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Old 04-16-2018, 01:39 PM   #81
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I toured the Ford F-150 and Ranger assembly plant in St. Paul, back in college. What always sticks in my head most is how the workers would hang from the doors, bouncing up and down until the door gaps were even [enough].

Maybe you could do something similar with your tailgate?
You just brought back a memory from like 20 yrs ago, I don't remember the make of the car but I do remember a car salesman literally hanging by the door jumping up and down on it to show me how well built the car was.

I knew one thing for sure I was not going to buy the car on the showroom floor that he did it to
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:44 PM   #82
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I'm not too excited about scratching paint on sides of the truck with branches hanging over, but whatever. Why the hell would I buy a truck if I'm not going to use it?
This is the part I was thinking about when posting about scratching it ... yeah no doubt you should use it I just think I'm so accustomed to avoiding doing anything that scratches my car that I don't think my OCD could handle it.
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:11 PM   #83
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should I have gotten a full sized instead?
Probably
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:13 PM   #84
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I'd probably go to the parts department and order a new cable, how much could that possible cost. Well, I'd ask the service guy to look at it first since it's under warranty.
Apparently it's not always the cable. It can be bed misalignment.
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:14 PM   #85
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Oh really? Good for GM.

I'd probably go to the parts department and order a new cable, how much could that possible cost. Well, I'd ask the service guy to look at it first since it's under warranty.
yeah, I think that started in 2014. The assist system also makes it much more difficult to steal a tailgate (at least on the 1/2 tons and up) not sure about Matt's truck, but I assume it is the same system
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:20 PM   #87
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, I'm kinda wondering ... should I have gotten a full sized instead?


If I make it to JV's I will be driving my newish 1500. You will be more than welcome to take it out for a drive
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I’ve had a Ranger and now a Silverado.

My full-size rides A LOT nicer. It hauls more, tows more, plows through deep snow better, camps better, etc. than my dinky Ranger.

The only thing my Ranger does better is pass by gas stations.
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If I make it to JV's I will be driving my newish 1500. You will be more than welcome to take it out for a drive
I very much appreciate the offer... but this seems like a terrible idea.
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IMy full-size rides A LOT nicer. It hauls more, tows more, plows through deep snow better, camps better, etc. than my dinky Ranger.
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I very much appreciate the offer... but this seems like a terrible idea.

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