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No EZ Down Tailgate mod for 2013 Tacoma???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dansnare, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Oct 19, 2016 at 6:20 PM
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    Dansnare

    Dansnare [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a way to modify my tailgate so it goes down slowly and gently with a piston. But apparently the Stabilus EZ Down does not work with a 2013 Tacoma.

    Has anyone found a way to so this with later model 2nd gens?

    Thanks.

    Dan
     
  2. Oct 19, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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  3. Oct 19, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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  4. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    Are you talking about the spot weld? I'd just use a grinding wheel to cut through that.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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  6. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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    Not sure what the spot weld is, but I don't have a grinding wheel anyway.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:17 PM
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  8. Oct 19, 2016 at 7:26 PM
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    Well I guess you're SOL... I did my best. Haha. I hope you find your solution, cause I'll likely follow suit.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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    Bought this moths ago as well, didn't work. Bolt is permanently installed. Strip don't trying to get it off, but it didn't budge at all.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2016 at 5:12 AM
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  12. Oct 20, 2016 at 6:21 AM
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    My experience exactly.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2016 at 6:23 AM
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    I'm starting to notice a trend here. Which truck do you have? Is your tail gate bolt welded on?
     
  14. Oct 20, 2016 at 6:27 AM
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    Does seem to be a trend of a specific style or maye place of where it was manufactured as well ?
     
  15. Oct 20, 2016 at 6:30 AM
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    Well I notice that Georgeth1022 also has a 2013 Baja just like I do and his experience was the same as mine. So the plot thickens, as they say.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2016 at 9:50 AM
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    2015 DCSB TRD OR. I'll check the bolt after work and report back.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2016 at 10:49 AM
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    Picture of the bolt?
     
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  18. Oct 20, 2016 at 11:09 AM
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    I believe this is the bolt in question. This is from another thread, not my truck.

    IMG_5075.jpg
     
  19. Oct 20, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    Is this supposedly JUST a 2013 model problem? I ask because i have a 2012. Lol. And i would like some sort of tailgate shock as well and was interested lol
     
  20. Oct 22, 2016 at 2:20 PM
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    Dansnare

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    So it seems that isn't welded but heavily lock-tited. Try torching it to melt the lock-tite and try again.
     

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