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

Review Fold a cover G4 elite

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by CAdiveTaco, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. May 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM
    #181
    brny67

    brny67 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27879
    Messages:
    1,349
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    chesapeake va
    Vehicle:
    Saaaweet
    I did that turns out I need a striker plate & 6 clamps, believe me I did the research, just way to much $ for like six or seven pieces, put yourself in our shoes...sorry to put ur place of employment down just a rip off.
     
  2. May 21, 2012 at 6:09 AM
    #182
    stone21

    stone21 New Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Member:
    #79234
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport
    Just installed this past weekend. Rails are easy to install and fully adjustable in the future if needed.

    DSC_2075b.jpg
    DSC_2077b.jpg
    DSC_2078b.jpg
     
  3. May 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM
    #183
    WolfZombie

    WolfZombie New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Member:
    #70050
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Atlanta
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner TRD Sport
    Ordered one on the 14th from the Steffens Enterprises Factory Store. Was disappointed to find out it did not come with the new clamp on hardware :(. Went ahead and had my local shop install it, so we'll see how well it holds up in the hot south just using the taped on rails.
    Just wanted to add, it does look nice, but I will have to do some caulking in the near future to further weather proof it. This has to do with the patterns in the plastic protective covers on the Tacoma though.
     
  4. May 23, 2012 at 5:08 AM
    #184
    ddtacoma2012

    ddtacoma2012 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Member:
    #76562
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Dallas Texas
    Vehicle:
    Prerunner
    I am not sure exactly how this is a ripoff. They are in business to sell complete covers, not replacement parts. You got a used cover from a third party that needed parts you can only get one place. The cost of these parts are clearly shown on the website. If you felt these parts were too expensive then you should have not purchased the used cover in the first place. Sounds like you waited to do the research until after you made the purchase.
     
  5. May 23, 2012 at 9:19 AM
    #185
    stone21

    stone21 New Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Member:
    #79234
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport
    I ordered mine directly from the factory on May 8th and received it by the 15th. I spoke directly to Jeremy from marketing and mentioned his post here and was assured that I would receive the improved version and that is what I got. They did ship the old install instructions. Made 1 call and received the revised ones by email in less than 20min.

    So far a pleasant experience. Install took me twice as long as it should have. My biggest problem was installing the rivet in the tailgate.

    Satisfied customer.:eek:
     
  6. May 23, 2012 at 1:12 PM
    #186
    ddtacoma2012

    ddtacoma2012 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Member:
    #76562
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Dallas Texas
    Vehicle:
    Prerunner
    I just installed mine last weekend as well. I also received the old instructions in the shipment but I already had the new install instructions so it was no big deal.
    Installation was a bit of a pain. Instructions are straight forward and easy to follow, it is just getting everything to line up right and the latches positioned correctly etc took some time and patience. I still need to tweak it a little to get it perfect. But with the new install everything is adjustable so if you are like me and are a perfectionist with no install skills, you can keep adjusting until it is to your liking.
    I have not tested it for leakage yet.
    So far I am very happy with it. Looks great, very solid and seems secure. You would have to put in some effort to get into it. I really like being able to open it at the tailgate and the cab.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    #187
    magnetic11

    magnetic11 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Member:
    #72357
    Messages:
    583
    First Name:
    Matt
    "some nuke plant"
    Vehicle:
    11 trd sport
    Fab fours front and rear bumpers, B.A.M.F. weld on rock sliders, softopper, removed mud flaps and D-Badged everything. Icon 2.5 Extended Travel coil-overs, Total Chaos upppers, 2.0 Icon extended travel shocks with the resi's and Dekar Leaf packs.
    i kinda read though this thread from page 1 and didnt see anyone that had ordered one from here --> www.truckalterations.com/html/tacomaworld.html i had a lil dispute with these guys because this was what they compaired to a bak flip and it is but it isnt. any ways they gave me a great pice at under $700 but it would have cost me over $300 to return it. so im going to keep it and im putting it on my truck next week.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM
    #188
    magnetic11

    magnetic11 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Member:
    #72357
    Messages:
    583
    First Name:
    Matt
    "some nuke plant"
    Vehicle:
    11 trd sport
    Fab fours front and rear bumpers, B.A.M.F. weld on rock sliders, softopper, removed mud flaps and D-Badged everything. Icon 2.5 Extended Travel coil-overs, Total Chaos upppers, 2.0 Icon extended travel shocks with the resi's and Dekar Leaf packs.
    wow, you can find a lot by reading it a second time..lol just seen some post about truck alterations. but yea they had the best prices. i may owe these guys an apology after its installed and i like it.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM
    #189
    brny67

    brny67 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27879
    Messages:
    1,349
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    chesapeake va
    Vehicle:
    Saaaweet
    O
    I u/s they r in business to make $, they also sell replacement parts.,If I knew that there were parts missing I would not have purchased the cover, and yes it is a RIP OFF..they know they can charge whatever they want because of the reason they are the only place we can get parts, that is the problem with companies today they see an opp to screw people so they do, it's the principle smokey...already figured a way to make it work without their 100 .00bag of nuts...thanks for ur input...BTW r u an employee?
     
  10. Jun 6, 2012 at 3:50 AM
    #190
    magnetic11

    magnetic11 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Member:
    #72357
    Messages:
    583
    First Name:
    Matt
    "some nuke plant"
    Vehicle:
    11 trd sport
    Fab fours front and rear bumpers, B.A.M.F. weld on rock sliders, softopper, removed mud flaps and D-Badged everything. Icon 2.5 Extended Travel coil-overs, Total Chaos upppers, 2.0 Icon extended travel shocks with the resi's and Dekar Leaf packs.
    I ordered mine back in march and got the old set up. So I called them and asked if I could swap out the old stuff for the new. From what I was told it would cost me almost $200 to get the new rails and hardware.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM
    #191
    ddtacoma2012

    ddtacoma2012 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Member:
    #76562
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Dallas Texas
    Vehicle:
    Prerunner

    I have no affiliation whatsoever other than I recently purchased a cover from them.

    So if you had an item for sale that was unique, how would you go about deciding on a selling price? Would you set a price based on trying not to "screw" people, or try to get the best possible price you could for it?

    It is just free enterprise. They put their prices where they think they can make the most money. As you have demonstrated, there are in fact alternatives to their parts. Because of the prices, you found an alternative solution and they missed a sale. That is how a free market works. How is that a rip-off? I don't get your sense of injustice.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:10 AM
    #192
    Gunga

    Gunga Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Member:
    #14244
    Messages:
    127
    Gender:
    Male
    Glendale, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2008 TRD OffRoad DC 4x4
    As far as the rails being just taped on and the hot south, I've had mine on for 3 years now here in Arizona with no problems.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:20 AM
    #193
    Gunga

    Gunga Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Member:
    #14244
    Messages:
    127
    Gender:
    Male
    Glendale, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2008 TRD OffRoad DC 4x4
    They sell replacement parts as a service or convenience to their customers but are in business to sell covers. And they have to buy the replacement parts from the manufacturer.and they set the prices. Did you pay too much for the used cover and that's really why you're pissed? Didn't you do your research on which parts should have been there?
     
  14. Jun 8, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    #194
    ddtacoma2012

    ddtacoma2012 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Member:
    #76562
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Dallas Texas
    Vehicle:
    Prerunner

    How water tight do you find the new install version? Do you see much leakage with yours?
     
  15. Aug 16, 2012 at 11:38 AM
    #195
    sandjunkie

    sandjunkie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Member:
    #42055
    Messages:
    1,340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Aaron
    OC
    Vehicle:
    2011 DC 4X4 TRD Sport
    RCD Lift, Custon Alcan Leafs, Ballistic Jesters, Duratracs 285/70/17,Fold-a-Cover Elite G4 Tonneau, Black Grill Emblem, Sock Monkey Yeti Decals, Tundra 4x4 emblem sprayed black, Debadged, LED interior, Xenon Depot 6000K HID Headlights, Xenon Depot 3000k Fogs with Lamin-X Coating, Borla Exhaust - Chopped, Weathertecs, Custom Katzkin Leather TRD Interior.
    Thanks TruckGuy616 for your help and the installation instructions. I placed my order today. Coming from a Snuglid SL, I cant wait for the added flexibility.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM
    #196
    Ernesto4

    Ernesto4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Member:
    #77002
    Messages:
    235
    Gender:
    Male
    North Hollywood
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma access cab 5 lug
    how i wish they made the personal caddy for the tacomas. That is EXACTLY what i am looking for. Does anybody know if they are planning on making one or if they already did or maybe something else that i could buy to have something very similar to that?? Or is the BakBox the next best thing? :help:
     
  17. Aug 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM
    #197
    sandjunkie

    sandjunkie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Member:
    #42055
    Messages:
    1,340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Aaron
    OC
    Vehicle:
    2011 DC 4X4 TRD Sport
    RCD Lift, Custon Alcan Leafs, Ballistic Jesters, Duratracs 285/70/17,Fold-a-Cover Elite G4 Tonneau, Black Grill Emblem, Sock Monkey Yeti Decals, Tundra 4x4 emblem sprayed black, Debadged, LED interior, Xenon Depot 6000K HID Headlights, Xenon Depot 3000k Fogs with Lamin-X Coating, Borla Exhaust - Chopped, Weathertecs, Custom Katzkin Leather TRD Interior.
    Installed my Fold-a-cover Elite G4 today. What a fantastic cover!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Apr 4, 2013 at 3:43 PM
    #198
    VazBro

    VazBro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Member:
    #95137
    Messages:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    Redwood City, CA
    Vehicle:
    2013 DoubleCab 4x4
    Old post but that is good price! Anybody know of better pricing? :D
     
  19. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:13 PM
    #199
    magnetic11

    magnetic11 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Member:
    #72357
    Messages:
    583
    First Name:
    Matt
    "some nuke plant"
    Vehicle:
    11 trd sport
    Fab fours front and rear bumpers, B.A.M.F. weld on rock sliders, softopper, removed mud flaps and D-Badged everything. Icon 2.5 Extended Travel coil-overs, Total Chaos upppers, 2.0 Icon extended travel shocks with the resi's and Dekar Leaf packs.
    yea, ill sell mine for 550, brand new never installed..lol pick up only.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM
    #200
    VazBro

    VazBro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Member:
    #95137
    Messages:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    Redwood City, CA
    Vehicle:
    2013 DoubleCab 4x4
    Where are you located?
     
To Top