Tailgate EX Supports

Time and use can cause your pickup truck's tailgate cables to wear out. While nothing replaces regular inspection of the cables to make sure they are still in strong working condition, you'll gain peace of mind with Tailgate EX Supports to reinforce your tailgate cables while loading motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs or other equipment into your pickup truck bed. The tailgate supports are made from fabricated steel with a durable coat finish for unparalleled strength that meets OEM guidelines, and they install without any tools. The Tailgate EX Support is available in vehicle-specific models for a perfect fit.

  • Made from fabricated steel with powder coat finish
  • Prevents stock cables from breaking
  • Secures tailgate in open position for loading
  • Meets OEM guidelines
  • No tools needed for quick and easy installation
  • Comes in vehicle-specific models for best fit
Item # Vehicle Make Vehicle Model Year Status Price Quantity
TAILGATE-SUPPORT-1001 Chevy/GMC Full Size 1500, 2500, 3500 2000-2006 and some early 2007's
TAILGATE-SUPPORT-1002 Chevy/GMC Full Size 1500, 2500, 3500 Late 2007+
TAILGATE-SUPPORT-2002 Dodge Ram 2003+
TAILGATE-SUPPORT-3002 Ford F-150 Late 2004 - 2014
TAILGATE-SUPPORT-3006 Ford F-150 2015+
TAILGATE-SUPPORT-3003 Ford F-250/350/450 1997-2013
TAILGATE-SUPPORT-3005 Ford F-250/350 2014+
Sold in pairs


Add extra strength to your tailgate for loading ATV's, UTV's, motorcycles, and other large vehicles into your pick-up bed with the Tailgate EX Support from DG Manufacturing. Available in two sizes, the supports work with many trucks on the market. Includes a 30 day manufacturer warranty.


The Tailgate EX Support by DG Manufacturing adds an unparalleled level of strength to your tailgate for loading. The tailgate support is made from fabricated steel and has a durable powder coated finish that meets OEM guidelines for years of use. Installation is quick and easy, and no tools are needed, letting you install the supports and remove them instantly. Available in many different sizes to fit most truck applications. These supports solidly secure the tailgate in an open position and let you load large ATV's, UTV's, motorcycles, and even Dune Buggies! The Tailgate EX Support comes with a 30 day Manufacturer's warranty.

Product Features

  • Sold in pairs
  • Fabricated steel construction
  • Powder coat finish
  • Easy to install
  • Prevents stock cables from breaking
  • Secures tailgate in an open position for loading ATV's, UTV's, Dune Buggies, and Motorcycles
  • 30 Day manufacturer warranty


Instruction Manual

Review Summary (Based on 4 Reviews)


5 Stars Great Product

Frank from PA wrote (April 21, 2016):

Bought this item to load my 2016 Harley Triglide onto the bed of my GMC pickup. Product installs and uninstalls in seconds, saves wear and tear on tailgate, and adds peace of mind.

5 Stars Very impressed with these supports

Phil from IN wrote (May 15, 2015):

I purchase these after they were recommended by the salesperson who sold me a motorcycle ramp. They are just the ticket for making loading and unloading a heavy motorcycle. I had heard a story of someone who had gone to the hospital when their tailgate cables broke while loading a heavy motorcycle. I am impressed with these supports and will use them every time I use the ramps.

5 Stars Good addition

Clint from VA wrote (April 29, 2015):

This seemed like the only product commercially produced to hold the weight of a UTV on the tailgate, especially at this price range. Unfortunately they do not advertise that they are only meant for loading/unloading and NOT for transporting. I had to figure that out on the directions after I purchased them. If you looking to add some real weight while driving it may be better to buy some 2 x 12s in my opinion.

5 Stars Tailgate EX Support

Justin from FL wrote (June 26, 2014):

These tailgate support bars are excellent! Great craftsmanship and qaulity, super strong. We recently purchased a brand new golf cart and after loading into the truck for the first time I started finding all the areas of my Superduty that needed strengthening for safely transporting our new toy. If you look at your stock tailgate cables,yes they are strong braided cable, BUT, they are crimped into the connecting ends. "CRIMPED", this is the failure point. If this crimp ever fails you can say goodbye to your tailgate as well as whatever your loading into the bed of your truck. The EX supports at major rigitty to this area, heavy duty steel with no weak points to give out. In the unlikely event they would ever fail, you still have your stock cables as backup. So yes, the stock vables are now a backup, somthing I did not have previously. I now feel safer loading/unloading my cart without worry of my truck, cart or myself getting damaged/injured! I'd recommend this to anyone loading heavy items into thier truck b