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DiamondBack Truck Bed Cover

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by llod, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Jan 3, 2017 at 2:22 PM
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    llod

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    Not sure if this is the best place (I'm still new here) - but I recently did a little review of a DiamondBack SE Cover, over on YouTube. Figured it might be of interest over here as well, since the 'host' truck is a 2016 Tacoma TRD Off Road dcsb.

    If this should be moved somewhere else or deleted, feel free to do so!

     
  2. Feb 1, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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    Member1Zillion

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    Pretty thorough review. Nice chicken! lol.
     
  3. May 20, 2017 at 11:44 AM
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    I have had a DiamondBack cover for about a year and a half on a 2013 doublecab. I also got if for the security and flexibility. My cover is slightly different - the back half is the same as the one in the video but the front half as two "doors" the hinge in the center opening from the side.
    I have had it off a couple of times, very easy to take off and put back on.
     
  4. May 28, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    CrankyOldFart

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    I have been looking at Diamondback as well. Plan to do a lot of traveling with my Taco and want a secure location for luggage, electronics, etc. From searching different manufacturers, the Diamondback looks to beat all others in security. I would go for the SE as well. Just have to save up the $1,400.00 cost. Did you have to cut any of the bedliner or rails to mount the "C" clamps for the center piece?
     
  5. May 28, 2017 at 8:18 AM
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    metrick1215

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    Loved mine on my white truck but no longer served my needs. I ended up posting it on here for months and months and months... after multiple price drops i ended up selling it for less than $400. To answer your question @CrankyOldFart on a 2nd gen no cutting was required but the bedrails make it sit high so you will have to remove the bed rail caps on the sides.
     
  6. May 4, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    caribefatboy

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    • I bought one after watching your video, and I love it!
     
  7. Nov 19, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    I've been crushing on these ever since I saw the video on YT as well. I currently have the factory cover on mine and it's been one disappointment after another. Most of my budget has gone to wheels, lift, sliders, etc. so far. Maybe in 2019? BTW - LOVE all the LLOD vids (even support Mike on Patreon). Great content. Keep it coming! - (from a fellow QC DCSB owner).
     
  8. Dec 15, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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    Shoxg

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    I think this is great but damn it cost a lot (to me)
     
  9. Feb 6, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    taco_feevuh

    taco_feevuh SUUUUUUUUUUUUP?!

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    Great review. It seems in your videos that you upgraded from the SE to the HD. Any particular reason?
     
  10. Feb 8, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    HelloMyNameIs

    HelloMyNameIs I know words, I have the best words.

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    I think he just added more cleats to the SE.
     
  11. Feb 8, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    taco_feevuh

    taco_feevuh SUUUUUUUUUUUUP?!

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    In 1 of his other vids it showed the underside of the cover with some gear bungeed in between the support ridges that the SE doesn’t have but the HD does
     
  12. Feb 8, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    HelloMyNameIs I know words, I have the best words.

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    The SE has support ridges, just not as many as the HD.
     
  13. Feb 8, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    taco_feevuh

    taco_feevuh SUUUUUUUUUUUUP?!

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    I know. They were the ones from the hd. Real close together. The se has them further apart. And in the video he even says that he can load a 4 wheeler on it if he didn’t have the racks. This pic is from the vid. That is a hd

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  14. Feb 8, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    HelloMyNameIs

    HelloMyNameIs I know words, I have the best words.

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    Okay, I was just thinking it was still an SE because he'd mentioned adding more cleats in another video.

    No I'm interested; which video is that?
     
  15. Mar 25, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    Nice review! DiamondBack covers are definitely built to last.
     
  16. May 13, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    Probably due to mounting a tent, dog, gf, etc... weight adds up ~700-800 lbs. I opted for the SE because I have dozens of good tents already, and there have always been more cases where I camped a few hundred feet from my truck for a better view then right where I parked it... Happens to also save me a couple hundred on the cover, and 3k on a roof top tent. New gun? ;)
     

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