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Toppers?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mattb123, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Jul 11, 2008 at 1:48 PM
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    mattb123

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    Surely this has been discussed, but maybe I'm searching on the wrong term. What toppers work well for an 07 Double Cab? Anyone especially happy or not with a particular brand or model?

    I'd like to look into one to cover up my bikes and associated stuff from the elements, and to lock them up, keeping them safe from other "elements" who want to steal them.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    maybe try shells -
     
  3. Jul 11, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    wat?
    are u looking for a tonneau or a camper shell? either way, look into leer products...very good
     
  4. Jul 11, 2008 at 8:45 PM
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    MikeS.

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    I'm very happy with my UnderCover brand topper.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2008 at 12:10 AM
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    pb2themax

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    SnugTop is the best, IMO. Check my CarDomain for some pics.
     
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    Narrowed my choices as well to Snugtop and ARE. The ARE seem to have a larger hump that runs through the middle of the topper which allows that few extra inched to close the lid on something that sticks up past the bed.

    I'm leaning toward ARE. It was about 850 bones.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2008 at 1:20 AM
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    Yeah, I paid $800 for mine. The ridges(hump) are a match to your hood design. The underneath side of it is carpeted.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2008 at 1:26 AM
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    Nice truck! You must have sunk some big money in it. I'm giving you a +1 rep for such a sweet ride. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jul 17, 2008 at 5:51 AM
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    Holy shit pb2, those are some cool mods. I particularly like those monitors you've put in the headrests. +1
     
  11. Jul 17, 2008 at 6:09 AM
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    +1 for the Snugs. I've got a SnugLid and it's pretty dang sweet.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    I'm looking into a Leer because there's a dealer in the next town (no shell dealers here as far as I can tell). Looks kind of steep (~$1500 for a slight rise over the cab height for tall stuff, Thule rack rails, carpeted headliner, matching paint) but if it's a quality top then I guess I don't mind too much. Sounds like it won't be too hard to remove either, which I may need to do from time to time for big loads.
    Is that way out of line for pricing?
     
  13. Jul 17, 2008 at 10:20 AM
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    Leer has always been expensive. Check auto accessory places near you. That is where I got my A.R.E. For half what leer wanted. Leer was telling me some BS also, that I would have to cut my bedliner for their cover to fit. Didn't need too with A.R.E.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    I have a Bestop, but it's a canvas topper. Good for keeping the first set of elements out, but not the best for the second set of "elements". Only cost around $500 so it's cheaper than most, is foldable, and can be removed by 1 person.
     
  15. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    Does anyone know to what extent it gets cut? Any photos or description?
     
  16. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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    I'd like to know what they think needs to be cut since we DON'T have a bed liner... The bed is composite... Not coated/lined metal.
     
  17. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:57 AM
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    I thought the Leer guy was crazy. There was no way I was going to cut my bed liner. I think at the time he didn't have anything as an exact fit & was just trying to make a sale.
    You never want to cut it. That was one thing that made me go somewhere else. And also when I bought my truck (05), there wasn't very many choices for this truck.

    Check around at auto accessory places near you. You can get other brands that are less expensive than Leer & are just as good quality.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    You guys do realize we don't actually HAVE a bed liner right? The whole bed is injection molded fiberglass-like composite material with NO metal in it other than screws, bolts, tie down rails, and the pieces around the tailgate. So there's nothing to line and nothing to "cut back" to get to a metal frame.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    Correct. This is why I immediately went somewhere else. I think the Leer guy didn't have a clue.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:20 AM
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    mattb123

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    Here's what the Leer guys emailed me this morning when I asked if the liner had to be cut:

    But what I wanted to know was how noticeable it would be when everything isn't in place. And how reversible it would be too. It's all giving me second thoughts about Leer for sure, although the shells do look very nice.
     
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