You might try wrapping the tailgate "Latch" LOOP on the opening left side--wrao with electrical tape--4/6 wraps--that'll probably cut down the "rattle"
Originally Posted by okie
That "BOLT" is a really good idea. I will have to see if I can work that into my stock bumper.
I really would like to keep the tire on the back but ever since I started running it on the carrier ( 2 weeks ago), my tailgate has been making all kinds of noise. The slightest bump in the road will make it sound awful.
The bolt is just a 5/8"x 1˝Galvanized, Carriage bolt with two nylocks to adjust the height--
No plan for the install--just figure where it can go(symetrically), beneath the spare and it just provides a minimal "downforce" support to take the vertical load off the hinges !!