Dodge Ram 1500 2002, Tailgate Assist by Dee Zee®. This kit includes a gas strut and related hardware that allows your truck’s tailgate to glide slowly and safely down on its own once opened. Parts are fitted specifically to work in conjunction with factory tailgate support cables for your make and model. Easy, no drill installation.
- Allows tailgate to glide slowly open by itself once opened
- Includes one gas strut and related hardware
- Designed to stand up to repeated, heavy-duty operation
- All parts are fitted specifically for your make and model
- Gas strut works in conjunction with OEM tailgate support cables
- Installation is easy with no drilling
- All hardware needed is included along with easy-to-follow instructions
- 3-year manufacturer warranty
- Proudly manufactured in the United States
When you are carrying a lot of heavy items in both arms, the simple act of opening your truck’s tailgate can become a cumbersome process. After pulling a release handle which may or may not work well due to loose or misadjusted linkages, juggling things around in your arms as you lower a heavy steel tailgate is awkward. If a package or the tailgate panel itself has ever slid out of your hands and fallen hard, you will greatly appreciate the Tailgate Assist kit from Dee Zee. It features one gas strut and related hardware that bolt easily in place that allow your tailgate to glide open slowly, safely, and gracefully.
Installation is straightforward. Using standard tools, simply unhook the driver’s side tailgate support cable, then replace the original mounting bolts with new ones supplied in the kit designed for the gas strut. Once the support cable is reinstalled, your tailgate will latch tightly in place with no clearance issues or difficulty. Dee Zee has tested and developed the gas strut and related components to heavy duty specifications to ensure many years of smooth operation, even in the most extreme of temperatures and the dirtiest of environments. Dee Zee proudly manufactures the Tailgate Assist kit in the United States and backs it with a 3-year warranty to ensure your satisfaction.26.86Brand: Dee Zee Part Number: DZ43300 UPC: 019023985645 This part is compatible with 8 vehicle(s)
Since 1977, Iowa-based Dee Zee® has sought to create products and accessories for trucks and SUVs with class-leading levels of style, quality, and longevity. Their success and growth in the marketplace has always been fueled by listening to what customers want, then building the things competitors did not offer. Dee Zee believes being environmentally aware is extremely important and views efficient manufacturing to minimize pollution and waste as a corporate responsibility. That philosophy goes hand in hand with fundamental beliefs that a product which effectively resists corrosion represents a better value for the customer – giving it a longer useful lifespan instead of becoming more junk in a landfill. CARiD is proud to offer the Dee Zee product you’ve seen on this page as well as the company’s complete lineup of running boards, grille guards, tool boxes, bed protectors, mud flaps, liquid transfer tanks, cargo carriers, and much more.Product Reviews (12)
Every Customer can leave a review about our service and the product that was purchased. In order to leave your review for your new product, please follow the link in the email you receive after completing your purchase. You can rate appearance, ease of installation, price/value and product quality.Dee Zee® - Tailgate AssistAverage Rating: 4.7 of 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYShow Next 10 All Dee Zee Reviews(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY2005 Dodge Ram | Posted by Brian | (Bradenton, FL)
Awesome works well.Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYAwesome!!!!!2013 Dodge Ram | Posted by Darrin | (Enterprise, AL)
This is so easy to install. Looks awesome. And I am pretty sure I am now the coolest guy at the shop. If you are thinking about adding the hydraulic package to your new truck don't waist your money. Dee Zee Tailgate Assist is a fraction of what a dealer will charge you at the shop. This part was the easiest item I have installed yet on my 2013 2500 Ram and it works perfectly. I love just flipping the gate handle and letting go. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYgreat product2013 Ford F-150 | Posted by Robert N | (Peoria, IL)
Great product easy install. I have it on every truck I have owned. Ill never go without it.Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:(4)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYDee Zee tailgate Assist Looks Good.2013 Dodge Ram | Posted by Larry | (Snowflake, AZ)
The unit works well, but you must guide the cable into the proper location when the gate is closed. It comes down easy, and goes up easy. If you happen to let it slip going up it goes down slowly allowing you to recover and finish shutting the gate.Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:(4)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYTailgate Assist.2013 Dodge Ram | Posted by Robie | (Buckhannon, WV)
Very pleased with the item.Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:(4.8)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYFor 2013 Ram2013 Dodge Ram | Posted by Lawrence | (Kenosha, WI)
Works as advertised and is a definite help when you are opening the tailgate.Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYTailgate Assist2013 Dodge Ram | Posted by Eddy | (Worcester, MA)
I have a 2011 Ram Sport. I ordered and within days received a package. This couldn't have been easier to install. Received a package, opened, and within 10 min. had it on the truck. A+.Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYImpressed2013 Dodge Ram | Posted by Robert | (Saskatoon, SK)
All of the products I purchased through CARiD were truly everything I expected and more... Thank you very much for helping me to pimp my ride with good quality add on's... Yours truly... Robert Krone.1 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYInstalled on 2008 Ram 1500. Wrist Saver!2013 Dodge Ram | Posted by George | (Brooklyn, NY)
Excellent product, helps from twisting your wrists. Great one-hand operation. Must look over video of installation a couple of times to get it right.Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYDee Zee Tailgate Assist2013 Dodge Ram | Posted by Michael | (Kingsley, MI)
Love this product. Was easy to install, took about 15-20 minutes. It is so nice to have when you are carrying a bunch of stuff in your hands because all you have to do is reach up and pull the latch (instead of having to worry about the weight of the tailgate, and not letting it slam). I will have one of these on every truck I own from now on.Was this review helpful for you? YesNoShare this review:
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