Originally Posted by Farmer1
Was told to use my original shock . Now with the ford kit do I drill out the original rivnut and install the ford plate using the new rivnut ?
I had rubbing issues with the 43300 kit, and DeeZee sent me the hardware pack from the Ford kit (model DZ43200). Essentially, the only thing I was supposed to use was the drop plate from the Ford kit. When I used the Ford drop plate with the shock from the Dodge kit, the tailgate would open quickly, until it was about half open, and then it would lower slowly, until fully open. I called DeeZee about the result, and they sent me the entire Ford kit, so I could use the shorter shock. To complete the install, you should use the Ford drop plate and the shock from the Ford kit; you do not have to replace the original rivnut, you should leave the black plastic cable clip (from the Dodge kit) in place, and you should leave the cable limiter off. With the Ford drop plate and shock installed, everything works great.