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Barricade Tailgate Assist (15-18 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 2015-2018 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 2015-2018 Ford F-150 including King Ranch, Lariat, Limited, Platinum, XL and XLT models.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Lower Ball Mount
    • (1) Upper Ball mount
    • (1) Damper
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    Questions & Answers (10)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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?

    • We do apologize about this issue you are having with theBarricade Tailgate Assist. We'd be happy to troubleshoot with you, please contact us directly! Our contact information can be found here: https://www.americantrucks.com/contact.html. 

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    5 More Questions
    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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    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.535211 4.5
    • Fit 4.830986 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.704226 4.7



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 23, 2018

      works well, installed easily

      I recommend this. Easy to install. Works very well.

      Benjarony

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 23, 2018

      The tailgate assist

      Best thing I ever bought nice to open the gate and having it come down easily. The product is easy to install

      JohnH

      Year: 2015 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 22, 2018

      Great if you have kids.

      If you have kids and a back up camera this is a must buy. The cameras can cost upwards of $300 to replace so it was an easy decision to spend way less on this. Install was super easy.

      MatthewB

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2018

      works great

      Great product would recommend this for all trucks. Very simple install it took me 10 minutes

      David

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2018

      Inexpensive upgrade...

      Even though my truck came with a integrated version of this I found it very helpful in assisting the overall function of my tailgate. There were times I would push my tailgate release button on my key fob and nothing would happen after the unlock. I would have to go over and pull slightly to get the tailgate to begin to slowly fall. This tailgate assist from barricade eliminated that issue and works great with assisting to slowly bringing down my tailgate every time I push the button on my key fob. Thx. American Trucks for offering great products at great prices!

      Romero

      Year: 2015 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 17, 2018

      It's a must!

      Not that opening your tailgate normally is difficult, its nice to have it descend gracefully when your hands are full or if you can only lend a had for a split second.

      NicholasB

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 17, 2018

      2018 XLT 5.0L V8

      Great cheap add on that doesn't take long to intsall

      JordanLindsay

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 13, 2018

      Nice simple addition to tailgate

      Very easy install and works great. No more tailgate slam

      ShawnM

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 13, 2018

      Good while it lasted

      Currently living in Georgia so pretty humid and this item didn’t last me more than 4 months. See photos. Great while it lasted!

      ChristianB

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 12, 2018

      Must have Mod for your F-150

      This TAILGATE assist is a super nice addition for your truck - TAILGATE goes down Super Smooth - can’t understand why Ford doesn’t include this with their Truck line, but for under $30, and only 15-minutes to install, you can’t go wrong!

      ChuckW

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

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    • 5/5

      September 11, 2018

      Amazing!

      Super easy install with provided tools, works great and is better than products 3x it’s cost.

      BrianP

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XL Engine: 3.5L V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 10, 2018

      Cool little thing for your truck.

      It's not needed, and it only does one thing - but it does that one thing well for only $30. Install was easy as pie.

      JoeyP

      Year: 2017 Submodel: XL Engine: 3.5L V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 10, 2018

      Sleeping blue

      Took 15 min to install and now I dont have to worrie about hurting the tailgate

      WilliamA

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 09, 2018

      Tailgate Assist

      Great product and as always fast shipping time! This really adds a nice feature to the truck and the fit and finish is like it came from the Ford factory. I’ve always bought my mustang and truck parts from you guys! Keep up the great work!

      Skyler

      Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 09, 2018

      Great Item

      After Reviewing The Video, This Wonderful Item Was A Breeze To Install. Once Again, This Is A Very Useful Item!!

      GregoryS

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 08, 2018

      Great Buy!

      Very easy to install, maybe 10 minutes at the most. Works as stated, takes the weight of the tailgate off the person opening it. Would recommend this product to a friend.

      SteveS

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 08, 2018

      Great Product!!!!!

      No more tail gate slamming when putting it down. Very easy to install. Recommend to all Ford owners!!!!!

      Walter

      Year: 2017 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 07, 2018

      Barricade Tailgate Assist

      Well made product.worth installing on 1500 trucks .So smooth .and very easy to install. Hardware is very well made .Thanks

      MichaelL

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

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 06, 2018

      Not So Great

      I installed it and let the tailgate drop as a test. When it got towards the bottom, the tailgate popped out of the channel, this in part due to the fact the tailgate doesn't go all the way down so that the tailgate is even flush with the bed. Due to the fact that it renders my tailgate un-usable, I give it 1 star. Would give it 0 if possible.

      Miles

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

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    • 5/5

      August 31, 2018

      Tail gater

      This small item makes a world of difference on your tail gate. I highly recommend it .

      AlbertoR

      Year: 2015 Engine: 5.0L V8

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