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Whether your pickup is fresh off the dealership lot or a little long in the tooth, its tailgate is likely suffering from an age-old problem: premature opening. You know the symptoms. Every time you pull the handle, it crashes down against your bumper, your fingers or your Weimaraner's skull. To cure what ails your truck, install the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist and never fear a slamming tailgate again.

As simple as it is genius, the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist adds a heavy-duty shock absorber to your stock tailgate hardware. Every time you open up your tailgate, the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist is there to control how fast it drops. And, unlike those flimsy screen-door shock absorbers, Dee Zee uses only premium components that can withstand constant use and abuse.

You and your drill might be best friends, but you won't have to dust it off to install the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist. All mounting hardware is included and completely custom designed to bolt into place and play nice with your stock hardware. There's no need to order two- just one Dee Zee Tailgate Assist mounted on the driver's side is enough to control your wayward tailgate. And, the Dee Zee Tailgate Lift Assist is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Dee Zee Tailgate Assist Customer Reviews

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Reviewed by Alex G (GRAND RAPIDS, MN) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford F-250 — Thursday at 8:16 PM

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I love the Dee Zee tailgate assist shock! Install was relatively simple although you must make sure the nutsert tool works properly, when you turn the nut, it draws the other one inside the tailgate toward you, expanding the piece until it is tight, then you just snap the shock onto it! The rest is super easy and it works very well, thank you Dee Zee and Autoanything!

Tail Gate Assist

Reviewed by Wilson R (South Miami, FL) Reviewed for a 2014 Ford F-250 — Thursday at 11:24 AM

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This product does not deliver what it promises. The piston is either too weak or is designed to be placed in the wrong location to provide the function it is advertised for. I installed one and it barely held the tail gate from dropping like a lead weight. Also it stops assisting as you close the tailgate so you feel the weight again. I complained to Auto Anything and they sent me out a replacement thinking it was defective. The second piston did not work either. I'm very dissatisfied!!

Tail Gate Assist

Reviewed by James H (XENIA, OH) Reviewed for a 2013 Ford F-150 — Monday at 1:25 PM

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Very good product. I have put these on the last three pick up trucks I have had and also my son and a friend of ours have done the same.

tailgate ease

Reviewed by Michael B (Honolulu, HI) Reviewed for a 2014 Dodge Ram — Sunday at 1:20 PM

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put one on my 2014 ram and it works great

Dee zee assist

Reviewed by Bill C (SEAFORD, NY) Reviewed for a 2014 Dodge Ram — Sunday at 5:32 AM

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Makes life a lot easier.

Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

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