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Tonneau Covers-need your advice!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by sataco, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Dec 21, 2007 at 4:32 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    For those of you in San Antonio:

    DO NOT GO TO TEXAS TRUCK TOPS OFF I-35!!!

    :frusty: :rant:

    My wife bought me an Access LE cover for our anniversary from them after I saw the one on my boss's Tundra. He got it from Texas Truck Tops over a year ago. Aparently the place has changed hands, management, help, and suppliers since then. It took me 5 weeks to get my cover on. In the mean time, they gave me a different brand that was not what my wife had paid for. When I pointed it out to them, they said, "do you want to try it?" WHAT?!?! NO!!! This cover only cost you $280. The one my wife bought me was a $400 top!!! Then they got another one in, that was the wrong size. Then they got another one in that had the wrong rails! What the hell!!!

    <<<Steps off soap box>>>

    To their credit, they did give me a free bed mat to make up for it.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2007 at 4:48 PM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger Devout Atheist

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    Bestop canopy, hood struts, relocated 7-pin, 3" Toytec spacer/AAL, 265/75 16 Yokohama Geolander ATS, Hi-Lift mounted in bed, fog light mod, turn signal mod, locker mod, driver seat mag light mount, step bars, reinforced tailgate, ABS kill switch, black grill surround, bed lights, Brute Force front
    How long have you had it? Mine was complete and utter CRAP!

    -rubber side strips buckled up because they were too long, and started to come off
    -always leaked water.... Not sure from where... Never managed to fix it
    -too many things should have been welded, riveted, or one piece but were foam taped instead so they came apart
    -card board core under the ABS so the rivets didn't hold
    -passenger side gas strut died
    -rivets are ALL steel instead of aluminum so of course they rusted (not even PAINTED!!!)

    I finally dumped it for a Bestop soft canopy. Soooooo much happier now! :D Wish I had gone that route before. :mad:

    On a side note, if you want a TOUGH bed cover, look at www.diamondbackcovers.com They have a folder that can support 400lbs on top of it!

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  3. Dec 21, 2007 at 11:19 PM
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    cusas6

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    Here are some pictures of the Extand Solid fold on my Tacoma. Let me know of you have any more questions.

    -Scott

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  4. Dec 22, 2007 at 6:44 AM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Does anybody with these tops see an increase of mpg or noise issues ?
     
  5. Dec 22, 2007 at 6:58 AM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger Devout Atheist

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    Bestop canopy, hood struts, relocated 7-pin, 3" Toytec spacer/AAL, 265/75 16 Yokohama Geolander ATS, Hi-Lift mounted in bed, fog light mod, turn signal mod, locker mod, driver seat mag light mount, step bars, reinforced tailgate, ABS kill switch, black grill surround, bed lights, Brute Force front
    Nope on both accounts. I have a canopy now and they supposedly increase noise, but being canvas instead of fiberglass or aluminum might help. Sound might not reverberate off the walls as much since it's fabric.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2007 at 7:35 AM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
  7. Dec 22, 2007 at 8:01 AM
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    AZBlackDC

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    Thanks Scott, I appreciate the time you took to put the pictures up. I'm definitely leaning towards this top. i've seen a one on ebay for 520.00 or around that. BTW thats a nice looking truck, I'm leaning towards getting the deezee tube steps when I get some money.
     
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