Heh Heh, where did you come up with 150lbs ??
Originally Posted by ZOMB1E
Looks good JIMBOX!
I would think that even if you reinforced the tailgate, used Daystar extended bump stops, and supported the tire with the bumper, your still going to have problems when you open and close it.
Even if you supported the weight with your body when you open it, how much of that 150lb setup are you really relieving?
My tire and alloy wheel weigh less than 80lbs !!
I don't think it would work with a 35" tire and heavier wheel, but mine is adequate !!
The main strain to the hinges, is from ops vibration and DOWN FORCE from "bumps/ruts/potholes", so good bumpstops and my bumper support will work, unless you gofor a swingaway carrier, I've had those on previous 4x4's and they're great--didn't want one on my Rubi !!