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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chiefheaphy, Mar 13, 2007.
When rehabing the tailgate is it absolutely necesary to use the helper springs on reinstall?
no, but you will find out real quickly that tailgate is pretty darn heavy. I dont have helper springs on mine and its fine.
I took mine off but I took the window out too as well as all the mechanism and I was left with aonly a shell, still was heavy.
I'll 3rd that heavy comment. I weigh 240 lbs and I can get it closed, my wife can't budge the thing...they're heavy and I plan to put my helper spring back in.
I had to cut mine off when I put on Steves old bumper, if it weren't lifted I don't think I could get the tailgate up. DAM heavy!
I didn't re-attach the helper springs on mine and it's a little heavy but I can close it without a problem.
Fortunately my rear tube bumper was made to accomodate the springs . I am a big boy , and its noticably heavy with the full power stuff inside .
I cut mine off when the bumper went on. Not a big deal.
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