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ARE Or Leer Cab for short bed tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wing103, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    wing103

    wing103 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi, brother & sister
    Can you post some photos here for the cab? I want to purchasing a cab, but cannot make up my mind which one is good for a short bed cab.
    Please post some photos here and give me some idea which brand name is good, Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    misterquad

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  3. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    ASH

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    Another vote for SnugTop:

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  4. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    Mondwa

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    what is the price range for the snug top paint to match?
     
  5. Jan 8, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    Tacozona

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    Made no difference to me. I found a used Leer for $300.00 (shown on the truck). Look on CL. I looked for about 2 weeks and located this one. Leer, Snug Top, ARE, etc. For the most part, they are all the same. I like the solid glass rear door. That was my only pre-req.

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  6. Jan 8, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    ASH

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    My SnugTop Rebel was just over $1700 installed. It came with carpeted headliner, 3rd brake light, and fold-down rear window.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    THXEY

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    snugtop gets my vote
     
  8. Jan 8, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    I just love the color of that truck. That canopy looks so good on that truck. That would be the color I would buy if in the market. Great choice...

     
  9. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    warpwr

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    Another snug-top here only a little bit different style...

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  10. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    ARE Z series [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. Jan 9, 2010 at 1:29 AM
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    Not sure if you can get a Snugtop here in New England. FWIW, I had a Leer on my 2000 reg cab that I really liked. After 5.5 years (past the warranty period of 5 years), the cap developed a couple of cracks in the fiberglass but Leer stepped up and replaced the entire cap at no charge to me. That customer service alone will make me choose Leer again when I get a cap for my 2010.
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  12. Jan 9, 2010 at 4:01 AM
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    MINTaco

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    The things I like about the A.R.E. are the super secure locks, T handles on the mechanisms and the side tool bin. Sorry, no pics as it's 20 below zero F and I don't want to wash the rig until it warms up a bit.

    Link Up Here: http://www.4are.com/product/commercial.php
     
  13. Jan 9, 2010 at 4:04 AM
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    Leer 100XL, you cant go wrong with either leer or ARE they are both excellent caps. Im not sure about snugtop cause they dont have a dealer within 500 miles of NW Indiana. Leer and ARE are the top Manufactures, ARE are a bit pricier usaully about 2-300 more. Good luck
     
  14. Jan 9, 2010 at 4:06 AM
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    Rear shot with the solid glass door
     
  15. Jan 9, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    while not on a short bed, here's a look at my ARE MX Series that I just had installed last week. I'm really happy with it, looks sharp and very functional.

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  16. Jan 9, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    debadge those caps guys
     
  17. Jan 9, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    Debadged mine earlier this week:
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  18. Jan 9, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    Yeah! It looks awesome mang!!
     
  19. Jan 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    the picture of your turck rear supension lift ? which is leaf spring is 3 or 4 pack ?
     
  20. Jan 14, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    are you talking about my truck, the bsp? I have the 4 pack and a 3" front lift to level it
     
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