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tacoma tailgate! (bending)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MXscott14, Sep 30, 2010.

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Is you're tacoma tailgate weak?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2010.
  1. Yes

    44.4%
  2. No

    45.9%
  3. IDK I have never opened my tailgate.

    10.2%
  1. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM
    #1
    MXscott14

    MXscott14 [OP] Bartle Do Member

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    Who thinks the tacoma tailgate 2nd gen is weak? Mine is bent up from my dirtbikes when they are in the bed.
     
  2. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Everyone, including Toyota. I take it you missed out on the TSB?
     
  3. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    MXscott14

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    whats tsb and is there a link i can see?
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  5. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    MXscott14

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  6. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Nope, your warranty is expired.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    MXscott14

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    lame haha idc oh well
     
  8. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Lonewolf

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    I have abused mine and it looks as good as new......
    I own a landscape Co. and I routinely have hundreds of pounds of rock, plant materials, and myself (225 lbs.) standing on it.
    So far so good.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    They fixed it sometime during the 08 production year. Your's is probably one of them.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    No problems here on my 2010 even when I ride up on my 420lb quad with my 240lb self on it. Yes I know Toyota "fixed" the problem by 2010.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Mine isn't bent but I'm sure it'd fold like a mofo iffin I wuz 2 test it. Too far past 36k to get that TSB fo free nguyen I bought the truck.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    Capita

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    After installing the pop & lock on my 09 last year, I couldn't believe the lack of structural support on these tailgates. No wonder they are so light
     
  13. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    memario1214

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    Yeah, mine is all what what in the butt... Surprised it still closes.
     
  14. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    LVTacoma

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    Mine folded just from unloading my quad. WEAK
     
  15. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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  16. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    macgyver

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    The one on my '07 seems fine. I load my commerical walk behind mower into the bed with ramps (it weighs about 500-600lbs) and the tailgate holds up just fine.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    Fienoma

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    had two of my little cousins sitting on my tailgate..both are 16-17 and weight 150~ and it had a slight bend...
    And to top it off the following week my someone hit my tailgate and put a crease right down the middle..
     
  18. Sep 30, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    MaxPower

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    i was wondering how much my tailgate could handle. just got the truck a month ago and we tailgate a lot at sporting events/concerts, and i have been cautious to step on it, and def didn't sit on it when another was sitting on it.

    i have an '09, so by all accounts, it should be able to handle 600+ lbs. of weight, right?
     
  19. Sep 30, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    Trachito

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    mine bent horribly after loading a sport bike. i was pissed.
     
  20. Sep 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    SOSHeloPilot

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    I have the same 2009 as you and I am REAL careful with my tailgate and I haul very little.

    A friend of mine bent his tailgate in the middle when he hopped down on his lowered tailgate (top edge) from about 2 feet. He weighs about 200 lbs.

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