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Barricade Tailgate Assist (15-17 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 2015-2017 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 2015-2017 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
Installation Info
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5/5
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install in les than 5 minutes and it really works.

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5/5
Very handy

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

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Overall Rating 2.9 out of 5 stars
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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 2.9

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  • 1/5

    July 03, 2017

    Garbage!

    This product was out of stock for a period of time, and I got two of the April-May 2017 batch. Junk! The first one suffered from the stripped threads on the stem to ball connector; and the second one separated on the tailgate plate ball connection (press-fit, not welded!!). I will say this: AM customer support was great both times. They sent the replacement without asking for a return, then sent a credit when I asked after the second one failed. At this point, I would not buy one of these until Barricade makes this right.

    GregH

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    May 15, 2017

    Tailgate assist.

    Not happy with this product. First one I received had stripped threads on one end where the female end of the ball and socket joint attaches to the strut. Called American Muscle and they immediately sent me a new one and told me to keep or throw away the first one. The second one arrived. I installed it per the directions but when I lowered the tailgate, it pulled the ball out of the lower bracket. The ball is just pressed into the bracket. I then used a bracket from the first set and adjusted the strut to full length. Again, it started pulling the ball out of the brackets. I removed the brackets and welded the ball into the bracket. This seems to have solved the issue. Works OK now. If you install this, insure the ball sockets at the end of the struts are fully adjusted out. Slowly lower the tailgate to ensure full extension. As I said earlier, I was pleased with Amercan Muscle's customer support, justnot the product.

    Neof15

    Year: 2017

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  • 1/5

    April 27, 2017

    Did not get to use once

    Mine broke as soon as I installed it and tried to close the tailgate. Maybe I had a defective item.

    RichardO

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 3.5L V6 XLT

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    April 26, 2017

    Poor manufacturing

    Installed quickly. You don't just loosen the upper bolt (like the instructions state), you need to remove it, then install the upper plate. Ball on lower plate broke at the weld during first operation of tailgate. New unit being sent. Hopefully it will work more than one cycle.

    JohnS

    Year: 2016

    Helpful (1)

  • 1/5

    April 25, 2017

    Broke

    The bracket that connects to the tailgate was broke directly out of the box. Looks cheaply made. American Muscle customer service is replacing the product at no charge.

    Jason

    Year: 2015

    Helpful (1)

  • 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 (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

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  • 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 (1)

  • 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

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  • 1/5

    August 09, 2017

    Not so much

    The first one broke on the second use. I thought it was a fluke. The second tailgate assist broke on the forth use. Both units broke at the same place.

    McF150

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 5.0L V8 XLT

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  • 5/5

    August 08, 2017

    Great

    Very easy install. Descent isn't too slow, 0 slam. A F150 must, wish it would've come standard/ or as an option from factory

    RMannella

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

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  • 5/5

    August 04, 2017

    Must have accessory

    Works great, Simple bolt on install. Can't imagine living without it now.

    WilliamK

    Year: 2017

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  • 5/5

    August 02, 2017

    Great Product

    This unit is a great addition to my new F150. Super easy to install and works great. Even comes with the tool to remove the upper cable anchor.

    Kevin

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 2.7L V6 EcoBoost XLT

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  • 5/5

    July 24, 2017

    Great Product

    Installed in 15 minutes. Works perfect. Included clutch head tool was really nice.

    CurtC

    Year: 2015

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  • 1/5

    July 24, 2017

    Garbage!

    Got my dad the 2009-2013 one for his 2011 f150 and it worked beautifully, so I got myself a 2015-2017 version for my newer truck. The shock is not long enough for when the tail gate is all the way down. Also the the balls are not properly welded/attached to the plates. The balls break off with the lightest weight applied to the extended tail gate due to poor manufacturing and the fact that the shock isn't long enough. I received one for my original order and the upper plate broke, they sent me a new set and the bottom plate broke the same way, both within a day of installing.

    DavidA

    Year: 2016 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

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  • 5/5

    July 24, 2017

    Tailgate assist

    Great everyone should have this, it's easy to install. Also installs quickly. I highly recommend this to everyone.

    JGarza

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XL

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  • 5/5

    July 21, 2017

    Nice

    Really glad that I got this for the tailgate it makes life so much easier, not worried about that Tellgate slamming open. Suggest everyone get one. Hope this helps.

    RodS

    Year: 2017 Submodel: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost XLT

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