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Tacoma-compatible caps and racks

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by NFL, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jun 7, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    NFL

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    Im new to the site and was wondering if anyone had experience with purchasing a cap/rack (Ive never done it) for their tacoma truck. I have a 2006 Tacoma with under 35k and in good shape (standard bed, white, no frills, just the basics)

    The cap and rack would be used for: handyman carpentry, canoeing, biking, and sleeping in...

    Any and all thoughts would be appreciated:

    aluminum vs fiberglass?
    leer vs others?
    whats a good deal?
    etc

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    I got the Leer RCC commercial cap and ProRack , it is a reinforced cap rated to carry 400 lbs .

    I am very happy with it .
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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  4. Jun 7, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Check this link out. Lots of different brands and installs. Leer and ARE are good brands and you can get them out here.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/13598-show-me-your-shell.html

    Look around on Leer's and ARE's websites for styles and options that you like and contact a local dealer like capworld to get a price new. You can build one on ARE's website and request an e-mailed quote on the cap you want with all the options you want. That will at least give you a baseline price for a brand new cap. Keep your eye on Craigslist and here for deals and people selling theirs used. I bought mine on here from a member in NY. Mine's an ARE MX Series, no rack, fiberglass, carpeted interior with the dome light. I like the mid-rise because of the extra head room inside. If you plan on building a platform using the notches in the bed or any sort of camping, the mid-rise caps are nice. I'm not sure of the benefits of aluminum vs. fiberglass.

    New, they typically start around $1,000 and the sky is the limit depending on options. For a decent cap with a rack, plan on spending in the neighborhood of $1,500 new.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Thanks guys
     
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