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Old 02-06-2019, 11:14 AM   #1
 
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Default Ram introduces the 60-40 Split Dual-Hinge tailgate


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In addition to normal drop-down tailgate operation, Ram's creatively-named Multifunction Tailgate opens barn-door style, allowing you to swing open one or both sides of the gate. The side-hinge operation means you don't have to reach across the tailgate to reach items in the bed of the truck; as Ram points out, this configuration also makes it easier to load items from the curb, or even to use a forklift to hoist heavy items into the pickup.

Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen a side-hinged tailgate on a pickup: Recall that, way back in 2006, the original Honda Ridgeline offered a two-mode tailgate that could flip down or swing open on hinges on the driver's side of the bed.

Ram's design takes that idea one step further. The split tailgate reduces the amount of clear space you need behind the truck to swing the gate open on its side hinges, allowing you to open the gate even if you've got a trailer hitched up. The Multifunction Tailgate also offers an optional drop-down center step to make it easier to clamber into the bed of the truck.

Like the conventional tailgate, Ram's split gate is fully damped with an optional remote release, and can support up to 2000 lbs. The Multifunction Tailgate will be optional on all Ram 1500 models beginning in the second quarter of 2019, costing $995 plus an additional $295 for the tailgate step.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:29 AM   #2
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The more I see it, the cooler I think it is. The drop down step is a huge plus.
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Fuck yes. Can't wait til aftermarket takes this and makes one for all the brozzzeerrez
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I'd be in for a 1 piece style like Honda's Ridgeline. But the 60/40 hinge.... I'd be afraid if it failed. But God damn are these are exciting times for truck bros
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I dig it. A lot of people on the RAM pages are talking shit about this. I don't know why. I feel it's a huge improvement, and has major benefits, over your standard tail gate.
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Reminds me of the Suburban barn doors that I like.

Step is cool but you can't use it if the tailgate is down..?
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I like it. The barn doors would be nice for forking pallets into the bed.
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The more I see it, the cooler I think it is. The drop down step is a huge plus.
Wasn't everyone making fun of Ford's man step?
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Dumb.

As if replacing tailgates isn't already butt fuck expensive.
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I like it! Always down for added convenience/functionality!
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While obviously not the same, it sorta reminds me a lot of the trick Chevy Astro barn door/liftgate combo

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Because GM has a fancy 372847 way tailgate dodge needs one too?
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Ford, hear me now.


Just do a ridgeline style tailgate that can still take weight on it. Don't over fuck this pig.
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I also remember station wagons back in the day that had the ability to swing open the tailgate or drop down like a pick-up truck.

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WTF is the point? And at the same time people bitch new vehicles cost too much.........

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Perfect!! Now you can have a pickup that is just as confusing as your sexual orientation.

It swings UP, DOWN, LEFT, AND RIGHT!!!

It might have a normal tail gate one second, then presto chango barn doors like the old school suburban you always dreamed about!

Speaking of presto chango.........

Never mind keep that between you and your doctor.

Just dont call it a Ridgeline.......
Lets be honest the Ridgeline is the transvestite of the pickup world.

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Well this one doesn't have the penis pole.
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Prefer the current generation Ridgeline solution
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I dont understand how this is helpful. Either the tailgate is open or closed.
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Default Ram introduces the 60-40 Split Dual-Hinge tailgate

A split tail gate sounds really really really dumb. Besides just opening your tail gate and throwing you crap in to the bed of the pick up. There are going to be so many idiots who will jam up the two tailgates with dirt, sand and crap. Not to mention what will happen when the tailgate gets beat to shit.

Lame.
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Seems cool in person.
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I dont understand how this is helpful. Either the tailgate is open or closed.
Funny, I was gonna peg you as a tailgate half-open kind of guy...
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