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I am going to order 4 Retractable Tie Downs for my new 2014:



How do you remove those plastic plugs from the 9 tie-down holes w/o scratching the paint? Maybe drilling into the small dimple in the plugs and using the drill bit to pull the plugs out?


Real Truck seems to have a good price for the tie downs with 15% off (at least today) and free shipping plus no tax. Line-X wants $450 here in the Charleston, SC area for the standard coating plus I found a $20 coupon (good all 2014) on the Line-X site.

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I couldn't do it without scratching my truck, but I only did it since I was getting the Line-X. Why not order the rings directly from the MFG at http://www.bullringusa.com/shop/retractable-tie-down-chevy-bullet/? They are cheaper and ship free as well. Also, on ebay, you can find some 2 pair or 3 pair combos at some good prices too.

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Yes indeed - the manufacture's Web site does have good prices - plus they have an excellent video on how the tie-downs are made and, how they work and how to install them (tho they do use a screwdriver to pop the plastic plugs out :-) They also have some nice looking top rail retractable tie downs - maybe for the 2 front holes - I will probably leave the rear holes open to use as intended as hand hold wells.


Thanks for the Bull Ring link.


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Don't use a screw driver unless u want scratches, I have a small scratch on each one. Drill a small hole, thread a screw in and try using the screw to pull em out.

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Popped mine out using plastic dash removal tool to pry up corner. They pop out easy. By the way, Bull Ring offers a discount when buying multiple sets if you call them. I also bought some of their ratcheting straps. Good folks to deal with down here in Texas!

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