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  • Open your gate without worry thanks to the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist
  • Controls the drop of your truck's tailgate so it won't slam down
  • Custom-made for a variety of trucks
  • Uses factory cables, designed for heavy use
  • Simple, no-drill installation
  • Only one required per vehicle
  • 3-Year Warranty

Few places on a working truck take the kind fo regular abuse as do your tailgate supports. When you're working hard, opening and closing your tailgate often, trust its long-term health to the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist.

This handy contraption regulates the force and speed with which your tailgate opens and closes. Custom-made to your truck, it fits perfectly and regulates the speed with which your tailgate lowers so it doesn't just fall open every time you pull the handle. You can trust the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist because it works with your factory cables, not in place of them, and has been specifically designed for heavy-duty use. Easy to hook up, with no drilling required, install yours on your truck and keep your rig in good health.

Don't jeopardize your truck's long-term effectiveness. Use a Dee Zee Tailgate Assist and never again worry about opening your tailgate. Backed by a 3-Year Warranty.

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Dee Zee Tailgate Assist Customer Reviews

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4.9 of 5

Average Install Time: Under 30 minutes

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who drives a Ford Ranger
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Works perfectly. Nice, low profile. No bigger than it needs to be. Beefy, solid hardware. Instructions were easy to follow. Install took 5 minutes.

Install Time: Under 30 minutes

who drives a Ford Ranger
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Simple install and Works great!!! 2021 Ford Ranger, a T50 and M6 bit, 15min and done, slows the drop of tailgate without adding any extra resistance on closing.

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who drives a Ford F250
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This was my second dee zee tailgate assist. Got a new truck and it was the first thing I ordered as the last one i had was great for 5 years running. NO ISSUES! Easy to install, special tool provided which is nice and direction super simple and easy to understand!

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who drives a Dodge Ram 3500
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It was very easy to install. Took me about 15 min.. Instructions kinda threw me off a little but was able to get it done. Does the job and so far haven't had any problems.

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who drives a Ford Ranger
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This damper is the best. It was so easy to install. Took me about 5 minutes. It’s quiet and now my 2021 Ranger tailgate doesn’t slam down anymore. Being a 63 yr old female, I did have to look at some YouTube videos to help. Thanks for a great product and fast shipping.

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who drives a Ford Ranger
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Great product and works great. Only issue I had was the bolts didn’t fit just right but I used the original ones and worked!

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who drives a Ford F250
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Easy, well described installation.

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who drives a Chevy Colorado
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Good instructions, quality materials, easy install.

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who drives a Ford Ranger
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Very easy to install took about 15 minutes. Seems to work really well but it has only been installed 1 day, so far it does what it is designed for!!!

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who drives a Ford Ranger
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I installed the Dee Zee Tailgate assist strut on my 2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab pickup. The installation was simple and in less than 30 minutes it was completed. No more of the tailgate crashing down. It's just a slow easy descent. I'm going to get one for my Dodge Ram 1500 in the near future. I can't believe that I didn't do this sooner!

Install Time: Under 30 minutes

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