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Prinsu leer topper install

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

  1. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    klif01

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    I'm thinking about a similar setup on top of my truck but with a RTT, have the snugtop shell, Prinsu cab rack but not the top rack yet. Looking at weight limits though I'm second guessing/thinking if I do put the tent up there, I need to connect it to my cab as well to be safe. I have a roofnest hardshell tent that weighs 120 lbs, but with myself, my wife, and dog in there we're pushing 500!
     
  2. Mar 23, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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  3. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    Diablo169

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    This is the 2nd thread I can think of where Leer installed the rails backwards.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    It was more of a disappointment than it was difficult to fix. After we struggled with the front a bit we thought the topper one would be a breeze.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2019 at 7:18 PM
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    mcharfauros

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    What’s the distance between the 2 tracks?
     
  6. Mar 31, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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    How did you cover up the old holes? Instead of flipping and drilling new holes, couldn’t you have just switched sides
     
  7. Mar 31, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    @loudog will have to measure it to give you that number. I don’t know. Sorry
     
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  8. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    This makes me want to check my Leer to see if the rails are backwards too. I have the exact same shell... I don't remember my prinsu mounting feet ever sitting that flush to the rail when I installed a year or so ago...
     
  9. Apr 1, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    They were little less than half a hole off. Just filled with silicone.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    Measuring from the outside part of the tracks its 41 inches.
     
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  11. Apr 1, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    Appreciate it boss
     
  12. Apr 2, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    I put these on all the slots bottom and sides and on all sides of the front wind deflector bar. It helped a lot with wind noise. Thought I'd post a pic since I couldn't find any online. It took 40 all together for the topper and cab racks.

    I used full length pieces on everything you could see and on the bottoms i used 2 pieces of the excess from cutting to size. You can see the small gap in the first pic where the 2 pieces meet. I also put 2 full length pieces on the top slots on the first crossbar closest to the wind deflector.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EZVOZYC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    In normal conditions after this i have almost no wind noise until i go over 55-60. Over 60 wind noise is very minimal but you do hear it. Its comparable to having the factory roof rack in the folded position at that point. But if there are heavy winds or cross winds nothing you can do about wind noise.
     
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  13. Apr 17, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    How many pieces did you buy? Trying to not do math right now
     
  14. Apr 17, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    40 and that's covering all the t slots sides and bottoms for the cab rack and topper rack. I did put 2 on the rop of the first bar closest to the wind deflector. Not much waste with using the excess cut pieces for the bottoms
     
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  15. Feb 21, 2020 at 9:21 PM
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    Nice work Can I get a side profile shot of your car. Please thx
     
  16. May 23, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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    I know it's old thread but I have information to let you all know about the rails.

    They are not backwards... the rails are made for Thule racks which that's how Thule racks are designed. Which is why you see the "Thule" racks being sold in the "Leer" brochure or catalog. You can flip them around for Prinsu top rack if you are up for it. If not, you can take it to the shop and have them flip them around for you.

    Or you can take the rails off and put alternative mounts for Prinsu top rack just like the way Prinsu cab rack's mounted.
     
  17. May 23, 2020 at 12:17 PM
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    Yep, can confirm. I have a brand new Leer shell and the tracks are mounted in the same orientation as the OP's first pictures. They put them on intentionally that way. Whenever I get to adding a Prinsu, I will most likely try to find a wedge shaped spacer or have someone machine some for me.
    If I had known, it might have been possible to have Leer reverse the mounting, but whatever. I will adapt and overcome!
     
  18. May 23, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    Interesting, and good to know! I ended up having my dealer swap mine around and re-seal everything.
     

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