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Son of a ....!!!!!!!!!!!

Dented the new tailgate already!!!!

Jumped up in the bed and the ****ing cables snapped!!!

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are you kidding me? that sucks.
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Oh crap that sucks man
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That really sucks do you have a pic
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That sucks.
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That really sucks do you have a pic
Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Can we please see it. LOL
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That really sucks man
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Man matt that sucks! How bad is it? Pic?
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Well that blows.
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oh that sucks... was lookin so good
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damn, I would be pissed too. Pics!
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That is unfortunate.
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how much do you weigh that the cables snapped??
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how much do you weigh that the cables snapped??
It doesn't take much, some cables are just weak.
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It doesn't take much, some cables are just weak.
your kidding?! We loaded up a 800lb dixie narco pop machine leaned it against the tailgate and had a bunch of people lift and slide er in. Unless the thing is rotted or work hardened from open close open close, or someone kinked it thus weakening the structure..... i don't get it.
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your kidding?! We loaded up a 800lb dixie narco pop machine leaned it against the tailgate and had a bunch of people lift and slide er in. Unless the thing is rotted or work hardened from open close open close, or someone kinked it thus weakening the structure..... i don't get it.
One of mine broke with less than 200lbs on it, granted the guy hopped on it. But still the impluse wouldn't be that much more
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your kidding?! We loaded up a 800lb dixie narco pop machine leaned it against the tailgate and had a bunch of people lift and slide er in. Unless the thing is rotted or work hardened from open close open close, or someone kinked it thus weakening the structure..... i don't get it.

Yah that might be it, they might've been rotted, doesn't really matter..


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my guess they rusted thats what happend to mine luckily no damage was done and it snapped bby just the own weight of the tailgate
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funny.....had one (the only one left) on my 1st gen project snap on me this morning as i jumped in the bed

made me fall flat on my a$$ and knocked the wind outta me

they were both rotted and rusty...it was gonna happen sooner or later
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Cables from what I recall were in good shape. I never had any problems with them the 2 years I had the tailgate.
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i threw up a 35 inch tire on the gate once an my cables snapped too. pain in the *** but i licked out and just got a scratch
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i've been lucky. knock on wood. i had an aerator in and outta my bed for a week and it's still fine.
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Cables from what I recall were in good shape. I never had any problems with them the 2 years I had the tailgate.
yeah but it was once in the salt belt, cables dont last long up here.
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yeah but it was once in the salt belt, cables dont last long up here.
True. true. Nothing really seams to last in the salt belt
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It's not that bad but it's still a dent where there wasn't one before. Just pisses me off the first time I get in the bed after the swap and snap!!

I'm about 200 lbs and jumped to sit up on the tailgate so I can get in this tall *** thing like I've done a 1000 times.

Funny thing is I was talking with Mike about swapping the cables but didn't bring a torx bit. I had fairly new autozone cables on mine because I had one break in the past.

I'll get a pic after work.
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