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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 flaccid hatch 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 Damper is there to control how fast it drops. And, unlike those flimsy screen-door dampeners, 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. It's completely custom designed to bolt into place and play nice with your stock hardware. And, the Dee Zee Tailgate Lift Assist is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Dee Zee Tailgate Assist Customer Reviews

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552 Customer Reviews

great product with hiccup in installation instruction

Reviewed by Dean C (Fremont, CA) Reviewed for a 2004 Ford F-150 — Tuesday at 11:04 AM

Bought it for safety reason. I didn't want the tailgate to drop too fast and hit the kids. When installing, instruction says 9 full turns for the nut. I marked the nut and did as such but it is still loose. Almost returned the item. It turns out that I needed 12. best way to find out is to use the ball bolt to measure if you need extra or not. Other wise, great product!!

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No more falling tailgate

Reviewed by Joseph G (Chandler, AZ) Reviewed for a 2013 Dodge Ram — Saturday at 2:21 PM

I bought the Dee Zee tailgate assist for my Ram after having the tailgate slam down after opening it on several occasions.I searched for a solution and found the DEE Zee assist.I buy all of my truck products from Auto Anything so it was a no brainer to go through them.My order was shipped in a week.It took me about 20 minutes to put it on and I followed the installation instructions on the You Tube video which was specific for my Ram.The assist works great and no more slams.

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Great accessory for your truck!!!

Reviewed by Jason A (Christiansburg, VA) Reviewed for a 2011 Chevy Silverado — Aug 16, 2014 5:04 AM

Works perfect. Tailgate drops slowly, just as designed. No negatives with this 20 minute install.

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Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

Reviewed by David W (New Iberia, LA) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-150 — Aug 15, 2014 8:51 PM

Great product. I suspect Ford will follow your lead and factory install these on future models.

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slow a nice feature

Reviewed by Peter V (East Hampstead, NH) Reviewed for a 2005 Dodge Ram — Aug 15, 2014 1:22 AM

Easy install. Worked the first time every time. A relief not to the "tailgate bang" when opening.

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Tail gate assist for dodge

Reviewed by Gavin K (Negaunee, MI) Reviewed for a 2011 Dodge Ram — Aug 14, 2014 4:49 PM

Works great! Well worth the money!! Very nice when you have a full arm load of stuff to throw in the back. Pretty easy and straight forward install.

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Should be a standard item on all pickups

Reviewed by Brian W (Fort Wayne, IN) Reviewed for a 2011 Ford F-150 — Aug 14, 2014 12:20 PM

Works great, should be a standard feature on all pickups

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Reviewed by Richard S (ELKRIDGE, MD) Reviewed for a 2011 Ford F-150 — Aug 14, 2014 9:07 AM

Easy to install, nice smooth operation, no more slamming my gate when my golf buddies get their clubs from the back of my truck. Very happy with the purchase.

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Reviewed by wes b (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Reviewed for a 2013 Ford F-150 — Aug 12, 2014 12:54 PM

Easy to install and works very well.....helped to have read the reviews and tips for installation.

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Five-star Product

Reviewed by William H (Cleveland, TN) Reviewed for a 2013 Dodge Ram — Aug 09, 2014 10:21 AM

Most other reviewers gave this five stars but commented on the Nutsert being difficult to deal with; I agree. Once installed, the Tailgate Assist works as advertised - it's great! But about the Nutsert ... it spins, so counting the wrench turns doesn't work. I had to guess when it was tight enough by looking at the thread engagement of the ball stud, matching it to the picture in the instructions. Fortunately, that did work without stripping the threads.

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