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Old 03-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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Leer Cap question

I recently got a new Leer XR for my DCSB. So far I like it a lot. However one annoyance I have it is that it's rear window does not open high enough. On my previous Tacoma (my dad's tacoma that I drove for a few years) we have a Jericho cap but unlike the leer it doesn't have the frameless window in the rear.

On the Jericho cap, the window opens up much higher (like a 30˚ angle from horizontal) which helps a lot with loading stuff in and me not hitting my head against the window edge when its open. Is it possible to modify the mount points or install a longer gas spring so that instead of being horizontal when the window is open, it is closer to the 30˚

Thanks in advance... if any one is confused about what I am asking about, I can go take some photos.
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I recently got a new Leer XR for my DCSB. So far I like it a lot. However one annoyance I have it is that it's rear window does not open high enough. On my previous Tacoma (my dad's tacoma that I drove for a few years) we have a Jericho cap but unlike the leer it doesn't have the frameless window in the rear.

On the Jericho cap, the window opens up much higher (like a 30˚ angle from horizontal) which helps a lot with loading stuff in and me not hitting my head against the window edge when its open. Is it possible to modify the mount points or install a longer gas spring so that instead of being horizontal when the window is open, it is closer to the 30˚

Thanks in advance... if any one is confused about what I am asking about, I can go take some photos.

One option is to lift the truck worked for me.
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My Leer opens up pretty high , no chance of hitting my head
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mine was the same way , I bought some replacement struts on e-bay and now it opens another 15% the other ones were not worn out but did'nt allow the door to go all the way up.
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mine was the same way , I bought some replacement struts on e-bay and now it opens another 15% the other ones were not worn out but did'nt allow the door to go all the way up.
Do you happen to know what length of strut you bought?


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I find it interesting that the cap side of your struts mount so high , mine mount at the bottom

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Do you happen to know what length of strut you bought?


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wow, that is super low for opening.. I can see why you want a change.. have you tried asking the place you bought it? They may be able to help
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mine was the same way , I bought some replacement struts on e-bay and now it opens another 15% the other ones were not worn out but did'nt allow the door to go all the way up.
Thats what I did to the leer that I had on my last truck. Didn't have any problems after that.
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My Leer 100R opens just like OZT's...
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