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Show me your shell!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Oscar 319, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Apr 19, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    NCTacoma

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    TJ, you have a twin apparently. Good looking truck Beav.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    NCTacoma

    NCTacoma Chief^^

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    It's starting to take shape. I like how yours and TJ's are built. Simple enough for DD but enough to be able to be taken off road.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    He makes me want 285s though...:eek:
     
  4. Apr 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    NCTacoma

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    Yea, I can see where you're coming from. They both look great though. Give it a little more beefy look.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    TheGuy

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    Snugtop XV, with prolock, front folding slider, sliding screens, headliner, LED interior battery light, sportmans package (reinforced roof w/ 500 lbs. loading capacity), yakima roof rack, Bedrug. Just under $3300 installed OTD. The bigger windows are worth it!
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  6. Apr 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    CLanholm

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    Leer 100XQ Cap with RGB interior strip lighting, WeatherTech floor mats, Bedrug bed liner, Mirror heater mod, Interior lights changed to LEDs from Jumpers LEDs, Center Console organizer from salex, added USB port and 12 volt power port to back seat area, Replaced Front tow hook with hook from TRD Offroad.
  7. Apr 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    TheGuy

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    I liked the look of the Snugtop Super Sport and Leer 100XQ, but my dog wouldn't approve! XV all the way!

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  8. Apr 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    OME 2.5" lift, 275/70/17 Hankook Dynaprao ATM's, 17" FJ wheels, BAMF sliders, Wicked Flow muffler, Leer 100R Shell, Weathertechs
    Mine doesn't like the XQ all that much. He's used to the back of the truck and hanging his head over the side. The only reason I got the XQ is because of the deal I got on it. As a matter of fact, if someone had something with sliding windows or the vented flip ups, I would think about trading for it.
     
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  9. Apr 28, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    Here is my new ARE MX topper. I wanted the extra height I could trasport my bikes standing up while being locked and protected from the weather. The windoors are probably the best option on it! Makes loading it so much easier and can still access stuff in the front.

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  10. Apr 29, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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    This is a 2013 Alpine White Tacoma with a Leer 100XL cap

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  11. Apr 29, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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    Oh man, that is beautiful.. that is exactly what i have been wanting for my truck (also a DCLB SB)... So jealous.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    Finally got my Snugtop Supersport with the rack and the ProLock tied to my remote. The Yakima rack comes on and off in a minute with the landing pads, nice!
    Fold down front window is sweet too.
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  13. Apr 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    Mine as it currently sits. Utah trip 2 weeks ago. I love the Bestop to hold all my gear inside and keeps it dry.. The rear bumper can take a padlock so it makes it hard to get into the back. Gives me a little security.

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  14. May 4, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    Anyone with an I4 DC Prerunner and a hard shell? Want to get one, but wondering if the weight bogs it down too much. I'm thinking they weigh around 300#'s or something? I am happy with the I4 and does fine even with wife 2 kids and dog inside, but wondering if anyone has noted change in performance or mileage to a noticeable degree. Thanks.
     
  15. May 8, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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    Anyone got a picture of silver taco with black shell? Looking at this black shell on craigslist going for $700.
     
  16. May 8, 2013 at 5:22 AM
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    Mine should be arriving this week and I hope I can have it on by the weekend!
     
  17. May 8, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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    How are you guys sealing up your toppers?
    When mine was installed it they used 1/4" foam and a tailgate seal.
    But still leaks in dust pretty bad and water when i wash it.
     
  18. May 8, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    When I got my shell I asked a lot of questions about how the seal between the shell and the bed rails. My questions were answered with two different methods.

    1. Cap tape
    2. Double Bulb Seal

    If you remove your shell periodically, bulb seal is the way to go. It also forms a very good seal. Cap tape is fine if you never take the shell off.

    Here are some pics of bulb seal
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    I specified bulb seal when they installed my shell and they used a 1 gallon can of yellow adhesive shit and a paint brush to apply the adhesive to the shell and then the bulb seal. My shell doesn't leak water and I'm happy with it.

    I bought one of those "lund tailgate seal" items from amazon and it seems to work very good.

    Dust intrusion is difficult to defend against if your off-road a lot. It's basically a loosing battle. You can plug the big holes but inevitably it will get in.
     
  19. May 8, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    My SnugTop Rebel that was installed in March, last week put on Thule Aero-bars. I like!
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  20. May 9, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    deepcoma

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    Got my new cap on today!! Looks great and the dogs will be happy to be back there.

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