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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by Rustler, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Rustler

    Rustler Member

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    Posting some pics of the Leer 100R Topper/Cap/Lid (whatever you want to call it) I recently had installed. Hope the pics and this description help others make a decision about their topper.

    Specs: $2k installed; Oxford White; roof rails for Thule roof rack (also fits Yak, rails not installed in pics); sliding front window, battery operated light, carpeted headliner, bed rug mat and tailgate cover, and heavy duty pet screens; combination of repeated ordering mistakes by dealer and very slow build time from Leer resulted in 9 weeks from order to delivery (installed early March).

    Other tops considered: I had the choice of Leer, ARE, or Snugtop in my area. The quote for an equivalent model Snugtop (the Extravision) was more than $3k after extras and install. The advantage to that top would have been that it was offered through a custom parts shop who I suspect would have given me MUCH better customer service than the local Toyota dealer that is the nearest Leer dealer, but after inspecting the tops, I have serious doubts that Snug is really any better quality, at least when comparing "no frills" toppers (I have heard claims that the hardware is better on snugs, but my goal with this was to limit the number of extra add ons that can break, like curved glass, fancy locking latches, and slide outs). I was just not seeing 33% more quality in the Snug, in any event. Also, the Snug has a weird flare toward the bottom which I think catches the light in a funny way. The internet is rife with differing opinions on this, and this is my experience. ARE was equivalently priced, and I chose Leer over ARE because I've had a Leer before, and had good luck with it.

    Why the Leer 100R: I have owned a 100R on one pickup or another for about 7 years now, and I've been pleased with the quality and durability. My choices in toppers are limited because I often sleep back there and I have dogs that ride in the back, and so I need the full sliding rear windows as the pop outs don't allow enough air in. I also think that the frame on the sliding side window (as seen on ARE, Snug, and Leer toppers with full slides) better matches the truck visually which was framed windows, I personally think the sleek frame-less designs do not look as good. Also, I like the simplicity of the hardware, the rear window latches are purely manual affairs, and there is virtually no way they could break. Same with the battery powered light, simply but effective. Also, the Raptor already has kick ass LED lighting in the bed. One really nice update on the 100R is the addition of painted black trip over the top of the tailgate, my last one was a cheap looking matte plastic, and this is much more polished looking.

    Options: I think headliner is a must, and of the three toppers I've bought over a long period of time each one had a "special deal" on a free headliner. If not, i'd still pay for one. The Bed Rug is also a great product. I bought and installed mine seperately. It was about 1/3 the price, and installed in 15 minutes or so. It's comfortable for humans and canines, the dog hair washes off in the self serve car wash, and it amazingly never pics up smells. Great product. I have yet to open the sliding front window.

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    Sharp looking cap. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great post! I went for the snug as I liked the rails on top and the power lock that works with fob. 43B160F8-4785-4008-BB5E-436C1090346A.jpeg 209096A7-6E79-4947-8E10-C9D94D990589.jpeg 5734AD95-6FD8-4C13-A998-EE38E23ACE32.jpeg
     
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    I went with the Leer 100 series also. I haven't ever had a cap on my own trucks before this one but was tired of the lack of lockable storage during my frequent trips. I always hated leaving a truck with a ton of obviously expensive stuff out in plain sight overnight when I would stay in hotels out of town.

    The key points I found that I never knew about might help anyone looking at caps in the future.
    1. The forward window being able to lean forward is a lifesaver for cleaning. Nothing worse than getting a ton of mud or dirt on the windows between the cap and truck that are impossible to clean.
    2. The headliner is a must. I can't imagine not having it put in up front.
    3. I got the single latch/handle on the rear window that integrated with the key fob. It's really nice to be able to just push one button and unlock the cap and tailgate.
     
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    Nice looking topper and thanks for explaining the thought process behind the purchase. very helpful info.
     
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    I love your Leer 100R, it looks so integrated with the truck. Do you have any interior shot? Also, are there any drilling required for the camper shell install?

    Thanks
     
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    I’m also in Bozeman and have seen you on the street - looks sharp!
     
  8. Rustler

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    Offsetz33, thanks, I appreciate that. What are you driving (obviously a Raptor, but color etc..)? I'll keep a look out.

    Gobie18, No drilling, there is a seal/gasket that goes around the edge, and then the top clamps down with special C-clamps. Professional install is super tight, but you've still got to check the clamps every so often. I have helped a friend remove and then replace a topper, and we could not get it to seal properly again, others' mileage may vary. I don't have a whole lot of interior pics, but I did put a bike mount in the back the other day and took some pics then:

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    Great, thanks for the info. I’m set on the 100r like your, I really like the lines and flows with the truck really good.
     
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    I have a hydraulic lift that install to the inside of your shell that opens it up sideways if your looking for something like that I will sell it to you real cheap!! Here is a picture of it sir
     

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