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Here's one: tailgate extended lip?

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by RaftingDave, Nov 17, 2018.

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  1. RaftingDave

    RaftingDave Senior Member

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    My '07 1500 had a hard plastic lip that extended over and past the top the tailgate. I imagine for some owners it seemed a little pointless, but the way my rafting frame sits atop the bed rails, it worked perfectly to keep my seat joints from hitting the top of the tailgate.

    My '17 has a bedliner that ends flush with the top of the tailgate, and we have to wrap those joints in a towel to keep from scratching the paint at the top of the tailgate (which we've already done - the hail damage guys touched up the spots but not very effectively.)

    Anyone retro-ed something similar for their tailgate lip?
     
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    huntergreen Senior Member Military

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    Where can a guy find this for additional rear downforce??

    *sarcasm but I would definitely rock it as the previous owner left a pretty good scratch in the top of the OEM one.

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    ram1500rsm Senior Member

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    Additional rear downforce? lol, dude it is a truck, when you want the thing lowered in the back you put weight, not a damn Honda Civic wing :)
     
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    This what your looking for?

    https://www.genosgarage.com/product/dodge-ram-cummins-tailgate-protector/tailgate
     
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    I'm waiting for that plastic tailgate cover to one day be ripped off when dragging something out of the bed. I can't believe it's held on by those plastic clips and how soft the material is. You could probably gouge it with something like your fingernail.

    Coolers, sheets of plywood, camping equipment, anything marginally heavy all pose a little bit of a risk to that tailgate cap.
     
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