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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
    • 3 Year Limited Warranty
    • 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.

    3 Year Limited Warranty. To ensure the highest quality of their materials and craftsmanship, Barricade backs their products with a 3 Year Limited Warranty. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.

    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

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Lower Ball Mount
    • (1) Upper Ball mount
    • (1) Damper
    Installation Info
    Will it fit my F-150?
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    • 3.0L V6 Power-Stroke - 18, 19
    • 3.3L V6 - 18, 19
    • 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
    • 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Limited - 19
    • 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Raptor - 17, 18, 19
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    Questions & Answers (11)

    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 (3)

    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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    Will this work on a F-250 (15-18)?

    • These have not been tested on the F250s, we can not confirm fitment on these models.

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    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.

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    6 More Questions
    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
    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. 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
    CAN I INSTALL ONE ON EACH SIDE OR DO YOU MAKE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE 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 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.521276 4.5
    • Fit 4.87234 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.755319 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 12, 2018

      Just do it

      Can't imagine not having this after installing. Easy install - everything fits fine. Works like a charm.

      RyanB

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 12, 2018

      Great product

      Easy to install and works really well. Well made and shipped right away.

      JohnH

      Year: 2016 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 08, 2018

      Great add on to the truck

      loved this item - smooth down and not one issue with it going back up - great price, awesome item - worth every penny.

      TheodoreB

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      November 07, 2018

      Must have

      Install was easy. Save ur tailgate camera from the shock of the tailgate drop. Best bang for buck purchase.

      Michele

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 06, 2018

      Easy

      Great addition, definitely helps when I have my hands full and drop the gate.

      JamesP

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 06, 2018

      VERY NICE

      It was very easy to install,and works perfect. I would recommend it to any one with a truck. I think it should come stock on every truck

      RaymondS

      Year: 2018 Engine: 3.3L V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 05, 2018

      Easy install and works great

      Surprised how easy it was to install, took less than 30 mins. Definitely makes a better sound than the bed dropping without it. The wife and I like it and works great.

      ChristopherC

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 04, 2018

      Tailgate assist

      Really great thing to buy! Adds a cool feature to your truck if it doesn’t come from the factory with one. Would really consider everyone buying this your truck!

      BrandonP

      Year: 2018 Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 27, 2018

      tailgate assist

      Works great and easy to place on tail gate . I used a C clamp to press the ends together before mounting to tail gate. Discount cable before mounting tailgate Assist. When your finished connect cable. Everything should work smooth opening and closing with out a smash down effect . No drilling just a socket set removing bolts

      RoadHogg

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 27, 2018

      Tailgate assist

      Easy to install. No problems. Fits fine. Helps with Raptor tailgate assist.

      ErikA

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 26, 2018

      Barricade Tailgate Assist (15-18 F-150)

      Did it my self in 15 minutes Works grate. Very easy to install perfect fit.

      DCWillis

      Year: 2018 Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 22, 2018

      Creecher03

      Received it and installed it in about 15 minutes. Works great.

      BarryC

      Year: 2017 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 13, 2018

      Works great

      Easy to install and works great. A little loud but form and function are just right

      JasonD

      Year: 2018 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 12, 2018

      Not bad

      The installation was easy. Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that I wanted the tailgate to lower a little slower.

      JonH

      Year: 2018 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 11, 2018

      Worth every penny!

      Super simple install and you can open the tailgate and let go. Wish I had done this for my old F-150! Best money spent!

      JacobE

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 11, 2018

      Sexy Drop

      Smooth and easy to install. Comes with allen key so wrench is all you need for this 5 min install.

      FavianM

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 10, 2018

      works as intended

      easy install and works as described. not much else to say about it.

      SteveK

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 09, 2018

      Life saver

      Perfect addition that should be stock on all trucks but you can't beat the price or how easy it is to install in minutes!

      ChadH

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 08, 2018

      Tailgate assist

      Works like a charm and was always nervous on dropping and slamming.

      KimL

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

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 07, 2018

      A deadfall gate saver

      My only complaint so far, it has a squeal, but that my be new use.

      DonaldB

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

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