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    Look like I've decided on a Rhinocab for my Hilux D/C. What I haven't decided yet is do I go for the RhinoCab or RhinoLite? Besides the obvious shape differences, the Lite is level with the roof of the cab, the RhinoCab is 40mm higher than the cab. Any advice on which way to go?

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    Looking at the spec sheets currently on their website it looks like they're identical except for the extra 40mm height. When I bought mine the Lite didn't have the roof rails as standard so I chose the Rhinocab. Excellent choice and very happy with mine. I've got a drawer with ammo boxes and my fridge above that. With 40mm less height this combination wouldn't be possible so maybe think about that before making your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger.RSA View Post
    Look like I've decided on a Rhinocab for my Hilux D/C. What I haven't decided yet is do I go for the RhinoCab or RhinoLite? Besides the obvious shape differences, the Lite is level with the roof of the cab, the RhinoCab is 40mm higher than the cab. Any advice on which way to go?
    Have the Rhinolite on the Hilux I drive for work. Very impressed with the build quality. Prefer the look of it over the other one. It does have the roof rails.
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    My Lite canopy came with the roof rails, which came in handy for the RTT. I chose the Lite so that it would have slightly less wind drag, and that the bakkie with RTT would be able to fit under the parking bay roof. Unfortunately that made the back door smaller. I made my triple stacked drawer system fit, but another 40mm would have been very handy if I didnít have the height constraint of the parking bay roof.

    Some photos of what I did:

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...bakkie-project
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    I went with the RhinoLite. It should be here on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger.RSA View Post
    I went with the RhinoLite. It should be here on Friday.

    good choice, I also got the table that bolts to the inside of the roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    good choice, I also got the table that bolts to the inside of the roof.
    All the material to build the table, drop down bracket and drawers is waiting in my workshop... canít wait to start building.

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    Canopy installed now it's time to shed some light on it. I plan on putting lights on the bottom of each door to light up the ground around the bakkie when the doors are open as well as a light on the inside of the roof. I was thinking about using LED strips with switches mounted somewhere inside the canopy. I tend to overthink and over complicate and over engineer every DIY project I do so would like some ideas of how you've done yours so I could possibly have a simpler solution.

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    Didn't you take the swivels at the doors for lights? They have it as a option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogaards View Post
    Didn't you take the swivels at the doors for lights? They have it as a option.
    Nope, didn't know about that.

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    I first installed strip lights with a separate switch in my doors, but it didnít look as perfect as I wanted:




    Then I installed white and yellow combo lights from Lumeno, sold at ODW. They look way better, uses less power and give just as much light. Definitely worth it! I installed the lights so that they dont shine too much outward, only downward.




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    that looks really good, thanks for sharing.


    Quote Originally Posted by MrTolbos View Post
    I first installed strip lights with a separate switch in my doors, but it didnít look as perfect as I wanted:




    Then I installed white and yellow combo lights from Lumeno, sold at ODW. They look way better, uses less power and give just as much light. Definitely worth it! I installed the lights so that they dont shine too much outward, only downward.




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