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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 DZ43200 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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DeeZee Tailgate - DZ43200

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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.



DZ43200 Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System

Installation Details DZ43200 Installation instructions

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DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks - DZ43200

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (329 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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2014 Ford F-150

Works as advertised make lowering and raising a lot easier thank you 606660



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Product arrived a day early. Was just as described. Easy install, 15 - 20 min. Excellent product from an excellent co. 542410



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I ordered this for my son's truck as a Christmas gift. The tailgate assist was shipped the same day. Communications via email with the company is phenomenal! Packages are shipped promptly and are followed up on by the company. etrailer.com is a great company to do business with! Getting back to the tailgate assist, we have not installed it on my son's truck yet but I installed one on my own truck. I love this thing. It took 15 minutes to install and works great! I highly recommend it! 109753



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2013 Ford F-150

Great product very easy to install. You can install in about 30 minutes!!!! No more losing control of tailgate falling fast and out of control. 605293


Comments
Wonderful !!! What a great product
Wayne - 02/16/2020

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Great addtion to the truck, love the "slow fall" benefit and it was incredibly easy to install. 784604



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Good quality product and delivered within a reasonable amount of time. Simple, straight forward and detailed instructions make installation a breeze. 770954



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100% THE BEST ADD ON EVER ,,,,,,, LOVE IT 757231



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Very easy to install and works great,i have put them on three pickups 756951



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Makes life so much easier not having to hold tailgate when it is going down! Well worth the price and easy to install! 745436



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I have purchased from them before they have excellent service and fast delivery always. I would highly recommend them to anyone 733945



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Love it! No more tailgate slamming down. 719890



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Quality product, Fit and function was very simple installation was also very smooth. instructions were easy to follow !! 672218



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A great addition to my truck. 657623



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Love having this on my truck. So nice opening the tailgate and letting it fall. Very convenient for when using the bed of the truck to sleep in. Would recommend to anyone. 634136



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This product continues work great. Easy down and easy up on my tailgate. 633619


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Going strong, working great
Larry P - 04/21/2020

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Easy to install. Works well, however it can be stiff and slow when it is very cold but so am I. I like it. 621550


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It is great. A little stiff in the winter but still works. It was very easy to install.
Robert O - 04/12/2020

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Nice item -- easy to install. As directions stress, be careful not to overtighten the bolt. Works as described. 611377



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2013 Ford F-150

Have had this on my 2013 F150 for a year now and no problems. Love it. 608967



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2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Works great. Easy install. 601259



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It has worked fine. 598770



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Ford F-150

The DeeZeeTailgate Lowering System was very easy to install and works great on our Ford F-150 Pickup. My wife always seemed to struggle letting the Tailgate down when loading items in box. Not anymore ! Instructions were detailed and very easy to follow. 593073



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2012 Ford F-150

I bought this after having a rental truck with the assisted tailgate. This was much cheaper than buying a new truck and no more watching my wife and kids just drop my tailgate. Install was simple with the etrailer video, only thing I had to look at the instructions for was the torque spec. Took about 10 min 592123



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2014 Ford F-150

It’s been a great addition to my tail gate I like it my wife loves it 578551



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The product has worked great! Especially when my arms were full and the tail gate did not come down on the head of my grand child. thanks 577683



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Installation was simple and easy by following instructions provided with the part. Took me about 15 minutes to install. Solves the problem with wife and grandkids dropping the tailgate when opening. Great product. 575668


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Ask the Experts about this DeeZee Tailgate

  • Does the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Help with Lifting the Tailgate on a 2014 Ford F-150
    The DeeZee tailgate assist # DZ43200 only helps in lowering the tailgate but not lifting it. We do not have a product that will assist on lifting the tailgate on a 2014 Ford F-150.
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  • Replacement Ball Mount for DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43200
    To replace the ball mount bracket portion of the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43200 you can use part # BKT43200, which infludes the torx wrench, nutsert tool, and plate. The ball mount is not available by itself. I'm not quite sure why this piece is braking on your setup. I recommend making sure that the ball mount is properly torqued to 8 foot pounds when installing it and that you are using thread lock on the threads to help keep it in place. Also make sure that the threads on the nutsert...
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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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  • Fit of # DZ43200 Tailgate Assist on 2014 Ford F150 Raptor
    The # DZ43200 tailgate assist fits all models of the 2014 F150. I've confirmed this for you with DeeZee. If you click the provided link, you can see an installation video.
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  • Which DeeZee Tailgate Assist is Recommended for 2010 Ford F-150
    For your 2010 Ford F-150 the DeeZee tailgate assist part # DZ43200 is a confirmed fit and will work well. We had the chance to install this on a similar 2011 F-150 and we found it fit and worked well. Check out the install video I attached for more info.
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  • Tailgate Assist That Fits 2013 Ford F-150 Platinum
    We do have a tailgate assist that will fit and work with your 2013 Ford F-150 Platinum, the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43200. Tailgate assists are a custom-fit product, so while you were on the right track, the two other DeeZee part numbers you mentioned would not work for your truck. I have added a link to a video install of the # DZ43200 on a 2013 Ford F-150 for you to check out, as well as a link to the written installation instructions,...
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  • Replacement Ball Bracket for the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate Part # DZ43200
    In order to replace the ball bracket on the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate part # DZ43200 you will want the Replacement Bracket Kit part # BKT43200.
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  • Will DeeZee Tailgate Assist Work on 2014 Ford F-150 Platinum with Step in Tailgate
    Yes, the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43200 will work on your 2014 Ford F-150 Platinum with a step in the tailgate and is a great way to easily control the lowering of your truck's tailgate. I have added a link to a video review as well as an install of this system on a F-150 for you to take a look at.
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  • Tailgate Assist for 2015 Ford F-350 Recommendation
    For your 2015 Ford F-350 the tailgate assist you need is part # DZ43203. It is important that the nutsert fit snugly in the pre-drilled hole (see video). The pre-drilled hole is usually round, not oval (see image). Check out the video and see if you are looking at the correct hole (it is located near the hinge.) However, some customers have written that the hole in their tailgate is more oval and they were able to file the hole to make the nutsert fit snugly. As long as the nutsert fits...
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  • Recommended Deezee Tailgate Assist for my 2010 Ford F-150 Raptor
    The DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks part # DZ43200 is a confirmed for for your 2010 F-150 Raptor. I was able to confirm this with DeeZee. Check out the install video I linked for you.
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  • Installing Clamp on Shock Joint for DeeZee Tailgate Assist on a 2014 Ford F-150
    Are you trying to install the clamp with the ball inside that joint already? If that is the case then it would be very difficult to install the new clamp on the Tailgate Assist # DZ43200 for your 2014 Ford F-150. Instead what you need to do is remove the joint from the ball, install the new clamp, and then pop the joint back over the ball as you can see from the linked installation video. If this doesn't work for you just let me know and I can help you troubleshoot further.
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  • Recommendation for a Loose Insert of a DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43200
    When tightening the insert of the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43200 in your tailgate it is not required that you only tighten it 9 turns. Generally that is the amount of turns that gets it tight, but if after 9 turns it is still loose you can continue to tighten it until the insert has expanded enough that it is tight.
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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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  • How to Tighten Insert for DeeZee Tailgate Assist on 2014 Ford F-150
    The installation details for the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43200 does recommend tightening the insert 9 times, however it is not a requirement. Often it will require more than this for it to be tight enough. I recommend simply continuing to tighten the insert until it has expanded enough for a tight and secure fit. If you are still having issues, please let me know and I will be happy to look into this further.
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  • Is there a Video Showing the Removal of the DeeZee Tailgate Assist
    The only video we currently have on the DeeZee tailgate assist # DZ43200 is our installation videos on the 2011 and 2013 Ford F-150. To remove it, you can simply pull the shock off of the ball joints. Unfortunately, there isn't a video showing it at this time.
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  • Can the DeeZee Tailgate Assist be Used in Extreme Cold Weather
    I spoke with my contact at DeeZee and she informed me that they haven't tested the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate Assist part # DZ43200 at -40 degrees so they can't say for certain if it would work for you, but they (and us) have sold a ton of these and have yet to hear of an issue where cold weather caused a problem, so it would most likely be just fine. I attached a review video for you to check out to the right as well.
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  • DeeZee Tailgate Assist for 2012 Ford F150 Platinum
    For your 2012 F150 Platinum, you would want to use the DeeZee Tailgate Assist part # DZ43200, which is a confirmed fit for your truck. If you click the provided link, you can see an installation video.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist For 2014 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
    The DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System, part # DZ43200 is designed to help make it safer when lowering the tailgate on your truck. I have attached a link to an installation video for this system on a 2013 F-150 but the installation will be very similar to your 2014. You can order this system by visiting the product page on our website and just adding it to the shopping cart.
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  • Recommended Dee Zee Tailgate Lift Assist for 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    The DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43200 is for Ford and Lincoln vehicles but we do offer the similar kit made for your 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. You can use Dee Zee kit # DZ43300. This installs without any drilling and all hardware is included. Please refer to the linked video to see more on this item.
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  • Which Model Dee Zee Tailgate Damper Is for a 2013 Dodge Ram 3500, and are Two Necessary
    The correct DeeZee Custom Tailgate Lowering System For your 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 is # DZ43301. As indicated in the included installation instructions, only one assembly is needed for your tailgate, even if it is very heavy. This assembly should be installed on the drivers side of your tailgate. The part that you referenced is a very similar product, but is specifically designed for use with Ford and Lincoln tailgates.
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  • Fit of DeeZee DZ43200 Tailgate Assist on 2005 Ford F150
    The # DZ43200 Tailgate Assist is a fit for 2004 - 2014 Ford F-150 models, so it will indeed fit your 2005 Ford F150, regardless of the cab/bed configuration. I've linked to an install video that you might find helpful.
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  • Removal DZ Shock from Installed Tail Gate Assist
    No special tool is needed to remove the # DZ43200 tailgate assist, you'll just need to pull in a slow steady manner and it will pop off. You can try hitting the spot where the shock meets the ball with a spray lubricant and letting it soak for a few minutes before pulling. Or, you could use a # 50 torx to remove the cable bolt which will allow the plate that the ball is attached to to come off.
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  • Will DeeZee Red Label Toolbox # DZ43200 Fit 2015 Ford F-350
    I checked with DeeZee and was able to confirm that the Red Label 5th Wheel Toolbox # DZ43200 you referenced is only a fit for the Ford Super Duty Trucks up through the 2010 model year so it will not work on your 2015 F-350. This is due to a slight variation with the contours inside the bed that you alluded to a bit in your question. The 60 inch length is for the box itself and does not include the slight overhang of the lid. For a similar chest style toolbox that will fit your F-350...
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for a 2012 Ford F-150
    Currently, the only tailgate assist for your 2012 Ford F-150, is the DeeZee custom tailgate lowering system # DZ43200. The Hopkins tailgate EasyLift # 74211 you referenced isn't a fit for your 2012 Ford F-150. The DeeZee # DZ43200 will work with tailgates with or without a tailgate step. I included a installation video for you as well.
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  • Replacement Nutsert for the DeeZee Custom Tailgate Assist 2013 Ford F-150
    The Replacement Bracket Kit part # BKT43200 has the nutsert that you will need for the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate part # DZ43200 on your 2013 Ford F-150.
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  • Replacement Parts for Deezee Tailgate Assist Lowering System on 2013 Ford F-150
    The DeeZee Tailgate Assist Lowering System for your 2013 Ford F-150 is # DZ43200 and it's replacement hardware is # BKT43200.
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  • Fit of Hopkins Tailgate EasyLift on 2010 - F150
    The Hopkins EasyLift is not a fit for your 2010 F-150, according to Hopkins. We offer the DeeZee # DZ43200 that would be compatible with your truck. This solution would require no drilling, and you would not need to worry about it breaking. While the Hopkins unit is basically a torsion spring that helps raise and lower the tailgate, the DeeZee item will take up some of the weight as the tailgate is lowered, but not when raising it.
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  • Compatability of DeeZee Tailgate Assist System On Step Integrated Tailgate
    The DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43200 and the Replacement Bracket Kit for DZ43200 Tailgate # BKT43200 are confirmed to fit both your 2013 F-150 with step integrated tailgate as well as your 2014 with standard tailgate. The fit is not dependent on tailgate step integration. This however will not fit on a flareside or stepside model.
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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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  • Will Hopkins Tailgate EasyLift # 74211 Fit a 2004 Ford F-150 with New Body Style
    According to my technical contact at Hopkins the 2004 Ford F-150 with the new body style included a built-in tailgate-lift feature. If used with this Hopkins product the tailgate would not open fully due to the additional spring tension. We do offer a tailgate lowering system from DeeZee, part # DZ43200, that works with the 2004 F-150 with new body style as long as it is not a step-side or flare-side bed. This kit installs easily without drilling using included hardware. Tools required...
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