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Barricade Tailgate Assist (04-14 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 2004 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 2004-2014 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 2004 to 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck models.

    Fitment: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    MPN# T528420

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    Questions & Answers (4)

    4 Top Rated Questions

    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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    Can I buy two of these and put one on the drivers side and one on the passenger side?

    • This tailgate assist is designed for the driver side only.

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    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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    Customer Reviews (80) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.490909 4.5
    • Fit 4.727273 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.618182 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 17, 2019

      Small child approved

      My son is getting to the height where a 60lbs tailgate would really hurt getting smacked in the top of the head with. For $25, you can't go wrong. Super Easy install, looks clean.

      RyanM

      Year: 2014 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 13, 2019

      Great Accessory

      Great product. Nice to have my tail gait not bang anymore.

      GreatRelease

      Year: 2013 Submodel: FX4 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 08, 2019

      Nice design

      Replaced a different brand after it came disconnected and un-knowingly shut the tailgate on the unit and caused problems. This unit’s design looks like that type of disconnect won’t happen.

      TonyK

      Year: 2012 Submodel: Platinum Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 08, 2019

      .

      Easy Install. Should Be Standard On ALL F-150's...

      Eddie

      Year: 2009 Submodel: STX Engine: 4.6L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 03, 2019

      Finally !

      It's a backsaver ! Keeps the tailgate from slamming down and makes it easier to close.

      GlenvallH

      Year: 2013 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 26, 2019

      Tailgate assist

      I bought it because it was very reasonably priced. I was pleasantly surprised at the good quality parts, and extreme ease of installation. It’s cool to use too!

      WaldoP

      Year: 2012 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 24, 2019

      Great little addition.

      Fast install, and it really makes a difference in slowing the lowering of the tailgate. For not a lot of money,it's a cool little addition!

      BillS

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 22, 2019

      Great quality

      This was very easy to install, the bracket design was much better than the first one I bought - plus the quality is much better.

      PaulG

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 16, 2019

      Works great

      Does what it says. Maybe 20 minutes to install. Better than the other because of the powder coating, IMO

      BlakeK

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 15, 2019

      Should be OE

      The tailgate on my 2013 Raptor is very heavy to lower and raise. After installing the Tailgate Assist I pull the handle on the tailgate and it lowers by itself. This should be included on all tailgates over a certain weight...what a difference!

      Christine

      Year: 2013 Submodel: SVT Raptor Engine: 6.2L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 29, 2019

      Works great

      This works very good but there was nothing for installation instructions included this could be improved.

      WilliamM

      Year: 2013 Submodel: FX4 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 27, 2019

      Excellent

      Great product, easy to install and works great! Recommend it.

      Geno95

      Year: 2014 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 26, 2019

      My F150

      My wife and I love it easy to install and work great.

      ThomasC

      Year: 2012 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 26, 2019

      Tailgate assist

      Wish they would make one that would also help close

      Scottiep

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 26, 2019

      Great product for the price

      Very easy install (took me about 15 minutes) and I really enjoy not having a tailgate that slams open. The only problem I had with the install is that the instructions don't mention anything about the retaining clips you have to remove from the ball sockets on either end before putting the strut in place. As a result, I almost ended up ruining mine because I was trying to force the socket onto the ball with the retaining clip still in. So make sure you remove the little clips from the strut, put it on the ball joints and then re-insert those clips.

      Steven

      Year: 2013 Submodel: FX4 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 23, 2019

      Tailgate Assist

      Added this to my 2010 F150 4x4 and couldn’t be happier. Keeps me from dropping the tailgate and potential damage it. Took me about 15 minutes to install it. Only draw back was it took several weeks to get as it was on back order. This shows me that it’s a popular item that people want. Good product in my opinion.

      JeffE

      Year: 2010 Submodel: XLT Engine: 4.6L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 08, 2019

      Tailgate assisy

      Simple install does what it claims to do makes dropping your tailgate easy when your hands are full

      BrianJ

      Year: 2012 Submodel: FX2 Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 24, 2018

      Appreciated helping hand.

      Bought this for my father in-law's 2014 and he loves it. Super easy install even on the older f150's.

      RB

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XL Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 10, 2018

      Great when it works!

      I love this assist and used it every day, really did come in handy. Unfortunately the shock broke after just just a few weeks. It was really easy to install with just a wrench and a bit driver. I will be contacting Barricade about receiving a new shock.

      RyanB

      Year: 2010 Submodel: King Ranch Engine: 5.4L V8

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 03, 2018

      Tailgate assist..I Love it

      Great product, simple install, even had the tool you needincluded

      BillK

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

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