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A 355nation (MTS) presented by
Supermodulation

Project Name
How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

Project Description
Custom fitting EZDOWN Tailgate Damper.

Skill Level
Moderate

Project Vehicle
Make: GMC
Model: Canyon
Year: 2006
Engine: 3.5L
Power windows: Yes
Sun Roof: No

Tools Needed
5/16" drill bit and drill
13mm Socket
3/8" Socket
Wrenches
Project Time
1 hour or less

Project Cost
EZDOWN Tailgate Damper Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra 1999 ~ 2006, part # 4432XJ. Cost $64.00



Custom made lower tailgate bracket, material $10.00, labor $35.00.





Installation

Step 1. Remove driver side tail light. Check hardware list, pre-assemble and mach up upper shock mount location.




Step 2. Drill a 5/16" hole approx. 9 1/4" from bottom of cargo bed.






Step 3. Install upper shock mount.






Step 4. Install lower shock tailgate bracket.






Step 5. Install Shock. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.




Finished:






 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

I've seen this on countless Tundras when my granddad was looking. Very swift looking mod! Might get with you later on this one. :yup:
 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

Nice write up as always James!
 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

Sweet! You will have to show this off on Saturday!
Thanks guys for the kind words. This is an old mod, about six months old (rev 1.0).
The problem with this mod is it takes away cargo space, example 4ft. wide plywood or sheetrock, otherwise this is a must have mod.
 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

James, you offer the tailgate brackets right? If so, I'll be hitting you up in a bit for some, whenever I get around to ordering the damn E-Z Down haha.
 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

James, you offer the tailgate brackets right? If so, I'll be hitting you up in a bit for some, whenever I get around to ordering the damn E-Z Down haha.
I'm not offering the bracket yet. I think we need another revision for this mod and have Ron make the lower bracket for us.
 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

I cannot believe that EZDOWN does not make one for the colorado/canyon....
When you start the bracket sales let me know, and as always, great write up!
 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

Come on James, you actually have to unlock it. I expected a remotely controled tailgate from you!

J/K its pimp as hell
 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

I cannot believe that EZDOWN does not make one for the colorado/canyon....
When you start the bracket sales let me know, and as always, great write up!
Thanks Kevin!:high5:

Come on James, you actually have to unlock it. I expected a remotely controled tailgate from you!

J/K its pimp as hell

Who leaked that information? :ugh: I actually do have a remote locking tailgate.
That will be in next months MTS How-to!

Glad you guys like it:cheers:
 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

Thanks guys for the kind words. This is an old mod, about six months old (rev 1.0).
The problem with this mod is it takes away cargo space, example 4ft. wide plywood or sheetrock, otherwise this is a must have mod.

Niec Job James! 4Ft sheet goods should ride on the wheel wells and edge of the tailgate in the 1/2 down position. The shock really gets in the way?:shrug:

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

Niec Job James! 4Ft sheet goods should ride on the wheel wells and edge of the tailgate in the 1/2 down position. The shock really gets in the way?:shrug:

:salute:
Thanks Jeff, For my application it doesn't cause any concern for cargo space but I think it's good to look at every aspect of this mod, good or bad. :thumbup:
 

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Re: How-to Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

great write up this will work perfect with the full size spare i want to mount on the tailgate
 

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Good idea!
 

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DAMN! How did I mis this. very cool mod!
 
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