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Tailgate Assist

  • Part #: DZ43205

$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 DZ43205 fits:

  • 2017-2022 Ford F-250
  • 2017-2022 Ford F-350
  • 2017-2022 Ford F-450

Dee Zee Tailgate Assist Customer Reviews

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4.8 of 5

Average Install Time: Under 30 minutes

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who drives a Ford F250
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Works well only thing you need a spare bolt on the hinges they strip easy hope i don’t have to replace the bolt.

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who drives a Ford F350
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Simple install. Did exactly as advertised.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Order this part and received it in a timely manner. Was able to install it with the tools I had and the one they sent. The lift assist works great. No more slamming the tailgate down.

Install Time: Under 30 minutes

who drives a Ford F250
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I drive a Ford F250 for work and the tailgate is very heavy so I saw the tailgate assist cylinder and thought I would try it. It was very easy to install and I am glad I purchased it. Now I can pull the tailgate latch and let it go and it comes down slowly and gently. Should have purchased one a long time ago!

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who drives a Ford F250
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Wry easy installation and it does the job of preventing tailgate drop when openings.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Works great installed easy. Well worth the money.

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who drives a Ford F250
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The product works nicely. Opens a little quickly. difficult to get the bottom clip over the ball.

Install Time: 30-60 minutes

who drives a Ford F250
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Very helpful unit to stop tailgate from slamming down when opening. Installation was easy and went together as directed. Quality of unit seems to be fair, as time will tell how long it will last.

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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 Ford F250
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Easy, well described installation.

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Great product, did exactly what I needed it to.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Great product, very happy with it!

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who drives a Ford F250
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It really works!

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who drives a Ford F250
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Only gave it four stars because I just don't know how long the shock is going to last, seems small for the required task.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Quality product. Easy to install and works great. Thanks for a really good addition for my new F250!

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who drives a Ford F350
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Does exactly what you want, install is easy just takes a few minutes.

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who drives a Ford F250
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I had ordered this for my last vehicle. And liked it so much, I had to order again. It fit my 2020 f250 perfectly. Easy install and works great. Very solid item. Even comes with a clear protector sheet to keep anything from rubbing against paint.

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who drives a Ford F250
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I purchased this Tailgate Assist hoping that it would help ease the strain of lowering a heavy tailgate. It takes less than 30 minutes to install out of the box and it does an excellent job of gently lowering your truck tailgate. ust remember, it only works in helping lower the tailgate; not it raising it.

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who drives a Ford F250
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It was very easy process installing the tailgate assist & I was very happy. Works great & hardly visible.

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who drives a Ford F350
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Everything was good.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Works great to prevent the tailgate from slamming down. Easy to install.

Install Time: 30-60 minutes

who drives a Ford F250
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The unit was easy to install, fit well. I just wish the unit was stronger to lower the tailgate slower than it does.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Was really simple and only took a few minutes minutes to complete. It could only be better if they copied it for my older two trucks also. Very happy and inexpensive!

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who drives a Ford F250
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Product is great and functions better than the factory one on my other truck! Good parts and good finish on them. Definitely an add-on to the value to my truck.

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who drives a Ford F250
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The Dee Zee Tailgate assist came UPS within day of ordering, I installed it in less than 15 minutes including getting tools that the instructions said I would need to install tailgate assist. Instruction were detailed with pictures which made it easy to install. The Dee Zee Tailgate assist works as promoted on the website. The ordering process was easy and the delivery quick.

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who drives a Ford F450
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Very good design, it installed very easily and worked great. It allows my tailgate to operate smoothly using just one hand. These should be standard equipment on all trucks.

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who drives a Ford F350
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Instructions where simple and easy the product works awesome very happy with results no more tail gate slamming down.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Must have upgrade for the new Superduty! Very easy to install, maybe 15 minutes. I was very surprised that Ford does install a damper so the tailgate doesn’t fall open. This does that trick & I'm very happy with it.

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who drives a Ford F250
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This does slow down the lowering of the tailgate. I was hoping it would slow it down even more. Product goes only on the drivers side. I wish they made for the passenger side as well. I believe one on each side would be better.

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who drives a Ford F350
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Very nice product!

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who drives a Ford F250
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Fast delivery, great product, works great.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Good product.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Very easy to install. Works great, tailgate doesn't slam down, very slower lowers.

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This is one of the best accessories I've ever purchased. VERY well made, install instructions were clear and easy to follow, and incredibly simple to install. Showed it to several friends with similar trucks and all of them want one.

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Easy to install and works perfect. I recommended the product.

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who drives a Ford F350
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Works exactly as advertised. Very easy install, 10-15 minutes. Great fit. Work well with the heavier tailgate w/ step on the Ford super duty. Would highly recommend.

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who drives a Ford F250
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Easy as pie. Came with tool. Made a big difference when closing. Nice and soft. I would recommend this product to a friend. Ford should make it a standard on trucks.

Install Time: Under 30 minutes

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