Tailgate damper kits

Non Ranger Related Subjects
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

Bought a Pro lift a few months ago , finally decided to give it a go to install this thing yesterday. Went to buy the tool to remove the bumper ( Trojan Torax screwdriver https://www.trojantools.com.au/product/ ... rewdriver/) , tried to remove one screw , can't , too hard. Then I discover that the towbar is in the way anyway so I wouldn't be able to remove some of them in any case. Only option is to get it installed by someone ( at what cost I don't know) or put it on ebay.
Bugger !
lincolnland

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by lincolnland »

What sort of damper?
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

TAILGATE ASSISTANT PROLIFT FORD RANGER T6/MC 2012-2018
lincolnland

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by lincolnland »

is that the spring type or the twin dampner?
lincolnland

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by lincolnland »

Which ones are u Referring to champ?
Prado - 3D
300 Club
Posts: 411
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Location: Perth, WA

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by Prado - 3D »

Hey Linc,

I am sure AlexLupo will confirm but this is the same that I fitted to mine. It has a single dampener and two springs that are placed into the hinges to provide the lift assist.

To install I removed the rear bumper to get access to the hinges of the tailgate by using a socket and breaker bar to spin out the bolts holding the bumper to the chassis. I think the Torx bits were only needed to fit the bracket for the single dampener on the drivers side.

If the torx screws are a little tight, I would suggest two possible solutions, first off return this tool to bunnings and buy one of these. https://www.bunnings.com.au/kincrome-9- ... t_p6120346. These work much better as you have more leverage. Or if you want to keep the existing tool, maybe place the appropriate Torx bit into a cordless drill and carefully spin it out.

Hope this helps.

DJ
2017 Ingot Silver Automatic XLS Dual Cab
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

Thanks DJ , I'll go and buy that tool you put in the link and give it a try.
Thanks
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

Before buying the tool I had a good look and there is no space between the tow bar and the bumper to be able to fit any tool for removing the screws. Might have to take a loss and put it on ebay at half price or get a quote to get it installed
Prado - 3D
300 Club
Posts: 411
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Location: Perth, WA

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by Prado - 3D »

Hey mate, which screws are you trying to remove. I am a little confused to be honest.

Maybe put up a photo of what you are trying to do. Where are you locate?

Mine didn't take long to fit and would be happy to talk if you need to.

Cheers

DJ
2017 Ingot Silver Automatic XLS Dual Cab
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

Hi DJ , to install this thing I have to remove the bumper first but with the towbar it's a problem. 2 of the screws are impossible
to remove , no enough space to put any tool in between.
This is the one I have : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3jKHs6i2eY
I'm in Lower Plenty
Prado - 3D
300 Club
Posts: 411
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Location: Perth, WA

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by Prado - 3D »

Hey mate, I have fitted the same one but fortunately I don't have a factory towbar. At the time of fitting I only had the bumper but now have a TJM rear bar. God knows what I will do if I need to replace it.

There is a supplier in VIC https://unibee4x4.com.au/prolift-tailga ... JIQAvD_BwE that might be kind enough to offer some guidance with your install.

Sorry but the best I can suggest, otherwise maybe try another supplier. I know that there is a supplier in Perth http://www.sportsrange.com.au/4x4-acces ... tailgate-5 where I purchased mine. If they can help, I would suggest purchasing something from them for their time. We need to support local businesses.

Cheers DJ
2017 Ingot Silver Automatic XLS Dual Cab
Prado - 3D
300 Club
Posts: 411
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Location: Perth, WA

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by Prado - 3D »

Sorry one other thing I thought I might post is the install instructions for a Milford tow bar. I know it is not the factory one but looks similar and might help with your problem.

http://www.milford-auto.com/fitting_ins ... 191900.pdf

There is also the fitting instructions for a Hayman Reese that might help.

https://marketplacer.imgix.net/x7/nbAam ... 49a8ef8508

Cheers DJ
2017 Ingot Silver Automatic XLS Dual Cab
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

Thank you. In the meantime I'll get a quote from the place where I had all the other accessories installed
Prado - 3D
300 Club
Posts: 411
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Location: Perth, WA

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by Prado - 3D »

How did you go Alex?
2017 Ingot Silver Automatic XLS Dual Cab
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

Might go in the weekend to get a quote
butch.
300 Club
Posts: 2677
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:09 pm
Location: Horsham, Victoria. Spittin distance to S.A.

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by butch. »

AlexLupo wrote:Might go in the weekend to get a quote
Bring it to the Third Annual Ranger Meet and we will be happy to offer advice and may even get it installed for a donation to the RFDS
Cheers, Butch
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

A 'little bit ' far for me :lol:
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

Prado - 3D wrote:How did you go Alex?
$250 for installation .
Forget it . Should have done some research before buying it.
lincolnland

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by lincolnland »

Grunt tailgate struts mate. That's my tip
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

Thanks , I'll look into it
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

After forgetting about it for a while I've decided to put mine on ebay at a loss (Prolift)
I'll look into something else easier to install
lincolnland

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by lincolnland »

Grunt struts
teevee
100 Club
Posts: 179
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:49 pm
Location: Managua / Miami

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by teevee »

just ordered the grunt kit. anyone know the size of the torx bolts in the tailgate?
Cheers
2016 XL 4x4 3.2
AlexLupo
50 Club
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:39 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by AlexLupo »

This morning went to get a quote for a canopy and I ask the guy about installing the damper , he told me there's no need to remove the towbar and explained to me how to install it. Not that difficult to do but not confident with the electric part of it (disconnecting and reconnecting wires) so they are going to install it for me when the install the canopy for a 200 bucks .Well, the 'damper saga' is over . :D
See ya
tony Elvidge
Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:30 am

Re: Tailgate damper kits

Post by tony Elvidge »

Ducfat wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:43 pm Fitted my "slow down, Easy up" tailgate dampers today. They work a treat. Money well spent I reckon. :D
http://typicalbanana.com/grunt-4x4-tail ... cfa7a.html
Hug
Post Reply