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Advantage TorzaTop Review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by NAYo2002, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    RandyL

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    Good info here, thanks to all for posting. I plan to go with either the TorzaTop or the Hard Hat. Other than the roughtly $300 price difference these days is there a weight difference between the two? Also, just how strong is the Hard Hat, could you walk on it for example?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    Thanks, this was helpful.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:05 AM
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    You can't walk on it. I wouldn't even let my 30lb daughter sit on it. I would assume there is a weight difference between the two models. The material that makes the Hard Hat 'hard' is basically some wood (maybe 1/4 think? I don't know for sure). It's a good compromise between light weight but 'hard'. It's fairly easy to carry the Hard Hat by myself so I wouldn't think the difference is too much.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    Just got mine and installed it today, same thing. The two closest to the tailgate and the one on the right forward are parallel to the side, the one on the left locks at a 90 degree angle. I laid under there fiddling with it for a while and decided it worked so I left it alone. I find it odd though.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    Email Advantage, apparently some covers we're sent out with the wrong latches, they'll send you the proper ones. No charge of course.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    Thank you...the cover works great, but it's more of an annoyance than anything else. I've emailed Advantage. I'll follow up with their response.

    v/r,
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  7. Mar 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    They sent me two of the correct latches, they were stand up about it.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    Follow up on the Advantage Torza Top, I received the top with incorrect front two latches. After contacting Advantage and explaining the problem they sent me two different latches. I spent considerable time attempting to change the latches with no luck. I worked with "Cori" at Advantage, once I experienced problems switching out the latches he/she no longer responded to my emails. I eventually asked for a refund of my purchase price or returning the cover for repair, I've yet to receive a response after several weeks. I'd recommend not purchasing this cover due to my experiences, purchase at your own risk.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    Hey guys just installed the primier cover, seems to not fit right. There is a small gap on middle of tail gate, and the rubber strip is longer on right side of the gate. Has anyone else have this problem? Thanks
     
  10. Mar 10, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    I've had the Advantage Torzatop on my Taco for about a month, and am happy with it. I opted for the premiere fabric . . . it's basically the same material as what is used to make convertible tops. It looks good and seems to be holding up well. I take it through a drive thru car wash at least once a week. Other than a few drops, no water gets in the bed. Easy to install, easy to remove. I'd purchase it again.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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    after looking at this thread, i was about to buy a new one, but held off, ended up finding a used one on craigslist dirt cheap :D i have the 5 foot bed, and it mounted up easy, and it looks to have the same clamps as the op's but, i didnt have to remove the end stops, i have about 1-2 inchs before i even get to them?!?! but so far, im very happy with this cover, looks good, seems to be of good quality and all!
     
  12. Jan 16, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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    So this tonneau hooks into the rail with no brackets at all? I really don't want brackets in the rail system like so many other trifolds have
     
  13. Jan 16, 2014 at 8:36 PM
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    Correct - it uses the existing rails with no additional hardware needed. When you remove the tonneau, no hardware remains. Even when the tonneau is installed, you can still use the rails with the OEM hardware.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    "More than you can afford pal, TACOMA" WeatherTech Floor liners (front and rear), AVS vent visors, OEM Bed Mat, TRD (oiled) air filter, OEM Front Skidplate, OEM bed extender brackets, black plasti dipped grill emblem, ultragauge plus model, remote start, reese hitch, Grom Ipod interface, quickfists on custom bedrail mount to hold axe/shovel, EBC stage 5 super street brake kit, rokblokz mud flaps, superbrightleds map and dome LED lights (warm white), rear diff breather relocation mod, redline tuning Elite stainless hood struts, AFE Mach Force XP 2.5" stainless catback, Ionic Soft Trifold Tonneau, pop&lock, OEM LED tail lights, 35watt reverse light mod, full synthetic fluids, and STEEKERS Adding 4pin receiver harness, an unmolested OEM bumper with tow package hitch, painting afe tip flat black
    Thank you VERY much. I'm pretty much sold!!!

    Thanks again!!
     
  15. Jan 21, 2014 at 5:34 AM
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    Realistically, you can install or remove in less than 2 min...super easy, no tools necessary.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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    Long Term review......

    I've owned this Torza top for almost as long as I've owned my truck. I'd say, this top is probably close to 7 years old. It's been on the truck for the entire time. It's been parked outside the entire time. The top has been kept clean, I apply vinyl protectant on it.... And in the winters, I always brush the snow off (to keep the weight off it).

    As many of you know.... this winter has been brutal. This has been the worst winter for south eastern PA .....it's been brutally cold and we've had shit-tons of snow. Just last week, we had about 5" of snow and 1" of ice on top. It knocked trees /branches over and 55,000 people were without power (including myself). As usual, I cleaned off the truck and cleaned off the heavy snow/ice off the tonneau cover. Never noticed anything....

    Until, my husband noticed a hole in the vinyl just yesterday. We thought we may have poked a hole in it while hauling trash last week..... but upon closer inspection, the vinyl has become brital and the hole is more of a 'wear thru/crack thru;. I also saw a couple other faint holes were beginning.

    These holes were located near or above the cross beams. So perhaps, over the years of folding the vinyl in those spots (cross beams) along with the being exposed outside and especially....this frigid cold winter & ice storm..... my vinyl has given up.

    I'm bummed - as I absolutely LOVE this top.
    I'd love to buy a new one - but, we just signed an offer to buy a new house. Sooooo.....the priority goes to buying 'new house' kinda things. I'm very very curious to know if I can repair this somehow and get a few more years out of it
    (until I'm ready to buy a new truck ;) ) I'll be researching.

    Just thought I'd give some feedback. I'm sad..... :( My truck is getting old .... (like me).
     
  17. Feb 10, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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    Contact advantage 10 year warranty on the vinyl tarp.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    Thats what i thought. I'm seriously wanting one of these when i ditch the cap.
     
  19. Feb 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    That's what I thought as well.
     
  20. Feb 11, 2014 at 4:09 AM
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    Thanks!! I didn't know about the 10 year warranty!
    And here it is....
    http://www.advantagetruckaccessories.com/pdfs/AT_Warranty_May13_Page1.pdf

    I've saved just about every other receipt for everything I've ever bought for the truck - but wouldn't you know it? I can't find the receipt!! I had this installed locally, so here's praying they can vouch for me!

    I'm debating whether I should contact the shop directly or call Advantage first. I know one of the guys who works at the shop and we go thru him directly. He might be able to push the issue for me.... (better than I could).

    I'll let you know how things go!
     
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