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DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Dodge Trucks

DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Dodge 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 Dodge Trucks part number DZ43301 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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DeeZee Tailgate - DZ43301

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  • Truck Tailgate
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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 on driver's side - 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 the driver's side of your your tailgate, and you're good to go.



43301 Dee Zee Tail Gate Assist Lowering System

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DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Dodge Trucks - DZ43301

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (581 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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Dodge Ram Pickup

Relatively easy to install. 1st timers should allow atleast 30 mins. In operation: Just pop the tailgate handle & let-go the tailgate opens nicely w/o your assistance. (note: light weight Ram gate) On Installation: the nut assembly, for the tailgate empty hole insertion, may need just a tap w/a hammer to enter the hole; I know I had to tap it. Finally, I hope the spring clips in the ball joint of the pump hold up under regular use... time will tell. Also, the clear protective mylar? If, it's the 3x5 piece of paper I found in item box; I couldn't peel it. Satisfied & thanks! Rob


Comments
I enjoy it every time I open my tailgate. And, when Im with someone I make a point of demonstrating it to them because most of my friends have pick-up trucks but dont have the DeeZee installed.Also, worth mentioning, the DeeZee was an easy installation and you dont need to be a mechanic.Thanks again
Rob O - 12/12/2017



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2017 Ram 2500

Very easy to install and works great. I would recommend this product and etrailer to my family and friends! I have not installed my tonneau cover as I'm waiting for my tool box to arrive.



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I love how easy the installation went ! The easy down feature is something I wish the manufacturer would have had as a feature but thankfully this product is out and works absolutely perfect. I also bought the tailgate lock and that was super easy to install as well and provides peace of mind . Even though the tailgate locks when truck is locked up it is nice to know that if I forget to lock the truck up my gate is still safe from thieves . Great products all the way around ! Thanks !



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very good product reasonably priced. installation was easy but could use a bit more directions on placement of parts.ie cable swedge no real picture of placement


Comments
still working great and would recommend it to anyone wanting to control tailgate speed
ROCKY G - 03/15/2021


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Dodge Ram Pickup

Easy to install product with good video instruction support from the manufacturer. Works well. Installed on 2021 Ram 1500 Classic



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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great product for lowering my tailgate, wish you made a device for raising the tailgate on my 2014 Dodge Ram lighter


Comments
The lowering shock works very well and Im very pleased with it. Is there any plans on developing a system for making the raising of the tailgate easier ?Thanks again
John - 08/11/2015

Thanks for your follow up and reply. There is another option that does make lifting the tailgate easier. But it is not recommended to use a tailgate assist (what you have) to slow the drop of the tailgate in conjunction with the torsion bar style that helps reduce the weight while lifting your tailgate. Both of these items are fit guided specific to your truck tailgate.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 8/13/2015


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Product works very well, easy to install in an hour. No more heavy tailgate !



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This thing is legit. I am not very mechanically inclined but it only took about 15 mins to put on. Can’t imagine living without this bad boy.



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After one year of service it still works good. I have noticed that the colder the weather the slower the tailgate drops but that is not objectionable. I love the convenience and it's great when my hands are full.


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The tailgate unit works as good after a year as it did right after installation. Im so used to it now I just take it for granted.
Jack M - 11/03/2020


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Does not work as easy as I thought it would tailgates on a 2014 Ram must be heavier than your device figured



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2016 Ram 2500

Fast shipping . Works great . The only trouble I had was getting the nutsert to not spin . Used the hints from the instructions and use masking tape to stop the spinning and that didn't work so I used duct tape and thread locker and that stopped the spinning and install worked out . I had my wife try the gate and it was a hit even though it will be the only time she will use it probably . Thanks E-trailer I have purchased plenty of things from you and will again .



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Dodge Ram Pickup

First, the product works great. So much easier to lift and lower the tailgate on my RAM 1500. Second, the instructions should emphasize that increased pressure is required pushing on the nutsert so the nutsert doesn't turn while tightening the 10mm nut. I initially tightened the nut 9 turns as instructed but the insert came out. By applying increased pressure on the allen screw the insert stopped rotating and started compressing as designed. Third, the T45 Torx wrench didn't fit the torx screws on my truck. I used my own T45 torx wrench to remove the screws. Fourth, thread lock should be applied to the cable mount screw on the tailgate prior to reinstalling. Lastly, wrap tape (electrical) around the jaws of your pliers prior to installing the cable clip to prevent scarring on cable rubber sheath.


Comments
Great product. Im so glad I purchased it.
Jim D - 03/05/2015



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2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great product and great service. I had trouble figuring out which item number I needed for my 2012 dodge ram 2500 so I emailed etrailer and sent me an email back showing the correct part and a short video of an employee talking to me about his research on the product. The part works good. Wish it had a slower drop but I'm sure it doesn't help that I have a little extra weight with spray in bed liner and a tailgate mat on top of it. The only issue I had was with the nutsert. That part is a little tricky for sure. Just remember to start counting 9 turns once u feel the nutsert itself tightening in the whole on ur tailgate. At least that's wat helped me figure it out.


Comments
Still installed and still working great. Fantastic product! Wife loves it!
Jeff - 04/17/2015



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I had this on my last pickup, and would not have a pickup without this. The part came quickly after I ordered it. Instructions were clear and concise. I did access the web site for the video as well. Installation was simple and it works like I expected.



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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup

This kit did exactly what I hoped it would do! I had a mini heart-attack every time my 10 year old would grab the handle of the tailgate on my 3/4 ton Ram, fearing a concussion or worse. The installation of this was easy enough for a novice like myself to pull off, and was actually kind of fun. I would now feel comfortable just opening the latch and walking away from the tailgate as it softly lowers and comes to a stop (although I still try to keep the kids from doing it out of an abundance of caution).



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It gets tangled with the cable.



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We are very pleased with this purchase! As a senior (but not old) it is so much safer for both of us.



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It’s a very good product . I’m very happy the way it works . I would recommend this to anyone.



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Not impressed with product performance.



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Minutes to install /works perfect,


Comments
Yup working great! After seeing mine a friend bought one too!
Dennis - 08/11/2020


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This is a good product with easy to follow directions. With basic tools and only twenty minutes to install. Customer service was helpful getting me the right product the first time. Thanks DZ



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Arrived promptly in perfect condition. Very detailed installation instructions and properly fitting parts made for an easy and correct installation. I tow a 17000 pound fifth wheel for five months a year so the tailgate gets lots of action. The piston allows easy opening without fear of slamming down the tailgate. After one year, it still works perfectly. Best add-on for the price I have purchased to date.



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Awesome product. Easy installation. I just watched the tutorial video more than I followed the paper instructions. The only thing I would like to be better is the speed it comes down. It starts off fast but then slows down so It does what it’s supposed to do I guess, but I wish there was a way to adjust the tension so I could slow it down even more. Overall I’d recommend.



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I rate this product mid-scale. I wanted a solution to keep my tailgate from getting damaged if dropped. This seemed like the perfect solution. It does in fact work great and it is exactly the product I was looking for to save my tailgate. My big problem lies with the nutsert. I followed the instructions, and I could not prevent the nutsert from spinning. I tried various methods and finally created a wedge I could fit in the oblong hole to kept the nutsert from spinning. This seemed to work and I turned the nut the recommended turns. As I installed the ball mount, I had thought the nutsert was in good. When I tightened the ball mount, the nutsert began to spin again. I couldn't prevent the spinning this time and got in snug as I could. The rest of the installation went spot on to the instructions. I would have given this product an excellent rating, had it not taken me two hours to do a twenty minute job.



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Product works great, as promised in description. Easy install and ordering along with shipping was perfect! Thank Nicky K. for the follow up! *** etrailer now "bookmarked" for future orders!


Comments
Yes 1 year and product is performing perfect! Thanks for the follow up!
Al S - 04/25/2015


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