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Old 09-17-2013, 12:30 AM
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Installed the kit on my 13 ram , followed instructions to the letter . Tailgate seems to bind when closing . Sent them an email ---no response . Called the 800 number told the young lady my trouble and she said some 13's were having a problem .I asked if the kit number 43300 was the correct model it was . They now had an updated kit that would solve my problem it is kit number ( I lost the paper with the update but I am sure she said it was 43200 ). Well kit 43200 came ups today . Here in about 3 days . My big question is the new parts are in a package with # 43200 and it says its for a ford f150 2004 - 2011 .

Is this correct ?? any one elsse have the binding problem . tried doing a search here to no avail . Any help is appreciated.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:13 AM
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Yup, absolutely...the top ball socket hits the side of the tailgate a little bit causing some resistance when opening and closing. Just watch when you close it, you'll see right away where it makes contact.
Only solution would be for DeeZee to redesign it with a little bit thinner socket for a bit more clearance.
Other than that, I think you have to just live with it until they redesign that part.
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That kinda sucks, I have had mine for over a year on my 2012 and love it.
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I have a 2013 Ram and a DeeZee #43300 tailgate assist installed. Mine is showing a small rubbing spot on the top mounting ball of the strut. Just a light polished spot. The ball is rubbing the limit cable metal attachment. The fix would be to grind down the metal attachment on the cable. I don't think the ball could be made smaller or relocated.

I am just happy it doesn't rub the paint and it still works great.

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I'm using the tailgate assist off my 04 Ram (don't know part number) on my 13 Ram and no issues to report.
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mine rubs the paint, i filed it down a bit on the ball, but i still have a wear mark on my tailgate. love the product, just annoyed that i have to touch up my tail gate from time to time so it does not rust away.
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Same thing happened to me. Dee Zee sent me the Ford kit. Amazing service btw, no questions asked, 2 day shipping to Canada for free. Ford kit doesn't look as good imo but it doesn't rub any more so I am happy. Just replace the top ball joint with the new shock and you are done.
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Was told to use my original shock . Now with the ford kit do I drill out the original rivnut and install the ford plate using the new rivnut ?
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I think I've got the Ford kit as well; but, there were some other rubbing issues with the Ram kit that supposedly are mitigated by using the Ford kit on the 2013 Rams.
I'll have to check to see if I still have the packaging to check the model number...pretty sure I got #43200 though.

ETA: I took a close look at it and am not seeing any rubbing at all.
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That kinda sucks, I have had mine for over a year on my 2012 and love it.
This is my experience too.

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