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Bakflip MX4 Prelim Review

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by socal4x, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Jun 7, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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    Installed yesterday. I don't know if I have the cover too close to the bulkhead. It seems pretty straight. Did I screw up? There is just a decent size gap at the tail gate on the sides. I am going to do all the drainage stuff soon. Just waiting on some sealant.

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  2. Jun 7, 2017 at 4:43 AM
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    Krown undercoating, Protect a plate, blindspot mirrors, Reese stainless steel towing ball, Bakflip MX4 tonneau cover, Tufskinz tailgate letter inserts, Console organiser, Tinted windows, LED interiors, Bed lights, Hood lights, Black Canadian flag decal (@bfeth), Oem bed mat, WeatherTech floor liners, Arctic Claw XSI tires, Recovery Shackle, Ultimate LED turn signals V3 @mesojdm, OEM TRD Off-Road tow hook, Bilstein 5100's with ARB's Old Man Emu 2887 coils, ICON progressive add a leaf, General Grabber ATX tires, Fuel ripper rims, Auxbeam F-16 H11 Led headlights, Borla S-type catback exhaust with black tip, custom powertray, vinyl badge inlays, (@rrentrop), Rear diff breather mod https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qqN7m1pc6AA
    I think it's about right. Hard to say from the one picture
     
  3. Jun 7, 2017 at 4:50 AM
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    Get some tailgate weather stripping for the sides and bottom of the tailgate, that helps too.
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2017 at 7:06 AM
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    Looks pretty similar to mine. Attaching photos that show it and also that show the weather stripping. It rained a ton last night too.

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  5. Jun 7, 2017 at 7:53 AM
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    Looking at the others on that posted right after you, I guess it looks right. But here are some pics.

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  6. Jun 7, 2017 at 7:54 AM
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    Thanks! I try to do as much myself as I can and I nail it sometimes, and others it's a disaster. I was just hoping I nailed this. Looks similar. I have the tail gate seal, I will work on that after work. Thanks again.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2017 at 8:05 AM
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    The one downside is if you park at an angle uphill, the drain will do nothing as the water drains out the back of the channels, but it doesn't seem to get too wet when that happens and there are places it will drain out the back.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2017 at 5:27 PM
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    I actually just removed my MX4. I loved the cover but decided to go with a camper top so I can get my dogs out of the cab. It's a great cover and looks super nice not sticking up over the bed. I didn't do the drain tubes because I didn't want to cut into the bed but everything still stayed very dry with minimal water on the inside
     
  9. Jun 8, 2017 at 11:40 PM
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    Yo Tekoma... you are a legend! Amazing fixes for this sieve of a tonneau. I thought my fix was a decent one.... lol

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  10. Jun 8, 2017 at 11:47 PM
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    how is this working out for you so far?
     
  11. Jun 9, 2017 at 6:15 AM
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    I have the clear ones so you can see what is in the tubs without taking the lid of everyone in the truck bed. If you have smalls that you want to keep dry and will not draw moisture from getting hot and cold with the changing temps outside... get you some "Gamma Seals" and snap them on 5 gallon buckets. Work great also to keep your clothes + dry goods in on float trips.

    https://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&fi...=blended&link_code=qs&sourceid=Mozilla-search
     
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  12. Jun 11, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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    Well I ordered a Bakflip but now am a little nervous cuz idk if the rails will cover the dumb holes the factory cuts out for the factory OEM Tonneau Cover. Has anyone removed the factory cover and installed a Bakflip? I'm really hoping the rail clear these holes

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  13. Jun 11, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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    You will probably have to order new bed rail covers if the rubber seals won't cover the cut outs. (Or send the cover back) These are for the 5' bed.

    http://parts.toyotaofdallas.com/toy...-box-scat/?part_name=protector&position=right

    http://parts.toyotaofdallas.com/oem-parts/toyota-protector-6624904050/?c=YT10b3lvdGEmbz10YWNvbWEmeT0yMDE2JnQ9c3ImZT0zLTVsLXY2LWdhcw==
     
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    Sending back sounds a little extreme. I would imagine with a little silicone and weather stripping I could get a little
    more creative than $210 worth of stealer ship plastic
     
  15. Jun 12, 2017 at 4:57 AM
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    ....whatever. good luck.
     
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    I don't have these holes cutout. Good luck.
     
  17. Jun 17, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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    I would sell the factory cover and swap rails with the sale. It's a win win for buyer and seller.
     
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  18. Jun 19, 2017 at 12:19 PM
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    Well haha, My factory cover got destroyed my a full grown Bear a year ago so there was nothing left to sell..
    Regardless I patched the holes with black silicone and it worked wonderfully. BakFlip is all installed and looks great
     
  19. Jun 21, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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    Starting to get pissed if. Thing leaks randomly. Anyone got ideas besides loading it with caulking?
     
  20. Jun 22, 2017 at 8:34 AM
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    Bead of RTV down the rails, and seal a few spots at the front around the pads you install onto the front. That's all I did and it barely leaks at all.
     
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