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Old 08-23-2011, 12:24 PM
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Question tail gate stop question

does anyone use either this:

Hoodlift 93109 - HoodLift Rear Tailgate Prop for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

or this:

Rugged Ridge 11238.11 - Rugged Ridge Aluminum Tailgate Stop for 87-11 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK* & Unlimited - Quadratec

or this:

Rampage Products 7342 - Rampage Products Aluminum Tailgate Stop for 87-11 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK & Unlimited - Quadratec

There's only a few $ difference, I'll be applying to an 08JK.

I don't see much difference between the 'rugged ridge' and the 'rampage' models.

Tips/comments/user warnings/advice???

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I think Jimbo has one of these. Ohhhhh JIIIIIMMMMMMMBBBBBOOOOOOO?

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does anyone use either this:

Hoodlift 93109 - HoodLift Rear Tailgate Prop for 07-11 Jeep Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

or this:

Rugged Ridge 11238.11 - Rugged Ridge Aluminum Tailgate Stop for 87-11 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK* & Unlimited - Quadratec

or this:

Rampage Products 7342 - Rampage Products Aluminum Tailgate Stop for 87-11 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK & Unlimited - Quadratec

There's only a few $ difference, I'll be applying to an 08JK.

I don't see much difference between the 'rugged ridge' and the 'rampage' models.

Tips/comments/user warnings/advice???
JeepS.W.A.G. strut kit-



Very strong and uses all thru bolts/nuts--no sheetmetal screws

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Old 08-23-2011, 01:30 PM
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JimBOX: this kit seems to have the sheetmetal screws: https://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Ins...ion/103033.pdf

while this one: https://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/31256.pdf
has the dreaded rubber nut bolts
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:39 PM
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2010WM: I really like the idea of home fabrication.

Previous efforts at similar projects left unfinished, failed or ineffective, mean I'm very cautious choosing such new projects.

Although close up photos of both ends and the slider lock as well as parts sheet and a nice write up might lean me towards that effort. I have absolutely no milling equipment and would have to rely on all hand tools for fabrication.

Then again, for under $50 I can have one delivered which likely would only require 5 of my thumbs to install.
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I made one to after seeing his little diffrent same effect
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mine has been re-done now so that it only has one hole in the outer part of the slide and the inner has 3 or 4...here's some pics of the old one...the new is the same design only like I said, one hole...the outer body of the slide has a fin on it that you can see in the pics...I drilled holes and riveted it to the swing gate. Works good IMO.
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my 2011 came with one from the factory
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I think i had the $50 + dollar one. it worked ok. have to watch putting in the screws, they want to come out the back. if you screw them in too tight, ti puts a small dimple on the outside paint.
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RB10: is that inner end just an unconnected end butt that acts as a stop when the slide is pinned in "open"?
The gate side of the C-channel piece is pop riveted or screwed?

2010W: I'm having trouble visualizing the attachment to the tail gate. You have 2 sizes of square tube,yes?
I don't get how the tube assembly mounts to the flat plate on the tail gate.


I've always had issues with sheet metal screws working loose so the rivet idea AND both these are a bit help, thanks Wrangleristas!!!

Now if I could only get JimBOX to drive up here to sunny Orygun and I could sneak a better look at his magic winch set up while he's explaining the gas strut affair he's mounted.

And sadly, Mr. Moneypit...there is no 2011 in my immediate future.
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Jeeperjake .you can get everything you see there at home depot the end piece is just a white cap that you would put on furniture feet (i wanted black but only had white) the channels are stock aluminum in the hardware section .clevis pin i think thats what its called found in same isle in the drawers .i justed used some 3m double sided tape to attach .before i installed i scuffed the channels with a scotch bright pad to clean and knock down the sheen .and glued to plastic on gate
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yes to the two square tubes...the larger of the two has a "fin" on the bottom that has a number of holes drilled into it and is riveted to the swing gate. Sturdy as oak...no chance of coming loose... attached is another pic to maybe help you get a better idea.
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I don't know about finding mine at home depot...I'm in Germany and found everything at the local hardware chain "Hela". and everything WAS done with hand tools.(hack saw, flat hand file, cordless drill, rivet pistol,...)
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RB10: is that inner end just an unconnected end butt that acts as a stop when the slide is pinned in "open"?
The gate side of the C-channel piece is pop riveted or screwed?

2010W: I'm having trouble visualizing the attachment to the tail gate. You have 2 sizes of square tube,yes?
I don't get how the tube assembly mounts to the flat plate on the tail gate.


I've always had issues with sheet metal screws working loose so the rivet idea AND both these are a bit help, thanks Wrangleristas!!!

Now if I could only get JimBOX to drive up here to sunny Orygun and I could sneak a better look at his magic winch set up while he's explaining the gas strut affair he's mounted.

And sadly, Mr. Moneypit...there is no 2011 in my immediate future.
I'm not with my jeep now, or I'd go take some pics-

---google "jeepS.W.A.G tailgate holder" and it'll show the attachment, with NO SHEETMETAL screws--you can either reach up from the bottom (behind right rear tire), or take the passenger side tail-light off, to get the nuts on the three -28 bolts, for the inner shock mount !!

The mobile winch (I have two), is easily switched from front to rear 2" hitch-

Here's a pic of the light 3000lb winch for light duty movements--I have a snatch-block if I need 5000lbs, but it's not heavy enough for a FULL recovery !!

I don't have a hardwire connecter, because I just clamp to the battery anyway--usually I have the hood open, for OBA/Electric jack/impact gun--anywho





I have pulled my trailer up/over some rocks, just for kicks, cause I didn't want to hookit up to the jeep-

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Thanks for the specific fellow Forumites!!! (is it just me or does that sound a little creepy)

JimBOX: the previous owner of my JK installed a professional tow bar set up on the front. The tow bar is gone, but there are two mini-receiver tubes of 1" along with the socket for hooking the toad rig lights up to the towing rig.

I'm wondering whether this may do for a 'soft recovery' winch set up such as you have described.


I'd send a photo but right now the new update to my OS (or something) has crashed my photobucket link so I haven't figured out how to make my uploads store. This happens a couple times a year for unknown reason and is a hassle that eventually works out.

So I'm in the planning for my NEXT triumphant mod!!!
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[working furiously on my tailgate MODS]
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Thanks for the specific fellow Forumites!!! (is it just me or does that sound a little creepy)

JimBOX: the previous owner of my JK installed a professional tow bar set up on the front. The tow bar is gone, but there are two mini-receiver tubes of 1" along with the socket for hooking the toad rig lights up to the towing rig.

I'm wondering whether this may do for a 'soft recovery' winch set up such as you have described.


I'd send a photo but right now the new update to my OS (or something) has crashed my photobucket link so I haven't figured out how to make my uploads store. This happens a couple times a year for unknown reason and is a hassle that eventually works out.

So I'm in the planning for my NEXT triumphant mod!!!


The only trouble with a unit like that is that, you'd have to make a special mount forit and then THATS THE ONLY PLACE IT COULD BE USED !!

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[photos unavailable due to photobucket glitch....again]
I think if you're going to setup a "MOBILE" winch, you have to make sure it can be used in other places, hence the 2" receiver arrangement--

Sometimes, you may want to lend it to another rig--in trouble-- and sometimes, another rig to help you, thats one of the reasons mine is useable in multiple spots and uses BATTERY CLIPS !!

Most rigs have a 2" hitch receiver anywho !!

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good point on multiple user potential....and I was long ago CONVINCED that "1+1 does NOT =2" ....

It's amazing how long it takes to get anything done these days.

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