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MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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  • MPN# JP54-016

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Ideal for Oversized Spare Tires
    • Reduces Weak Spots and Damage to Tailgate
    • Laser Cut and Welded
    • Compatible with Factory and Aftermarket
    • Made in the USA
    • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models 

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    This is my review of the MORryde tailgate reinforcement kit, fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs. This is designed to work with MORryde's heavy-duty tailgate hinge kit, so you will have to purchase that separately. But you can either use your factory spare tire mount, or MORryde's upgraded heavy-duty spare tire mount with this kit. There are three main problems that you can run into when running a much larger and heavier spare tire in the factory spare tire mount location. One of those problems is that the factory hinges can wear out, causing the tailgate to sag and every time you open and close the tailgate, you'll have to lift it up a little bit to get it to latch properly. Another problem is that the welds on the tailgate itself can fatigue and break, causing rattling. Finally, the factory spare tire mount does have a weight limit, and putting a heavier spare tire can cause the metal to fatigue and eventually wear out and break. Now, this setup in particular is a modular spare tire setup. What you're looking at here is the tailgate reinforcement kit that's designed to work with MORryde's heavy-duty hinges. Between those two parts, you fix two out of the three problems that you would run into from running a large, heavy spare in the factory location. The other issue that you still have to take care of is the tire mount and, as I mentioned, MORryde does have a heavy-duty tire mount that you can run with this setup. This tailgate reinforcement kit is made of laser-cut and welded steel that's covered in a textured black powder-coat finish, and it's designed to be completely bolt-on again with MORryde's heavy-duty hinge kit. So you won't have to drill into your tailgate. Everything will mount with all of the factory mounting locations. Because this is designs to be bolt-on, the installation is pretty easy. The first step is to remove your factory spare tire and spare tire mount. Then, remove the plastic covers over your factory tailgate hinges. Now, because you'll be removing those hinges, you'll want to prop up the tailgate by putting a block or a wedge of wood between your bumper and the bottom of the tailgate. That will keep everything in alignment, and make it much easier to bolt up your new hinges and eventually your tailgate reinforcement kit. After you have everything blocked up, you can remove those factory hinges one at a time, install the heavy-duty hinge kit, and then go to installing your reinforcement kit. Again, this is going to bolt right onto those heavy-duty hinges and right into your tailgate in all of the factory mounting locations. After that, it's just a matter of installing your factory spare tire mount or your MORryde heavy-duty spare tire mount, and putting your spare tire back into place. The whole process shouldn't take you more than an hour, and you won't need any specialty tools. Just some TORX bits and a good socket set. In my opinion, this piece is a little bit expensive, especially when you consider that you have to also purchase the heavy-duty hinges to use this. However, if you are on a little bit of a budget and you're not ready to spring the $700-plus for one of those kits that has everything all in one or two boxes, and you like the idea of being able to build your tire carrier, first the hinges, then the reinforcement kit, and then the tire mount, in that case, I do think that this is a nice setup. So that's my review of the MORryde tailgate reinforcement kit fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Prevent Damage. Hit the trail in confidence with MORryde's Tailgate Reinforcement Kit. Designed to work with MORryde's heavy duty hinges, this Reinforcement Kit will help prevent damages to your tailgate from trail bumps. Its ideal for those with oversized spare tires, standing up to the extra weight where your factory equipment will eventually warp and fail. This kit will work with factory spare tire carriers, as well as most aftermarket options, allowing you to keep your current tire mount for a practical upgrade.

    Durable Construction. This Reinforcement Kit is laser cut and welded to ensure reliable, rigid strength. It features a unique design that reinforces your JK's entire spare tire mount, absorbing hard hits to prevent your tailgate from breaking and warping. It is finished in a tough black powder coat for corrosion resistance and the tough styling you're used to.

    Installation. This Tire Carrier Reinforcement Kit is designed for installation with MORryde's Heavy Duty Tailgate Hinge Set (sold separately.) No drilling, modification or special tools is required. You'll have all the hardware you need for installation, allowing for a straight forward process to get you out of the garage and back on the trail faster.

    Application. The MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit is designed for installation on all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models equipped with the MORryde Heavy Duty Tailgate Hinge Set (item J102515,) sold separately.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Tailgate Support Frame
    • (4) Hinge Spacers
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

    Cannot be used with factory hinges

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    5 Top Rated Questions

    Will the Morryde reinforcement kit work with a Smittybilt spare tire carrier? It would be great to be able to reinforce my tailgate.

    • This reinforcement accepts the factory spare carrier and any other spare tire carrier that bolts to the factory bolt holes in the tailgate should work fine with this reinforcement, including the Smittybilt.

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    Okay, I watched youtube video and the hinges look great. the tailgate reinforcment looks great as well. The tire carrier looks great. I dont run on more than 35" and the noise coming from stock hinges are driving me nuts. My question is, will this product work with stock JK tire carrier? Or do i need to buy EVERYTHING? If it does, what is the maximum tire size you would recommend. Finally, understand i am the average Jeep owner. I am not rich and i am looking to save money where I can so I can afford to run and build my Jeep. Thank you in advance for your response.

    • If you are experiencing the same tailgate rattle noise that I was experiencing, the noise is not coming from the hinges. It is coming from the broken welds from the factory tire carrier bracket inside the tailgate. I purchased the reinforcement kit without the hinges and it eliminated the rattle completely. I have a 33" spare tire and I am confident a 35" tire won't be a problem. The kit includes longer bolts that allow you to use the factory tire mount. I also used the factory hinges. I have uploaded a picture and wrote a review to describe the end result.

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    If I have the MORryde hinges and reinforcement kit, do I need to buy a new tire carrier/mount or can I run the factory tire carrier?

    • You will be able to use the stock tire mount with this kit yes.

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    With this MORryde Reinforcement Kit improve the carrying capacity of a tail gate rack? What tailgate racks are compatible with the reinforcement kit?

    • The MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit will not improve the carrying capacity of a tail gate rack.

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    I'm getting a clunk when pushing a stock size carrier against the outer sheet metal. Causing a clunk from the flexing sheet metal. does this bracket along with the hinges alleviate the pressure or the flexing of the outer sheet metal? its still mounting on the skin but I'm hoping by connection with the hinge it would take care of it

    • The reinforcement kit will help with the weight of the spare tire and carrier by better distributing the support. This should help with any noise or flex of the sheet metal.  

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    7 More Questions
    After installing the reinforcement could you still install a trail basket, like a smittybilt or garvin trail basket to the tailgate? 1 answer
    Can I use this product with the stock hinges. 1 answer
    I only have a stock tire but my husband added a very large and heavy sub speaker and bolted it to the door. It is very heavy. Would this kit help with overall weight on the door or does it only reinforce the outside where the tire is? 1 answer
    I have 315/70r17 tires mounted on stock wheels. Can I use this reinforcement in conjunction with the stock tire carrier to mount my spare? I may also use a Thule Spare Me bike carrier in the summer time. 1 answer
    So in this "KIT" do you get the hinges and the tailgate section as well? 1 answer
    Will buying this get rid of the rattle I'm having. Nervous that my tailgate is going to break. I'm running 33s 1 answer
    So I'm running a 33 inch tire with a spare tire spacer; would I need to get the heavy duty hinges or would I be good without it and my next question is does this kit show bare metal that's not painted people are saying they do? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (47) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    • Fit 4.702127 4.7
    • Appearance 4.723404 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.468085 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2018

      Great product

      Very easy install. Stopped the tailgate rattle due to oversize spare! I am happy!

      KimA

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      August 11, 2018

      Great Product

      Great product, heavy duty construction and easy installation.

      Francisco

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 18, 2018

      Excellent,

      High quality - solved tailgate rattle!!! Very easy install, uses existing holes and provides very stable base for tire carrier.

      Don

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 07, 2018

      Great product

      It was easy to install with the videos and instructions that came with the product. Very well built and heavy duty. No problems so far. Went on very well with the heavy duty hinges. I recommend to get both products to work best with each other's.

      DanteF

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 04, 2018

      Tailgate reinforcement

      Its a great help if you have oversize tires but when installing be very careful not to overtighten the bolts ,i tried to cinch them down and broke the bolts, They could supply a better grade of bolts I put in what they call a grade 8 bolt and eveyrthing is great

      AllanB

      Year: 2009Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 04, 2018

      MORyde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit

      This kit is easy to install and is the least expensive way I found to eliminate that mind numbing rattle from the tailgate. All in about $300 for hinges and the tailgate reinforcement kit. They are sold separately, which was a little discouraging, but combined they work quite well. I reinstalled the stock tire carrier with an oversized spare and the rattle has been completely eliminated.

      JohnH

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 21, 2018

      Disappointed

      Bought this because my oversize tire was causing tailgate issues. I started with the heavy duty hinges. Then I added the tire carrier. Tailgate was rattling really hard, Metal retainer snapped. So I added the reinforcement kit. Had to take everything apart to add it. But the spacers under the hinge and under the reinforcement kit were different thicknesses, so it didn't all line up properly. Finally got everything tightened down. Used the anti-seize compound that came with the bolts. Bolts don't stay fastened, which made me think I should use Loctite Blue, but then why the anti-seize compound? Bolts have to be retightened about every 50 miles, so the while tire carrier rattles. Finally gave up and ordered new rear bumper with tire carrier.

      WilliamA

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 13, 2018

      Tailgate Reinforcement Kit - MORyde

      If you already have the MORyde hinges, this is a no-brainer, especially if you are running larger than stock tires. Takes the stress off of the tailgate and works perfectly. Probably going to buy their tire carrier next.

      Jon

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 17, 2018

      Good luck...

      Product seems sturdy. Just don't count on being able to use the provided hardware. The 4 bolts that hold the reinforcement bracket to the hinge extensions are barely long enough to reach the lock nuts. Fully tightened, the bolts do not even go all of the way through the nylon ring in the lock nut. Between the hinges and the reinforcement bracket, there is more hardware from fastenal than from MoRyde!!!

      ANonymous

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 09, 2018

      Tailgate support

      The directions were easy to follow ax everything bolted up well.

      BryanR

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 26, 2018

      Moryde Tail Gate Hinge Reinfrocement Kit.

      Good Buy for the money, fit well an install was easy. Was Just what I was looking for.

      JeffreyF

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 01, 2018

      Morryde tailgate reinforcement

      Solid and stout. No rattles. I have this mounted with the teraflex hd tire mount. They pair together very well. I like that this extends across to the drivers side unlike many other similar products.

      BHill

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 07, 2018

      Tailgate reinforcement

      I hit the trails at least once a week and after a couple months of use I’ve been impressed with MORryde. The hinges, tailgate reinforcement, and spare tire carrier are all very sturdy and able to handle all of the challenges of off roading.

      Woodrow

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 04, 2018

      Solid

      This product is very solid. Nice coating of paint too. It's holding up our 35 inch spare no problem.

      BrooksS

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      January 19, 2018

      Reinforcement kit

      Easy install and has eliminated the rattle. Great product.

      ChuckL

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 10, 2017

      Excellent Product.

      Install was easy and straightforward. I like the look of bumper mounted spare tires, but I don’t care for the inconvenience. This completely solved that issue. It’s strong and rugged with a fantastic powder coated finish. All the hardware is provided. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase.

      JoelH

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 02, 2017

      Reinforced

      Straight forward and easy install....did this in conjunction with MORryde heavy duty hinges. Took my time on install and finished both hinges and reinforcement in about 2 hours. Used my Smittybilt Heavy Duty Tire Carrier with this and had to run to hardware store for a little longer bolts too Complete install.

      KevinW

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 19, 2017

      Very Solid and Good Quality

      Tailgate reinforcement looks great and is very solid. Well built steel, well powder coated. I installed as part of entire kit with heavy duty hinges and heavy duty tire carrier from mor/ryde. I personally would only install all the pieces together, and the whole kit looks awesome and is very sturdy. Great product.

      AndreasH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 19, 2017

      Excellent Product

      Perfect. It fixed the noise that occurred every time I passed a bump

      AlanC

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 02, 2017

      Excellent Product

      Excellent product, the rattling of the tailgate stopped. Gives a nice look to the Jeep.

      IgorK

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

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