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Old 01-18-2010, 04:16 PM
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Awesome post , great pics about install. I put Hoppy Easy Lift kit on mine was about $30. I like it beacause it works down and up . My 9yr old son can close it now without any problems, now it closes so easy I got tell him to be sure not pinch fingers on tarp rail . Myers speed shops had mine saved on shipping .
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Thanks Hemiram04. Never hear of the Hoppy kit. I'll look at it. But if I'm not mistaken, the new rams come with easy lift already. The tailgate still feel heavy but not too bad.
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Excellent How To and information! Rep points for that!!!

Moved this one to the Dodge Ram Knowledge Base.
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Thanks Maddog. By the way, that new signature photo you have looks awesome!
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Thanks Maddog. By the way, that new signature photo you have looks awesome!
Thanks! I think I am about to change it...stay tuned.
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very cool im gonna do this to my truck
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Nice write up, rep points for sure. And yet another mod to go onto the TO DO list
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I just installed the tailgate lift DeeZee 43300 on my 2010 1500 TRX4 and it went pretty well, however I must note:

I was completely unable to get the small nut inside of the hole on the tailgate itself with the bolt screwed into the nut. I had to pull the nut off completely and then stupid me, I dropped the nut inside the tailgate. A skinny telescoping magnet on a stick helped me retrieve the nut AND here is where I have a tip:

I was able to use the skinny telescoping magnet (like the super cheapy ones you could find at a place like Harbor Freight) to get the nut in place and hold it there while I threaded the bolt into the nut with the nut in the correct position.

Also, I highly recommend buying some 35mm wide heat shrink so you can wrap the heads of the safety cable in heatshrink tubing. I'm trying some liquid electric tape on there, but I don't think it will hold up as well as the heatshrink tubing would. I found the heatshrink tubing at my favorite auction side for $6 shipped for a decent amount of tubing... they didn't carry that size at any of the stores I've visited recently. (1.25" or 35mm. 30mm is a hair too small I think.)

I really like the ez down lift... next I'll probably be buying one of those hitch mounted steps.
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I just installed the tailgate lift DeeZee 43300 on my 2010 1500 TRX4 and it went pretty well, however I must note:

I was completely unable to get the small nut inside of the hole on the tailgate itself with the bolt screwed into the nut. I had to pull the nut off completely and then stupid me, I dropped the nut inside the tailgate. A skinny telescoping magnet on a stick helped me retrieve the nut AND here is where I have a tip:

I was able to use the skinny telescoping magnet (like the super cheapy ones you could find at a place like Harbor Freight) to get the nut in place and hold it there while I threaded the bolt into the nut with the nut in the correct position.
I have the EXACT same problem.. I have not conquered mine yet.. haven't felt like losing round 2 yet.
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Thanks for the write up.As I was reading and looking at the pictures I was thinking "man I hope there is a video because I've never seen one of these babys in action" then I scrolled down a little more and BAM a video. Thanks man haha
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