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TruXedo Lo Pro QT

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Titan, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    Titan

    Titan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Installed this last night despite the 20 degree weather here in WI

    It looks excellent and does what it needs to do

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    A few complaints...

    It doesn't seem to sit low enough, there's quite a gap between the tailgate and the tarp (maybe it's because it's too cold to compress all the foam properly right now) I can almost get my whole hand in there, it is sealed due to the 2" thick rubber flap on the tarp

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    The tarp seems to be slightly too big, overhangs the velcro about 1/2 width on both sides

    On the tacoma model (due to box/rail configuration) the tarp section bolts to the side rails rather than being removeable as shown in all the literature, my previous Extang RT had this feature and I did use it from time to time when hauling motorcycles

    Anyone else with this cover experience any of these issues or have a fix for them?
     
  2. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    Installed my about 3 months ago and like it.
    Where my tailgate and cover meet I don't notice a gap. The 2" thick rubber flap on the tarp is like 1/16" thick and 2" wide, therefore hanging off the back of the tarp and hitting the top of the tailgate. Mine is so close I have trouble shutting my tailgate as I have to fold up the rubber flap on one side, push the tailgate a little, then lift the flap on the other side and push a little further on the tailgate, then run my finger along the flap to keep lifting it up to close the tailgate completely. I have not checked what the gap is when closed, but never had any water get in back because of the flap.
    Common complaint about being a little too wide. mine is probably 1/4" to maybe 1/2" too wide on each side. Still makes a tight top left to right, but could be a little narrower.
    I would not need/use removable option as it rolls up pretty much out of the way for most things.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    I've had my QT since late July and I had a few problems getting it to fit just right at first. I used a couple of big flat washers at each connetion point to the factory rails, behind the "L" bracket in order to get the track to lay horizontal and not point down when the bolts got tightened. This helped greatly. I also, think it helped get the cover a little bit lower as I pushed down on the track when tighting the bolts. Mine does over hang the velco on both sides I did my best to center it up. As for the headrail bolting in I found that it's best not to snug the bolts to tight, but let them be slightly adjustable. Another thing I found is I had to cut off an 1/8" of the back cross bar in order to get it to fit as the factory had just a smidge to long. How that happens I'm not sure. Overall I'm very pleased with the cover, but was slightly disapointed by the fact I had to due some tweaking. In talking with another person, they said the Tacoma is one of the harder covers to install.
    Hope some of this helps you out.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    So are you running with the "flap" out over the top of the tailgate rather than pressed against the inside of the tailgate?

    I think for the bolting on to the side rails issue, I'm just going to replace those lock nuts with some wing nuts and a lock washer just incase I do need to take it off, then I won't need a wrench/socket in the truck
     
  5. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Yes, Flap is above tailgate and slopes downward resting on top of it but overhanging it. Water can't get in unless you angled a hose up from the back of the truck.
    The side rails were installed as instructed, I thought they would sit high, but I installed them as low as I could and turned out well.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    now with pics :)
     
  7. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    I'll see if I can take a pic later, but I'm sure the gap in the back is much less on mine.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    wait a minute, it looks like something is F'd with my tailgate, is anyone else's this low in relation to the bed rails?????
     
  9. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    TRD exhaust, pretty much gonna stay stock for a while
    looks like my tailgate runs even to the top of the bed
     
  10. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    I looked at a parts diagram at toyotapartspeople it looks like I may be missing a washer in there, no big, I'll take some pics for people while I'm in there if that's the case
     
  11. Dec 17, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    Mine looks the same as the picture you took regarding the difference in height between the tailgate and side rails. I' leave my flap over the top of the tailgate like ec8 mentioned in his post.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    No picture yet, but yesterday I could barely squeeze my index finger between the top of the tailgate and the cover but not to my knuckle, could not fit my thumb in there, it looks like you have a little more space than me.
     
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