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Post by brillo on Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:28 am

Hi all, just been thinking about the weight of my tailgate, and thought i need a gas strut to stop the thing from dropping down with a bang, so my question is has anyone fitted a gas strut to their tale gate if so any info will be helpfull, i've seen some on yank trucks, thanks. dennis
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Post by Liam on Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:38 am

I don't know of anybody that has done it mate but i'm sure it would be easy done Very Happy I would just be a case of sourcing two suitable struts from the likes of http://www.sgs-engineering.com/pages/strut-car-makes and making four brackets. Trying to get the angle right and establishing the mounting points for the brackets would take a bit of doing i reckon though scratch
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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:44 am

Good reply Liam Very Happy i've never seen them myself but i agree, these would be a great idea for the Nav, i near ripped my arm off the first time i opened it Shocked thumbsup

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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:55 am

brillo wrote:Hi all, just been thinking about the weight of my tailgate, and thought i need a gas strut to stop the thing from dropping down with a bang, so my question is has anyone fitted a gas strut to their tale gate if so any info will be helpfull, i've seen some on yank trucks, thanks. dennis

Have you any links to the yank tanks that have them, we might be able to mod these scratch

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Post by Liam on Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:59 am

What do you reckon lads? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-08-Ford-F150-EZDOWN-Tailgate-dampener-gas-strut_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4144ae6406QQitemZ280325153798QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:02 am

Nice one, i wonder if that would fit in the Nav scratch I suppose a brave soul would have to test one grin

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Post by Liam on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:05 am

I dont see why not Steve the arse end of a F150 is nigh on the same as a Nav, im afraid my soul is not brave enough though Get Me Coat
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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:06 am

Liam wrote:I dont see why not Steve the arse end of a F150 is nigh on the same as a Nav, im afraid my soul is not brave enough though Get Me Coat

lol!

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Post by brillo on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:15 am

This is it. and there's one on a titan also

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DH3Wbjx90j48&ei=NGdCS-G1IYn00gSDk82SBQ&sa=X&oi=video_result&resnum=2&ct=thumbnail&ved=0CA0QuAIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGfX0emQZ4UQkuZ_rwslZ7EfRrrHg


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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:16 am

Cool

And here's the Nav one Very Happy

http://store.ezdownstore.com/nifrmoye20to.html

Upps no longer available Shocked

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Post by Liam on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:21 am

It doesnt take five minutes to do and it gives a hellish result Very Happy we just need to get our hands on one, or make one scratch
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Post by navara1 on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:28 am

My mate miss shaped his tail gate this morning,would you beleve with frozen snow on the bumper step Shocked Be careful with that in mind. thumbsup

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Post by Dave C on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:33 am

gutting.......you wouldn't have thought it....... thumbsup for the heads up...
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Post by Liam on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:34 am

Shocked Just shows you how hard the ice is mate Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:40 am

brillo wrote:This is it. and there's one on a titan also

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DH3Wbjx90j48&ei=NGdCS-G1IYn00gSDk82SBQ&sa=X&oi=video_result&resnum=2&ct=thumbnail&ved=0CA0QuAIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGfX0emQZ4UQkuZ_rwslZ7EfRrrHg
Try this site:


http://www.ezdown.com/purchase.php

You never know thumbsup

navara1 wrote:My mate miss shaped his tail gate this morning,would you beleve with frozen snow on the bumper step Shocked Be careful with that in mind. thumbsup

Holy Crap Shocked

Liam wrote:Shocked Just shows you how hard the ice is mate Evil or Very Mad


Dont we know it, and its only going to get worse !!!

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Post by Liam on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:42 am

Hows it looking over your way mate? I feel like i know it like the back of my hand but ive only been there the once Laughing
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Post by brillo on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:43 am

just emailed the states for a price on 10 ezdowns sent to uk will post results, if any ones half interested. dennis
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Post by Liam on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:44 am

Nice one Dennis goodjob
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Post by Dave C on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:46 am

I don't wont one ...... but it's a very kind offer..... thumbsup good man
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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:46 am

Liam wrote:Hows it looking over your way mate? I feel like i know it like the back of my hand but ive only been there the once Laughing

We are not getting much snow Liam just frost so everything is fine here, unlike you lucky beggars Laughing

And dont forget the tea next time your hear thumbsup

brillo wrote:just emailed the states for a price on 10 ezdowns sent to uk will post results, if any ones half interested. dennis


Wow, do you want to start a Group buy thread?

If so i'm down for one Very Happy

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Post by Liam on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:49 am

They reckon more from tomorrow onwards, i've never known heavier frosts like. Don't know when i will be across next Steve but i will take you up on your kind offer Cheers
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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:51 am

Liam wrote:They reckon more from tomorrow onwards, i've never known heavier frosts like. Don't know when i will be across next Steve but i will take you up on your kind offer Cheers

Your welcome my friend Hats Off

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Post by Hicube on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:34 am

Hi Guys,
Regarding the EZ Down tailgate damper. I read a few threads on the other site a while ago about these.
First off, the tailgate of the US frontier has a different hinge arrangement, so the EZ is not a bolt on fit to the Navara. It has to have a few mods to fit (cutting and drilling holes)
The second thing i have read about them is that they strain the tailgate and have started to bend some peoples tailgates out of shape. Carts is the man to ask about these as he has one, but has disconected due to this problem.
Hope that helps a bit before anyone runs out and orders one Doh

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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:36 am

Excellent post Mr Hicube and thanks for that, i would have been out and bought one Rolling Eyes

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Post by Dave C on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:37 am

thumbsup Tony.........good to know.....
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