Liftgate Shocks Install
I like driving around with the liftgate open to get more air circulation, but every time I hit
a serious bump it comes slamming down. Don't even think about it staying up while driving off-road.
Replacing the stock supports with shocks fixes this problem.
The original liftgate supports:
Start by removing the original supports. The original supports have a U shaped bracket that needs to be reused.
I had to drill the bolt out in order to free this bracket. The ball stud can then be attached to the U bracket.
The first problem I ran into was that the supplied brackets that are attached to the liftgate had holes that were not
big enough for the screws. This was simple to fix by drilling the holes larger.
Everything looked great, but when I closed the liftgate it did not close all the way. The shock was hitting the flange on the hard top. This was easy to correct by bending the braket in so it would clear.
The liftgate is now slightly easier to open and should stay open when driving down to road or down the trail.
Page by Marc Reiter - last modified 11/19/00
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