Rider Tailgate Lowering Links, Patent Number 8,070,206, are a product that allows you to use your tailgate in a lower position. For many applications, the tailgate can be lowered between 3 and 5.25 inches without any modification to your pickup truck. The lowering links are installed by simply detaching the end of the tailgate support cable from the bedside and inserting the extension links between the support cable and the bedside. Some applications, such as the current models of the Ford Super Duty Trucks require the installation of Bumper Relocation Brackets to provide enough clearance to lower the tailgate a significant amount. The 1999 through 2007 and 2013 and newer Ford Super Duty tailgates can be lowered about 3 inches with the bumper in the stock location and about 5.25 inches using the Bumper Relocation Brackets. We have Links for all current Ford, GMC and Chevrolet pickups as well as most Dodge Dakota and Mazda pickups. We do not have Links for Dodge Ram, Nissan and Toyota pickups due to a lack of clearance between the tailgates and bumpers. Click here to see the benefits of using Rider Tailgate Lowering Links?
Finally, a simple, affordable solution to load & unload all types of
toys and equipment!
The Rider Tailgate Lowering Links are one of six Patent and Patent Pending concepts that allow the tailgate to be used in positions other than the conventional open and closed positions. In the not so distant future look for additional products that will allow you to replace your original equipment tailgate cables with adjustable length cables that permit you to use your tailgate in both lower and higher positions.
Two of the Six Patented and Patent Pending concepts are ideally suited for Original Equipment Manufacturers. To find out more on these concepts, click here for our Patent Info page.