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December 22, 2019
Like it. Don't love it though. Door swing is 100 smoother, but not quite as sturdy as i hoped with a spare on it.Helpful (2)
November 17, 2019
Good sturdy with one flaw
Easy install, everything bolted up without a problem, only issue I have is that the tire bumper extension is about 1 inch too short. You need this to properly seat the tire to the tailgate so that it does not create vibration.Helpful (1)
October 18, 2019
Very study and well built product. Fairly easy to install. Having an extra set of hands would be nice in a couple spots of the install. My tailgate actually closes easier and more smoothly now. Appearance wise it is what it is. I'm not the biggest fan of the big black metal but I may repaint to match my body color in the future.Helpful (1)
May 21, 2019
Good product works like it says. Holding a 33 no issueHelpful (1)
February 06, 2019
Great, sturdy product
I received my MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit in great condition. It was a simple install, just be careful when removing the seatbelt reel if you need to (if it locks up when you remove it, just try to hold it level and it should release). Be aware that, depending on your spare tire mount and rim offset, you may need to do some modification. I was fortunate enough to have kept my stock tire mount, so I just slapped that one back on there and it worked. I had to make some rubber tire snubbers to compensate for the larger gap between the spare and the tailgate. Easy to do with some PVC and longer bolts. Don't fret if the door sags under the weight of the spare when/shortly after you install it. Just loosen a couple of bolts, raise up the tire/tailgate and re-tighten in order to ensure a better latch.Helpful (5)
January 12, 2019
This is the best heavy duty tailgate system anywhere. My 35 spare was killing my tailgate but now opens and closes with 1 finger and you could probably lift the jeep with it. Very pleasedHelpful (4)
November 15, 2018
MORryde perfect tailgate beefer-upper !
This Kit is more than an adequate solution for my over-sized spare and Tailgate-Saver. No Instructions came but I found them Online. It was an easy, fun and satisfying fix and makes my 2000 TJ Perfect back there. It is more than worth it.Helpful (5)
September 21, 2018
MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit
I Like the design, function and appearance of the Tailgate Reinforcement Kit. I only have 33" tires but they are Duratracs and heavy. Makes the tailgate feel much more solid. It takes a couple hours to install, if you use antiseize on bolts be careful to not get it on the contact surfaces of the jeep and mount.. It wont stay put until you completely clean it off and makes adjusting the tailgate impossible... It is kind of expensive but is a solid product I know I'm not going to have to screw around with in the future..Helpful (5)
September 14, 2018
Good product but not simple installation
Don’t buy this thinking it is going to be an easy switch out if you have torx screws. If you haven’t tried to loosen the screws, you might give that a try before you buy. Heating up the screw head didn’t work for me. I had to take my TJ to a body shop so the OEM hinges could be removed without destroying anything.Helpful (5)
August 12, 2018
MORryde mount is good stuff
This is really your only option if you wish to hang your 35” and up spare and not use bumper swing out mounts or one of the $1000 (plus) and up body mounts. Installation on my 2004 TJ would have straight forward with no tools other than simple hand tools, but I have trail tail LED tail lights it required some grinding and fitting to get them to clear. My only complaint has not to really do directly with the tailgate reinforcement kit but rather the lack of spare tire mounts themselves that can support a 35”tire on the tailgate. I am currently using a rugged ridge brand (I consider a lot of there products to be cheap wanna be off road gear) and the problem I have is running a 35” spare my tire hangs 5”-6” off the extended tire bumpers. I have played with the stock mount and another no name brand with the same results. I would like to see MORryde develop a tire carriers to go with this kit to allow adjustment of the tire in and out; like I mentioned currently have 5”-6” between the tire and the bumpers and over simple speed bumps the tire mount etc flex. The only fix is to have weld /Fab ship cut a tire mount a remove material to bring the tire in against the mount.Helpful (7)
One answer says no hinges one says yes hinges, are hinges included or not?
Yes, the MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit includes hinge upgrades.
I see it doesn't come with a tire carrier. What tire carrier is recommended to be used with this MORryde?
You can use several Tire Carriers, look at item J108257.
If the hinges are not included, why does your listing say that they are in the box?
Hello, I do apologize for the confusion. The MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit (97-06 Wrangler TJ) does come with the hinges and was just very recently updated on the product page.
I dont see the attachment hardware listed as in the box, is this included?
This will come with the installation hardware as well as instructions.
Recommend weight limit?
MORryde hasn't given us an explicit weight limit for this, it's really about as sturdy as you can make the stock tailgate before you'd need a swing arm tire carrier. Our customers usually use this with up to 35s, but even 37s should be fine.
The MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit will come with hinges yes.
The MORryde Heavy Duty Spare Tire Carrier JP54-017 is compatible with the MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit JP54-022.
This kit should work with most corner guards.
Hello, unfortunately this is only intended to use for Wranglers equipped with the MORryde Heavy Duty Tailgate Hinge Set.
Hello, The hinges are not included and are sold separately by MORyde
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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