Dee Zee Black Truck Tailgate Assist Shock Kit for all 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 F-150s.
Sometimes when you're opening the tailgate on your 2007-2014 F-150, it can come slamming down. If this is a problem more often than not, then it's time to take a closer look at this Dee Zee Tailgate Assist Shock Kit, available from CJ Pony Parts! It has everything you need to install a dampened gas shock on the driver side of your truck, ensuring smoother movement and more control every time you open your tailgate.
Features & Benefits:
- Includes One (1) Single Dampened Gas Shock
- Safely Controls the Drop Rate of Your Tailgate and Keeps It from Slamming Down
- Able to Handle Repeated Everyday Use
- Could Help Your Tailgate Last Longer
- Works in Conjunction with Your Tailgate's Factory Cables
- Easy No-Drill Installation with Hand Tools and Included Mounting Hardware
- Only One (1) Tailgate Assist Needed
- Installs on the Driver Side
This Dee Zee DZ43200 Black Truck Tailgate Assist Shock Kit will help safely control the drop rate of your tailgate and keep it from slamming down when you open it. The shock will be able to withstand repeated everyday use, and it could even end up increasing the life span of your tailgate too! You'll be able to open your tailgate with practically just one finger, and the shock will keep your tailgate from slamming down on your fingers and hands. This is especially useful if you have any small children that are eager to help you open and close your tailgate!
Installing this shock will be incredibly easy, and you won't even need to worry about drilling any holes or putting in any complicated parts. All you'll need are a few simple hand tools and the included mounting hardware. It'll install on the driver side, and you'll only need one shock to complete the job.
Order a Dee Zee DZ43200 Black Truck Tailgate Assist Shock Kit for your 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014 F-150 from CJ Pony Parts today!
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This particular tailgate assist is going fit your 2007-2014 F-150. The same parts are also available for the 2015-2016. It's going include the shock itself, the insert for the tailgate, the stud that will mount in the tailgate, this plate here which mounts on the actual bed of the truck on a factory location, the tool to remove one of the factory bolts, and lock tight is also included. For this installation use a 3-inch ratchet, 13-mm socket, 5-mm Allen key, 10-mm wrench, and a tape measure.
The tailgate is going to install right here on the driver's side of our F-150. The first part of our installation is to install this nut insert. To do that, you are going to make sure you have a 3/4-inch from the edge of this washer to the edge of the bolt before you start. Here you have 3/4 inch from the flat part of the washer to then end of the bolt. Make sure the nut here is tight against the washer, and we are ready to install. The insert will have to be tightened up into this, none of the hardware actually gets removed, the insert will stay behind. To do this, you need to do 9 360-degree turns. That torque screw with a wrench on it will not do 360 on here, so I am going do just a quarter turn at a time and just count out until we get 9 full rotations. Once it is tight, now we are going to back it out and the insert remains behind. To make sure the insert is tight enough you want to grab the stud next, put it in there and then thread it in, make sure it catches threads and gets tight. Now we are going to take that back out, lock tight it and reinstall.
Now you can see how our tailgate opens with tailgate assist installed. You can grab the handle, step back, and it slowly and safely lowers it down. This is an OEM quality product, very easy to install, and makes a nice upgrade to any F-150. Takes probably 15-20 minutes to install, be back on the road in no-time.