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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. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:05 AM
    #41
    sleepdr

    sleepdr Active Member

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    I've had my '09 for 2 weeks now, and just got an Undercover last week.

    I like it for its ability to be a locking pseudo-trunk with reasonable weather resistance. When needed, though, it's easily removable to get full bed access.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:50 AM
    #42
    Goblin

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    You know I voted for the soft Tonneau as I added a Trifecta the week I purchased the truck. I've had at least 10 trucks and have had every kind of tonneau made; soft, hard, and roll ups. I have to say I like the roll up the best for being versatile but loved the look of the fiberglass. I went with the Trifecta for ease of use and it was everything I wanted in a tonneau. Recently I've been rolling NAKED as I keep loading up the truck. So after 3 weeks I've decided I no longer want to roll with a tonneau. Even with the incredible ease of the Trifecta I've gotten tired of removing it and then having to stack it with the other stuff I'm carrying. Plus now that I have a box up by the cab I miss the roll type as the Trifecta blocks the lid from opening. Anyhow, I'm tired of investing money in these things and have decided since 90% of my driving is in the city and I'm not reaping the benefit of fuel savings; I'll just drive NAKED.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:55 AM
    #43
    Sg5845

    Sg5845 Well-Known Member

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    I have a hard cover tri-fold. I routinely have several thousand $$ worth of baseball gear in the back so I was hesitant to get a soft cover that could be slashed. The really nice roll tops were too expensive for me plus I like the fact that I can remove the cover in minutes to have full access.

    MAKE SURE YOU INSTALL A LOCKING TAILGATE SWITCH! I got one installed for about $100 that connects to my central locking so when I lock the truck, it locks the tailgate.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    #44
    spaghettiedy

    spaghettiedy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's Dark Knight that owns one. He has some pics in his gallery, DK Gallery
     
  5. Jul 21, 2009 at 12:02 PM
    #45
    DeeKay21

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    I just installed my bestop supertop soft cap last week and I love it!!! It is actually a lot more sturdier then I thought it would be. Looks great too!!;) I also have an extang tuff tonneou cover that I took off before I put on the supertop.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    #46
    DdayIsNear

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    do you use it on the highways? is it watertight? how fast do you/have you gone with it on?
     
  7. Jul 21, 2009 at 12:37 PM
    #47
    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Well I actually went about 130 miles going around 80-85mph on it one-way and it held up great! I mean the windows are soft plastic so the wind moved them around a bit but nothing unusual. There is also 3 different tension settings so you can mess with that too. Then I drove another 130 miles to make it back home and same thing, held up great!
     
  8. Jul 21, 2009 at 12:43 PM
    #48
    edwinalink

    edwinalink robo-ninja

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    Its a bicycle.
    whats funny to me is... that is half of my car... right there... and people are like "does it work! oh noes!"

    truth be told. its a tent. strapped to your ass. and its gonna hurt your mileage.(a bit)

    just be glad you drive a truck with some aerodynamics. not a brick like my jeep.

    brick+tent strapped to ass=low teens.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2009 at 12:51 PM
    #49
    flatlander

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    Over the years, I have had a cap, a fiberglass tonneau and now an undercover. I liked them all, it all really boils down to what you are into at the time of purchase.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    Y0TA

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    I have the Undercover and love it. Alot cheaper than others too.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    DdayIsNear

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  12. Jul 21, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    DDD

    DDD Shine bright like a hymen

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    I bought this SnugTop from bajamoon a few weeks ago. I am pretty happy how it looks.

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  13. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    THXEY

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    i voted hard cap and naked..... i hate tonneau covers they seem pointless to me
     
  14. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    grammy

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    Trifecta or Solid fold are the way to go.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:48 AM
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    DdayIsNear

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  16. Jul 22, 2009 at 6:01 AM
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    flatlander

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    It is a hard tonneau. It's main thing is it only weighs sixty pounds.

    HTH
     
  17. Jul 22, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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    DdayIsNear

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    thanks man...lol..just another name for tonneau
     
  18. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    derekabraham

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  19. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:15 PM
    #59
    LazyRyan

    LazyRyan Wtf am i suppose to type here?

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    naked! with occasional use of a cargo net.
     
  20. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Soft Tonneau - Access LE rollup with water seals.

    Definitely the best modification I have ever done to my truck. I usually drive with it covering my tool boxes and whatever else I don't want people to see. It keeps everything in the bed very dry. Plus, it rolls out of the way when I need to carry some bikes or furniture or yard stuff or whatever.
     
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