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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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Lower Ball Mount
    • (1) Upper Ball mount
    • (1) Damper
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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?

    ReneF

    Will this work on 2014 f150?

    TimC

    • 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

      ATRickyD

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    can i install this on a lease vehicle ?

    DonT

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

      ATJustinH

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    How about something to help you lift the tailgate back up.

    BenM

    • At this time we do not offer anything similar to the Barricade Tailgate Assist that helps in closing the tailgate.

      ATRobD

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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?

    JesseR

    • 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. 

      ATStaffHelen

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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.

    BodiB

    • 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.

      AMRachel

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    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.545455 4.5
    • Fit 4.69697 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.727273 4.7



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 10, 2018

      Super easy to install

      Affordable, easy instillation, and adds a custom feel to the tailgate. Would buy again.

      RubenG

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 10, 2018

      Was exactly what I was looking for! Works great.

      My wife uses my truck from time to time and this makes it very easy for her to open. Also helps when your hands are full to keep from slamming down the gate. Would buy this again.

      ScottD

      Year: 2015 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 09, 2018

      MUST HAVE!

      This was a breeze to install and makes opening the tailgate simple enough to do with a single finger!

      BrianM

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 06, 2018

      Barricade Tailgate Assist

      Works great, easy to install. Took about 20 minutes

      Socket

      Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 03, 2018

      My review

      Worth the money ,nice addition.....that's alllllllllllllllll

      JeffB

      Year: 2016 Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 03, 2018

      Great product! Well worth the money.

      Easy to install and works great. Helps lower heavy tailgate.

      PerryS

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 03, 2018

      Best $30 investment for your F150

      Great product, good quality and simple to install.

      MarkP

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 02, 2018

      Great addition to the tailgate

      This tailgate assist is great! The tailgate falls slow and smooth.

      MikeO

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 02, 2018

      a great LIFT !!!

      ive owned many ford frucks most of which came equipped with this type of tailgate assist.Like most things you don't realize how much you miss it or its needed until you don't have it!awesome device just like OE easy to put on!!

      RobertC

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 01, 2018

      Tailgate Assist

      Awesome product, very easy to install and it works like a dream !

      BrettS

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 30, 2018

      Great Addition

      Easy to install and great addition to the tailgate!

      LanceS

      Year: 2016 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 30, 2018

      Seemed kind of weak.

      I felt like just one was too weak. I thought it would break after constant use. So i bought 2 and put one on each side but it pulls out the tailgate out of the pivot point so I put a pipe clamp on the right side and it seems okay.

      AbelC

      Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 23, 2018

      Tailgate assist

      So easy and definitely worth the money. Now I don't have to worry about the tailgate dropping and hitting the kids.

      GuyH

      Year: 2016 Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 5/5

      June 17, 2018

      Greg A

      Great item!! About 15 mins. To install. Had no issues with opening and lowering. Everyone is amazed at the difference.

      GregoryA

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

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 16, 2018

      Excellant product

      Easy to install works great very helpful for tailgate opening

      VincentB

      Year: 2016 Engine: 3.5L V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 15, 2018

      Awesome

      Easy install works great just getting little rust showing due to design but really good other than that

      RoganK

      Year: 2016 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 13, 2018

      Easy install and it just works.

      The only real criticism I can give on this unit is that it doesn’t come with any directions. The install was easy enough, but I can see where some people might prefer to have them. Total install time was about 10 minutes at a casual pace. The assist worked well right off the bat and was a no fuss modification. Hoping that it lasts, but at ~$30, it’s a no brainer upgrade.

      Michael

      Year: 2015 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 11, 2018

      Worth every penny!

      Tailgate assist was very easy to install and worked very well for just about a year (minimal usage). Roughly 2 weeks shy of a year it started falling off - end result was warranty replacement for manufacture defect. Very impressed with American Truck representatives!

      Re

      Year: 2017 Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 11, 2018

      Ez install

      This product was very easy to install. Only complaint is that it is too slow going down.

      JoelM

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      June 05, 2018

      Barricade Tailgate Assist (15-18 F-150)

      easy install product works great, installation took less than 20 minutes great buy.

      GregZ

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

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