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Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Doctor Mike, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Doctor Mike

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    Can someone please recommend an under tailgate light (preferably sequential ) for my 2018 raptor. I have the built in step in the tailgate and have heard that some lights won’t fit across because of that
    Thank you
     
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    Have you thought of led strips under the tailgate? It mounts to the box between the tailgate and rear bumper.



    this guys video is too long, but if you skip through a lot of it you will get the point.
     
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    I honestly thought that’s what he’s asking about but can’t for the life of me figure out how the tailgate step affects that area.
     
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    I have been told that those tailgates with the built in step have a hinge or some other obstruction that prevents a full length tailgate bar from going across.
    Would like someone with my exact set up to let me know what make and size unit you have used . I do plan to connect wires to taillight wires to avoid trailer issues but am wondering if that messes up the sensor for cross traffic.
    Any help, suggestion or info would be appreciated
     
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    Somewhere else there was mention of this on the forum, I will try to find it but I think it had something to do with a extra support for the tailgates with the step.

    It's going to drive me crazy until I or someone else finds it, lol
     
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    Good eye. I haven’t seen that.
     
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    I had stumbled upon that when I was thinking about getting a tailgate with a step built in and then the sticker shock hit me.
     
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    Yup, those are the bolts I am talking about on the tailgates with the built in step. A 60” under tailgate light won’t fit flush across.
    I want to know what product (make model and size ) I can use to avoid that problem please. Surely someone on the forum has done this
    Thanks
     
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    I have the tailgate step and a putco blade 60”. No problem. There are some little offsets so the blade isn’t completely flush.
     

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