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#1 chamath1

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:43 AM

Hi ppl, I'm not an expert in 4x4 but can someone please tell me places where they sell and install canopies for both double and single cabs?

 

BTW I'm a bit concerned of the additional weight of adding a canopy which WILL effect my single cab's fuel consumption. What do you think the best option would be? 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

Dude, it's a pickup. a few kilos on a hard-top canopy wont make that big a difference. It will be more secure and the hardtop looks much nicer. 

 

And theoretically the hardtop would be much more aerodynamic hence less resistance leading to better fuel efficiency. 

 

Few other alternatives:

1. use partially worn out tyres. (Less rubber, less weight, less energy wasted)

2. Remove spare wheel.

3. Don't take any passengers

4. Remove the AC compressor (less weight plus less strain on the engine)

5. (optional) Remove the doors, (saves you weight, and eliminates the hassle of having to open and close the door everytime you get in/out.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12 PM

Or You could try something similar to this....

 

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:53 AM

Do you know anyone who sells and installs good hardtops in SL? For an example anyone who sells hard tops from Carryboy brand?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:52 AM

the added weight of a hard top will decrease your fuel.efficiency by 2.11km per litre

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:49 AM

Do you know anyone who sells and installs good hardtops in SL? For an example anyone who sells hard tops from Carryboy brand?

 

Maybe you could help people help you by at least telling them what your pickup is.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:26 AM

i have heard that some hardtops are heavier than others. especially a certain locally made brand is supposed to be significantly heavy vs a carryboy.

got a carryboy meself... the benefits of having one far outweighs any possible fuel related issues :)

No idea where to buy one from though as once my lock got busted and i had to source a replacement online.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. But I still didn't get the answer for the question. Who in Sri Lanka sells and installs Hardtop canopies?  Plus who sells Carryboy products?

 

I have two pickups,

L200 Single Cab 2008 Model

Hilux Single Cab 2005 Model



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

Try Elcardo



#10 YALA

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:25 PM

i havent seen a dealer for carryboy but im sure a day trip to kurunagala will reap some rewards



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:46 PM

is there an ARB agent in SL?


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 03:42 PM

doubt you can call them agents but there are a few retailers who handle ARB, warn and ironman products in SL


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