Originally Posted by Terier
No wonder I couldn't understand the need for this....I have a Tundra and it just saved me some money.
Do the other trucks tailgate hit the bumper or something? Or is it the speed that it opens?
I would say the main appeal is the smoothness in which it lowers the tailgate. Of course and not a big factor is those gas filled struts would have to be replaced every couple of years depending on usage or if they were damaged.
One other thing about gas filled struts - we have them on our Town & Country van hatch door and they don't work too well if he outside temperature is high.