The Dirt King Prefab Bed Cage was developed after building numerous custom bed cages. With that experience we've perfected the design for maximum travel and easy installation. The bed cage takes up minimal bed space while not compromising strength. Accessory mounting holes are incorporated into the center section of the cage to mount dust lights and flag whips.
The entire kit bolts together and installs in the factory bed mounting locations. It is designed to be installed with Deaver leaf under springs. This suspension system is superior to a cantilever suspension system for two major reasons. The first reason is the shock mounts on the bed cage are outside the frame rails vs inside the frame rails for increased stability.
The second reason is the shocks are mounted vertically with a motion ratio close to 1:1 allowing for proper dampening through the suspension travel. The cantilever suspension has a higher motion ratio resulting in smaller shocks, difficult to valve shocks properly, and heating up the shocks faster since they have less fluid. The Dirt King Prefab bed cage is your best choice to increase rear suspension performance while not breaking the bank.
Fitment: ✔ 2005-2023 Toyota Tacoma 2WD / 4WD ✔ Will also work on the 6.5 ft beds with custom brackets.
CAD designed Boxed plate and tube construction 2"x.120" DOM tubing 1/4", 3/16", and 1/8" plate Professionally MIG welded Proudly made in the US
Recommend Deaver: H70HD Leaf Springs Recommend Shocks: Fox or King (works with all shock manufactures) Recommend Shock Length: 16" (26" collapsed, 42" extended) - works with 14" shocks with extended rod ends Recommended Shock Diameter: 3.0" (works with 2.5"-3.0" shocks) Bypass Tube Layout: Bypass tubes on front and back of shocks Bed cage Shock Mounting Width: 1.5" Axle Width: Requires 1.5"-2" wheel spacers or 1.5"-2" wider per side axle Accessory Mounting Hole Size: ½"
Disclaimer:All products sold or manufactured by Dirt King are intended for off-road use only. Our suspension systems are not to be modified from its original design in any way. Dirt King is not responsible or liable for any accidents, injuries or deaths that may occur from use of any products offered. Installation of this system will alter the center of gravity of the vehicle and may increase the risk of a roll over as compared to stock. Customer assumes all liability in assuring that parts are correctly installed and maintained.