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Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Tailgates and Liftgates

A Chevrolet Silverado 2500 tailgate or liftgate is a hinged door on the back of a Silverado 2500 truck. Tailgates open to release cargo or close to contain cargo. A liftgate is similar to a tailgate, but it is mechanically latched or unlatched in response to a switch on your Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD steering wheel or a button on your Silverado 2500HD key fob.

What are the components of Chevrolet Silverado tailgates?

While there are a number of tailgate parts that go into the tailgate assembly, some are more commonly affected than others. Your strikers are the most stressed parts of your Silverado tailgate assembly. Your attachment assembly may need replacing when you remove your old tailgate. Your strikers are the bolt-like parts on each side of your vehicle which hold your tailgate when you close it. The following is a list of parts you may need to replace when you buy a new tailgate:

  • Strikers which must be placed in exactly the same positions as the old ones for your tailgate to fit securely.
  • Hinges to attach to both sides of your detached tailgate and to each side of your Chevrolet 2500.
  • Cables to replace your old broken or stretched cables on your tailgate and on your Chevy truck.
  • Latch rubber stop bumpers to keep your tailgate from rattling when you travel over dirt roads, hit potholes, work out in the fields, or go off-roading.

What are primered tailgates?

Primered steel tailgate shells are simply a primered tailgate for a 1999 to 2006 Silverado pickup. Hardware is not included. These tailgates come coated in primer, ready to be custom painted to match your pickup’s body color. You can also purchase steel gauge salt sprayed tailgates, which offer additional protection from rust for your regular or extended cab Chevrolet 2500.

What tailgate styles fit a Step-side Silverado?

A step-side Chevrolet tailgate has a distinctive shape. Step-side tailgates, spoiler wings, lock hardware, and tailgate latch rods are sold separately or in kits.

What are vented or open lift tailgates?

Vented or open lift or tailgates allow air to flow through them. They reduce drag on your pickup and increase your fuel economy by miles per gallon. You can find vented and open lift tailgates by manufacturers such as Stromberg, Carlson, and Husky to name a few.

What parts increase the life of your work truck's tailgate?

Sturdy polypropylene bed liners cushion the interior of your Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD tailgate and protect your vehicle from dents and scratches. Liners can be purchased separately for the inside of your Silverado tailgate.