1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Price check on ARE Z Series truck cap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ashjwilliams, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Mar 31, 2013 at 4:05 PM
    #1
    ashjwilliams

    ashjwilliams [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Member:
    #24028
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    I have been quoted $2416.49 OTD (including tax and a current $50 promotional coupon) for an ARE Z series cap with single 12 V interior light, tilt-down window, and Yakima tracks only. This price also includes paint match and install. This will be going on a 2010 Tacoma Dbl Cab Short Bed (black sand pearl). Anyone know if this is a good or even reasonable price? They didn't really indicate any wiggle room kind of just made it seem like the price is the price.

    I contacted Snugtop for a quote and have not received a reply.

    I contacted LEER for a quote and the individual was kind of short with me via email (in addition to not supplying the info I requested out of sheer laziness) so at the very least I would be looking for a different LEER dealer if I wanted to pursue.

    But anybody have any thoughts on the quote? I was hoping to keep it under $2000...

    FYI I have already inquired about factory seconds (blems) none available.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2013 at 5:26 PM
    #2
    seaduck

    seaduck marine dad

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Member:
    #100405
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    ocean city,maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 sr5 trd dbl cab
    not sure about the price on a z series but i just ordered a cx series.12v light,headliner,color matched mgm,installed for 1394.00.w/tax. it's going on a 09' dbl cab short bed. the z is at the top of the line but a grand higher to me that's a lot.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2013 at 5:38 PM
    #3
    ashjwilliams

    ashjwilliams [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Member:
    #24028
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks for a reference point. I have $220 into the tilt window ($60) and Yakima tracks ($160). But yeah that means there is $800 between Z series and CX.

    http://www.4are.com/pdfs/ARE_CH_Comparison.pdf

    Did you look at LEER or Snugtops?
     
  4. Mar 31, 2013 at 6:03 PM
    #4
    seaduck

    seaduck marine dad

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Member:
    #100405
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    ocean city,maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 sr5 trd dbl cab
    i did look at leer and the price difference was pretty close.i liked ARE warranty better and i knew some people that had those.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM
    #5
    cfagan14

    cfagan14 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Member:
    #72979
    Messages:
    108
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Atlanta
    Vehicle:
    2012 4-banger Access Cab 4X4
    Sterling Equipment Winch Mount, WARN VR-8000-S,ARE Z Cap,Yakima Rack,Ironman 4x4 Lift, WeatherTech mats and mudflaps, Wet Okole seat covers, back-up camera mod, wiper mod, diff breather mod,fog lights.
    Have you looked for a used one? They're significantly cheaper, I was able to find one with the same exact specs as yours for $350.00, granted it didn't match but 200.00 later I had a matching cap.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:06 PM
    #6
    fishn lkn

    fishn lkn Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Member:
    #75261
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    north carolina
    Vehicle:
    TRD sport 4x4
    I just purchased a ARE CX for my 12 double cab short bed with headliner and tilt down sliding window color matched and installed it was $1586 incl. tax. I was told when I ordered mine the Z was about 500 more.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:20 PM
    #7
    ashjwilliams

    ashjwilliams [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Member:
    #24028
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    This is what I need to do. $550 versus $2400 LOL. I have observed some on Tacoma World classifieds but they have been longer distance (saw a few recently Texas and California). I need to take another look at the classifieds, Tacoma nation, and Craigslist. Anywhere else you'd recommend I search?

    The nice thing is one of the perks of the place I work at is since we design auto parts we have prototype vehicles. They try to rack up as many miles on the vehicles as possible so they let employees borrow them and even pay for the gas. Basically I could get a F-150 free gas to go pick this up somewhere all it would cost me is time.
     
  8. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:27 PM
    #8
    ashjwilliams

    ashjwilliams [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Member:
    #24028
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    I snooped your page (looking for truck cap pics lol) you still studying chem E at Georgia Tech? I am an ME (BSME/MSME Ohio State) have been thinking about going back for PhD for a while. GT is on my short list. What's it like living in Atlanta?
     
  9. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM
    #9
    Toy4me

    Toy4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Member:
    #85061
    Messages:
    561
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    NNJ
    Vehicle:
    '10 DCLB TRD Sport MGM
    Are you in a rush? I picked up my ARE Z series from a member for $800. Right color and has the liner. I checked here every day, + ebay and craigslist. Took a few months and a 3 hour (each way) drive, but well worth it. Gotta be patient.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:41 PM
    #10
    ashjwilliams

    ashjwilliams [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Member:
    #24028
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    I sort of wanted it ASAP but the price difference between new and used is ridiculous. Basically net me an entire 338 lapua bolt action (or dang near close) further fueling another expensive hobby. I think I will hold off. Hit Tacoma World, Tacoma Nation, Ebay, and Craigslist. I really don't care what options it has or if it even has a headliner. If it doesn't match paint I can get it painted. In fact I don't care if it is an ARE even I just want a hard truck cap that looks good on the vehicle and has a very secure locking mechanism.

    Considering I can get a free f-150 + gas to borrow for pickup I probably should shop the used market...
     
  11. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:51 PM
    #11
    ashjwilliams

    ashjwilliams [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Member:
    #24028
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    So where is the best place to get something like this paint matched (a good match to black sand pearl)? There is actually a pretty nice LEER that meets requirements excepting it is silver (located in MI) currently on Tacomaworld classifieds.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:51 PM
    #12
    TNFireGuy

    TNFireGuy New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Member:
    #95246
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Nashville
    Vehicle:
    2013 PreRunner
    that's about right on the ARE "Z" Series. I just put on on the 2013 double cab, got color match, tilt down window. The dealer recommended it for cleaning and the rails for the Yakima rack "you can by the pieces cheaper on line" and for everything out the door it was about 2,000. I know that ARE was having a price increase as of January 1.

    I shopped around at different dealers and there was no wiggle room on the price. I can say that the warranty has paid for it's self. Watch the side windows, mine didn't have alot of glue holding them on and one fell off on my hands. ARE took care of everything and made it right.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2013 at 12:23 PM
    #13
    cfagan14

    cfagan14 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Member:
    #72979
    Messages:
    108
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Atlanta
    Vehicle:
    2012 4-banger Access Cab 4X4
    Sterling Equipment Winch Mount, WARN VR-8000-S,ARE Z Cap,Yakima Rack,Ironman 4x4 Lift, WeatherTech mats and mudflaps, Wet Okole seat covers, back-up camera mod, wiper mod, diff breather mod,fog lights.
    Haha no problem man. I'm still at Georgia Tech but switch to ME, its more universal in this part of the country. So far I like Atlanta, decent hunting is about an 1 1/2 hour away south and it has pretty decent fishing as well. Only thing that sucks is the traffic.Lol Btw I sent you a pm too.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2013 at 6:13 AM
    #14
    Tacoma VT

    Tacoma VT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Member:
    #99321
    Messages:
    526
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kessler
    Vermont
    Vehicle:
    10 DCLB TRD sport
    OME 884s, Bilstein 5100 Shocks, Icon 3 leaf progressive AAL (with overload in), Rear leaf TSB, ImMrYo mirror relocater, ARE Z series cap, Hi Lift jack W/ DIY mount, trimmed Mud Flaps, Devil Horns by Andres, EGR In-Channel rain guards, LED bed lights, Weather Techs
    My ARE dealer quoted my abour $2300 for the Z series. I ended up looking through craigslist and found a black one for $800. I love it. It didn't affect my milage really at all. I was able to mount the Thule 430 kit with TK1 feet on the track system. Found them on craigslist as well.
     
To Top