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Barricade Tailgate Assist (15-19 F-150)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Prevents Tailgate from Dropping When Opened
    • Slow, Smooth Operation
    • Designed to be Install on the Driver Side Only
    • Simple Bolt-On Installation
    • Fits all 2015-2019 F-150 Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. Alex from www.americanmuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the Barricade Tailgate Assist Kit for the year 2015 through current F-150. So, in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this kit's going to appeal to, what you should expect to be spending. And then lastly, we're gonna take a very quick look at the installation where I'm gonna be giving this a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and about 30 minutes to get this on your truck. I'll have a little bit more for you on that later. So, the Barricade Tailgate Assist Kit that I have here today should definitely appeal to any 2015 or newer F-150 owner out there that just flat out does not to like the fact that whenever you're releasing your tailgate, it just drops down. And taking a look at some, if not most, of the newer truck models out there today, aside from Ford, you're gonna see that they have something like this either in place just like coming off, or they actually have a torsion bracket built right into the tailgate itself. By dropping this down and having it slam, it's not only a little bit just jarring for your ears, kind of hurts you a little bit inside as your brand new truck is just being slammed around, but it's probably gonna be putting some unneeded stress on your factory components. This is gonna be a very, very simple kit which is essentially going to install at your factory mounting points of your gate, and it's essentially gonna be like a strut, where it's gonna contract and expand whenever you're releasing your gate. So, in terms of the construction or what you're gonna be receiving with this kit, guys, everything that's gonna be on this table is exactly what's gonna be coming out of the box. Down to brass tacks, we're going to be looking at a mild steel construction. Everything's gonna be black powder coated which is not gonna stand out like a sore thumb whenever you're opening or closing your gate, as well as being able to hold up over time in regards to any type of exposure to the elements. Switching gears to the pricing, you should expect to be spending only about 30 bucks for this kit which in my opinion, is worth its weight in gold. And I say that because if you're gonna shop around and look at a couple different companies out there, you're gonna see they definitely have a tendency to be overpriced, but absolutely nothing like if you were to purchase this directly through your dealer, which can absolutely cost an arm and a leg. Again, for the money here, you're gonna be allowing your truck bed to go down easily and softly. It's not gonna slam down, as well as having a very much needed convenience factor, like something that you're gonna find with most, if not all, brand new trucks out there today. Looking into the installation or what's gonna be necessitated here guys, just like I had said up top, you're looking at a very straightforward and an easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. And easily less than 30 minutes to get this on your truck, only with a 10-millimeter socket and a flat head screwdriver. Now, the ease of installation here is definitely a huge selling point for me as it should be for any brand new truck owner, as you're not gonna be doing any type of cutting, welding, any modification that's gonna be needed for this kit. It's essentially going to install using your factory tailgate mounting points, and again you're really only gonna be looking at a few minutes to get this on, and at the end of the day, very easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. All right, guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. If you are the 2015 through current F-150 owner, and you are just plain sick and tired of seeing and hearing your gate drop and making that loud clunk, it makes me a little bit weak in the knees just thinking about it on a brand new truck. I would definitely suggest checking out this very inexpensive and easy to install kit for your brand new truck. So, that's my quick review and breakdown of the Barricade Tailgate Assist Kit, fitting your 2015 through current F-150 available right here at www.americanmuscle.com.

    Smooth, Slow Operation. Are you tired of your F-150's tailgate dropping open with a loud bang? If so, Barricade Off-Road has the answer in the form of their Tailgate Assist. Barricade's Tailgate Assist uses a damping strut to slowly and smoothly open your F-150's tailgate when unlatched, preventing it from just dropping open. The Tailgate Assist is ideal for those times when you only have one free hand to open your tailgate.

    Simple, Bolt-on Installation. Barricade Off-Road designed their Tailgate Assist to be a direct bolt-on upgrade reusing existing factory mounting points. There is no drilling or modifications required for a simple straight forward install. With just a set of basic hand tools this Barricade Tailgate Assist can be installed in less then 30 minutes.

    Application. The Barricade Tailgate Assist is designed to fit all 2015-2019 Ford F-150 including King Ranch, Lariat, Limited, Platinum, XL and XLT models.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Details

    MPN# T528421

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Lower Ball Mount
    • (1) Upper Ball mount
    • (1) Damper
    Installation Info

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        5 Top Rated Questions

        How about something to help you lift the tailgate back up.

        • At this time we do not offer anything similar to the Barricade Tailgate Assist that helps in closing the tailgate.

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        Why won't this product fit on the passenger side? Looks like the bottom bracket would work if installed the same way as driver side.

        • The Barricade tailgate assist will only work on the driver side because if you were to try installing the lower ball mount plate it would not line up correctly. In addition that would cause the strut to not go in place.

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        Are the 2 black powder coated mounting brackets aluminum since the body is aluminium? If not will they rust over time because they are touching a dissimilar metal (such as galvanized touching aluminum)?

        • The Barricade Tailgate Assist will utilize coated steel brackets. Since the brackets are coated and the aluminum of the body is painted, there should be no issues with corrosion of either metal.

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        CAN I INSTALL ONE ON EACH SIDE OR DO YOU MAKE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE

        • This Barricade Tailgate Assist is designed to be installed on the driver-side only.

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        Has anyone tryed this on a 2017 F150? I saw a comment on youtube that it wont fit?

        • The Barricade Tailgate Assist has been tested for fit and function on the 2017 and found to work fine.

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        10 More Questions
        Is there any drilling required? 1 answer
        Will this work on a F-250 (15-18)? 1 answer
        Hi my tailgate has extra weight due to having the step assist in the middle of my tailgate will this product still work with out any problems? 1 answer
        Will this work on 2014 f150? 1 answer
        can i install this on a lease vehicle ? 1 answer
        Will this product rust? If so after how long can you expect that? 1 answer
        The socket should go on the bracket before installing, have to remove the pin. Wish I knew that before bending the pin (and trying to straighten it out) and chipping paint off the socket 0 answer
        Hi, I'm having trouble attaching the ball sockets on the shock ends to the ball on the mounting brackets. Can you help me with installing them? Thanks, Ken 1 answer
        well why don't they make a version for the passenger side ? what if you want one on both sides ? 1 answer
        how do I get the piston on the brackets? 0 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Performance Gain 4.571429 4.6
          • Fit 4.8 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.733333 4.7



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 20, 2019

            16 F150

            Excellent product. Super easy install. Works great!!

            SS

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 18, 2019

            Missing Instructions

            Product works great. But there wasn't any instructions on how to connect the assist to the brackets.

            Dre

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XLT Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 18, 2019

            Easy install, works perfectly

            You'll need a flat head screwdriver and a 10mm socket to install the kit. Other than that, they provide everything you need and it installs in about 5-6 easy to follow steps. Took me maybe 20 minutes to complete. Works just like it came installed from the factory. A little noisy when lowering but I can handle that any day of the week to make sure the tailgate doesn't slam down anymore.

            Darren

            Year: 2019 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 17, 2019

            Love it!!

            Works absolutely as described!! Simple and quick install and no more tailgate drops. A must have!

            Mark

            Year: 2018 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 17, 2019

            Easy install; Perfect fit

            Total install time took about 15 min. Very easy instructions and installation and really prevents the tailgate from just dropping hard when you open it. I highly recommend this product.

            AC1074

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 17, 2019

            Easy Instillation, very useful.

            My tailgate was heavier than I was expecting, and this was the best product for the price to get exactly what I was looking for. Very easy to install (about 10 minutes max), and works great.

            Cade

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 16, 2019

            Easy installation and great quality.

            Good price, and really makes my truck feel a little more "premium" than if it had a normal tailgate.

            Claudio

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 14, 2019

            Nice but slow

            The tailgate assist was a fast and easy install. I'm happy to have it there to avoid a falling tailgate however it's a little on the slow side, adjustability would be great but you wouldn't get it at the price.

            MikeW

            Year: 2015 Submodel: XLT Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 12, 2019

            Not Happy

            I pooped it into place with a rubber mallet and it keeps coming off. Not happy with this product.

            Alec

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 10, 2019

            Barricade Tailgate Assist

            Barricade tailgate assist is awesome. Took me 15 minutes to install with a socket and a torx wrench. (Torx wrench was included) my tailgate is heavier than most F-150’s because I have the built in tailgate step and the Barricade tailgate assist eases my tailgate down the first time every time. Well worth every penny.!!

            JasonJ

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 09, 2019

            Tail gate support

            Now I don't have to worry about dropping my tail gate.

            Maxi

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 08, 2019

            Worth its weight in GOLD!!!

            Considering a lot of dealers are advertising slow drop tailgates as something awesome, this device is truly awesome. $30 bucks and an idiot could install this, it is hands down one of the best addons you could put on your truck. About 20 minutes to install.

            Gen2VMax

            Year: 2019 Submodel: Raptor Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 08, 2019

            Fast and easy upgrade

            With the tailgate wars in full effect, it seems odd Ford didn't put a damper on the tailgate already. Fortunately the Barricade Tailgate Assist installs in minutes, and even includes the pesky Torx wrench. I dawdled on this upgrade, and now wish I had done it sooner! Just be aware that the instructions don't tell you to remove and reinstall the spring clips at each end of the strut. Otherwise, decent instructions and quality parts!

            Slick1100

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

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 02, 2019

            well worth the money

            Very easy to install and well worth the money. Would recommend. A must have

            SeanF

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 30, 2019

            Works Great

            It took a little persuading to get this in but once in I love it! I would gave rated this a 5 if the installation went better.

            Rodney

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.3L V6

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 29, 2019

            Tailgate Assist

            Barricade Tailgate Assist took less than 10 minutes to install. Even comes with a tool.

            Rogers

            Year: 2015 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 29, 2019

            Tailgate Assist

            Installed per instructions and assist bar kept falling off. Not very impressed

            DJ

            Year: 2016 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 1/5

            April 28, 2019

            poor design

            returned for poor workmanship. Wouldn't allow tailgate to come fully down to open position.

            ron

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XL Engine: 3.3L V6

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 25, 2019

            Tailgate Assist

            order it with hopes it worked as good as advertised. I could not be happier with the end results. tail gate drops slow and smooth with just the click of the handle and let it go.

            ChuckB

            Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 25, 2019

            Barricade Tailgate Assist

            Installed on my 2019 F150. It is awesome, except when it's hot out. When it's hot out, it drops way faster than when it's cold (which makes sense).

            DMac

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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