D-Max canopies

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Looking for a canopy for my 2014 D-Max. All suggestions welcome. Live in WA.
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Reply By: D-MaxerWA - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 22:44

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 22:44
Forgot to mention, LSU Dual cab, not worried about price, just want the best. Obviously, not Flexiglass.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016 at 09:54

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016 at 09:54
If you want the best then I would suggest a steel canopy from either SMM or Razorback.

The weigh around 85kg but considering they do not need an internal frame to support roof loads they are on a par with other fibreglass canopies.

They come with interior lighting, roof lining and central locking.

Being steel construction they can easily be repaired by your local panelbeater as I found on on my second day of ownership ;=((

Because they wrap over the edge of the tray lip, there is a perfect seal between canopy and tray.

Mine was supplied and fitted by TJM as part of my initial purchase price of the D-Max and cost me just over $3,300.
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Reply By: Johnhu - Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016 at 11:17

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016 at 11:17
I've got an Alpha CME-W on my LSM. I definitely wanted side lift up windows (not sliding windows) and glass that was in a frame, and not structural.

It's worked well for me and they have a distributor in Canningvale which will help if you are in Perth.

Saying that, if the SMM steel canopy had been available when I got mine a few years ago (they had a 3 month wait list at the time for the isuzu), I'd probably have gone for that.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 08:07

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 08:07
I believe you will find it hard to go past an ARB canopy, unless you need a purpose designed tradie style canopy.

I have had an ARB canopy with lift up windows on my Colorado since I bought it new and it still looks good.
Accessories such as an internal reinforcing steel Roof Rack frame and air vent to create positive pressure are just two that I included.
Over time, you may find a handle is a bit loose and you can buy kits to replace the seals, etc.

Pricey?
You get what you pay for!
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Follow Up By: D-MaxerWA - Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 21:45

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 21:45
I like the look of their new one and some of the features. Price is in the ball park I guess at $4,500ish, just not into ARB products that much. Their products seem to be for people who like raised white lettering on their tires.

The SMM steel canopy at $3,300ish is a lot more value for money and by the look of it, better quality.

Guess I will be heading to the Perth 4WD show this weekend to compare.

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Follow Up By: Member - Allan L2 - Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 07:01

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 07:01
Hi D-Maxer,
I am with Bill on this one and Ihave opted for an ARB Classic Canopy on my new Isuzu LSU. Installed this week. They retail from $3,200 from memory with lift out side windows. I had the Classic canopy on my Colorado and found it excellent, water proof & with a hatch fitted almost dust free. By the way D-Maxer I DON'T like the white writing on my tyres.
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Follow Up By: ian.g - Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 13:38

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 13:38
And what's wrong with white lettering on tyres
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 13:54

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 13:54
Nothing, as long as it's on the inside :)

Regards
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Follow Up By: ian.g - Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 14:05

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 14:05
Now that does look stupid, and it still doesn't answer my question as to what is wrong with white lettering, if you don't like it just buy black tyres, used to cost more to have RWL once upon a time.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 14:24

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 14:24
Ian,

New tyres usually come with enhanced lettering on one side of the tyre.
Many of us don't like the "wank" factor of displaying this form of promotion of the tyres we choose.
We are more subtle and choose to have the tyres reversed, so that the enhanced lettering (whatever colour it may be) is not displayed.

Simple really.
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Follow Up By: ian.g - Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 16:39

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 16:39
Bill
I suppose then by your definition that makes me a wanker because I happen to like the raised white lettering on my tyres and have at times paid extra to have them. Nice to be labeled that by some one who has never met me or knows nothing about me. Also like your use of the "Royal Wee" you use in being subtle about the tyres you choose. I suppose that means all members of this forum reverse their tyres so as not to appear wankish, I think you may have upset more than just me.
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Reply By: D-MaxerWA - Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 21:40

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 21:40
Went to the Perth 4WD show today and gave a man my money. It was not ARB, he had raised white lettering on Cooper tires and they were fitted to Mickey Thompson rims.

I went with the SMM canopy.

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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 21:53

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 21:53
You will not be sorry Col, good choice.
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