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Cap, Tonneau, or Naked

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by spaghettiedy, Jul 20, 2009.

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Cap, Tonneau, or Naked

  1. Cap (Hard)

    22.9%
  2. Cap (Soft)

    5.1%
  3. Tonneau (Hard)

    21.1%
  4. Tonneau (Soft)

    22.4%
  5. Naked

    31.3%
  6. Other: Please write in

    2.2%
  1. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM
    #461
    Edward Newgate

    Edward Newgate Member

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    Diamondback SE cover with line-x coating, Bed extender
    I'm close to pulling the trigger on this cover but have a few questions:

    Are you still able to use the deck rail system with the cover on? I want to use the oem cargo divider as well.
    Do you have a bed extender? Wondering if the bed extender can flip in and out of the bed with the rear cover folded over.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 7, 2013 at 5:32 PM
    #462
    Hippynotions

    Hippynotions Active Member

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    LOL
     
  3. Mar 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM
    #463
    Night

    Night Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a new cover from Pace Edwards Full metal jackrabbit

    IMG_00000032.jpg
     
  4. Mar 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM
    #464
    DesertSand

    DesertSand Well-Known Member

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    Heres a pic of an Access LiteRider. Just installed.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Mar 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM
    #465
    austinstaco

    austinstaco Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a Ranch Sierra when it gets here in a couple of weeks I will put up some pics
     
  6. Mar 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM
    #466
    Lyrch

    Lyrch Member

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  7. Mar 24, 2013 at 11:35 PM
    #467
    steeds

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  8. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:44 AM
    #468
    Kylec82

    Kylec82 Jack of all trades, Master of none!

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    Just installed a Bak Roll-x on my taco and I love it. My last taco was naked with a toolbox, witch was ok till i had something just big enough it wouldn't fit in the toolbox
     
  9. Apr 5, 2013 at 7:15 AM
    #469
    xaqori

    xaqori I need gas money

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    toolbox!
     
  10. Apr 5, 2013 at 7:51 AM
    #470
    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Check out my Build
    I don't have anything right now. I would like a cap for the winter though.. I use the inno rack and Thule ski box now. I like the looks of the hard caps and tonneau's.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM
    #471
    gupster88

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    Nice looking truck. Is that an extang?
     
  12. Apr 5, 2013 at 6:12 PM
    #472
    CaptQuinn

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    [​IMG]

    My new SnugTop Rebel. So happy to have a canopy again!
     
  13. Apr 8, 2013 at 8:21 AM
    #473
    Edward Newgate

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    Diamondback SE cover with line-x coating, Bed extender
    Diamondback SE cover with line-x coating:
    [​IMG]
    :)
     
  14. Apr 8, 2013 at 6:55 PM
    #474
    austinstaco

    austinstaco Well-Known Member

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    Ranch Sierra with pet screens and fold down front window

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:34 PM
    #475
    Ian S

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    Toolbox with a soft roll up tonneau. I had a retractable tonneau for years on my last truck. It always bugged me that so much space was lost to the retractable's storage box.

    So I spent some time looking for a combination option. I settled with a standard toolbox and the Extang Express toolbox tonneau. I haven't seen this option covered often, but it's been a great balance for securing large items in the bed and keeping tools and gear from accumulating in the back of the cab.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:25 PM
    #476
    polox40

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    I bought this hardtop on kijiji for 500$, it's a Jason, it was 5 months old and the guy was trading his xrunner in. He paid 1200$ for it I got the receipt.

    I really wanted a trifold aluminum but so far I like it.

    It's got a crease in it that matches the front hood scoop.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2013
  17. Apr 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM
    #477
    polox40

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  18. Jun 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM
    #478
    SLOwag

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    Check my initial posts #410 and 415. Here is a review after one year of use.

    I chose the cover instead of a cab high shell because I wanted to try something different after having shells on my previous trucks. I was forcing myself to try to carry less and keep a lower profile.
    I still like the cover with three doors instead of two, it makes it easier to get to items in the center of the bed. I would get the line-x again just to have it applied at the factory. I mainly got it to reduce glare and thought it would look better than spray paint. You could probably get it done at your local provider much cheaper.

    The west coast rep for Diamond Back was pretty good during the purchase phase and even when some issues came up with my installation. To date the main issues that I've had with my cover have not been deal-killers but I also didn't anticipate them. I had two locks fail but they were promptly replaced by Diamond Back, no questions asked. The other issue which requires more care and maintenance is maintaining a good seal around the bed rails to keep out rain. It requires some readjustment periodically as the seals compress over time.

    The Rotopax cans that I mounted work great, but I have to take them off to re-fuel. If they were mounted upright, I could use my super siphon and leave them on the truck. The pistons are pretty stout and hold up the doors when the cans are full, you could always upgrade to a heavier piston if the weight was too much.

    It is an expensive cover but combined with a locking tailgate, nobody can see my stuff and it meets my needs. I did talk to a few fabricators to see if they could make what I wanted, but in the end I opted for factory warranty and a product shipped to my local trucking company within a week.
     
  19. Jun 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM
    #479
    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    Yeah, I know this is in the second gen area, but my post/opinion still holds true to me even though I drive a first gen.

    Mixed opinion- I like my truck bed with nothing on it because it looks best, and I can just toss stuff right inside the bed, with no ceiling height to restrict me. But my hard shell has its uses- with the shell on, I can leave my mowing equipment (locked) in the back of the truck instead of having to take it all out and lock it in the shed every day after work. It also hides my scrap metal from my nosy neighbor, who likes to complain to the city. If she can't see my scrap metal, then she's okay.
    I'm not a fan of tonneaus (hard or soft) or soft shells- they don't look right to me, and I want something sturdy. Soft shells and tonneaus just don't cut it for me.
    But of course, your decision should be based on what YOU do regularly with your truck, now what I do/like.

    Here's mine. I don't have a pic without the shell on it- haven't taken it off yet, but I will be soon.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2013
  20. Jun 22, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    danno74

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    Icon stage II, Dirt King UCAs, Factory roof rack, Debadged, 20% front 5% rear tint, Yellow wire mod, Hose clamp mod with power tailgate lock, OEM bed mat, Roll n Lock bed cover, Craven Speed mini antenna, Spyder headlights
    just ordered a roll n lock, will post pics next week after install!!
     
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