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Old 09-17-2013, 05:59 PM
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dang. just ordered model 43300 off amazon too...
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Was told to use my original shock . Now with the ford kit do I drill out the original rivnut and install the ford plate using the new rivnut ?
I had rubbing issues with the 43300 kit, and DeeZee sent me the hardware pack from the Ford kit (model DZ43200). Essentially, the only thing I was supposed to use was the drop plate from the Ford kit. When I used the Ford drop plate with the shock from the Dodge kit, the tailgate would open quickly, until it was about half open, and then it would lower slowly, until fully open. I called DeeZee about the result, and they sent me the entire Ford kit, so I could use the shorter shock. To complete the install, you should use the Ford drop plate and the shock from the Ford kit; you do not have to replace the original rivnut, you should leave the black plastic cable clip (from the Dodge kit) in place, and you should leave the cable limiter off. With the Ford drop plate and shock installed, everything works great.
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Mine broke after 3 months
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Only mod I did to my 04 dezee installed on my 13 Ram was to flatten cable limiter. Here are pics of dezee and flattened limiter. No rubbing issues.
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Don't know how to post more than 1 pic at a time so here's the other pic.
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Installed the kit on my 13 ram , followed instructions to the letter . Tailgate seems to bind when closing . Sent them an email ---no response . Called the 800 number told the young lady my trouble and she said some 13's were having a problem .I asked if the kit number 43300 was the correct model it was . They now had an updated kit that would solve my problem it is kit number ( I lost the paper with the update but I am sure she said it was 43200 ). Well kit 43200 came ups today . Here in about 3 days . My big question is the new parts are in a package with # 43200 and it says its for a ford f150 2004 - 2011 .

Is this correct ?? any one elsse have the binding problem . tried doing a search here to no avail . Any help is appreciated.
I had same exact problem on my '13 RAM. The washer they give you on the truck side of the connection for under the latch post is too thick. Changed it to one half the thickness or so and all has been well. The ball of the piston was being pushed into the tailgate and rubbing/binding. The change in clearance with a thinner washer gave it just enough clearance. There are a number of posts on Amazon about the issue and the fix.
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I have had mine installed for about a month and have had ZERO problems with it. I followed the install instructions to a T even the measurements for the cable doo-hicky (which if not in the right place will allow for binding) it's purpose is to push the cable back in as the gate closes giving that clearance. Sorry I cant help more than that.
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Mine just broke yesterday after 4 months. The bolt that goes into the tailgate stripped out the insert. Not happy!
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Found all the old hardware from the original kit . Installed the Ford / spacer bracket hooked it all up . Drops quickly for the 1st 1/3 or so of travel and then slows up nicely . Just enough clearance for everything .
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