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Old 03-29-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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Notice the similarities, that diagonal slope from the back of the window to the bed of the truck? Ridgeline builds it into the frame. Avalanche just adds a couple of pieces of plastic. Can I have that plastic installed on the Tundra or is just not available?
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:06 AM
 
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No advice or suggestions from you good folks? Most of the reviewers on car sites say they hate the Ridgeline's look. Am I the only one who does?
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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No advice or suggestions from you good folks? Most of the reviewers on car sites say they hate the Ridgeline's look. Am I the only one who does?
Heck no!

I know plenty of people who love 'em.

I just so happen to own a 2009 model. One of the best looking and running trucks/vehicles I've ever had the pleasure of owning!!!!
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I wouldn't exactly consider the Ridgeline to be a "truck", but ignorance is bliss I suppose.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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In both cases the supports are exactly that. The Avalanche has no firewall on the back of the cab, or the front of the box, so the spars are there to keep the body from twisting.

Same for the Ridgeline. It's a unibody, and that big open space with no supports would have the Honda twisted like a pretzel without them.

For the Tundra, they arent needed, as the box isn't part of the actual truck, just bolted to the frame rails.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Acres
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mexicans have those, they're called rear window sun visors... lund makes them, among others...
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: USA
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Get a ridgeline or avalanche.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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mexicans have those, they're called rear window sun visors... lund makes them, among others...
Good thing you didn't say anything racist there...
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Good thing you didn't say anything racist there...
No, see, you just made it racist with that little comment. Way to go boss
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:04 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.
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