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Bestop Shell

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SamKha, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Jan 15, 2016 at 11:40 AM
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    SamKha

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    Has anyone put a Bestop Camper shell on the 3rd gen yet. If so can you post a picture. I am thinking about getting one and wanted to see how it looks first
     
  2. Jan 15, 2016 at 1:26 PM
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    A few things
    I bought some extra clamps like the ones that hold the sides down for the front. That Velcro is crap.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2016 at 5:18 PM
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    Nothing yet....im a poor bastard.
    i have this one from a second gen. It fits sorta. Im actually going to put it back on for a short trip to arkansas at the end of january. And it is for sale.

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  4. Jan 15, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    Man that looks like shiite...but I see your a poor bastard like most of us, so good luck with that....
     
  5. Jan 16, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    Damn Well I guess I will hold off. Thanks for the info
     
  6. Feb 4, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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    So if anyone is interested I contacted Bestop about the release of a 2016 version. Looks like they don't plan on making a modified top.

    Hello Sam,
    Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately we are not aware of any plans to release a modified version for the Supertop for the 2016 Tacoma. We do have a couple options for a 2016 Tacoma, part number 76301-35 is for Reg/Extd/Double cab 6ft bed and the other part number 76308-35 is for the Double cab 4-Door 5ft bed.


    Thank you,
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    800.845.3567
    PLEASE REPLY WITH PRIOR COMMUNICATION


    -----Original Message-----
    To: Customer Service
    Subject: Product Help

    product: 76308 Supertop for truck
    make: Toyota
    model: Tacoma
    year: 2016
    message: I see in your catalog that there only exists one model number for the tacoma that ranges from '05-'16 model years. I have a 2016 Tacoma and have seen on online forums that this version of your supertop does not fit the '16 well. Do you plan on releasing a modified version for the '16 tacoma or is this the only option
     
  7. Mar 30, 2016 at 11:36 PM
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    Just my .02 on the Supertop for Tacoma:

    I have bought them for two gen 2 rc's. I loved them both, but that front seal was an issue. The self adhesive Velcro strip simply isn't up to the task. I ended up purchasing two more clamps from Bestop, slightly modifying them, adding a length of aluminum angle bar, and never had a problem after that.

    I now have a 16, and am considering buying one for it, but can't get a straight answer on whether the dimensions on the box and cab have changed from the gen 2's. And since my 16 no longer has the front utility rail, I can't use a Bestop clamp to hold that front panel down (wtf Toyota?).

    Anybody actually do some comparative measurements on the box/cab area?
     
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  8. Mar 31, 2016 at 4:59 AM
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    I did the same thing with extra clamps and an aluminum bar. From what I have read, the second gen front rail bolts on to the third gen no problem and is fairly cheap.
     
  9. Apr 28, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    @rooney2oons do you have a picture with the full side profile? I also have a 2016 DCSB in Silver, so I'm curious what the side profile looks like since i just ordered one.

    I just ordered a Bestop from Auto Anything for about $550 shipped...which I had read this thread first. I listed 2016 Tacoma so I just assumed they had updated it for our models. I also have a Prinsu Design cabrack coming, so hopefully the extra height up front will flow nicely with the slightly higher Bestop.
     
  10. May 4, 2016 at 11:57 PM
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    I do not have a side photo.
     
  11. May 10, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    I'm getting ready to install, will send pics when done. Does anyone have updated pics of this on their 2016 yet?
     
  12. May 12, 2016 at 7:03 AM
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    Here's mine, along with another fun toy. The looks is growing on me, while practicality-wise I love it.

    It stops right below the shark fin. The line should blend nicely once my Prinsu Cabrac gets in!

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  13. May 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    Thanks for the pics! I just installed a tonneau. I'm thinking of toggling between the two since I live in LA and need more security sometimes. Just need to get the process down!
     
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  14. May 12, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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    Gotcha, makes sense.

    I was wondering if there were any locking tonneaus I could install that would work with the Bestop. I also have a Thule Roofbox from my Subaru, so I might even be able to get crossrails that would work with the Bestop to allow me to mount the roofbox in the bed when I need additional security. Hmmm...

    Looking at how my soft-top is mounted on the rails, I think I might even be able to get something like the Voodoo Heavy Duty Cross bars to work.
     
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  15. May 14, 2016 at 8:25 PM
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    Nothing yet....im a poor bastard.
    So is that top made for the 2016? or the earlier Gen2?
     
  16. May 14, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    Nice MTB too!
     
  17. May 14, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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    It's the same as the one for the 2nd gen. I'll post more pics once the prinsu comes in, should look nice!
     
  18. May 15, 2016 at 3:06 AM
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    So all those interested in buying a Supertop for their new Tacomas: look at the amount of excess height above the top of the cab this top projects. This will be subject to drag at speed. I would not do it, as it will increase the chances of blow off. Especially since the factory front rail attachment method is a Velcro strip. Totally inadequate for the application. STTA!
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  19. May 15, 2016 at 10:50 AM
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    I trying to decide if i want to put one on for a weekend trip. I just dont like the fit of the one off of my gen2 on my gen3
     
  20. May 16, 2016 at 6:42 AM
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    Drove 160ish miles along I5 from Seattle to Bellingham yesterday. No issues. Like any canopy, I just check the clamps every once in a while.

    I may add an additional clamp or two over the velcro but haven't felt the need yet, it's super solid. I highly doubt the additional inch is causing that much extra drag, but what do I know...
     

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