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Old 10-18-2018, 01:00 PM
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Tailgate Damper for 2017 XLT

So I have been wanting the tailgate damper for some time now. Coming from a 2007 Toyota Tundra, with a factory tailgate damper I knew that this would be tough to live with. I always knew the Ford product didn't have this on the lower trim models.

So now I'm trying to do this OEM and on the cheap. In the F150 forums, i found a post about buying two parts individually instead of the kit, and it was about $35 instead of $65 for the same two items. The two parts are the roller and the strut. Does anyone know if the 2015-18 F150 parts will work on the 2017 F250? I am thinking that they will, but don't want to just assume.

Here are the part numbers:
HC3Z-99442A38-A "Support Strut" for 2017 F-250 https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...-hc3z99442a38a
FL3Z-99442A38-A "Pivot" for 2015-18 F150 https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...-fl3z99442a38a

FL3Z-83430B38-B "Roller" for 2015-18 F150 https://www.f150forum.com/f118/oem-f...306078/index2/
https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...hoCMf8QAvD_BwE

My question is, are they interchangeable? Has anyone done this? I am not interested in the DeeZee branded strut.

Thanks!
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:05 PM
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The fact that you state "OEM" and "Cheap" in the same sentence amuses me!

I bought one of these:
https://www.deezee.com/product/truck-tailgate-assist/

Works great. Cheaper than OEM. Easier and quicker to install.
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:09 PM
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Ha, I know it is a little oxymoronic! So are OEM prices! Basically, the kit runs $65 and buying individual products is $35 for the same thing.. Just looking to save some cash, so I can eventually get spray in bedliner, tonneau cover and tint the truck.. I have done a few mods, but most are under $100.
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:14 PM
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I recommend you give a good look at that product I linked above. Super easy to install, about 1/3 the cost of OEM, and does a great job. I don't lay a hand on the tailgate once I pop it open; it just floats down gently.
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:44 PM
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I installed the OEM. It works great and is totally concealed. Wish I had seen buying just the parts vs kit and saving $$.
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:55 PM
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OEM all the way
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:16 PM
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I had a 2015 F150 and purchased the parts separately and was cheaper. The 150 already had the ball fitting installed for the shock to snap on to. My 2017 f250 was different, it did not have the ball already intallled and the shock mounted differently than the 150. I purchased a f250 kit that came with all the parts needed. Look at some videos on YouTube on the f150 install and from what I remember the ball mount is on top the f250 is on the bottom. If you pop out your tail light you will see where the ball mount needs to be threaded in towards the bottom. Me personally like the OEM hidden behind the light and didnít mind spending the extra money on either the F150 or 250
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by h20camper View Post
I installed the OEM. It works great and is totally concealed. Wish I had seen buying just the parts vs kit and saving $$.
I'm a little confused about the OP's original post, specifically the part numbers. Since you've done an OEM installation already, can you tell me which parts you used for your 2017 F250? Thanks

HC3Z-99442A38-A "Support Strut" for 2017 F-250 https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...-hc3z99442a38a
FL3Z-99442A38-A "Pivot" for 2015-18 F150 https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...-fl3z99442a38a
FL3Z-83430B38-B "Roller" for 2015-18 F150 https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...hoCMf8QAvD_BwE
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:41 PM
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Got my OEM dampener off eBay from Fairlane Ford for 50.00 shipped. This was some months ago. I looked at the others like the Dee Zee model posted above. I was not impressed with it so I went OEM

Your money spend it the way you want.

OEM, perfect fit and took about 20 minutes to install.
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:13 PM
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I just went outside and popped out the light to take a quick pic. The f150 installs pointing up towards the top of the light opening and the f250 installs pointed down. These pic are the f250. So Iím not totally 100% but I believe the f150 parts would be different.



Looking down towards the ground




Looking up from the ground just behind the tailpipe
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by maxum96 View Post
I'm a little confused about the OP's original post, specifically the part numbers. Since you've done an OEM installation already, can you tell me which parts you used for your 2017 F250? Thanks
Looks like you'd need:
https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...-hc3z99442a38a
https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...30b39a/?c=bT0x
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:21 PM
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Is it a bolt in install or is there any mods you have to do?
 
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:42 AM
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No mods.

 
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:11 AM
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I bought the kit for the 250, putting the bracket on is the hardest part (tight fit for a wrench and the bolt is self tapping) took me maybe a 1/2 hour. One of the best mods
 
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The trick to getting that self tapping bolt in is to start the bolt from the opposite direction. That way you can get a wrench in easily and cut the threads. Back it out and install it on the correct side. Just took a couple of minuets.
 

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