The Tailgate Assist is the perfect solution to avoid struggling to lower or raise a ute’s heavy tailgate. Tailgate Assist safely controls the opening speed and reduces the effort required to close thus enabling simple, one-handed operation. Incorporating two types of struts co-developed with Stabilus, an international company in gas strut manufacturing, the passenger side damping strut helps to slowly lower the tailgate. Once opened, the tailgate can be let go and will continue to lower unassisted in a controlled manner. On the driver’s side of the tailgate, a gas-assisted traction strut helps to close the tailgate, making lifting easy and achievable with a simple one-handed motion. Each kit comes with vehicle-specific hardware including mounting brackets and replacement tailgate cables and guide brackets where required.