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Leer Cap question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hpvds, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    hpvds

    hpvds [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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    Pic ?

    My Leer opens up pretty high , no chance of hitting my head
     
  3. Mar 14, 2013 at 4:10 AM
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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.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    Do you happen to know what length of strut you bought?


    Also here are a few pics:
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  5. Mar 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mar 14, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    InTheRough

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    Thats what I did to the leer that I had on my last truck. Didn't have any problems after that.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    My Leer 100R opens just like OZT's...
     
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