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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 DZ43205 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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DeeZee Tailgate - DZ43205

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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.



DZ43205 Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System

Installation Details DZ43205 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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Customer Reviews

DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks - DZ43205

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (648 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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This is the best addition so far for my F250. It makes it easy to lower the tailgate and not let it drop.


Comments
Still works great! Its been great not having the tailgate every time its opened. It closes easy just like it wasnt there but slowly lowers every time its opened.
Larry - 11/30/2021


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Great tailgate assist. Smooth operation and keeps the tailgate from banging or slipping out of your hand when opening it. Only caution is watch video on installation to make sure you have the orientation correct. It’s very difficult to remove to ball joint once installed.



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Great addition to the truck! Not sure why Ford doesn’t include this feature. Easily installed as shown in their video. I suggest getting a T50 socket to use for better leverage on removal and reinstalling the star bolt.


Comments
Unfortunately it failed after about 6 months. The hydraulics stopped working.
Russell - 02/19/2022

This Tailgate assist does have a 3-Year limited warranty.

-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 3/14/2022


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This is the fourth one of these I have purchased and installed. Easy to install with great instructions it was done in about 30 minutes. Great product wouldn’t own a pickup truck without one. Makes life easier lowering that heavy tailgate.


Comments
After a year of usage, this still is working GREAT.
David - 11/16/2021


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Easy to install. Needed to use my T50 1/2 ratchet to remove the upper bolt. Small T50 included just didn't have enough leverage. Took maybe 15 minutes. Make sure you install the small extending shock arm pointed down and not up. It is not clear from the pictures. etrailer customer service is the best!



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Super easy to install. 15 minutes. Directions with pictures easy to follow. My big, heavy tailgate didn't slam down after installation. Piston and hardware are heavy duty so hopefully they will last. Highly recommend!


Comments
No issues at all. Functions as designed!!
Greg - 08/24/2021


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I love the fact that I can open the tailgate and not have to hold its weight so it doesn’t bang open. The only thing I wish that it would also help with closing the tailgate, too.



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Wrong part I don't own a Ford have chevy avalanche 2013


Comments
The DeeZee Tailgate assist fits the Ford F-250 Super Duty trucks. Unfortunately at this time there is not a tailgate lift assist available for the 2013 Chevy Avalanche.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 02/07/2022


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It has been a great cover, still looks like new, and severs my purpose of rolling it up do to my 5th wheel trailer when needed.



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It was so easy to put on it works nice it be nice if they made a lift assist to work just as easy


Comments
Very good I like it
Thomas - 08/25/2021


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This tailgate assist works perfectly! It took about 10 minutes to install. I’m 5’2” and no longer concerned about the tailgate falling on me when I try to open it! I would recommend this to anyone that has a large pickup.


Comments
Still working perfectly!
Susan - 05/08/2020


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I previously had a Toyota Tundra that had a factory tailgate shock similar to this. After the purchase of my Ford F350 (which didn't have one,) I quickly realized how much I needed some way to slow the dropping of the tailgate. This worked fine and was very easy to install.



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This gets a two because of you say you’re including a T-50 wrench, then you should include one! The crap that is included as one, will only give you agony and you will need to purchase a socket for it. Geez. Other than that, it works great and would be a five star product.



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Great product



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The DeeZee Tailgate assist is very well built and was Very easy to install on my F350. Took me less than 10 minutes and it works great! Glad to have it on the truck to keep the wear and tear down on the tailgate. Etrailer.com was fantastic. Received it so fast it surprised me. Thank You Etrailer, I will surely do business with you all again!



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My 2015 Chevrolet Silverado had a built in tailgate assist and was a great feature. My 2019 Ford F250 did not have tailgate assist, but with the DeeZee tailgate assist, that is no longer an issue. Easy to install and makes all the difference. Great product.



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Works as advertised. Simple process to install and helps ease the tailgate down.



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Best investment for you truck. No more slamming tailgate!


Comments
Great addition to my truck. My buddies couldn’t believe how easy it let’s the tailgate down. Very easy to install 5 minutes
Van - 02/08/2021


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Fast delivery , this tailgate assist for f250 is ok , had one on my f150 that worked great , same manufacturer. Tailgates seem to be of same weight.



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2nd one installed, nuce ez useful product, always ez with etrailer of



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Great product does just as advertise 10 minutes to install



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Bought a tail gate assist for a new Ford truck. Did this before and liked it. Easy to install yourself and requires no special tools. Ordered it last week and I was notified that it had shipped the same day. Arrived 2 full days early. I’m really impressed, and will use eTrailor again.



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Great product— will help lower that heavy tailgate on my F-250.



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Love it on my 2019 F250. No more dropped tailgates...



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Its a great product, the tailgate on my truck is lightweight so the tailgate assist is the perfect addition.


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Ask the Experts about this DeeZee Tailgate



  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for 2017 Ford F-250
    For your 2017 Ford F-250 HD Super Duty, I recommend the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System # DZ43205. This system is confirmed to fit your truck and will do a great job of controlling the drop of your tailgate, preventing injuries and making loading and unloading much easier. This is custom-designed for your truck and all of the necessary hardware is included. It features an easy, no-drill installation.
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  • Can You Install Two Tailgate Assists On A 2019 Ford F-250
    Per the instructions manual for the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43205, this tailgate assist can only be installed on the driver's side of the tailgate so there wouldn't be a way to install 2 of them on the same tailgate. It also would cause the tailgate to float and not perform as it should.
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  • Does DeeZee Tailgate Assist Make Removing Tailgate Difficult 2017 F-250 Super Duty Diesel
    To remove the tailgate of a truck that has the DeeZee Tailgate Assist part # DZ43205 installed on it will require the additional step of pull the shock off of the post it attaches to but aside from that it does not make it substantially more difficult.
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  • Would DeeZee Tailgate Assist Prevent Tailgate Bounce
    If you had the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43205 installed on your tailgate and it was down if you were to hit a big enough bump that the tailgate will lift up at all it would lower slowly. So in a way it would prevent bouncing.
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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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  • Is There a Tailgate Assist for a 1997 Ford F-250
    The DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System is not available for a 1997 Ford F-250 but I do have a very similar option for you in the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist part # 74211 (All Models Expect Step-Side). The Hopkins EasyLift like the DeeZee Tailgate Assist will help with lowering the tailgate but unlike the DeeZee Tailgate Assist will also help with lifting the tailgate.
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  • Availability Of Tailgate Assist System For 2005 Toyota Tundra
    I have another option for you, but the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Pickup Trucks # DZ43205 you were looking at is designed to fit a 2017-2021 Ford F-250/350/450 and will not fit your 2005 Toyota Tundra. Instead I recommend the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 which at this time is the only tailgate assist system confirmed to fit your vehicle. I included a video of the # 74211 for you to take a look at.
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  • Tailgate Assist for 2005 Toyota Tundra
    There is a tailgate lowering assist that is a fit for your 2005 Toyota Tundra, though not the DeeZee # DZ43205 you referenced. Instead, you need the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211, which is a torsion bar that essentially makes your tailgate feel much lighter. Our customers who have used this have given it very high ratings as you can see on the product page. I've added a link to a video review of this lift assist for you to check out as well.
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  • Could Two DeeZee Tailgate Assist Systems Fit 2020 Ford F-250
    There's no reason you couldn't install two of the DeeZee Tailgate Assist systems part # DZ43205 on your 2020 Ford F-250 but as far as we know it's never been tested. You might try just one first to see if maybe that would get you what you are looking for.
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