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New ARE "Z" series topper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco4x4NC, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    Taco4x4NC

    Taco4x4NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3m clear bra or Venture, stant locking gas cap, Shield, front windows tinted, weathertechs, ARE "Z" topper. Sockmonkey decal, Billy 5100's x 4 corners, Eibach coils, Toytec 1.5 AAL. Michelin 265/75/16 MS2's, Grillcraft MX series/TOYOTA badging. FJ/SE TRD Anthracite gray wheels. Katzkin leather/heated seats.
    Took delivery today of my new ARE "Z" topper. fit and finish and paint match perfect. The dealer Gaston Auto Glass was great about taking excellent care of me. I highly reccomend this company if your local here in Charlotte, NC. Very impressive door and latch/hinge and locking system that ARE uses on the "Z" series. Debadge the ARE logo on the rear corners of the topper. Left the logo on the rear door. Just did not want to take away from sockmonkey's fine work! Keepin it clean.

    Now to lift or not to lift that is truly the question.....

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    Taco at my casa on the ridge.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Capita

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    Looks really good. If I didn't carry my atv a lot I would have a cap as well. Those things are very useful.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    Taco4x4NC

    Taco4x4NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3m clear bra or Venture, stant locking gas cap, Shield, front windows tinted, weathertechs, ARE "Z" topper. Sockmonkey decal, Billy 5100's x 4 corners, Eibach coils, Toytec 1.5 AAL. Michelin 265/75/16 MS2's, Grillcraft MX series/TOYOTA badging. FJ/SE TRD Anthracite gray wheels. Katzkin leather/heated seats.
    Pretty much 4 C clamps and its off. These clamps tie right into the OEM rail system which makes for a very clean install. I really like the extra dry semi secure space to haul the loot, especially when traveling.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    nice man..my Z should be ready some time this week..cant wait!
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    3m clear bra or Venture, stant locking gas cap, Shield, front windows tinted, weathertechs, ARE "Z" topper. Sockmonkey decal, Billy 5100's x 4 corners, Eibach coils, Toytec 1.5 AAL. Michelin 265/75/16 MS2's, Grillcraft MX series/TOYOTA badging. FJ/SE TRD Anthracite gray wheels. Katzkin leather/heated seats.
    cmack..........dude you are funny...this is where I summer.......lol:D

    There is a two car garage and a fourth garge for m/c's on the other side somewhere.

    and where I winter....the last snow fall.....and now it's 70 degrees outside.

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  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I'm not sure what I like more your house, the cap, or your truck. NICE!
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    3m clear bra or Venture, stant locking gas cap, Shield, front windows tinted, weathertechs, ARE "Z" topper. Sockmonkey decal, Billy 5100's x 4 corners, Eibach coils, Toytec 1.5 AAL. Michelin 265/75/16 MS2's, Grillcraft MX series/TOYOTA badging. FJ/SE TRD Anthracite gray wheels. Katzkin leather/heated seats.
    Back patio, upper wrens nest, great view of Moss Lake, nice place to hang out, chill and relax oh yeah and summer...:D yeah Cmack you can camp out "summer" here if your ever in NC. We are on a fairly high ridge that overlooks about 50 acres of a lake called Moss Lake. Near Shelby, NC. And the house is not that big, I shrunk the Tacoma....true story.:D

    I have the serious wanties for a boat.

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  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    Nice! I got mine last week in Mooresville, very happy with it. I de-badged it also, even the back. Didn't like that triangle sitting above the latch. You're right, I looked at both latch types (the cheaper model), and the "Z" was much nicer. What! You didn't get the remote option for it!?! ;)


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  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Gotta love conspicuous consumption! :D
     
  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    looks awesome man.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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    Well im fucking pissed...I got my Z cap today. Then the back window exploded when i went to shut it..Unbelievable.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2010 at 5:18 AM
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    Nice looking truck. I passed on the remote. Just stayed pretty basic and only added the fold down slider. So far I like the topper. Added Bilsteins to all four corners and a set of eibach coils to the front. Set the Billys @ zero and really like the ride. At some point will have ther rear suspension TSB done which will level things out nicely.

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