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Rugged Ridge Tailgate Lift Support (07-10 Jeep Wrangler JK)

Item J21048
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      Product Information

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


      • Tailgate Assist
      • Includes All Mounting Hardware
      • 5 Year Limited Warranty
      • Fits 2007 - 2010 JK Wranglers


      Specs. The Rugged Ridge tailgate assist kit comes with everything you need to install a gas shock onto your Wrangler's tailgate. It can be installed in under an hour and still provide lasting results.

      Construction. If you have installed a larger heavier spare tire on your tailgate it can make it more difficult to open. This kit does a great job preventing your tailgate from closing accidently when loading or unloading things from your trunk.

      Application. For use with 2007 - 2010 JK Wranglers.

      Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

      MPN# 11252.55

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (11)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 11 customers

      • February 09, 2020

        4 2008 Wrangler - CallenB

        Why didn’t I buy this sooner?

        This allows me to keep my tailgate open without struggling on an uneven surface. I took one star off for the price because it seems kinda expensive and on a steeper slope it has a hard time staying open.

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      • January 27, 2020

        5 2008 Wrangler - RichardL


        This was one of the best items I have purchased for my JK. Very easy to install, even with the sub woofer (just remove the sub woofer, only 3 nuts). No more trying to hold the tail gate open with one hand and load with the other.

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      • May 12, 2019

        5 2007 Wrangler - MikeB


        Now the tailgate won't smash my kids while they unload the cargo area. Thanks rugged ridge!

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      • March 24, 2019

        5 2010 Rubicon - RoelC

        Totally a God send!

        One of the most annoying things about Jeep life is the tailgate never staying open. This tailgate assist has held my heavy tailgate with 35” MT tire and bestop bracket basket with gear. Only issue and it’s not really an issue is be careful with the self tapping screw. I snapped one but was able to remove it and used a heavier duty one. The shock absorber is plenty strong and not overly strong when closing the tailgate. I real must for any JK.

        Helpful (2)
      • December 26, 2018

        5 2010 Rubicon - RickD

        Tailgate Assist

        Works as advertised, however kit only provided 4 self tapping screws, wife loves it as it works as a hold open also.

        Helpful (5)
      • July 01, 2018

        4 2010 Wrangler - Topdog

        Does fit with woofer

        Just installed this on my JKU. It does fit with the woofer.

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      • March 18, 2018

        5 2007 Wrangler - GM558

        Works great

        Works as intended Easy install. If you have a factory subwoofer it can be more challenging drilling a couple of the screws but it can be done.

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      • December 04, 2017

        5 2009 Wrangler - DavidD

        Tailgate Assist

        I didn't like the idea of the Tailgate swinging closed every time I tried to load something in the back. This was easy to install and works great to hold the Tailgate open while loading my golf clubs in the back. This only took about 30 minutes to install. The only issue I had was there were only 5 Screws and 5 Lock Washers in the bag, there should have been 6 of each.

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      • June 27, 2017

        5 2007 Wrangler - NicholasH

        Fast, easy, and it works

        I use my jeep as a DD and with two kids I'm constantly getting in the rear cargo area for something. I was tired of having to push against the tailgate to keep it open and have to reopen it every time a body wasn't holding it open. This thing works perfect. Comes with the tools and bits needed to install and can be put on in under 10 minutes. I love it! Should have come from the factory like this!

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      • August 08, 2016

        5 2009 Wrangler Unlimited - Jec44

        Great product! Makes all the difference!

        I received this product as a gift and it is perfect. Before having it I would always struggle to hold the tailgate open and load my gear in the back. With this product I don't have to worry about that. The tailgate stays open until I'm ready to close it. Installation was very simple and took about 30 minutes.

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      Questions & Answers (3 answers)

      3 Top Rated Questions

      Does this product fit a 2014 Wrangler JK unlimited Sahara? If not, do you carry a product that does?

      • This does not fit a 2014, this is designed for the 07-10.

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      Why will this not work on a 2006 unlimited Rubicon

      • This is designed for the JK model Wranglers, 2006 would still be the TJ.   

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      My 2010 has the rear speaker, so I assume it will interfere with the mounting bracket?

      • No, the Rugged Ridge Tailgate Assist Kit will not work if the jeep is equipped with a subwoofer.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Tailgate Support Strut
      • (1) Drill Bit
      • (1) 5/16 Hex Driver
      • (1) Body Bracket
      • (1) Tailgate Bracket
      • Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10
      • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10
      • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10
      • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10

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