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Old 03-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Truck Mod - Tailgate Assist

After watching videos on the Deezee Tailgate Assist, it looks pretty slick for helping to control the speed that the tailgate lowers. My 9 year old likes to help open the tailgate and I'm always a little concerned she's going to let it slip and bust her head up.

Tailgate assist has been ordered from AutoAnything (they price match!). Hope to install it this coming weekend and will report back!
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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I installed this on Saturday while my daughter was fishing with my dad, his wife and my sister (no PA license for me- too expensive for a non-resident!). It's exactly what I hoped for.

I got home today and had my wife open the tailgate and got an "oh, this is nice" out of her.

I went and picked up the camper tonight and it was really nice to grab the tailgate and just let it drop.

For $35 or so- highly recommend! In fact, I don't know why manufacturers don't consider this as a factory option. It's that good.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:46 AM   #3
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They are awesome but they do come from the factory. I'm not sure exactly what it looks like but my tundra and my old Titan both had a gas strut mounted by the tail light. I have forgot on my work truck which is a Chevy and I will just grab it and it will slam down.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:56 AM   #4
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The struts are also available at orielys ...I put one on my tailgate, and it didnt slam down, but I wanted it slower, so I put one on both sides.....trucks should come that way from the factory! ....they really do make a huge difference!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:06 PM   #5
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Just make sure that she is well aware that all tailgates don't have it & try to help someone & get a nice bump...... Sounds like a great idea I have always had older trucks & did not know that was available.................
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #6
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The struts are also available at orielys ...I put one on my tailgate, and it didnt slam down, but I wanted it slower, so I put one on both sides.....trucks should come that way from the factory! ....they really do make a huge difference!

There is an option from Ford for the SuperDuty's tailgate assist.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #7
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There is? ...I saw that option nowhere when I ordered mine....hmmmmm! ...I would have rather ordered the ford parts!
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My 450 came with it.
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My F250 has it. Its only noticeable when closing the gate. Its spring loaded and assists with the weight of the tail gate.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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are yall referring to the torsion thingy they started putting on in like 03-04.....i had that on my last f150....it did make a diff, but nowhere near the difference the pneumatic struts do....or did ford add struts??...
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