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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Side Opening Tailgate? in Cadillac SRX / XT5 Forums; Hi, A few women have mentioned to me how they prefer SUV's with tail gates that open to the side. ...
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    TimRSRX777 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): SRX
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    Side Opening Tailgate?


    A few women have mentioned to me how they prefer SUV's with tail gates that open to the side. An example - 2004 -2006 Honda CR-V. Has anyone converted their SRX from a top hinging tail gate to a side opening one? You wouldn't think that it would be too difficult if you found a GM vehicle with a side opening tailgate to just weld the hinges on where they needed to be along with the matching hardware? Why have almost all current SUVs gone with the top hinge? Even the current CR-V?

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    PJ1520 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2007 SRX4 N*, 2004 Infinity G35 Coupe
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    Feb 2010
    New England

    Re: Side Opening Tailgate?

    The top mounted/hinged door never gets ib the way, cannot accidentally be placed under too much load, and serves as a ca canopy of sorts from the sun and rain. Frankly, I don't see the advantage of the side hinged ones. PJ

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