Dee Zee® - Tailgate Assist

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Awesome!!!!!
2013 Dodge Ram
| Posted by | (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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tailgate Assist
2002 Chevy Silverado
| Posted by | (Sulphur, LA)

Product looks and works great! Took about 10 minutes to install!

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Love It! 30 Min Install in Your Garage!
2007 Chevy Silverado
| Posted by | (Fuquay Varina, NC)

It has the appearance of a car/truck specialty store added this equipment. Starting with the very 1st install step maybe a bit tricky because you insert a set-screw "housing" then you tighten it about 8-9 turns with an allen wrench, then you remove the "housing" but that illustration is NOT illustrated on the directions (it's just mentioned). Next, everything else is a breeze. The shock just snaps into place by you pushing onto the new mounts you instal.

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Tailgate Assist
1997 Ford F-150
| Posted by | (Kila, MT)

This installed very easy. Liked the no drilling aspect of the installation!

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great product
2013 Ford F-150
| Posted by | (Peoria, IL)

Great product easy install. I have it on every truck I have owned. Ill never go without it.

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great product
2013 Ford F-150
| Posted by | (Peoria, IL)

Great product easy install. I have it on every truck I have owned. Ill never go without it.

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2013 Chevy Silverado
| Posted by | (Macon, GA)

I am a 69 year old male who installed the Dee Zee tail gate assist on my 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. Installation was simple and straightforward. The only difference in my experience was installing nutease device it took 12 revolutions to get tight vs the recommended 9. I was really easy and works like a charm. I really like it. I am getting my truck old man friendly.

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Dee Zee tailgate Assist Looks Good.
2013 Dodge Ram
| Posted by | (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.

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2013 GMC Sierra
| Posted by | (Bellevue, NE)

I purchased the DeeZee tailgate assist for my 2012 GMC Sierra and I am impressed how easy it was to install and how great it works.

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Jerry
2013 Chevy Silverado
| Posted by | (Punta Gorda, FL)

The tailgate assist works great. No more worries about dropping the tailgate. Took a couple of tries to get the nutsert seated properly, but installation was very easy.

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