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mytruck 08-21-2011 03:35 PM

I just installed the Tailgate Easy Lift but am not happy
 
I just installed the Tailgate Easy Lift.

I am not happy because when the tailgate is down, it is at a 70 degree angle and not the 90 degrees that it should be. The spring is holding it up nearly 20 degrees unless I put some weight on it.

Anyone know how to correct this?

ORT 08-21-2011 03:57 PM

I had the same thing happen with mine. Ended up taking it off bc I wasn't happy with the tailgate only going down part way.

GTyankee 08-21-2011 04:16 PM

Hoppy EZ LIFT new GEN 4 Dodge video
http://www.etrailer.com/tv-demo-hopp...ist-74211.aspx

Longhorn2011 08-21-2011 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mytruck (Post 595529)
I just installed the Tailgate Easy Lift.

I am not happy because when the tailgate is down, it is at a 70 degree angle and not the 90 degrees that it should be. The spring is holding it up nearly 20 degrees unless I put some weight on it.

Anyone know how to correct this?

Take it off. The 4 Gen Ram has something similar already built into the tail gate. That video is not of a 4 Gen, look at the tail gate and the tail lights.

GTyankee 08-21-2011 05:48 PM

I think that i like the DEE ZEE assist better anyway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Wbjx90j48

mytruck 08-21-2011 07:47 PM

I just went to the grocery store. When I got back I placed two 3 lb bags of onions on the tailgate and this weight of 6 lbs was enough to push the tailgate flat.

I will try it as is for a while and see if it will flatten out.

turk1270 08-21-2011 07:51 PM

i have the factory one and my tailgate is flat

united316 08-21-2011 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turk1270 (Post 595727)
i have the factory one and my tailgate is flat

whats the part number on yours sir?

xsivone 08-21-2011 09:18 PM

I picked up the one from OReillys and it wasnt flat until after a few uses
maybe just give it some time?

WSpeedRacerZ28 09-05-2011 10:54 PM

I installed the Stabilus EzDown on my truck today. (Sachs EZDown - Lift Support, Part # SG314900EZ) from Oreilly Auto Parts ($29.99 + tax). Installation with instructions was easy and quick. Removing the cable travel limit washer was a little tricky - just got to grip it with pliers and use the provided torx wrench to unscrew it from the bolt. The heat shrink split in two but I think this was because of my high heat torch I was using. I taped it nice and neat with electrical tape until I get another piece of heat shrink and find my heat gun.

Overall this took maybe 5-10 minutes tops and it works great. My tail gate goes down to the same level as it did before I installed the EZDown.

If you are looking for this type of product I highly recommend the one I installed - cheap, easy, and it works!


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