Dee Zee Truck Tailgate Assist Shock Black Kit F-150 2015-2023

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  • Easy No Drill Installation
  • Installs On Drivers Side
  • Controls Drop Of Tailgate
  • Easy To Install
MSRP $40.99
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Dee Zee Black Truck Tailgate Assist Shock Kit for all 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Ford F-150s.

As you're opening and closing the tailgate on your 2015-2023 F-150, you have to be careful because sometimes it'll come crashing down when you're not expecting it. This isn't just an inconvenience that could shorten the life span of your tailgate. It can also be a safety hazard, especially if there are small children nearby. You can easily solve this problem with a new Dee Zee Truck Tailgate Assist Shock Kit!

Features and Benefits:
- Includes One (1) Single Dampened Gas Shock and All Mounting Hardware
- Safely Controls the Drop Rate of Your Tailgate
- Keeps Your Tailgate from Slamming Down
- Able to Handle Heavy Everyday Use
- Could Help Extend the Life Span of your Tailgate
- Works in Conjunction with Factory Cables
- No-Drill Installation with Simple Hand Tools
- Only One (1) Tailgate Assist Required: Mounts to Driver Side

This Dee Zee DZ43204 Black Truck Tailgate Assist Shock Kit comes with one single dampened gas shock and all of the required mounting hardware. You'll only need one of these tailgate assists, and it'll install on the driver side of your F-150. After you're done installing it, the drop rate of your tailgate will be slowed down and more controllable, which means you won't have to worry about anyone getting hurt or accidentally slamming it on your fingers. Plus, opening your tailgate when your hands are full won't be a struggle anymore after you install this truck tailgate assist shock!

This shock will be able to withstand heavy everyday use, and your tailgate could end up enjoying a longer life span! Installing it is incredibly easy: you won't have to drill any holes and all you'll need are a few simple hand tools and the included mounting hardware, and it works in conjunction with your factory cables.

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Installation Difficulty


Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

One of the key features of owning a truck is the tailgate. It allows for easy storage and unloading. However, if you're not careful, when letting it down, it can come crashing down and damage itself or nearby objects. One way to make your tailgate a little safer and last longer is by adding an assist shock to control the tailgate's drop rate.

Today, we're going to improve the lifespan and safety of our tailgate by installing this Dee Zee Tailgate Assist on our project F-150 EcoBoost. Tools you'll need for this installation, a 1/4-inch ratchet, 10mm socket, and a 5mm hex key.

The tailgate assist shock that we're going to be installing today only works on the driver side, so that's where we're going to begin our install. We're going to start off by working on this lower bracket and removing this bolt and loosening this one. Don't completely remove this bolt. All you need to do is loosen it. Take the bracket that was included in the kit and put the roller bolt right here. Then install the provided Allen bolt. Now grab a 5mm hex key and tighten the bolt.

With the lower bracket installed, we can now work on the upper one, and we're going to use the supplied T50 Torx bit to remove the cable. The key provides a protective sheet of film, which we're going to cut in half, and we're going to install 1 piece here to protect it from rubbing, and the other piece right here in the tailgate. Now, you want to make sure the paint is at least somewhat clean before you install this. Then, you can trim off the edges.

Now, the roller part of the shock, the part that can move in and out, this gets installed on the bottom and the body of the shock gets installed on the top. Just lift up on the shock, install the cable, and your installation is finished. Now, we'll show you how it works.

Our tailgate assist is installed. It works great. It's going to make our tailgate a lot safer and last longer. Installation should take you about 15 minutes, and before you know it, you'll be heading down the road.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following F-150 years:

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