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Old September 28th, 2016, 05:20 PM
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Do you also have the aluminum beltrail tensioner that comes with the half cab top, that you slide the tonneau into behind the front seats? It doesn't fully fix the issue but it does provide more rigidity to the top and helps prevent any pooling near where the tonneau and drop curtain zip together.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 05:25 PM
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Yep got the aluminum belt rail as well. I kind of propped the wooden bow up and will check it after the storms. Supposed to pour here in DC tonight. Just worried because it has been in a garage and hasnt seen heavy rain yet.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 10:28 AM
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Wooden bow did the trick. Seems to have kept most water from pooling. Thanks for the help.
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I have a basically new GKII I've not installed with GK kit - I only drive my truck in the summer and have had it for a couple years.

If I could do it all over again I would've purchased the FDS - for me in the summer my top stays off - garaged - and like others have commented the GK kit looks funky when the top is off. If you use your truck seasonally and it is garaged my vote is FDS.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 12:49 PM
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X2 FDS is the best for people who like to change tops easily, seasonally, or on the fly.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 01:11 PM
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I actually like the gutter kit with the top off. It blocks the sun slightly. I run my truck with a gutter surrey all year now.

If I had to do it again I would buy a truck with a tickford and call it a day.

If you do go badger, either way you will be happy.
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I like the gutter kit. It keeps the door tops from flopping around and provides a water tight seal.
I wish I would have bought a half can setup instead though...
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I actually like the gutter kit with the top off. It blocks the sun slightly. I run my truck with a gutter surrey all year now. If I had to do it again I would buy a truck with a tickford and call it a day. If you do go badger, either way you will be happy.
where did you get the gutter surrey?
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where did you get the gutter surrey?
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I have a brand new badger half cab kit. Truth be told, I used the drop curtain in combo with a bikini top for a few weeks in the summer. i just received my gutter kit in the last couple of weeks and couldn't get the top on since the temp isn't hot enough. So I gave up. I'll either sell the full half cab kit if someone wants it or wait until next year to try to put it on.

I hope my badger 1 gk will be easier to install. According to Chris, it should ship this week. Otherwise, I have no clue what to do with a ST 90 when we start getting rain and cold temps.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 12:23 AM
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So sorry to hear that you never got it on. Which material and color? You are keeping the gk for your new setup obviously.
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Thanks Dave. I know you were going to walk me through it, but next thing you know, it's autumn and it's too cold to even try.

It's black canvas.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 01:26 AM
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Yeah I'm keeping the gutter kit. I had it powder coated satin black and I think it looks pretty awesome when exposed without a top on. I wouldn't mind driving around like that in the summer.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 02:31 AM
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Very nice! I, too, think the gk exposed looks cool, especially when pc'd black, but I love that little bit of the tub capping, after the door sans window, upon which I rest my arm. The gk blocks it off unfortunately for me. Feels a bit restrictive compared to just running topless/surrey that I love.
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