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*SOLD*Los Angeles Area: FS: Pace Edwards Switchblade Metal Retractable Tonneau Cover

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by nartmot, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:50 PM
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    nartmot

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    Item is no longer available. Thanks for looking.
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    Update: Price reduced $50. Added pic of new end caps.
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    -Pace Edwards Switchblade Metal (SMTA10A38) for sale. Not to be confused with the cheaper version (aluminum bonded to plastic) which sells for a few hundred less and does not offer the same durability or protection for your gear.
    -Like new
    -Fits 3rd gen short bed Tacos only
    -Asking $850
    (Currently $1,337.85+ new from Pace Edwards Direct, RealTruck.com, and etrailer.com)
    -Includes all original hardware, new foam weather seal, and printed instructions with additional installation tips.
    -Pick up can be arranged from Torrance, Culvery City, or La Puente. I will not ship.

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    I am selling my 1 year old Pace Edwards Switchblade Metal tonneau cover (SMTA10A38). It is in like-new condition and I am only selling it because I recently got a camper shell for camping.

    The Switchblade is solidly constructed and is the only retractable tonneau cover that I know of which supports easy installation and removal. Simply remove a few bolts and it lifts up and out of your truck bed when you need the extra space. You can do this in a couple minutes, unlike with other covers. It does not rattle when off-roading and does a great job of securing your gear. The cover opens and retracts smoothly and locks in place securely. I have kept it clean and have regularly treated all rubber and plastic parts with 303 Aerospace Protectant. Since taking the pictures, the plastic end caps have been replaced by Pace Edwards free of charge.

    I recently contacted Pace Edwards about a couple seals which were cracked on the canister cover end caps, possibly due to interference with my KB Voodoo cross bars (not included), and they shipped me new end caps absolutely free. They have great customer service and really take care of their customers.

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    More details here: https://paceedwardsdirect.com/p/pace-edwards-switchblade-metal-tonneau-cover/v/toyota/tacoma/2017/

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    Install instructions here: https://www.pace-edwards.com/images/switchblade/SW_Toyota_Tacoma_Installation_Instructions.pdf

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    Please note that the KB Voodoo Cross bars in the pictures are not included and not for sale (already sold).

    Video of the actual tonneau I am selling in action:
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  2. Jan 29, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    Thats a solid deal. I'd buy it in a heart beat as I have been wanting to get the Pace Edwards, but being in the east coast doesnt help. Unless we meet halfway :rofl::rofl:.

    Question, as I may pursue same cover using the same bars from KB, is that water in the bed from leakage or just cleaning the bed of the truck?

    GLWS
     
  3. Jan 29, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    Haha thanks. I washed the truck and the cover for the picture. Just didnt do a great job of drying it.

    Just like any other cover or shell, installation is key if you want it to be waterproof and dustproof. The truck itself has a bunch of gaps you need to seal before install. You shoud seal under the bed rail caps and under the front rail with silicone. There are also two large gaps in the front corners of the bed that youll want to pack with butyl tape. The gap around the tail gate will let water and dust in as well so youll need a seal kit from Amazon. The cubbies need to be sealed as well. Using this cover in conjunction with the KB cross bars will require you buy additional foam for sealing around the feet of the bars.

    Good luck and let me know if you have any questions or need any additional install tips.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    I’ve had my eye on the Pace Edwards tonneaus for a while. I keep floundering between this and a Retrax cover. Did you need to relocate the rails to install this? And can the cleats be used with the cover closed?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    Hi SnakeDoc,

    It was a pretty straight forward, bolt-on installation. The instructions are pretty good. No relocation of the truck's accessory rails is necessary. The only thing you will want to watch out for during install is to make sure the right and left tracks are perfectly spaced and parallel. If not, the cover will not open and close smoothly.

    Which cleats are you referring to?
     
  6. Feb 1, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    Thanks for clarifying. The cleats I’m talking about are these sliding tie downs that go in the OEM rails. Can you still use these with the switchblade installed and closed? 1429DD23-E94E-4495-9D23-B18EBCD95B84.jpg
     
  7. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:35 PM
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    Those did not come with my truck so I cant say for sure. I think as long as it does not stick up above your bed rail caps you should be fine. Its pouring outside right now but give me a couple days and ill go take some pictures with measurements for you.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    Hey @SnakeDoc ,

    Sorry for the delay. Upon closer inspection, it looks like the cleats may be a tight fit since the rails extend a little below the top of the bed rail caps. Hopefully these pictures help.20190210_113041.jpg 20190210_114438.jpg
     
  9. Feb 10, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    Thanks! And yeah, I agree. Might be too tight. Good luck with the sale, it's a great cover.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    I have the jackrabbit and put the bed cleats in after i installed it. some of them I was able to angle and shove in, others i had to take apart and reassemble in the rail...a little difficult, but doable. I'll go out and take some pics soon.
     
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