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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.

    Barricade Off-Road

    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
        Has anyone tried this on a F-250 yet? 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

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Performance Gain 4.526316 4.5
          • Fit 4.768 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.7 4.7



          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 18, 2019

            Dont waste your money on this item

            This is just cheap garbage . I couldnt get the mount to stay on the balls even after hitting it with a mallet. This doesn't look like it will last long and I'm kind of mad I even messed with my tail gate at all now.

            Anonymous

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.3L V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 16, 2019

            Tailgate assist

            Great product. Easy to install and stops you tailgate from slamming.

            George

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 15, 2019

            SLO mo

            This is great for lowering my gate! I hate to hear that sound of the gate dropping.

            SteveB

            Year: 2015 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 14, 2019

            Tailgate Assist

            This product was really easy to install, also works very smoothly and I’ve had no problems with it since it’s been installed.

            SkylerH

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 12, 2019

            tailgate assist

            works great, makes opening tailgate a breeze no more drop and bang

            LarryH

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 11, 2019

            Awesome accessory!

            Bought my truck and wasn't expecting it to not have any kind of assist on the tailgate. First time I opened and let go my heart sank a bit when it slammed down. This was a no brainer! Simple install, low price, and does its job perfectly!

            ZachB

            Year: 2018 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 11, 2019

            Simple and effective

            Easy to install and performs as described. I'd definitely recommend this.

            Rosco

            Year: 2019 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 07, 2019

            Barricade Tailgate Assist Works Perfect!!!

            Simple to install and is well worth the money spent! I never treated my tailgate with any special care until I seen the new GMC Transformer multi purpose tailgates. Really envious of them. So I wanted to do a little upgrade myself. Now the smooth lowering tailgate make me feel like I did a $1000.00 upgrade at a fraction of the cost! Really enjoy it and get compliments on it!

            madwelsh58

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

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 06, 2019

            good product

            works great. pop the latch goes down slow and easy even with the step in the tail gate. before it almost dangerous to open. you had to hold on tight, very heavy. should be standard equipment. helps some when closing.

            liftassist

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 05, 2019

            This should be standard on all trucks!

            This was a great purchase. Priced right and super easy to install. This should be standard on all pickup trucks.

            Wbarry3w

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 01, 2019

            Easy install, works as it should.

            I had purchased the factory 4 wheeler ramps with the mounting plate that goes on the tailgate so it added several pounds to the weight. This lets is slowly drop without slamming. Super easy to install.

            MadMax1975

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 25, 2019

            Great Product

            Easy Install. Works Great. Makes lowering the tailgate when your hands are full much easier.

            XLTCurt

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 21, 2019

            Barricade tailgate assist

            This should come standard on every pick up! no more slamming down! Only took 5 minutes to install!

            poppop

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.3L V6

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 21, 2019

            Easy install, major upgrade!

            Took less than 10 minutes for installation and works great. I followed notes in other reviews about removing the pins in ball sockets and this was simple and only way to go. Manufacturer needs to add that detail to installation directions.

            ScottR

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 20, 2019

            Tailgate assist

            Very easy to install, and works better than I could anticipated.

            Rob44

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 19, 2019

            Great item

            This is a great item. Installed in 10 minutes and now my tailgate doesn't drop open on me.

            MiWa68

            Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 19, 2019

            Very nice upgrade

            What's to say , it works as intended and adds an upscale feel to opening the tailgate .

            Allynjo

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

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 18, 2019

            Better then factory

            Great add on very easy to install . took less then 15 min. Anyone can do it.

            KFC

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

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 16, 2019

            should have this from MFG

            Most of this was easy to install but the strut lacked instructions on removal of clips to fit over ball mounts.

            adogman60

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

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 13, 2019

            The little things matter

            Wish I would’ve purchased sooner! Simple and easy and makes things that much better.

            RyanW

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

            Helpful (0)

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