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DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Classic Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra

DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Classic Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra

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DeeZee's tailgate-lowering system is the safe way to lower your vehicle's heavy tailgate. Expertly designed and built to last, Tailgate Assist controls the drop of your tailgate, preventing injuries and making loading and unloading easier. Lowest Prices for the best tailgate from DeeZee. DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Classic Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra part number DZ43100 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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DeeZee Tailgate - DZ43100

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DeeZee's tailgate-lowering system is the safe way to lower your vehicle's heavy tailgate. Expertly designed and built to last, Tailgate Assist controls the drop of your tailgate, preventing injuries and making loading and unloading easier.


Features:

  • Tailgate Assist provides safe, controlled lowering of tailgate
    • Prevents injuries
    • Makes loading and unloading cargo easier
  • Smooth operation with built-in shock absorber
  • Extensively tested and built to withstand heavy use for the life of your truck
  • Custom designed for your vehicle
    • One kit is all you need for easy opening of your tailgate
  • Easy, no-drill installation - hardware included
  • 3-Year limited warranty


Tailgate opening in a controlled descent using DeeZee Tailgate Assist

DeeZee's Tailgate Assist makes it much easier and safer to lower your heavy tailgate. It helps to prevent injuries and makes opening your tailgate easier on your back, arms and shoulders.


DeeZee Tailgate Assist installed on tailgate

This tailgate-lowering system is custom designed for your vehicle's factory tailgate cable. It uses a shock absorber to help make opening your tailgate smooth and easy.


The Tailgate Assist is built to last. It's carefully tested to make sure it will stand up to heavy use. Installing a Tailgate Assist takes just a few minutes using the included hardware, and you don't have to drill into your truck bed. Only one Tailgate Assist kit is necessary for your tailgate. Just install it on one side of your tailgate, and you're good to go.



DZ43100 Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System

Installation Details DZ43100 Installation instructions

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DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Classic Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra - DZ43100

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (392 Customer Reviews)

DeeZee's tailgate-lowering system is the safe way to lower your vehicle's heavy tailgate. Expertly designed and built to last, Tailgate Assist controls the drop of your tailgate, preventing injuries and making loading and unloading easier.

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I purchased this Dee Zee lowering system and the Tailgate Easy Lift together and installed them both. I found that having both the lift and lowering helped me greatly. And the best thing is they do not interfere with each other at all. On the lowering system I could not use the top washer because it moved the nut out too far and was rubbing the tailgate, NP. On the easy life, I drilled the holes and then turned my drill bit to where the holes was angled a little to match the torque rod, which made the installation a whole bunch easier . And greased all connection areas on both products. Thanks for sell these products and making it easier for me and my tailgate. And they work great together.......2007 GMC Classic Truck


Comments
Both products are still working great, and Ive had a bunch of positive comments about them.
Bodie M - 07/05/2015


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Still works well after a year. Keeps the tail gate from slamming down when opened. I recommend this product.



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Life changing.......well not really.....but this thing works perfectly even in deep cold of Wyoming winter. Chevy 2500 duramax. The soft opening tailgate makes a world of difference particularly when wife and guests like to let it fly otherwise. Do not over tighten bolts....if the strut doesn’t pivot you will snap mount. Only need one side. Absolutely one of the best things I have done to my truck and the least expensive. Buy it.....you’re welcome.


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Still perfect and I work this truck heavily.
Tom - 11/14/2020

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Received DeeZee in a very timely manner.Price was Great.It took me about 10-15 Minutes to install and works Great on my 2006 Chevy Silverado.Thanks etrailer for youre quick response and product was exact fit for my truck



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Does the job stops tail gate from dropping fast.



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Makes things effortless when using the tailgate with full hands, always impressed people also when they open up the gate, worth it, easy to install and works great through winter time, I have one on my other truck aswell, no complaints.



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fantastic prod...easy inst,makes tailgate effortless....THANX !!!


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absolutely fantastic. all venders should be as conscientious as you guys are
James - 11/01/2019


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Outstanding.



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Bought one of these for my truck a few years ago fell in love with it bought one for my mother for Christmas, tailgates are heavy, with this she just pulled a handle and step back, it comes down nice and easy.


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Been a year now products still holding up great works and performs like I just bought it
Matthew b - 12/29/2018


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Order was received in a timely manner, package was missing one 8mm nut, but easily purchased a new one locally. Had to modify the post and washer that attaches the top of the shock and and stop cable to get cable to fit without rubbing the tailgate, and so the stop cable will fit in the tailgate. Not a job for someone with only basic tools.



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I purchased a used truck with the DeeZee tailgate assist on it and was so impressed that I bought another of my work truck.


Comments
Great, Still working as it should
Brad - 05/21/2019


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Had the tailgate assist for a year now. I love it! Took about 5 minutes to install it and it works great. I also bought the e-z lift for the tailgate also and I wish I would have bought it years ago. It is the most used accessory on my truck. They make a great combination. It took about 15 minutes to install it. It does make it easier to have someone to help you hold the tailgate while you install the bar.



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The tailgate assist is still working great after one year.



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Just installed this tailgate assist on my 2007 chevy Silverado 2500 HD (classic style) and it went together flawless. It probably took me 10 minutes to install, super easy! I appreciated the instructions that came with it. Etrailers was great on delivery and i can't say enough about their videos and support they offer surroundeling all the products they offer. I would definitely recommend this product.



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The tailgate damper was OK but not great. Would not buy another one. The descent was slowed somewhat but not a lot. I expected a slower down motion, and would have paid extra for an adjustable rate of descent.



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Deezee tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate Lowering System. (Great)
This system makes life easier when you go to the airport my tailgate is very heavy.
When I installed this system the tailgate now comes down nice and easy. I would recommend this to all who have a tailgate with out the assist system.
Life is good with ETRAILER.COM
Thank you again! P.s easy to install.



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Nice addition to the tailgate, and easy to install.


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Still working well, and I still recommend for your tailgate.
Jonbon - 10/29/2020

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I purchased this product with the Lift spring assist to make lifting the tailgate easier they both work great to the other I can now lift the tailgate one-handed and my wife also. Just as important I can let Go of the tail gate without it slamming great product it came on time great value, customer service very good.



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This is my second DZ tailgate assist unit. I purchased this on for a different truck because the first on worked so well. Quick, easy install with only a 13mm socket and ratchet and a 13mm box end wrench. 20 minutes tops and done. Sure helps with these heavy tailgates! One-hand lowering is now a breeze.



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The product was easy to install and worked great



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etrailer is a great company but the DZ easy down was cheaply made it didn't last 6 months before the welds broke that's what happens when you buy stuff that's made in China



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Very easy to install, works great to allow tail gate to soft open. I ran into one problem when installing it, the shock mount with the radius cut in it needed trimed a little to get the bolt hole to line up.



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The DeeZee tailgate assist works as expected. It was a simple install and works awesome.

Thanks



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The tailgate lowering assist is a great product. No more worry about dropping the gate.
Very easy to install and pretty reasonable



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Install wasn't anything like the install video for the product I reviewed when I ordered it - but it definitely was easy to install. Slightly different install method but it did away with the tool supplied method they showed in the video. That changed the mount location slightly. But no problem. Definitely WAY easier than what I'm having to do on my Toyota Tundra. This was installed on a 2006 Silverado 1500.


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Ask the Experts about this DeeZee Tailgate



  • How Does DeeZee Tailgate Assist for Chevy Silverado # DZ43100 Install on Truck Body
    The DeeZee Tailgate Assist for Chevy Silverado # DZ43100 installs without drilling on the drivers-side of your truck using the included hardware. Installation consists of removing two OEM bolts, one near the hinge and one where the cable attaches, with a 13mm socket and installing the included post stud and shock. You do not need to modify the vehicle (again, no drilling and no cutting) and all required parts for complete installation are included in the kit.
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  • Can Two of DeeZee Tailgate Assist Tailgate-Lowering Systems # DZ43100 be Installed on a Truck
    You could certainly install two of the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering Systems # DZ43100 on your 2006 Chevy Silverado, but since there hasn't been any testing with two of these systems installed at the same time we can't guarantee that the tailgate would lower at the rate you want. Most likely it would lower incredible slow and you would end up pulling it down to speed it up. I would recommend you try installing just one for now. I attached an install video for you to check...
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  • What Tailgate Lift Assist do You Recommend for My 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500?
    For a great tailgate assist for your 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500, I recommend the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Classic Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra # DZ43100. This kit comes with all hardware required for installation and does not require any drilling. I confirmed with DeeZee that this system fits your 1500.
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  • Availability of DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for 2011 Ford F250
    DeeZee does indeed offer a Tailgate Assist for your 2011 Ford F250, part # DZ43203. If you click the provided link, you can see the Tailgate Assist being installed on a 2003 F250. The procedure for your 2011 would be similar.
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  • Recommended DeeZee Tailgate Assist Tailgate-Lowering System for Ford/Chevy Truck
    Yes. If you have a 2005 Ford F150, the tailgate assist that would work for you is the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, part # DZ43200. This tailgate assist will not fit on Stepside or Flareside models. I have included a video review of this tailgate assist that you can check out. If you have a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado,you will want part # DZ43100 . This tailgate assist has an easy no-drill installation, and has a smooth operation with the built-in shock absorber.
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  • DeeZee Tailgate Assist for a 2008 Chevy Silverado LTZ
    For your 2008 Chevy Silverado LTZ you can use # DZ43102. I confirmed the fit with DeeZee, the manufacturer. DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43100 fits 1999 to 2007 Classic Chevy Silverados. It does not fit the 2007 new body style or 2008 Chevy Silverado. The video is just an example showing how it works.
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  • Which DeeZee Tailgate Assist Fits 2010 Chevy Avalanche
    We had a customer who was able to install the DeeZee Tailgate Assist part # DZ43102 on a 2010 Chevy Avalanche and it worked well for them. While it's not listed as a fit it would work well for you.
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  • DeeZee Tailgate Lowering System for 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    The correct DeeZee Tailgate Assist Tailgate-Lowering System for your 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 is the part # DZ43100, as long as you don't have the Stepside or Flareside model. This unit is confirmed to fit your truck and will work perfectly to control the drop of your tailgate. It does come with a 3-year limited warranty. I have attached a short video review and the written installation instructions that you can also check out. The DeeZee # DZ43302 that you referenced is only designed...
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  • Which DeeZee Tailgate Assist is a Confirmed Fit for 2003 Chevy Silverado
    The correct tailgate assist for your 2003 Chevy Silverado is the part # DZ43100 that you mentioned. We confirmed this as a fit with DeeZee.
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  • Will DeeZee EZ Down Lowering System # DZ43100 Work With Hopkins EasyLift # 74211 on GMC Sierra
    The designs of the Hopkins EasyLift, part # 74211, and the DeeZee EZ Down Lowering System, part # DZ43100 allows these two products to be installed on your 1999 to 2007 GMC Sierra without interfering with each other. Our contacts at DeeZee and Hopkins stated these two products should work together, however, they have not been tested together so it is not guaranteed.
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  • Can DeeZee Tailgate Assist and Hopkins Easy Lift be Used Together on a 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic
    The designs of the Hopkins EasyLift, # 74211, and the DeeZee EZ Down Lowering System, # DZ43100 allows these two products to be installed on your 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic without interfering with each other. Our contact at DeeZee stated these two products should work together, however, they have not been tested together so it is not guaranteed. Both products can be installed on the same side of the truck (driver side). I included a link to instructions and a video for you.
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  • Can a Tailgate EasyLift # 74211 and a Tailgate Assist # DZ43100 Be Installed at the Same Time
    You would want to use one or the other. You would not want to install both the # DZ43100 and the # 74211 on the same tailgate. The lowering assist # DZ43100 is designed for the full weight of a full size tailgate, so if you had a # 74211 installed on the tailgate as well you would have to pull down on the tailgate as it would not have enough weight to overcome the shock assembly of the # DZ43100. If I were you I would go with the # 74211 since it will make lowering and raising easier.
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  • Tailgate Assist Recommendation for a 1997 Chevy Silverado
    We have a tailgate assist that has been confirmed as a fit for your 1997 Chevy Silverado, but the part # DZ43100 is not it. Instead you would want the part # 74211 which is a confirmed fit. This will actually make the tailgate feel lighter on the way up and down so it would be the setup I would want if it were me.
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  • Tailgate Assist Recommendation for a 2002 GMC Sierra
    We offer the DeeZee Tailgate Assist part # DZ43100 that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2002 GMC Sierra and would work well. Just hit the add to cart button at the link and we will ship it to you. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well. We have also had customers install the # DZ43100 and the # 74211 which provided even more assistance with raising and lowering the tailgate. This would be the most heavy duty setup we could provide.
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  • Tailgate Assist Recommendation for a 1998 GMC Sierra
    I have a tailgate lift solution I can provide for both of your trucks, but the part # DZ43100 that you referenced is not listed as a fit for either truck. Instead you would want the part # 74211 as it has been confirmed as a fit the 1998 truck and would work great for making your tailgate feel MUCH lighter. Nothing we offer will fit the 1988 because it has a step side.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist For 1993 GMC Pickup
    For your 1993 GMC pickup the tailgate assist I recommend is part # 74211. This installs between the truck bed and tailgate, and helps reduce the weight of a tailgate that weighs from 30 to 40 lbs down to 4 to 7 lbs. The DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System, part # DZ43100 you referenced is designed for 1999 to 2007 Chevrolet and GMC trucks.
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  • Tailgate Assist Recommendation for a 1995 Chevy Silverado
    I have a tailgate assist that is a fit for your 1995 Chevy Silverado, but the DeeZee part # DZ43100 is not a confirmed fit. Instead you would want the part # 74211 which is a confirmed fit for your truck and actually would be a better option. It makes the tailgate feel much lighter whereas the DeeZee only slows it down as you are lowering it.
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  • Tailgate Assist To Fit 1993 Chevy C1500
    Great news! There is a tailgate assist available for the 1993 Chevy C1500. Hopkins Tailgate Lift Assist part # 74211 is designed for the Chevy C1500 and allows you to easily lift and lower your tailgate. The Tailgate Assist is designed with a torsion bar that installs between the truck bed and tailgate to take some of the weight off of the tailgate. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • Availability of Tailgate Assist System for 2012 Chevy Silverado
    DeeZee offers a Tail Gate Assist, part # DZ43102 that will fit your 2012 Chevy Silverado. According to my contact at Hopkins, the EasyLift will not work on the Chevy New Body Style models, due to the double-wall configuration of the tailgate jamb. To see the installation details, click the provided link.
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist System for a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500
    For a lift assist, you can use Hopkins EasyLift, # 74211 and it takes up 80 percent of the weight of the tailgate. I have linked a video review of this system for you. Or for a Tailgate lowering system for a 2003 GMC Sierra, you would need part # DZ43100. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Tailgate Assist to Make Lifting Tailgate of 2005 GMC Sierra Easier
    We do indeed have a tailgate assist for you, the Hopkins # 74211. The assist is a torsion spring that will reduce the weight of a 30-40 lb tailgate to 4-7 lbs. Once it's installed on your Sierra, your wife should have a much easier time closing the tailgate.
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