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Help, need replacement Tail-gate cable

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by palmxp3, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    palmxp3

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    Hi all,

    So my idiot cousin decides to stand on my tailgate and use it like a diving board this weekend. Needless to say, both cables holding it up snapped and the tailgate smashed into the bumper leaving two dings in it. Where can I get replacement cables that might be stronger than factory?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    How fat is your cousin?

    I've never heard of those cables snapping... and I've put my tailgate through hell
     
  3. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    vbibi

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  4. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    kev2lz

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    Tailgate hoseclamps :P
    The cables are only rated for 200 lbs (at least on the 2012). Is your cousin still alive? :p
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    DellGSG5

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    LOL
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    TacoMX

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    X2...lol...Ive jumped up and down on my tailgate, smashed it with dirtbikes and four wheelers, and the cables aren't even sagging.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    I guess mine are pretty rusted out, it's a 2002. That and he was literally standing on the edges of the tailgate and jumping up and down because he's only 165lbs at most. So any aftermarket alternatives or am I stuck going to the stealership?
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    r.parker02

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    i got some replacements on ebay for i think 12 bucks
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    scotrinaf

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    Never heard of cables like that rusting unless you live close to the ocean??? Better get that cousin on a diet and tell him to pony up some cashola... :)
     
  10. Jan 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    2000yota

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    im in north MS and my cables had rust. i was loading up a fourwheeler one morning to go hunting and the ramps came out from under the wheeler and it fell on the tailgate snapping the cable and f*****g up the tailgate
     
  11. Jan 30, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    Mine broke but we had like 5 people in the bed and they got out and it broke...rusted pretty bad...carquest has them or can order them...I haven't got around to it yet tho.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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  13. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    One of mine broke and I think I got some from Auto Zone. I think they had to order them though.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    Watch out for aftermarket straps, I bought a set at a uap store and they are just a tad too long, causing the gate to rub on the bumper when the gate is down, my gate is now scratched and dinged because of it. If I would of noticed it earlier I would have bought some from the dealer.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    palmxp3

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    Yeah, I decided to get OEM ones for $17 each. Saw some on ebay for $25 a pair but didn't want to take any chances.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    Wreckless_71

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    Yeah I bought a new one from the stealership... I don't recall them being to ridiculously priced. The rubberized sheath was cracked and mine rusted, I have the gate up and down a lot hauling dirt bikes and whatnot.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    must be a ’12 thing i have had around 300 to 325 on mine. it’s an ’07.

    the ones on dads tundra have a little rust on them. it’s a 2000 tho.
     
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