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Old 11-15-2006
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New SST tonneau cover ?'s

Got this from ebay today .. installs good except for the front or back its almost like its a inch too short..and i cant get the snaps anywhere near where they need to go.. Is it a cold problem i wonder.. like if i heated up the cover would it flex more?

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it doesnt have a way to tighten/loosen it where the cross bars are, usually they have a way to adjust it and it says cold/hot or something like that.
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you need to get it warm and it will stretch then
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take it inside and put it next to the heat register and get it nice and hot....welcome to the world of CHEAPLY made tonnue covers. i have owned two cheap covers did the same thing NEVER fit well and they where extreamly tight... then bought myself an extang cover... will never buy a cheap cover agian....
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Doh! Didn't you make a thread before and almost everyone told you to stay away from snaps?

EDIT - Never mind...just did a search and it was a different Canadian member. Sorry
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no that wasnt me
And i got the cover for $90 so im not complaining.. its fits great now.. just needed some stretching where it wasnt used much :)
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They can be a real pain on a cold day with no sun... On sunny days, they go on real easy.
Usually, the plastic snaps in the rails have a bit of an offset. So you can just slide them out and put them back in "upside down" so that the snap is closer to the top of the rail. This way you don't have to stretch the tonneau as much. (at least that's how my extang cover is made)
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yeah thats what i figured.. i think it was off the truck it came on a while too.. i just needed something to keep the elements off my gear when i drive from Newfoundland to Ontario.. works great, didnt cost a arm and a leg.. it doesnt use metal snaps.. its use a kind of platic snap/rail system as seen here

http://www.4x4review.com/cool-prod/tonn.asp
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I have an extang with snaps, the cover is fine, i just find the snap system to be such a PITA. Wish I wouldve gone with a different kind.. but for $90 I wouldnt be complaining either! Good deal!
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Doh! Didn't you make a thread before and almost everyone told you to stay away from snaps?

EDIT - Never mind...just did a search and it was a different Canadian member. Sorry
i love snaps comparied to the snapless that channel lock thing sucks. its called get an extang Full tilt and you never have to touch the snaps since i installed it i have never unsnaped the cover... tilt it up to get stuff of completely take it off in like 1 min...
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will never buy a cheap cover agian....
Yeap, you usually get what you pay for...
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I have one with the snap-rail things, not actual snaps, and for the price I got it (free with the truck ) I love it. I managed to break the corner pieces that hold the rails together, but I should have a fix for those here pretty soon.

If you're not going to be getting into the bed often, $90 is a pretty sweet deal.
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