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Barricade Tail Gate Assist (09-14 F-150)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Safely Controls the Tailgate Drop Rate
    • High-Quality Material
    • Works in conjunction with the Factory Cable
    • Only 1 Tailgate Assist Required
    • Fits All 2009 to 2014 F-150s

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Barricade Tail Gate Assist, which is available for all 2009 to 2014 F-150s. In this video, I'll be going over the functionality and benefits of the Tail Gate Assist, as well as all the materials and construction that goes into the kit. I'll top the video off with the installation, which I'll let you know up front will not require any drilling or modifications, and will be very, very straightforward, so I'll be giving it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. The Barricade Tail Gate Assist will be for any '09 to '14 F-150 owner who's looking to make sure that their tail gate isn't slamming down every time they go to open it, which can definitely cause some damage to the cable or the tail gate itself. So this is definitely one of the more straightforward products we have on the market here, the Tail Gate Assist is exactly what it sounds like. It's to make sure that tail gate does come down in a safe, secure and slow motion, instead of slamming down like it does now. Now slamming it down, of course, is a lot quicker, but of course, it does put a lot more strain on the cable itself. It can be pretty dangerous to the people around the tail gate, and of course, the tail gate itself could get damaged. Now, that cable does hold up pretty well, but when it keeps slamming down over the years, it can definitely snap, causing that tail gate to come crashing down. That, itself, is going to be an expensive fix, so putting on the Tail Gate Assist can definitely slow down the motion and the rate that the tail gate comes down, saving you some time, money in the long run, repairs, and of course, that cable and your safety. So that second option I did just mention a second ago is the safety, and it's simply because when the tail gate comes crashing down, and somebody's hands are in the way, it can hurt. It's not definitely the super safest way to have that tail gate come down, so the slower it is, the more easy it is to stay away from getting hurt. So the way this kit actually works is, it does come with one single damping shock, which will attach to both the body of the vehicle and the bottom end of the tail gate. Now the cable you already have will attach on the same side, only the driver's side is what it comes with, so when it attaches to the body, it goes right under the cable. And when it attaches to the tail gate, it goes to the bottom end, instead of the top, where the cable goes. Now, since it doesn't require any drilling or modifications to get the job done, it does come with all the hardware you need, including the only tool you'll need to get the job done, too. Now one of the other good things about this kit, which is probably one of the most relieving good things, is that it actually doesn't come with a very high price tag at all. You can pick up this single damping shock to make sure your tail gate comes down safely for just about 30 bucks, which, in my personal opinion, is well worth the price if you're tired of that thing slamming down, causing all types of problems for the cable. And it could actually eventually lead to the damaging of your tail gate. So, if you're looking to just, you know, save some time, some money, some repairs in the long run, definitely a kit worth picking up. And, of course, it does save some noise and slamming that tail gate down can be pretty loud. Now, I've already pretty much given you the rundown on the install, but just to cap things off with that as far as the install goes, I will tell you all the tools, again, are already included in the kit. Just this little thing right here, this torx bit, that's all that you'll need to get the job done. All the hardware is here as well. I would say, at the absolute maximum, 30 minutes on the install, because it is very straightforward. It does get a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Now, as far as it all goes, ev

    Made for Safety. Prevent any potential injuries when you open the tail gate on your 2009-2014 F-150. The Barricade Tail Gate Assist will safely control the drop rate of your pickup's tailgate. The tailgate assist works along with the factory cables. All you need is one installed and your truck's gate will be safe to open. You won't have to hear the loud noise of the tailgate slamming down.

    Quality Construction. Your new tailgate assist is made of high-quality material and tested to handle heavy daily use. This single dampened gas shock comes with all the mounting hardware and no drilling is required as it mounts to the driver's side for easy installation.

    Application. The Barricade Tail Gate Assist is specifically made to be used on all 2009 to 2014 Ford F-150 pickup models.

    Fitment: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Tailgate Assist
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    will this work with a tailgate that has the slide out step system factory installed. I know this feature adds a lot of weight to the tailgate itself and not sure if this assist is designed to handle the extra weight. Please advise. TY

    FrankB

    • The Barricade Tail Gate Assist will work with tailgates equipped with the step.

      ATRobD

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    If you were using a tailgate extender all the time will this keep the tailgate somewhat in a "held down" position so when you have a speed bump or curb it doesn't send the tailgate bouncing up and down like it does now? I use my truck for work and need the tailgate down alot but hate how light it seems.

    BradT

    • The Barricade Tail Gate Assist will help to keep the tailgate from bouncing while driving with the tailgate down.

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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.2 4.2
    • Fit 4.4 4.4
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.6 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 11, 2018

      Great tailgate assist!

      Tailgate assist works great, was a very easy install, and very affordable.

      Luis

      Year: 2012 Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 07, 2018

      Excellent fit

      Not quite plug and play, as the support bracket inside the tailgate needed bent to fit, but install was a breeze, and it works great!

      Chris

      Year: 2014 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 06, 2018

      Tail Assist

      It works, not like the other one... The other one broke less than a year.

      Mark

      Year: 2013 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 04, 2018

      Tailgate shock

      No more slamming tailgate..works great easy install..great price

      AnthonyP

      Year: 2009 Submodel: FX4 Engine: 5.4L V8

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 25, 2018

      must have

      Easy install, everyone needs to get this tail gate assist!

      SergioL

      Year: 2014 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 21, 2018

      Tailgate Assist

      Install was straightforward, works well. My five year old can now put the tailgate down safely.

      MatthewM

      Year: 2014 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 14, 2018

      Simple Must Have

      Just get one. Don't even wait. The Barricade tail gate assist is so inexpensive. Its the small things that make up the big deal. I love this tail gate assist. now when my wife opens the tail gate she cant let it slam down ever again. Smooth and simple.

      ChadM

      Year: 2011 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (3)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 02, 2018

      It worked great for a while

      It worked great for a while but the bolt that is installed in the gate becomes loose and now the insert is so loose it will not tighten and spins. In addition, the piston has scratched the paint. Had to remove and can't get the insert out of the gate. I have the gate with the built in step, maybe it was to much weight for this set-up. If it don’t fall apart I would have given it 5 stars, but it didn’t last and marked the paint.

      ChristopherO

      Year: 2014 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (4)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 07, 2018

      No instructions

      Sshock arrived without installation instructions. Had to surf around web to find a PDF for my year truck. Written instructions do not identify a necessary step - removing the socket head spring clips prior to trying to mount the shock on the ball mounts. Never done this before, so did not know. Otherwise install was easy and shock works as advertised - at least for the las two days.

      RS

      Year: 2014 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 28, 2018

      Love it

      Was very easy to install. Works great. Shipping was quick also.

      BrianB

      Year: 2010 Submodel: XLT Engine: 4.6L V8

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      January 18, 2018

      does'nt fit

      Part does not fit on my tailgate. Came with parts that have no place to fit. No instructions or diagrams came with it. Also tried to find a video on your website and found only one which did not match what was sent to me.

      CurtR

      Year: 2013 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 4/5

      January 15, 2018

      Tailgate assist

      Works great no more slamming of the tailgate. Smooth operation of shock assist even with the heavy tailgate with the step. Would highly recommend this product

      crack

      Year: 2014 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      January 11, 2018

      GREAT item!

      My 5 year old grandson got me this for Christmas. Great item, very easy install.

      GlennF

      Year: 2014 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      January 09, 2018

      Tailgate Assist 2012 raptor

      Package came early but with no instructions had to figure out how to install myself even after watching American muscle YouTube video that was no help commentator talk too much without showing proper installation

      WadeW

      Year: 2012 Submodel: SVT Raptor Engine: 6.2L V8 Raptor

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      December 15, 2017

      Simple and Effective - Incomplete instructions

      Better than the brand I had prior. Directions are poor, but you'll figure out that you have to pull the pin on both sockets in order to install the socket over the ball. Then reinsert the tiny pin back into the socket when the ball fully seats into the socket. Make sure to reseat the round end of the retention pin over the shaft.

      RandallT

      Year: 2010 Engine: 5.4L V8

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      December 10, 2017

      Tailgate assist

      Works as advertised, simple to install. Only regret, I should have bought it years ago.

      JamesB

      Year: 2014 Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      December 06, 2017

      DIM IT MAN !!!!!!

      GREAT INSTALL ALL PARTS WAS CORRECT . PERFECT INSTRUCTION

      StacyB

      Year: 2013 Submodel: STX Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      December 02, 2017

      Easy

      Easy install with maximum effect great YouTube video with easy instructions on install

      PeterN

      Year: 2011 Submodel: XL Engine: 3.7L V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      December 01, 2017

      Tailgate

      Arrived sooner then expected and was on in no time and no issues, Well worth it.

      GerryD

      Year: 2010 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.4L V8

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      November 28, 2017

      Gets the worry out of the gate!

      Easy install works great! The clips need to be taken care of easily..dont tear off the clicks very brittle..

      JohnC

      Year: 2014 Submodel: FX4 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (3)

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