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I'm looking for a HD hinge for my tailgate, anybody know of any?
 

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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.
 

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Okay, who makes em? I still want my spare on back so the drop down tailgate idea is out.
 

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Thanks, I'll try to Google that
 

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Exogate:



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I'm going to order one, more than wanted to spend out back but I do need it.
 

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Functionally and structurally, the exogate is fantastic. The paint on mine started flaking/chipping off after a year and I have repainted them. Strong as hell though.
 

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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.

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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.

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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.
 

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Exogate here, too.
 

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You can purchase hockey pucks at sporting goods stores, usually. That's where I got mine.
That is what y'all keep saying. So, I asked them, they do not know what a hockey puck is either but offered me a supporter cup. Is that the same thing?

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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.
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.
 
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