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Rugged Ridge Factory Replacement Tailgate Bar with Tonneau Cover (87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Tailgate Bar with Tonneau Cover
      • Tailgate Bar: Steel. Tonneau Cover: Vinyl.
      • Black Gloss Powder-Coated Finish (Tailgate Bar)
      • Black Denim Color and Texture (Tonneau Cover)
      • Top Quality, Durable Materials
      • Tailgate Bar and Tonneau Cover for Jeep Rear Storage Area
      • Includes Special Tailgate Seal That Connects the Bar and Rear Soft Top Window
      • Constructed with a Special Channel to Conceal Valuables
      • May Be Bolt-On or May Require Drilling for Installation
      • 50 Inches by 4 Inches by 3 Inches (Folded), 5 Pounds
      • Tailgate Bar, Rear Seat Tonneau Cover, Hardware
      • All Mounting Hardware Included
      • 5 Year Limited Warranty
      • Fits 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ Models


      Specs. Creating extra protection for your rear-stored items is made practical with the Black Tailgate Bar with Tonneau Cover, a product by Rugged Ridge. The sturdy, black powder-coated tailgate bar replaces the stock bar, and may require some drilling for installation. The special tailgate seal makes a direct connection between the tailgate bar and the rear window of your Wrangler's soft top. The tonneau cover, in turn, is handsome black denim-look vinyl and fastens to the tailgate bars and wheel wells, providing extra privacy and shelter from pilferage. There's also a special channel where you can hide valuables securely.

      Construction. The Black Tailgate Bar with Tonneau Cover by Rugged Ridge is a combined tailgate bar and rear storage cover for Wranglers with soft tops. The tailgate bar is made of steel with a rust-proof black powder-coated finish, while the tonneau cover is vinyl with a black denim appearance. Various rubber seals are also included. Installation usually requires drilling, though the exact year and configuration changes the amount of drilling needed. The tonneau cover uses quick-release fasteners for the tailgate bar and wheel well attachments. This tailgate bar and tonneau cover pairing is protected by a 5 year limited warranty from Rugged Ridge.

      Application. Fits 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ models.

      Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

      MPN# 13550.01

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (4)

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      Ratings Summary

      3 out of 5 overall rating from 4 customers

      • December 20, 2017

        3 1997 Wrangler - AlexanderT

        Tailgate bar with cover

        Tailgate bar was super easy to install, the tonneau cover, well that's what brought the rating down. All in all pretty good piece.

        Helpful (9)
      • June 25, 2017

        2 1999 Wrangler - KellyH

        No instructions or necessary installation parts

        Great, so I have a tonneau cover and a rubber gasket, how do I install it? No parts, no instructions... might be a great product, but can't tell you because I can't get it in the Jeep.

        Helpful (10)
      • August 03, 2016

        2 2006 Wrangler - Aybours

        Horrible instructions !

        This product has horrible instructions. Good quality however, its almost impossible to build with these instructions. Just to let you know, you need to drill onto your car in order to build this thing.

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      • August 28, 2015

        5 1999 - JeepGirlAllie

        Cargo Cover

        I didn't want to put a lock box in the trunk area of my Jeep, so this cargo cover was the next best choice! When I need space all I have to do is remove it & keep moving. I was able to install this by myself in under 20 mins. Great buy!

        Helpful (12)

      Questions & Answers (6 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Will it fit on a 2005 wrangler unlimited?

      • The tailgate bar with tonneau cover will fit the 04-06 TJ Unlimited models.

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      Can this work on a hard top with the top still on ? 2017 Wrangler unlimited

      • The Rugged Ridge Black Tailgate Bar and Tonneau Cover will not work with a hard top installed.

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      Will this cover lock

      • The Rugged Ridge Black Tailgate Bar does not have provisions to allow locking of the cover.

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      Is this available for the 03-06 wrangler unlimited LJ?

      • Hello, we do have a similar tonneau cover for the LJ here:

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      The specs say designed for a soft top.....will this work with a hard top when the top is removed? I'm looking to protect things in the back hatch area from the sun.

      • Yes, the Rugged Ridge Black Tailgate Bar w/ Tonneau Cover (97-06 Wrangler TJ) will work with no top on.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (2) Tailgate Brackets
      • Rear Seat Tonneau Cover
      • Tailgate Bar
      • Installation Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06