Dee Zee Tailgate Assist Customer Reviews
513 Customer Reviews
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.
513 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Thomas N (COOKEVILLE, TN) Reviewed for a 2013 Ford F-150 — Tuesday at 9:34 AM
The expansion anchor that goes into the tailgate side wall kept spinning when I tried the "9 turns" to seat it. I called Dee Zee..lube the ball bearing and/or apply loctite to the "flange" of the insert. Neither worked. After several attempts at epoxy and other adhesives that did not hold the insert from "spinning" I cut at small notch in the insert flange and inserted a small sheet metal screw in the elongated hole in the tailgate. This kept the insert from spinning....success.
Reviewed by GLENN B (MEXICO, NY) — Monday at 7:32 AM
Installation directions were clear. Install was easy. Works just like I wanted it to. Open the tailgate latch and let it fall, the "assist" catches and slowly lowers the tailgate to full down with no crash or thump. Looks and performs on a professional level. HIGHLY recommend this product
Reviewed by Richard K (Coram, NY) Reviewed for a 2007 Dodge Ram — Jul 03, 2014 11:17 AM
After install, the tailgate assist rubbed the inside of my tailgate and scratching the paint whenever I opening or closed it. I called Dee Zee to explain the problem and the woman was aware of the problem with rubbing on the Ram 1500. She told me other customers brought this issue to her attention. She said another customer said he was going to try a thinner washer on the top end of the cylinder but she didn't know the results. That's what I tried and it solved the problem. NO MORE RUBBING!
Reviewed by Joseph O (Springfield Gardens, NY) Reviewed for a 2014 Ford F-150 — Jul 03, 2014 12:27 AM
Very quick to receive product. Instructions simple though had problems ensuring a tight fit in the tailgate. Took about 1 hr. But fantastic afterwards. You can get young kids to open it without fear of it dropping.