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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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This thing works GREAT. Love it

Reviewed by Gene S (THORNTON, CO) Reviewed for a 2015 Dodge Ram — Thursday at 7:05 AM

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I received this pretty quick in the mail from Autoanything. It took a couple friends and I to figure out the directions however we installed it in about 45 min. I love the product. Keeps your tailgate from slamming down. I think all trucks should have one of these from the factory.

Shoulda done it sooner

Reviewed by Donald T (Gardner, KS) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-150 — Oct 06, 2015 6:57 AM

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Easy, 10 minute install. Quality parts, thorough instructions.

'04 Dodge 3/4 ton

Reviewed by David Y (Nine Mile Falls, WA) Reviewed for a 2004 Dodge Ram — Oct 02, 2015 5:55 AM

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Great product easy to install. Doesn't interfere with the operation of the tailgate. Time will tell if it holds up.

Great Product

Reviewed by Michael A G (Bay Shore, NY) Reviewed for a 2014 Dodge Ram — Oct 01, 2015 4:53 PM

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Very pleased with the tailgate assist. It's so great to not have to worry about the tailgate slamming down all the time. These should be standard on all trucks.

Tail gate assist gas shock.

Reviewed by Bob B (Lone Tree, CO) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford F-250 — Oct 01, 2015 2:27 PM

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The gas shock is well built but when I installed it with the larger end up per the instructions the lower pivot ball joint connector popped off each time that I closed the tailgate. I turned it upside down and now it seems to stay on the ball joints. I don't know if the smaller end joint has something wrong with it but it wouldn't stay on when installed with the larger end up per the installation instructions.

Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

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