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ARE cap rant

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rob H, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Nov 21, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Rob H

    Rob H [OP] Active Member

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    I have a 2006 Double Cab LB (silver) with an ARE camper shell. I like it to take the dog out and the other reasons to have a shell, but I can't tell you how much this cap pisses me off. Almost always the cap self locks while driving due to vibration or bumps. What a PITA to find the keys everytime I need to open it. Also this cap has very limited viewing out the back and the large hinges make it almost impossible to fully load the bed. I need to get a Snug Top.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    baldy77

    baldy77 Well-Known Member

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    3" Toytec Adj Coilovers w/Bilstein 5100's front and rear, Toytec TSB AAL, LR UCA, Avid Weld-on Sliders, A.R.E. CX Topper.
    What model do you have?
     
  3. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    cactuscorn

    cactuscorn Another FNG

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    OEM bedmat, Weather Tech mats, JDM ASTAR 800 lumen LED reverse bulbs, blue LED dome light and every cubbyhole filled with crap.
    some of the leers have hinges that dont impeed on loading. check out the xl and xr's. they look wussy but i was offered a written guarentee that they wouldnt fail for as long as i owned it. less than 1/2 the price of the snuggy xv too. bonus.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Leer 100XL Canopy, OEM Side steps, TRD Oil Cap, TRD License Plate Cover, WeatherTech Digital Fit Liners, Elite O/R Hitch Shackle, Katzkin Leather Interior, LED Interior Lighting, Foglight Anytime mod, Illuminated 4x4 switch, Grom Audio Aux adapter, Redline Goods leather shift boot console cover and door handle pulls, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Dynolock electric tailgate lock
    +1 for the Leer XL
     
  5. Nov 22, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    Rob H

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    I have the Z series ARE shell. I may try to sell it on craigslist. Anyone interested?
     
  6. Nov 22, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    sioux_hockey_guy

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    Eibach front springs, Billstein 5100's set at .85" Rear blocks (1.5"?) w, TSB. To be replaced w/ AAL
    Where are you located?
     
  7. Nov 22, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    aficianado

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    back to bone stock.
    my ARE kicks butt. climb in, note the SN # on the inside roof..call them and ask for a new lock.

    be the squeeky wheel.
     
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