1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Buying an A.R.E. CX HD - purchase question for you all

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by jtoelle, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Apr 9, 2019 at 5:15 PM
    #1
    jtoelle

    jtoelle [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2014
    Member:
    #135662
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    LBC
    Are Shell/Caps pricing negotiable?

    I'm about to pull the trigger on an A.R.E. CX HD with pretty much all the options. Wondering how much Profit Margin there is for negotiation.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2019 at 7:01 AM
    #2
    danielsthomas57

    danielsthomas57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Member:
    #214769
    Messages:
    488
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Thomas
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2013 Super White TRD Sport DCLB
    5100s, OME 887 and 1/4" pacer, 285/75/17s
    bought used.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2019 at 10:13 AM
    #3
    JethroFF

    JethroFF Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Member:
    #245043
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2017 Inferno DCLB OR
    When I bought a fully optioned leer a few years ago they didn’t negotiate at all. The only discounts were incentives from the factory
     
    synaps3 likes this.
  4. Apr 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM
    #4
    taco_ace

    taco_ace Ace Ackerman

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Member:
    #212118
    Messages:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ace
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD OR DCLB
    A.R.E. CX-HD Topper, Remote Start, Icon Stage 2 front/rear, OME XL leafs, Denver Outfitters Overroam RTT, C4 Fabrication front and rear overland bumpers, Nitro 4.88 gears, Frontrunner Outfitters Roof Racks, OVTune, etc, etc.
    I think that most items from small businesses are negotiable - I run a small business and run into this weekly.

    Not sure about the profit margins on toppers, but most smaller businesses will give you between 5% and 15% discount if you pay with green cash. The main idea is that they don't necessarily have to report the sale and thus save upwards of 30% on taxes.

    I got 12% off through talking to the owner when I bought my CX HD.
     
    doublethebass likes this.
  5. Apr 10, 2019 at 7:24 PM
    #5
    mangler

    mangler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2016
    Member:
    #196283
    Messages:
    224
    Gender:
    Male
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD sport DCSB MT white
    Not sure what price you're at, but I've been talking to a place about an ARE CX HD , with headliner and HD rack as the only options . And they are at $2295 plus tax . They tell me there is a sale on these, that they are running until the 15th of the month. I'm so tempted to pull the trigger
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
  6. Apr 11, 2019 at 9:07 AM
    #6
    taco_ace

    taco_ace Ace Ackerman

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Member:
    #212118
    Messages:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ace
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD OR DCLB
    A.R.E. CX-HD Topper, Remote Start, Icon Stage 2 front/rear, OME XL leafs, Denver Outfitters Overroam RTT, C4 Fabrication front and rear overland bumpers, Nitro 4.88 gears, Frontrunner Outfitters Roof Racks, OVTune, etc, etc.
    I would pull that trigger. That topper won't get any cheaper. I paid $2350 in cash (12% discount) and have locking side windows, headliner and the HD rack and installation of course.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2019 at 9:52 AM
    #7
    mangler

    mangler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2016
    Member:
    #196283
    Messages:
    224
    Gender:
    Male
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD sport DCSB MT white
    I probably will, even though its 900 miles away, locally they want $4000 Canadian plus tax , so would save me a pile of money ....
     
  8. Apr 12, 2019 at 10:12 AM
    #8
    jtoelle

    jtoelle [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2014
    Member:
    #135662
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    LBC
    Got a quote from the Local guy here in Norwalk, CA (more of an FYI for people doing research)

    CX HD Single T Door - $1980
    OTR - $420
    2 Rope LED Lights - $169 ( could do this yourself easily, I wanted to avoid the hassle)
    Glass Windoor - $126 each side
    Headliner - $130

    They said they don't make the Vented Windoor for the Tacoma Shortbed, would like a second opinion on that....

    He also suggested I buy the Rack Rails separate and install yourself. Apparently the ones coming from the factory are not mounted directly to the HD support beams. To handle more weight you can do it yourself with some DIY brackets (will update once I do this)
     
  9. May 10, 2019 at 4:41 PM
    #9
    jtoelle

    jtoelle [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2014
    Member:
    #135662
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    LBC
    Have any of you seen the Cap Pack? https://www.cap-pack.com/

    I'm trying to see if it will fit between the Inner support Rails

    Would any of you that has a CX HD measure the inner distance between the Support Rails?

    This Cap Pack is 36" wide, wondering if it will fit between
     
  10. May 12, 2019 at 10:36 AM
    #10
    synaps3

    synaps3 Wag more bark less

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2017
    Member:
    #211822
    Messages:
    917
    First Name:
    Dave
    Atlanta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2017 White SR5 4x4 DCLB
    SOS armor, ARE MX walk-in, Fox coils, Dakar leafs, etc
    Here's local pricing for Atlanta, GA. See attached PDF.

    I shopped around, all were within $50 of each other and weren't really willing to negotiate, even though I had tons of options (ARE MX with windoors, walk-in, toolbox).
     

    Attached Files:

  11. May 13, 2019 at 9:51 AM
    #11
    taco_ace

    taco_ace Ace Ackerman

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Member:
    #212118
    Messages:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ace
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD OR DCLB
    A.R.E. CX-HD Topper, Remote Start, Icon Stage 2 front/rear, OME XL leafs, Denver Outfitters Overroam RTT, C4 Fabrication front and rear overland bumpers, Nitro 4.88 gears, Frontrunner Outfitters Roof Racks, OVTune, etc, etc.
    The distance between the inner rails is 33", so I don't think it will fit between. You can probably make a bracket that would attach to the outside of the rails that hangs down.
     
  12. May 16, 2019 at 3:56 PM
    #12
    crazyfingers

    crazyfingers Soft Sweet But True

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Member:
    #269172
    Messages:
    1,582
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chuck
    Annapolis, MD.
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off-Road DCLB Quicksand
    TRD Pro 17' Rims With Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs
    Do you have a pic of the inner rails?
     
  13. May 20, 2019 at 10:15 AM
    #13
    taco_ace

    taco_ace Ace Ackerman

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Member:
    #212118
    Messages:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ace
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD OR DCLB
    A.R.E. CX-HD Topper, Remote Start, Icon Stage 2 front/rear, OME XL leafs, Denver Outfitters Overroam RTT, C4 Fabrication front and rear overland bumpers, Nitro 4.88 gears, Frontrunner Outfitters Roof Racks, OVTune, etc, etc.
  14. May 22, 2019 at 7:23 AM
    #14
    ViViper1

    ViViper1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2016
    Member:
    #189751
    Messages:
    53
    Gender:
    Male
    Haverhill, Ma
    sub'ed and attached 2 quotes I got a week ago? One with the ARE Rails, and one with the yakima tracks, but that apparently didn't support the weight.
     

    Attached Files:

Products Discussed in

To Top