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Tailgate spring question w/custom bumper

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chev4life, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. chev4life

    chev4life 1/2 ton status

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    When you guys throw on new bumpers and such what do you do with the tailgate spring that uses the bumper mount? Is it really needed?
     
  2. BulldogK5

    BulldogK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Not really necessary. I had cut mine on my '91. Made the gate really awkward due to the weight. The springs do help, just not tremendously. Be careful if you do cut them.
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I cut my springs off when I built my new rear bumper. The tailgate is heavy but not terribly heavy.

    Harley
     
  4. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    I took mine off, its not a big deal just a little more grunt to shut it.
     

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