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Or same type of product (Tailgate easy down) do you now have an atrocious gap? I'm wondering if they all do this, my friend and I ordered the same kind from Amazon


and he installed his on his older 2011 and I was about to install it on my new 2017, until he sent me pictures, it seriously gaps the drivers side to almost a 1/4 inch, compared to the passenger side. I'm wondering if anyone even noticed it .

If you have a different kind I'd like to know if it keeps the geometry of the vehicle the same and doesn't change lines .


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I've considered this mod and would likely install two: one on both sides. So am curious if the gap is forced on the side of install...or opposite?
 

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I spoke a little too soon, my friends is worse then mine. I installed mine and it took about 10 minutes to install. The problem comes from the shock arm hitting the supplied taillight bolt. The stock one is way too big so they give you another one to make it smaller to clear the arm, though its not 100% it still hits it slightly.

My gap (lol) is small, oh god this sounds funny.

I measured before and after and there might be a 1mm gap on the left compared to the right.

Either way it wasn't enough for me to not be happy with it, Its actually awesome, even though I don't use the tail gate that much its nice to know its the same as a luxury pickup.

Now I'm going to do the hood next :)

video/gif of the way it opens, not sure why I cant share it in the post here, I think you have to click it

https://imgur.com/W3keJ0H



 

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My tailgate gap didn't change, I installed one on each side. Even when I had just one side installed, the tailgate was still centered. Neither of the EZ-Down shocks touch the taillamp bolts... because of this compared to yours hitting the bolts, what @Nissan4Life said sounds like a good possibility.
 

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I spoke a little too soon, my friends is worse then mine. I installed mine and it took about 10 minutes to install. The problem comes from the shock arm hitting the supplied taillight bolt. The stock one is way too big so they give you another one to make it smaller to clear the arm, though its not 100% it still hits it slightly.

My gap (lol) is small, oh god this sounds funny.

I measured before and after and there might be a 1mm gap on the left compared to the right.

Either way it wasn't enough for me to not be happy with it, Its actually awesome, even though I don't use the tail gate that much its nice to know its the same as a luxury pickup.

Now I'm going to do the hood next :)

video/gif of the way it opens, not sure why I cant share it in the post here, I think you have to click it

https://imgur.com/W3keJ0H



Look at the fender under the back lights, both sides look tilted the gap between the gate and lower fender on both sides are not parallel to the gate. If you put a straight edge from above the light to below I’d say it’s not true. Have you ever put a heavy load on the gate? Something looks bent.

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lol mine the silver one is perfect, its brand new, haven't put a thing in the back yet, its the black one, that shows a gap. I see what you're saying though with the back fender, I'm pretty sure its just the camera playing tricks.
 

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Take more pictures as I see the bottom of your gate is further from the fender on both sides not straight up like above the tail lights.
From the picture you provided it shows the bottoms tilted out, I stood behind my truck and doesn’t look like that. A string with a weight hanging from above should hang perfectly down from the top, along the lens and to the bottom of the fender. I work with a level and straight edge almost daily and that’s why it caught my eye.
I’ve seen new Frontiers on the lot with bent hinges. Just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s perfect.

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its perfect, i'll get more pictures for ya, my buddies 2011 is parked next to me at work, they look identical, although he has a gap on his tailgate.

The bottom gap on mine where it looks wider on the bottom towards the bumper, its the same from top to bottom, just looks that way on the pictures.

That said, lets make believe you're right, what could I possibly do about it anyway? Dealer would blame me, despite never putting anything back there, I'd be screwed either way.. Tailgate shuts fine and opens fine and looks it.
 

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Your's is fine, your buddies truck has a problem. It's his problem LOL
 
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