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Old 10-24-2009, 03:35 PM
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Default help with a tailgate

Are there any mods to the ranger's tailgate locking mechanism? I find myself banging my tailgate to get it to close while my friends and their f150's and tacomas can use one finger to close theirs, I know they have a different locking mech. I already tried adjusting the tie rods but still hard to lock. Any mods out there?
i don't mean closing it like up and down. i mean like it actually locking into place
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:03 PM
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All rangers are firm shutters, I've never seen a mod to make it easier to latch.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:12 PM
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just wondering because the '04 closes harder than the past ones i've had and if i don't slam it shut there's times it just won;t catch?
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:17 PM
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maybe throw some grease on the latch 'sliders' that meet the bedsides? Pop off the inspection cover and TC-11 the handle mechanism where it like 'twists'. Just some ideas.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:26 PM
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maybe throw some grease on the latch 'sliders' that meet the bedsides? Pop off the inspection cover and TC-11 the handle mechanism where it like 'twists'. Just some ideas.
what's the tc-11? i goggled it but come up with some medical b.s.?
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:45 PM
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it's a water displacement lubricant rust eater....alot more badass compared to wd40. You can get it at Ace hardware.

Might be TC11. IDK.


http://www.amazon.com/ICC-INDUSTRIES.../dp/B000BO7CWO
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:49 PM
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cool thanks fx4 wannabe 01.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:51 PM
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no spaces.

LOL! grey ghost.
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cool thanks fx4 wannabe 01.
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LOL! grey ghost.
looks like i may have started without you
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