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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 DZ43103 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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DeeZee Tailgate - DZ43103

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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.



DZ43103 Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System



This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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Video of DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of DeeZee Tailgate - Truck Tailgate - DZ43103

Ellen: Hey everyone, I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com. Today we're taking a look at the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist custom tailgate lowering system. Now, this is a custom fit for the 2019 through 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500.So basically, this is just going to help us lower our tailgate without it just slamming down. And then also it helps to make it a smooth operation to put it back up into place. So it prevents any kind of injuries from that tailgate coming down too hard on your chest or your knee or whatever the case might be. It also prevents it from knocking into anything that you might have hitched up to your trailer and just allows that tailgate to come down nice and easy.There's no drilling required with this.

They're really easy install. Basically, you're just going to replace the bolt that holds your cable in place. So you'll take that out, put this bracket over in place, and then replace that nut, so then your cable still attaching there, and just below it, we'll have our shock, which snaps onto this little ball joint. And then the other end will snap onto this bracket, which actually goes on our tailgate. And it just installs with some of the pre-existing hardware there.

Then it does come with instructions to lay out how that all that connects together, but basically, that's the idea is that we'll just have these two connection points. And actually, it probably would help if I did it the other way. Cause it has this little band that expands out and lets it drop down on that ball joint. So it does kind of want to turn, and since this isn't installed, it makes it a little bit more difficult to show you. But...there we go.So this is mounted upon that cable tie.

This is mounted upon your tailgate so that stretches out as you drop your tailgate down and then comes back to rest whenever it's fully upright. This little piece is just a piece of Mylar to help prevent any kind of rubbing from those components as they go past each other. So pretty easy to install. Just takes a few tools to undo the pre-existing hardware and get everything in place, but no modifications to your truck. If you do decide that you don't want it, you can always just take it off, and you're not changing anything about the vehicle.

So not voiding any warranties or anything like that, but again, it just helps that tailgate to drop down easily, and it makes loading things into your truck a little bit easier there as well. It should last for a long time since it has been tested extensively. And it does have a three-year limited warranty from Dee Zee. But that's going to do it for our look at the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist custom tailgate lowering system for the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado..


Customer Reviews

DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks - DZ43103

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (27 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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A must-have for your tailgate. My 2021 GMC Sierra has the optional kicker speaker system which added weight to the tailgate. The tailgate assist does really a good job in slowing it down when opening.



- DZ43103
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Easy to install and work better than factory assist.



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- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


2020 Ford Ranger. Tailgate damper works as described. Instructions not completely accurate or detailed, but the damper is a simple install. Tailgate uses a T50 bolt head and takes some torque to remove, but follow the instructions of removing only one at a time and replace with the provided hex head screws. The truck bed bolt (the one reused) required a T45 bit (not the T50 in the instructions). The install of the upper damper bracket again was simple but the instructions did not state where the original flat washer was to be re-installed or not. I put it on the outside of the bracket. Popped the damper on the attachment point. Done.


Comments
No issues after a year of use. Working as designed.
Stephen - 04/22/2021


- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Stated truck info on website 95 Chevrolet Cheyenne. Part was shown that would fit order was placed. Received part was for a Ford ranger? Called tech support and was told that there wasn’t a tailgate assist for a 95 Chevrolet Cheyenne?? And the part cannot be returned due to your policy. I have purchased many items over the years from DeeZee but that stops today



- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Had my Deezee tailgate assist for one year on my Ford Ranger. It was easy to install and works great. I would highly recommend.



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


I have to return it because it is the wrong one for my truck. I must have missed the 2019 & above when I ordered it. Nothing is wrong I am just returning it and getting the proper one. Thank you for a great product!


Comments
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-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 05/05/2022


- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


This was the second tailgate assist I have installed on a Dodge Ram. The first on an 07. The only problem I had was getting the tabs out. Other wise it was simple to install. The feature about this model that I liked is that you don’t see it.



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Worked exactly as I expected. Easy install and a quality product.


Comments
Works Great!! Tailgate is easy to lift and close and floats down easily when opened.
Daniel - 04/14/2022


- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Bought a new Ford Ranger in June of 2019. Ford had not yet made the part for my tailgate available at it's dealers out here in Hawaii. Ordered this item from etrailer.com, they did not have the part yet either, but they stayed in touch with me for 3 months...GREAT follow up!!! Got the part sent out to me, easily installed it and has been working great ever since. Great service, great people at etrailer.com



- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Product works as advertised. Installation instructions were very clear and the install was easy, time wise approx 20 min. I would totally recommend the tail gate assist. Don’t think twice order one you won’t be disappointed!



- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


I put the tailgate assist on all my tru cks.



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Works well for my wife. She has no problem the tailgate now the tailgate assist is in place



- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Installation was easy and instructions were clear and simple to understand. Product seems to be of good quality and came complete.



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


It took literally 10 minutes to install because Ram had a better idea. it’s a quality product and it has worked flawlessly. Much more affordable than the similar Ram product. I would recommend this product and best of all unlike the one I installed on a F150 it’s within the truck body out of sight. Thanks eTrailer.



- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Works great, and easy to install!



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


As usual, parts showed up as expected, when expected with the right amount of updates from etrailer. I have done quite a few updates on vehicles over the years and not many of them go as others say. However, I was able to install this one in 5 minutes with no issues on my 2019 Ram 1500. The preload on the shock is perfect, lowers at the right speed and get plenty of assist raising the tailgate. Only thing I recommend is a 90 degree trim tool to pull the plastic push pins out. Very satisfied with this purchase, just dont know why these aren't standard equipment from OEMs.



- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Good prices and service. This item works great. Also had to return another item and the return was pretty easy.



- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Fits perfectly, easy to install, a year later works like new



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Would just like to say that without a doubt this was the easiest product to install that I have ever purchased!! I was very pleased with the time it took to arrive! I would highly recommend the the company and the product! Thank you for your prompt service and the fact that you reached out to check and see if it arrived. It works very well on my 2020 Ram 1500!



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Great Product Fast shipping



- DZ43206
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Haven't put it on yet just received it yesterday



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Fast shipping!! Easy install



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Simple ordering and product is amazing!



- DZ43302
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Review from a similar DeeZee Tailgate Assist in Tailgate


Works great


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Ask the Experts about this DeeZee Tailgate

  • 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Tailgate Assist
    The DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43103 will just make sure that your tailgate doesn't fall down super hard when you open it. With the assist you can now just unlatch the tailgate and the strut will slowly let the tailgate down on its own. It will not help lifting the tailgate. This tailgate assist system is confirmed to fit your 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 even with the new multi pro tailgate.
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