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The original! Relentless fab tailgate reinforcements

Discussion in 'Relentless Fabrication' started by RelentlessFab, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    In stock, ready to ship!
     
  2. Jan 27, 2016 at 3:24 PM
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    any chance you will be running a new GB on this in the near future?
     
  3. Jan 27, 2016 at 5:06 PM
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    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    Not sure. I'll consider it. Have some stock on the shelf so it wouldn't be too hard to do a GB soon...
     
  4. Jan 27, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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    yessssssssss
     
  5. Jan 27, 2016 at 5:19 PM
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    I could see myself getting in on this too !!! :D
     
  6. Mar 21, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    Any chance of this becoming reality in the near future ?
     
  7. Mar 21, 2016 at 11:27 AM
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    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    Looks like there was more interest in the DIY bumpers as a GB so we're doing that instead.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2016 at 11:32 AM
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    Well that blows, but understand you need to go where the interest is. Thanks for the reply.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    We should have them in stock at the moment if you want to order one, and there is the TW discount thats always available.
     
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  10. Mar 22, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    Best thing I bought from Relentless :thumbsup: Probably the only thing! :laugh: I'm waiting for some good deals from different vendors for true bolt on sliders for my DCLB 4x2 :thumbsup: Paying more then $800 shipped is a deal breaker for me from some of the vendors I've seen.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    Love my tailgate. Had it on for 3 months now, a lot more solid than stock.

     
  12. Apr 9, 2016 at 3:46 PM
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    @RelentlessFab Are these still in stock, and are you folks able to ship to Hawaii?
     
  13. Apr 9, 2016 at 6:36 PM
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    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    We're upping stock on them now, plenty of bare on hand, I think only 1 powder coated on hand and I cant recall if it's steel or aluminum. The website should show correct stock on the PC. More going to the coater this week to keep for stock. :cool:
     
  14. Apr 18, 2016 at 4:01 PM
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    Long time lurker, new member here.. I'm considering getting a 2016/2017 Tacoma when I have the funds ready, but spotting this tailgate issue REALLY has me worried and looking at other trucks as well. I'm looking at a DCSB as I think it would be the best bang for the buck for me (anything longer won't fit in the garage). The most abuse I think the bed and gate would take is my street bike.. It's about 490 lbs wet, and I'm about 200 lbs. Would something like this support the 700 lbs of flesh and metal while loading up onto the tailgate, and also with about 250 lbs of street bike tire on the tailgate over highway bumps? I don't plan on doing it often, but there's a 4,000 mile trip I want to do at some point when I'd be lugging the bike.. I know could get a trailer, but I'd rather not have to. I want the right truck for the job, even if that means not getting a Taco. (even thought I like them a lot!)

    I was thinking that a Relentless Fab tailgate reinforcement might be available by then, or if not, I could have my buddy help me press brake one for me out of 1/8 in stainless diamond plate.

    Sorry, not trying to hijack here, but I'm curious to know what you all think, and RelentlessFab thinks? I just want to have peace of mind if I get a Taco that I'm not going to fudge up the tailgate as soon as I load my bike. :) Thanks in advance!
     
  15. Apr 18, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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    Also, I have done a lot of searching on the topic, but there are so many stories and different outcomes with different variables.. If just like to hear what your thoughts are on my situation :)
     
  16. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:04 PM
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    Supposedly the '16's have a stronger tailgate design. I havent heard of someone bending one yet, though thats not to say it's 100% bulletproof. If I find a local customer looking to reinforce their '16 I'll add the product to my line, until then it won't be my highest priority.
     
  17. Apr 19, 2016 at 6:28 AM
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    Understood, and that makes sense..

    However, on the example of a year truck with a weaker tailgate though - you wouldn't have any reservations at all about a load weight of 700 lbs or a traveling weight of 250 lbs on a tailgate reinforced with your product?
     
  18. Apr 19, 2016 at 5:02 PM
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    I have the relentless steel tailgate for my 2014 Tacoma. I love it and it has definitely saved my tailgate several times. I think the max load on the tailgate is 400lbs stock and this weekend I moved 4 cutup Norwegian Maples with my truck. At times I had close to 500-600lbs on the tailgate due to the tree sections and my two buddies sitting on it as I drove to the unload. (Some of those sections took 3 of us to lift)

    IMG_20160419_191355069 (1).jpg

    After all said and done it looks like a I slightly bent the tailgate nearest the bed. The relentless tailgate has angles at the top lip where the outer edge is more prone to bending and because of this the outer edge is perfectly straight. Due to me not thinking and overloading the truck is why I bent it. The product is worth the money because I feel that I easily would have bent the tailgate in half without it.

    Here's what it looked like the day I put it on. I'll get a pic of the bend tomorrow.
     
  19. Apr 20, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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    As you can see I beat the hell out of the tailgate. The outside lip is straight as an arrow, buy I bent the inside of the tailgate a little bit. Would of been a lot worse without the reinforcement.
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  20. Jun 17, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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    Are these available still? Think I like diamond plate for mine.
     
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