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Leer 100XQ owners...?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 10toy, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    10toy

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    I had a cap put on my '10 DC short bed...looking towards the inside corners of the bed from the tailgate...I can see light coming in...just at the corners. After washing the truck I notice that water is getting in...do any of you have trouble with this? Maybe they didn't put enough insulation when installing or something...
     
  2. May 23, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    donnie2guns

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    Just foound your thread. I'm having the same problem with mine. I haven't notice any light coming in at the corners, but I get water coming in at the front corners and haven't been able to solve it yet. I took the cap off and added more weather stripping, but that didn't help. If you've solved this one, please let me know what the fix was!
     
  3. May 23, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    Rocketball

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    I also have the 100XQ, and when my dealer installed it, they put a bead of silicone caulk in that are to prevent leaks. Been 1 1/2 years and it works great. No leaks.

    They said they were having a lot of problems with all of the Tacomas leaking where the sheet metal body panel overlaps the composite bed, so they started caulking them.
     
  4. May 23, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Crawl up into your bed and look up under those corners. Like Rocketball said, there's a HUGE gap up there that you have to seal with caulk. The installers usually don't even know about the gap, so you should just plan on doing it yourself.
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    I had a similar problem with my ARE cap. It's a design issue of the bed of the truck but the cap mfgs don't properly address it. Someone should make a filler bar, maybe extruded aluminum, that runs across the front portion of the bed (behind the cab) so it would be level with the the sides as this would make the caps seal much better.

    ARE puts a large bulb seal across the front. This does a good job sealing there but there is still the corner issue. I ended up trimming the bulb seal so it only fits inside the front drop down portion and used clear silicone on the front corners. It's 99.9% leak free now- if we have a monsoon I will get a few drops in under the front bulb seal, but the corners are ok.
     
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