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longer leer struts?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by MAG GRY TACO15, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Nov 26, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    MAG GRY TACO15

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    Same crap everyone else got
    Has anyone used longer struts for their leer 100xl so the window lifts higher? I order some that were 17in but were too long compressed and the widow wouldn't shut.
     
  2. Nov 28, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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  3. Nov 28, 2018 at 9:09 PM
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    I'd have to double check, but I think my window is limited in travel by the hinges, not the struts.
    I recently replaced the struts with factory length but slightly firmer - it's nice to have the window raise on its own again.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Cozza Hi

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    Did these end up working for you? Just got a 100XL and it appears to need struts.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Yes they worked perfectly. They are 38lbs so they pop open with some force so just be careful when you turn the handle b/c they window is gonna be coming up fast.
     
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  7. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    Thanks! Ordering them now. The ones on there now say they're 34lb.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    Same crap everyone else got
    I just clicked the link and still says 38lbs. the ones I ordered before were 35lbs and they were the ones people online said worked but they didn't at all. too long.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007IV6AFI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Don't order these.
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    Oh, sorry. I meant the ones on the cap currently say 34lb - not sure if that's stock or replaced once already. Thanks again!
     
  10. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    AHH gotcha. yeah my were so worn that i'd estimate they were putting out about 5lbs of pressure haha.
     
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  11. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    Does the window start to open when unlatched? The ones I have now, I have to lift the window up half way then they open with a vengeance. They’re new but don’t seem to function properly. I want it to start lifting on its own as soon as I open it. Thanks.
     
  12. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    Oh yeah mine start to take off as soon as the latch is turned. Its like unsnapping a A cup bra on Dolly Parton.
     
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  13. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    Hahahaha!!!!! Perfect!
     
  14. Feb 22, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    - ICON UCAs, BP51/Kings, SCS wheels, 285 KO2s, Leer 100XR canopy.
    Thanks for the info, I am going to try these as well on my Leer canopy.
     
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