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Old 02-07-2018, 08:03 PM
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tailgate assist

I'm looking at a tailgate assist. DEE ZEE has one but the Ford part seems to be a much cleaner install behind the tail light. The listing I found just says 2015 -2018 f150. Do all F150's have the post behind the tail light for the shock?
 
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:37 AM
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If you're talking about the stake hole, yes all Ford pickups have it.

 

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Old 02-10-2018, 12:27 PM
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I just installed the cost effective Dee Zee on a '15. Obviously the Ford version is designed so you do not need to remove the assist when you remove the tailgate. I haven't removed a tailgate in over 20 years, so it doesn't matter. Nor is it difficult to remove the Dee Zee assist.
Simpler install than the Ford version.
 
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:41 PM
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Not having to remove it to remove the tailgate is a plus-----if a guy ever removes the tailgate. I never have on any truck. I don't know if I even really want the assist but I believe the Ford unit will be the one if I put one on my truck.
 
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:34 PM
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I don't know if I even really want the assist.
I didn't either, but for the Amazon.com price, I could not pass it up.

Since it's been on for almost two weeks now. Save your money...It takes too long for the gate to lower. The wow factor is over.
 
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:30 PM
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Yea, I opened the tailgate last night and thought "I'm not that feeble yet". No offense to anybody that has the assist my point is, I don't think it's worth it for me.
 
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