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I've had some experience with toppers for my Titan, and I just wanted to share it with the TitanTalk community. First off, topper availability is not as broad for the Titan, as for other full-size pickups. After some looking around, I found out that Leer offers several toppers. They actually offer 4 different models, but the guy working the counter at the truck accessory shop in town, told me that they offer 2 -- the 100XQ and the 100R. The 100R is the less expensive model, with old-fashioned framed windows, and the 100XQ is the most expensive model with sleek, frameless side and rear windows. At the time I decided to go with the less expensive 100R. Then I went home and looked at the 100XQ on the Leer website, and decided that I was willing to spend the extra money for the smoother and more contemporary look of the 100XQ.

When my 100XQ came in, I was expecting a topper that looked like the stock photo for the topper on the website, but it did not. The possible confusion only exists with the 100XQ, as the others look like the stock photos of the toppers for the different truck models.

It turns out that there are actually 4 topper models offered by Leer for the Titan. In addition to the 100XQ there is the 100XL, the 100R, and the 180.

For some trucks, including the Titan, the 100XQ does NOT come with fiberglass all the way around the side windows. In the Titan for example, the side windows come all the way up to the cab, which looked retarded to me at first, but kinda grew on me with time. If I had to do it all again, I probably would have opted for the 100XL which has the sleek, contemporary frameless windows, BUT has fiberglass all the way around the side windows -- as I expected all along.

So anyone looking for a topper for your Titan, be warned that the 100XQ might not be what you expect by looking at the stock photos. If you want frameless windows but don't like the look of the side windows coming up all the way to the cab, you might want to consider the 100XL. And if you want the least expensive option, you should go with the 100R.

I wish I knew all the information when I purchased mine, and just wanted to make sure you didn't make the same mistake.

I originally wrote this post/thread with photos, but I do not have enough posts to allow me to post pictures. Therefore I had to rewrite it without pictures, which is not quite as clear.
 

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Here are pics . . . hopefully:

Here is what the XQ will look like for the Titan:


Here is the stock photo for the XQ, which is NOT what you get for the Titan


Here is the stock photo for the XL, which is what it would look like for the Titan


Here is the stock photo for the 100R, which is what it would look like for the Titan


Here is the stock photo for the 180, which is what it would look like for the Titan
 

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nice post man, good info. I'm not in the market for a shell but if I happen to change my mind I'll come back here.
Thanks
 

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Trust me, I have no affiliation whatsoever with Leer, cause if I did, I would not have run into my unexpected "problem." I have a silver Titan King Cab, and I must admit that the XQ, as ugly as it appeared to me at first, did grow on me. I still think that if I could do it again, I would have gone with the XL. It has the smooth frameless windows which attracted me to the XQ, with the more traditional look of fiberglass all the way around the side windows.

Titan's tend to be cool trucks, and most owners don't care for toppers taking away from the cool, but depending on how you use your truck, sometimes they are necessities. So here is all the information that you'll need, to make an informed decision.

By the way Titan LE, thanks for helping me out with the pictures. It completes the information nicely, and provides a visual to explain what I was saying about the XQ.
 
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