Tailgate vents

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Hey guys, what exactly is the purpose of the tailgate vents? The only thing I can think of is less wind resistance with the top off. Do you know the actual reason? I have my rear seats out and the interior tailgate panel off, and notice that my subs push them open when they hit. It also causes a rattle.





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They are the source of the loudest rattles in my Jeep.
 
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They are the source of the loudest rattles in my Jeep.
Agreed. I am now trying to come up with a design to modify or get rid of them.
 

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Maybe I’m to deaf but I never hear any rattles from the vent.
 

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Agree with the air pressure build up. Since installing a Slipstream I've noticed the difference.
 

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Mine rattle going over bumps and any time I have the windows down you can hear them flap in the wind.
 
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So a little redneck engineering here, ugly but it works. Cheap scotch Brite slit and slid in under the vent flaps. They function, but land quietly now. Rubber would've been ideal, but I didn't have any laying around unfortunately.
 

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