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DiamondBack Covers

Discussion in 'DiamondBack Covers' started by DiamondBack Covers, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Nov 1, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    DiamondBack Covers

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    DiamondBack Covers is proud and excited to join the Tacoma World community.

    Since 2003, our Pennsylvania-based team has proudly crafted ultra-secure, ultra-durable tonneau covers which seal and protect your bed from weather and theft. Our products are built to provide a lifetime of low-maintenance use, like a Tacoma.

    Our customers are adventure seeking, problem solving guys who are prepared for anything. They make up a large and vibrant community who are always eager to help one another. If you have a DiamondBack question that’s specific to Tacoma, we encourage you to join this community and reach out to one of our existing customers.

    Of course, our customer support team is excited to jump in when the need arises, so never hesitate to reach out to us directly. We’re always here to help.

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  2. Nov 1, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    Early B.

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    Welcome! Your products are awesome and I'm interested in snagging one of your covers someday for my Tacoma.

    Will you offer discounts to Tacomaworld members? What about seasonal sales? How about group buys?
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    DiamondBack Covers

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    Thanks for the warm welcome and compliment! We're excited to join the TW community.

    We believe in quality no matter the cost because our customers aren't willing to compromise when it comes to protecting their gear. We rarely offer discounts or run promotions because we know DiamondBack Covers are worth the sticker price.

    With that said, there are a few things in the works for the guys and gals on this forum and we'll be keeping you up to date on this thread.

    Stay tuned!
     
  4. Nov 4, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    OPSGUY501

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    It is possible to fit an 05-15 cover on a 16 third gen?
     
  5. Nov 4, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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    OPSGUY501

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    I have a 16 long. I can only ever seem to find used 05-15 covers. Curious as to how different the fit would be.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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    Hddiesel308

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    Might be up for a road trip north west...factory tour/install? lol all 6 minutes of the install....
     
  7. Nov 9, 2019 at 10:51 PM
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    deadpocketss

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    Nice! Welcome to TW.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    DiamondBack Covers

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    2005-2015 Tacoma's beds are drastically different from beds on 2016-2020 Tacomas. The dimensions were changed in 2016, and the tailgate and bulkhead on the 05-15 required special engineering that isn't necessary for the current generation. If you're looking at a DiamondBack for it's theft and weather protection, as most customers are, we'd strongly recommend installing one that was made to fit your specific year, make and model.
     
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  9. Nov 11, 2019 at 6:58 AM
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    DiamondBack Covers

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    Please, come on up! We'd love to have you and would be happy to install a cover for you! Email sales@diamondbackcovers.com and give them a heads up if you plan on paying us a visit.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    deadpocketss

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    What is the special engineering on the 05-15 Tacoma models? Is that just for newer Diamondbacks or has it been that way from the beginning?
    I have an older model that I bought secondhand and there is a gap between the top of the tailgate and the seal of the Diamondback.
     
  11. Nov 12, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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    Pilvr83

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    On mine, there should be a small strip of diamond plate metal running the length of the diamondback cover on the back. It is tacked on. when closed the cover rests on the tailgate.
     
  12. Nov 12, 2019 at 6:56 AM
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    deadpocketss

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    Ah, mine doesn't have that...
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  13. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    On 3rd gen Tacomas, the bedrails, bulkhead and tailgate are in the same plane. On 2nd gen Tacomas, the bulkhead and tailgate leave significant gaps. We make up for these gaps by welding additional material onto covers built for 2nd gen Tacomas. If these parts aren't present on your cover, it's likely that your cover was originally purchased for a different vehicle, or the parts were stripped off for installation on another vehicle.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    I figured. I bought it secondhand being led to believe it was for a 2nd gen Tacoma. I had a couple different interactions with customer support where I think one guy confirmed it was for 2nd gen and another said otherwise based on the serial #. Google has since gotten rid of the emails so I can't confirm or point fingers. It's been working fine for me though, I don't think I need a super tight seal. I just keep a toolbox in there so I'm not super worried about it being water tight.
     
  15. Dec 5, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    Baja Barry

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    Are these gaps too big for a simple adhesive weatherstrip to close up?
     
  16. Dec 6, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    I used the weather stripping I purchased from Diamondback. It more than filled up the gap. I have never had rain or hose water penetrate the area.
     
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  17. Dec 6, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    metrick1215

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    Welcome to TW. Loved mine on my truck. Sometimes miss it.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    SD_Taco

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    I have a retractable cover now and I’m getting tired of unclogging the drain plug. Also, water still gets through..not much but enough for me to regret getting it.

    this is on my wish list!
     
  19. Dec 6, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    Baja Barry

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    Oh damn I saw this too late. Found one for a 3rd gen at a great price, but it's gone now. I'll know for next time though, thanks.
     
  20. Dec 6, 2019 at 5:11 PM
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    Is water tightness in a car wash to be expected? I’ve had some water come in along the sides after a touch less car wash- not a ton but definitely water down the sides of the bed. I’ve since tightened it up a little now that it’s been on a few months and was just planning on keeping an eye on it.
     
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