I'm looking for a HD hinge for my tailgate, anybody know of any?
I actually had to trim the rubber snubbers on mine but I am running a stock ravine wheel with a 31x10.5r15 BFG TA KO2 on it.My only complaint with the Exogate is you will need additional spacers to snub the tire. They sell them or you can apparently use something called hockey pucks. Everyone talks about hockey pucks like they hang on trees. I have never seen one nor do I even know what hockey is, kinda like pro wrestling but on ice?
That is my only complaint, I love mine, I just think for the price it ought to come with some hockey pucks or whatever the hell they intended you to use as snubbers.
In any case, I love mine, would not trade it for a tire swing rattle trap.
FWIW, the OEM hinges on TJs are not pot metal. They're 6063 aluminum. I worked for the company that extruded the 2 rough profiles. We cut the extrusion to length and shipped to our customer, who heated the pieces and stamped them to the final net shape.The aftermarket hinges are very substantial and are constructed of steel or stainless vs the pot metal OEM hinges so they should be considered an upgrade.