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Post by Hicube on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:40 am

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

Yeah i was like that a while back, but when i read about the probs it put me rite off the idea.
The Nav does need one tho, but it needs to be made for that vehicle IMO Driving

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Post by Dave C on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:46 am

Until reading this thread i must say i had never really thought of it as a problem.........

But i can see that it could be a bit wary.....i must have a think about this.....there must be away of improving it .....hopefully simply.... Idea
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Post by Hicube on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:53 am

The thing that got me wanting something like this after getting the truck, was that my youngest son opened the tailgate and it nearly knocked him out. He was not expecting it to be so heavy..... Doh

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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:55 am

Shocked Christ it could have done some damage that No

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Post by Dave C on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:59 am

Hicube wrote:The thing that got me wanting something like this after getting the truck, was that my youngest son opened the tailgate and it nearly knocked him out. He was not expecting it to be so heavy..... Doh


Good point...... Crying or Very sad there would be tears.......

Just going from memory i think there is a wire strap on each side of the tailgate...isn't there.......must be something we can do there......

I will have a look and a think tomorrow......
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Post by Dave C on Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:40 am

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

Nav 1 ...... i cannot thank you enough for this post........ went out this morning holding the dogs in on hand .....lowered the tailgate........then i heard the cracking of compacted snow and ice........thanks for your post i managed to lift up the tailgate before any damage caused.........the ice was hard as a rock..........cheers fella you saved my backend........

Guys please have this as another timely reminder.... goodjob
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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:33 am

Just shows you, one good post saves some damage, good call Cool

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Post by Dave C on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:42 am

and plenty of shopping tokens.......
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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:47 am

Shouldn't that be beer tokens scratch oh sorry i forgot !! Nav tokens Laughing

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Post by Dave C on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:48 am

like it....and i need some......so many things to do ....so little money.....
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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:53 am

Dave C wrote:like it....and i need some......so many things to do ....so little money.....

I've just got some smoked rear lenses, they are very Cool when i remember i'll take some pics Laughing

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Post by Dave C on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:55 am

What do you remember..... you know now......so pop out side and take i piccy......i don't care that it's minus 23......
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Post by carts on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:07 am

Hicube wrote: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

Guys as tony says, I have one of these... took a bit of time to fit, the kit needed to be modify.

once fitted i loved it.... open and you could just let go...

then i started to notice the tailgate was no longer closing smoothly,

the reason was that the side with the strut was flexing, on futher investigation you could see the whole tailgate flex on opening.

At this stage i removed the strut and since the problem has gone away.
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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:14 am

Dave C wrote:What do you remember..... you know now......so pop out side and take i piccy......i don't care that it's minus 23......

My excuse is the iphone hasn't got a flash Shocked





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Post by Dave C on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:28 am

WOT......haven't you got a torch......
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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:33 am

Errrrrmmmmm scratch No sorry Doh

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Post by Dave C on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:38 am

ok buddy......
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Post by Hicube on Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:16 am

Rislar wrote:
Dave C wrote:like it....and i need some......so many things to do ....so little money.....

I've just got some smoked rear lenses, they are very Cool when i remember i'll take some pics Laughing

Ooooohhh I want to see them Drool , Im lookin at getting some new led rear clusters from the states grin

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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:20 am

Remind me tomorrow and i'll get a pic Very Happy

I never thought of the LED ones scratch bugger grin

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Post by Hicube on Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:26 am

Something like these I think Egyptian


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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:29 am

Very nice, would be better smoked though, well IMO that is thumbsup

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Post by Hicube on Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:09 am

Well the clear bit of the lens is smoked scratch , so they do look a bit different than standard. Still aint made up my mind yet....Think
We shall see !!..............


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Post by carts on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:31 pm

Rislar wrote:Very nice, would be better smoked though, well IMO that is thumbsup

think I also have to agree , I have been looking at the smoked for sometime now, just ant got round to ordering them YET
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Post by Rislar on Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:02 pm

Go on, you know you want to Very Happy

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Post by carts on Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:07 pm

Rislar wrote:Go on, you know you want to Very Happy

yes I know I should,

but planning trips at present,

UK and Spain in March,

UK in july (maybe a visit to Slovaka and Hungry)

and then

Uk and France in september,

so bargain flights and car hire is top of the list...
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