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I have an "06 TJ, any ideas on how to keep the tailgate from closing when your not on level ground? I recently put a 31' tire on the spare tire carrier which made the situation worse as I expected. Any suggestions would be appreciated. It's difficult getting stuff in and out when the tailgate wants to crush you.
 

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Quadratec and maybe others sell a little thing that does that. I don't have it but I've seen it in the catalog
 

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Bungie cord from fender to tailgate. Only thing I can think of.
 

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$40 just to hold the tailgate open??
I got a small block of wood that goes against the tailgate hinge bolt and the hole in the tub side of the hinge.
Cost ---- free, if ya got some scrap wood sittin' around, and no holes to drill.
 

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I have an "06 TJ, any ideas on how to keep the tailgate from closing when your not on level ground? I recently put a 31' tire on the spare tire carrier which made the situation worse as I expected. Any suggestions would be appreciated. It's difficult getting stuff in and out when the tailgate wants to crush you.
:D Park with the drivers side DOWN HILL! :rofl::rofl:

I like the block of wood idea too!
 

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:D Park with the drivers side DOWN HILL! :rofl::rofl:

I like the block of wood idea too!
That's what I was gonna say...just turn the Jeep around...
 

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This may not relate but my tailgate doesn't exactly "swing freely" so unless i'm on a steep incline the rust in the hinges will hold it where I let go :rofl:
 

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Same idea with me haha, it takes alot of force to make that tailgate open and close, it's not going anywhere.
 

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I just fabbed a little think to prop it open
 

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Not sure how to keep it open, but I do know that fingers can prevent it from closing all the way.:banghead:
 

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Not sure how to keep it open, but I do know that fingers can prevent it from closing all the way.:banghead:
OUCH:rofl:
 
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