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A.R.E. cap!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RV7Garage, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    RV7Garage

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    I really really like my new cap! A.R.E V-series, had 'em add the center sliding window, Yak roof rack, and I opted for the battery-powered LED dome light. Tell me what you think :)

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  2. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    looks good.im a cap man myself.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Tim A

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    I have a V series as well and it's a great value in a shell.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Have you driven in the rain yet? How is your rearward visibility without a wiper on the back window?
     
  5. Aug 19, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    afd23a

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    Looks great man! I've got an ARE like that except it's Indigo Ink. Just wish I had that sliding window though. I don't have a problem with visibility out of the back window when it rains.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    6spdtaco

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    Looks good. I can't decide to get one or not.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    looking really good...nice choice and congrats...:D
     
  8. Aug 20, 2010 at 2:40 AM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    Nice looking topper!

    I like the ARE topper as well. This is the "Z" series.



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  9. Aug 20, 2010 at 3:58 AM
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    Cape Codder

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  10. Aug 20, 2010 at 4:28 AM
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    whitebread

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    Nice shell! ARE makes the best ones out there. Good choice!
     
  11. Aug 20, 2010 at 4:32 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Looks good!
    I want to invest in one of these for when Simon & I take our cross country walkabout next Spring.
     
  12. Aug 20, 2010 at 5:16 AM
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    Leer 100XL and a bunch of off-roading scars.
    I see your shell doesn't wrap over the bed-rails? Did you specify that?
     
  13. Aug 20, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    Larry

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    Looks good on your reg cab Pauly...looks very utility and practical. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Aug 20, 2010 at 6:00 AM
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    Looks really good!! I have a V series with Yak racks too and I really like the quality of the paint, but the quality of the windoors is terrible!! Your windows should be good to go though since you don't have the windoors.
     
  15. Aug 20, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    afd23a

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    Mine doesn't cover the bed rails either. I think ARE designed it to fit if you remove the bed rail caps.
     
  16. Aug 20, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    Interesting. My MX series does. :cool:
     
  17. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Looks nice and clean!
     
  18. Aug 20, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    RV7Garage

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    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone- I definitely feel that this cap was money well spent.

    KenLyns- Haven't driven in the rain yet, so I can't tell you about visibility... but I have a feeling it'll be fine. If it aint, I'll try Rain-Ex on the back window ;)

    whitebread- yeah, the V-series shells do rest on the bed rails instead of covering them, but I like it just fine: easier to keep clean, won't trap salt in the winter, and with the black-on-black it looks good to me!

    hoosiertaco- I almost went with the windoors, then decided not to because I worried about rain leakage etc. Sorry to hear about the poor quality, and glad I kept it simple :)


    One thing I really like about the racks is how they come with rubber boots that you can put in the channels if you decide to remove them. Also the fact that the racks actually LOCK to the channels is nice as well.

    Next step is bigger tires / cooler wheels...
     
  19. Aug 20, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    TroutBum

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    I like it. Wish I would have ordered the roof rack on mine.

    Mike
     
  20. Aug 20, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    I've got darn near the same ARE shell, and admittedly the visibility gets rather poor when it rains, but nothing scary
     
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