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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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Heavy Tailgate

Reviewed by Allan T (WALKERSVILLE, MD) Reviewed for a 2003 Dodge Ram — Tuesday at 6:12 AM

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I saw the Dee Zee Assist on line. Thought about it fora day or so, then decided to order it. It was delivered quickly. The instructions were fine for installation. Only issue I had was the upper part rubbed the tailgate when it was closed. E-mailed my concern and was answered back right away. Simple fix was to use a fender washer instead of the thick washer. Works great. Now I need a tailgate assist to lift the gate closed. The tail gate is just heavy. Thank you. Allan

works great

Reviewed by David J (Jacksonville, FL) Reviewed for a 2012 Ford F-150 — Monday at 4:20 PM

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This is the second dee zee I ordered the first worked for awhile on 99 f150 but the gate was to heavy. Second one works great on 2012 f150 lighter tailgate.


Reviewed by ryan m (MARIETTA, GA) Reviewed for a 2013 Ford F-250 — Monday at 10:14 AM

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Wow....huge differenc . No more tailgate slamming down!!!

You need to buy this.

Reviewed by honorio m (PANAMA CITY, FL) Reviewed for a 1999 Chevy Silverado — Dec 20, 2014 8:39 PM

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Work great and easy to install.

Why did i wait so long?????

Reviewed by Chet H (CHINO HILLS, CA) Reviewed for a 2003 GMC Sierra — Dec 20, 2014 7:14 AM

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This very small and simple product is a MUST have for any truck owner!!!!! Easy to install and with this product allows you to simply open thetailgate and step back while the strut assist lowers your tailgate!!!

Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

  • $29.99 each
    • Rebates & Incentives: $50 Details
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  • Ships By 12/29
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