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Prinsu leer topper install

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Loudog504, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Mar 4, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    Loudog504

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    I'm installing my prinsu rack on my leer topper with Thule tracks. Do these tracks look like they were installed backwards?

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  2. Mar 4, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    You need to see what the Thule mounts actually look like and how they attach to make that judgement.

    OR, is the Prinsu rack specifically made for the Thule tracks???

    At least I think so.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    InfernoChalupa

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    Never had a topper, tracks, or a prinsu, but based off my eye-holes' best judgement, they look backwards to me too.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    I helped @Loudog504 install it. We figured out that the rails were on backwards from the factory. All is well now. Now to wait for prinsu to send the correct wind deflector for the light bar. They sent the wrong one.

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  5. Mar 4, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    def backwards
     
  6. Mar 4, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    Yea we were only second guessing it because they were installed like that from leer.
     
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  7. Mar 4, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    totally warranted. there has been lots of difference from the leer factory recently. different spacing between tracks (narrower or wider), installed backwards or missing a few bolts
     
  8. Mar 4, 2019 at 4:07 PM
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    Yup they were installed backwards. @SgtPuddin and I removed them, flipped them around, drilled new holes and reset them with new silicone...what a chore lol. The "easy" part because all you had to do was slide into the rails was the hardest part.

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    Not the biggest deal but annoying when you pay as much as you do for these caps...
     
  10. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    How much of a pain is it to install onto the Thule tracks (once they are the right way)?

    Also, where did you get the rack? Any chance they had good price and/or free shipping?
     
  11. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    If they are on correct it's super easy lol. Just slide the nuts on the tracks lift the rack to the right position and screw them into the nuts in the track.

    I got my set up from blueline expedition outfitters. Great guy to deal with and got the racks within a week. Pricing was cheaper than prinsu direct. But I had some special pricing from an old offer that they sort of honored. Small upcharge for pricing increase.

    They may be able to work a deal if you were looking though.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    How much weight can the Prinsu + Leer take up top? Is your camper one with a reinforced roof?
     
  13. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    It’s funny you asked that because we were trying to figure that out as well. If I had to guess, the rack can probably support more than the topper.
     
  14. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    Looking at the leer specs, I would probably shy away from pop-up tent on the camper + prinsu. Use the cab for the pop-up. Use the shell for gear.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    Breaking a 2 thousand dollar shell with a thousand dollar rack and thousand dollar RTT would be a helluva first world problem hahah
     
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    Yeah lol. I definitely wouldnt put a tent on it. Good enough for gear, kayaks, etc...
     
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    You have any contact info for blue line? Can’t find it on their website. Want to know if they offer a mil discount
     
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    Ordered! Offered a great price!

    Got the Prinsu TopRack, CabRack, brackets for my 40” light bar, and noise reducing thing! F’ Yeah, I party!

    Oh, and thank you for the lead
     
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    NP!
     

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