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VT Tiregate - Picked up + Installed! (56k no no)

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Well - got the call at 11:30 in the afternoon that 4 Wheel Parts had my item delivered.. so I scooted out to go pick it up.. got back right at 2:45 and had to jump into my work clothes and scoot off to work - got home about 12:30am and was finally able to begin the process of installing the VT Tiregate!


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And since its literally a bolt on - there was no need for intermediary pictures - just a finished product.. plus some extras In the later pictures, notice the lights I finally installed below the tiregate - only took a bit less then 45 minutes to get it drilled in and lit up with my daylight running lights.

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*8 No, I don't have a full size spare yet - I have some of my old 265/75/16's but not going to bother mounting those up - I'll see about ordering up a matching wheel + tire on the next paycheck.. but that's a good 300-350 bucks for that and I'm not sure if I can afford that right off the bat.
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sweet! i like it. but ya get a tire on there already.
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Tempted to throw up one of my stock ones - the suck part is itll be wierd runnign a stock teardrop wheel on there.. bleh, not sure if I shoudl quickly mount it up or if I should just wait till I get a matching set..
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Id just leave it till you get a fullsize spare. Looks great!
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looks great man!
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Looks great. I always wanted one of the preunner ones.
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nice!!!
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looks strong, is it heavy?
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looks great man! but wont a big enough spare block the lights you just installed? lol
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I think those look alright but I hate the spare tires sticking straight up and down. Wouldn't be too bad if it was slanted a few degrees.
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I think those look alright but I hate the spare tires sticking straight up and down. Wouldn't be too bad if it was slanted a few degrees.
cut it off and angle it. weld it back on. thats what id do. :)
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damn stepside
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cut it off and angle it. weld it back on. thats what id do. :)
or just get the prerunner gate :P

looks good man, how long did it take to get it in? about a week?

i may have to order one to somewhere in buffalo and pick it up sometime soon. i dont want to pay the redic canada prices
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Yep, took just shy of a week through 4WP to get it ordered up - free shipping for me...


Works great - it is sort of heavy - the shipping box itself weighed probably 70-75 pounds give or take.. enough for one person to manhandle.. putting it together is pretty easy, really self explanitory with teh botls provided, the instructions sort of suck but with a little know-how you can get it set up pretty easily.


Other then that, It works great!!
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awsome, love those things
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damn, i just looked at hte prerunner gate on 4wp and its 835.99, only $100 less then in canada, so after exchange, its almost the same price
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kinda tempted to get this. i need a place for my spare anyways. but holy f not for 750$. Tempted to make my own
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cut it off and angle it. weld it back on. thats what id do. :)
thats a good idea, but for the time it would take to do that and make it look good, you could probably make your own how you want it. Not to mention save some money.
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kinda tempted to get this. i need a place for my spare anyways. but holy f not for 750$. Tempted to make my own
Order Summary Quantity Price
TireGate - Part # T/GFD80010-VT
TF0711: Up to 10% Off SiteWide
BODY BED SIDES: Standard Side Bed
1 $662.39



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Subtotal: $662.39
Shipping / Handling - Pickup In-Store: FREE
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Only ran me $662 for it to do an in-store pickup.. 40 minute drive there, and 40 minutes back
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Hey Mikey....what you doing with your old gate?
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Gotta keep it just in case I think - since its full color matched and rhino lined to match my bed, would have to pay a ton of money to replace it if I ever decide to go back or put this stock if (god forbid) I decide to sell it for a newer rig..

Whats your plans with it if ya needed one?
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I'm taking the idea from a friend....tailgate full of emblems hangin' up on my shop wall. lol.
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haha cool stuff - WOuld be quick and easy to hit the junk yard.. but ugh, yeah - even that woudl be expensive :-D
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hahahah. I know! I want a decent gate..hopefully i find a DWB at a upullit someday. lol. Worth a shot anyhow tryin' to nab yours off ya. lol.
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AN update on this: Just ordered up a full size spare from Tirerack... Matching wheel + tire, free mounting, and only 38 bucks shipping from nevada saves me tiem and effort of trying to track down a wheel from one store, and a tire from another..


Should be here by the end of the week, and I'll toss it on and post more pictures :-)
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