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Diamondback owners SE or HD, and why?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Oldandfat, Sep 18, 2023.

  1. Sep 19, 2023 at 7:04 PM
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    jdg1982

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    Unless something has changed, no. They have two different clamps that you have to choose from. One for the bed rail system and one if you dont have bed rails
     
  2. Sep 19, 2023 at 7:05 PM
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    they have instructions to instal shims on 07+ tundras. I’ve,seen a pic on here that used shims but it was a pre 22
     
  3. Sep 19, 2023 at 7:09 PM
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    Where you take the plastic bed rail cover off the tundra? I did that when I installed the new one and there's some rubber pieces that go under it. My Tundra is a 2017
     
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  4. Sep 19, 2023 at 7:09 PM
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    I think all composite bed have rails
     
  5. Sep 19, 2023 at 7:25 PM
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    i,guess if the,shims,are needed,they are included with the cover. General instructions mention this. I just haven’t seen an instal on a 22+ with shims
     
  6. Sep 19, 2023 at 7:29 PM
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    On my 22, I didn’t use shims. Just clamped the middle section to the rails that are inside the box. I didn’t use the foam or tape at the front either but might still put it down if I start seeing a lot of water in there.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2023 at 12:28 PM
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    Just installed the SE on my 23 Platinum and did not have to install shims. I did however install the front bed seal and bed front corner seals that came with the kit.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2023 at 1:12 PM
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    so the 2022+ tundra diamondback doesn’t come with shims, or instructions to use them?
     
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  9. Sep 25, 2023 at 1:42 PM
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    IMG_2299.HEIC.jpg

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  10. Sep 25, 2023 at 2:59 PM
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    if you read the main installation manual it mentions,to look,for the included “shim” installation manual.

    I haven’t seen any 2022+ tundras needing shims (in the forum posts). Was just curious if they were needed or not (and included accordingly in the 2022+ cover
     
  11. Sep 25, 2023 at 3:12 PM
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    No it does not…it came with the front bed seals and that was all.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2023 at 3:42 PM
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    I went with the HD because I wanted to buy it once and not regret my purchase. I figured I'd kick myself for not spending the extra money up front. As someone else mentioned, make sure to check the clamps periodically.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2023 at 7:02 AM
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    I just ordered the SE during the Black Friday sale. Went through same thought process and figured I would never haul more than 400lbs and the static capacity is more than plenty. I don't have an ATV and can't see trying to load 1600 lbs that high up (or drive with that high of a CG). The HD was tempting, just because bigger is better, but settled for the lower price and lighter weight panels when I need to take it off and load 1600 lbs in the bed.

    I currently have an Undercover SE plastic cover and walk on top of that all the time when washing the truck or loading the bike racks installed on it. So I can't see the Diamondback SE having any issues, although the Undercover has a bunch of stiffeners underneath.

    As a side topic, and I posted this in another thread, any comments on the smooth versus rough (diamond plate) surface on the Diamondback? I'll be installing Yakima Overhauls on the cover.
     
  14. Dec 1, 2023 at 10:35 AM
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    I ended up with the HD model. It wasnt too much more, and as a bonus it was extra weight for the back during winter.
    I prefer the look of the smooth Finnish. Especially if you have the trd running boards. It’s an exact match, or at least very close.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2023 at 6:57 PM
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    TRD Rear Anti-sway bar, TRD Pro skid plate, Bedrug bed mat, 17" Icon Rebounds, 315/70/17 BFG AT/K02, Bilstein 6112s front (for now), Fox 2.5 Remote Reservoirs rear, Diamondback SE, Dirtydeeds Industries 8" stainless BAMuffler, aFe dry air filter, TRD air intake accelerator
    I went with the SE and chose to buy a crossbin and a CB radio with the money I saved.

    I walk on mine constantly, but I’m only about 165 lbs. On occasion, if the bed is full, I may strap something up there, like a Christmas tree or some waterproof duffel bags. But I would never consider hauling more than 200 to 300 lbs up top like that. I don’t want to increase the center of gravity with so much weight that high up. Plus, if the bed is already full of gear and passengers, along with the weight of a front bumper, winch, front and cat skids, passengers, etc., then my concern is not only payload capacity (which is slightly less than 1600 lbs if I remember correctly), but also GVWR. And even if within payload, I’d rather haul anything over 1000 lbs in my trailer instead. Otherwise, I’ll just remove the cover (which I’ve done plenty of times) and haul the cargo (furniture, brush, etc.), in the bed. If I still need secure storage and also need to haul a heavy item, I’ll just load it on my trailer. Besides, loading and unloading (not to mention securing) several hundred pounds of heavy cargo from high up top isn’t my idea of fun when I lack the use of a forklift at home.

    The SE provides sufficient security for my needs. But I do understand that nothing is failsafe and that a determined professional thief will almost always find a way no matter what. So for me, the extra $400 or so was better spent on other things, but that’s just my needs. Someone else may have completely different needs that where an HD is better suited.
     
  16. Feb 25, 2024 at 7:58 PM
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    Has anyone attempted to fit an HD Diamondback Cover from the previous gen Tundra to the 2022+ models? Looks like the part number suffixes are similar. Thanks
     
  17. Feb 26, 2024 at 1:47 AM
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    The lady that I bought my crossbin from had it on her 2.5 gen. She said she called diamondback and they told her that it wouldn’t fit her new gen 3. But she went ahead and installed it and it fit. I couldn’t see any issues with fitment when I was there. Looked like it fit perfect
     
  18. Feb 26, 2024 at 2:57 AM
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    I bought an HD and waiting for it to be made. For the Price difference, I thought the HD would be a better choice. Rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
     
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    My 2024 has the HD and i love it
     
  20. Feb 26, 2024 at 5:44 AM
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    Awesome, I'm going to check out one at the end of the week. Thanks
     

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