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This is the official Ford Accessory Tailgate Assist - Hydraulic.

I like it!

Pros: No more babying the tailgate down

Neutral: Installation was easy but the last bolt that has to be twisted inside the tailgate was a little tricky. Have a helper.

Cons-ish: A little slowish, not the F150 stock speed, but it’s new so it might get better. You have to remove the bottle opener,hook point.






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Update - the bed mat you see in the photo are actually two pieces of this exercise mat taped together with butyl tape.

https://www.menards.com/main/floori...6584011607.htm?tid=2735983253595367499&ipos=6

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Updated with more bed mat details:

Awesome, thanks. More pics of truck bed and how you custom cut that mat. Looks great.

It was a process takes a moderate amount of layout skill. Took about 2-3 hours. I made templates out of thin cardboard. Then transferred to the mat. I used a Hultafors Talmeter to measure the internal spacing and transferred that to the mat to cut(box cutter plus sturdy scissors). Started with the middle mat as you can see with the dog picture. Marked the center of the bed and went from there. Next did each side piece and worked toward the cab. The curved parts were the most time-consuming. Sorry, I don't have more process picks. I just happened to be taking pictures of the dog. 😂 The mat is a pretty hefty material. Taped it together with butyl tape. It would take A LOT of force to puncture or tear. I had 3.5 leftover squares. Totaled about $45 in material cost.

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Awesome! Thanks for the video! What bed mat are you using?
 
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I'm more interested in your bed mat; can you provide details?
 
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I'm more interested in your bed mat; can you provide details?
I don't believe he has one. I think the White truck is his. The Top Picture is a stock photo put there by the Admin or system. Just my read on it.
 

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This might be a silly question but are there hydraulic dampers on both sides or did you only need one?

Video and install by @oreomuffin

This is the official Ford Accessory Tailgate Assist - Hydraulic :


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