Century or Leer Shells?

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    Default Century or Leer Shells?

    Does anyone have any experience with Century or Leer shells?

    Looking for info on price, fit, & satisfaction.


    Thanks

    -Ryan

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    Had a Leer on my '00 Prerunner. It was very sad to see the quality of the Leer. Leer used to be the best but is now far from it. Both locks fell apart after a year. The paint chipped in several places where no impact had occurred. Just bought a ARE Z for my Tundra. World of difference in quaility. Like comparing the Detroit products of the 70's and 80's with Toyota. Leer may be a bit cheaper but you get what you pay for. Check the price of previously owned Leer's on ebay. Used price is almost always a good indication of the quality.

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    Im so disappointed in my Leer that I removed the decal on the back window.

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    I have LEER on both my T100 and Tundra.
    They work great for me.
    TIP: Save some money and try to buy used.

    Good luck

    2002 REGULAR CAB - LONG BED - 4WD - V8 - SR5

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    Just had the ARE Z topper installed on my Tundra yesterday. Looks great. Excellent quality. A little pricey ($1560 installed). Much better built than the Leer I had earlier. When I traded my '00 prerunner the dealer offered an extra $50 for the Leer fiberglass topper. I ended up donating the topper to a church group and took the tax deduction. You may get lucky and find a used topper on ebay or even locally. Most people try to get at least half of the new cost. Good luck.

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    Angry Not a happy camper.

    I have a Leer 100XL w/ screen; flip down slider, and liner. Paid $1455.00. The frameless lift window has a lower trim that developed a crack within a year (about 1/8 in. wide) and creaked a few inches over in another year. The problem is that Leer will only sell another lift door for $300 plus install with no remedy for the cracking. In later models they claim they have solved the problem.

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    I've had my Leer 100xlt since 2002 and have had no problems other than the single push button rear lock (which I like) gets a little sticky and needs to be cleaned.

    I think I paid about $1200 way back then.

    Chuck
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    I currently have my three week old Leer 700 tonneau shell fastened down with bungee cords. The lock failed 40 miles from home; nothing like returning from some shopping and you can't put the purchases in your truck as the cover will not open.
    A phone call to the dealer had me forcing the cover open to reach the cables. This caused a small spring clip that holds the lock in place to fly out never to be found again. Drove home with a rope holding the cover in place and a rope tied to the release cable so I could be sure of opening the cover.
    This has been on a cover installed by a Leer dealer and that has been opened maybe six times. Two emails sent to Leer have not been answered and the local dealer could not care less that the cover cannot be opened.
    You would think a company would care more about their customers, especially for a 2 cent spring clip. Apparently Leer cares as little as their dealer.

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