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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

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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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    Questions & Answers (14)

    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.

    Helpful (4)

    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?

    • The Barricade Tailgate Assist will work with F150's equipped with the tailgate step.

    Helpful (1)

    Will this work on 2014 f150?

    • This tail gate assist would only be for the 15-17 models. However, we do have the tail gate assist for the 9-14 models. I will have the link below. https://www.americantrucks.com/barricade-tail-gate-assist-0914all.html

    Helpful (1)

    can i install this on a lease vehicle ?

    • We recommend contacting your dealership as that depends entirely on the lease agreement you have for the vehicle.

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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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    9 More Questions
    CAN I INSTALL ONE ON EACH SIDE OR DO YOU MAKE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE 1 answer
    well why don't they make a version for the passenger side ? what if you want one on both sides ? 0 answer
    how do I get the piston on the brackets? 0 answer
    Is there any drilling required? 1 answer
    Will this work on a F-250 (15-18)? 1 answer
    I just installed my tailgate assist and while the tailgate is lowering there is a squealing sound, is that sound going to go away or do I need to look into getting an exchange? 1 answer
    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)? 1 answer
    Will this product rust? If so after how long can you expect that? 1 answer
    Has anyone tryed this on a 2017 F150? I saw a comment on youtube that it wont fit? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.556452 4.6
    • Fit 4.822581 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.733871 4.7



    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 14, 2019

      Poor Intsalation instructions

      No instructions with box. Video on site is lacking proper instructions. I called American Trucks, Barricade off road and Turn5. No one could explain proper installation. The video on american trucks looks simple but they left out the part where you need to take out the little clips in each end hole to attach to brackets and then re apply clips after hock is on brackets. Unit seems like it is working ok but really, nobody could explain this?? After being on the phone for about 45 minutes with american trucks they offered to send me another unit. AMERICAN TRUCKS you should really explain this in video and also send instructions with unit. Simple!!

      MikeD

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 12, 2019

      tailgate assist

      Was hard to snap into place, but with a little time I got it into place

      RaymondN

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 12, 2019

      Perfect

      Works as described. Easy install. Worth the money.

      YohancefC

      Year: 2018 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 12, 2019

      RobertF

      Great product, lowers tailgate slowly, NO noise or heavy gate to catch.

      RobertF

      Year: 2016 Engine: 3.5L V6

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 12, 2019

      Love it for the kids.

      Kids love it. They are still young. Love to let down the gate. Now it’s safer.

      WalterM

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 11, 2019

      Jim's Truck

      Very impressed, easy to install only takes about 15 minutes. Would recommend this product!

      JamesA

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 08, 2019

      Safety.

      This is a must on a tail gate. It is the safest way to open a your gate. Undo the latch and gate lowers slowly.

      EdwardC

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 03, 2019

      Easy install. Works great!

      Less than ten minute install and works great! Very happy with my purchase.

      JasonA

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 02, 2019

      love it!!

      Great price!!! love the look and also I do not have to hold the tail gate any more!!

      AntonioL

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XL Engine: 3.5L V6

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 02, 2019

      Tailgate assist

      Quick and easy installation. Highly recommend. Tailgate opens smoothly now

      JustinH

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 01, 2019

      Tailgate Assist

      First of all I was disappointed that there were no instructions. Went online and watched some videos on how to install. Could not get driver's side star bolt so I went to the passenger's side. Took me a while to figure out how to get the piston onto the brackets. Instructions would be really nice. Once I got everything put on it did allow the tailgate to drop slowly. However, the piston reached full length before the tailgate reached its fully open position. Doesn't lack much but am worried that over time the added pressure will cause it to stop working.

      MarkC

      Year: 2017 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (0)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 27, 2018

      Not recommended

      Shock impossible to install after brackets installed on truck. No instructions included on assembling brackets AND shock before attempting installation of the assembly. I basically threw away $30 trying to force the shock on the brackets after installation on the truck then the shock would not work correctly after I finally got everything together. Unable to return item due to damage to the ends of the shock trying to get it on each bracket. Video helped but never mentioned how to get the shock on the ball mounts (normally it just snaps on), just final assembly on the truck. REALLY disgusted with the whole thing but I'll just mark this up to a bad purchase.

      Rudy

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 23, 2018

      Great Product

      Easy to instal, well worth the money. Now the tailgate never slams down

      TerryF

      Year: 2018 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 17, 2018

      Great product!!

      Fast shipping!! Product took only a few minutes to install super easy. The powder coating was a top reason for buying this product. And the reviews sealed it!! Thanks to all the reviews. Looks awesome on the new Ford 150!!

      DerrickS

      Year: 2018 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 13, 2018

      Outstanding!

      Super easy install - nice touch to my truck! Works great! No more slams....

      JohnS

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 07, 2018

      Get It!

      Makes lowering tailgate a breeze! Easy to install and worth $30!

      JeromyB

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 05, 2018

      mounting plate does not fit 18 F-150

      The two holes in the mounting plate were off by 1/2 a bolt diameter. Had to grind the hole to fit.

      DavidL

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 04, 2018

      Barricade tailgate assist

      This item was very easy to install works just like promised and I like it alot

      KentG

      Year: 2018 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 04, 2018

      Awesome

      I dont know why this isnt on every truck from the factory. Very cool, all the guys at work want one now.

      Andrew

      Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 26, 2018

      Great Purchase

      Installed quickly and easy. Works just as explained to prevent the tailgate from slamming down.

      WilliamY

      Year: 2017 Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

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