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Barricade Tailgate 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 (4)

    4 Top Rated Questions

    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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    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 (57) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.3125 4.3
    • Fit 4.59375 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.5 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 20, 2018

      Barricade Tailgate Assist 2014 F150 XLT

      It was easy to install, and work great.. great product.

      JamesS

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 16, 2018

      Tailgate Assist

      No problem to install works well, time to install was less than an hour.

      DanB

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 07, 2018

      Must have

      I love my tailgate assist. It is a must have. Very easy to install. I like this one over the others that are available due to how it mounts to the gate. It has a nut on the back side where you can torque it down good for no movement. Many other designs have a compression plug on the back side which doesn't work well. I made the mistake of trying one of those and ended up throwing it away because it always worked its way loose.

      SteveN

      Year: 2012 Submodel: FX4 Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 31, 2018

      Good product

      Pretty straight forward im sure it will help in the long run

      Richard

      Year: 2013 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 31, 2018

      Does not work

      I installed the product just recently and it moves extremely slow if at all. I have to hang on the tailgate to get it to go down. Hoping to get a new one soon.

      TaylorC

      Year: 2011 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 24, 2018

      Great add-on

      I was jealous of the 17/18 raptors soft open take gate until I bought this. My 2011 may not have a remote to open the bed, but this shock makes life so much easier. Super simple to install and works great. Maybe one of the top mods I’ve done.

      MasterKeebs

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 23, 2018

      Barricade Tail Gate Assis

      really works, easy installed 15 min, original appearance

      PatrickD

      Year: 2012 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 18, 2018

      Great Tailgate Assist

      Works the same way the new f150 tailgate works. It is so convenient when you do not have to let the tailgate down buy holding it.

      DwayneS

      Year: 2010 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.4L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 18, 2018

      Tailgate assist

      Love this upgrade! This literally took 15 minutes to install! Super easy!! Don't waste time using the tool provided! Use a ratchet, much easier!!

      Steve

      Year: 2010 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.4L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 07, 2018

      Great Product

      The tailgate assist is a great addition to my truck, it is cheap and easy to install. Having the Tail Gate Assist has been a great tool to stop the slamming down of my truck bed but also giving it the feel of a higher end tailgate.

      MichaelT

      Year: 2014 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 05, 2018

      Works great!

      Easy install. Looks factory. Makes it easy to lower tailgate with one hand full...no longer the need to control it yourself.

      BillyG

      Year: 2012 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 27, 2018

      Works great, perfect fit.

      Easy to install, simple improvement that is well worth it.

      Matt

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (1)

    • 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

      Helpful (1)

    • 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

      Helpful (1)

    • 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

      Helpful (1)

    • 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

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    • 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

      Helpful (5)

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