[QUOTE=GA_Lariat13;3224986]For those of you considering the washer method to install your DZ Tailgate Assist on your '09-'14, as detailed here...:
…I definitely recommend it. But be SURE to use your own washers and nuts. I made the mistake of using the extra hardware that came with the kit and found out the hard way that just because something looks like a washer, doesn't make it a washer! The stamped ring cracked within 2 days.
I've since reinstalled using stainless washers & lock nut and now it's good to go. The washer install is surprisingly easy and you really don't need to remove the tailgate liner cover.
After trying the nutsert first, I definitely still recommend the washer method. Just use the right hardware so you'll only have to do it ONCE![/QUOTE
How did you do it without removing the tailgate cover?