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Show me your shell!

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Oscar 319, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Feb 5, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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    dziner

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  2. Feb 5, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    Phoosa

    Phoosa In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

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  3. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:20 AM
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    jamiec

    jamiec Man who keep hands in pockets feel cocky all day

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    With as crappy as the stock leafs are, eventually you'll need something for more support. When I put the cap on my short bed I could immediately tell it was on there by a softer rear end feeling. It isn't bad but notable, kinda rides better over stutter bumps and such. Now after having it on for almost a year I no longer have a factory rake. I put 200lbs of gravel in my truck once and it was squatting pretty good and made me nose high.

    I thought about trying air shocks for the longest time but I'm adding onboard air today and I'll just get Ride Rite air bags for the rear now.
     
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  4. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:35 AM
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    Thelgord

    Thelgord The Pantagonist

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    I use the ProComp add-a-leaf and did the install myself. Took about 4 hours, which isn't bad considering I had never done anything like that. After an alignment check the truck sat 2" higher in the back and after the shell still sits 2" inches higher and I have noticed a major improvement in ride quality. The back wheels don't hop anymore, the ride is much smoother and the whole truck seems more planted. Honestly one of the best upgrades I have done so far. Cargo capacity is also much improved as it doesn't squat near as easy as it used to.
     
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  5. Feb 6, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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    Any preference to Leer? Model?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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    suddenstop

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    Also Ive seen those hydraulic lift ones, are they worth the added expense?
     
  7. Feb 6, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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    Thelgord

    Thelgord The Pantagonist

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    I got the Leer 100RCC and so far its been great. I got it for the added strength for an RTT, should I decide to try one. It was significantly more expensive than the regular model 100.

    No idea, never tried one.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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    Practically stole this Leer 100R on Facebook for a whopping $150 still in mint condition! The mismatch bothered me at first but I'm starting to like it.. makes it easier to spot in a parking lot ;)

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  9. Feb 8, 2017 at 7:23 PM
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    BassAckwards

    BassAckwards formerly rjbiii

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    Nice looking truck! Dont see many in this color.

    Heres a thread for the timberland folks. Its by far my favorite color they offered

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/timberland-mica-lets-see-em.15002/

    Heres a pic of mine after i painted it. I wasnt a fan of the white

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  10. Feb 8, 2017 at 7:38 PM
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    I've gotten used to the two tone theme.

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  11. Feb 9, 2017 at 6:19 AM
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    jruba Taco-rriendo

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    Is there a write up to do this ? looks awesome!
     
  12. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:08 AM
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    jruba Taco-rriendo

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    what kind of paint ?
     
  13. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:09 AM
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    Toyko Joe

    Toyko Joe Here for the pictures

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    You should get the top half of your truck painted white to match, that would look pretty clean!
     
  14. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:25 AM
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    jruba

    jruba Taco-rriendo

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    I kinda liked mine too .
     
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  15. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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    2 tone FTW!

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  16. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:51 AM
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    Mine is growing on me, but I am still going to paint it. IMG_0913.jpg
     
  17. Feb 9, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    jruba Taco-rriendo

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    I plasti dip mine , not so happy with the results :(
     
  18. Feb 9, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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    Plastidip is always tempting! I actually might have a local shop color match for $200 once I grow tired of the 2 tone.

    Thanks for the thread! Timberland's are beautiful especially when the sun hits it just right. Did you get it color matched? If so, are you happy with how it turned out? I'm considering but don't want the color to be slightly off cuz that would just irritate me more than the 2 tone.
     
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  19. Feb 9, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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    BassAckwards

    BassAckwards formerly rjbiii

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    I actually painted it myself. And id say the color match is 99% right but, im ocd so it isnt 100% perfect.

    Heres a link to the thread i used

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/step-by-step-how-to-spray-paint-with-quality-results.400182/
     
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  20. Feb 9, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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    LarsonFan

    LarsonFan Chip Ganassi Racing

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    http://www.linex.com/ultra

    Someone on here had theirs Line-Xed and it looked real nice. Cost about the same as having a paint shop spray paint on one.
     

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