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Tailgate Check (11-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Tailgate Check Upgrade
    • Stronger, Longer-Lasting than Stock
    • Measures 11 Inches x 6 Inches x 6 Inches
    • Weighs 1.6 Pounds
    • Sold Individually
    • Direct Fit Replacement
    • Retains Existing Hardware
    • Limited Warranty
    • Fits All Models of 2011-2018 Wrangler JK

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    Review & Install Video

    Picnic Perfect. This Tailgate Check keeps the tailgate of your 2011-2018 Wrangler JK from slamming into the body and damaging the paint. It also provides a handy surface for laying out tailgate picnics. The stock tailgate check on the Wrangler is notoriously flimsy, so you may want to upgrade before your tailgate dings your body work, or you spill all your beer, Buffalo wings, and potato salad all over the ground.

    Built to Last. The Tailgate Check is suitable for both 2-door and 4-door body styles of Wrangler JK. Constructed from high quality plastic and steel, this product is designed, engineered, and produced to stand up to whatever you and the rugged trail conspire to throw at it.

    Installation. This Tailgate Check is a direct factory replacement and uses existing hardware.

    Warranty.This Tailgate Check comes with a 12-month/12,000 mile warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Warranty applies to original retail purchaser.

    Application. The Tailgate Check has been conceived and manufactured to provide a more durable alternative to the stock component for all models of 2011-2018 Wrangler JK.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Tailgate Check
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    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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        2 Top Rated Questions

        Does it come with hardware

        • The Crown Automotive tailgate check is a direct factory replacement and uses existing hardware.

        Helpful (0)

        This part states that it is for 2012-2018 JKs. I have a 2011 JK Sport.... is this part definitely ONLY for 2012-2018 JKs and not any previous years? My factory check was broken the day I bought my used JK and I was thinking about replacing it.

        • I apologize for the confusion, but this Crown Automotive Tailgate Check is designed to fit the 2011-2018 JK models and will be updated shortly to reflect that. So it should fit your 2011 JK Sport just fine!

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          Overall Rating 3.2

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.894737 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 3.631579 3.6

          • 2/5

            December 02, 2019


            Didnt last long broke off shortly after install. Still waiting for replacement under warranty but currently out of stock.


            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            August 30, 2019

            Lacking Quality

            Bought unit to replace original that had locked up and bent when trying to close. this unit suffered the same fate after less than two weeks of normal use.


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            April 29, 2019

            Tailgate Check - Perfect Fit

            The price is right for this product, it was a perfect fit to replace my broken tailgate check. Replacement was easy, took about an hour including removal of the subwoofer panel. One nice thing is it came "pre-greased" with high quality grease. Excellent value.


            Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 1/5

            April 24, 2019

            Broke within a month and was not abused.

            Purchased this item for an OEM part. I installed in only about 15 minutes and it broke in a months time with no abuse. It looks like the stop end is made of very cheap pot metal of some type. It certainly can't do the job of the OEM part. Total disappointment


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            April 18, 2019

            Tailgate Check

            Easy to install. Hopefully this will last longer than the last one I bought.


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            April 09, 2019

            Tailgate Check

            Pretty easy to install and it works just fine. I have my spare mounted on the tailgate and it holds the extra weight.


            Year: 2012Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 2/5

            December 28, 2018


            I bought this tailgate check to replace the original on my JK. It failed within the first 24 hours. Save your money and repair the original part. This replacement part does not "check" the tailgate opening range. The tailgate opens past the end of this check with minimal effort.


            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            December 15, 2018

            Easy install - worked great!

            Our factory tailgate check mechanism was hyper extended and ended up getting bent. This factory style replacement was perfect! Everything fit exactly and the install was seemless.


            Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            November 26, 2018

            Accurate fast

            Shopping through your web page is easy and fast, and I know that what I see is what I get. Order was received in a timely manner.


            Year: 2012Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 3/5

            November 16, 2018

            Crown Automotive Tailgate Check

            identical to the original part and just as weak....mounted a heavy duty spare tire mount on my tailgate for my over sized tires. The tailgate check cannot handle the new heavier weight of the tailgate and pulls right out of the mount.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 2/5

            November 13, 2018

            Tail gate check

            Well the OEM part lasted from 2012 to 2018. Got an replacement and it was a breeze to install. Two weeks and it broke called customer service and they were fantastic. Quick response outstanding service. Installed replacement lasted 3 weeks Gave up. !!!!!!!!!


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            September 25, 2018

            So far so good

            The OEM one broke. This is a direct replacement. I have a 2012 JKU.


            Year: 2005Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 1/5

            September 11, 2018

            2012 tailgate check

            The unit arrived on time and packed well . Unfortunately it failed within the first 10 uses. Original lasted 6 years before experiencing an issue the purchased replacement didn't make it a month after installation


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            September 07, 2018

            2012 JKU

            Easy Install - only lasted 3 days before the same thing happened as the factory one. Ended up modifying and using 3/8 braided rope (camouflage colored I picked up at HF) to keep the tailgate from swinging too far and has worked fine. I just cut the bar from the tailgate bracket, filed the edges to keep it smooth, ran the rope through the bracket and pried the 2 rollers open, ran both ends of the rope through the rollers, checked the distance necessary for safe opening and triple knotted the rope behind the rollers and reinstalled. If I had known the new one would fail so quickly I would had done this with the old one and saved the money and extra work. At least I could use the parts I purchased to make my own check.


            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            August 02, 2018


            Unfortunately, this product has already failed for me. Within a couple of weeks, the retention arm pulled out of the assembly. This was the problem that I was trying to fix with the replacement.


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            July 20, 2018

            Good value

            Easy enough to install. Seems to be of good quality.


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            July 16, 2018

            Excellent part

            Excellent part, straightforward install and much less expensive than factory. But, the real problem was my early 2013 factory JK tailgate hinge allowed the tailgate to open too wide. That pulled the curved arm out and the gate broke the tail light. Make sure your tailgate hinges are OK before you install this part.


            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            May 20, 2018


            Works great. Not needed with the new heavy duty hinges I bought but for $20 not a big deal, easy to intstall


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            December 19, 2017


            Easy to install and works better than factory! Very reasonably priced. No issues thus far. However, instructions are not included so I needed to find a how-to.


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            December 09, 2017

            Be Leery!!!

            My factory tailgate check allowed the gate to open too far, this pulling the bar away from the base (and cracking a tail light in the process). So I ordered this part to replace it. However, after installation, the first attempt I made to open the rear gate, it over extended again, and pulled the bar out away from the base. And honestly, I did not open the gate that hard, it just didn't hold. Installation is simple (once you gain access), its 4 bolts in the base, and 2 in the door. I will say, Extreme Terrain was hesitant to replace the broken piece because the damage occurred after install, but after talking to them, they are going to replace the part. So for that, I give Extreme Terrain points, but just be leery of this part- it's not as durable as they make it sound.


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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