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Old 07-26-2012, 02:59 PM   #31
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I've got struts to use, just don't see the need for them. The XHose works like a charm and I really like it. The struts on the other hand, in my estimation, are/would be a total waste of time (in my case) and money for others.

Need a link for the XHose, a google search gave garden hoses which I thought could of been far worse. LOL
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:03 PM   #32
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Need a link for the XHose, a google search gave garden hoses which I thought could of been far worse. LOL
https://www.xhose.com/?s_kwcid=TC|62...Fc2A7QodsmYAuw
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:47 PM   #33
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I'll bet that the outer webbing is a real magnet for stuff like foxtails and burrs.

Pass......

And now, back to our regularly-scheduled topic, tailgate devices. Or......

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Old 07-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #34
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OK. Took about 10 minutes to install. Problem is they don't work if you have a Super Duty. At least a 2011 Super Duty. Basically it slowed it down from 200 MPH to about 198 MPH. I guess the tailgate is too heavy.
I can't stand manufacturers that KNOW this crap doesn't work and still tries to sell it.

Luckily I was sent 2 of them and they will be going back.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:53 PM   #35
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OK. Took about 10 minutes to install. Problem is they don't work if you have a Super Duty. At least a 2011 Super Duty. Basically it slowed it down from 200 MPH to about 198 MPH. I guess the tailgate is too heavy.
I can't stand manufacturers that KNOW this crap doesn't work and still tries to sell it.

Luckily I was sent 2 of them and they will be going back.
Good to know, thanks. I also have the cold issue where I live so I'm going to pass.


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For a sec I thought it was another option for the tailgate... :-O
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #36
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I have gone and done it!

Bought an EZ Down Tailgate Damper from O'Reily Auto Parts for $19.99+tx. Took no more than 30 minutes to install. Only thing I'll have to correct is the tailgate safety cable doesn't like to tuck in as the tailgate closes. Time will tell how it holds up.

They didn't tell me how much but they asked if I wanted the extended warranty on the $20 device!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #37
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I just installed this 1: Amazon.com: Dee Zee DZ43200 Tailgate Assist: Automotive

Already love it !!

It is a little different setup that the video in post #12. It doesn't' have the heat shrink thing for the tailgate cable, and the strut is made just like the 1s that you buy at a parts store, with the clip/ball mount. Easy to install.
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Put one on my 05 GMC,took it off to use on my08 GMC,nope had to buy a diffrent one, my 12 Chevy takes a diffrent one also. They work well. Youroo!!
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I just installed this 1: Amazon.com: Dee Zee DZ43200 Tailgate Assist: Automotive

Already love it !!

It is a little different setup that the video in post #12. It doesn't' have the heat shrink thing for the tailgate cable, and the strut is made just like the 1s that you buy at a parts store, with the clip/ball mount. Easy to install.


I put one on my 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. How do you get the tailgate safety cable to stay tucked in as you close the tailgate? Mine had the heat shrink that goes on the safety cable but don't really see what it is for.
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I have had the EZ down on my '09 RAM since I bought it. Second thing I got for the truck. Best thing is when hands are full, akward position, etc., just a quick handle pull to release the tail gate and - it just EASES down and no banging, it would just PUSH rather than WAP some little monster on the head (maybe they would need that once, just to get the idea to stay away from tail gates). Heat in FL has NO effect on operation, even in MN the cold was not affecting the operation (except for MINE). (Born there, left at 21, never going back, again).
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