The most popular car on the Australian market is getting a helping hand from ARB with the newly released Tailgate Assist for SR and SR5 2015+ models. Cleverly designed with a combination of dampening strut and torsion spring, the Tailgate Assist helps the user control the opening speed and reduce the effort required to close by over 50% – perfect for those times when you wish you had an extra set of hands.

Unlike previous models of Tailgate Assist, this version utilises a torsion spring to assist closing rather than spring assist struts. The torsion spring runs across the lower edge of the tailgate due to the limited space where the regular assist strut would normally be mounted. Factory tailgate limit straps are replaced with cables to allow sufficient clearance of moving parts with additional anti-wear pads included to avoid paint rub. The unique ball and socket design of the dampening strut mounts plays an integral role in achieving long service life as they allow for naturally occurring misalignment of the moving parts.

ARB’s engineers designed and tested the product to over 40,000 cycles over 18 months, equating to around 20 years of service life to the average consumer.

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