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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 Tailgate - DZ43301

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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.


  • 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   (678 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.


Not the first time to buy from etrailer,. Always professional and helpful with answers. I would buy from them again. DeeZee Tailgate assist is an amazing product that was easy to install and a very nice add on to truck.

Perfectly, you cannot go wrong with DeeZee products.
Rob - 06/26/2022


This tailgate assist was supposed to have fit my 2020 Ram 1500 Bighorn, but incorrect hardware came with the package. As a result, I haven't been able to fully install yet because the correct parts were not included. To start with, there was no Locktite as pictured. Secondly the lower plate with the lower ball stud that mounts to the actual tailgate won't work because there are two factory bolts in the way. The Nutsert did work, but there was no ball stud to install so that I could connect the lower end of the shock. I have ordered a 10mm and a 13mm ball stud, and hopefully one of the two of them will work. Once they arrive I will be able to fully install this tailgate assist. I might update this review once the correct hardware arrives that I had to pay for... or I might not. We'll see.

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-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 04/27/2022


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
(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!

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


Fast shipping and very responsive customer service.

Easy to install. Works great so far. No issues.
Michael - 11/20/2022


The first time I went to open the tail gate I had forgotten it was there and was so very happy with it's working so well. I now show it off to everyone when they are around. Such a very good idea and product!


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 !


I used the tailgate assist for a year now and it continues to work as designed. I recommend this product.


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

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


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 .


The assist worked great, but on a durability standpoint , Deezee should make a right hand one to better take the load and stresses being put on the tailgate. The square plate in the kit is the only piece that needs to be flipped. Even selling the kit with both left and right plates would be simple and give customers a choice. I would buy one in a heart beat.


so much easier to use tailgate


Works as advertised. This is my third time using the tailgate assist. Easy install and functions great.


Works great and it was very easy to ins tall.


Fair price. Easy assembly if you watch the video, directions were a little confusing. Works great, exactly as promised. Always buy etrailer. Great assistance in finding the right product and and even better follow up.


Everything was easy from finding the product to putting it on. Etrailer let me know when they shipped and when it was delivered. Great service


I love it… It’s a simple, cheap, useful mod that keeps paying dividends to my spine


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.

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


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

I am very satisfied with this product. It work fantastic. Would recommend this to anyone
James D - 04/17/2022
It was very easy to install. It made the ride much smoother
James D - 04/20/2022


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.

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


Nothing to brag about save your money

You mentioned that it was nothing to brag out and I wanted to see if you could explain in more detail.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/22/2022


Received the unit and did not believe this little tiny shock would aid in the up and down motion of the very heavy tailgate. Well, guess what, it works like a champ. My wife can now open and close the gate w/o any problem. I can now open and close with one hand. I am in a wheelchair, so things can get a little difficult at times. this tailgate assist is a god sent for me. It is small, out of the way, and extremely easy to install. The installation was easy and quick-fifteen minutes. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone with a heavy tailgate.

works great-I am a resent amputee and it takes a lot of the strain off of my leg. my wife loves it as she can now open and close the tailgate without any problem.
Randy B - 06/06/2018


Installation was very quick an easy. works great!!


Easy installation. Worked as advertised.


Works perfect.
Gas shock still in good


I installed the Dee Zee tailgate assist on my 2015
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and it made opening and closing of the tailgate soooo much easier. I wanted to do this mod for a long time...wish I hadn’t waited so long to do it. The whole installation was fast and easy. Thanks Dee Zee for a great product !

It’s been a year and my Dee Zee tailgate assist is still working great. This will be a accessory I will have on all my future trucks. Thanks trailer for your great service.
Donald C - 08/23/2019

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