2018 OEM tailgate assist

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Does anyone know if there is OEM tailgate assist for 2013 -2018?
I was really impressed by the '21 assist hoping there's one like it
for the '13-'18 trucks. thanks
 

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The new 5th gen damper is built into the tailgate hinge itself. 5th gen was the first to have this. The 4th gen or classic body has to have an aftermarket. I have the DZ version.
 

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That looks like it could be a worthwhile conversion.
 
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Looks like DeeZee the only option.
Bummer. Thanks for the replys.
Unless someone has an idea
 

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Looks like DeeZee the only option.
Bummer. Thanks for the replys.
Unless someone has an idea
Have had mine for over 5 years and not a single issue. Best $20 I’ve spent on my Ram, and the most useful.
 
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Looks like DeeZee the only option.
Bummer. Thanks for the replys.
Unless someone has an idea
Was my first mod for Maxine. Ordered it b4 she'd even been home a full day.
DeeZee is NOT the only brand that sells the tail gate assist, but it is the most popular. Search the googly rain forests.
 

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Ram had an assist to lighten the weight of the tailgate way back around 2016

It was a sprung steel shaped rod that went into the tailgate hinge.
It did help when raising the tailgate

Found a better explanation:

The lift assist they're talking about is the torsion rods that run through the bottom of the tailgate. They spring load as you let it down so it's easier to close it.

I don't know what year it was, but Ram used to show a child opening the tailgate without the tailgate dropping on her head, that ad did not last long.
Some Dad probably tried it with their child & had the child stand under it & i bet he collected $$$
 

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Ram had an assist to lighten the weight of the tailgate way back around 2016

It was a sprung steel shaped rod that went into the tailgate hinge.
It did help when raising the tailgate

Found a better explanation:

The lift assist they're talking about is the torsion rods that run through the bottom of the tailgate. They spring load as you let it down so it's easier to close it.

I don't know what year it was, but Ram used to show a child opening the tailgate without the tailgate dropping on her head, that ad did not last long.
Some Dad probably tried it with their child & had the child stand under it & i bet he collected $$$

It's called a torsion spring and Ford Superduty had it atleast around 2017 to assist with the weight of the goofy ladder that was integrated. I want to say when I had my panel off I thought I saw a torsion rod in my 2018 RAM tailgate but I can not remember since that was nearly 3 years ago when I had it apart.
 
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