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Old 08-23-2010
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'05 Tailgate (Grey)

Like New condition. Replaced the OEM gate with an air-gate. $100 +shipping from SW OH.
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air-gate meaning mesh? i would seriously keep the original gate
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air-gate meaning mesh? i would seriously keep the original gate
ditto. you will need it when you sell the ranger later on.
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keep it.. you will not be able to replace it in the same condition and color for $100
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keep it.. you will not be able to replace it in the same condition and color for $100
X2 ... You'll also use more fuel with the airgate too.
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X2 ... You'll also use more fuel with the airgate too.
i thought it would be less. more aerodynamic
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it'll def be less fuel, but im with them too, keep it, it may be a PITA to store, but you'll be kicking yourself down the road...
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i thought it would be less. more aerodynamic
actually with out the tail gate the air flow pushes down on the back of the truck (kinda like a wing does to a car) oppose to in a circular motion with the tail gate up, and that circular motion allows the airflow to go smoothly over the back of the truck with less drag.


im sure that makes no sense but yea.
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Ok well guess i was wrong looks like mythbusters redid the tailgate up/down episode and got diff numbers

and mesh is the way to go

YouTube - Insert from MythBusters - Tailgate Up or Down 2 (from More Myths Revisited) fuel consumption test


my only complaint is i wonder if they used the same truck as in the original tailgate up/down episode
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actually with out the tail gate the air flow pushes down on the back of the truck (kinda like a wing does to a car) oppose to in a circular motion with the tail gate up, and that circular motion allows the airflow to go smoothly over the back of the truck with less drag.


im sure that makes no sense but yea.
That's what I'm talkin about ... I never heard of Myth Busters redoin that thing.
That's a real shocker
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Steel, not mesh

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air-gate meaning mesh? i would seriously keep the original gate
The gate is steel, love it.
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