I Guess I'm Going To Go Damperless

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My DeeZee tailgate assist shock has decided to bellow like a wounded ox every time I lower the tailgate.

It's still under warranty but since I purchased it online, I'll have to dig through my CC transactions and see if I can find when and where I bought it.

I'm definitely going to simply remove it for the near term and then search my transactions when I have time to waste on that.

Here's hoping that my arms haven't atrophied away to the point where I can no longer catch that heavy tailgate descending at the speed of gravity. :muscle:
There is another option: crank up the music in your truck, and let it bellow all it wants!
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well, this was disappointing.
thought we had a reverse conversion happening before our eyes
Getting weaned off the damper is more difficult than getting weaned off a government program.
 

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Getting weaned off the damper is more difficult than getting weaned off a government program.
I really wish they had engineered a way of opening the tailgate without having to lift the handle. It's convenient that I don't have to worry about the heavy tailgate slamming down with a damper installed if I have both hands full , but I still have to use my tongue to lift the latch handle. The wife loves the improved dexterity though.
 

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I really wish they had engineered a way of opening the tailgate without having to lift the handle. It's convenient that I don't have to worry about the heavy tailgate slamming down with a damper installed if I have both hands full , but I still have to use my tongue to lift the latch handle. The wife loves the improved dexterity though.
Somebody must have a remote control tailgate opener. That way you can have your beer in one hand, your food in the other and tell Siri to lower the tailgate and plop your a$$ right down on it.
Decided to search for one while I wrote this and I found it... (if anyone tries this, you have to let us know how it goes)

 
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I really wish they had engineered a way of opening the tailgate without having to lift the handle. It's convenient that I don't have to worry about the heavy tailgate slamming down with a damper installed if I have both hands full , but I still have to use my tongue to lift the latch handle. The wife loves the improved dexterity though.
 
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Somebody must have a remote control tailgate opener. That way you're going to have your beer in one hand your food in the other and tell Siri to lower the tailgate and plop your a$$ right down on it.

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The GMs and the Rams have heated tailgates so that your hands don't get cold when pushing them...
 

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Jezee...I go to work for one day and there's a damper crisis! Glad @BButah was here to aid you Dennis. As long as you bought the original DeeZee damper you're good for life. 😜
 
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Jezee...I go to work for one day and there's a damper crisis! Glad @BButah was here to aid you Dennis. As long as you bought the original DeeZee damper you're good for life. 😜
It's a fur-real DeeZee but they actually only have a 3 year warranty.

From the DeeZee site...

Truck Tailgate Assist Features:

  • Safely Controls The Drop Rate of Your Tailgate
  • Designed Specifically for Each Make and Model
  • Tested To Handle Heavy Daily Use
  • Works In Conjunction With Factory Cables
  • Easy, No Drill Installation with Simple Hand Tools
  • All Hardware Included - Mounts to Driver's Side
  • Only One (1) Tailgate Assist Required per Vehicle
  • 3-Year Warranty
 

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Jezee...I go to work for one day and there's a damper crisis! Glad @BButah was here to aid you Dennis. As long as you bought the original DeeZee damper you're good for life. 😜
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My DeeZee tailgate assist shock has decided to bellow like a wounded ox every time I lower the tailgate.

It's still under warranty but since I purchased it online, I'll have to dig through my CC transactions and see if I can find when and where I bought it.

I'm definitely going to simply remove it for the near term and then search my transactions when I have time to waste on that.

Here's hoping that my arms haven't atrophied away to the point where I can no longer catch that heavy tailgate descending at the speed of gravity. :muscle:
Oh Lord Dennis, you posted this without an update. I was devastated until I saw you found a fix. But it was too late by then. Now, if you'll excuse me I need to call my therapist. Even though it was diverted, this horrble horrible news threw me into a tailspin. o_O :facepalm: :crying: I'm glad you have figured out the problem, but the damage is already done. I'm a very excitable person don'tcha know. :)
 
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Oh Lord Dennis, you posted this without an update. I was devastated until I saw you found a fix. But it was too late by then. Now, if you'll excuse me I need to call my therapist. Even though it was diverted, this horrble horrible news threw me into a tailspin. o_O :facepalm: :crying: I'm glad you have figured out the problem, but the damage is already done. I'm a very excitable person don'tcha know. :)
I'll go fix it now to spare the faint of heart...

I apologize for the unnecessary heart palpitations that you endured.

Have a 🍻and if the wife asks tell her it was required therapy after undue drama erupted on the Ranger forum.
 

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I'll go fix it now to spare the faint of heart...

I apologize for the unnecessary heart palpitations that you endured.

Have a 🍻and if the wife asks tell her it was required therapy after undue drama erupted on the Ranger forum.
You're a fine man Dennis. Your sympathy for my plight goes a long way in helping with my recovery. Now, fix that damper so I can sleep tonight. :turkey::turkey::turkey::turkey::turkey::turkey: A line of @Tracy Bowman dancing turkeys sent to you sir.
 

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Oh Lord Dennis, you posted this without an update. I was devastated until I saw you found a fix. But it was too late by then. Now, if you'll excuse me I need to call my therapist. Even though it was diverted, this horrble horrible news threw me into a tailspin. o_O :facepalm: :crying: I'm glad you have figured out the problem, but the damage is already done. I'm a very excitable person don'tcha know. :)
We have just all witnessed the formation of a new strain of PTSD!
 
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