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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.

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513 Customer Reviews

Instaillation Instructions - Need Revision

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.

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Excellent product, Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

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

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Easy install

Reviewed by Tom R (Blaine, WA) Reviewed for a 2009 Ford F-150 — Sunday at 2:18 PM

Got 2 of these for mine and my dads f150s. Works as expected. Great cheap mod for any pickup

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Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

Reviewed by David G (EAGAR, AZ) Reviewed for a 2006 Chevy Silverado — Sunday at 9:03 AM

Bought 2 Tailgate Assist's, 1 for a 2006 Chevy and the other a 2003 GMC. Bought bolted right up with ease, no hole to drill or mess with and they work great.

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Tail Gate Assist

Reviewed by Charles C R (West Covina, CA) Reviewed for a 2004 GMC Sierra — Jul 04, 2014 11:55 PM

Works great would recommend to any one

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Works well after fixing one problem.

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!

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Great tailgate assist

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.

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love it

Reviewed by David J (SWANSBORO, NC) Reviewed for a 2013 Ford F-150 — Jul 02, 2014 6:06 AM

this is great. I show it to everyone I know that has a truck!

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Great product!

Reviewed by Tony H (WICHITA FALLS, TX) Reviewed for a 2013 Ford F-150 — Jun 28, 2014 10:24 AM

This item is very easy to install and works as advertised. It only took 15 minutes!

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Works good

Reviewed by Randy H (POMPANO BEACH, FL) Reviewed for a 2014 Ford F-250 — Jun 26, 2014 3:34 PM

Works good and easy to install myself. My kid's won't get slammed by the tailgate anymore.

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