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Tailgate Lift Assist

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mnmsddy, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Jan 8, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    mnmsddy

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    I have seen a torsion spring setup for an assisted lift on Full Size tailgates.
    Manufactured by Hopkins Mfg, called a Tailgate EasyLift
    Anything similar to this for the Tacoma?

    This gate is a bit heavy, and a struggle to do a one hand lift.
    My short wife does a two handed press to close the gate.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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  4. Jan 8, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Probably won't fit the Tacoma anyway, but that long bar is the closure assist portion of the kit. Acts as a piece of spring steel once installed.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    I happen to have a buddy in Costa Rica that just bought a 2018 Hilux. I think I will have him take some pictures and measurements.
    Might be worth having him order it and ship it over.

    Thank You, I always forget about the Hilux.
     
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  6. Jan 8, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    Post back if you find anything positive. I'd like to know.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    does your tailgate not have the factory assist? mine has a spring that keeps it from slamming open and thus also helps lifting it. make its pretty effortless in comparison to a non-assisted full size tailgate.
     
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