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removing the tail gate?

searched but couldnt find the answer.. I was thinking about removing my tailgate for a bit just to see how it looks since a couple people i know did it to there trucks and it looked pretty cool haha. my question is how do you remove it? I tried to loosen the star type bolts but all i had was a star screw driver which couldnt even break the bolts free. is there a special star tool you have to buy or somthing? do they make star allen wrenches you could buy or somthing? Whats an easy way to get it off, thanks guys.
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The cables are held on my clips. Just take off the cables and then pull the passager side out then the driver's side. That's it.
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how do you get the cables off? i tried but i might be doing somthing wrong? thanks
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There is a spring clip over the hole on the side where it hooks to the truck. Just lift it up and pull the cable off.
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i normally stick a screw driver or even a penny in there


but i wouldnt leave the tail gate off too long, you can mess up the bedsides and how they line up
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i normally stick a screw driver or even a penny in there


but i wouldnt leave the tail gate off too long, you can mess up the bedsides and how they line up
Also your gas milage will suffer
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and it looks kind of hillbilly.
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my dad told me about the bedside problem, im just going to leave it alone. i like it either way :) it makes your gas milliage worse? I figured it would make it better if anything.. whys that?
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Good artical, i saw that mythbusters episode they mentioned too but forgot about it. pretty neat thanks man

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Yep, no tailgate = bad bed alignment. Nothing big, it can be corrected by adjusting the latches. THe previous owner did it on my truck and ever since I got it the tail gate has been a slammer.
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and more likly to get your tails stolen my buddy has his stolen since then he has a tailgate with a lock
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So i guess this does more harm then good eh? .. Guess im keeping it on :D
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