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    When deleting a spare, does it take more force to close the tailgate?

    Might sound a little dumb but first time deleting spare and I noticed I have to close it with more force? Is that usually the case? Iím assuming itís because it doesnít have the weight and momentum with the tire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cornhohleo View Post
    Might sound a little dumb but first time deleting spare and I noticed I have to close it with more force? Is that usually the case? Iím assuming itís because it doesnít have the weight and momentum with the tire.


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    Maybe it's sitting a little higher now without the weight of the spare on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Maybe it's sitting a little higher now without the weight of the spare on it?
    That also makes sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cornhohleo View Post
    Might sound a little dumb but first time deleting spare and I noticed I have to close it with more force? Is that usually the case? Iím assuming itís because it doesnít have the weight and momentum with the tire.
    Yer gonna regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobycarolanNC View Post
    Yer gonna regret it.
    Whyís that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cornhohleo View Post
    Whyís that?

    I think he's saying how much it would suck to not have a spare and be in a situation where you need it.

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    Yes it will take more force. You might have to remove the preload on the tailgate a bit to help out. Meaning loosen the hinges and adjust accordingly since thereís no more weight forcing down on it. I removed mine for a few weeks before I installed my evo carrier and had to do the same. I now run a spare.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepJL View Post
    Yes it will take more force. You might have to remove the preload on the tailgate a bit to help out. Meaning loosen the hinges and adjust accordingly since thereís no more weight forcing down on it. I removed mine for a few weeks before I installed my evo carrier and had to do the same. I now run a spare.


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    Appreciate it Iíll have to check it out and try that


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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    I think he's saying how much it would suck to not have a spare and be in a situation where you need it.
    Well I have a slightly smaller size tire on a different rim for now, so if I need a spare I have one, and Iím usually not far from the house, so I always have the option of taking one with me in the back if I need to.


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    Just take tailgate in right hand and push to shut. Pretty simple, no?


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