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For the new model year, the company completely redesigned the LSII to better match the styling of the vehicle. The style lines from the Silverado's hood are reproduced on the rear section of the tonneau cover, which wraps over the truck's tailgate. In addition, the rear of the LSII completely covers the factory tailgate protector.
"It's this attention to detail that really makes this tonneau cover look like an extension of the vehicle," said Todd Roberson, vice president, sales and marketing, A.R.E., Inc.
The LSII Series is the ultimate in custom-fitted hard tonneau covers for today's pickups. A.R.E. designs each model to match the curvature and style lines of the pickup it is made to fit. Compound curves add strength as well as style. Each unit is made to the customer's specifications for model, color and options. A.R.E. matches the vehicle paint code using a state-of-the-art factory painting system to achieve the closest possible paint match.
A.R.E. also has upgraded to a modular mounting system for the LSII tonneau, so that all components of the lid, including the locking hardware and end caps, for example, are individually replaceable for easier repairs.
The LSII comes with an exclusive Lift Assist gas strut system, which makes it easy to open and close the tonneau, and a painted palm-grip handle blends easily with the LSII body for a sleek appearance. An easy twist of the wrist easily unlatches the tonneau, and a key lock is standard.
Optional equipment includes a Nomadic roof rack, sport wing, fabric headliner, interior light, remote keyless entry and hardware shroud.
A.R.E. makes an LSII to fit all current model trucks, as well as most early models. The approximate weight is 90 pounds for a mini-truck and 120 pounds for a full-size truck. The LSII is guaranteed to be structurally free from defects in material and workmanship for as long as you own it. The painted finish of your fiberglass lid also is covered under warranty against defects in workmanship and abnormal fading for as long as you own the product and the original truck.