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TireGate + Hi-Lift

This was one of my projects i did a while back before i even had the truck lifted. I had already my exhaust installed and there was no more room for the spare under the truck so i got this in advanced since i knew i was going to need it eventually.
Somone asked for some pictures so here they are.

TireGate VT was a simple bolt on installation.
The Hi-Lift was a little complicated at first since the problem was the base plate was too big so i needed spacers that would be really too high. So i just removed the base plate put in a simple easy to remove pin and filled the sides down a little so its easy to slip in and out.
Then i filled down the already built in holes so they would fit the proper bolts i to a snug fit. i had to hammer them in (they are not coming out easy). Then I got 2 hockey pucks and cut those lenght wise into a rectangle and drilled a hole in the center. filled one end flat and the other end i left a circle around so the hi lift holes fit into it. (so the rubber protects the holes on the lift) then i got a washer and those butterfly nuts to put on top.

I just threw the base plate in the truck i still havent though about where im going to put it. And in the pictures i dont have my spare on the rack yet. it just came in this week and i have to go pick it up.

Problems: The lips i left on the rubber so the lift holes dont get damaged didnt last long as you can see in the last picture. Might make a sleeve instead when i get time.
:The Tiregate, the sides that hold the "gate" well they really decrease the entrence width of your bed. I got my atv and its now a PAIN IN THE *** to get out. (if you have any ideas of what i could do, let me know)
:Some might not like the fact it only opens sideways and the tire does block your rear view. i had a 30" tire and now i cant wait to see how its going to look with my 33. Will post a picture of it when its installed.





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i like it. i wanna see it with the tire mounted.
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i like it. i wanna see it with the tire mounted.
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Ahhh cheers man thanks. Did you make the gate yourself?

I think the only thing you can do for the quad is somehow make the gate mount on the outside of your bed. I know how tight it is lol, I have a grizzly 700, and it just fits in the box.

Just use it as an excuse to make a new bumper, or invest in a trailer. Its easier on our trucks anyways. My springs flattened out because of this.
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I've always wanted one of these. Looks great!
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looks great! ive always wanted to buy one but theyre damn expensive
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yeah its expensive but to me, i rather spend money on my truck then a girl. lol.
TireGate - VT Series
I have a Honda TRX 400EX i couldnt even imagine putting a girzzly in my truck, funny thing thats the next thing i want to buy.
The Trailor is probably the best idea.
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Do it, buy the grizz lol. Fun and fast as hell. Mine is a little past stock now. I bored and stroked it to 735 cc's. Now its quick as ****
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Do it, buy the grizz lol. Fun and fast as hell. Mine is a little past stock now. I bored and stroked it to 735 cc's. Now its quick as ****
damn, that would be *****n
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damn, that would be *****n
You have no idea lol. On pavement, its actually hard to keep the front wheels on the ground lol. And that is in high range!
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awesome, one of these days I'm getting a new wheeler. They are frign powerhouses now
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Oooo, just found the most kickass place to order it from:

Normally, the price is 775 from the dealer, plus whatever shipping you have.. check this out:


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I'll go ahead and order this tomorrow morning after my paycheck comes in - is the perfect answer I've been looking for to haul my 33" spare around with, while keeping some bed space.. is a kickass gate :-D Its also a damn good reason to splurge some money and beef up the back of my rig - its always hard making the rear of our rangers look cool and different - most peopel jsut tint the taillights and call it good, lol

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I wish i ordered mine directly from a site like that...
Jeff, thats one bad grizzly, haha. i would jack mine up a few inches put on some 28" tires and use it for the mud. And every other day since the racing atv is the worst machine to have in the woods. im surprized i havent killed it yet due to all the water its swallowed. haha
The other thing i want to add to the rear is the WAAG tail Light guard. (#13512)
Im all for black metal around my truck, no chrome. i wouldnt mind a rear tubing bumper too but one step at a time.
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Ya know what I find sort of funny - I wont hesitate to drop the cash on somethign like this - but when it comes to repairs I cringe at anything over $250-300... Need to do my upper and lower UCA's but since I know I dont have to fix them right away I dont feel like buying them.. but here I am about to sink 700 on a new tailgate -laughs-
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God, I wanted one of those so bad. until they told me they don't make them for steppies... the guy said i'd have to do a hitch carrier, or a bed carrier. FAIL. FML.
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God, I wanted one of those so bad. until they told me they don't make them for steppies... the guy said i'd have to do a hitch carrier, or a bed carrier. FAIL. FML.
hah didnt know that. guess I dont have to worry about dropn some mad cash on one. I'll have to build it
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hah didnt know that. guess I dont have to worry about dropn some mad cash on one. I'll have to build it
yep. i was disappointed, but at the same time, relieved. the other half prolly wouldn't have liked me spending that much on my truck anyways.
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I wish i ordered mine directly from a site like that...
Jeff, thats one bad grizzly, haha. i would jack mine up a few inches put on some 28" tires and use it for the mud. And every other day since the racing atv is the worst machine to have in the woods. im surprized i havent killed it yet due to all the water its swallowed. haha
The other thing i want to add to the rear is the WAAG tail Light guard. (#13512)
Im all for black metal around my truck, no chrome. i wouldnt mind a rear tubing bumper too but one step at a time.
Yeah, its in the works lol. I dont want to go over 27's though. The quad sits a little too high for my liking. There is alot of off camber stuff here, and that high of a COG makes things sketchy. There is 26's on there right now, so maybe a set of 28's will work well. hmmm, lol.

I might be taking it to the Oregon meet to hit the dunes, throw some paddle tires on there, and call it a day.
But seriously get a 4x4 quad, soo much more fun.
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Well piece of s**t!!! Went in to order it, and they changed the promo to only 20 bucks off.. bleh....
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hah didnt know that. guess I dont have to worry about dropn some mad cash on one. I'll have to build it
I started to build one for my steppy. But it has been in prototype stage, sitting on the garage floor, for a half a year or so. lol
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Be very careful while ordering from them.. I have had nothing bud bad experiences with them.. I ordered a Light/roll bar from them( that is still on their website btw), and after a while i started calling, and calling and calling and soon it was 8 months later and still no dam bar.. Long story short the company had discontinued the product, yet truckaddons had taken my 600 bucks and had no intent on telling me.. Finally i talked to one of the managers, who explained that the product had been discontinued a year earlier.. I was like WTF.. why is it still on your website? And why am i just now getting told about this.. After 3 more months i FINALLY got my money back..

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nice, i want a tire gate, but the prerunner style, i'll probably get it at the end of summer, but im not so fortunate here in canada, the only place that sells them around here, they are $995.00. and if the states wants $300 to ship a fabtech kit that weighs less than 50 lbs here, i can only imagine what they would want for that.
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nice, i want a tire gate, but the prerunner style, i'll probably get it at the end of summer, but im not so fortunate here in canada, the only place that sells them around here, they are $995.00. and if the states wants $300 to ship a fabtech kit that weighs less than 50 lbs here, i can only imagine what they would want for that.
Sounds like you need to do a roadtrip =)
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nice, i want a tire gate, but the prerunner style, i'll probably get it at the end of summer, but im not so fortunate here in canada, the only place that sells them around here, they are $995.00. and if the states wants $300 to ship a fabtech kit that weighs less than 50 lbs here, i can only imagine what they would want for that.

In Quebec it was about the same price but add some tax to it. i wish i lived in the US. or had a garage there right close the border so i could send all my stuff there and not have to pay crazy amounts of dollars in customs.

The Grizzly is when i get back from my tour to afganistan. It was between a motorcycle and that and i chose the motorcycle. (Yamaha FZ6 2008) I needed a second vehicle thats why i chose that.
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I swear I saw one on here that went around the factory tail gate and swung out... I really liked it...
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