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Icon5 Tailgate Gap?

I've been wondering why my tail gate gap was so out of wack, anybody?

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Its your rear bumper not your tailgate. Loosen up the brackets and move it around then retighten them.
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I have the same problem. Time to get to work.
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weird! i've never seen that on a ranger before. all ive seen fit perfectly centered.



idk.....your passenger side light doesnt fit too well, the lower rear passenger bedside seems to be pulled in too much. and the gate isn't centered at all...that driver side gap is sooooo tight. i'd say put a washer in the driver side 'bucket' on the tailgate, but then again...that'll cause the passenger side to possibly touch gate to bedside. idk.


trent....bumper? what?
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Its your rear bumper not your tailgate. Loosen up the brackets and move it around then retighten them.
Bumper? How does that effect the alinement on the gate?

I asked a local body shop they said under the bed rail caps there should be torq bolts and push in the passenger bedside
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Oh wow I totally thought he was talking about the gap between the tailgate and the bumper. haha nevermind!
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I had that problem with my stepside too. Here is how I fixed it.

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Thanks Adam

Still riding around with Cody's bumper i see
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Thanks Adam

Still riding around with Cody's bumper i see
Nope riding around with MY bumper.
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prob worn out tail gate bushings seen it happen before..
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been autocross'n with out a tailgate on it? that'll cause the bed panels to flex... lol

seriously check those bushings Zach is talking about
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been autocross'n with out a tailgate on it? that'll cause the bed panels to flex... lol

seriously check those bushings Zach is talking about
Or with the tailgate down.
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has the truck been in a wreck? seen it happen like this before too.. you can also adjust the strikers if its not the bushings
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Idk dont use the tail gate much proly a hand full every year
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truck hasnt been in a wreck, owned it since new
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The Ranger Lean doesn't just apply to torsion bars anymore!
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Anybody?
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Have you taken it off to look?
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did you check your bushings?
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check the bushing in the hinges and if there bad got to lcm truck they have them and there cheap
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If you flexed like this then that may have done it. Mine stayed like what you see in the pic and caused it not to latch on the drivers side. To fix it I had to adjust the latches on both sides, It didnt make it perfect but it at least latched on both sides.

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Never thought of that but im kinda thinking that its the latches or the adjustment screws in the bed rail. In the spring i'll fix it or try to.
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Mine is the same way. I need to check the bushings, but they seem tight. I'll get around to it at some point lol
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