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ARE LSII versus leer 700 Series

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by grivera, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Mar 20, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    grivera

    grivera [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rear Suspension TSB, Bilstein 5100 on all 4 corners-fronts set at 1.75". BFG A/T's @ 265/75/16; Access LE Roll-up cover; Iron Cross Tube SS Steps; Fumoto valve; WeatherTech Liners; AFE Pro-Dry; front side windows tinted 20%; TW Decal!
    I'm trying to decide between these two covers. Any real world experience out there?

    I've been debating between these and soft covers, but security is a concern of mine. I'd like to safely carry valuables back there. Thought of the undercover as well but like the color match offered by the fiberglass covers.

    One other question, a neighbor of mine has a fiberglass cover (I think Leer) on a short bed Silverado. I sometimes see him carrying tall items with the cover lifted and tied so it won't move up and down. Is this advisable?
     
  2. Mar 20, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    grivera

    grivera [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rear Suspension TSB, Bilstein 5100 on all 4 corners-fronts set at 1.75". BFG A/T's @ 265/75/16; Access LE Roll-up cover; Iron Cross Tube SS Steps; Fumoto valve; WeatherTech Liners; AFE Pro-Dry; front side windows tinted 20%; TW Decal!
    Bump^
     
  3. Mar 20, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    jrw1965

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    Front tint, Stainless steel nerf bars, Leer tonneau, Rear spring TSB, Michelin LTX A/T2 265 70 16, Pioneer AVIC X910 so far
    I've carried tall things and just tied the cover down, hasn't seamed to pose a problem it locks as well so security is there. Mine is a Leer, but I think I talked to you about before. Just my 2 cents
     
  4. Mar 20, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    KMN-BLU

    KMN-BLU less work/more play

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    I have the ARE on mine. It locks and unlocks via the remote door lock so I feel it is secure. When it is locked down you cannot open the tailgate outward as the top rolls over the tailgate. I combined mine with the ARE Bedrug and it makes for a good look.
    I have the same felt padded liner on the top and the bedrug with the latch cover and light upgrade also.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I have the ARE LSII as well and I like it. I looked at that one and the Leer, I just thought the ARE had better lines than the leer. And, it was cheaper!

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  6. Mar 21, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    grivera

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    Thanks for the replies. There are only 2 shops in my area that carry these. After discounts/coupons, the ARE will cost me $899. and the Leer would be $859.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    grivera

    grivera [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rear Suspension TSB, Bilstein 5100 on all 4 corners-fronts set at 1.75". BFG A/T's @ 265/75/16; Access LE Roll-up cover; Iron Cross Tube SS Steps; Fumoto valve; WeatherTech Liners; AFE Pro-Dry; front side windows tinted 20%; TW Decal!
    Oops, hit "post" before I finished. Since the prices are very close, I'm having trouble deciding between the two.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    grivera

    grivera [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rear Suspension TSB, Bilstein 5100 on all 4 corners-fronts set at 1.75". BFG A/T's @ 265/75/16; Access LE Roll-up cover; Iron Cross Tube SS Steps; Fumoto valve; WeatherTech Liners; AFE Pro-Dry; front side windows tinted 20%; TW Decal!
    Do you have any pictures from side and rear, open and closed?
     
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