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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.

    Barricade Off-Road

    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 (17)

        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.

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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.

        • 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.

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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)?

        • 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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        10 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
        Has anyone tried this on a F-250 yet? 1 answer
        The socket should go on the bracket before installing, have to remove the pin. Wish I knew that before bending the pin (and trying to straighten it out) and chipping paint off the socket 0 answer
        Hi, I'm having trouble attaching the ball sockets on the shock ends to the ball on the mounting brackets. Can you help me with installing them? Thanks, Ken 1 answer
        well why don't they make a version for the passenger side ? what if you want one on both sides ? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.4

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Performance Gain 4.492366 4.5
          • Fit 4.745388 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.656826 4.7



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 19, 2019

            Works better then I though

            Super easy to install! and works as advertised. It took maybe 10 min to install and came with everything but the 10mm wrench.

            Mike805G

            Year: 2018 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 17, 2019

            Worst Instructions Ever

            The product comes with instructions and misses a critical step of removing a small clip where the shock connects to the mount. I tried hitting with a hammer and made a mess of the parts before I realized what the issue was. It's unbelievable they would provide instruction and not include a critical step. I'm really disappointed and disgusted with this product.

            Rog

            Year: 2019 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 09, 2019

            Not Happy

            I got this for my 3.6L, V6, 4WD, Super Crew Cab 2018 Ford F-150. I followed the instructions to a T but when it was all put together, the shock length was too short for my tailgate to fully go down or put any weight on it. So, I slowly and gently applied a little pressure down on the tailgate to see if the shock would extend a little bit more, so my tailgate could go all the way down. Upon doing this, the top bracket moved on an angle, to make more space for the tailgate to fully go down. Although doing this seemed to work, I thought it was weird because that's not how it looked in the instructions. So, I closed the tailgate and then opened it slowly (with my hand underneath it) and it seemed to do good BUT THEN I closed the tailgate a second time and opened it again (without my hand underneath it) and the top nob snapped off and my tailgate came crashing down. Hence, I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone!

            StephenT

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 09, 2019

            Tail gate assist

            This is a inexpensive way to upgrade your tail gate and a must have.

            Vollbro

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            September 02, 2019

            This should have come with the truck

            I had an 05' Nissan Titan that came with a damped-drop tailgate feature and I am so glad to find an accessory, reasonably priced, which would bring that to my 18' Ford! My only "knock"! It arrived with no instructions. That alone should not have been a big deal except that on one end it had an intricately bent wire that went into a heim ball socket that appeared as a feature to help hold to the ball it was to "snap" into! IT HAS TO BE REMOVED! I had to make phone call(s) to people who had no idea how this product arrived to the buyer! I will put a full day to install what should have been 30 minutes!

            WorldsBestOgre

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 31, 2019

            What the heck?!

            First close after install the strut made gargling sound and seized in the closed position. Made me cringe to have to yank on a tailgate with less than a 100 miles on the odometer. I was able to pull it open about 5 - 6 inches to remove the spring clip securing the strut on the upper ball joint bracket. I then disconnected the strut from the upper bracket which allowed the tailgate to open, removed tailgate assist kit and in the process of sending it back for an exchange.

            AndrewJ

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XLT Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 25, 2019

            Sweet assist

            This small shock is fantastic. It allows the tailgate to lower slow without assistance. Well worth the price.

            JohnC

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 24, 2019

            Great Product

            This tailgate assist works great. Quality product that does what it says.

            FordMan2017

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 22, 2019

            Broken

            When I first put this on it didn't quite fit correctly, the shock was a little to short but rather than send it back I unscrewed both ends of the shock a little to length it out a little so the tailgate would rest on the cables. It worked ok but every so often the end of the shock would come unscrewed and the tailgate would drop, so now after a year and a half the ball that the shock hooks to broke off and I had to weld it back on. If the shock was the correct length I would give it 5 stars but with the problem I can't.

            Nickolas

            Year: 2017 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 22, 2019

            Tailgate Shock

            Nor very strong! Does not slow the tailgate as much as I thought it would. I still have to keep my hand on the gate to keep it from dropping very fast!

            Phil

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

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 17, 2019

            f-150 mod

            installed this mod loving how it does not allow tailgate to bang,-.Highly recommend this mod to all truck owners

            charlie

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 17, 2019

            Tailgate Assist

            This thing works very well. It was very easy to install. I am quite pleased with it. Installed in about 20 minutes.

            SteveM

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

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 17, 2019

            Tailgate support

            The tailgate hinge hydraulic slow release support worked flawlessly great addition to my truck. Keeps my tailgate falling once unlocked and opened. 30 minutes to installed.

            Hardbone

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 15, 2019

            Tail gate barricade

            Awesome purchase and works well! Highly recommended for your truck tailgate.

            Omovie

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

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 15, 2019

            Great product

            Works perfect, easy to install like 10 minute install time

            S0rrentin0

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XLT Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

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          • 1/5

            August 14, 2019

            Stopped working

            Within 2 months of installing tailgate will not lose without putting all of my body weight on it

            Dbf150

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

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 08, 2019

            Quick install

            Took all of 10 minutes to install from getting tools out to putting them away. Fits and operates perfectly. Took a family vacation two days later and it was definitely nice to have the tailgate assist as we were in and out of the bed of the truck a lot.

            Ecobeast19

            Year: 2019 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 07, 2019

            Tailgate assist

            Easy, quick installation , quality product that every F150 should come with.

            Georges2019

            Year: 2019 Submodel: XL Engine: 5.0L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 06, 2019

            Fast and Simple

            It is really easy and quick to install this item and allows you to just release your tail gate without have to slowly open it.

            Texmex1970

            Year: 2019 Engine: 2.7L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 04, 2019

            Broke Instantly

            I bought this to add to the functionality of my 2017 f150. I am not typically very harsh on my review, however, this slow falling shock was not smooth; did not feel quality, and proved that being as it broke apart immediately after I installed it.

            Jake

            Year: 2017 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

            Helpful (0)

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