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Tailgate Assist

  • Part #: DZ43206

$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 DZ43206 fits:

  • 2019-2023 Ford Ranger

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5.0 of 5

Average Install Time: Under 30 minutes

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Great product. Good company to deal with. Will use them again.

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Install instructions were very clear. The total time to install was under 30 minutes. Works great. I do recommend.

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Just. What I expected, works like a charm.

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This is my 3rd tailgate assist(3 trucks), great instructions, the tailgate strap gets caught on this one but it doesn’t affect the operation.

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Product is perfect, love it.

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Great product easy to install.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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!

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Fast delivery. Nice customer service.

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Simple and easy to install! Works great!

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Great product. Easy installation with good instructions.

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Worked as advertised.

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It does what you think it does. Since the tailgate is so light, it does take a little longer than expected for the tailgate to fully lower.

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Great product at a great price.

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Worthwhile mod. Not disappointed and was cheapest price on the web too. Great Service from AAG!

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Great product. Will keep buying for my trucks.

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The tailgate assist was super easy to install on my 2019 Ford Ranger and went on in less than 10 minutes. Make sure you have a T50 torx! Great communication on when item was shipping. Love it!

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Excellent product. Arrived in 2 days and was easy to install under 30 mins. Directions were easy to follow and quality is very good. Operates as expected. Definitely recommend this product!

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The included instructions for the tailgate assist were very clear and the whole installation took about 10 min. It has worked perfectly and I am overall very pleased with the product.

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Best, most economical improvement you can make on a Ford Ranger.

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I received my E Z down tailgate assist very promptly (thanks), studied it briefly, and got out the tools. Within about 20 or 30 minutes had it installed on my truck. I was immediately impressed with the quality of all the hardware, and then the operation of the strut. It did exactly what had hoped and wanted. Lowers the tailgate nicely, and makes it very easy to raise and close (and it looks good!).

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Very easy, good instructions, works great! I'm totally happy!

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Great! Very happy with the item and the customer service!

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Instructions where clear and simple. Installation was quick and easy. Performs better than I had hoped. Thumbs Up. Ordering was quick and easy. And delivered on time as promised. Thank You.

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Product was perfect, office staff very friendly!

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Easy to install and works like a charm!

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Quick delivery quality parts and easy install.

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Good product, easy to install.

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Impressive kit that is a great Bang for your buck!

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I received the tailgate damper very quickly after ordering and it was very easy and quick to install.

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Works great. Easy install. No more tailgate slams!!

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Arrived in no time after purchase. Installation was quick and easy with a few basic tools. It works flawlessly and looks professionally done. Very simply put, it is rugged and is built to last.

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Delivered on time, easy to install. I would order parts from your company again. Thank you.

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Money well spent. Took a while to get it but I'm glad I have it. I'll be buying more from this store.

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Quality product, great design and perfect suit for tailgate assist :)

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Great product and seller.

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Issue I have is that nobody tells you that you need to go to the store to get a T50 bit to install. It doesn't come with the bit which I imagine is because they cant possibly account for every cars tool needed but it would be nice to know before opening the package and attempting an install that I need to head to Lowes first... once I got the bit install was fine.

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Well designed and manufactured. Works as promised. It was easy to install and looks good.

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Between the YouTube video I watched previously and the instructions it is a very easy install. Looks to be well made. I am used to having to lower tailgate by hand. After installing I notice I am still helping it.

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Product works, good fair price.

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Works great. Easy install. Parts are well made with easy instructions.

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Like the product works great would buy again from this place.

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Great addition to the function of my truck. $34 was a great price for this product. Ford wanted $90.

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Some concern in regard to groan noise the damper makes when lowering the tailgate. Might improve with multiple opening and closing. Like the simplified installation.

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Very easy to install and good quality. Make sure you have a Torx t50 bit handy!

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Works great. Delivery was a little delayed due to supply issues but no complaints once received. It works great! Well worth it.

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Excellent product and great customer service.

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