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Tailgate Assist

  • Part #: DZ43204

$44.49

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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.

*Ships same day unless otherwise noted when you add to your cart. Applies only to in-stock items.

Dee Zee DZ43204 fits:

  • 2015-2023 Ford F-150

Dee Zee Tailgate Assist Customer Reviews

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4.8 of 5

Average Install Time: Under 30 minutes

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Great Product. Really nice to have the tailgate go down slowly!!

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This is not good for a 2022 Ford F150. They added two tie-downs on the tailgate. I use them to tie down 4x8 sheets of plywood. I called the Dee Zee company and was told that you have to remove the left one. It never said that anywhere. I would not have purchased that if I knew that. I exchanged it for one for my 2019 Ford Ranger. Good product made well, easy to install, looks good.

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Works excellent!

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The Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist works great. Very easy to install on my F150.

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Very easy to install and preforms as advertised!

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great product, really works well.

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Great! Now my grandaughter's tailgate goes down easy. Doesn't fall on her head if her hand slips.

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I have never been one to work on any of my cars/trucks but even I found this very easy to install, directions very clear. I can now safely open my tailgate with out fear of loosing my grip and letting it drop.

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It’s exactly what I wanted.

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Easy instal and works great. Other products you will have to remove tailgate. Not with this one!! Highly recommend.

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Took me all of 10 minutes to install on my 2020 F150 SuperCrew Cab. It works just as advertised. A lot smaller than I assumed; fits perfectly into the driver's side tailgate position. Tailgate opens and lowers safely. I Highly recommend this tailgate assist device!

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Recommend! Very pleased with it.

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Great product, I have bought 3 of these, works just as it should.

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Very satisfied with your company and the product. It really works great. I would highly recommend your products.

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Great product very easy to install so far works just as advertised. I would definitely recommend this product and company. I would order from them again.

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Good quality! Very nice!

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Great product, super quick installation!

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I very pleased with this product, It was easy to install and so far works great!

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Perfect product! Installed very easy. Works great.

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Works well and save my back!

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Suprising easy to install of 2018 F-150. Keeps the tailgate from crashing down. So far so good.

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Easy install and keeps tailgate from slamming.

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Relatively easy to install. Works great! Received by FedEx in timely manor.

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Nice product, really helps with the heavy tail gate.

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I love his new little added feature to my truck! The only thing I wish is that the lock tight solution, that comes in the package, would have been explained better in the instructions. I didn't realize what it was until i had already installed it.

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Works perfect. No more worries about the tailgate slamming down.

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I bought this because I have an 87 year old father and a wife with a crippled arm, I bought it to make it easier for them. I love it, it's easier for me too!!!

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Great addition to my F-150. Top quality and easily stays out of site.

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Great product! Easy to follow instructions. I had this installed in 20 minutes. Works great!

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Works great. Looks great. Only wished you could get the mounting plates in black.

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Easy install. Works great.

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A must have!! I really enjoy the effectiveness of this little device. I can't even begin to explain how easy the installation is for this device. Contemplating my next purchase.

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Quick and easy install, aprx 15 min to install. The tailgate assist does an excellent job on my ‘17 F150, which has a rather heavy tailgate. No excessive noise when operating, sounds the exact same same as a hood or rear window strut. The only negative is the star shaped Allen wrench was a bit too small for the main bolt head. Great product overall!

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Delivery was quick, product installation and performance great and at a reasonable cost! The tailgate is much more manageable now, thank you!

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The tail gate comes down pretty fast and a loud hissing sound is coming from the cylinder. I don't know if it's this particular item or the brand.

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Arrived sooner than promised and installation was very simple and it worked perfectly. I do recommend this device.

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Very impressed with this DZ43204 Tail Gate Assist. Easy installation, works as advertised. The customer service was outstanding! Highly recommended to a friend who ordered and just received theirs! Review: Excellent!!!

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It works as advertised. Should be a big help when loading things in bed. I just hope it lasts a long time. It's a neat product.

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This product is a great safety accessory to my truck! I have small children and I don't have to worry about the door falling fast causing them to be injured.

Install Time: Under 30 minutes

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