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Hey everyone.. Searching around the internet, I found the Bakflip G2 for $639.80 shipped, along with a $50 gas card included from 4wheelonline.com for my 2010 CC.. This seems to be the best price I have found so far.. Has anyone seen it cheaper? Debating whether I should pull the trigger on this or not. Has anyone ever dealt with these guys before? Good/Bad?
 

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Figured I would follow up with this...

So -- one or two people responded via PM regarding the reputation of 4wheelonline.com.. Sure enough, I did read up on some reviews and found that there were a lot of unhappy campers out there...

However -- I continued my search for a decent price on the Bakflip G2, Part 26506 (05-10 Frontier Crew Cab, Short Bed). What follows I can only describe as really taking my chances here, and keeping my fingers crossed that I wouldn't get ripped off in the end.. Nextag showed that 'Speedy Auto Parts' had it for $620.42, with free shipping on orders of $50 or more.. Did some reputation reviews on Speedy, and they were about 80% positive, so I went to the site.. Added to my cart, they wanted to charge $12.00 shipping.. Out of principle, I opened an online chat window and inquired why the shipping wasn't free.. Chatting with someone that was clearly in Bangladesh or some other 3rd world country, the rep told me he could give me a better price of $612 shipped, if I placed the order with him in the chat window.. No way was I doing that, so I asked him if he could do it as a quote and let me retrieve the quote and check out using PayPal (I wasn't about to give them my credit card number)..

So it gets just a little shadier... He tells me to go to a DIFFERENT site -- carpartswholesale.com -- and retrieve a quote there.. I quickly did a reseller ratings check on that site, and it came up not too bad -- 8.67/10.00. He gave me a quote number.. I entered the quote number, and it came back as the same price I was getting on Speedy Auto Parts - with the $12 shipping.. I told him I was getting the same thing.. He then had me enter in a discount code and asked if that worked for the price he quoted me..

.. Well, not only did it work, but it also knocked the price down to $571.38, shipped. And they took PayPal.. So I went ahead and ordered it.. When my PayPal confirmation came in, it became clear that all of these places were really just usautoparts.com -- a company that has a REALLY shady reputation.. This was last MONDAY night.. I received an order confirmation.. By Tuesday, I tried getting my order status online, there was no info.. Wednesday, I get a UPS Tracking number -- but for the next two days it showed it as 'Billing Information Received' -- I was getting a little concerned..

Saturday -- I finally see shipment activity on the tracking number.. Picked up in New Jersey somewhere on Friday, which is good -- that means me being in NY will get it Monday (today).

End result: The Bakflip G2 26506 was delivered today.. It was in perfect brand new condition.. The correct part number.. The aluminum version, and not some old ABS stock they had laying around.. I installed it in about an hour right after it came, and I really like it.. Final cost: $571.38 plus about 6 months off my life from stress thinking I was gonna get ripped off :)

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Don't you just love happy endings to stories?
LOL Nice to know it all worked out for you.

My cover was from realtruck.com but I first called tonneaucover.com and he asked the same as you, would I object if it was billed and shipped from a different name. To me as long as the price was the same go for it.


My card of choice is American Express and on a simple phone call will cancel payment to a vendor so I never fear getting hosed. Only drawback is the bill must be paid in full every month which doesn't work for everyone.
Last year somebody (dirtbag) charged $48,864.00 on my account in one day up and down the east coast. After they discovered it they called me, stopped the account from being used further, took the charges off my bill and sent me a new card by ten o'clock the next morning. Can you beat that type of service?

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I wanna review on that aluminum version in about a year, and anyone else who has one of the HD versions..
 

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^^^ Me too, how water tight are they? I'm thinking of ditching the canopy for one.
 

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^^^ Me too, how water tight are they? I'm thinking of ditching the canopy for one.
I know they we typically dont get alot of rain here, but lately we have gotten quite a bit. My topper is 99.9% watertight. I keep window samples and literature in there and I have had no issues.











And as you can see, it doesn't interfere with the Utilitrak system nor the bed extender.

 

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Ducati..
How long has that been on your truck?
 

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How long has that been on your truck?
about 5 weeks. I installed it within a week of buying the truck. I open the top several times a day during my work. After looking at the Std. G2 and the HD I didn't hesitate to buy the HD.

In talking to the owner of Bakflip he said that the G2 HD is soon to become std. equipment on all Frontier's (or what ever name they go by) in the western European market.
 

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Well, I bought mine in September of last year, and got the G2 version. I had a similar experience with autopartswarehouse (someone from overseas on online chat). Bought it from them because there was 20% Bing cashback at the time. I got them to price match an ebay vendor first, so I ended up getting it for just under $500. It did take 2.5 weeks from the time I ordered it to actually get it, so that was a little nerve racking. At the time, I couldn't justify the additional $200 for the HD version.

In December I heard that they were switching to the G2 being aluminum too. So I called and talked to them, and they told me that they hadn't shipped a plastic one in a year or so. Well, turns out that mine is aluminum, after I noticed a scratch in one of the panels and it is definitely metal.

As far as being water tight, mine seems to leak a little around the tailgate area, but the rest seems alright (I did add some weatherstripping on the rail at the front of the bed to close up that gap.). I just got a tailgate seal, which covers most of the gap, we will see if that makes any difference.
 

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Any sagging in it (yet)?

Well, I bought mine in September of last year, and got the G2 version. I had a similar experience with autopartswarehouse (someone from overseas on online chat). Bought it from them because there was 20% Bing cashback at the time. I got them to price match an ebay vendor first, so I ended up getting it for just under $500. It did take 2.5 weeks from the time I ordered it to actually get it, so that was a little nerve racking. At the time, I couldn't justify the additional $200 for the HD version.

In December I heard that they were switching to the G2 being aluminum too. So I called and talked to them, and they told me that they hadn't shipped a plastic one in a year or so. Well, turns out that mine is aluminum, after I noticed a scratch in one of the panels and it is definitely metal.

As far as being water tight, mine seems to leak a little around the tailgate area, but the rest seems alright (I did add some weatherstripping on the rail at the front of the bed to close up that gap.). I just got a tailgate seal, which covers most of the gap, we will see if that makes any difference.
 

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ive had mine for over a yr now it wont close properly anymore because the middle sagged down too much i have to put in a call to Bakflip
 

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ive had mine for over a yr now it wont close properly anymore because the middle sagged down too much i have to put in a call to Bakflip
Plastic or Aluminum?
If it's longer than the year you'll get "The Offer"....
They told me they'd sell me the HD for 365 + ft.
 

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Any sagging in it (yet)?
Sorry, should have mentioned that. It looks just as it did when new. I just put a square on each panel, and there doesn't seem to be any sagging at all after 6 months.
 

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Plastic or Aluminum?
If it's longer than the year you'll get "The Offer"....
They told me they'd sell me the HD for 365 + ft.
they should stand behind there product and fix it it if has an obvious defect that has happened to more then one person.
 

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they should stand behind there product and fix it it if has an obvious defect that has happened to more then one person.
You'd think...
I installed it in May 2008 and requested warranty in early July 2009.
I understand that warranty is a year (And I deal with warranty issues every days as a service tech) but mine obviously was degrading and the plastic cracking befor a year - I just didnt see it untill it got bad enough. There are cracks in every panel now, the sagging is at least an inch on a couple panels.
 

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I understand that warranty is a year (And I deal with warranty issues every days as a service tech) but mine obviously was degrading and the plastic cracking befor a year - I just didnt see it untill it got bad enough. There are cracks in every panel now, the sagging is at least an inch on a couple panels.
Which is why once I saw the difference in the Std. G2 (alum) and the HD for just a few dollars more I chose the HD. Double the warranty, double the density foam core, better latches.

What drove me to their product was talking to a total stranger in a parking lot here in SoCal that has has his std. bakflip on the truck for 3 years without any issues.
 

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Just had a question for some of you with this cover in regards to my installation on my '10 CC. The package came with a 5' length of weatherstripping, with grooves in it (similar to the grooves that are on the rails) -- Was I supposed to install this weatherstrip up front on the bulkhead? I am getting some leakage from the front corners, and now I'm wondering if I was supposed to use that strip.

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Yeah, it is supposed to go on the front rail of the bed, by the cab. That stuff that it came with is pretty thin. I got some 1/2" weather stripping and used that instead. Honestly, looking at mine the other day, mine isn't even close to watertight. Just sitting in the driveway while raining, water gets in the bed. Need to figure out where it is coming in because it defeats half the point of having it.
 

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I may have to go look at mine. I know it is water tight, but I don't know what gaskets are in there.

I was fortunate enough to have mine installed at the factory and it took them no time at all to do it, but they have probably installed thousands.
 

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Alright, I spoke to someone at BAK today, and yes, I was supposed to install that thick piece of weatherstrip on the front rail of the bed by the cab. After I cleaned down the rail with some alcohol and applied it, it definitely closed off the visible gap that I had previously. I haven't tested it for water-tightness yet, but we are supposed to get some heavy rains this weekend. I can check it out then. I know the rail drainage system worked extremely well wehn I had about 4 inches of snow on the cover melting off.. I could see the water coming down the tubes like someone was flushing a toilet.

One thing I didn't understand.. I noticed that some reviewers on AutoAnything reported that their Frontier had no drain plugs to route the hoses through. My 2010 had two rubber plugs on the front wall of the bed -- it almost seems like they were intentionally put there for the BakFlip's drain system. When I did my installation, I simply removed those plugs, made a neat 3/4" hole in the center of them with my Dremel, and pushed the drain hoses through them. Were these drain plugs only recently added to the Frontier?

Thanks,
Rick
 
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