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Tonneau Cover

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by pittsburgh_matt, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    pittsburgh_matt

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    This is for anybody trying to decide on a new tonneau cover for their Tacoma . I know everyone has their own opinion on which they like best so I just wanted to share mine in case somebody was having trouble picking one. After weeks of searching a bunch of different types and brands I went with the Truxedo Lo Pro QT Soft Roll-Up from auto anything. I wanted one that would still let me use the bed rail system and though this one limits the use you can still use it. Also the product is of very high quality. It comes with a lifetime warranty too. I did the install myself with help from a friend. It only took about 15 minutes and was very easy. They send you brackets that are made for the tacoma. They slide right into the rail system(great idea). All you have to do is place the tie downs in between the brackets and they will be able to slide back and forth between them. The tension system is af very good design and is simple to adjust. Overall I really like it so far. Hope this can be of help to anybody shopping for one.

    later-----------matt
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 2:49 AM
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    Nice post but...

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  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 2:56 AM
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    How much was it? Im looking at a Lund soft tonnoue on Amazon for $169.00.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    sorry just bad photos from my phone. Yes it is pretty expensive, i think it is around $450 but it has a lifetime warranty on it including the tarp so any problems down the road with that and you can get it replaced for free.The quality looks very good .[​IMG]
     
  5. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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  6. Jan 21, 2010 at 3:52 AM
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    Looks nice. Thanks for the pictures. I guess I've got another one to add to the list and consider.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    yea this is what i was going to get before i was convenced on buying a bestop
     
  8. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    How long does it take to remove when you need to use the bed?
     
  9. Jan 21, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Matt,

    Thanks for the info. I am currently doing exactly the same research and narrowed down my choice to Tuxedo LoPro and Access LE.

    The Access LE is about $40 more than the Truxedo, but comes with the seal and some other extra I cannot remember.

    The only difference between the two I can see is the Access requires you to remove the rails and then insert the mounting parts behind the rails. although it does gives you full use of the rails, they will now be narrower, hence accessories like the cargo divider will not fit anymore since it relies on the original distance between the two rails. On the other hand, the Truxedo uses clamps on the rails if I am not mistaken, so it limits the use of the rails.

    I am curious about your research and what choices you came down to, etc. I am still undecided now.

    Question, you need to open the tailgate in order to unlatch and rollup the tonneau right? same question goes to any Access LE tonneau owner. I am planning to get the pop n lock as well.

    BTW, you can get the Tuxedo LoPro for $100 less than what you paid AA here

    http://truckalterations.com/html/tacomaworld.html
     
  10. Feb 7, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    Does anyone know if there are tonneau's that will fit an 05+ without having to remove the bed rails.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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  12. Feb 7, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Not sure if it factors into your decision but with simple modifications the cargo divide is able to be utilized atleast with the Access Literider. If the LE is of the same profile it should work also.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    I bought a cheap tonno pro tri fold off Ebay for $269, couldn't happier!
    Super easy install, No rails to mess with, Comes off as easy as it went on.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    There are really pros and cons for each. I ended up getting the Access LE, but now maybe thought the truxedo would be better. This is because I have a bed extender, and I am not able to swing it in and out because the tonneau rail is in the way. I also had MAJOR trouble dealing with two torx screws from hell, they stripped while trying to remove the rails. So I suggest anyone using access tonneau to spray PB blaster to the screws first before removing them. If you would never use a cargo divider or a bed extender, then I'd say access tonneau is a better choice (best bang for the buck is the literider for $280 shipped) because the installation will look cleaner (no clamps hanging on the rails), otherwise get the truxedo, which cost about the same as the access le.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    Extang Tuff Tonneau III. Press and Seal is fantastic, I don't have any leaks, and I have use of my rail system.
     
  16. Feb 7, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    Same one my father has on his sierra. They're nice covers!
     
  17. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    Its not a fold, but the Extang Tuff Tonno allows for full use of the rails, I use a cargo divider under mine.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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  19. Feb 7, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    I have a 2010 tacoma I am interested in tonneau and also if any one knows if the Thule 2160 fit kit will work on the 2010 cab. Not sure if 2009 and 2010 are identical cab designs.
     
  20. Feb 7, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    I got the Extang Trifecta about a month ago for a 2010 DC short-bed. Fits and looks great, and no problems with the composite bed rail and you can leave the cleats in the bed rail system. Easy to install and remove. Definitely worth it.
     
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