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I seen this in the 2010 section but not here in the 2012, so if its redundant please delete it, but here goes, I picked this little mod up and installed it today, was really not expensive and took like 5min to install. Works great. Here is a short video on this cool easy mod.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIwl-BU_tRU
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My 2012 Laramie has the factory torsion bar but does not seem that much lighter going down. I had installed an aftermarket torsion bar on my last truck which made the tailgate feel very light. I wonder if you can adjust the torsion bar?

BTW, to the OP, When you install your remote lock on the tailgate do yourself a favor and ignore all wire color references! JUST TAP INTO THE WIRE THAT IS LOCATED IN THE SPOT INDICATED ON THE INSTRUCTIONS. I Just did this today :)

When you pull the harnesses out of the TIPM,

Put the red wire coming from the tailgate to whatever wire is in Cavity 7 on the BROWN Harness (Which is Harness "E")
Put the black wire coming from the tailgate to whatever wire is in Cavity 20 on the GREY harness (Which is Harness "F")
 

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Dang, it sounds like some of you guys should just install a lift gate! ;P
 

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I took the chance and ordered the one off ebay that says it's for 2011 1500. I cannot believe there is any difference in the way it will mount to my 2012 2500
 

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Ok, I installed one on my 2012 2500. Seems to be fine. The tailgate appears to go down a bit faster than in the video, but it does the job.
I installed mine and I agree, it does come down faster than the video. I'm kinda skeptical that it will last more than a year or two. I do believe you could put one on the passenger side without issue and may do that at some point.

regardless, it is pretty nice for now and I hope it lasts.
 
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