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tailgate Vs. Dirtbikes

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 2004Taco, May 20, 2009.

  1. May 20, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    2004Taco

    2004Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so a buddy and i took my 04 DC out to the desert to go dirtbiking (btw i have to load my bikes up with the tailgate down). When i came home to unloaded everything. I closed my tailgate and noticed that my tailgate had a dent being pused out. I guess from the pressure of the dirtbikes.

    My question is, any tips on how i can prevent that from happening again?
     
  2. May 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    theres a thread on here try in the mods page
     
  3. May 20, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    thanks but where can i find the mods page?
     
  4. May 20, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    i had 3 dirtbikes on the back of my truck and it nothing happened. honda crf450-yamaha yz250f and a ttr125 no dents or anything
     
  5. May 20, 2009 at 11:14 PM
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    Yeah, I've carried my KTM 400, son's PW80, and daughter's 70 quad. The rear of the KTM, and the PW 80 almost sideways were on the tailgate...no damage.
     
  6. May 21, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    One of the tailgate cables on my buddies taco was broken and he thought that one cable would be good enough to hold the 4wheeler, but it ended up getting a big ass dent/crease on one side of his tailgate from the bumper.

    Maybe your cables are back..... just a thought
     
  7. May 21, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    06Bluez

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    Tie the rear wheel(s) down so they dont bounce up and down creating more pressure on the tailgate.

    My logic is undeniable :cool:
     
  8. May 21, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    2004Taco

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    i think thats what happen but i was thinking about getting diamond plate behind the tail gate so it doesnt happen again.
     
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