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Those with camper tops!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by whitetaco02, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Oct 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    whitetaco02

    whitetaco02 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tinted windows, stainless steel drop hitch, rear TSB, Marathon seat covers in Realtree AP camo, low profile chrome toolbox, husky liners front and back, debadged
    Do you regret getting one?

    Pros and Cons?

    If you have a double cab shortbed with a camper top and your truck is magnetic gray metallic in color please post up some pics and what kind you have.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    Pioneer head unit, PAC steering wheel control modual, Hard wired Sirius radio, Hard wired radar detector, Hella Supertone horns, Blacked out badges, Smoked Tails, BHLM (color matched Speedway Blue), T-Rex Eyelids, Black Powder Coated Billet Grill, Color Matched Engine Cover, Lund in channel vent visors, FJ Cruiser wheels, Leer 100XQ shell, OEM bed mat, Piezo beeper for locking doors, Tinted front side windows, Black Westin bull bar, Aires tube steps, Mini Maglite Mod, D-Cell Maglite Mod, Weathertech Digifit Floor Mats
    No, I do not regret it, but I use my DC truck more as a second family 4WD vehicle, not really as a pickup truck.

    Pros -
    1. Nice additional lockable and dry storage area
    2. Adds a little aftermarket style.

    Cons -
    1. Limits what you can haul unless you take it off.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    I don't regret mine.

    Love the fact that it is lockable and keeps things dry.

    Some what inconvenient when you have to remove it and store it. It takes 2 to remove mine luckily I have a rack on top that makes perfect handles.

    Things to think about: Get the fold down windows, both sides and the front makes it really easy to clean.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    tacomadude18

    tacomadude18 Well-Known Member

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    AFE cold air intake,tinted windows, Snug top, Brand New XD Addicts 17x9 with a -12 offset. (hopefully get a 6 inch lift kit, also wanna get an exuast system..) new! Exelon Kenwood with 12" rockford punch
    well in the snow its nice gives it some weight, then in the summer i usally take mine off. unless i go on a trip. does come in handy. so.. i dont regret it. XD
     
  5. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    BCH

    BCH Shiester

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    I love my ARE Camper top. I would say this though, If your gonna get one.......Get one with opening side windows. I have the windows that open that are lockable and I never have to crawl up in the truck after anything. ARE makes them for sure but I don't know about other brands.

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  6. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    Blake

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    OME Heavy Kit TRD Supercharger Borla Catback Exhaust
    Love mine. I get a shit ton more storage than a 4Runner, and weatherproof storage for all of my stuff.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    ouyin2000

    ouyin2000 Well-Known Member

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    I'm loving mine so far. It just completes the look.

    I have a '99 F150 without a canopy, and it was a real pain in the rear to have to bring everything into the cab.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    tacomadude18

    tacomadude18 Well-Known Member

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    AFE cold air intake,tinted windows, Snug top, Brand New XD Addicts 17x9 with a -12 offset. (hopefully get a 6 inch lift kit, also wanna get an exuast system..) new! Exelon Kenwood with 12" rockford punch
    [​IMG]
    and heres a pic of mine :)
     
  9. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    vermintrex

    vermintrex Well-Known Member

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    BFG A/T KO 265/70/17, '11 FJ wheels, 5100's all four corners, Eibach springs, 1/4" Taco lean spacer, Leer 100XR, WeatherTech liners, trimmed mud flaps and I farted in it.
    Regrets ? What would I have to regret ? If I don't want it on, I can take it off. If I want to keep all the camping gear, groceries, Costco stuff etc. dry, then I keep it on.

    [​IMG]

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  10. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    ouyin2000

    ouyin2000 Well-Known Member

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    Is there some special technique you used to taking off the LEER sticker on the back window? It bugs the hell out of me when I use my rear view mirrior.
     
  11. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    ASH

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    SnugTop Rebel Shell, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, Rear TSB, BFG A/T KO 265/75/16, Tranny TSB, WeatherTech Digital Fit Floor Mats, Debadged (Sides), Black Badges (Tailgate), Avid Off Road Sliders, TRD Shoulder Pads, Factory Color-Matched Grille w/Blacked-Out Emblem
    No regrets here; keeps things dry and secure and I think it looks good on the double cab short beds.

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  12. Oct 18, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    vermintrex

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    BFG A/T KO 265/70/17, '11 FJ wheels, 5100's all four corners, Eibach springs, 1/4" Taco lean spacer, Leer 100XR, WeatherTech liners, trimmed mud flaps and I farted in it.
    Nope...unless you call my fingernail a special technique :D

    I peeled that thing off the first day I got the cap.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    ian408

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    3" lift, custom rims, snug top shell, shrockworks bumper, warn winch.
    I don't regret purchasing a camper shell at all. Poopers hangs out there (Riley, the dog. It's his nickname).

    The PITA part is carrying 2 dirtbikes. For that, I now need to find a trailer. For just one, I have a Versa-Haul and that works out pretty well.

    I added the Firestone Air Lift bags to deal with the extra load.

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    My shell is a SnugTop--and to get the logo off, I used a 25lb fishing line.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Doh! :facepalm:

    I havn't even bothered really looking at it, just noticed it the other day that it is actually bugging me. I can read it in the mirror!
     
  15. Oct 18, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    DubyaDawg

    DubyaDawg Underprepared and Overconfident

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    I always though Tacos are some of the few trucks that actually look cool with shells, most just look like crap.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    tacomadude18

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    yea looks sweet! any engine mods?
     
  17. Oct 18, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    ian408

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    None yet. Haven't made any decisions on that--I have a fast car :)
     
  18. Oct 19, 2010 at 12:22 AM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    3m clear bra or Venture, stant locking gas cap, Shield, front windows tinted, weathertechs, ARE "Z" topper. Sockmonkey decal, Billy 5100's x 4 corners, Eibach coils, Toytec 1.5 AAL. Michelin 265/75/16 MS2's, Grillcraft MX series/TOYOTA badging. FJ/SE TRD Anthracite gray wheels. Katzkin leather/heated seats.
    Pros of a topper.......as someone else mentioned......it completes the look.:) and its dry lockable space I otherwise would not have.

    And if I want to remove it...4 clamps. ARE "Z" is what I decided on. I am using my backup camera now more since I have the topper installed.


    [​IMG]
     
  19. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Just bought mine. I love it so far.
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  20. Oct 19, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    Jefenator

    Jefenator Taco Truck Noob

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    I never thought about the rear weight bonus... built-in sandbag... sweet!!!

    Since I'm always hauling & storing stuff that shouldn't get rained on, I never for a moment considered not having one.

    Cons? If you don't need it the way some of us do, you might have something you'd rather do with the money.
     
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