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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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    8 Questions / 5 Answers

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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

    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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    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)?

    JeffreyW

    • 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.

      Rob D

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    CAN I INSTALL ONE ON EACH SIDE OR DO YOU MAKE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE

    MARCOG

    • This Barricade Tailgate Assist is designed to be installed on the driver-side only.

      AMJEFF

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    Customer Reviews (79) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.3

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 3.666667 3.7
    • Fit 3.666667 3.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 3.666667 3.7



    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 18, 2018

      Tailgate assist

      Super easy to install, works great, we’ll see how long it holds up.

      SteveR

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 16, 2018

      Amazing

      Good waste of $30 would recommend for everyone to get if you use your tailgate alot.

      Jonathan

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

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 13, 2018

      best thing to buy for your truck

      It's great let's the tailgate down nice and easy, hand full bump the latch and let it do it's job, great product

      Larry

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 11, 2018

      Smooth Tailgate

      It was very east to install and works great. I have had it for about 3 months and have not used the tailgate so much but it works like it says it should.

      DinaG

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 03, 2018

      0 for 2, both were defective.

      Bought the product and installed in on my 2017 F 150. Tailgate wouldn’t open the final 4 inches. Closed the tailgate and tried again and the tailgate assist broke in half. Called and had another one shipped to me, didn’t have to return the broke one. Put the second one on and again it wouldn’t drop the last 4 inches. Called and was told I would be refunded and didn’t have to send it back to them. Only good thing was the customer service was great and would bring me back to this site for other things but this product was pure garbage.

      LorenzoF

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 19, 2018

      Not good

      Installed it on my NEW 2018 F 50, Lasted 5 min and the pin on tailgate snapped off and tailgate only went down 3/4 of the way. Bought a DEE ZEE from amazon for my 2014 F150, still working great. They did refund my money.

      RalphD

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      January 19, 2018

      Tailgate assist

      Works great installed in about 10 minutes highly recommend this product.

      JohnC

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      January 19, 2018

      Super Easy to install

      Works great. It was very easy to instal with no issues.

      RogelioA

      Year: 2018 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      January 17, 2018

      Broke first time I dropped tailgate

      Item broke first time I lowered tailgate. Threads blew right off one end.

      NathanV

      Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      January 16, 2018

      Barricade Tailgate Assist

      Love this item no more worries about the tailgate dropping while opening. One touch opening just release tailgate and watch it lower slowly.

      Mike

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

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      January 16, 2018

      Tailgates paradise

      Easy to install!!!! You’ll be looking sharp at the tailgate party

      Tex

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

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      January 15, 2018

      Great Product Annoying Install !!!

      Products works great no question about it. You wont ever worry about slamming your tail gate. The only reason i won't give it 5 stars caz it was a b!tch to install and no instructions.

      Mo

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

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    • 3/5

      January 13, 2018

      Barricade Tailgate Assist (2015 F-150)

      I received tailgate assist and had trouble with the installation of the cylinder to the mounting bracket. (1) The item came without any instructions for installation. (2) I went on line to your site for the instructions and received very limited information. (3) Still having trouble with the installation I called your customer service department thinking they would be able to help, but no the individual never here of anyone having trouble with getting the cylinder to fit on the mounting bracket. (4) Solution, I was told to return it but he waved that because the cost to return was more than the cost of the product.

      TerryS

      Year: 2015 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      January 11, 2018

      Easy!

      did take more than 15 minutes. would have been quicker but my neighbor came an wantd to know what I was doing! works really well.

      AngeloF

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

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    • 5/5

      January 11, 2018

      Tailgate Assist

      Good product. Works well. Kids can put the tailgate down easy.

      BrianN

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

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    • 1/5

      January 06, 2018

      Broke after third opening

      Fine threads in aluminum, not a good idea. Threaded all the way in and popped while tailgate was on the way down.

      ChristopherT

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

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    • 5/5

      January 04, 2018

      Perfect

      So easy to install. Maybe took 5 minutes total. Great product free shipping! Can’t beat it

      Kris10F

      Year: 2017 Engine: 5.0L V8

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    • 1/5

      January 03, 2018

      broken mount

      the idea is great but the bracket that holds the gas strut in place had broke the 3rd week...and has made the system not usable

      scottb

      Year: 2015 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (2)

      • Response from AmericanTrucks

        We are sorry to hear that the bracket has broken! Please contact us at your earliest convenience so we may rectify this issue.

        AMJEFF, Customer Service

    • 5/5

      December 31, 2017

      TAILGATE ASSIST

      VERY EASY TO INSTALL MADE THE TAILGATE WORK SO MUCH EASIER

      ShawnF

      Year: 2017 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      December 29, 2017

      Bob

      The threaded piston arm snaped in one month cheap metal product great idea worked great but poor material grade.

      Bob

      Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

      Helpful (3)

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