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Old 03-31-2010, 01:24 AM
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Well, for me it's strictly looks. I just hate the "look" of a pick-up with that straight-down back window in front of the bed. At least the ridges give the truck some "pizazz" even if structurally it's not needed on the Tundra. Otherwise I have to go with another shell. I'm just using the truck as a passenger vehicle---no heavy-duty hauling---tow or bed. So someone mentioned Lund. Are they..well I guess the best is to goggle. Thanks for the tip. And the replies.
You'll have to see if you can find a shell for that, but it may be that only the vehicles with the angle get that feature. I've seen the Ridgeline with the shell and the angle makes it more styled like the SUV's since they usually have an angle on the rear cargo area window.

As far as safety, they designed the additional metal that way for those purposes.
IIHS-HLDI: Large pickups - Current Models
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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You'll have to see if you can find a shell for that, but it may be that only the vehicles with the angle get that feature. I've seen the Ridgeline with the shell and the angle makes it more styled like the SUV's since they usually have an angle on the rear cargo area window.

As far as safety, they designed the additional metal that way for those purposes.
IIHS-HLDI: Large pickups - Current Models
Well, if my stock Tundra can look like the photo below at the link, then I don't need a shell, since the diagonal arches on the back make up for the blandness of a regular pickup look:

Lund Truck Accessories : Products : California Truck Shells and Accessories

See those red arches at the back of the cab? That's what I'd like to put on the Tundra. I'm going to call the manufacturer and see if he can help.

UPDATE: Lund does NOT make a fastback cab spoiler for a Tundra.

(sigh) Now, to buy or not to buy a Ridgeline, that is the question.

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