The tailgate strut is one of the best innovations for pickup trucks and should be part of the basic equipment of every vehicle. It ensures a comfortable opening of the tailgate. The uncontrolled opening of the tailgate is avoided by the gas pressure spring. This increases comfort, protects the attachments and hinges of the tailgate and reduces the risk of injury.
The flap can be easily unlocked with one hand and no longer needs to be held when opening. An advantage that should not be underestimated when you are holding, for example, cargo or bags in your hand. Even children who open the tailgate themselves are less likely to be injured by a falling tailgate.
The damper only works when the tailgate is opened, no noticeable additional force is required when closing it. In contrast to spring-based solutions, the tailgate always opens fully by itself and does not have to be pushed down manually. The dampers are maintenance-free and do not require any readjustment.
Especially in the case of pickups used for commercial purposes, the vehicles are often not handled very carefully. If tailgates are simply left open, this will damage the tailgate brackets over time and this can lead to expensive repair work and vehicle failure. In addition, the tailgate can fall on objects or a loading ramp when opening.
The flap and objects can be damaged. In addition, a tailgate that opens slowly and dampened appears to be of much higher quality than a tailgate that is only held in place by safety cables. At the latest when the vehicle is sold, the small investment in the tailgate damper pays off in many ways.
All components of the tailgate damper are made of high-quality, stable and rust-free materials. So that the damping is guaranteed even after many years and at any temperature, only high-quality dampers made in Germany are used.
With the exception of the Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi L200, Fiat Fullback and the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, no additional drilling is required for the installation of the EZDown tailgate damper, nor are special tools required. By following the detailed installation guide, an EZDown tailgate strut can be installed in less than 15 minutes. A visit to a specialist workshop is not necessary. If drilling is necessary, the instructions come with a drilling template to facilitate assembly.
All individual parts of the damper kits are available individually as spare parts.
ISA and Stabilus
The EZDown tailgate damper is a joint development of Industrial Specialized Applications (ISA) from South Africa with the German Stabilus GmbH, the inventor and world market leader in gas springs. ISA, Stabilus' sole distributor in Africa, is responsible for product design, development and production of all fasteners, Stabilus supplies the gas springs manufactured in Germany.