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Barricade Tailgate Assist (15-18 All)

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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 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Lower Ball Mount
  • (1) Upper Ball mount
  • (1) Damper
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5/5
Great Product

Easy to install only takes about 10 mins good quality makes a huge difference definitely worth buying

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5/5
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install in les than 5 minutes and it really works.

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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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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Will this product rust? If so after how long can you expect that?

JuanM

  • No, this Barricade Tailgate Assist would not rust at all.

    AMjordan

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Has anyone tryed this on a 2017 F150? I saw a comment on youtube that it wont fit?

Adam

  • The Barricade Tailgate Assist has been tested for fit and function on the 2017 and found to work fine.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.7

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  • 5/5

    December 26, 2016

    Great Product

    Easy to install only takes about 10 mins good quality makes a huge difference definitely worth buying

    Adaniels76

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    February 27, 2017

    tailgate assist

    install in les than 5 minutes and it really works.

    LuisO

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    January 15, 2017

    Everybody needs one

    Can't think of a good reason to not get this assist. So handy and super easy install.

    XLT

    Year: 2015

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    October 09, 2017

    Great Product

    Was easy to install, especially since no instructions were included. Everyone need this on their truck. So lot easier than a dropped tail gate. Especially with your hands full.

    NancyH

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XL

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 08, 2017

    EASY INSTALL

    I BOUGHT A LOT OF STUFF FOR MY 2016 XLT F-150 REALLY AND TRULY ALL THE STUFF I BOUGHT FROM AMERICAN MUSCLE IS 100 GOOD GREAT !!!!! EASY INSTALL FOR 63 YEARS OLD!

    CharlesH

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    February 16, 2017

    Very handy

    Easy to install. Keeps tailgate from dropping if your hands are full.

    JohnM

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    February 09, 2017

    Nice easy mod

    just as advertised installed in about 20-30 min works flawlessly.

    JD

    Year: 2015 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    February 03, 2017

    Smart modification

    Easy to install; works great. For the price you can not go wrong.

    Greeney

    Year: 2016

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    January 21, 2017

    Perfect and affordable

    I really like this. It works great and is an easy ten minute install

    Jetglow

    Year: 2016

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    December 16, 2017

    Tailgate Assist

    Easy to install and slows the tailgate drop to be a smooth open. Takes around 15 minutes to install.

    CodyW

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    December 12, 2017

    TG Assist

    Easy to install and works as advertised. Great buy.

    CandidoS

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    December 12, 2017

    Tailgate Assist

    Very easy to install! Once installed, does exactly as it says. Definitely well worth the price and would highly recommend!

    JamesN

    Year: 2017

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    December 08, 2017

    tail gate paradise

    this item works terrific and the price was the best

    GarryN

    Year: 2017

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    December 06, 2017

    Nice product

    Very quick and easy to install, no issues. Works very well.

    TonyH

    Year: 2018 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    December 05, 2017

    Easy as 1234

    Very simple Watch the video . Then it will take you about 20 mins and you will be all ready to enjoy.

    ShaneH

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (0)

  • 1/5

    December 02, 2017

    Junk

    Put this on my truck and it worked and fit well. After A few months the lower gall broke off. Junk. With the exchange on the money ( live in Canada ) and extra shipping not worth the money. Have order another one from Dee Zee.

    WalterW

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (0)

  • 4/5

    December 01, 2017

    Tailgate Assist

    Simple enough to install. It would have been nice to have directions but with a little common sense this product can be installed in a few minutes. I would recommend this product for any F150 that wants it tailgate to open with "class" rather than just letting it fall open.

    MichaelH

    Year: 2018 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    November 28, 2017

    Great product

    15 min install! Works great so far. Definitely recommend this product

    JohnathanS

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    November 27, 2017

    Tailgate assist

    Works great love it very easy to put on better get one for Christmas.

    JamesC

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (0)

  • 1/5

    November 24, 2017

    Cheep and broke

    This item is cheep and broke after using it for less than 3 months. Spend the extra money and get the OEM part that mounts behind the tail light

    Adam

    Year: 2017

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