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Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Oscar 319, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Apr 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    EODTech08

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    Damn! Why so much in Canada?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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    Prices are higher
     
  3. Apr 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    It looks like your shell has slid back about an inch or so...might want to get it snugged back up. Cool setup with the kayak though.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Does look a bit far back at the rear
     
  5. Apr 13, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    this is my leer 100r, i had a leer 180 for a couple months, i liked it but it was not meant for the reg cab model and was contacting the rear light and the rubber seal around the upper part of the rear window so i switched it out for this one. i liked the extra headroom inside the 180, planning a 20000km road trip throughout northern canada the headroom would have made the living space a little larger but the cap was really to tight and annoyingly noisy with the contacting. even with it sitting as far back as possible it just wasn't working.. i got a good price all in all so can't complain. if money was not an object i'd have gone with the a.r.e. with the full rear door that removes the tailgate, that is a sweet setup.

    dc tire pic.jpg
     
  6. Apr 13, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    I tried, actually. .. couldn't get it any tighter up front than that.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Why ?

    Contact ?
     
  8. Apr 13, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    I paid about the same for my Leer 180. Had to add a wee bit of weatherstrip around the rear window frame to make it totally dustproof and waterproof. The Leer 180 is not a sophisticated rear window like some shells. Also, I believe the Taco with the composite bed is not as rigid as an all-steel bed, so it tends to bend outward at the tailgate.

    Had to take the Leer 180 back to the dealer to have one of the windoors replaced after 8 months (leaking water), but they were pretty good about it with a little "hands on" input from me telling them to spray it with a hose, not just look at it.

    Heh, I see dbcltmp went for the ARE MX. That's a topnotch shell.
     
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  9. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:26 AM
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    Mine was like that at first. When you loosen the tie down points, go around the topper from the outside and lift it up off the bed. Mine was stuck to the rails. Then slide it on all the way. However I do wish mine sat about a 1/4" closer to the cab...:rolleyes:
     
  10. Apr 14, 2013 at 6:14 AM
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    Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a shot.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    I have ordered a SnugTop Supersport for my '13 DCSB TRD Sport. It has the tilt out rear windows, fold down front window, yakima rack tracks, and a remote operated prolock on the rear window. $2690 from my local dealer All American Truck in Portland, OR. My research, mostly here, showed Snugtop as being one of the best, although expensive. I'll post a pick of my rig once it is together.
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  12. Apr 15, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    A quick question for you guys. I have a stock 2013 Off Road. If I put a shell on my truck will my ass end drag and ride really rough, or will it sit level?
     
  13. Apr 15, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    Hatch a plan; make it happen.
    Put 150 lbs of water, sand, cement or whatever in your truck bed and drive around for a day or two and you'll know for sure. :D

    My stock off-road model truck does just fine with shell and random 50 lbs of junk in the truck bed daily.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    The amount of drop also depends on which shell you get. Mine is a commercial-grade shell (Leer 100RCC) so is heavier than most. Between it and my gear box that stays in the bed, I'm hauling roughly 300 extra lbs at all times. With the TSB rear springs and 5100's all around (front at 1.75), I had a 1/4" rake. After a year, I've lost a little over 1/2" in the rear so now have a slight reverse rake. This is in an AC with the 6' bed and it still rides just fine.
     
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    Without the shell, I get a little "truck bounce" from the rear suspension (part of the fun of driving a truck).

    My truck actually has a smoother ride (both on the street and on fire roads) with a Leer 180 plus Thule Roof Rack (about 180 lbs).

    At 300+ lbs (shell + kayak, bike and camping gear) it gets a little wobbly.

    I sagged about 1" when the shell went on and another 1/2" with each additional 100 lbs or so.

    I'm planning on doing some version of an AAL (probably Super Springs) so I get the "truck" ride with just the shell and the best ride with the full camping load. Should also get me about 1 1/2" of lift.

    If I had more money, I'd load my truck up, drive to Colorado and let Alcan build me a custom rear spring pack.
     
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  16. Apr 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    Not to get too far off the subject...but is your taco lifted? If so how high and what size tires are you running, I've got a 2013 Reg Cab 4x4 and I'm planning on getting bigger tires after the factory dunlops are toast.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    Any shells that would support a tent on the top by any chance? Looking to buy the All Pro bed rack and a tent but I am becoming more and more interested in a shell.
     
  18. Apr 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    Snugtops are rated at 500lbs IIRC , the Leer commercial series caps , the 100RCC ( which I have ) , and the 180RCC are rated at 400lbs
     
  19. Apr 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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