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Just Bought 2011!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MSB256, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    MSB256

    MSB256 [OP] Member

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    The wife and I pulled the trigger on a new 2011 DC Tacoma, 4X4, Magnetic Gray. I love the truck and I'll post pictures when I get a chance. The JBL sound system is great. I do notice the difference in pickup between the V6 and the V8 I had in my 4Runner. The 4Runner would get up and go a little more aggresively, but that's ok.

    Well, my wife insisted on a bed cover and I wanted one too. When we take trips she wants to load up the back and not worry about luggage, groceries, etc.

    I'm a little nervous because I did not research bed covers enough before we bought it. We just knew we wanted one ASAP because I bought the truck about 2 weeks ago and we're going on a trip tomorrow so I just bought one at the dealer. Well, it came in and they are installing it now. I go pick the truck up in about an hour and a half.

    I'm concerned because I wanted a bed cover like my bro-in-law has on his Ford SportTrac. It folds but comes completely off pretty easily. I ordered a trifold and they told me it backs all the way up to the cab so you can use the whole bed so I'm thinking it's a bakflip? Then I researched the bakflip.

    Questions if you can help...

    1) Am I going to lose the funcionality of the rails inside the bed?
    2) Are they going to do anything that isn't reversable like drill holes in my truck?
    3) If I need to move things, can I take the cover off easily and put it back on?
     
  2. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    MSB256

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    Nothing?
     
  3. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Patience young grasshopper.... To answer all 3 questions - Depends on which model you get, just about every cover has been discussed on TW, look through the product review section. And congrats on the purchase :thumbsup:
     
  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    Toy Yoda

    Toy Yoda gotta make sure Youtube comes down to tape this

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    whats the make and model of the bed cover? that might help get some info haha
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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  6. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    That's the problem Yoda. We wanted one quickly so I didn't really take time to research and what not. They showed me a print off of it at the dealership. Buying it from there probably cost me more $$$ but now I'm just hoping installing the bedcover doesn't make any modifications such as drilling holes that I can't un-do if I don't want to keep this particular cover.

    I thought bedcovers were just easy to take on and off because of the way my bro-in-laws SportTrac is easy to remove. I'm guessing that won't be the case because they are telling me this one will take an hour to hour and a half to install.

    Crap. I didn't want a bedcover that is irreversible or permanent.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    Thanks for the links man. I promise I did some searching here but didn't find much covering whether or not installing a bed cover would leave permanent marks or scars.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    I have an UnderCover hard top on my DC. It comes off at 4 simple points, its lockable. It will support my weight when i stand on it. (200lbs) has a little LED light, though i find it useless.

    Thinking about selling it and getting a rack for my truck, why? i just spent a year going cross country 3 times, so the undercover hard top secured all my gear. i wont be leaving for a few more years.

    happy to snap some pics and email them to you, if you PM me.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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  10. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    Real men measure once, cut twice!
     
  11. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Rifleman not a cook, Appleseed program

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    Congrats I purchased the same truck 2 months ago. Best purchase I have ever made
     
  12. Sep 1, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    Thanks guys. Got the truck back and must say I am very pleased. I was wrong, it's not the Bakflip, it's the Extang Solid Fold.

    http://extang.com/docs/solidfold.html

    I really like this bed cover. It's sturdy and will come off pretty easily when I need to take it off. Very pleased and blessed it turned out great.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    17in fj cruiser wheels satoshi grille with devil horns emblem Single in double out 50 series flowmaster with stainless tips Kenwod ddx512 double din touch screen DVD reciver with a single Rockford fosgate 12 in sub with an alpine amp tinted tail and third break light silverstar head and fog lights k&n drop in Billy 5100's on all 4 corners with a 2"AAL
    Cool how much did it cost?
     
  14. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    Man to be honest I'm not even sure. Paid for it through the dealer.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    Congrats and welcome. :cheers:
     
  16. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    That reminds me... I need to make a thread with leaked pics of the 2012...
     
  17. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    zomg yes plz. i heared they r making it 2 look like teh 4runnar! :eek: :eek:
     
  18. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    It looks like you own a 2011, too. Why didn't you wait?

    I didn't wait because who the f cares, I needed a truck and liked the current (at the time) models. Now that I've seen the new bumper & dash trim on the 2012...glad I didn't wait.

    Dan
     
  19. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    :laugh:
     
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