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Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

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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.

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573 Customer Reviews

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Reviewed by Ken B (SOUTH BOSTON, VA) Reviewed for a 2004 Ford F-150 — Saturday at 5:18 AM

Last month I purchased this product. The product I originally received was not correct. You quickly sent out a replacement under the stipulation if it did not fit again you would not replace it. So I purchased another - this time I called in and provided specific details about my truck. This one also did not fit. I love the product - purchased one for my truck and my father in law's truck and both were easy to install. This is a 2004 Ford F-150 STX Flare side. Please call if you have any questio

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Awesome safety device for trucks!

Reviewed by Edwin M (KISSIMMEE, FL) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-150 — Friday at 12:52 PM

I don't even know why truck makers don't make this a standard feature. I have a toddler and a baby and I was always worried about when they where around me while opening the tailgate. Until I saw this product. Great idea and excellent safety aftermarket product. I definitely recommend it!

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It works

Reviewed by Timothy T (FAIRPORT HARBOR, OH) Reviewed for a 2006 Dodge Ram — Sep 10, 2014 3:18 PM

Installation was straight forward. I have to manually check the cable before closing the gate though. The cable card does nothing really.

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A True Back Saver

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

Reviewed by Bryon B (Winston, OR) Reviewed for a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle — Sep 09, 2014 11:35 PM

I'm so glad I happened upon this item on the AutoAnything site. I have a bad back and the tailgate on my F350 Superduty was simply getting too darn heavy to hold up. Especially if I had something in my hands. It had gotten to where I had to put down whatever I was carrying, open the tailgate, bend over (again) and pick up the item to put it in the truck bed, then lift that heavy tailgate. Now at least I'm reduced to only having to lift it once! This is the best $30 I've spent on my truck.

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Reviewed by John D (Vergas, MN) Reviewed for a 2014 Dodge Ram — Sep 08, 2014 10:17 AM

This is an accessory that should come with every pickup. The Dee Zee Tailgate Assist is simple to install and works perfectly. No more slamming of the tailgate. It is a joy to open and watch it slowly open. The star wrench required to remove the necessary screws was included in the kit and no missing parts. in addition, the instructions were easy to follow. the entire installation took less than 10 minutes!

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Getting Older

Reviewed by David B (Mikado, MI) — Sep 05, 2014 7:28 AM

I wish I would have known about these 20 years ago, back when I was 40. I have had a truck all my driving life and the tailgates seem to get heavier every year. I love that it catches the tailgate whether I have a hold of it or not.

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Reviewed by Dan C (Warren, OH) Reviewed for a 2004 Chevy Silverado — Sep 04, 2014 7:21 AM

The new cylinder seems to be weak, The tailgate goes down a lot faster than the old one I replaced that was leaking.

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Easy self install

Reviewed by David H (ALBANY, OR) Reviewed for a 2014 Ford F-150 — Sep 01, 2014 8:51 PM

This product is great. I don't know why Ford dosent have something like this as standard, even my Lariat dosent have it?. I guess they might in 2015? Anyway this was a snap to install and works great

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Great product

Reviewed by Lou A (BARTLETT, TN) Reviewed for a 2010 Ford F-150 — Sep 01, 2014 8:11 PM

This product was easy to install and works great. I have recommended it to all my friends.

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great job

Reviewed by David B (Inverness, FL) Reviewed for a 2005 Ford F-250 — Aug 31, 2014 3:36 PM

Easy to install,works great! Does exactly what I was hoping it to do..

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