Originally Posted by LowUFO
I might have to do this if I want to use my tailgate assist. ****ing thing blew apart when I opened the tailgate the other day. Tailgate slammed down. Not sure exactly what happened but I ended up w the tailgate ballmount on the ground bent to shit, and the DeeZee strut just hanging from the other ballmount at the top. I almost launched it across the road I was so pissed.
To be quite honest, mine came apart just like this. I called DeeZee and a whole replacement kit was sent to me. That's really good customer service BUT, my new ball mount (on the tailgate) is bending just like the one that came out all bent. Seems to be an ongoing issue. Here's a couple photos of the bent ball mount and the hanging DeeZee shock/strut just hanging there. Also on of the new mount still installed bending though: