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KR fab rear

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 1badasstaco, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Oct 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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    1badasstaco

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    I just got my new KR fab rear bumper in and love it but they said I have to cut my tail gate cables so when I lower it it won't hit the bumper but I'm kinda confused on how I do this or what other options I have to do this? Suggestions please
     
  2. Oct 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    cut and resplice?
     
  4. Oct 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    You bought a bumper that doesn't allow the tailgate to come down? Shortening the cables means the tailgate will not sit flat, making it more of a PITA than it's worth. I hope this was disclosed to you before you bought it.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2012 at 5:24 AM
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    Yea I knew it when I bought it but I have never had to cut and shorten tail gate cables so that's why I was asking yall
     
  6. Oct 19, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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    Look up cable swaging.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    Your best bet is to take the cables to a rigging shop and explain what you need. They can cut them and either splice them or replace one end. To do it right takes a press and the proper dies. If it were me I would just take the tail gate off and get a net or something. I think it's pretty crappy that anyone would design a bumper like this, unless the intention is to remove the tailgate. At the very least they should provide you with a set of shortened cables and not pass this problem off onto you. There is a word for that,...let me think......oh yea!, it's "horseshit". :D
     
  8. Oct 19, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    The bumper was designed specifically for the tire gate also made by KR Fab.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    I have the same bumper. There was no need for me to shorten the cables being the tailgate wouldnt open all the way. I would if I needed to drop the tailgate, I would just remove it. I also had a pop n lock to lock the tailgate to prevent me from accidently openin it out of habbit.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    ah,,, so that makes sense. Never intended for use with the factory gate. Thanks!
     
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