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

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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 (1)

    1 Top Rated Question

    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 (8) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    • Fit 5 5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.75 4.8

    • 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 (9)

    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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