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Help surprising my husband

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Wifey, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Sep 15, 2016 at 7:14 AM
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    Wifey

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    I want to "fixup" my husband's truck for his 40th bday.

    I want a cab with sliding glass windows with screens that does not go above the roof, possibly step rails and possibly rails for the top. I'm hoping some of you would tell me what you would want if someone were surprising you with truck accessories. I feel like if I go to a dealership without knowing exactly what I want I won't make a good decision. I see some toppers that I think look really good and some that make me think of my grandfather but google is not helping me decide. I live in Montana if that helps.

    TIA!
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2016 at 7:19 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Heather, your husband is a lucky man! I'm sure some folks with the proper experience and knowledge will be along shortly.
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    we can move countries so you can have two husbands :evil:

    What's the budget we're looking at to spend?
     
  4. Sep 15, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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    joonbug mmmm.....bacon...

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  5. Sep 15, 2016 at 8:36 AM
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    Supercharger :burnrubber:
     
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  6. Sep 15, 2016 at 8:36 AM
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    .

    IMG_2266.jpg
     
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  7. Sep 15, 2016 at 9:18 AM
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    You guys are silly. I definitely am not planning to upgrade the engine. This is more of an aesthetic upgrade that will also be functional.

    Joonbug, Will those rails be slippery in the snow and ice?
     
  8. Sep 15, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    Sean266 - I'm basing the budget on the appearance. For example if a topper is $1,000 more than another topper but it looks $1,000 better, I'm willing to pay it. I don't want to spend more just to spend or for a name brand that doesn't come with additional quality.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2016 at 9:26 AM
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    ARE Z or snugtop xtra vision for the bed.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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    Thanks for your input! I really like the small window + bigger window design on both of these. The local Toyota dealer pushes the Leer so I'm interest in why you didn't mention a Leer model.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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    joonbug mmmm.....bacon...

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    I'm not sure... my wife hasn't bought them for me yet. :cool: I don't live near snow so I never even thought about that. I just want them more for protection and just enough of a step to get up. I keep hitting rocks with my nerf bars and it's just a matter of time before I do some major damage. Maybe one of these guys can answer your questions about them.
    @TRON
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  12. Sep 15, 2016 at 9:50 AM
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    I like the clean look of them and I like that they are all black. Googling Tundra's makes me want to buy my husband a whole new truck because there are some really great ones out there. That is not going to happen but google is not good for the budget.
     
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  13. Sep 15, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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  14. Sep 15, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    Those all look tough! We do go off road on the weekends. Just about any trail we go to we have to drive up a mountain on rocky, muddy, snowy or icy roads. I'm assuming that is what you mean by Off Road. He doesn't intentionally go riding around in the mud and getting stuck (that I know of) like some guys do. :)
     
  15. Sep 15, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    yes, those steps will be fine.

    The sdhq sliders quoted above are really for serious off roading like wheeling over rocks and stuff.
    Just trying to steer you in the right direction.
     
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  16. Sep 15, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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    I appreciate the steering! I don't think I would consider what we do to be serious off-roading. There are lots of rocks but we have enough trail to avoid the big ones.
     
  17. Sep 15, 2016 at 10:12 AM
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    just get him a nice topper like the ones I quoted above. You can add rails on top later as well as side steps for getting in the car.

    will look like that

    [​IMG]

    btw I love Montana.
     
  18. Sep 15, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    I think he would like a lift, wheels, tires, and exhaust more. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Sep 15, 2016 at 10:50 AM
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    I think I'll just buy that truck. It's awesome! I love Montana too.
     
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  20. Sep 15, 2016 at 11:11 AM
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    you can use grip tape on the sliders/steps. That's what i did when i had my Tacoma in massassuchets. we had a ton of snow and ice and my feet never slipped on the tape.
     
  22. Sep 15, 2016 at 2:48 PM
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    Wheels and tires! Or just some nice tires. Bfg t/a ko2s look good on a tundra and still handle well in the snow and ice. Stay away from a strictly mud terrain tire. Although they look cool, they are meant for mud. Not snow.
     
  23. Sep 15, 2016 at 4:20 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    I agree with joonbug, sliders or steps of some type. Led light bar and upgraded headlights, lets face it , the factory lighting on these trucks suck, pardon my french, good luck, hes a lucky man
     
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  24. Sep 17, 2016 at 5:41 AM
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    joonbug,

    My SDHQ Sliders aren't installed yet, so I can't give a honest, complete review. However, your comments pretty much cover why I went with them. Mine are Linex'd so I don't expect them to be super slippery and to function OK as a step, even in our extended Alberta winters, but I also don't expect they will function as well as a step as the ARIES nerf bars I removed. Doesn't matter to me tho, I want the protection more than the step. The nerf bars were going to get destroyed on our trails anyways, they just hung too low and aren't built strong at all.

    Wifey,

    Your hubby has a nice, clean truck that would look great with sliders or a clean set off steps on them, if your needs are more in that direction.

    As for caps, I've been looking myself... And love the look of the LEER 100XQ. My favourite by far, style wise. Some folks claim ARE are better quality tho? I don't know. The Z Series isn't a bad looking cap either. Their OTR setup looks awesome.

    So many choices... Best of luck!
     
  25. Sep 17, 2016 at 7:28 AM
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    The cap I'm using is a snugtop and has opening side windows with screens as well as rack rails on top, around $2,600.

    If you ever hit rocks between the wheels while driving trails and just have a light weight step or nerd bar it's probably history. I waited too long before adding my sliders and already have some damage. The grip tape is the best thing to make it a nonslip surface,it is easy to replace when worn and you can put it only where needed.
     
  26. Sep 17, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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    The ultimate step is the AMP power step. When you open the door, it extends. when you close the door it retracts. Good quality, and made in USA.
     
  27. Sep 17, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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    Would your husband like a Softopper?
     
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