Anyone who owns a pickup has had the tailgate slip out of their hand and come crashing down, especially with an armful of gear to load. Besides the irritating noise, a heavy unrestrained tailgate could also cause personal injury, and repeated dropping could damage the tailgate and related mechanisms. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to unlatch your tailgate with one hand and have it slowly ease open? Now you can with a Tailgate Assist.

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    • (58 reviews)
      # sp3640
      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...
      Allows tailgate to glide slowly open by itself once openedIncludes one gas strut and related hardware
      $26.86
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp7380
      Adjustable Billet Tailgate Stop by Rugged Ridge®. Personalize and customize your Jeep with a Adjustable Billet Tailgate Stop from Rugged Ridge. This easy to use accessory is a great way to ensure that your tailgate will stay under...
      Gives your Jeep a custom lookBillet aluminum construction
      $58.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp7381
      Hydraulic Tailgate Assist Kit by Rugged Ridge®. Personalize and customize your Jeep with a Hydraulic Tailgate Assist Kit from Rugged Ridge. It makes opening your tailgate easy in one single movement while also preventing it from...
      Gives your Jeep a custom lookMade from high quality materials
      $62.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp3448
      Tailgate Stop by Rampage®. Keep your rear tailgate door open while loading your Jeep® with the new Tailgate Stop. This billet aluminum door stop incorporates a sliding arm that locks into place keeping your tailgate door open even...
      Made from high endurance materialsIncludes mounting hardware
      $36.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp3446
      Tailgate Assist by Rampage®. The heavy duty gas shock gently swings your tailgate open on its own and it stays open while you load your Jeep. It will not unexpectedly swing back and hit you.
      Slight inward pressure closes your tailgate with ease with a quick release locking mechanism to pushComes with mounting hardware. Some drilling is required for installation
      $38.97
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp24461
      Tailgate Strut Kit by Warrior®. Warrior manufactures its parts in the USA to ensure they are of the highest quality possible. As part of Warrior's commitment to quality, their engineering team over-engineers parts, which helps to...
      Precision engineered for your vehicleTested to outperform all comparable products on the market
      $65.21 - $68.66
    • (9 reviews)
      # mpn1535270
      Tailgate Assist 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...
      Allows tailgate to glide slowly open by itself once openedIncludes one gas strut and related hardware
      $26.86
    • (2 reviews)
      # mpn522955626
      Tailgate Assist (DZ43102) 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...
      Allows tailgate to glide slowly open by itself once openedIncludes one gas strut and related hardware
      $26.86
    • (13 reviews)
      # mpn1535272
      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...
      Allows tailgate to glide slowly open by itself once openedIncludes one gas strut and related hardware
      $26.86
    • (2 reviews)
      # mpn522955627
      Tailgate Assist 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...
      Allows tailgate to glide slowly open by itself once openedIncludes one gas strut and related hardware
      $26.86
    • (7 reviews)
      # mpn1535271
      Tailgate Assist 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...
      Allows tailgate to glide slowly open by itself once openedIncludes one gas strut and related hardware
      $26.86
    • (10 reviews)
      # mpn1545106
      Tailgate Assist (DZ43301) 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...
      Allows tailgate to glide slowly open by itself once openedIncludes one gas strut and related hardware
      $26.86
    • (3 reviews)
      # mpn1535268
      Tailgate Assist (DZ43100) 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...
      Allows tailgate to glide slowly open by itself once openedIncludes one gas strut and related hardware
      $26.86
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1039563
      Tailgate Stop by Rampage®. Keep your rear tailgate door open while loading your Jeep® with the new Tailgate Stop. This billet aluminum door stop incorporates a sliding arm that locks into place keeping your tailgate door open even...
      Made from high endurance materialsIncludes mounting hardware
      $36.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1039581
      Tailgate Assist by Rampage®. The heavy duty gas shock gently swings your tailgate open on its own and it stays open while you load your Jeep. It will not unexpectedly swing back and hit you.
      Slight inward pressure closes your tailgate with ease with a quick release locking mechanism to push.Comes with mounting hardware. Some drilling is required for installation.
      $38.97
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1296785
      Hydraulic Tailgate Assist Kit by Rugged Ridge®. Personalize and customize your Jeep with a Hydraulic Tailgate Assist Kit from Rugged Ridge. It makes opening your tailgate easy in one single movement while also preventing it from...
      Gives your Jeep a custom lookMade from high quality materials
      $62.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1295978
      Adjustable Billet Tailgate Stop by Rugged Ridge®. Personalize and customize your Jeep with a Adjustable Billet Tailgate Stop from Rugged Ridge. This easy to use accessory is a great way to ensure that your tailgate will stay under...
      Gives your Jeep a custom lookBillet aluminum construction
      $58.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1171552839
      Tailgate Strut System by Warrior®, 1 Piece. Warrior manufactures its parts in the USA to ensure they are of the highest quality possible. As part of Warrior's commitment to quality, their engineering team over-engineers parts,...
      Precision engineered for your vehicleTested to outperform all comparable products on the market
      $65.21
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1171552840
      Tailgate Strut Kit (HL 93106) by Warrior®, 1 Piece. Warrior manufactures its parts in the USA to ensure they are of the highest quality possible. As part of Warrior's commitment to quality, their engineering team over-engineers...
      Precision engineered for your vehicleTested to outperform all comparable products on the market
      $68.66
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn57194943
      EasyLift Tailgate Assist by Hopkins®. Now you can open and close your tailgate with a single finger. The new Tailgate EasyLift removes 80% of your tailgate's weight and installs in about 20 minutes. You'll never struggle again to...
      Remove 80% of your tailgate's weightLift assist allows you to easily lift or lower your truck bed tailgate
      $19.64


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    Tailgate Assist is a shock absorber that safely controls the rate that your tailgate drops. Instead of slamming down with a thud, with a tailgate assist your tailgate will open at a gradual rate once unlatched. A tailgate assist will allow you to easily handle a heavy tailgate, even with an armful of cargo. The shock absorber dampens movement in one direction only, and will not provide any resistance to closing the tailgate.

    Installation of the tailgate assist takes only minutes, and requires no drilling or permanent modifications to your truck. The tailgate assist dampener installs on the driver’s side, and works in conjunction with your factory tailgate cables. Each tailgate assist is designed for the specific year, make, and model pickup, so you can be assured of perfect fit, function, and easy installation. Complete, detailed, step-by-step instructions and all necessary hardware are included with every tailgate assist. Tailgate assists have been extensively tested to ensure you get many years of reliable service.

    Pickup trucks aren’t the only vehicles with tailgate issues. On some late model Jeep Wranglers, the tailgate can accidently swing closed on a windy day or if the vehicle isn’t parked on level ground, creating obvious problems when loading and unloading cargo. Instead of propping the tailgate open, there are better solutions. We offer both a tailgate assist kit and a tailgate stop. While each is a different solution, either will allow you to have better control of your tailgate, so it stays open when needed, and won’t overextend and become damaged.

    The tailgate assist for the Jeep Wrangler uses a shock absorber that allows the tailgate to both open smoothly and prevent accidental closing. It comes with detailed, step-by-step installation instructions and all necessary mounting hardware. Installation requires drilling. The billet aluminum tailgate stop mounts to the tailgate and includes a slider with friction knob that slides inside the stop assembly. When the tailgate is open, just position the slide against the body and tighten the knob to keep the tailgate open. It too comes with instructions and hardware, and requires drilling for installation.

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    Tailgate Assist
    Works great.
    CPosted by Curtis (Fort Worth, TX) / December 3, 2016
    2014 Ford F-250
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