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Hard to give a good review at this point. Have been doing MPG test though. Same stretch of road, cruise set at 65, .8 mpg better with top on and air dam removed. Install was simple. I have been making adjustments to it so the fit is a little better then the pics. Negative is the top sits about 1 inch above the back of the cap. With that said it is level with the middle of the cab. Shows how curved the cab is. I am building a rack to go over the top so I believe it will eliminate that visual bump. I love how easy it is to stow and that it stowes as one piece, where the besttop doesn't. No side windows doesn't really change visibility when driving. To be fair Imarket a fireman so drive with the mirrors primarily. I didn't love my hard top on a previous truck due to how hard it was to remove (no garage to lift to roof) I think I dig the look, now to see how it sleeps.
Do you have a straight on side shot so we can see the fitment between the cab and the softop? Thanks!

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I have pictures of the leer 100R on my LT. long bed. Just look at my pics. Don't know how to post a pic to conversation yet.
Thor, nice photos. I'm not a fan of the truck caps but that looks really good with the color matching, etc.
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Base, I will get you more pics but it will have to be after Christmas, sorry. It's a long story. Anyways the pic you see on my page is the shell just placed down to snap some pics. It's not fully forward. Still needed to move forward about a inch or so. It fits very nice though. Couldn't be happer.
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Just a couple advantages of a shell. One, in California it lowers your registration cost because you can remove the commercial lic on the car. Two, the added weight gives it a little smoother ride. Just some of the positives. Yes there are negatives, Viisability backing up, however with that back up camera not an issue for me. It also limits what you can haul around, but the positive in that I dont have every neighbor or relative asking me to move thier refrigerator. It works for me.
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Base, I will get you more pics but it will have to be after Christmas, sorry. It's a long story. Anyways the pic you see on my page is the shell just placed down to snap some pics. It's not fully forward. Still needed to move forward about a inch or so. It fits very nice though. Couldn't be happer.
Thor, yes I think that's the shell I will go for. The fit looks great!

Actually I was asking Easmiles, just to see the distance of the gap between his cab and the soft shell a little better.

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I contacted LEER and ARE about the availability of their wedge/hi-back caps. ARE got right back to me and they're hoping to offer it in the spring. Haven't heard back from LEER yet...
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And, just heard back from LEER-they have no plans to offer the hi-back model for the Colorado at this time. Guess it's another ARE cap for me! (have one on my 2008 Colorado)
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I have spoken to this guy and he said if he gets some requests for the new twins, he will likely build it.

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To me, as someone who uses their bed daily, this is the only solution that makes sense as I need security and weather protection but at least 2x per week carry something that needs an open bed just to fit. Otherwise, why not just buy an SUV if you don't require an open bed? It also looks pretty good and has fantastic reviews.

I'm asking any guys that would seriously consider this product to call this guy and request that he produces a unit for the new Twins.

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...To me, as someone who uses their bed daily, this is the only solution that makes sense as I need security and weather protection but at least 2x per week carry something that needs an open bed just to fit. Otherwise, why not just buy an SUV if you don't require an open bed?...
For me, I need the security of the topper more than I need the versatility of the open bed. There's really no SUV that has enough room height-wise to haul what I want to haul, even with the seats folded down.
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Leer 100R on LT Longbed
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Nice.
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Thor, yes I think that's the shell I will go for. The fit looks great!

Actually I was asking Easmiles, just to see the distance of the gap between his cab and the soft shell a little better.
Here is the picture of the spacing on mine just in case you were interested.
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Here is the picture of the spacing on mine just in case you were interested.
Thanks, looks like a perfect fit

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Leer 100R on LT Longbed
Hate to go off topic, but is that the Brownestone Metallic?
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Hate to go off topic, but is that the Brownestone Metallic?
Shouldn't be.. Unless I'm going color blind lol
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Shouldn't be.. Unless I'm going color blind lol
Gee thanks, that was really helpful. But thanks to Thor18 it has been confirmed, it is indeed Brownstone.

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Leer 100R long bed matching Brownstone color. Zone leveling kit in place
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Thor; The cap paint finish looks like it matches well with your truck in these pictures. Does it look as good in person in terms of paint "match"? Pretty color by the way.

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Leer 100R long bed matching Brownstone color. Zone leveling kit in place
Very nice looking rig.....did you do the leveling kit yourself?
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Thor; The cap paint finish looks like it matches well with your truck in these pictures. Does it look as good in person in terms of paint "match"? Pretty color by the way.
I actually think it looks better in person. It's not 100% but very darn close.
In the pic posted it almost looks like two different shades. Maybe it's the lighting. I have no complaint about the fit either. Everyone is recommending the snugtop over the Leer. Not to discount the Snugtop, because I'm sure it's a very nice shell too, but I've seen other Snugtops on Tacoma's and full size chevy trucks and I'll stack the quality of the Leer against any of them. And no, I'm not affiliated with Leer whatsoever. Just a satisfied customer. Also, the only Snugtop shell available at the time that I ordered my shell was the Supersport model, which was $700 more.

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