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Old 03-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #1
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Tailgate Assist On An '09 Anyone? Plus EZdown review

My wife has trouble letting the tailgate down and I was interested in a tailgate assist for my '09 Taco. I have seen a posting or two about tailgate assist but I can't find if one has been done on an '09. I don't know if there is any difference between the '05 - '08 or not.

Some have had issues with the cable chafing and some had trouble getting the Torx bolts loose. I got all of my bolts loose, now looking for an assist kit.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Edited: I installed the Stabilus EZDown from Dee Zee - Mini review added in Post # 38
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...tml#post495363
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My wife has trouble letting the tailgate down
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I think the only difference between the 08 and 09 tailgates is the camera by the latch and the cable that runs from the gate to the bed for the camera
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dee zee EZ-Down part number
43601
Thanks for the link and the part #. The link shows it is for '05 - '08. Do you know if this will fit the '09 also? I sent an email to Dee Vee if it will fit. I also found it here and it says for '05 -'09 but doesn't give a Dee Zee part #.

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I think the only difference between the 08 and 09 tailgates is the camera by the latch and the cable that runs from the gate to the bed for the camera
This is what the bolts look like on my '09. Any one know what the shiny clip behind the top cable bolt does? I wonder if something is going to fall off inside the fender if I take the bolt out all of the way.
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Wow that is a great idea. I might pick up an assist for my tacoma also.
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I think that shiny clip just keeps the cable end from chaffing away at the composite bed when it rotates everytime you open/close the tailgate.
correct. that clip behind the bolt is kinda like a place setter, it will not fall behind when unbolted. That Dee Zee Part number should fit an 09 with no problems, as stated before the only difference in the tailgate is the addition of the camera.
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correct. that clip behind the bolt is kinda like a place setter, it will not fall behind when unbolted. That Dee Zee Part number should fit an 09 with no problems, as stated before the only difference in the tailgate is the addition of the camera.
Thanks for the reply. I didnt' think the clip would fall inside but was concerned that maybe there was something else on the inside like a nut or something.
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Also, I don't believe the pipe clamp on the left side of the tailgate will do anything. Many have put them on the right side to deter thieves but I don't think the left side does anything.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. I originally had one on the left side but took it off.
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how well do these work? my girlfriend always drops the tailgate. she says she doesnt want the dirt to touch her.
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how well do these work? my girlfriend always drops the tailgate. she says she doesnt want the dirt to touch her.
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They work pretty good its the same concept of hood struts or the struts on a trunk lid but in reverse.........



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$51 shipped!!!


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DEE-Z...em280287425079
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Thanks Joe! I might have to buy that. auction page states more then 10 available.
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Thanks Joe! I might have to buy that. auction page states more then 10 available.
during the checkout it said 97 available. but it also says 07-09 tacomas. I have an 05. shouldnt they be the same?
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during the checkout it said 97 available. but it also says 07-09 tacomas. I have an 05. shouldnt they be the same?
Autoanything.com has the same 43601 part number for an '05.
You can always ask the seller.
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during the checkout it said 97 available. but it also says 07-09 tacomas. I have an 05. shouldnt they be the same?
anyways i found this. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EZ-DO...Q5fAccessories

$55. EZ DOWN TAILGATE DAMPER 2005 - PRESENT TOYOTA TACOMA
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anyways i found this. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EZ-DO...Q5fAccessories

$55. EZ DOWN TAILGATE DAMPER 2005 - PRESENT TOYOTA TACOMA
FREE 2-3 DAY PRIORITY SHIP
that's two sources that show's the 43601 will work.
Buy from the first guy and save $4.
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