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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

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Tailgate Assist
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
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    Questions & Answers (3)

    3 Top Rated Questions

    Do I need 2 of them for my tail gate? Or just 1

    • This specific tailgate assist is meant to only be used on the driver side, so just one.

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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

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

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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.

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

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    Customer Reviews (45) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.3 4.3
    • Fit 4.35 4.4
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.45 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2018

      Love it

      Very easy too install works very very well thank you

      JoeyS

      Year: 2011 Submodel: FX4 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2018

      Excellent product

      Very easy to install. Work perfectly the tail gate came down slowly.

      EstebanG

      Year: 2014 Submodel: FX2 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 14, 2018

      Great stuff

      That's great works nice my tailgate now it's like the same of 2019

      MauricioD

      Year: 2009 Submodel: King Ranch Engine: 5.4L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 08, 2018

      mint

      it works great no longer have to worry about my wife dropping my tailgate but i would say it would have been nice if they actually sent instruction so you know that you have to been the metal piece and take the tail gate cover off

      DavidH

      Year: 2011 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 26, 2018

      Does not last long

      Works great in the beginning and then becomes obsolete. Lasted about a month after install before falling apart.

      Sed

      Year: 2014 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 26, 2018

      Tail gate assist

      Love the fact that my family doesn't have to hold the tail gate open when loading stuff

      EliG

      Year: 2014 Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 22, 2018

      one handed tailgate

      have your hands full?? your tailgate will not fall with this shock installed, every truck should have this!

      MartyV

      Year: 2011 Submodel: SVT Raptor Engine: 6.2L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 03, 2018

      Maybe

      Wish it would have come with install instructions. Also wish the video on the website worked. Was able to figure it out from pics. Had a hard time getting clips in then (after 20 minutes of messing with it) I found machining burrs in both sockets. Cleaned them out and then everything fit as advertised.

      JasonC

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 30, 2018

      Great product

      Great product! Lowers with causing damage especially when hooked to trailer. Easy to install would bu again if needed to.

      KevinJ

      Year: 2013 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 29, 2018

      0ne hand

      open easy with one hand then let drop slow without slamming.

      Kilroy

      Year: 2014 Submodel: STX Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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