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Has Anyone Got A Tailgate Assist To Work Correctly....????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Crow Horse, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. Jun 13, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    Crow Horse

    Crow Horse [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I took a small gamble and found one on Ebay for cheap. I pulled the trigger despite having read all the issues with the several that are out there. And yes, it does crimp the cable and the one I have (Kraton) won't allow the tailgate to close. I pulled the cylinder out to rethink this. It's a great idea. Too bad there are all these issues.

    Has anyone got this to work?......
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2020
  2. Jun 13, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    pearing

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    Didn't bother because of all the bad reviews. Installed a Gen 3 assist kit from TW's Christian06. More money but works FANTASTIC and should last the life of the truck. Money and time well spent.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    Mully

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  4. Jun 13, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    RockyMtTaco

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    I'm going to try this one later in the summer. Will report back if I have favorable results...
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2020 at 9:05 PM
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    MFTAF13

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    Lift & sliders & some other stuff.
    I've had this one on for a couple years now. Works great, no problems.
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2020 at 9:30 PM
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    Jastoy

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    I've have had mine on for couple of years now, no problems except for I gone through 2 tailgate support cables, too be fair with my business I open it 20-30 times a day, 5 days a week ... as for me it was a good purchase.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2020 at 3:37 AM
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    Crow Horse

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    Details??.....
     
  8. Jun 14, 2020 at 5:01 AM
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    Crow Horse

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    After reading more reviews, the difficulties that I'm having and others have had might be due to bed stiffeners not letting the bed to "flare" out and provide more clearance. This is just a guess...
     
  9. Jun 14, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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