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Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

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List Price:
$44.95
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$38.21
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Rating:
4.7 (1379 reviews)
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    Description

    • Works in conjunction factory cables
    • Tested for repeated usage
    • Controls the tailgate drop rate
    • Only one assist needed per truck
    • Custom designed for your truck
    • Installation takes only minutes without drilling
    • Mounting hardware is included
    • Backed by a three year warranty

    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.

    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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    Review

    Product Reviews Summary

    Overall
    4.7 
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    4.3
    Price / Value
    4.2
    Ease of Installation
    4.2
    Quality
    4.2
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    Part #: DEZ-43102 Posted on
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    5.0
    - 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 (Moncks Corner, SC)
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    Part #: DEZ-43204 Posted on
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    5.0
    - 2015 Ford F150 (LIVONIA, MI)
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    Part #: DEZ-43203 Posted on
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    5.0
    - 2008 Ford F250 (Hale, MO)
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    Easy to install and works great
    Easy Tailgate drop
    Part #: DEZ-43200 Posted on
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    5.0
    - 2013 Ford F150 (NEW CASTLE, PA)
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    The supplied torx wrench wasn't strong enough to loosen the bolt on the truck. Had to use other tools for that. Once the bolts were taken care of, installation was a breeze. A heavy tailgate is a dream especially for when the wife opens it. The nice touch was the clear mylar provided to prevent paint scratches and of course the smooth operation of the assist.
    Part #: DEZ-43301 Posted on
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    4.0
    - 2016 Ram Truck 1500 (Kalamazoo, MI)
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    Tailgate assist on 2017 F-250
    Part #: DEZ-43205 Posted on
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    5.0
    - 2017 Ford F250 (Bonita Springs, FL)
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    Works great, easy to install. It's been on for over a month and seams fine. I open and close my tailgate multiple times per day, so it's nice to be able to let it drop without worrying about it crashing down.
    Works Well, Installation requires some attention
    Part #: DEZ-43301 Posted on
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    5.0
    - 2015 Ram Truck 1500 (South Fork, CO)
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    The unit is currently installed on my 2015 Ram Pick-up. It works very well to retard the down-ward motion of the tailgate, as advertised. It does nothing to aid the lifting of the gate, if anyone thinks it might. The installation was fairly straight forward, but you should be aware that the expansion nut for the pivot may require several more turns to tighten securely than the instructions state. On my truck it was necessary to snug it up as much as allowed, then thread the draw bolt back down into the nut for a second bite, then tighten the jamb nut carefully again to "lock" the nutsert into the tailgate without stripping the nutsert threads.

    All in all, very pleased with product. As for Realtruck service? Suffice to say the order arrived 2 days earlier than scheduled. Thanks.
    Part #: DEZ-43200 Posted on
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    - 2013 Ford F150 (Moncks Corner, SC)
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    Part #: DEZ-43102 Posted on
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    4.0
    - 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 (OAK LAWN, IL)
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    Part #: DEZ-43301 Posted on
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    5.0
    - 2015 Ram Truck 1500 (Shelton, CT)
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    Warranty

    3 Year Warranty

    Dee Zee has a 3 year warranty on the tailgate assist.
     
    Dee Zee, Inc. guarantees the original purchaser a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects in materials, workmanship, and design under normal use excluding damage resulting from road hazards such as gravel or other debris, product misuse, improper installation, impairments from accidents, product modifications, spills, vandalism, or product neglect. Wear items such as shocks, latches, keys, hinges, step pads, seals, etc. have a one-year warranty. This warranty applies only to new products and is limited to the repair or replacement of genuine Dee Zee products. Warranty does not include electrical components, light bulb replacement, and cost of removal, installation, labor, transportation costs, and loss of use, inconvenience, or consequential damages. Modifications of any kind to Dee Zee product voids all warranties. The original purchaser may be required (at Dee Zee's sole discretion) to return the defective merchandise, provide a photograph, or provide the original purchase receipt to the original place of purchase or Dee Zee, Inc.

    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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    How to Install a Dee Zee Tailgate Assist - #DZ43200
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