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Bak Flip vs Extang tri fold

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marksf123, May 3, 2009.

  1. May 3, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    Marksf123

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    Ok - I think I am going with one of the above. Both seem to be about the same price. Any pros or cons over one vs the other?
     
  2. May 3, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    indigotacoma07

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    I have the bak flip on mine it sucks. i would get the extang.
     
  3. May 3, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Which version? I have the G2 and I think it's great. The first gen Bakflips were really bad for quality. It might be more helpful if you stated why it sucks.
     
  4. May 3, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    I like that the Bakflip folds up against the cab giving access to nearly the whole bed (except for about 6" near the cab).
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  5. May 3, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    I have to admit that I like the way the bacflip opens all the way. I would be interested in hearing why it sucks. Also any comment on the extang?
     
  6. May 3, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    GregT

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    I've had a Bak Flip for about 2 years, and it is OK at best. It already has a crack in the short 4" panel that is nearest the cab. Also, and I had mine installed at the factory in North Hollywood, it does not lock down properly at the tail gate (need to really slam it down hard). On the plus side, I do like how it looks and, the fold up feature is nice. Hope this helps.
     
  7. May 3, 2009 at 11:59 PM
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    mainland_newfie

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    don't forget about the g4 elite fold a cover, I have one on order have it in a couple weeks.
     
  8. May 4, 2009 at 12:05 AM
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    cmfranks

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    I have the BakFlip G2 and it seems to be holding up pretty nice. I read alot of reviews (good and bad) on this model. I installed mine by myself in less than 30 minutes and havnt had any issues so far (been 2 months). Yet it isnt water tight, I only have a very small amount of water in the bed after car washes or heavy rains and I havnt even installed the water drain tubes.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    We had the Bak Flip installed on our double cab short bed and it leaked so bad (all 4 corners and dripped and above the wheel wells) we took it back and got the Undercover lid instead. I liked the way the Bak flip looked and folded but getting our camping gear soaked was not a good thing. I called Bak Flip and spoke to the owner who was not very nice about it and blamed the installer. Could be I guess. Plus we would have had to get a lock for the tailgate. The Undercover locks itself and secures the tailgate.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2009 at 12:55 AM
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    I have the Bakflip HD which is the aluminum version of the Bakflip G2 (composite plastic). I have had no problems with the cover and it is very close to being water tight. I do have the Heavy Duty version of the cover so that may be a reason for having better results. I like how the panels flip up against the cab (there is rubber tubing that contacts the cab to prevent any damage) and give you full access to the box without having to remove it. Whoever was having issues with the panels not closing tight enough against the tailgate, you just have to loosen the rail bolts and push down the rails more firmly to the edge of the box then tighten them back up. The cover is obviously not going to be as secure or durable as a solid tonneau cover but it's way more convenient than having to get a buddy over to help you to put on and take off your cover every time you want to haul something taller than the height of the box sides.
     
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