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extang trifecta review and pictures please!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by skichiiwa, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Oct 9, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    skichiiwa

    skichiiwa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    weathertech floor liners, wet okole fronts, leer 100xq cap, trd exhaust
    Ive searched for more info on this tonneau cover but have not found alot. i was hoping trifecta owners could give me a hand and give a review good and bad.

    some things to focus on:

    waterproofness
    price; what you paid or where to buy
    pictures
    installation ease
    pros and cons
    lockability( with or without pop and lock) is it posssible?
    why you chose this tonneau over others when the price is so hard to beat?
    what other folding tonneaus are out there?
     
  2. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    JTDTacoma

    JTDTacoma Well-Known Member

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    I like mine. I can post pics later. Very waterproof, never a drop inside. Not very good for security. I can put my hand/arm inside when latched. That's the only con I can think of. Got mine from truckaddons. They were cheapest at the time. I like the higher profile of the trifecta- makes the truck look Like it sits higher. Simple installation, brackets attach to the rail system.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    skichiiwa

    skichiiwa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    weathertech floor liners, wet okole fronts, leer 100xq cap, trd exhaust
    you can put your arm inside from where the sides and the back? can you lock it with pop and lock?

    is there a wind / noise issue when at high speeds?

    thakns again
     
  4. Oct 9, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    JTDTacoma

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    Just the back. It looks secure and fits tight but I can lift it enough to sneak a hand in. The latches are spring loaded which keeps it snug. If someone wants in bad enough I'd say any soft tonneau isn't secure (knife, etc..). Pop-n-lock wouldn't help. No wind noise.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    Capita

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    I love mine. I love the look. Very easy install. Very easy to take off when needed. No wind noise. Waterproof, Works great with my pop & lock. I paid $497 CDN total at Action Truck accessories and would not want another cover. Quite pleased with it

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  6. Oct 9, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I love mine as well paid $305 & free ship from Mechanics Warehouse in March 2007. Those guys rocked, ordered it online on a Sunday night & Fedex delivered it on a Tuesday. :thumbsup:

    I have used it a lot, it installs super easy, comes off easy, stays dry, works well in super cold temps, snow & rain. I do have it with a popnlock & its as good as its going to get for a soft cover. Hopeful that thieves move along to easier pickins. Mine doesn't lift up off the back though very easily....:confused:

    As you can see in the pic, along the edges it does lie 100% flat though it doesn't effect keeping out rain, snow etc. Its more the vinyl from the folding & how it attaches to the internal frame. This wasn't a big deal for me, but if you want a tight looking fit, this one isn't as tight as say an Access Rollup. I have had that brand too, but wanted a cover that comes completely off when I took it off. This is why I went with a trifold.

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  7. Oct 9, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    JTDTacoma

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    Maybe it's adjustable and can be tightened. I'll have to look at it.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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  9. Oct 9, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters Rigger, Please!!

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    I have little to no Water Issue
    I dont remember how much I paid but I got it from AutoAnything.com
    Installation was easy as hell..

    PICS



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    Had to re attach this thing
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    Add Brackets
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    Lay out cover and Tighten
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    Finished Product
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    Next day .. after stretching out

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    and finally adding the bad ass puppy Mod

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  10. Oct 10, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    skichiiwa

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    weathertech floor liners, wet okole fronts, leer 100xq cap, trd exhaust
    what is the difference between the signature and the normal trifecta? other then fabric. Is one better then the other ?

    also why is the trifecta's sides look like they are all weak, flapping or maybe not flat( ironed). It doesnt look to clean. does the signature series have this issue too?
     
  11. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    Capita

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    Not sure about the signature vs normal series.

    The sides aren't weak at all. No flapping what so ever on mine. What your seeing is the area where the cover folds. My flattened out over time and it's not half as noticable.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    Capita, where did you get your license plate cover?? CB??
     
  13. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    JTDTacoma

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    Signature is a canvas. Reminds me of my carhardt coat. My sides flattened out too.

    Oh and as far as installation, watch this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8xlov3jewM

    Didn't notice any mpg difference, so it's not "paying for itself" like they said. But it is easy to install.
     
  14. Oct 11, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    Got it at Walmart last year in Corner Brook. It was really cheap. Under $5 if I remember correctly :)
     
  15. Dec 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    Any pics with the it folded back?
     
  16. Dec 15, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    You can tighten the spring handles so you can not get your hand under the cover. I also put lock nuts on the front tie downs so you can not remove them by hand.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2014 at 2:17 PM
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    Here's some of it folded up:

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  18. Jun 24, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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    Thanks for everyone's input on this thread. Based on the comments, I purchased the 6' Trifecta Signature series. Two weeks later I drove from DC to Cleveland. It poured on the PA turnpike. No leaks! All of our gear was bone dry. I'm sure some water was forced in since I was going 60-70 mph, but if there was any, it was negligible. I'm very happy with the purchase. Through the mountains and then driving around the city I got ~23.4 mpg (stock ATs, 35 lbs). On the way back traffic prevented me from using the cruise control so I got 22.8 mpgs. My wife uses the truck more and has noticed increased gas mileage because of the cover. I love the look too. I decided to not use the extra brackets. They would probably make lining it up easier, but I like the idea of being able to totally remove it if I have to. My buddy was pushing the Bak Flip, which is a nice unit, but several posts and reviews mentioned leakage. The price, leakage and lack of ease of removal kept me away. The whole reason for the cover? The new puppy rides behind the seats.

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  19. Jun 24, 2014 at 7:35 AM
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    PaPaSpeed

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    Sweet looking puppy! I have the Trifecta also, I'm lovin' it so far. As far as security, not so much, but I'd rather the bad guy just open it up rather that cutting it.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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    I thought about a Pop N Lock, but I figure that it is just a deterrent and would be easy to break or circumvent by sliding your hand under the cover. Living in DC, I was mainly worried about the cover getting stolen. The rule here is don't leave ANYTHING in your car or truck. I once had a topper lock busted open for a 1/2 quart of oil! Unless I'm traveling, I don't leave anything in the bed or cab. I figure that if I'm at a truckstop... I'll just keep an eye on the truck. The PNL would come in handy for when venturing away from a campsite for a hike or something.
     
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