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tailgate height

I find the tailgate height to be, weirdly, too *low*.
Not on flat ground of course.

But when backed into a curb and standing on the curb the gate can be low enough to bang into after it is (allegedly) fully open. I'm not tall or anything I've no idea how someone 6'6" can use it without bending double. The problem is worse if there is a camber to the road or the curb is deeper than average (of course).

Is it adjustable? apparently not. Dealer service adjustable? looking at the hinge it does seem it could go higher. Or is it just a jeep GC thing. Coming from a wagon (passat) with the door close button on the tailgate I have to reach above my head to press it .. now the door button is more conveniently located down low I'm cracking my head on the tailgate lip lol.

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Re: tailgate height

I actually whacked my head pretty good on the edge where it bends down at the base of the gate when I had that very situation complicated by the evening sun in my eyes. I ducked down enough to miss the gate, but didn't see the sharp, downward curving edge of the body where it sticks out beyond the plastic.

I've got a nice scar to remember to duck down further.

It might be nice to have a couple of range sensors in the gate: one on the outside to measure distance to obstacles above and one on the inside to measure distance to the ground below the open gate.

If, for example, if it senses a curb or embankment that lessens the head room under the gate and there appears to be room above, it will raise the gate higher to compensate. Likewise, it will sense if anything above will prevent fully raising the gate and prevent it from going all the way up.
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Re: tailgate height

Or you could use your eyes to look where you're sticking your head.
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