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Rugged Ridge Tailgate Assist Kit (07-10 Jeep Wrangler JK)

Item J21048
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    Features & Details

    • 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 -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Tailgate Support Strut
    • (1) Drill Bit
    • (1) 5/16 Hex Driver
    • (1) Body Bracket
    • (1) Tailgate Bracket
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
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        Questions & Answers (3)

        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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          Customer Reviews (9) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.9

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 5 5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.666667 4.7

          • 5/5

            May 12, 2019


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


            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            March 24, 2019

            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.


            Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            December 26, 2018

            Tailgate Assist

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


            Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            July 01, 2018

            Does fit with woofer

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


            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (10)

          • 5/5

            March 18, 2018

            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.


            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (15)

          • 5/5

            December 04, 2017

            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.


            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (10)

          • 5/5

            June 27, 2017

            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!


            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (14)

          • 5/5

            August 08, 2016

            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.


            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

            Helpful (13)

          • 5/5

            August 07, 2016

            Worth it!

            Great product for the weekend warrior and daily driver. This thing helps me when I'm doing one-man work as well as getting groceries out of the back. Worth the small investment.


            Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

            Helpful (13)

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