I'm sitting here looking at the new Northern Tool catalog, and was just wondering. Am I more beneficial to buy a lift assist for $199 and put it on? Or am I better off making one? Theres some threads on here with some great pictures of tailgate assists that guys have made. My thinking is, if I buy it, then all I have to do is slap it on and it works. If I make it, then theres a lot of room for for mistakes. But it may be a lot cheaper to make it then to shell out $129 for one side. Or $199 for both sides Opinions?