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Another tailgate question!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mizike77, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    Mizike77

    Mizike77 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I know....tailgates have been discussed many times. What I want to know is, what year did they change them to the heavier duty/ reinforced tailgate. 08 or 09?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    jackwithcorona

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    09 I believe my 08 isn't reinforced
     
  3. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    I don't think they ever changed them
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    ^^ Does that mean my '10 shouldn't have the 'weakness' problem??
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    that extra weight will cause your fuel mileage to go down.:D
     
  6. Jun 3, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    Capita

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    I taken apart my 09 tailgate to install the Pop & Lock and I can say that this thing has very little structure. I don't believe they changed the 09's at all. If they did, they done a very poor job.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    toku58

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    I think late 09 they changed the design. Jus under the top lip there is an additional channel. Not much added support but it is an upgrade.

    My truck is an 06' and I had Toyota repalce my gate about a year ago for the TSB.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    spp

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    My 2010 is much heavier than my 2007 was so I think it was changed with the 2009 model when the camera showed up.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    SOSHeloPilot

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    I have a 2009 and this tailgate is very weak ... it reminded me of my 2004 Tacoma. IMO, both are about the same ... very weak.


    Edit ... my 2004 tailgate (both sides metal with bed liner panel ) was actually stronger (than the 2009).
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  10. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    hwysrfr

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    I slide a bed length(42"x6') piece of plywood under my bed mat and when I need to load a motorcycle I just pull the plywood over the tailgate and spread the love!
     
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