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Barricade Tailgate Assist (09-18 RAM 1500)

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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 2009-2018 RAM 1500 Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Smooth, Slow Operation. Are you tired of your RAM's tailgate dropping open with a loud bang? If so, Barricade has the answer in the form of their Tailgate Assist. Barricade's Tailgate Assist uses a damping strut to slowly and smoothly open your RAM'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 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 2009-2018 RAM 1500 models.

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    Fitment: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# R108875

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Lower Ball Mount
    • (1) Upper Ball Mount
    • (1) Damper
    • Installation Hardware
    Installation Info

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        Questions & Answers (1)

        1 Top Rated Question

        I've read the reviews and a few of them aren't great, so my question is what is the warrant on this item, and how does this compare to the Dee Zee tailgate assist

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          Customer Reviews (12) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 3.7

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour




          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 19, 2019

            Great idea, terrible materials.

            Both the nut and bolt stripped with next to no force at all. This product is made of cheap materials and greatly needs an update. I now have to go and get a new bolt and nut so that this isn't a total waste of money.

            Harrison

            Year: 2009 Submodel: Sport Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 11, 2019

            Just Right

            Fit perfectly and easy to install. Followed directions and it was a snap.

            StefanS

            Year: 2018 Submodel: Big Horn Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 04, 2019

            Love the Tailgate Assist

            My wife is driving our 2015 RAM, I purchased the Takton Tailgate Assist and she loves it! Great product and easy to install! Highly recommend purchasing one.

            RAMdog

            Year: 2015 Submodel: SLT Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 29, 2019

            Takton Tailgate Assist (09-18 RAM 1500)

            The nut stripped out while I was tightening it to crimp the nut in the tailgate. so I had to make another bolt and nut to finishing tightening the crimping nut. Need to upgrade the bolt and nut to a stronger grade of material.

            Allan

            Year: 2016 Submodel: Laramie Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 25, 2019

            Takton Tailgate Assist

            Works Great! It did not take long to install. The directions can be a little vague at points but I got it installed correctly.

            Michael

            Year: 2018 Submodel: Sport Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 11, 2019

            Takton Tailgate Assist (09-18 RAM 1500)

            a little tricky to install plus the last item that needs to be put definitely needs some strength to press in but once installed, works like a charm.

            Halcyfer

            Year: 2018 Submodel: Sport Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 25, 2019

            Disappointing

            This was my first upgrade to my “new to me” truck. The nut was stripped on arrival, had to run to the hardware store and find a suitable replacement. The plastic cover to place on the tailgate cord is WAY too small. Back to the hardware store to find a solution around that. When finally installed, it worked great for two days and then the metal clasp on the top of the spring holding it on the top broke. Disappointed.

            DMilne

            Year: 2014 Submodel: Big Horn Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 03, 2019

            Tailgate assist

            Works grate easy to install needs to be installed at factory

            JoeC

            Year: 2012 Submodel: Laramie Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 24, 2019

            great

            THis is an awesome device. It will help to keep your tailgate from getting tore up when opened. I highly recommend it.

            JasonD

            Year: 2016 Submodel: Rebel Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 18, 2019

            Great addition

            Have this on my Laramie Longorn and love it. When looking at trucks at the auction I am surprised this is not standard equipment because I am conditioned for the tailgate to drop slowly. Will be adding another to my new truck and the pricing is inexpensive for the excellent results. Very easy install

            RobertR

            Year: 2016 Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (4)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 08, 2019

            If I could give zero stars....

            You get what you pay for with this product, the nutsert included in the kit was ineffective, as in did not work at all. Honestly I shopped around for this product and every kit is the same hardware and general idea. Personally it’s a waste of time and money. Just my opinion. Buy at your own risk.

            RSimer2

            Year: 2014 Submodel: Tradesman Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 28, 2019

            Tailgate assist

            Works great ! Used this same product on my old truck, works just as well on the new.

            EricG

            Year: 2017 Engine: 5.7L V8

            Helpful (5)

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