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2010+ tail gates...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by orangedevil37, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 27, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    orangedevil37

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    Has toyota fixed the weak tailgates on these models and up or am im going to have to warp mine to get it fixed? I race motocross and im hoping my truck isnt effected by this. Any info would help me. I have searched other threads and none seem to current. Thanks guys
     
  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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  3. Jan 27, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    i believe I read that the newer tailgates are reinforced
     
  4. Jan 27, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    I'd still reinforce it my tailgate is fucked
     
  5. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    Im pulling my apart tomorrow to check it out and see if theres a noticeable difference in the builds. If theres not its getting the re inforcemnt soon.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    well i got the tailgate reinforced today. used angle iron and some time and the gate is now a tank. probably 15lbs heavier but i dont have to worry about the bending!

    the damn gate was already bent in a minor spot, bent it back out and installed the peices to support it. spent 48 bucks on total and now i got a good deal. ill upload pics when i get a chance.

    also the gate is flimsy as hell. i can see why people are pissed about it. i could take my hand barely push it and it when bend down or up depending on which i went. thats some crap that toyota has pulled. but im good now.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    I did my 2010 tailgate a few weeks back using the angle iron. Made a huge difference. I needed to clean the tailgate out anyway--had a bunch of pea gravel stuck in it from a load my son-in-law hauled (he did not cover the latches when taking the gravel out!) I don't know if the stock tailgate is any "stronger" or not. I do know it's not heavy duty and I'm very glad I did the mod!!:) Only took about 2 hrs max.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:49 AM
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    If the 2010 tailgates are "reinforced" I'd hate to see the earlier model ones that aren't! It looks pretty wimpy in there when I installed my Pop n Lock. Reinforcing the reinforced tailgate is on the to do list.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 5:16 AM
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  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    theres no way i could trust my tailgate before i put angle iron in it. it was flimsy as hell. i could literaly bend the support easily with my hand. keep in mind mines a 2010 as well.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    toyota tail gates have been like this forever, the only strong one I ever had was a 4runner because it had a giant motor inside for the power rear window.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 at 3:16 AM
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    The one negative about my 2012 is the cheap tailgate.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:29 AM
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    Well what really pisses me off is that my 2000 tundra tailgate was a beast. I jumped on it, loaded everything under the sun on it and it never bent. I get a new taco and i got do work to it to make it work. Maybe buying older trucks is the way to go to get quality
     
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