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#1 EXGM

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:25 PM

Man its been slow on here!   I thought I would share some mods that I did a few weeks back...

 

I added the Dee Zee tail gate assist... this is nice so the tailgate doesn't slam down!

 

I also added the Jimmy Jammer tail gate protector... (another member someotherguy aka Richard recommended).  I didn't realize how easy it is to remove the tail gate so at least this would slow them down a little.  The kit comes with an allen head bolt.  I may upgrade it to a theft proof fastener in the future but for time being used the bolt that came with it.  I would recommend having a metric tap set handy.  The bolt hole on my tailgate was a little jacked up.  I ran a tap in and out and cleaned the threads up and the bolt went in like butter.  I can sleep a little better knowing its not so easy to remove now.

 

http://www.jimmijamm...Product, GK.htm

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:26 AM

Pretty cool! It does suck seeing how slow this site is becoming. GM needs to bring back the SSS in the K2XX platform.
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:32 AM

Those are both good looking products.  I had seen the gate assist before and thought it was a great idea.  Does it work pretty good?  Can you just let the gate go, or do you still need to help it drop?

 

I'd never seen the gate protector before.  Looks like another good idea.

 

It is getting mighty slow around here.  1Bad is right we need to petition GM about bringing back the SS and saving our site.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:30 AM

Been wanting a gate protector like that one for some time... do you know where to get one?? Thanks!
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:42 AM

I knew Jimi Jammer made those little pieces that keep people from punching out your door lock, but was unaware of the tailgate protector until I bought 1fastbrick's silver birch SS for my wife.  He installed it before bringing the truck to TX for me.  I ordered a couple and so there's one on my ISS, too.

 

When you consider the cost and pain of sourcing the pieces to make another SS tailgate, or especially an ISS tailgate, the cost of the protector is practically nothing.

 

http://www.jimmijammer.com/

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

Been wanting a gate protector like that one for some time... do you know where to get one?? Thanks!


I ordered mine from the everything place Amazon! Lol
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:45 PM

I ordered mine from the everything place Amazon! Lol

thanks!! Gotta order one for mine! Lol
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:10 PM

That's the trouble about learning about new things. I see it. I like it. I want one. I buy it. I spend money. I work overtime and the vicious circle starts all over again. lol

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:12 PM

That's the trouble about learning about new things. I see it. I like it. I want one. I buy it. I spend money. I work overtime and the vicious circle starts all over again. lol

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Consider this as a money saving device. Help prevent a insurance deductible.....

I hear you my wants exceede my bank account.... lol.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:18 PM

I knew Jimi Jammer made those little pieces that keep people from punching out your door lock, but was unaware of the tailgate protector until I bought 1fastbrick's silver birch SS for my wife.  He installed it before bringing the truck to TX for me.  I ordered a couple and so there's one on my ISS, too.
 
When you consider the cost and pain of sourcing the pieces to make another SS tailgate, or especially an ISS tailgate, the cost of the protector is practically nothing.
 
http://www.jimmijammer.com/
 
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I was really nervous after seeing how many guys got their tailgate stolen. By the time you buy a new one and all the parts to make it an SS one plus paint, I bet your almost at $1000 bucks.....

Pretty cool! It does suck seeing how slow this site is becoming. GM needs to bring back the SSS in the K2XX platform.


Don't hold your breath.....
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:17 PM

I got one of these as soon as I dropped off the Iss spoiler to get painted installed them both the same day it really is cheap insurance to prevent the Fingerprints Of Scum from walking off with the tailgate.
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:54 PM

Those are both good looking products.  I had seen the gate assist before and thought it was a great idea.  Does it work pretty good?  Can you just let the gate go, or do you still need to help it drop?
 
I'd never seen the gate protector before.  Looks like another good idea.
 
It is getting mighty slow around here.  1Bad is right we need to petition GM about bringing back the SS and saving our site.


Yep the gate assist works good it doesn't slam down. It's not as smooth as the new trucks are but it works dang good.
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:07 PM

Yep the gate assist works good it doesn't slam down. It's not as smooth as the new trucks are but it works dang good.

 

Thanks for the comeback.  :thumbsup:


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:55 PM

I had done those very same mods when I first got the truck. Should have mentioned it. Sorry about that....


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 06:37 AM

Man bet those are nice to have
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