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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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    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 (6)

    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.

    Helpful (2)

    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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    9 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
    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
    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

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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 4.541935 4.5
    • Fit 4.793549 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.716129 4.7



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 16, 2019

      Best Tailgate Assist!!!

      This product has made it so much easier to lower and lift the tailgate with so little effort. Thank You, American Trucks, for such a wonderful product!!!

      Henry

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 16, 2019

      Great Product!!

      What can I say, this is the perfect addition to the tailgate for the F150. As you know it comes with no assist and this Barricade is a dream!! Just lift the handle and let go!! it falls slowly and smoothly everytime!!

      CharlesJ

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 14, 2019

      Best Tailgate assist

      Works great and easy and fast to install, took me less than 10 min

      DavidR

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 11, 2019

      Tailgate assist

      Works great!easy to install works well Recommended to everyone

      Taylor

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 09, 2019

      Tailgate assist

      Super easy install and works great would recommend to everyone looking for a tailgate assist

      AaronH

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 07, 2019

      It Works

      It keeps the tailgate from falling. It does not immediately catch the gate as it comes down, the first 6" of travel still is in free fall.

      RandyM

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 07, 2019

      Tailgate assist

      Easy to put on. Works like supposed to. No worries about dropping the tailgate now.

      DeanB

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 01, 2019

      Works great

      Easy to install, took less than 10 minutes and works great

      JamesM

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 28, 2019

      Easy Peazy

      The strut was very easy to install and works great. The only problem was the ball and socket keeper isn’t a standard E-clip. Once I figured it out and found where it popped off to, was easy to lock it in place. That seems to be the most worrisome part of the installation.

      KevinC

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 27, 2019

      No more slamming open

      Fast delivery, 10 minute (very easy) install, clean look and works flawlessly. Definitely recommend this item. Quite honestly, it should be installed by the factory.

      BrianP

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 24, 2019

      Works great

      Very easy to install and has a low profile that doesn't get in the way. Took five minutes to install. Only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that its a little bit loud, you can hear the hydraulics working and its a bit loud. Good product and still happy with it.

      Bryan

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 24, 2019

      Barricade Tailgate assist

      I received the item and waited a few days because I thought it would take a while to install. With the tool that came with the product and a flathead screw driver it was very easy to install and a one man job. It took me about 15 minutes. I am loving the assist it gives in lowering of the tailgate.

      BobbyC

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 23, 2019

      Worthless

      The instructional video shows an easy install on a 2017 or older truck. For my 2018 f150, it's totally different. You have to remove the tailgate panel and attempt to bend a bar into some contortions that you can squeeze thru a small access point for the nut. Two of us tried for 2hrs. without any success in getting our fishing tool into position inside the tailgate. Leave this joke alone, unless you like throwing your money away.

      RobertS

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      February 22, 2019

      Don't Buy

      Got this all installed on 2017 and it wouldn't lower. The strut is pretty much stuck and won't allow movement.

      Nick

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 21, 2019

      Big Improvement Ford Should Include Stock

      Great mod for your truck for the price. Ford should really make this stock, especially on a/ my Lariat. Make sure you remove the harness/ pin in the assist, otherwise you cannot push this on the bracket!!! Once it's on, push the pins back in both ends to hold in place.

      CG3

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 16, 2019

      Exactly what I wanted

      This works great super easy install love it no longer have to have a free hand to lower the tail gate

      BenW

      Year: 2018 Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 14, 2019

      Worked good at first

      Worked for a couple of months, now will not extend at all. Had to remove entirely.

      Greg

      Year: 2015 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 14, 2019

      Didn't work at all

      Nothing like the one in the video, didn't even fit right and as soon as I tried to test it the strut broke and slammed my tailgate down

      CodyD

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 14, 2019

      shocked

      Great product. even though the tail gate opens slower than the earlier year styles, this product i don't worry if the gate being wet slipping out of my grasp and falling hard. great improvement.one of several thing to be added to my new ride.

      CharlesM

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 09, 2019

      Works great

      Works just as described , took me a few minutes to get them popped on but once I saw how the retainer clips worked I just removed them then put the shock on and then reinstalled the clips last

      WillieL

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (2)

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