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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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963 Customer Reviews

I feel like a rock star!

Reviewed by Todd F (Oak Grove, KY) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-150 — Monday at 9:42 PM

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Easy install. I had it done in 15 min. The hydraulic hiss is a bit loud but it's better than the tailgate slamming down.


Reviewed by Casey W (WEBSTER, MA) Reviewed for a 2009 Chevy Silverado — Saturday at 5:02 AM

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The item arrived as advertised and installed in just minutes. Really works great for lowering tailgate it now slowly comes to a stop. This device does not help in raising the tailgate but it is not advertised to do this.

Simple and effective

Reviewed by Nelson C (STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO) Reviewed for a 2011 Ford F-150 — Aug 22, 2015 9:06 PM

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The Dee Zee Tailgate Assist is a great addition. It's relatively easy to install and works as advertised. It's nice to open the tailgate latch and then just let it go. The strut is a little noisy at first, we'll see if it quiets with more use.

Awesome product. Works perfect.

Reviewed by thomas g (Marquette, MI) Reviewed for a 2014 Dodge Ram — Aug 17, 2015 10:01 PM

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Love this product. Autoanything performs perfect as always.

quite a neat little item...

Reviewed by JEFFREY H (Port Orange, FL) Reviewed for a 2015 Dodge Ram — Aug 14, 2015 3:45 PM

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second tailgate assist.... first insatll on 2004 Ram 3500 DWR.. heavy heavy tail gate worked great......second on 2015 Ram 2500 4x4.. works ok because the tail gate on the 2015 must be made of aluminum...not a great improvement...

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