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Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

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Dee Zee EZ Down Tailgate Assist
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Features

  • Custom designed for your truck
  • Controls the tailgate drop rate
  • Tested for repeated usage
  • Works with factory cables
  • Only 1 assist needed per truck
  • Installation takes only minutes without drilling
  • Mounting hardware is included
  • 3 year warranty

Description

The Dee Zee Tailgate Assist allows you to control your tailgate so you don't have to worry about it slamming down on someone or something below it. Additionally, the tailgate assist helps lift a heavy tailgate to reduce strain on your shoulders, back, and neck muscles - save the strain for your other heavy duty projects. The Dee Zee tailgate assist puts an end to the sudden slamming down and hard closing stubborn tailgates.

Dee Zee EZ Down Tailgate Assists are custom made for your truck in order to provide the ultimate fit and performance. The high quality materials and components have been thoroughly tested to ensure that your tailgate assist will last for the lifetime of your truck! Dee Zee makes tailgate assists for most full size domestic trucks as well as kits for the Frontier and Tacoma.

Don't worry about installation or having to drill into your truck; the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist is super simple and easy to install yourself without any drilling required. The Tailgate Assist works in conjunction with your tailgate's factory cables and any additional hardware you'll need for proper installation is included along with easy-to-follow instructions.

Give your back and your tailgate a break and make things a little easier on yourself in the process. We know you'll immediately appreciate the ease this Dee Zee product will make in opening and closing your truck bed. You'll wish you'd added the assist sooner!

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Installation

We understand that most of us are thinking "We don't need no stinkin' instructions!"  However we'll make it easy for you.  Simply select your application above to view the Dee Zee tailgate assist installation guide for your truck. For additional information, please see the installation videos below or call us at 877-216-5446.

 

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Product Reviews Summary

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4.5 
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4.6
Ease of Installation
4.5
Price / Value
4.5
Quality
4.5
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Great product...when it works
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- 2014 Ram Truck 1500 (Travelers Rest, SC)
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Installed in 30 minutes and worked great for one week. Unfortunately it has repeatedly popped loose multiple times. The female ends on the shock won't stay on the ball mounts.
Works great
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- 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 (Livonia, MI)
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everyone should have one
GOING DOWN SLOW
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- 2007 Ford F250 (St. Louis, MO)
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Very simple to install. The locking piece that goes into hole in your tailgate can be a pain. Have used same locking device from other manufacturers and is a pain to get locked from them also with the wrench and hex key. Other wise works awesome and is nice not having your tailgate slam down or having to hold it when it opens.
Scratches tailgate
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- 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 (Kearney, NE)
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the head of the shock scratches the side of the tailgate. talked to tech services at DEE ZEE the claim this is normal variation from vehicle to vehicle. it could be easily redesigned to fit. would not recommend
Works great!
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- 2015 Ford F250 (Indian Springs, AL)
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Easy Installation for Easier Opening
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- Ford F250 (Spanaway, WA)
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I chose to view the YouTube installation clip and it made it a snap to install the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist on my 2015 F250 Super Duty. I love it and my wife finds it so much easier to open.
Exellent helper
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- Ford F150 (Simpsonville, SC)
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Tailgate assist ... not all that much assistance and can be a devil to inst
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- 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 (Mill Creek, WA)
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It is nice to unlatch your truck tailgate and just let it drop, especially if it is a quite heavy tailgate like on my Silverado. But this tailgate assist only assists on the last couple of inches of drop. Some people reported that it did that for them when they first installed it but it got better after awhile. Not so with mine. It still drops unassisted until the last few inches. But, it then does the assist and stops any violent crash at the bottom.

And, unfortunately, it does NOT give any assist in lifting a very heavy tailgate. I still need both arms to lift my tailgate back closed.

Installing the Tailgate Assist was a very frustrating job that took me hours. The first step is to install a "molly" like fitting into a hole in the tailgate to become a firm connection point for the bottom of the shock absorber. This uses a bolt that has on it two plates with ball bearings between so that when you turn the hex bolt the body stays firm and the inside "logs" spread. My ball bearings were defective and the whole assemble turned and the inside legs never spread. I finally had to get real creative with vise grips to ever get the legs spread inside and a firm connection made. This was real hard to do when the fitting with a narrow lip had to be firm to the surface on the side of the tailgate. (If you don't know what a molly is, it is a fitting that is usually used on sheet rock to make a firm, permanent bolt hole on a hallow wall where there are legs on a cylinder that when you turn a screw that sticks through the assemble, it causes the legs to fold back to the wall making a firm,permanent connection where you can screw things to the wall).

If I were to install another one I would go with a different brand that had a better type of molly bolt.
Fantastic product
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- 2010 Ford F150 (Woodbridge, NJ)
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So good I got one for my son in law
Easy opening
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- 2014 Ram Truck 3500 (Collinston, LA)
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Easy for my wife to open the tailgate now with one hand!

We love it. Very easy to install.
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