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Folding tonneau for a 2020

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Ricrose, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Dec 3, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    Ricrose

    Ricrose [OP] New Member

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    Hi, Anybody know of a good quality folding tonneau that installs without having to remove the stock tie-down side rails? Bought a Bak-Flip MX4 yesterday but gave it back. I like my stock rails! Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    LaggyEvo

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    The LoMax tonneau does not require moving the bed rails and it actually uses them for mounting. They are $675 with free shipping if you go through Lucas Kyle at Truck Alterations:
    sales@truckalterations.com

    (not my truck)
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  3. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    Tekpnw

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    I have the weathertech and I'm very happy with it but based on what I've read these past few weeks since joining TW I probably would have gone with the LoMax because it seems very similar and significantly less expensive. I can speak for the weathertech and it's very low profile, strong, easy to install and remove. A few sales guys at Toyota were checking it out and stated it was the nicest tonneau cover they'd seen and they see a lot so I guess that says something :) I'm a long-time 4runner guy so having to cover a truck bed was new to me.

    https://www.weathertech.com/toyota/2019/tacoma/alloycover/tacoma-box/73-5-inches/

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  4. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    sailor_lou

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    Although the MX4 requires you to remove the stock rails, the brackets Bak-Flip supplies allows you to reinstall them about an 1" lower. The other covers look good, but the main advantage of the MX4 is that the last panel flips up so you get to use the entire bed without removing the panel.
     
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  5. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    dr4g1116

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    Every time I see that tonneau I get tempted to order it. I think I'd prefer the Bak but for the price that looks like an awesome cover.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    DamGuide

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    Yeah I am debating this to, really wanted the OEM, but can't find someone to trade with for it and couldn't find a 2020 with it on it in the color and package I wanted in my area. I'm really considering the lomax because it is most like the OEM and easily comes off, but I don't like the squared back too much. The bakflip is nice, but I don't like the rail changes and the tubes, anybody install them without the tubes and manage any kind of different weather seal? Considered the Extang Solid Fold as well, but like the opening everything from one side and how everything connects like the lomax and OEM.

    Probably going to end up with a Lomax unless I can find an OEM.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    I looked into OEM and have found that the waterproofing results are less than desirable in 1/2 the cases. So if that's important to you, I'd steer clear. It's the most important part of the cover for me. Even though my truck is garage parked daily, I want to have the ability to use the bed like I did the trunk of my SUV.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    DamGuide

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    yeah that was the worrying part I had with it, saw a post about how to make a tighter fit and using some weather striping in other areas. If I can find the right deal on one, I will probably get it. They seem to sell easy if you don't like em.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    robie_0n3

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    I have the UnderCover ArmorFlex. Didn't have to remove the OEM rails. Uses them for mounting.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    General Grabber ATx 265/75/R16 tires. Yaesu FTM-400. BAK Revolver X4 tonneau. Nitro 4.88s.
    I am using a BAK Revolver X4 and though the rails are removed, they get remounted on the brackets and are fully usable. I'm impressed with how functional it stays, even in single digit temps.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    CaptAmerica

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    I have the Extang Solid-Fold 2.0, and I can take it off in 30 seconds and put in back on in less than 3 minutes. Plus, it's strong as hell and has handled 4 years of Texas sun rather well. It's a little pricy, but a determined thief is going to need some heavy hardware to cut into it.

    Whatever model you go with, put in the MaxSeal tailgate seal. It'll keep water from coming in from around the tailgate.
     
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  12. Dec 3, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    Ricrose

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    Well, I called the Bakflip folks who assured me that I would be able to utilize my factory rails. Went back to the store today and had it installed. The factory rails get taken off and reinstalled on the Bakflip rails. Nice and solid
    with almost full range of use of original rails. Problem solved. Thanks everybody.
     
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