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Old 07-19-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
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Inside of tailgate, what are the slits for?

I wonder what the horizontal slits on the inside of the tailgate are for?
Haven't got pictures to show you but I mean the large slits that are in a square formation, 8 on the left, 8 on the right and 2 in the middle.
They look like vents or something, but what are they for?

The reason why I'm asking is because I need to cover them up because they are creating a distorted noise when air/sound from my subwoofers in the trunk are going through them.

I hope they're not important
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They are vents. They let air escape if you have a hard top, so the doors will close. If you run a soft top, it won't matter. If you have a hard top and cover them, then closing the doors will be difficult with the windows rolled up.


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Thanks for the quick answer.
Well thats pretty clever. I've got the softtop on so I guess it won't matter, which is good news since I already covered them up.
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They started the vents in the tailgate in 2003 I believe. That's when they stopped putting the vents in the rear corners of the hard tops. I'm double vented because I have an 02 hard top and an 03 tailgate.
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