How To : Make your rear hatch raise higher for free.

Silver dude Dec 14, 2012

  1. shumanchu

    shumanchu Bought an X

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    Hey guys, I have been running this mod about 5 months. It is really nice to have extra headroom. Here is the downside though.

    WARNING: this mod creates a substantial increase in the detent toward closure. This means the trunk will SLAM shut. Over time, this has caused those little plastic clips that hold the plastic molding to the hatch to get loose and fall out. I now have 2 loose plastic clips which rattle around, and the plastic molding is coming loose.

    SOLUTION: don't let the door slam. Just close is manually until about 4 to 6 inches to go and then let it slam shut.

    Just my 2 cents, YMMV.
     
  2. Tay-Lo

    Tay-Lo I'm the king of junk food! Supporting Member

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    ^so much this. I haven't noticed if its caused mine to lose the clips because I have a shovel mounted to my hatch which causes the top part to pop away.....and I have so many rattles in the X I can't tell if theres any shaking around in there....
     
  3. qu1cks1lver56

    qu1cks1lver56 Bought an X

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    After hitting my head 3 times on the hatch today, I have to do this soon.
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    You guys just need bigger trucks. I'm over 6ft tall. And I've never hit my head on the hatch.
     
  5. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I have learned where that 'no pressure' zone is, and I hold the gate just at that point, then let it drop. This small little gap allows enough momentum to nicely shut the door.

    I do have to say with this mod, if you are parked anywhere that your nose is down, on a ledge, hill or anything, your lift gate is going to disappear into the sky. Without being tall, it might shoot up past your reach.
     
  6. jonnyx

    jonnyx Test Drive

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    Thanks for the enlightenment man, just did this along with new replacement strong arm struts. It throws my hatch up with my gobi ladder like nothin.
     
  7. qu1cks1lver56

    qu1cks1lver56 Bought an X

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    My hatch doesn't have this, it has a bracket that looks like the one on the body side.
     
  8. KChurch86

    KChurch86 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I demand pictures.

    Sent while mobile
     
  9. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    As do I.
     
  10. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Take a flat head and pop that metal collar off.. That'll solve your problem
     
  11. Silver dude

    Silver dude Sliders Founding Member

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    Yeah I replaced my struts a while back pulling the tabs was way easier then unbolting.
     
  12. qu1cks1lver56

    qu1cks1lver56 Bought an X

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    Sweet.


    Sent from the future
     
  13. qu1cks1lver56

    qu1cks1lver56 Bought an X

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    I'll take some when I get back in town.


    Sent from the future
     
  14. qu1cks1lver56

    qu1cks1lver56 Bought an X

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    I tried this mod once before, and for some reason couldn't get the brackets to line up on the opposite sides. Tried again yesterday and it worked perfect. Idk what my problem was before.

    Sent from a the future
     
  15. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I ended up pulling all the plastic clips out and putting threaded inserts in and bolting the trim in. I have a heavy trauma bag and a axe on the tailgate.
     

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