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DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks

DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks

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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 Pickup Trucks part number DZ43102 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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DeeZee Tailgate - DZ43102

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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 and ball-and-socket connection
  • 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 as well as a ball-and-socket connection at the truck to 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.



DZ43102 Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System

Replaces DZ43101

Installation Details DZ43102 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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Customer Reviews

DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks - DZ43102

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (653 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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Deezee Tailgate Assist Tailgate : still doing its job. Has lost a little of its zing, so I'll have to see if there's adjustment for that. Installation was easy enough and functioned just as desired (no more tailgate slamming by girlfriend while I'm holding her plants...)


Comments
After 2 years still holding up preventing the SLAM. I still recommend.
Terry C - 05/15/2021

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Easy install, works great on my 2018 Silverado LTZ. Factory dampener was pretty weak so now the tailgate drops very gently. Factory should include this as original equipment especially now that we have tailgates that open 8 ways, have power controls, and do calculus. Thank you


Comments
Working perfect. Hardware is still tight and the dampening force is same as new. Best addition Ive made to the truck.
Jeff - 12/18/2021

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Easily the best addition to any truck! The form, fit and function of this produce is superb. I installed on my 2013 Silverado. The components are not close to hitting anything. Everything appears to be Zinc plated so it will withstand water for quite a while, I would like to see stainless for rust prevention but it’s not necessary. The nut-sert is a bit of a pain to get started but once it is is easy to tighten up. It takes about 3-4 seconds for the tailgate to open. For $20 and 15min install!!! Go buy this thing right now!!! You will thank yourself everytime you pop that tailgate latch! $20 bucks!!! DeeZee hit the nail on the head!



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Very pleased with the unit. It's great allowing that heavy tailgate to lower itself slowly. There was not an exact model for my wife's Cadillac Escalade EXT pickup, so with help from e-trailer was able to get really close to a proper fit unit. I did elongate the upper (fender) plate hole about 3/16" to allow the tailgate to open fully so the weight is held by the tailgate cables and not the cylinder. I'd buy it again or recommend it to anyone for their Cadillac EXT.


Comments
Still working great.
BRADFORD S - 06/07/2021

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Very nice product the instructions are easy to follow
I painted the parts to match my vehicle.
It looks great & working great. Thanks


Comments
One year later product still working great. I Would recommend this product to others Great job DeeZee ??
Jim T - 08/02/2018


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Once you have one of these you'll never want to have a truck without one! I had just bought a new truck without one and everytime I openned the tailgate I dropped it... problem solved... Easy to install... 10 minutes tops!

Now to install my other products.

Thanks eTrailer



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The tailgate assist cylinder was a breeze to install. !5 minutes from start to finish. Fits good, looks great and works fantastic.



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Installed this on my Chev 1500 work truck, installation was a breeze, and it works flawlessly, a year old now and I can’t count the number of it’s opened over the last year without any issues. Well worth adding it too your truck



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Easy to put on. Makes it so much easier to put tailgate down.


Comments
Will this work on my 2012 2500HD Silverado?Thanks as alwaysMichael
-- comment by: michael - 10/28/2013

I double checked the fit listings and the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, DZ43101, will work with your 2012 Silverado 2500.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 11/7/2013


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First, the product is great. Does just what it says it does. I also painted my brackets black to match the truck. It's just one of those cool products that is handy to have installed. Aside from the neat product, etrailer.com has probably the best customer service I have ever dealt with. They are all friendly and the service is unbelievable. I stumbled across them while searching for something on the internet and decided to give them a try and place an order. I'm glad I did and this is my second order. My first order was out of stock and was to be drop shipped straight from the manufacturer. They notified me of this as soon as I placed my order and asked if I wanted to change my order or change my shipping terms. I decided not to change anything and everything worked out great. I was just impressed that they cared enough to contact me to start with! They even follow the tracking information and follow up to make sure you received your delivery. I would definitely do business with etrailer and they will be the first place I look the next time I need something!


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A year later and its still a great product! Working just like it did on day one. Would definitely buy again and would definitely buy from etrailer.com! Im still impressed with the product and Im still super impressed with the customer service!
DTW - 03/05/2019


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One year in the product has performed as expected. Works well and I would recommend it.



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Very easy installation. Very clear instructions. Very good quality product. Thank you very very very much



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This was exactly what I was looking for.Put one on my 2013 Silverado a year before and when the factory assist on my 2015 started to fail I ordered this to put on.Very happy and works well.Two thumbs up!


Comments
Still working great, however the new owner will be the one to enjoy it!
Kerry - 12/27/2020

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Product just installed.Assist works well for slowing opening of tailgate but doesn't seem to provide much of an assist when closing ...any suggestions


Comments
The DZ43102 is meant to gently lower the tailgate when its opened, but wont offer assistance in raising it. Unfortunately, we dont offer a product that would assist in raising the tailgate.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 09/12/2018

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I looked for years for this solution for my Cadillac EXT. your product fits perfectly and works great. Add Cadillac Ext and Chevy Avalanche to your list of "this product fits" Thanks



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This is a great addition just to make handling a tailgate a little bit easier.

Installation is a snap - instructions are very clear, with good directions and pictures. I think I spent more time walking back and forth from my workshop for tools than I did with actual installation.

One minor nit to pick - new upper bolt calls for an 11 mm wrench - never seen an 11mm anything before, so I used a crescent wrench instead. Hardly the end of the world, but a little thing that would have made this product perfect. As it is, it's close enough.


Comments
An 11mm wrench is fairly common. If you dont have one, a 7/16 is the SAE equivalent.
-- comment by: Buddy - 01/24/2015


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Installed the tailgate assist today. Everything fit perfectly. Had trouble getting the expansion nut to expand on my first try. I figured out what I was doing wrong and worked great on my second try. I probably spent more time gathering the right tools than the actual installation. When I dropped the tailgate, it started to drop quickly and thought I had done something wrong. Then the rate of fall slowed quickly and the tailgate eased into the down position. It will be great when I have an armload of gear for the truck bed. Just unlatch and let it go! Sorry I'm not tech savvy enough to send photos.


Comments
I had to add more thread lock compound, as the screw kept loosening. No issues since and the assist is working great.
James E - 08/13/2018


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Instalacion facil y rapida.
(Easy and
quick installation.)



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Fast shipping & tracking by etrailer. Easy installation and lets the tailgate down in a controlled way. Only tools needed, a 10mm and 13mm wench and two different sizes of allen wrenches. Follow enclosed directions.


Comments
Still works great. No problems after 1 year.
Bill C - 06/18/2018


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A friend turned me on to this product. I thought it was great and have told others about it. Would buy another.


Comments
still working as expected. great product. many thanks for saving my knees!!
NOEL M - 01/22/2021

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The WeatherTech Mats fit nicely in my GMC 2011 Sierra. Unfortunately my truck does not have the in floor anchor points, so the mat still slip and slide. I have not a chance to use the Erickson Retractable Tiedown Anchors yet. However, they have a snug fit in the truck bed stake pockets. I like the function of retracting. The DeeZeee Tailgate Lowering bracket is not working well. The installation of the Blind Nut is not going well. The washer and bearing of the Blind Nut tool system is allowing the Blind Nut bolt to tighten and compress the Blind Nut into the tailgate. The Blind Nut keeps turning as the Wrench is being turned.



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Best addition you can add for the price.
My tailgate had not failed completely yet, but after a year it was beginning to drop quickly enough to make a loud thud.
This works so well its amazing and took all of 10 minutes to install.
The version for my 2015 Chevy 3500HD did not require removal of the original cable retaining clip.
It's perfect.
Thank you etrailer!


Comments
Love it, still working perfect.
Tom - 01/25/2019


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Doesn’t seem to work very well. Goes down faster than the original one.



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The DeeZee tailgate assist i purchased is great, I did have an issue with the bolt backing off that holds the tailgate assist onto the tailgate. When I originally installed the Deezee tailgate assist, I applied the locktite (blue bottle) solution but for some reason it backed off a few months later. I reapplied more locktite and it seems to be holding ok now. Very easy install and it certainly helps when lowering the tailgate especially with one hand!



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This is a simple solution to the problem of, "How do you open the tailgate when your hands are ful?" I love this simple, inexpensive, elegant product.


Comments
I love it!! Small inexpensive and almost a life changer.
Don K - 10/25/2020
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Ask the Experts about this DeeZee Tailgate



  • Troubleshooting DeeZee Tailgate Assist Not Lowering Tailgate Completely
    It sounds like the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43102 has something bound in the shock absorber. If you can't force the unit to free up and allow complete movement, then there is something wrong with the unit and it will be covered under your warranty from the manufacturer.
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  • Recommended Tailgate-Assist for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
    For your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, we do have the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43102, however this system is only designed to lower the tailgate. We do not currently have a system available to lift the tailgate that is confirmed to fit your truck. This is an easy, no-drill installation and all the required hardware is included. I have attached the installation details for you to check out.
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  • Will the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Part # DZ43102 Fit a 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ
    The manufacturer DeeZee does not list the Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System part # DZ43102 as a fit for a 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ. However, we have had two separate reviews which I have attached for you that state the product will work on an Avalanche.
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  • Does DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43102 Fit 2017 Silverado 1500 Custom
    The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 was supposed to come with a tailgate assist on all models excluding the work truck models. If your truck does not have the assist function then the part # DZ43102 is the correct kit for you. We have confirmed that this is the case with our contacts at DeeZee. You'd only need one of these as two would be overkill.
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  • Tailgate Assist that Fits 2002 Chevy Avalanche
    DeeZee has not tested the fit of their Tailgate Assist on the Chevy Avalanche like your 2002 model. However, we have heard from several customers that the # DZ43102 tailgate assist worked on their 1st and 2nd generation Avalanche trucks.
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  • Fit of DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43102 for 2013 GMC Sierra
    The DeeZee tailgate assist, part # DZ43102, you referenced is a fit for your 2013 GMS Sierra. I have confirmed this with DeeZee. To view the installation instructions, click the provided link.
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  • Fit of DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43102 on 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500
    According to DeeZee, the # DZ43102 Tailgate Assist you mentioned is indeed a fit for your 2014 Silverado 2500.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist # DZ43102 For 2000 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck
    For your 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, the tailgate assist that would work for you is the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, part # DZ43102. 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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  • Can Two DeeZee Tailgate Assists be used on a 2013 Chevy Avalanche
    You could certainly install two of the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering Systems # DZ43102 on your 2013 Chevy Avalanche, 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
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  • Tailgate Assist For 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    The tailgate assist that you will want for your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43102. My contact at DeeZee said that the 2015 Silverado trucks come with a tailgate assist already installed, which is why this tailgate assist is listed as a fit for the Silverado Work Truck. However, if your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 does not already have the tailgate assist, the # DZ43102 will work well for your LS.
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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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  • 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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  • DeeZee Tailgate Assist Fit for 2010 Chevy Avalanche
    Although DeeZee doesn't list it as a fit on models from the 2007 + Chevy Avalanche, we've received product reviews from two customers that state the # DZ43102 is a fit, one on a 2010 model and the other on a 2011 Escalade EXT, which was the Cadillac version of the Avalanche. Please understand that because the manufacturer doesn't list it as a fit, we cannot guarantee you that it will work on your vehicle. But, if I were a gambling man I'd probably bet on it. If you'd care to give it a...
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  • Tailgate Assist for 2003 Chevy Avalanche Z71 1500 4x4
    DeeZee has not tested the fit of their Tailgate Assist on the Chevy Avalanche. However, we have heard from several customers that the # DZ43102 tailgate assist worked on their 1st and 2nd generation Avalanche trucks.
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  • Availability of Tailgate Assist for 2006 Toyota Tundra
    We do offer a tailgate assist product for a 2006 Toyota Tundra, the Hopkins EasyLift Tailgate Assist, part # 74211. DeeZee doesn't offer a tailgate assist for the 2006 Toyota Tundra.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist/Lift for a 2008 GMC Sierra
    The custom fit tailgate lift for your 2008 GMC Sierra is the DeeZee # DZ43102. The Hopkins EasyLift # 74211 you were looking at will not be a fit for your 2008. It is important to note that this will not be a fit for the Stepside or Flareside models. I have linked the DeeZee product to this page for your convenience.
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  • Tailgate Assist for a 2010 GMC Sierra
    I do have a tailgate assist for your 2010 GMC Sierra, the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks part # DZ43102 but there is not a Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist that will fit your truck. The DeeZee Tailgate Assist is going to aid in lowering your tailgate but won't do much for raising. It is super easy to install and comes with three year warranty.
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist Recommendation for 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD
    The only tailgate assist we can recommend for your 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD is the DeeZee part # DZ43102 which basically just allows it to fall slower if you were to drop it when lowering it. So it feels lighter as you lower it but the same weight when raising it. We don't have a way to recommend the torsion spring style part # 74211 for your truck.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
    We do have a tailgate assist model that will work with your truck, but according to Hopkins, the # 74211 only worked on Silverado models from 2000 through 2007 Classic and 1988-2000 C/K series models, and won't work on your vehicle. For your 2014 Silverado, I'd recommend the # DZ343102 which is a confirmed fit.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 New Body Style
    The DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43102 is a confirmed fit for your 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 new body. It will help lower your tailgate in a controlled fashion and although not designed to lift, will help slightly with lifting as the shock retracts. I've attached the instructions for installation to assist. This is the only tailgate assist system confirmed to fit your truck. The Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 has...
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  • Availability of Tailgate Assist for 2007 Chevy Silverado New Body
    I may have a good option for you, however the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 is not confirmed to fit your 2007 Chevy Silverado New Body. For your Silverado the only tailgate system we have available is the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43102. This is confirmed to fit your truck and it uses a shock absorber and ball-and-socket connection to provide a controlled lowering of the tailgate. Please just keep in mind that this won't really assist in lifting the tailgate...
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist Kit for 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab
    My technical contact at Hopkins confirmed that their EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift # 74211 does NOT work with the tailgate on your 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab pickup. The reasons include a different metal gauge than on older trucks (that are compatible) and the presence of OEM brackets that interfere with the torsion bar. DeeZee offers a Tailgate Assist # DZ43102 that is a confirmed fit on your Sierra 1500. This is a cuistom-fit item made specifically for your Sierra 1500. This...
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
    The Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 is not a confirmed fit for your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. The only tailgate assist that is available for your 2011 Silverado is the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43102. This will fit all models of that year Silverado.
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