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Wavedatya 07-26-2013 12:52 PM

Rampage tailgate strut just installed. Impressed!
 
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As the title says. I installed the rampage heavy duty strut part #86618. Paid $60 with tax at action van and truck.

Super easy install. It took about 20 minutes and the self tap screws make it easy. So far good impressions. It opens my tailgate really fast. I actually have to hold on to the tailgate so it doesn't open too hard. Closing it is easy too. Push orange button and close it up.

1222 07-26-2013 01:26 PM

I forgot all about those. I remember back when they started to show up and some people even made their own versions.

I really like the looks of the one you installed; all black with a bit of orange. Nice mod.
:cheers2:

Tanimal 07-26-2013 10:12 PM

Nice, do you possibly have pictures of where it mounts inside the Jeep? Thanks

Wavedatya 07-27-2013 07:07 AM

I can take one tonight. I have my car at work today. It mounts 1" from rubber seal and 1" down the edge of wheel well.

It doesn't have to be dead on. I just winged it and it works well :)

zenman 07-27-2013 09:11 AM

And what's the purpose of this?

Wavedatya 07-27-2013 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by zenman
And what's the purpose of this?

It opens it. Closes it without slamming and keeps it open on an incline. I'm sick of having the tailgate slam on my back

SoCal_HEMIHead 07-27-2013 10:41 AM

I just have a small piece of wood (2x4) that I slip in between the hinge and tailgate and it holds the gate open with ease.

Wavedatya 07-27-2013 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoCal_HEMIHead
I just have a small piece of wood (2x4) that I slip in between the hinge and tailgate and it holds the gate open with ease.

Lol. That's an alternative.

I like mine because of closing it too. Plus I had $60 burning a hole in my pocket and I wanted to treat myself to a jeep accessory and it was one of the cheaper ones :)

cboards1 07-31-2013 12:29 PM

I really like it. Great idea. May have to buy it. What brand was it?

1222 07-31-2013 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cboards1 (Post 15739808)
... What brand was it?

:welcome: to the forum.


Reread the first post, all that info is there.
:cheers2:

JIMBOX 07-31-2013 02:16 PM

:cool: YUP, looks good, however-

Having the air (shock) mounted/w sheetmetal screws, doesn't promote longevity----!!!

Good luck

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Tanimal 08-01-2013 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by 1222 (Post 15739832)
:welcome: to the forum.


Reread the first post, all that info is there.
:cheers2:

When I read books and such I just scan for the pictures. :)

dawgfan77 08-01-2013 08:26 PM

Do you have to hold the orange button while closing or just a single press? I assume its just a vent that allows pressure to escape while closing, but not sure. I do like it though!

Wavedatya 08-01-2013 08:33 PM

The orange thing grabs onto the bar as a brake thing.

Push it in close tailgate an inch and you can let go and close fully. It's just a grab. Not a gas release

dmeyerrph 01-22-2014 01:11 PM

Rampage tailgate strut died
 
Well my Rampage tailgate strut died at 13 months post installation.
Anyone else have that problem? The strut no longer has pressure.
I sent an email to Rampage but no answer -- gonna call next.


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