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08 Tacoma Camper Shell???

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by 08_TACO_offroad, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    08_TACO_offroad

    08_TACO_offroad [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I'm looking at camper shells for my truck. I know Leonard makes good ones. I'd like to know how you guys like a shell on a tacoma. In my opinion, I think it looks pretty cool. Give me some opinions.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    lsocoee

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    If you need a shell, then get a shell.

    I don't like the look of a shell, but I love the function of one. If I could afford one, I would get one.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    LEEP

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    A r e is real nice but pricey
     
  4. Mar 4, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    TightShirts

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    i love the idea of the soft top... i'd like to get something like this for camping or wheeling, because i need to haul a motorcycle every now and then i don't want to get a fibreglass one. problem is they are $500-$600 and i'm not willing to spend that much.

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  5. Mar 4, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    bajamoon

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    just ordered my snugtop xtr, i here alot of good things about them, $2000 otd.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    I'd rather not have one, but I need one for many reasons. I chose the A.R.E. MX shell for mine. It's got sweet Windoors, side windows that filp up so you can get to stuff near the cab without crawling through the back (Leer and other some other brands have somthing similar too). I do have to say that although a well made shell, good paint, seals well, etc it seems like some of the stuff is a bit flimsy;; kind of a weird rubber hinge thing on the windoors, no prob yet but we'll see in 10 years.. The side glass is kinda on the cheap side I think, it looks a bit "wavy" at certain angles. With windoors, domelights, and carpet headliner it was about $1,800. Overall completely satisfied with it and the price paid.

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    (The little window above the cab on the front of the shell is just for looks, it's nice though, really breaks up the front of the higher topped shells.) IF you want more pics just let me know.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    Jason topper $1,300 otd with options.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    meafordmike

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    A.R.E, Z series

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  9. Mar 4, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    not the best picture but it's an A.R.E. , about $900-$1000.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    Salsashark

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    I have a Snugtop XTR, the only reason i got one this expensive is my step-dad paid for it as a bonus for a big job we completed. Snugtop makes some great stuff...and ive yet to see another tacoma, or other truck with this model on it.

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  11. Mar 4, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    jason topper otd for 1089 with options.i think they r all pretty close to price and function.good luck
     
  12. Mar 4, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    Shells are a nice option on a truck. I had a Leer on my Dodge and liked it.
    The cab high looks the best IMO...unless you need the added height.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    when you guys has your shell installed did you have to take off the cargo rails.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    They use the rails to mount the shell.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    ok, thanks for the info.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    I bought a Z series and with all the options and lights it was about $2200.00. pretty pricey but thats the look i was wanting, can't say how handy it is don't know how i went so long with a tonnaue cover
     
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