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Tailgate ez down struts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 808trdsport, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:06 PM
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    808trdsport

    808trdsport [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for something like this for a 2nd gen Taco. Anyone know if:
    1. do they make one for the 2nd gen?
    2. whats the brand?
    3. is it worth it?

    I want to get this for my kids and wife. Mostly my kids, i hate when they try to open the tailgate and they cant hold it up so it slams down.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:08 PM
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    Jay Swift

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  3. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:09 PM
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    808trdsport

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    thanks you guys are better than Google!
     
  4. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    Johnson8537

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  5. Dec 5, 2008 at 3:48 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    there is also a write up in the cheap/free mods section
     
  6. Dec 5, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    sunruner19

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    I installed the tail gate gas shock on my truck and there is an issue with the cable. I removed the cable for now, and going to give them a call about it.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Whats the issue?
     
  8. Dec 5, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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    Marc M

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    I have one installed, no problems at all...

    Marc M
     
  9. Dec 5, 2008 at 8:53 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Good to hear. Im considering one of these.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2008 at 9:12 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thanks, Phantom!
     
  11. Dec 5, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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    When we were doing the group buy with Redlinetuning us with 08's inquired about the EZ-Down system we were told it would not work. There site shows it fits 05-07 has that changed ? Thanks
     
  12. Dec 5, 2008 at 11:17 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Eh, it's a tailgate. If it can't handle falling open, how the hell is it supposed to support the weight of cargo loading (like quads). I know there's a TSB for bent gates, but that should resolve it. Can't say I've ever had an issue with a gate... :/
     
  13. Dec 6, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    tsilliker

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    I personally don't really need or want the ez downs. But I can see why some folks would. It's loud and annoying if it bangs down and having the thing lower down on its own would be slick.

    I've dropped my tailgate open a few times. The noise is annoying, but I never thought it would damage anything. To each his own I suppose.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2008 at 11:41 AM
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    i just don't want it to slam on my sons head. my 10 year old can open it fine, but of course my 6 year old wants to try it too.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    If you are installing them on a stock tailgate? You'll need to trim your black panel a bit for clearance.

    I got mine off Ebay, they had the best price.
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    You can see the part that I trimmed, from the hinge to just above the support cable.
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  16. Dec 6, 2008 at 11:56 AM
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    i had it on my truck and removed it for the same problem
     
  17. Dec 6, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    808trdsport

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    i need to get a bigger T-40 wrench, i have one but it uses a screwdriver type of bit. That sucker is tight! I cant get enough leverage to un-screw the tail gate bolt.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2008 at 9:43 PM
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    If you trim the tailgate cover, it works just fine.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2008 at 12:16 AM
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    808trdsport

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    i'm guessing you removed the plastic from the tailgate before you trimmed it? What did you use? hack saw? i need to trim that part too.
     
  20. Dec 10, 2008 at 3:46 AM
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    Joe B

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    Will this EZ Down fit an '09?
    No listing for an '08 or '09.
    I would think it does but want to make sure.
     
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