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Thinking about a best top for my 2012 AC.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoMedic214, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    TacoMedic214

    TacoMedic214 [OP] Next Level Tactical.

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    So I really have been thinking about getting a soft top rear lid for my AC. I was wondering the pros and cons and if owners here are stratified with there. I know they don't offer security, but some shelter when needed. I recently hosted a handgun class, and as the host my truck was the meeting post and refreshment station. I would of likes to have some shelter and a cover at night for gear if it rained. Do they make road noise and do they leak? Will I lose fuel economy? I really think a soft top fold a way cover could be handy. Thanks guys an girls.
     
  2. Jul 5, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    TacoMedic214

    TacoMedic214 [OP] Next Level Tactical.

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    no one has nothing to say about these?
     
  3. Jul 5, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    Pingo

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    Search button is your friend, here are a few of the good threads although there are many more;

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/product-reviews/159045-bestop-supertop.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/199025-bestop-vs-softopper.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/139702-show-off-your-bestop-supertops.html

    Also I have one on my 01 and I love it. Haven't had too many opportunities to use it yet but when I have I've been glad that I have it and that I can fold it down so fast without taking it off.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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    RattleSnake44

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    I've got the Soft Topper. I love it. It's versatile, there when I need it, folded away when I don't. Mine hasn't had any real major leaks, maybe a trickle here and there under serious downpour conditions (but I'm in SoCal, so that doesn't happen often ;)). As far as MPG, I'm not sure, never really bothered to track it.
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    It does make a nice place to sleep in a pinch though :)
     
  5. Jul 5, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    Grundletaint

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    i have a softopper, too. i chose that brand because the front window is removable and on the bestop it isn't. i took it on an extended road trip and it held up fine in serious new mexico crosswinds. i don't think it affects MPG much, either, as I had 20.8 mpg doing an avg of 80 mph with 40+ mph crosswinds much of the time. granted, that was on pretty flat roads but the highest I've averaged without the topper is 21 anyways.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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  7. Jul 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    scotch

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    +1 for softopper
     

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