Louvered Flow-Thru Tailgate by Dee Zee®. Dee Zee’s Louvered Flow Through Tailgate adds styling while keeping your gear contained in the truck bed. The unique integrated channel system offers endless possibilities for accessories or tie down anchor points. It replaces the existing manufacturer's tailgate with a sleek design that allows for better airflow and matches Dee Zee’s Louvered Cab Racks.
- Louvered tailgate improves air flow for increased fuel economy
- Made from durable, lightweight aluminum
- Styling compliments Dee Zee louvered cab racks
- Channeled frame allows attachment of tie downs and other accessories
- Includes dampened tailgate assist shock for smooth opening
- Locking BOLT™ paddle handle latch accepts factory truck key
- Protective silverpowder coat finish
- Sunken middle section accommodates fifth wheel trailers
- Texture black fifth wheel insert available (sold separately)
The non-rusting strength of aluminum has an additional layer of protection with a silver powder coat finish. The framed tubular construction adds the strength and rigidity you would expect from a heavy-duty gate. The incorporated louvers allow air to pass freely through the gate to increase the fuel efficiency of your truck.
Dee Zee’s Louvered Tailgates also include a Tailgate Assist and custom BOLT™ latch. This dampened shock lowers the tailgate slowly to avoid damage to your truck or personal injury. You can now safely open your tailgate with a single finger when your arms are full or simply avoid the dangerous, bone-jarring thud an unrestricted tailgate.
Theft of tailgates is a very real hazard. That is why Dee Zee’s Louvered Flow-Thru Tailgates feature a BOLT™ paddle handle latch. This sophisticated latch learns the key code from your factory ignition to key to lock and unlock the gate. You simply insert your truck key into the lock once and the internal mechanism now has a blueprint of your key. Fumbling with multiple keys is in the past.
The flow-thru tailgate design accommodates for fifth wheel trailers with the sunken middle section. Whether you don’t have a fifth wheel or you simply want to fill the gap when not in use, there is a fifth wheel insert available (sold separately). The insert is coated with texture black powder coat and also keeps the aerodynamic features intact. Add this piece to give your Louver Tailgate a completed look.
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.