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KidRock171 12-07-2011 03:09 AM

Just saw the flip down tailgate in the Rokmen newsletter. It looks pretty nifty. But is it really 500$ worth of nifty? Am I missing something or should ashethic mods like this just not be that expensive?

TXST8tj 12-07-2011 07:50 AM

For this one, I actually have to say $450 seems to be a reasonable price. It wouldn't be for the Poison Spyder tailgate, but this Rokmen is more than that.
This one incorporates some pretty sweet features. The 'slam-shut' latches are a plus, but the storage compartment is the money.

Drop Down Aluminum Tailgate w/Storage Compartment#


http://www.rokmen.com/media/catalog/...tailgate_1.jpg

http://www.rokmen.com/media/catalog/...tailgate_2.jpg

http://www.rokmen.com/media/catalog/...tailgate_3.jpg


For a fair comparison, the PSC tailgate is $370, but is basically just an aluminum shell with a more involved latch system (not a good thing).
http://shop.poisonspyder.com/Poison-.../14-66-010.htm

jeepin_jer1 12-07-2011 08:15 AM

I would say YES, it's worth it also. Aluminum, easy close & open. I like it!

jeeperman 12-07-2011 10:17 AM

Seems like it would be worth every penny. As long as the fit is good, and with Rokmen it usually is, seems like the storage would be great!

KidRock171 12-07-2011 10:42 AM

When I first found it was was thinking 500? No way in hell... Then I saw the compartments and it almost changed my mind.

For those with more knowledge than me. How much would this tailgate cost in product? About How much would this amount of aluminum cost?

jeeperman 12-07-2011 11:09 AM

The cost for raw materials would not be too bad, but the time to form, weld and finish, plus the R&D is part of what you pay for when you buy ANY product.

freeskier 12-07-2011 11:21 AM

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Worth every penny IMO. It's meant for people who have corner armor and would need tailgate protection. With this you get a whole new tailgate made out of aluminum, is a flip down, and has storage that is very secure.

I've gone through two tailgates. My OEM one got eaten up by one of those stupid tailgate racks, the "new" one was a 60$ craigslist one that is straight, but just doesn't fit the same. This is def. going on my list. Plus I can go drive down to pick it up, no shipping costs.

IndyJeepMan 12-07-2011 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by freeskier
Worth every penny IMO. It's meant for people who have corner armor and would need tailgate protection. With this you get a whole new tailgate made out of aluminum, is a flip down, and has storage that is very secure.

I've gone through two tailgates. My OEM one got eaten up by one of those stupid tailgate racks, the "new" one was a 60$ craigslist one that is straight, but just doesn't fit the same. This is def. going on my list. Plus I can go drive down to pick it up, no shipping costs.

:thumb:

Got wind of this from Dave and got excited, what is shown was even better then he described it.

Worth it, yes.

KidRock171 12-07-2011 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by jeeperman
The cost for raw materials would not be too bad, but the time to form, weld and finish, plus the R&D is part of what you pay for when you buy ANY product.

I understand. I just think that (though it is Rokmen and I love their work) it could be effectively sold at 350-400 to the door. Perhaps they did factor to the lowest cost possible, but I think were paying for the name here. I would love to have this thing but flat can't afford it with the other pieces I need to buy. (8 Rokmen arms front springs up armor and cv shaft)

icp1327 12-08-2011 12:56 AM

Got mine pre-ordered....I can't wait...I guess procrastinating fixing my accident is worth it, although I now will have a stock tailgate and a Swagoff road kit for sale....

It also will work with your hardtop!

Here is another picture of it...
ROKMEN you ROCK!!!! I love your stuff!



This is them with 750#'s on it....like you will ever have that much on it....

http://i404.photobucket.com/albums/p...aho/Rokmen.jpg

jeff316 12-08-2011 01:17 AM

That thing looks awesome, my tailgate hinges are rusted and the tailgate bounces, super annoying. I might just save up for this instead!

TJspeed 12-08-2011 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by TXST8tj (Post 1806549)
For this one, I actually have to say $450 seems to be a reasonable price. It wouldn't be for the Poison Spyder tailgate, but this Rokmen is more than that.
This one incorporates some pretty sweet features. The 'slam-shut' latches are a plus, but the storage compartment is the money.

Drop Down Aluminum Tailgate w/Storage Compartment#


http://www.rokmen.com/media/catalog/...tailgate_1.jpg

http://www.rokmen.com/media/catalog/...tailgate_2.jpg

http://www.rokmen.com/media/catalog/...tailgate_3.jpg


For a fair comparison, the PSC tailgate is $370, but is basically just an aluminum shell with a more involved latch system (not a good thing).
TrailGate | Drop-Down Replacement TailGate | Jeep LJ TJ YJ Exterior Upgrades | Poison Spyder Customs

OK THATS COOL!! :thumb: i would say just an old CJ tale gat and put hinges on the bottom and the latching hard wear.

KidRock171 12-08-2011 02:00 AM

Glad I brought hope happiness and awareness to some jeepers towards this product. HEAR THAT ROKMEN? HOW BOUT A SPONSORSHIP EH?

icp1327 12-09-2011 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by KidRock171 (Post 1809595)
Glad I brought hope happiness and awareness to some jeepers towards this product. HEAR THAT ROKMEN? HOW BOUT A SPONSORSHIP EH?

Just doing your part to spread the word for one freaking sweet small business....KEEPING JOBS here!

KidRock171 12-09-2011 12:49 AM

8 Rokmen arms for my jeep as soon as I got a grand to blow. That plus the new front springs and my frankenlift will be complete. For now.

icp1327 12-10-2011 01:23 AM

Hey Frankenstein was a good guy so I am sure your lift will be sweet!

solman 12-10-2011 09:54 AM

It looks nice but for $450 you would think they could have come up with a single latch handle instead of one on each side, and a pair of hinges that dont look like they were bought at a local hardware store.

T2000J 12-10-2011 10:43 AM

I lost all hope for rokmen . I ordered rear arms they came beat up looked like someone took them off a trail jeep grease fittings where all broke arms where beat .I called all they did was give me the run around so they can keep there junk :banghead:. Got the rest of my arms from currie :thumb:. I cant wate to see how theese tailgates work Rokmen sucks !!!!

solman 12-10-2011 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by T2000J (Post 1815542)
I lost all hope for rokmen . I ordered rear arms they came beat up looked like someone took them off a trail jeep grease fittings where all broke arms where beat .I called all they did was give me the run around so they can keep there junk :banghead:. Got the rest of my arms from currie :thumb:. I cant wate to see how theese tailgates work Rokmen sucks !!!!

Wow, that sucks, I have never bought anything from rokmen but I thought they had a good reputation. Did they take the arms back?

T2000J 12-10-2011 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by solman (Post 1815550)
Did they take the arms back?

No I have them hanging in the shop in case someone wants rokmen parts I can show them how they treated me

solman 12-10-2011 10:59 AM

Thanks for swaying my opinion on Rokmen.

icp1327 12-11-2011 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by T2000J (Post 1815542)
I lost all hope for rokmen . I ordered rear arms they came beat up looked like someone took them off a trail jeep grease fittings where all broke arms where beat .I called all they did was give me the run around so they can keep there junk :banghead:. Got the rest of my arms from currie :thumb:. I cant wate to see how theese tailgates work Rokmen sucks !!!!

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Originally Posted by solman (Post 1815580)
Thanks for swaying my opinion on Rokmen.

Wow...just the opposite of the experiences that I have ever had. Heck I have called and talked with them on the phone and asked them their opinion on parts they don't even carry. Rokmen is top notch in my book. Solman...don't base your opinion off of one persons experience. With any company there will always be an unsatisfied customer....just look at all the rave reviews that Rokmen gets compared to this ONE.

I have their front bumper, their corner armor, and this tailgate on order and will be getting the majority of my parts for the rest of my upgrades from them...sliders, arms, etc...

IndyJeepMan 12-11-2011 01:31 AM

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Originally Posted by icp1327

Wow...just the opposite of the experiences that I have ever had. Heck I have called and talked with them on the phone and asked them their opinion on parts they don't even carry. Rokmen is top notch in my book. Solman...don't base your opinion off of one persons experience. With any company there will always be an unsatisfied customer....just look at all the rave reviews that Rokmen gets compared to this ONE.

I have their front bumper, their corner armor, and this tailgate on order and will be getting the majority of my parts for the rest of my upgrades from them...sliders, arms, etc...

I agree with ^

Every company has problems, even Currie, Savvy and everyone else.

Dont sway your opinion if you havent seen their products or talked to them. I think they are a pretty great shop. To the guy that had beat up arms...

Got any pictures?

KidRock171 12-11-2011 12:42 PM

I've emailed Rokmen a couple times and they have been very nice to me...and I've never bought anything from them.

IndyJeepMan 12-11-2011 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by KidRock171
I've emailed Rokmen a couple times and they have been very nice to me...and I've never bought anything from them.

Ive called to order something from Dave, to sit there and talk to him about questions I have about products and Jeeps for over an hour in the middle of the day.

KidRock171 12-11-2011 01:41 PM

For real though. I want pics of your busted arms. Cuz I know they wouldn't ship them like that and I don't know if it's possible to destroy those in shipping. They're pretty tough.

T2000J 12-11-2011 09:46 PM

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For real though. I want pics of your busted arms. Cuz I know they wouldn't ship them like that and I don't know if it's possible to destroy those in shipping. They're pretty tough.

I dont make things up bud .
Thanks for calling me a liar "Cuz u know " :thumb:
Read what I said the grease fitting where broke and arms where all beat up. I can fix and paint them but when you buy new they should be new. I'm not wasting no more time on Rokmen

Like said above dont go from my bad luck but you have to here the bad with the good . I talked with them sent them 2 emails with the pic's and never herd nothing back. I could have kep calling I'm not like that .it's not like I wanted my money back just new arms. win some lose some :rolleyes:

Patrick H 12-11-2011 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 1809582)
OK THATS COOL!! :thumb: i would say just an old CJ tale gat and put hinges on the bottom and the latching hard wear.

An old CJ tail gate isn't the right size...You could just order a fold-down hinge kit for yer TJ 'gate...

KidRock171 12-11-2011 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by T2000J

I dont make things up bud .
Thanks for calling me a liar "Cuz u know " :thumb:
Read what I said the grease fitting where broke and arms where all beat up. I can fix and paint them but when you buy new they should be new. I'm not wasting no more time on Rokmen

Like said above dont go from my bad luck but you have to here the bad with the good . I talked with them sent them 2 emails with the pic's and never herd nothing back. I could have kep calling I'm not like that .it's not like I wanted my money back just new arms. win some lose some :rolleyes:

Between me and my cousin I know everything. Thanks for noticing.

IndyJeepMan 12-11-2011 11:00 PM

I agree those are beat up, but those look like tooling marks, not wheeling scratches. And the grease fittings could have been beaten up by shipping.

No doubt im sorry for your bad experience with them. I have had nothing but good.


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