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 DZ43203 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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DeeZee Tailgate - DZ43203

  • Tailgate Assist
  • Truck Tailgate
  • DeeZee

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.



DZ43203 Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System



DZ43203 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details DZ43203 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2000 - 2000 Ford F-150

1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series

1999 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

2008 - 2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty

2001 - 2003 Ford F-150 excluding SuperCrew Cab



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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 DeeZee Tailgate Assist Tailgate Lowering System Review

Today we're going to be reviewing the Dee Zee tailgate assist custom tailgate lowering system for pickup trucks, part number DZ43203. Here's what it looks like before it's installed. We can see if we let go of our tailgate, it's going to snap down and bounce around. Now we'll try it with our Dee Zee tailgate assist installed. Watch how it slows down the action of our tailgate. As you can see, it slows it down considerably.

It stops it from bouncing. One of the major reasons you're going to want this: it's going to stop your tailgate from falling and possibly causing injuries or damage to anything that you could be loading or unloading. This is what it looks like installed. Now let' go ahead and show you how to install it. We're going to lift it up, take the cable loose; set it to the side. Well take out the cable bolt.

We have that out. We'll take our ball mount bracket; place it through there. Then we'll tighten it back up. You want to try and keep this as straight as possible. Just hold it while you're tightening it.

First we want to make sure that our nuts are set to the proper length, which should be 3/4 from the face of the washer to the end of the bolt. We're going to slide it into the factory hole in the tailgate. We'll take a M6 allen wrench and place it in there. We're going to hold that secure. We're going to put a mark on this nut because we're going to turn the nut.

We need to make 9 360-degree turns. We want to count them because if you over-tighten, you can strip out the insert. You want to make sure you want to count them. Once you go around, that'll be one. We'll do eight more of those. Now we can see that our nut thread is nice and tight. We're ready to put our ball mount in. We're going to put a little bit of loctite on it. It's supplied with your kit. Thread it into the nut insert; 16 mm wrench. Now we'll torque it down to the spec in our instructions. Now in this application, we have a rubber bumper here that's going to need to be removed so our shock doesn't make contact with it. We'll take out the tail light. Use an 8 mm bolt. Pry out carefully. There's two little snaps that snap in there. We'll take our 11 mm socket. We can remove the two nuts from this. We'll set the bumper aside. We can reinstall our tail light. Now we'll take our shock and slide this smallest that slides in and out. It's going to go in the bottom so we're going to snap that onto the bottom; onto the ball. We'll slide our shock up. I'll snap the other end up to that ball. Now it's installed. That's going to do it for our look at and install of a Dee Zee tailgate assist custom tailgate lowering system for pickup trucks, part number DZ43203.


Customer Reviews

DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks - DZ43203

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (306 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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2013 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Hello Bought a tailgate lowering system last year and does love it . Wondering why in 2013 Ford never had that on their pickup F450 Platinum. Just a few dollars made such a difference. Easy to install and work very well. Thanks to Etrailer to sell this product. Regards Rene. 366144


Comments

Great love it.

Rene R - 04/12/2018

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This product relieves that jarring thud of the tailgate opening. I have it on a One Ton Pickup and with the added height it's easier on your arms when you are lowering the tailgate. 468330


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It is great, still working well after one year.

John k - 01/19/2019

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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I purchased both the Hopkins Easy Lift and the DeeZee Tail Gate assist. I was concerned with a potential interference issue with nothing being confirmed in all reviews that I could find online. I installed both in about 2 hours on my 2004 Ford F350 Supercab Duelly . I operated the tailgate with the DeeZee by itself, lowers smoothly, a little fast and you still have the weight of the tailgate to lift close. With the Hopkins Easy Lift installed and the DeeZee installed the tailgate lowers smoothly (no slam) and is easy to to close (one hand two fingers). There is no interference issues with both installed , both work well together. I am happy I bought both. For the price it's a great value as a retrofit. Now I can unlatch the tailgate start the downward motion and let go it smoothly lowers. To lift two fingers easily closes the tailgate. Please add this review to your web information. GREAT GREAT VALUE and performance. Sorry no pictures I am an old fa-t and don't know how to transfer pictures to the web. The white Duelly in your web reviews is accurate (change the color to red and you have mine). As far as instructions for both they are fair, DeeZee could add how to remove the damper after installed to the ball pins. As for the Hopkins hole "A" dimension is accurate ( this is the hole common to the left vertical box side) install the torsion bar and then mark the tailgate to match the mark on the torsion bar. Drill tailgate as instructed in on package. The part I received was marked "B" on both ends. But not difficult to know which was "A"and "B". Again five stars GREAT GREAT VALUE. 670422



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Excellent product. Easy to Semi-easy to instal (defendant on skill level). Works as described. Excellent product. 729044



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The tail gate drop assist works great. 727967



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I ordered it to put on my 2018 Chevy Colorado, but it would not fit. I modified it to make it work, and it now it works great. 716154



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Easy install took about 20 minutes. Has worked flawlessly for the past year. 702773



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I actually installed two of these on my tailgate, which required reaming out the other (passenger) side's hole and locking the tailgate removal slot with a rubber sleeve and hose clamp. Haven't had an issue yet and it feels like there's a lot less stress throughout the system. 694423



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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Easy to install. So far works great and eliminated the tailgate slamming when dropped. Not as nice action wise as my stock Chevy tailgate, but way better than no shock at all. Nice addition and if its durable will be well worth the money. Time will tell. 677073



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Got the product in a few days using ground. Not very good with my hands, but had it on in less than an hour. Company did a great job in checking with me numerous times, very happy. 674845



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Looks great works great. I don't think anyone will ever rear end me unless they are blind. Easy to install. 647908



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Arrived on time. Install went well, 30 minutes. Works Great! No more slammed tailgates. Easier for my Bride on Trash day too!!! 646676



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Ford F-250 Super Duty

I just received my tail gate assist for my Super Duty Ford F-250. It only took two days to get it. I haven't installed it yet but it appears to be just what I need to help me lower the heavy tailgate on my pickup. I just thought the other day when I had my hands full of a heavy weight distribution hitch and had to let the tail gate down with one hand and it slammed down that it would be nice if I had something to help to keep that from happening. That night while browsing with my laptop I ran upon this and it just fits what I need. Great service, and fast delivery! Can't ask for much more!!! 639689



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It was fine. 636974



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

This product is the easiest to install and most helpful to use modification on my truck, for the price...the return on investment is excellent. I've ordered and installed these tailgate assists on four different Ford Superdutys and every one of them has worked so well that I, well, installed them on four of my trucks! It's a pleasure to just pop the tailgate latch and let go as the tailgate slowly lowers itself, especially helpful when my hands/arms are full with something...Kudos to the inventor!! 621911



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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I order one for my 2016 F250 and loved it. I ordered a second one for my 2003 F250 and it is great! I have recommended this to friends and they too have installed them. 617498



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So far so good. My husband installed them on the first truck in 25 minutes...reading eveything first also watched the video...the 2nd truck took him maybe 15 minutes... At this time we are very pleased...we installed them yesterday which was also the day we received them. 614733



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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great instructions, easy to install. Glad it came with the torq bit tool so only typical tooling is needed. It works mostly like I expected, it will dampen the tailgate going down in the last half of motion. Some that I've seen, factory versions, they control the speed of the tailgate all the way, whereas this one, your tailgate will start off fast but slow down the last half of the range. Not an issue just something to be aware of in case you have a different expectation. I feel confident in letting my kids open my tailgate now and not having it slam down on them. Well worth the $30 for my 2008 F-350. 614011



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2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great product. Easy to install. No more dropping and slamming the tailgate. 605887



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2002 Ford F-150

I installed today with no problems and they worked great. I ordered 2 one for each side of the tailgate. 1 worked ok but with the heavy tailgate on my 2002 Ford F-150 but when I installed the other side the tailgate lowered much better. Very satisfied with this purchase. 600081



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2002 Ford F-150

My truck is a 2002 F150 and I wished that I had bought this product years ago. Especially now that I am order it eases dropping the gate to access to load the bed. 594281



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Very good product very easy to install no problems 594078



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Never installed it yet. 590102



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This is my second one and I love it! I’ll definitely be ordering from retailer too! Great price, great customer service and fast shipping! 579900



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I've installed one of these on every truck I've owned. Forgot how heavy a Ford tailgate was and how hard it could slam down when I bought a new truck that didn't have one. Only takes about 30 minutes to install and works great. 579605



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Works well, easy to install, only issue is that it caused the tailgate rubber dampener to fall off; however no noise or fit issue because of this design defect. 578697



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2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

This is a fantastic product for a 1/2 ton pick up, but the cylinder is not heavy enough for a 3/4 ton Super Duty Ford. The tailgate is a lot heavier that the 1/2 ton pick up . It does slow the tailgate a little just before it bottoms out but again I think it is too light for the heavy tailgate of the 3/4 ton ford. 568714



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Fast shipping very easy to install. 557195



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2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Easy to install, fits perfect, works great. Easy to follow instructions, took 15 min to install. 556700


Comments

Love the tailgate assist, open tailgate and let it do its job.

Craig - 08/22/2019

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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Works well. How long the gas shock will last under the weight of the Super Duty tailgate only time will tell. Install was simple and I'm not sure why people have problems getting the nutzert to work. I doesn't really slow the fall of the gate from the start but softens it once it gets to the bottom but does so well. 555600



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Super easy to install. I was done in less than ten minutes. It took me longer to read the directions than it did to perform the install. I've only had it for a couple of days so I'll have to let you know how well it works later. 548312



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The product is great and adds another degree of safety by not allowing the tailgate to fall quickly eliminating direct hard hitting of children and anyone near the tailgate. I also could not find the correct product model for my pickup until I contacted Melissa at etrailer.com. 545789



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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Easy install and my wife loves the ease of opening now. 538502


Comments

I wont have a truck without one again. Still works great and I open and close my tailgate a lot. I have a torn rotator cup and this product is a essential now. A+++

Thomas R - 07/06/2019

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Ford F-250 Super Duty

Not quite as easy to install on my F350 as it was on my F250 but it works great. 530160



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After only having it a month the knob that goes into the tailgate that holds the shock snapped off. Not sure if i can just get that part or not but very dissapointed. I don't use the tailgate that much thought it would of held up better. 467683



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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Good Deal!! Just what I was looking for. etrailer always has Fast Delivery and Great Prices!! 467606



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Ford F-250 Super Duty

Tired of your tailgate falling on you every time you open it up.Get the DZ tailgate lowering assist . It was easy to install no drilling required it only took ten minutes and it works perfect on my f250. 464157


Comments

Fantastic I recommend it to others and they have bought it I give it 10 stars

Kyle - 01/01/2019

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We have recommended this product to many of our friends. We love it...and it was easy to install 457725


Comments

We have purchased a new 2019 truck, but I can tell you that we loved, and had no problems with the tailgate product. I can assure you that new owner of our old truck loves it also.

Diane - 12/06/2018

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2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I bought this tailgate assist because the F250 tailgate is heavy and high off the ground. I actually watched the video on the web site before I bought it. Once it arrived I had it installed in about 10 minuets. It does exactly what it is sold to do. It will not let your tailgate slam down. Great product. 454159



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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Love it, works as described. 441825



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saw one on a friends truck and decided to give it a try. keeps the tailgate from banging down when someone besides myself opens it. easy install and hopefully does the job for a long time. 436712


Comments

George, the tailgate assist is still working fine. i will say i love it but i also am so used to holding up the tailgate to keep it from slamming that sometimes i forget i have the thing. i have noticed others that use my tailgate are a little startled when they tailgate doesnt . i then use that to tell them what is is and where i got it and hopefully they come and get one from you. i have had great success with everything i have gotten from you.

brit - 09/27/2018

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The DeeZee Tailgate Assist is an excellent product. My next door neighbor order one, and I was so impressed I ordered one also. Very easy to install. Takes about 20 minutes. Well worth the money. I found the best price on etrailer.com. I have purchased from etrailer.com in the past and they are great to do business with. Very fast service and great Customer Service if needed. 428462



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2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Wish I would have purchased this sooner. Shipped quickly and works exactly as advertised. 428009



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2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

That was so easy to put on and works gr eat!!! 426187



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Quality product and easy to install On time delivery as always with etrailer 424715



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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Instructions were easy to follow and the product is great. It's nice being able to one handed open my tailgate and let it fall. Awesome product 404543



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excellent quality, fair price, delivered on time. Great people, willing to go the extra mile when you ask for help. have done business with them on many occasions in the past. will contiue to be my first choice when shopping for stuff for my trailers or truck. 401962


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all is good, I appreciate your concern. no problems so far. you sell quality products for a fair price. you guys will always be my go to source for all my trailer needs. I own 3 trailers.

roland - 07/02/2018

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2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Thank you for the prompt service on my tail-gate assistance concern---everything is now Perfect!! 377758


Comments

The tail gate assist is a big help, but does seem to get weaker over time

Cliff - 05/08/2018

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2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Easy install. Works great. 365755



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Very simple to install! Will definitely keep the tailgate from slamming down! 348684


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The nut sert does not stay tight ! The hole in the tailgate is oval I’m very disappointed! I called Dee Zee and they sent me a new one but it isn’t any different!

Jim R - 03/05/2018

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I have spoken with my contacts at DeeZee and yes the hole in your tailgate is oval, but the blind nut should expand to keep it in the tailgate when it is tightened. Using the torx wrench you should be able to tighten/expand the blind nut. The kit originally had Blue Locktite included that can be used on the ball mount and then tightened into torqued to specs.

-- Rachael H - 3/6/2018

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Thank you Rachael for following up on the truck accessories I purchased from you ! I guess I don’t know of another company that would follow up on something they sold a year ago then contact the manufacturer about the problem! Thank you again I will definitely keep you in mind when I need something for my trucks. I’ll also tell all my friends! Thank you again!

-- Jim R - 03/19/2018

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  • Can Tailgate EasyLift And Tailgate Assist Both Be Installed On 2001 Ford F-250
  • Since the installation of the Hopkins Tailgate EasyLift, part # 74211, and the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, part # DZ43203 do not interfere with each other when installing, there should be no problem installing both on your 2001 Ford F-250 tailgate. Our DeeZee contact said that these 2 items should work when both are installed, but they have not been installed together, so operation when both of these units are installed is not guaranteed.
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  • Tailgate Assist that Fits 2016 Ford F-250
  • For your 2016 Ford F-250 the DeeZee Tailgate assist part # DZ43203 is a confirmed fit and would work well. Your tailgate step would not be an issue for this either.
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  • Can the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate Work on Both Sides
  • No according to DeeZee the Custom Tailgate Assist part # DZ43203 can only be used on the driver's side of the tailgate. The passenger side of the vehicle has the slot that allows the tailgate to be removed. The slot that allows the tailgate to be removed on the passenger's side has an additional bracket for support that will interfere with the attachment point on the Custom Tailgate Assist.
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist for 1996 Ford F-150
  • The DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43203 fits 1997 and later model years of the Ford F-150 but not your 1996. However, Hopkins offers a tailgate lift assist product # 74211 that does fit your 1996 Ford F-150's tailgate. The Hopkins system uses a torsion bar instead of a shock to take some of the weight off the tailgate for easier closing. You can see it in the linked video. You need to drill two holes during the installation.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • For your 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty the tailgate assist you need is part # DZ43203. This helps control the lowering of the tailgate with the built-in shock absorber. One kit is all that is needed for easy opening of the tailgate on your F-350. This is an easy no-drill installation.
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  • Tailgate Assist that Fits 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • The Hopkins torsion spring you mentioned is not listed as a fit for your 2016 Ford F-350 but we have the DeeZee part # DZ43203 which will allow tailgate to lower slower and not slam down. It does not allow it to close easier though.
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  • DeeZee Tailgate Assist for 2011 Ford F250 With Step Integrated Into Tailgate
  • According to my contact at DeeZee, their # DZ43203 Tailgate Assist is compatible with tailgate step equipped models of the 2011 F250. Because the tailgate is indeed heavier than normal, the tailgate will lower more quickly, but my contact assures me that there should be no problems with any of the anchors being pulled out as long as the Tailgate Assist is installed correctly according to the installation instructions.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • We have the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43203 that is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty. This will ease the movement of your tailgate especially in lowering to give it more controlled assistance as it lowers. There really isn't anything to help specifically with the lift, but this product will help to some extent with a more controlled lift as the shock absorber retracts. I've attached an installation video to assist
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  • Where Does Nutsert of DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43203 Insert In To
  • I attached a picture that shows the hole that the nutsert of the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43203 that you referenced will need to install into. It sounds like you may have a SuperCrew model that does not have the hole needed. The picture is from the install video for this system that I attached that shows this product being installed on a 2003 Ford F series truck just like yours. If you still can't find the hole feel free to email me back a picture of...
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  • Could the DeeZee Tailgate Assist part # DZ43203 Be Installed on Passenger Side
  • If the hole on your tailgate happens to be on the passenger side there is no reason the DeeZee Tailgate Assist part # DZ43203 wouldn't work on that side as well. The install would then just be on the opposite side of the tailgate.
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  • Which DeeZee Tailgate Assist Fits a 2002 Ford F150
  • There are subtle differences in the different DeeZee Tailgate Assist systems, they're designed to fit a particular model and generation of truck so they're not interchangable. For a 2002 Ford F150, you'd use the DZ43203. If you click the provided link, you can see an install video showing the tailgate assist being installed on a 2003 Ford F250. The procedure shown would be the same for your 2002 F150.
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  • Tailgate Assist Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F250
  • For a 2011 Ford F250 you would want the DeeZee Tailgate Assist System # DZ43203. This product is confirmed to fit your vehicle, whereas the Hopkins Tailgate Assist # 74211 you referenced would not work. I attached an install video for the # DZ43203 for you to check out also.
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  • Removal of Tailgate with DeeZee # DZ43203 Tailgate Assist Installed
  • You'll be able to remove the Tailgate Assist very easily. The DeeZee Tailgate Assist attaches to the side of the tailgate and the side of the tailgate opening using a ball and socket. You'll be able to simply pull the assist off both mounts by reversing the procedure seen in the video I've linked you to. Simply fast forward the video to the 2:20 mark, and you can see how the assist simply pushes onto the mounts attached to the truck.
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  • Tailgate Assist for 2015 Ford F250 w/ Tailgate Step Option
  • We do indeed offer a tailgate assist for a 2015 Ford F250 Super Duty, part # DZ43203. This is compatible with tailgates equipped with the slide out step. If you click the provided link, you can see an install video. This particular assist takes much of the weight of the tailgate, allowing it to be lowered safely.
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist Kit for 2013 Ford F-350
  • Yes, we do offer a tailgate lift assist kit for your 2013 Ford F-350. You can use DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43203 which is a custom-fit product made for your F-350. The Lift Assist installs without drilling using included hardware, as shown in the video I linked for you.
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  • Tailgate Assist to Help Raise or Lower Tailgate on a 1997 Ford F-150
  • I have the perfect solution for you! Take a look at the Hopkins EasyLift # 74211. I have linked a video showing how the EasyLift works. Since you currently have to get your knee involved to close the tailgate the EasyLift will be the best solution for you. It will also help with lowering the tailgate. Please note that these EasyLift and DeeZee Tailgate Assist models will not fit if your truck has a stepside bed. The DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43203 will make it easier to lower your...
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  • DeeZee # DZ43203 Tailgate on 2008 Ford F350 King Ranch
  • According to DeeZee, the tailgate on your 2008 King Ranch is heavier by a few pounds than the tailgate of the 2003 F250 shown in the video. The reason your tailgate drops before the assist grabs it is this weight difference, it doesn't indicate a problem or defect with the tailgate assist itself.
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  • How Many DeeZee Tailgate Assists is Recommended for a 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • For your 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty you would only need one of the Deezee Tailgate Assists, but you would want the part # DZ43203 as it is the confirmed fit and not the part # DZ43300 that you referenced.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist For 2002 Ford F-150 Crew Cab
  • For your 2002 Ford F-150 Crew Cab, we have two options for your tailgate assist. I recommend the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 which will give you an assist in lifting or lowering the tailgate of your truck. It has a torsion bar that takes on the weight of your tailgate for easier function and stays out of the way for loading and unloading. The other option is the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43203. This system...
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  • Can DeeZee Tailgate Assist and Hopkins Easylift Installed on a 2005 Ford F-350
  • Since the installation of the Hopkins Tailgate EasyLift, part # 74211, and the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, part # DZ43203 do not interfere with each other when installing, there should be no problem installing both on your 2005 Ford F-350 tailgate. Our DeeZee contact said that these 2 items should work when both are installed, but they have not been installed together, so operation when both of these units are installed is not guaranteed.
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  • Does DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43203 Fit 2016 F-350
  • The Deezee Tailgate Assist part # DZ43203 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford F-350. We can't recommend the use of two of these units on your truck but with just the one you should feel a significant difference and I would highly doubt you would want to add a second.
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  • Assistance For Lifting and Lowering the Tailgate on a 2003 Ford F-150
  • For your 2003 Ford F-150, you will need the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Lowering System # DZ43203. This item is not intended to assist in closing the tailgate, only in lowering. It has a shock that lowers the tailgate slowly to prevent damage to the tailgate and potential injury to the person attempting to lower the tailgate. I have provided a link to the installation instructions for this item. If you are looking for an item that will provide an assist for lifting your tailgate, I recommend...
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  • Does DeeZee Tailgate Assist Fit 2008 Ford F-350 with Tailgate Step and Handle
  • DeeZee does not exclude the fit of their DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43203 for the versions of the 2008 Ford F-350 that have the tailgate step and handle like what you have so this would fit and work well. Your tailgate is pretty heavy but this will help make lowering it easier. I attached an install video of this kit installed on a 2008 Ford F-350 similar to yours for you to check out too.
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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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  • Can DeeZee Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43203 Be Removed for 5th Wheel Towing
  • Installation of the DeeZee Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43203 is simple enough and this unit can indeed be easily removed and stored during your 5th wheel towing season or if you want to load a truck camper. Please refer to the linked video for illustration of the installation process.
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  • Tailgate Assist For 2012 Ford F-250
  • I spoke with my contact at Hopkins about the tailgate assist for your 2012 Ford F-250. Due to the construction of the tailgates on newer model pickup trucks the Hopkins EasyLift, part # 74211 will not work. I recommend the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, part # DZ43203 for your truck. This system is an easy no-drill installation and helps prevent injuries when lowering the tailgate on your truck.
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