 

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Looks like a nice system. May have to consider it for my truck.

Do you know what the difference is between the "Load Locks" and "Utility locks?"
 

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My buddy has been using these on his Dodge Ram for 10 plus years. They haven't failed yet.:tu:
 

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I like the looks of those. I wonder if you have to drill the holes in the rail to mount it to the stock holes in the bed.

CostCo's price is only $5 cheaper than other online listed prices. However, I didn't see the other sites mention tie down straps included.
 

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You have to consider costco's comes with more sections than the online ones.

For $75.00, Costco's includes:
(2) 4.75” Trax
(2) 48” Trax
(6) Heavy duty Load Locks™
(2) Utility Locks™
(2) 6' Ratchet tie-down straps

The $79.00 you see elsewhere doesn't include the extra pair of 4.75" trax or Utility Locks (don't know the difference over Load Locks), which are about $25.00 FWIW.

I may have to check these out!
 

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I bought the system and I paid $80 total (shipping is included in the quoted price on the site). Here is a more detailed break down to show how great of a deal it is.

For $80.00, Costco's includes:
(2) 4.75” Trax
(2) 48” Trax
(6) Heavy duty Load Locks™
(2) Utility Locks™
(2) 6' Ratchet tie-down straps


Truckspecialists.com prices:
5" Tie Down Kit (2 tracks, 2 load locks and mounting hardware): $25.00
48" Tie Down Kit (2 tracks, 2 load locks and mounting hardware): $80.00
(2) Load Locks: $15.00
(2) Utility Locks: Unknown, not listed on site
(2) 6' Ratchet tie-down straps: $15.00 (approx. price, not on site)

TOTAL: $135.00 PLUS shipping charges.
 

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The system arrived today. Unfortunately, I was on my lunch break and couldn't install it. Just from looking at the tracks/ Load Locks and how they attach, I fully believe the stated 500lbs capacity. Another thing is I finally got to see what a Utility Lock is (see second picture, Utility Lock on left, Load Lock on right). As you can see in the picture, there is a nut that can be removed. Once the nut is removed, you can bolt down anything you want that has at least a 1/4" hole in it. Nice idea but I have no idea how I might use it. I'll post more pictures tomorrow when I have time (and daylight) to install the system.
 

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I successfully installed the system today and I love it! The installation is pretty straight forward, drill some holes and torque down some bolts. However, you need to be sure the track/holes are low enough on the side rail or else you will have problems with there not being enough clearance for the washers in back (found out the hard way). Feel free to ask any questions you may have.


I want to add pictures to the body of the post and not as attachments, how do I do this? For some reason I can't simply copy then paste the pictures.
 

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Sounds great! Can't wait to see pics.

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Sounds great! Can't wait to see pics.

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Thanks for the help.

Here are the pictures from the installation.

Bed before installation:



Overall picture after installation:



Passenger Side:



Driver Side:



Close-up:












It's not going anywhere so if there are specific things anyone wants pictures of, let me know.
 

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Does the rail mount using screws, or with bolts and nuts on the back?
 

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The 5" sections of track come with screws but these are to be used only for light duty applications (it also comes with nuts and bolts). The 48" section has to be mounted using nuts and bolts. This does require drilling about 20 holes in all to mount all 4 sections of track.
 

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Don't forget that you can also cut the long track to meet your needs and also mount them on the floor bed-

By mounting them on the floor bed - You can easily strap down coolers etc....


I've had my eyes on these things for a while and am glad I held out-
Glad to see them available from Costo's site.
 

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Don't forget that you can also cut the long track to meet your needs and also mount them on the floor bed-

By mounting them on the floor bed - You can easily strap down coolers etc....


I've had my eyes on these things for a while and am glad I held out-
Glad to see them available from Costo's site.
That's an idea also. If you decide to do this, you may have to buy longer bolts because the ones provided are only 1" long. This may not be long enough to go through the track, possible bedliner and the actual bed itself.
 

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I don't see why this wouldn't work on the floor of the bed. Probably need to buy 1.5-2" bolts and you may want to get bigger washers. I don't know anything about the Tacoma bed or how well it would deal with it being pulled on by the straps.

PlatnumToof: Sorry for hijacking the thread.
 

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Very nice install pics USMCParrisIsland - too bad it's not full length for your bed.

If you did want something stronger and full-length that is pre-drilled for your truck bed specifically (engineered to miss stake pockets, etc) check out Mac's Truck Kits.

Macs Custom Tie Downs - Truck Tie Down Kits

Mac's calls them 'Single Stud Tie Downs' instead of load locks, and rates them for 2000# instead of 500# CoreTrax is rated for. Mac's Double Stud fittings are rated for 8000# in the same track.

Macs Custom Tie Downs - VersaTie Connectors

For a slick secondary tie down point, complete with steel backing plate to allow for that 2000# rating, check these out:

Macs Custom Tie Downs - Professional Grade Tie-Down Straps, Systems, and Other Gear


Also, Mac's VersaTrack is still made here in the USA, which is how they can offer custom lengths and applications with a quick turnaround.

I suggest looking at more than one system to make sure you are getting the best. While I buy at Costco myself, it's never a bad idea to do some checking!

JJS

Here are a couple of installations:
 

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Thanks. It would be nice to have track the entire length of the bed, but between the 4.5' of track on either side plus the OEM tie downs and the stake pockets, I have more than enough places to tie down stuff. Also, I would not be able to have track the entire length of the bed due to the design of the bed and the inability to have access to the back of the holes to install the nuts and washers in certain areas.
 
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