Imagine what would have happen if one or both the cables would have snapped. The reason we came up with these was just that very situation, riding a quad up the ramp and just about in the bed and "SNAP", one cable broke, twisted the tailgate ($900. or so), busted a bunch of stuff on the quad ( $400.00) and rider to the hospital for stitches and broken collar bone. Thank god that was all that happen to him.my problem wasnt the cables. my problem was where the points are on the tailgate,once weight was applied it put a dent on each side from the tailgate trying to go down from the weight while the cables held it in place.