theyre going to, I talked to the engineers about that at the Texas truck ralley. The Titan(Ithought was lighter, its not) has counter balanced springs to reduce the weight feel.The tailgate on my TiTan was one of the best parts... came open nice and easy. I wonder why they didnt put this on the frontier
The clip is definitely the point of failure. I like the washer idea, had the strut not always popped off the stud I would have liked the product.And no the EZ down is not a POS, I had mine ever since the first push for them to build. Yes the clip sucks but just put a fender washer over the top mount bolt to keep the strut from popping off and it will never do it again
It's only a few holes. Just make sure you remove the drilling chips and protect the bare metal on the holes with some primer before you install the brackets.Well thanks for the reassurance! The fender washer + rivet sounds like a plan. Now to see about getting those hood struts. I'm a little hesitant about drilling holes in a brand new truck though.
The cheapest price I found was Oreilly's. About $23 with tax.I just got mine from LiftSupport Depot which is part of www.autopartsbylou.com
$30.15 plus freight.
Part number 38302
Its my 2nd one and I swear by them....
My 2012 frontier had the tailgate open after crossing some railroad tracks and when it fell it bent up the bottom corner....Now my gate just floats down. Very nice.
PS...be sure to wrap some black tape around the clip's base....for some reason the clip can fall off without it