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Tailgate thoughts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacos4life, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    tacos4life

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    Hey guys jus wondering if anyone has had experences loading there quad into there truck but by bending or damaging the tail gate ? Im in the middle of a deal and might be pikn up a polaris 500 , i have a shrt box too so may not evan fit or its gonna be close! My Question is should i buy a small trailer to lug it around or is the tailgate strong enough to have a quad drive up it?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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    RV7Garage

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  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    The older 2nd gns have had issues with tailgates bending.. my 06 did too. There a way to stiffen them up. just each for it. A lot of people do it. Then youll be fine.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    I've been driving my polaris 500 up a ramp into my 06 since i got it in 08 and zero problems, i have the LB btw
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    I just lift my predator 500 to load it. I have never had a problem with the tailgate and it just barely fits. I have the short bed and have to leave the tailgate down. Just put a board the length of the tailgate under the rear tires to absorb the weight.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    Thx for the info guys i jus didnt want to find out the hard way ill look into the (stiffen up tailgate diy if theres one). And toy yoda didnt seem to have any problems and im not the biggest guy either so hopefully no problems occur,thx again for the input,appreciate it!
     
  7. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Nice i def need a bed extender, and i have a 6inch fabtech lift is it gonna make my back end sag quite abit when quads in there or is the best way to find that out ,actually try it out
     
  8. Feb 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    KyleJ600

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    How do you reinforce the tailgates?
     
  9. Feb 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    did you have the TSB leaf done? doesn't look like you're sagging, how heavy is that quad? I'd like to get one in the future... looks like it fits nicely.
     
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