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post #1 of 18 Old 01-19-2010, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Rear gate shutting on me when my hand are full.

I posted this on another Jeep forum but thought I'd share here too. Seems like every time my hands are full (grocery store,gun range,Home Depot,etc..) I end up parked on just enough incline where the gate wants to close shut on me. I installed this shock on the gate and problem solved. No more using my back as a gate prop. This could be a safty issue considering the weight of the gate. Could easily hurt a child if it closed on em. Don't feel good on an adult when it swings into your back while leaning in the rear with both hands full.


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Looks good.

I have long thought of getting one of these. Kinda hit the back burner though now that the tire is off the tailgate and on a tire swing.

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Nice, this is what my imaginary gate shock looks like. I have a drawing for it somewhere but that's as far as I got.

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What pissed me off was that this USED to be a standard feature - It was a slide that locked when you had your gate all the way open. My 94 YJ had one, and I never realized how much I missed it until I got blind-sided by my tailgate for the first time.

What's that thing cost? I'm thinking it's prolly 65-70 bucks?



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What pissed me off was that this USED to be a standard feature - It was a slide that locked when you had your gate all the way open. My 94 YJ had one, and I never realized how much I missed it until I got blind-sided by my tailgate for the first time.

What's that thing cost? I'm thinking it's prolly 65-70 bucks?
I know you can buy all the pieces and DIY or get the Woods kid is 69.95 plus s&h. That's probably what I'll do eventually.

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My wife ordered it. She got tired of hearing me swear in public parking lots. I think she ordered it from "4wheelparts". Think it was around 30 bucks. Took about 10 min to install. It opens real smooth as soon as you hit the handle button. Not much effort to shut either. This should be "standard equipment" IMO.
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The rear end of a Jeep is dangerous in general.
When our very first '07 4-door hard top arrived, Joey went to start pulling carpet out of the back. First, he was not prepared for the spring action of the rear window, which caught him in the chin. Then, as he reeled back, the tailgate swung into him and knocked him to his knees. Of course, when all of us witnessing this stopped laughing hysterically, we christened the Jeep "Gloria" for Gloria Steinem, the famous feminist "man hater".

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When our very first '07 4-door hard top arrived, Joey went to start pulling carpet out of the back. First, he was not prepared for the spring action of the rear window, which caught him in the chin. Then, as he reeled back, the tailgate swung into him and knocked him to his knees. Of course, when all of us witnessing this stopped laughing hysterically, we christened the Jeep "Gloria" for Gloria Steinem, the famous feminist "man hater".

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I bought the JeepSwag rear tailgate for my 2 door as well as the 4 door....still have to put the 4 door rear door strut on though.

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Probably the 100th thread about the "Tailgate shock" mod...

Nice job anyway and yes, it is very useful!
Worth the $$...
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Here's mine. Cheap and can also be used to keep stuff from blocking the subwoofer.

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Some additional details about my kit;
- The inside bracket is through bolted.
- The tailgate bracket is a machined aluminum support bar that attaches with threaded inserts.

No sheet metal screws anywhere. I also sell a modification kit that will upgrade other manufacturer's kits to the same specifications as mine.

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woods kit installed for over a year and one of the top mods so far!

great customer service and great instructions, hell if i remember correct it even included the needed drill bit.
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What pissed me off was that this USED to be a standard feature - It was a slide that locked when you had your gate all the way open. My 94 YJ had one, and I never realized how much I missed it until I got blind-sided by my tailgate for the first time.

What's that thing cost? I'm thinking it's prolly 65-70 bucks?
my 94 yj had no such thing. were you the first owner of it? if not the previous one may have put it on...

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Here's mine. Cheap and can also be used to keep stuff from blocking the subwoofer.
Where can I get one of these? <sarcasm>


(thanks for the laugh anyway)
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Got the recept from the wife. The one I installed is made by Hoodlift. It was 54 bucks.
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Some additional details about my kit;
- The inside bracket is through bolted.
- The tailgate bracket is a machined aluminum support bar that attaches with threaded inserts.

No sheet metal screws anywhere. I also sell a modification kit that will upgrade other manufacturer's kits to the same specifications as mine.

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Damn

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big fan of the block-o-wood option

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