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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.

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

    MPN# T528420

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Tailgate Assist
    • Hardware
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        Questions & Answers (9)

        5 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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        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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        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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        Does this tailgate assist work on the Gen 1 Raptor F150s?

        • This will work on all 04-14 F-150 models, including Raptors.

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          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Performance Gain 4.5125 4.5
          • Fit 4.768293 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.670732 4.7



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 06, 2019

            Easy

            Easy install and works great. Well worth the price.

            MattyIce

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

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          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 05, 2019

            good til it wasn't

            Easy install. Worked great. Until it came unscrewed and fell out of the truck somewhere. No warranty from manufacturer. Why would a company not offer a warranty and why would an online company like AT sell products from a company that doesn't offer a warranty. too bad for me, I didn't need that $35 anyway.

            bford

            Year: 2005 Engine: 5.4L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 03, 2019

            Great purchase

            Works as advertised. I followed the installation instructions and it took me about 30minutes from start to finish. I am very pleased with it. I highly recommended this product to everyone with a pickup truck.

            Anonymous

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 29, 2019

            Tail Gate assist

            Very easy to install and a great bargain. Your hands and Arms will thank you

            MIchael

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

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 27, 2019

            tailgate assist

            took me 11 mins to put this on ,works perfect no more tailgate banging.

            combine

            Year: 2013 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (1)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 21, 2019

            Missing Part Poor Instructions

            I received my kit. It was missing the torch wrench and parts were scattered inside the packaging. I figured out the installation...included instructions looked like a copy of a copy, if a copy. Pictures were terrible. The part does what it's supposed to so that's good.

            John2013F150

            Year: 2013 Submodel: FX4 Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 17, 2019

            Works great

            Very easy to install and works as advertised. Very satisfied.

            SPEARHEAD86

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 15, 2019

            Works perfectly! Worth the price!

            The directions were slightly vague but any competent DIYer can figure it out easily. Install took me less than 30 minutes and it works amazingly.

            JeremiahH

            Year: 2011 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 04, 2019

            Great Product

            Put it on my 2013 F150 in less than 20 minutes. Great product!

            Hisnoblesuit

            Year: 2013 Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 30, 2019

            No bang for your buck, literally.

            That's the point, isn't it? Took about 10 mins to install. Now all my friends think I'm Houdini. Buy it, impress the ladies, and stop slamming your gate.

            That1guy

            Year: 2008 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.4L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 21, 2019

            Works perfect

            ITS GREAT. I LOVE IT. Easy to install as well as makes opening the tailgate similar to a newer truck.

            2012F150KR

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 21, 2019

            Smooth operation

            Works great, easy install great instructions. Couldn’t ask for anything else

            Mudd

            Year: 2014 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 19, 2019

            Great Product!

            I am very pleased with the quality of the product and how easy it was to install.

            scooter6148

            Year: 2013 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (1)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 13, 2019

            Instructions are not clear

            The install was really basic until you got to the ballstuds. The directions don’t say you remove the pin. Most ballstuds just snap on. So I wasn’t looking for the pins. Directions and pictures don’t mention the pins.

            Guest123rtbc

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 13, 2019

            Closes WAY too slow

            I thought this product would be really good, but it closes/opens WAY too slow. Once it was installed, it took 12-15 seconds for the tailgate to open completely. I took it back off because it made opening the tailgate terribly slow.

            gdean44

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

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 08, 2019

            Love this

            Easy install, no more tailgate slamming. One of the best purchases so far.

            Frazer

            Year: 2014 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 30, 2019

            Tailgate shock

            It's great it was an easy install and it does a great job not letting the tailgate slam down anymore I use to cringe when my wife opened the tailgate because she would just let it slammed down thanks American Trucks highly reccomended

            Barricade

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

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 16, 2019

            Tailgate Assist

            This product works as advertised and works well would recommend to anyone that dose not want there tail gate to slam open

            DHoeffling

            Year: 2007 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.4L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 16, 2019

            Great addition

            Easy to install. Love the fact that I can open and drop the tailgate without worrying about it slamming down on something or someone.

            Roger

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

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 09, 2019

            tailgate assist

            the item works very well now that it is installed. had trouble pushing the shock onto the ball that it fastened to but once on love the way it works

            Pops

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

            Helpful (1)

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