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Old 08-08-2021, 07:29 AM
Harrinad Harrinad is offline
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Grand Wagoneer tailgate weight

I recently installed a tailgate on my car and it nearly killed me just lifting it up. Has anybody weighed one of these? I want to see if I am just lame or if I can admit to people I hurt myself doing it without embarrassment.
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Old 08-08-2021, 08:53 AM
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Are you sure you got both torsion rods installed correctly?
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Old 08-08-2021, 12:38 PM
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You mean lifting it up off the ground to install it? My waggy's tailgate fully assembled took both me and my son to lift, and I'd guess it was 200lbs, mostly from the glass and motor/gears.
I stripped everything off my old one and tossed it (accident damage), and I was able to lift that empty shell myself, figured no more than maybe 60lbs, just in sheet metal.
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Old 08-08-2021, 08:23 PM
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Right, I was talking about picking it up from the ground and installing it, not just lowering and raising. The weight did something to my back and I was stuck in bed for a day.
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Old 08-09-2021, 12:10 AM
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I have never had it off the car but it certainly is very heavy just to swing it down or up. Are my torsion rods installed correctly, I don't know but they are there.
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Old 08-09-2021, 09:24 PM
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If your back continues to bother you, a chiropractor might be very helpful.
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Old 08-10-2021, 08:59 PM
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Tailgate shell completely stripped, bare metal: 58 lbs
Motor/lift assy: 13 lbs
Glass/lift bar: 15 lbs
Hardware/wire harness: 8 lbs


Awkward bugger for one person to lift and move as a fully assembled unit.
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