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    Freak Scholar karls10jk's Avatar
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    XT Heavy Duty Tailgate Hinges

    Well it's been a while but I feel like I'm at the right mileage to start replacing stock parts with aftermarket and I was in there position to be a guinea pig so I jumped on it. Today's product, heavy duty tailgate hinges. These hinges are sold in a few different places and roughly they're all priced the same, $140. This is much cheaper than the Tera hinges and it's got to be cheaper than the stock ones plus paint.

    So what did I buy?? I bought these hinges from Extreme Terrain but they're also available from Mor-Ryde, gr8 tops, and another off-road store (I'll add the name when I remember).

    The hinges do great as a stock replacement and even after 120k miles and 5 years, the bolts walked right out. The new hinges come with hardware- use it. The hinges need the extra clearance for the bolt heads and the bite from the serrated washer. *Paint behind your stock hinges before you put these on!* Currently, there is only primer behind your hinges, so paint the two spots before you try to put these hinges on.

    Putting the hinges on sucks. It takes some attention to detail to ensure that your gate closes correctly with a tire in place. The gate will shut "ok" but I wanted perfection and got it. Literally, the gate closes nicer now than when I bought the jeep brand new with 16's.


    Recap- I replaced my stock hinges with these because I wanted a budget friendly replacement to stop the groan that I was experiencing when I would open my gate with the tire in place. So far, these have cured that issue. I'll keep this updated as I continue to grease the hinges, yes- they're greaseable!

    Pictures to come in the morning.
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    Freak Scholar karls10jk's Avatar
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    Let's see if my pictures will work. Also, if anyone has questions, bring them on- I'll answer to the best of my knowledge. It's shown with a 285/70-17 on a stock wheel to get an idea of how close the hinge sits to the tire.





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    I have been looking at these ever since Jeff the designer showed them on another forum. Does it make the tailgate feel more sturdy? Also do you think it would work with a heavy duty tire carrier like smittybilt or bestop?
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    Freak Scholar karls10jk's Avatar
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    To me, yes- the tailgate feels more "connected" if that makes sense. When I try to put extra weight on the gate (swinging on the tire), the gate swings effortlessly.

    I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work with a carrier like the smitty or bestop. My plan is to get the reinforcement plates (mbrp or spohn performance) and add them to the gate. It will not strengthen the stock carrier like a smitty/ bestop but stock carriers are super cheap here if it cracks.

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    Thank you for the response and great review. I watch XT's ebay page and they have returns on these occasionally so had me wondering if they were working.
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    Nice looking Hinges. I even found a dealer in Canada so I can avoid border fees.
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    Where is the dealer in Canada??

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    New JK Freak Norm's JK's Avatar
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    I found this one http://www.fraserway.com/
    in Ontario
    Last edited by Norm's JK; 09-09-2015 at 10:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm's JK View Post
    I found this one http://www.fraserway.com/
    in Ontario
    I'm looking for a Canadian dealer for these hinges , checked out the previous link but couldn't find them. Any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayzmuhrr View Post
    I'm looking for a Canadian dealer for these hinges , checked out the previous link but couldn't find them. Any help?
    It is Strange . I 've just sent an email asking for these hinges and it seemed to work. Its an RV and RV part seller

    Pierre

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