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Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby rngr746 [OP] » Aug 12 2011, 11:19pm

I'm looking for information on a bolt on kit to make raising and lowering my tail gate easier. My vehicle is an 07 Sierra Classic
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Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby Chandler84 » Aug 12 2011, 11:30pm

I've been thinking about trying one of these kits but not sure if it's worth the $70

http://www.custom-truck-tailgate.com/
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Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby Chandler84 » Aug 12 2011, 11:41pm

I installed one of these on my Titan. It didn't help with lowering, it just made it so you could raise your tailgate with one finger. It was really cheesy and I wouldn't recommend it.

http://www.truckcustomizers.com/products/hoppy-easylift-tailgate-lift.html
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Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby chevygirlkc » Aug 12 2011, 11:56pm

My Silverado came with the tailgate thingy. It helps putting it up but not putting it down. It still goes "SLAM" if it slips.
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Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby scarpo » Aug 13 2011, 12:13am

Can the factory device be added?
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Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby rngr746 [OP] » Aug 13 2011, 12:54am

Thanks for the info. It gives me a starting point.
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Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby 2011chevy » Aug 13 2011, 12:55am

You can get the lowering shock at O'Reilly Parts for 30 dollars. I got the torsion bar to help lifting the tailgate and the shock for lowering. Easy to close and does not slam down when opening. Worth the money.
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Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby EX-F150 owner » Aug 14 2011, 3:11am

Chandler84 wrote:I've been thinking about trying one of these kits but not sure if it's worth the $70

http://www.custom-truck-tailgate.com/

I had one of these on my last truck and it does help so it does not slam down. It does nothing for raising it, but it's not hard to raise anyways. The down side is that you will get so use to it that when you open someone else's tailgate you can guarantee that you will slam theirs every time :lol: If you do a little searching around google or maybe even amazon I bet you can find one for $40 or less ;)

Here's a quick search $45
http://www.truckaccessorizer.com/store/ ... .htm#price
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Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby koolz71 » Aug 14 2011, 3:32am

DeeZee makes a nice kit as well
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Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

Postby EX-F150 owner » Aug 14 2011, 3:37am

That's who makes the kit in the links above :)
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