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Barricade Tailgate Assist (09-18 RAM 1500)

Item R108875
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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.

    Barricade Off-Road

    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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        Warranty on tailgate assist

        • This product includes a 30 day warranty.

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          Ratings Summary

          3.7 out of 5 overall rating from 25 customers

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          • December 11, 2019

            5 2015 Limited - Breal Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Tailgate assist

            Easy install super quick ...really smooth nice movement ...really like it ..beneficial upgrade all trucks should have it ..

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          • December 11, 2019

            3 2017 - MikeBravo Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Take your time

            I installed last night on my 2017 Ram...I was concerned about the nut insert for the tailgate, it seemed like it was cross threading as I tightened it the 9 turns the directions stated! It was a little difficult get it started but I took my time and it set fine. The cable clamp (shock protection) doesn’t fit my cable with the nylon coating that is on it so I wouldn’t even try it! Make sure you have some BLUE Loctite on hand. All in all seems to work well, I do like how the Tailgate lowers slowly without having to hold on to it, especially nice if your hands are full and trying to get it open!

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          • December 06, 2019

            1 2018 Express - Hartle Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Poor mounting hardware

            The shock itself is fine, but the hardware is awful. It was a nightmare getting the shock mounted the way the directions state. I was able to use the shock twice before the lower (tailgate) mount pulled out of the threaded collar. Now the collar is stuck inside the tailgate with the threads stripped out inside. I will not waste money on this again.

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          • November 22, 2019

            5 2014 Big Horn - RamFan Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Nice simple Upgrade

            Product works as designed and easy to install. Enjoy watching tailgate lower at regulated rate and not just Drop!!

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          • November 17, 2019

            2 2018 - MiTippetts Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Tailgate Assist

            Good tailgate assist. Slowly lowers tailgate. Only complaint is that the ball mount that goes on the side of the tailgate into the nutsert is a lot smaller than the threaded inside of the nutsert. My lower ball mount is pretty much just sitting in the nutsert not threaded into the nutsert because the threads on the ball mount are much smaller than the threads inside the nutsert.

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          • September 30, 2019

            5 2012 Sport - lee Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Tailgate Assist Works Great

            Read over several reviews decided to purchase. Install was easy except as another reviewer stated the bolt for installing the tailgate piece was not that well made, Had to go to HD and make my own set up. Instead of the allen head bolt, use a caster head bolt instead. Other than that Love this thing. cannot wait to install the electirc lock now.. Thanks for the prompt delivery

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          • September 25, 2019

            5 2017 Tradesman - Brian Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Wonderful Addition

            After the simple installation this assist works great both up and down. Tailgate feels half as much as before.

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          • September 19, 2019

            5 2017 Express - CFreidhof Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Tailgate assist

            This should be standard, no more dropping the tailgate with a bang. Really easy to install, took about 30 minutes, instructions were extremely easy.

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          • September 18, 2019

            1 2017 Express - Mike Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


            The nut stripped on the first 2 turns... It did not expand the sleeve. Went and got a new nut and the sleeve still would not expand. The sleeve would just thread off. It was a big let down and waste of time.

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          • September 08, 2019

            5 2016 - Metalman85 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Tailgate assist

            For the price it's an amazing deal and it works great. Easy to assemble would recommend it to anybody. I already bought two more one for my dad and one for a friend

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          • September 05, 2019

            2 2016 Outdoorsman - Kduncan Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Recommend purchasing from a different brand!

            Instructions were not helpful and the cable clamp did not fit on my tailgate strap. Definitely would not recommend this to anyone!

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          • September 03, 2019

            4 2018 Tradesman - Charliesmiles Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Works great

            Great product install was easy. Would recommend if your truck does have one

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          • August 11, 2019

            5 2018 Rebel - Hecky Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Nice and Slow >>>>

            It is so awesome to have the tailgate come down nice and slow. Especially when your hands are full with tools :)

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          • July 19, 2019

            1 2009 Sport - Harrison Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            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.

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          • June 11, 2019

            5 2018 Big Horn - StefanS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Just Right

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

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          • June 04, 2019

            5 2015 SLT - RAMdog Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            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.

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          • May 29, 2019

            2 2016 Laramie - Allan Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            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.

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          • May 25, 2019

            5 2018 Sport - Michael Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            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.

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          • May 11, 2019

            4 2018 Sport - Halcyfer Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            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.

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          • March 25, 2019

            1 2014 Big Horn - DMilne Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


            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.

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