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Posted: 01/10/19 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder how much that gimmick weighs?

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Huntindog wrote:

bob213 wrote:

My neighbor is GM tech and says they will be coming to Chevy soon. I asked about retro-fitting an existing tailgate and he said in his opinion with the electronics involved the cost would be overwhelming.
What is electronic about it? I all looked mechanical to me.
I thought it looked very electronic, different buttons created different configurations of the tailgate. Some adjustments were manual, but a lot was electronic. Needless electronics.


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when in canada this past summer i saw these tailgates at the calagary stampede. they are neat but i wonder what the added cost will be????


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That has to put a ding in the cargo capacity.


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Looks like lots of nooks and crannies to collect road grime and debris. What happens if I haul a load of dirt or landscaping mulch?

Oh wait, it's a Denali. Never mind.

How much will this increase the cost of getting rear ended?


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Can't wait to hear the stories about that thing hitting hitches.


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gmcsmoke wrote:

I don't think we've discussed this GM ingenuity but recently saw a commercial for it.


I saw the ad too. I like the way all the other truck owners are carrying their tailgates to the mountain.

Remember the big deal made about the step on the bumper? This is the little cut out in the bumper to be used as a step. I did not understand why stepping in a cut out was preferred over stepping on the bumper. Slippage? Blockage?

To me the GM tailgate is novel, but is not compelling as a solution to a need.


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drsteve wrote:

Looks like lots of nooks and crannies to collect road grime and debris. What happens if I haul a load of dirt or landscaping mulch?

Oh wait, it's a Denali. Never mind.

How much will this increase the cost of getting rear ended?


What about road salt and brine used for ice during the winter?


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GeoBoy wrote:

That tailgate is a great idea for a contractor. If I didn’t have a TC I would definitely have that option.


what contractor drives a denali?

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mooky stinks wrote:

gmcsmoke wrote:

I don't think we've discussed this GM ingenuity but recently saw a commercial for it:

here's a video:

6-way tailgate... the must have

you can delete the option for a regular tailgate but lose the power option. this tailgate is NOT available on silverado's because, you know, they are completely different trucks.

this will definitely set the mark for the truck industry moving forward.


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I wish GM would have taken half the brain power used to solve a problem that never needed solving and put that towards competing with RAM and Ford. the new ram interior is light years ahead of GM.

GM putting all their eggs in the truck and SUV basket means that can't screw up unfortunately the new 1500's are a screw up.

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