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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 DZ43204 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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DeeZee Tailgate - DZ43204

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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.



DZ43204 Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System

Installation Details DZ43204 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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Customer Reviews

DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks - DZ43204

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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There should be standard on all pick ups. These are awesome. Really help with the tailgate banging as it drops and supported.


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I use my tailgate daily. The assist Still works like the day I installed it on my tailgate. Several people that have seen how it works ordered one for their tailgates.
David - 04/28/2022

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Easy installation. Really like that I can just open the tailgate and let it go as it lowers without slamming down. Perfect!



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Went in fast and Works awsome. Avoids the slam of the tailgate. I hate how the talegate slams down. All cured now and I don't even have to hold on.


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Still loving this. No more slam when I open the tailgate. No matter how cold it gets.
JJ - 11/10/2020

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Installation was easy and it operates properly
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delivery was very slow


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The product is standing up very good even after one year.
John - 05/16/2022

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Works great. I can open my tailgate now with one hand while I'm holding on to whatever it is I'm loading. Should be standard equipment on all pickups. I highly recommend it. And etrailer is the go to source for everything; great products, great service, fast shipping and helpful people should you have any questions.



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Excellent customer service from Alex. Excellent product, start to finish 15 minutes. I recommend this product to everyone. I viewed a u-tube video prior to installing just to verify that I understood the directions just for my habit.



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Great product and easy to install


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Great
Scott - 04/22/2022

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ALL THE PRODUCTS I HAVE PURCHASED FROM ETRAILER I WOULD GIVE YOU A 5 STAR RATING. YOUR VIDEO'S OF THE PRODUCTS REALLY HELP MAKE THE SALES. YOUR TEAM GOES THAT EXTRA STEP TO DEMONSTRATE AND SHOW THE PRODUCT. I WORKED FOR PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY FOR 25 YEARS. I SENT EACH OF MY CLIENTS A BIRTHDAY CARD-THE OTHER AGENTS DID NOT SEND THEIR CLIENTS A CARD. I HAD MORE SALES THAN THEY DID. YOUR COMPANY BEATS OUT THE COMPETION BECAUSE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO DO THAT EXTRA STEP. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.


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One year latter and the tailgate still comes down slow. Still works as good as it did when I istalled it a Year ago.
BILLY B - 11/13/2020

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Easy to install and works great. The L shaped tool they give you to get the bolt out which the cable hooks to is not much count. But l had one the same size that I put on a rachit and got the bolt out.


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Working great.A good product at a good price.
Clyde S - 10/30/2021

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Not as good as I thought thank you


Comments
You mentioned that it was not as good as you thought and I wanted to see if you could explain in more detail what you meant?
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/03/2022

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This was awesome… definitely a needed accessory and has functioned great.



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Purchased the tailgate assist for my F150 installed in about 10 minutes, I was so impressed I ordered one the next day for my brother for his birthday.
Never let that heavy tailgate drop again. Great product.



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Perfect solution for the tailgate. Easy to install and does the job! I appreciate this company having solutions to several truck and trailer problems I have had over the years! Great Source!!



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No comments on functionality of item at this since it will be a Christmas gift. But did receive the package in good time and in good shape.



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Great addition to our truck. Opens gently without having to hold the tailgate.



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Easy to install and really makes the tailgate safer to open.



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This Deezee Tailgate Assist is a fantastic addition to my F150. It has worked perfectly since installation. I had previously owned a few Ram trucks on which I had also installed this product. I liked them so much I purchased one for my best buddy. Great product. Easy installation process.



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I don't use the tail gate very often, but so far it not failed to work very well. I have recommend it my son and to friends. Thanks to your company for a great product and to E-trailed for great service.


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Very good, easy to install, holds up well
victor p - 02/07/2021

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The product arrived when it was promised. It was very easy to install. It took me 25 minutes from the time I began to open the package to the time the install was complete. And that includes being interrupted by 2 phone calls! It works great. Another great experience with etrailer.com.


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Love it! Works great.
George B - 10/02/2017


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Works like a champ. Easy installation.



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Works great. So much easier to just pull the handle and let the tailgate unfold by itself.



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Installed in 10 minutes max. However, it is an assist only. You cannot just let the tailgate go. I was looking for something a little beefier. It would probably help to have one on each side, but the instructions specifically say to install it on the drivers side.


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It works great. Just what it needed
Joseph - 06/03/2019


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Bought this for my wife's new F150 Great product easy to install works as it should, allows you to just let the tailgate fall does not restrict the tailgate from closing and I had no issues with it rubbing on any painted surface.



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One year follow up with 2014 f150 dee zee tailgate assist so i love the actually assist shock its very good well built. As far as the nutsert that crimps into tailgate hole is bending an loose i think that could of used better design when tailgate is open allway shock moves all around cause bottom mount nut sert is junk ive never put weight on opened tailgate i knew better so it bent an came loose from tailgate weight.



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Install was quick and easy .still functional after 1yr.the tailgate does open a little faster than from original installation.


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Ask the Experts about this DeeZee Tailgate



  • Will Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System Fit 2016 Ford F-150
    The Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System, part # DZ43204 is designed to work great on your 2016 F-150. The installation of this tailgate assist requires no drilling for installation and comes with the hardware needed.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for 2017 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab
    For a tailgate assist system that is confirmed to fit your 2017 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab, I recommend the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43204. This assist will provide safe and controlled lowering of the tailgate on your truck. It features a built-in shock absorber and ball-and-socket connection for smooth operation. All of the necessary hardware is included and it will be a simple, no-drill installation. I have attached the complete installation instructions...
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for a 2017 Ford F-150
    Yes, the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks part # DZ43204 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford F-150. The kit provides an easy no-drill installation with hardware included. The tailgate assist comes with a 3 year warranty.
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  • Compatibility of DZ43204 Tailgate Assist with Tonneau Cover on 2019 F-150 FX4 EcoBoost
    A Roll n' Lock brand tonneau cover would not interfere with the installation of a DeeZee # DZ43204 tailgate assist. The two would work together with no problem. If you use the provided link, you can see an install video.
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  • Should you Re-install the DeeZee Tailgate Assist if it was Installed Upside-Down
    If you installed the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, part # DZ43204, upside-down, then I recommend removing it and installing it rightside-up. Though it seems to be working properly now, there may be some unforeseen complications later on, so it's better to be safe than sorry. As for forcing it, don't worry about this too much. It's a snap-in-place assembly, so there isn't a risk of damaging the components.
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  • Operation of DeeZee Tailgate Assist System in Cold Weather
    I spoke with my contact at DeeZee regarding the use of their Tailgate Assist Systems in cold weather. He said that while they haven't officially tested the units in extreme cold, they have yet to hear any feedback from customers with regard to weather-related failure. He did also say that they sell quite a bit of these to customers in Canada and have not seen any of the shocks break down due to the cold. It's possible that the malfunction you experienced was actually unrelated to the...
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  • Will Dissimilar Metals be An Issue with Installing DeeZee Tailgate Assist
    We have not had any issues with dissimilar metals being and issue with the DeeZee tailgate assist systems like the part # DZ43204. We sell quite a few of these too and many people leave reviews of their experience with the product. If it was a problem I am sure we would have seen it by now.
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  • Tailgate Assist Fit For 2019 Ford F-150
    There is a tailgate assist that will fit and work for your 2019 Ford F-150, but Hopkins has told us specifically that the EasyLift is not a fit for the later model year F-150, including your 2019. So the only option for a tailgate assist is from DeeZee: - DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43204 This will help with lowering your tailgate, making that much easier, though not for lifting it as well. I have added a link below to a video install of...
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  • Is There A Tailgate Assist For 2019 Ford F150
    Unfortunately the manufacturer does not recommend the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 on Ford F-150's 2004 and newer. The only tailgate assist we have listed as a confirmed fit for your truck is the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43204 which is confirmed to fit with tailgates with or without the step. But this will only help with lowering your tailgate, not raising it like you were looking for.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist and Husky Floor Mats for 2017 Ford F-150
    Starting with the tailgate assist, I recommend the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43204 for your 2017 Ford F-150. This system is confirmed to fit your truck and features an easy, no-drill installation with the included hardware. This will provide you with safe, controlled lowering of your tailgate and it has a smooth operation with its built-in shock absorber and ball-and-socket connection. I have attached the written installation instructions that you can...
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