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1st gen tailgate

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Santos23, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    Shiki Shabazz

    Shiki Shabazz Well-Known Member

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    I bought this in aluminum last year and linex'd it along with the rest of my truck.

    https://www.relentlessfabrication.c...ma-tail-gate-reinforcement?variant=6773065924

    @GQ7227

    However, let me say that I bought it on black friday and it was only like $130
     
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  2. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:40 AM
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    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    i hear that a proper tailgate improves MPG at highway speeds, when closed, it keeps the low pressure air bubble secure in the back
    ... or something of that sorts

    if the back is all packed up like yours there probably is no difference with the aerodynamics
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    Fuergrissa

    Fuergrissa If you build it, trails will come.

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    Yeah that’s why I went low profile with the rack. But your right about the bubble fluid dynamics at its best!

    Test the concept, rake some leaves into a bag and have someone drive, using the back sliding window put the leaves in to the bed area by hand and close the window and observe.

    Maybe you can tell us the proper speed as to when the bubble starts to form.



    Back to tailgates, you can always keep an eye out for junk yard finds, also seen some on Craigslist but then can get pricey
     
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  4. Aug 9, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    hubcapsc

    hubcapsc Un-Known Stranger

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    When you slide open the back window it improves air movement in the cab over just having the
    door windows open. But if there's leaves or stuff in the bed, they start flying into the cab...

    -Mike "just something I noticed the other day..."
     
  5. Aug 9, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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    GQ7227

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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    i have a different pattern than what is pictured on james dean creations web page, or else I was looking in the wrong section?
     

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