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Yea, drove 128 mile one way, but was worth the drive 7500.00 out the door. Corbin Motorsports in Kentucky. Can't wait to get it in the woods. Keeping an eye on your post Scoundrel, nice upgrades, Thanks for the picts., looking to personalize mine when i get the time.
 

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It's always worth a road trip for a good deal.
The only problem is if you local dealer gets pissy for parts/service because you bought it elsewhere.
 

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No short bed, but fit pretty good, all the weight was in the bed, just need to figure a way to tie it down a little more secure than just a strap from tail gate latch to latch
 

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No short bed, but fit pretty good, all the weight was in the bed, just need to figure a way to tie it down a little more secure than just a strap from tail gate latch to latch
I don't know how long the Chevy short beds measure to, 6.5 foot? I'm just curious cause we have an 07 Tundra and I thought it would stick out further onto the tailgate than what it shows in your pictures.
 

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yes 6.5 foot bed, and i'm not real fond of having weight on the tailgate, I think the tailgate straps are rated pretty high strength though, but the wheels were in the bed
 

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Lots of stories and photos of broken tailgates out there, but from your pics it does look like the weight is on the bed, or at least on the tailgate hinge, not way out on the gate. But if you add brushguards it will be time for gate reinforcements.
 

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yes 6.5 foot bed, and i'm not real fond of having weight on the tailgate, I think the tailgate straps are rated pretty high strength though, but the wheels were in the bed
No, we don't like having weight on our tailgate either, not without some kind of reinforcement/helper strap anyway. Thanks for the info on your bed length and the pictures though, gives us more options for hauling it around when we do purchase an Ace.

extremegsxr - do you have those yourself? I haven't seen those before...I'll have to show my husband.
 

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No, we don't like having weight on our tailgate either, not without some kind of reinforcement/helper strap anyway. Thanks for the info on your bed length and the pictures though, gives us more options for hauling it around when we do purchase an Ace.

extremegsxr - do you have those yourself? I haven't seen those before...I'll have to show my husband.
No, I don't have any of these but a friend does and it takes all of the weight off of your tailgate straps. I trailer all of my ATV's but if I did haul them in the back of my truck I am sure I would get a set of them.
 

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We have used the tailgate supports from DG and have traveled over 1200 miles with the with a Teryxs wheels on the tailgate and never had a problem.
Really worth the money and just the peace of mind that you are supported.
 

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Thanks for the tips, That looks pretty easy to fab up, flat stock with a bolt on top and slot bored in bottom for latch on the older Chevy's
 

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Looks great! I've personally bent a tailgate when my tailgate cables snapped while loading a 2009 RZR-S into the bed of a 2005 Ford F250. ALWAYS support your tailgate cables with other straps or supports. I learned the hard way and it cost me about $1500 :/
 
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