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    Default Are the tail lights really different from lift gate and barn doors?

    Almost every aftermarket tail light I've seen says "does not fit with barn doors". But looking at pics, I can't see any difference.

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    I was looking a tail lights the other day and noticed that also. Looking at the pictures, it looks to me that the barn door lights do not stick out as much as the lift gate style. This, of course, is my perception and depends on the angle of the truck and the lighting in the picture.

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    GM Parts Department only shows one for left and one for right. No mention of gate or doors being different.

    http://www.gmpartsdepartment.com/par...agramCallOut=1

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    That is interesting. As you noted also, the after market companies all call out different parts for the lift gate vs barn doors. Maybe they are making them to thick so the door can not swing past them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    That is interesting. As you noted also, the after market companies all call out different parts for the lift gate vs barn doors. Maybe they are making them to thick so the door can not swing past them.
    That's a possibility. GM Parts East also only shows a single left and right. It's hard to make sense of the list, but the replacement part numbers 168990 & 168991 are the L & R assemblies. (the T89 exception is export vehicles). I find it somewhat bewildering the each side is a different price.

    http://www.gmpartseast.com/chevy/com...mt1k25906.html

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    I just picked up a used pair of IPCW's from a liftgate Burb to try out. Unfortunately, it's still gonna be at least a month or more before my Burb get's here.

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