Dee Zee® DZ43300 - Tailgate Assist

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Tailgate Assist (DZ43300) by Dee Zee®, 1 Piece. 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.

Notes: Only One Tailgate Assist Required per Vehicle.

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Features:

  • 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.

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.

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Part Number:
DZ43300
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019023985645

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Dee Zee, Inc. guarantees the original purchaser a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects in materials, workmanship, and design under normal use, excluding damage resulting from road hazards such as gravel or other debris, product misuse, improper installation, impairments from accidents, product modifications, improper repairs, spills, vandalism, product neglect, or acts of God.

This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of new product(s) and is limited to the replacement of genuine Dee Zee products. Modification of any kind to Dee Zee products voids all warranty coverage. Warranty does not include electrical components, installation, cost of removal, labor, transportation costs, loss of use, inconvenience, or consequential damages.

Wear items such as shocks, latches, keys, hinges, mud flaps, step pads, end caps, seals, etc. have a one-year warranty. Replacements of these items are non-returnable non-refundable items. This warranty applies only to new products and is limited to the repair or replacement of genuine Dee Zee products. Warranty does not include electrical components, light bulb replacement, and cost of removal, installation, labor, transportation costs, and loss of use, inconvenience or consequential damages.

Warranty coverage - materials & workmanship

Limited lifetime warranty:

  • Stainless Steel: Side Steps, Grill Guards, Bull Bars, Bed Caps, and Side Rails
  • Aluminum: Side Steps, Running Boards, Storage Boxes, Transfer Tanks, Bed Protection, Invis-A-Racks, and Cab Racks
  • Plastic: Storage Boxes, and Bed Caps

Three-Year Warranty:

  • Powder-Coated / E-Coated Steel: Side Steps, Running Boards, Storage Boxes, Transfer Tanks, Cab Racks, Ladder Racks, and Cargo Carriers
  • Rubber & Mechanical: Bed Mats, Floor Mats, Tailgate Assists, and Fuel Connection Kits
  • Other: All Products Not Otherwise Listed Individually

Warranty Coverage – Component Parts

Operational items such as shocks, latches, hinges, and wear items including, but not limited to, mud flaps, step pads, end caps, hardware, seals, etc. have a one-year (1) warranty.

Warranty Coverage – Finish Protection

The finish of all Dee Zee products is covered for one-year (1) from the date of purchase. Dee Zee products have a high quality finish that must be cared for and maintained like any other exposed finish on the vehicle. Protect the finish with non-abrasive automotive wax (e.g. Pure Carnauba) on a regular basis. Applying soaps, polishes, or waxes that contain an abrasive compound may scratch the finish and leave the exposed material susceptible to corrosion.

GPI Transfer Tank Pumps & Accessories

All Great Plains Industries (GPI) products, including transfer tank pumps and fuel meters are covered by GPI’s warranty policies. Dee Zee’s warranty terms do not apply to GPI products.

Warranty Submission Procedure

All warranty claims will be initiated at the place of purchase. The original purchaser will be required to present the original sales receipt with purchase date shown and provide photographs of the defect.

In the event the originally purchased product style is no longer available, Dee Zee will warranty the defective part with a current equivalent. If a comparable product is no longer available, the product would be returned to the store of purchase for a refund or the applicable cost difference can be paid to choose an alternate style.

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act:
Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) Learn More

Vehicle Fitment

This part is compatible with 8 vehicle(s)
Year Make Model Fitment Notes:
2009 Dodge Ram
  • 2500 / 3500
2008 Dodge Ram
  • 1500 / 2500 / 3500
2007 Dodge Ram
  • 1500 / 2500 / 3500
2006 Dodge Ram
  • 1500 / 2500 / 3500
2005 Dodge Ram
  • 1500 / 2500 / 3500
2004 Dodge Ram
  • 1500 / 2500 / 3500
2003 Dodge Ram
  • 1500 / 2500 / 3500
2002 Dodge Ram
  • 1500

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Dee Zee® DZ43300 - Tailgate Assist
Average Rating: 4.7 of 5
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5 of 5
Tailgate
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
The Dee Zee tailgate assist was easy to install and help the tailgate.
CPosted by (Milford, KS) /
2003 Dodge Ram
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4.5 of 5
Great Product
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
Awesome works well.
BPosted by (Bradenton, FL) /
2005 Dodge Ram
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5 of 5
Awesome!!!!!
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DPosted by (Enterprise, AL) /
2013 Dodge Ram
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5 of 5
great product
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
Great product easy install. I have it on every truck I have owned. Ill never go without it.
RPosted by (Peoria, IL) /
2013 Ford F-150
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4 of 5
Dee Zee tailgate Assist Looks Good.
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
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.
LPosted by (Snowflake, AZ) /
2013 Dodge Ram
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4 of 5
Tailgate Assist.
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
Very pleased with the item.
RPosted by (Buckhannon, WV) /
2013 Dodge Ram
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4.8 of 5
For 2013 Ram
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
Works as advertised and is a definite help when you are opening the tailgate.
LPosted by (Kenosha, WI) /
2013 Dodge Ram
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5 of 5
Tailgate Assist
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
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+.
EPosted by (Worcester, MA) /
2013 Dodge Ram
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5 of 5
Impressed
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
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.
RPosted by (Saskatoon, SK) /
2013 Dodge Ram
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5 of 5
Installed on 2008 Ram 1500. Wrist Saver!
Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist
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.
GPosted by (Brooklyn, NY) /
2013 Dodge Ram
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