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Let's See Some Softoppers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tcBob, May 13, 2013.

  1. May 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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    ruggedT

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    I did. I like the windows and the rear flap configuration better on this soft top
     
  2. May 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    Sub'd...really thinking of picking one of these up for my Taco.
     
  3. May 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    Just upgraded from a 2001 to a 2008. Softopper. Want an ARE cx with windoors and vents for the dogs Want a better bike rack for the hitch (the one I have now is cheap but gets the job done)
    really good deal!
     
  4. May 17, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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    moondeath

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    I love the way these tops look and the functionality of them. Very rugged looking. What kind of prices do these go for?
     
  5. May 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    moondeath

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    That's just f@kin badass!!
     
  6. May 18, 2013 at 6:50 AM
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    FirefighterTN

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    Just upgraded from a 2001 to a 2008. Softopper. Want an ARE cx with windoors and vents for the dogs Want a better bike rack for the hitch (the one I have now is cheap but gets the job done)

    I got mine directly from soft topper website. There are accessories you can get like a rear mesh window and a cover. My purchase with a cover and shipping around $715.
     
  7. May 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    That the Aluminess bumper?
     
  8. May 18, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    been on the fence for a softtopper for a few weeks now. the biggest thing is im always putting my ATV in the box, tailgate up. with the soft topper folded up im worried the front bumper/tires on my atv will ruin the topper.
     
  9. May 18, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    Hey i like your set up....soft topper and rack!!! Looks good and serves many purposes!!!
    Is that a common rack or custom.... ?
    Mind posting some close up pics of the rack mounting points? Does the rack get in the way to fold down the topper?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  10. May 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    I had the soft topper on a double cabTundra and loved it! The only thing that bothered me was the Velcro I had to attach to the tailgate, is that still how it attaches? I saw a soft topper on a Nissan Frontier today and he had a pole that attached inside the tracks. Any help would be appreciated. I don't like drilling anything or using Velcro. Weird but it is me.
     
  11. May 18, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    You don't need to use the velcro on the tailgate since that's bar you're referring to is there.

    I originally hadn't put the velcro on the tailgate, then noticed it was leaking a little water back there so I put it on. After the temperature warmed up again the velcro pulled right off with the softtopper. I don't have the velcro on anymore.
     
  12. May 18, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    I think it’s a custom rack. and I think it’s tall enough that he can still fold it down.
     
  13. May 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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    Ok, that is good to know. How does it attach up near the cab, again on the Tundra I needed to install snaps into the bed to keep the front of the soft topper near the cab from flapping, their was a Velcro option but I had a rhino liner and the Velcro would not adhere to the rhino liner. Any help Is appreciated.
     
  14. May 19, 2013 at 4:02 AM
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    The section closest to the cab is installed with velcro and/or snaps.

    Initially I only had the velcro, but after riding around with the sides and back rolled up on the highway a couple times the velcro came undone. I added some of the snaps on the inside of the bed and it's not an issue anymore.
     
  15. May 19, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    MrGrimm

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    Thats not Aluminess. It's a hybrid of an Armortech bumper with Demello adding on the swingout.
     
  16. May 19, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    Thank you, didn't someone attach the snaps near the cab somehow to the track system?
     
  17. May 19, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    ajohnson

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    Bestop Supertop on my Taco

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    And my 4runner has a Softopper; bonus points for both toppers in one pic.

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    The Bestop is nice but I would get the Softopper for the Taco if I could do it again, which I plan to eventually. Not that the Bestop is bad, the Softopper just seems like better quality IMO.
     
  18. May 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    That's a very nice setup!
     
  19. May 19, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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  20. May 20, 2013 at 3:46 AM
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    Not that I know of...

    ajohnson - Bonus points for having a softtopper with custom side window panels. Was that an option you got through softtopper or was it a DIY?
     
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