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skytop 06-25-2013 09:31 AM

Ordered a tailgate helper
 
One of the only features I feel Dodge did not address or provide is a pneumatic device to assist lowering the tailgate on the Ram 1500. I have seen and tried this feature on some other brands and it is very useful to have tailgate drop down gently instead of slamming down (possibly striking something)

I searched around and found the exact solution as a quick to install pneumatic device made by Dee Zee. It is called Tailgate Assist and the fitment is for the Ram 1500. Model # DZ43300. Found lowest price of $29.99 at carid.com and ordered one. Most places sell it for $39.99.

http://autoplicity.com/masterimages/...&maxheight=228

Grubrunner 06-25-2013 10:09 AM

Many here have this modification, including myself.

Good price.

HERE is a good link to assist you when the time comes.

skytop 06-25-2013 11:38 AM

Grubrunner: Thanks for the info and video! Much appreciated.

I was wondering exactly how much the piston would carry. However, your excellent video clearly showed the pneumatic action. Looks like a winner!

cjgerson 06-25-2013 12:49 PM

Amazon.com is selling this for $27.16 with free shipping for prime members of course.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Iqudayo 06-25-2013 01:03 PM

I got mine from a member here for $29.99.
Bully's Performance (formerly Discount Auto Performance)
Tanks Guys works great

skytop 06-26-2013 10:13 AM

Look's like Amazon does have best price and free shipping too.
Will remember that for future buys.
Interestingly, Amazon fitment does not show Dee Zee 43300 as applicable for the Ram 1500 even though the part number happens to be correct.

Wonder if Amazon sells Dodge Ram 1500's yet? Hmmmmm.......

gonefishin776 06-26-2013 10:48 AM

I have still yet to come across a situation where I wish I had this...and I use my tail gate a lot.

maybe one day.

cjgerson 06-26-2013 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skytop (Post 1135346)
Look's like Amazon does have best price and free shipping too.
Will remember that for future buys.
Interestingly, Amazon fitment does not show Dee Zee 43300 as applicable for the Ram 1500 even though the part number happens to be correct.

Wonder if Amazon sells Dodge Ram 1500's yet? Hmmmmm.......

If you add a 2013 Ram 1500 to your "garage" on Amazon it will show that this tail gate assist does indeed fit the truck....

letsjet 06-26-2013 12:15 PM

DeeZee is the one ! The other brand X requires two struts or the gate falls down, rip off ! It makes it easier for my wife and I get to freak out people when I open the gate and they think I'm letting it drop! 5 minute install, highly recommend it, especially if you have your hands full.

PARTYBOY424 06-30-2013 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gonefishin776 (Post 1135381)
I have still yet to come across a situation where I wish I had this...and I use my tail gate a lot.

maybe one day.

You really won't ever "need it" My 2008 Titan had one though and I don't do construction or anything, but stuff like tailgating or using the tailgate as a seat where other people will be operating it (like my girlfriend) They sure appreciate it.

Only time I ever missed it was the very first time I undid the tailgate on my 2009 Ram and let it just drop. God that was a loud slam.


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