Item #: EZ_DOWN
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A sudden and uncontrolled drop of the tailgate on your Dodge Ram is unsettling. Wham!

Free yourself from the frustration of juggling overflowing loads and properly bracing a dropping tailgate with the EZ Down tailgate damper. The EZ Down installs in minutes. All parts are included in the kit, and there are no holes to drill.

  • Smoothly controls tailgate opening speed
  • Only one EZ Down unit needed
  • Easy installation
NOTE: Does not fit '09 Dodge 1500 trucks.


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Works great, but struts don't last
Oct 15, 2021  |  By Gaylan
I installed this and it worked great for a little over a year, (16 months) and then the strut failed. It would be really nice if the strut would last longer or at least be able to buy a replacement strut without having to buy the whole pkg. again; When it is available. Other than that, This tailgate assist works greats Since my wife just opens the gate and lets it fall ! Biggest complaint is the strut doesn't last.

Don't recommend
Jan 21, 2019  |  By Tim
As others have said, installing the strut with the cable causes binding when closing the tailgate and makes getting it open very difficult

EZ Down fail on '03 Ram 3500
Jun 23, 2018  |  By tim tanker
I should have read the reviews on this product prior to purchasing. I looked at a YouTube install video and assumed the product would function as seen in the video. Everything went well with my install until I tried to shut the tail gate. There is major interference with the strut provided in the kit and the tail gate cable. This does not allow the cable to fold up normally in the space between the bed side rail and the tail gate. The cable either binds or sticks out through the gap- definitely not cool. The idea of the product is good but the application in mt 2003 Ram 3500 does not work. Going to send this one back.
Owner Response:The cable will need to be bent towards the cab in some cases to allow it to clear.

EZ Down
Jan 7, 2018  |  By Ben
I would recommend this product. Only complaint is that it does not slow the decent of the tailgate as much as I expected. Nevertheless the EZ Down tailgate strut is a quality product and is easy to install.

Tailgate assist
Jul 18, 2017  |  By Ray
I was not satisfied with this product. The point where the cable and the shock shock I was not satisfied with this product. The point where the cable and the shock dampener and that does not allow for enough space for both to function without binding against each other. I would not recommend this product for anyone who owns a 2006 Dodge pick up truck

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