Originally Posted by Asur
Steel cable, should not stretch.
Steel cables stretch more than you think.
long ones can act like an elastic band.
short ones will react to weather, moisture and other factors.
but i think it's more a function of the hinge on the tailgate, since it's designed to be easily removed it's not precision fit, so there is play, so it may not sit the same every time.
no need to worry about it falling out, the gate needs to be almost closed to get it out of the hinges (at least my other trucks worked that way)