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Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 12 2011, 11:19pm
by rngr746
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

Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 12 2011, 11:30pm
by Chandler84
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/

Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 12 2011, 11:41pm
by Chandler84
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

Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 12 2011, 11:56pm
by chevygirlkc
My Silverado came with the tailgate thingy. It helps putting it up but not putting it down. It still goes "SLAM" if it slips.
Kelly

Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 13 2011, 12:13am
by scarpo
Can the factory device be added?

Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 13 2011, 12:54am
by rngr746
Thanks for the info. It gives me a starting point.

Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 13 2011, 12:55am
by 2011chevy
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.

Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 14 2011, 3:11am
by EX-F150 owner
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

Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 14 2011, 3:32am
by koolz71
DeeZee makes a nice kit as well

Re: Tail Gate Raising and Lower Kit

PostPosted: Aug 14 2011, 3:37am
by EX-F150 owner
That's who makes the kit in the links above :)