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Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Cover - Black (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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  • Item J17604
  • MPN# 5662301

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Features & Details

  • Tailgate Storage
  • Polyester
  • Black Denim
  • Drill-On Install
  • Fits Both Two-Door and Four-Door Models
  • Includes Two Interchangeable Storage Pouches
  • Made Out of Durable 600 Denier Polyester
  • UV Stable
  • Fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers, Including Rubicon and Unlimited
Design. If you're looking for more space, this Smittybilt G.E.A.R. tailgate covers delivers just what you need. Designed specifically to fit in well with G.E.A.R. seat covers, this product is made from high quality, durable 600 denier polyester. It's a totally UV stable cover, which means you won't have to worry about the sizzling sun as you take your Jeep on or off the road.

Storage Benefits. There storage options are virtually endless with these tailgate covers. They essentially take a space that's currently wasted, and turn it into a place where you can add numerous storage sacs, filled with all your gear. This kit comes with two interchangeable bags, which can be removed from the cover. Pack them up with everything you need, attach them to the convenient cover, and when you get to your destination just simply detach them and go. You can also add additional bags if you find your needs exceed what the two included bags can handle.

Install & Fitment. One of the great things about this product is the ease of installation. You will need a drill, but the simple instructions can be followed by anyone with even minimal skills. Once the cover is installed, it's there for life, or until you remove the brackets, but you can always add and remove bags at will. For those days when your Jeep is full the brim and you don't need these extra sacs, you can simply remove them. On the days you need that extra space, just strap them back on. It's that simple.

Application. Fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers, including Rubicon and Unlimited.

Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

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Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Great Storage!

If you have a 2dr JK or even an older model, getting one of these tailgate covers is a great buy. My trunk is so much more organized now and I still have room on the tailgate for more bags! It looks great ...

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Great added space..

I was looking fir tgat little added space to get rid of things floating around in the back of the jeep and this does just that. I was able to fit the fold down the storage bag for the tops from my jeep ...

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Does this come with the bags or are they sold separately? Thanks


  • Hello, this Includes Two Interchangeable Storage Pouches as shown in the pictures.


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Where can the extra pouches be purchased


  • We don't sell these pouches separately, but most modular military style pouches found will work in conjunction with this GEAR system.


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Will this fit the tailgate of a YJ?


  • The Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Cover - Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) was designed for the 2007-2017 JK's unfortunately it would not fit correctly on the YJ's.


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Are the pouches waterproof? And do they fit a 2 door with the back seat in place?


  • The Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Cover will fit 2 door models with the rear seat installed, though access will be limited with the tailgate closed. The pouches are not waterproof.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.5

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  • Fit 4.470588 4.5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.505882 4.5

  • 5/5

    February 24, 2013

    Great Storage!

    If you have a 2dr JK or even an older model, getting one of these tailgate covers is a great buy. My trunk is so much more organized now and I still have room on the tailgate for more bags! It looks great it works great, its a good way for us 2dr owners to get more storage out of our limited space. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone!


    Year: 2009Denver, CO, USA

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  • 4/5

    December 23, 2014

    Great added space..

    I was looking fir tgat little added space to get rid of things floating around in the back of the jeep and this does just that. I was able to fit the fold down the storage bag for the tops from my jeep to fit into tge bigger of the 2 bags you get which was perfect the other bag i have just little radom things for the dogs like extra leashes and toys. Its a great use of space your jeep. The only thing that caught me off gaurd was having to drill into my brand new jeep but hey it looks good!


    Year: 2014San Antonio, TX, USA

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  • 4/5

    July 25, 2017

    So far so good

    Easy install in a 2017 JKU. Have to really stretch it to get out the folds from "shipping/storage". Other than that no probs. Filled the packs with safety gear, first aid, recovery gear etc. Nice to have the MOLLE straps. Seems durable. Looks great. Functional.


    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    October 26, 2016


    Overall a good product for extra storage and organization, the only downside I can really come up with is having to drill holes in the tailgate. I tried a few different ways to mount it before I drilled the holes none of them worked (rare earth magnets and heavy duty double sided tape) it would be nice if they had pre made holes with grommets to reinstall the arm bracket to the tailgate but all in all it serves its purpose well


    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    September 03, 2016

    Wolf Wolf

    I like having my tools on the tailgate. This product is designed to let you move the bags around. I am thinking about getting a second set of bags to put on the same hanger.


    Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    January 07, 2016

    Smittybilt GEAR

    This is perfect for storing gear. I was able to clean up all the loose items floating around in back and store them securely. I even went hunting for more thinks to put in them, like a flashlight, knife, emergency blanket, etc. You will need to remove the tailgate swing latch to install perfectly, but it secures overtop so no problem. And it looks great.


    Year: 2014Exton PA.

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  • 5/5

    July 30, 2017

    Well built

    This product is made very well and gives you a great storage arrangement. I did use bolts instead of the self tapping screws that were included. Shipped and delivered quickly.


    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    November 30, 2016

    Looks great and practical

    It's great I threw my jumper cables in there some waters a parka it's nice to have


    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    October 25, 2016

    Good Fit with some small adjustments

    It would be great if a paper template came with this. It would be much easier to tape it in place and mark the holes. I have a 2017 Rubicon and I had to cut out for the tail gate stop. No big deal 2017 not an option for year model in the drop down menu yet so I put 2016


    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    September 29, 2016

    good stuff

    fit good quality product and very useful the only problem was the cheap screws broke 3 then went and got my own


    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    September 28, 2016

    Great storage!

    This is a great way to add storage to your Jeep. I'm super glad I bought it.


    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    January 01, 2016

    Great for organizing

    Good quality, looks great and easy install. Great for organizing recovery items like jumper cables and winch accessories.


    Year: 2015Texas, USA

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  • 3/5

    October 19, 2015

    Not what it seems

    If you are looking for something to easily install, this is not the item. I did not want to drill holes into my new jeep for this type item. Also, the bags that come with the it were smaller than anticipated and will only allow for the storage of small tools. I will be returning.


    Year: 2015Columbus, MS, USA

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  • 5/5

    August 19, 2015

    Excellent addition

    This tailgate cover was very easy to install and adds organization for my gear.....Once the main piece was put in place the rest of the bags were easy to put where I wanted them. I would definitely recommend this product....


    Year: 2015Helena, Mt

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  • 4/5

    July 29, 2015

    Nice addition for extra storage

    A drill, drill bit, screwdriver, a few self-tapping screws and your material, and you have the formula for this great piece of extra storage. I did the installation solo and it was rather easy. It's currently housing my jumper cables and a few other items as well. Good stuff!


    Year: 2008Phoenix, AZ, USA

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  • 5/5

    December 07, 2017

    Storage Primo!

    Perfect fit! Bags heavy duty construction and material. Easy install! Easy access for those items you need quickly! Just open the door!!!


    Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    November 24, 2017

    Decent Quality Product

    I would have given it 5 stars but I had to make my own hole in the product. This was so the screw from the existing bracket for the hinge on the rear door could go through the product and help support it. The product works great.


    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    November 01, 2017

    Blue dust

    Love my Gear Tailgate cover! Very helpful with storage. This has been a asset for camping hiking and mountain biking. Highly recommended!


    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 3/5

    October 13, 2017


    Looks good in pictures, but I wish I could give it 5 stars. Think before installing (measure twice/cut once saying). The top structure should be a little thicker to keep it from sagging between the screws. It does not sag that much, but enough to look ugly. Of course if you do not load the pockets with stuff, it will not sag. I may add a 1" x 1/8" piece of aluminum to help support it or add screws in between their screws. The zippers are a little hard to open and close. My background is a union product designer and fabricator x 40 years.


    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    October 11, 2017

    Excellent Product and Easy Install

    Let me tell you about my experience with this product! I have written an install guide for Extreme Terrain before and this was one product that came as ordered and did not need any explanation on how it goes on. I placed the top far right corner of the cover where I wanted it along the top and side edge of the tail gate and started to drill pilot holes where the rivets lined up. THAT EASY! Took about 20 minutes to place where desired and looks factory. You will have to remove the tail gate swing arm to get the cover tight, but it screws back in one of the exact holes it came out of (through one of the rivets) and only requires drilling one hole to fully reattach the tail gate swing arm. Seriously one of the best aftermarket purchases made for my 2017 JKUR and already using the pouches it came with and one I already had for my on the go Medical Supplies. The only thing I would change is the color of the screws so they match my Black interior, but nothing I can't change down the road if I want to.


    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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