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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, Video & 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

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    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 2018 Details

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    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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    6 Questions / 6 Answers

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    Does this come with the bags or are they sold separately? Thanks

    MatthewP

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

      XTNunoP

    Helpful (1)

    Where can the extra pouches be purchased

    kjs42

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

      NicoleD

    Helpful (1)

    Does this product include the screws for mounting?

    ErinM

    • Purchase of this will include the tailgate cover and ten (10) self-tapping screws.

      XTKarinA

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    Are the two bags held on by velco? I'm hoping they are quickly removable as I would like to use one of the bags as a first aid kit.

    JacobK

    • The pouches on the Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Cover will attach via smaller straps on the back, the MOLLE or PALS system. You can reference the install guide here: https://lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J17586_Guide.pdf, to see how they attach as well.

      XTStaffHelenW

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    Will this fit the tailgate of a YJ?

    SaraT

    • 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.

      XTJames

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

    samsmith031

    • 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

    out of 5 stars

    • Fit 4.487179 4.5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.555555 4.6



    • 5/5

      June 11, 2018

      NOT ONLY FUNCTIONAL, BUT PRETTY SNAPPY LOOKING

      The extra storage for great organizational options and portable as well. The construction of this product is not only above average but handsome too.

      DavidA

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      June 05, 2018

      Great gear. Easy to install

      I looked all over for the gear I wanted to install in the tailgate. This looked good. The gear was made good and easy to install. It fit the tailgate great. I was able to add the first aid kit I wanted to install. The only thing I will say is if you have the stock subwoofer like I do you can not mount anything to the far left side. But it didn't stop me from saying great gear for a great price.

      RayT

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 31, 2018

      Tailgate Tatical Pockets

      Love the new Smittybilt gear tailgate cover. I’m always needing more places to stick stuff.... Easy to install but even though I have a 2016 Rubicon, I still had to take my tailgate hinge bracket off. Directions said I didn’t have too.

      JamesS

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 16, 2018

      Love this

      Easy to install great for all small things you don’t want to have rolling around Added a bag found at army surplus store.

      CorkyG

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      May 12, 2018

      Great product!

      Love my tailgate cover! The two pouches are more than enought room for what i need to put in there. Easy and quick installation

      MarkS

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 11, 2018

      Extra storage

      Good quality product as described, easy to install with very few tool and time.

      WayneB

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 10, 2018

      Storage

      A little tricky to install but got it done. Need bigger bags though.

      GeoffD

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 09, 2018

      Smittybilt Gear Tailgate Cover

      Easy/quick install- took less than 1hr, on my 2017 Wrangler. Planning on using this set up to hold my recovery kit/ tools and maybe a few extra things. I did add black washer on to the screws to help reinforce the hold.

      Jonathan

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      May 09, 2018

      Great value and easy install!!

      Aside from the product not matching the description in the video and or instructions it was easy and simple to install and holds a TON! My recovery bag and most of my small tolls that would slide around my trunk now are firmly and safely strapped in.

      GreatDaneDad

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 01, 2018

      Space Saver

      Great product, very thoughtful on untilizing space.

      AngelaN

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      April 25, 2018

      Tail gate cover

      Super easy to install !so far it’s been very usefull

      JayD

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      April 14, 2018

      Tailgate Cover

      Pretty easy install and takes up very little room. Great add on to put your smaller items and keep them secure.

      JohnR

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      April 12, 2018

      Great product

      This is awesome Keeps the little things from rolling arround and blowing out... And keeps them handy and accessible when needed

      BradR

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      April 11, 2018

      saggy bags

      had to drill into my tailgate , works but when the bags are full they sag and dont hold well

      RubenF

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      April 07, 2018

      Useful Storage

      I store gloves, jumper cables, ratchet straps, bungee cords, and winch controller in the larger bag. The smaller bag holds heavier items like hand tools. This solution replaced a heavy-duty plastic tote for carrying these items. This is not a quick attach-detach storage solution. I've added another small MOLLE bag. Easy mounting and solid construction.

      PhilipE

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      April 02, 2018

      Great Product with Lots of Mounting Options

      Install was pretty smooth. Taped it to the tailgate per the instructions and drilled out the holes. The tailgate brace arm was a little disappointing. They could include holes for it for newer JK’s instead of making you cut them out yourself. As a result my top-right corner wasn’t as snug as all the other holes. I may look at some adhesive around the mount to snug it up. If the frame around it were made of a stiffer product it might help with sagging. But overall a really good product at a pretty good price.

      DrewP

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      April 01, 2018

      GEAR Tailgate Cover

      Well made product, installation was fairly easy. I used one of the provided holes to remount the door hinge bracket. Don’t really think this was the design intent but it worked OK. The provided instructions were not for my 2014. The Extreme Terrain video was more informative. All in all the end product is pretty nice.

      KentW

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      March 29, 2018

      Tailgate Cover

      The product came as described, durable materials with an easy installation. My only problem is: The self tapping screws that are provided, there heads should be color matched to the material. I have a black cover with shiny chrome screw heads. I know it’s an easy fix with a black paint pen but shouldn’t have to. Great product in all.

      BrianD

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      March 24, 2018

      Tailgate Storage

      I absolutely love this tailgate storage set up. Installation was easy even though I may have taken longer than anticipated due to my quest for perfection. The 2 provided bags held a ton of essentials with little to no sag. Quality product.

      KennethG

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      March 15, 2018

      Convenient and Durable

      The two bags work well. The large one holds my tools while the smaller one makes a good first aid kit. The canvas backing and screws are holding without any signs of backing out. It's a convenient way to organize the limited trunk space if you don't mind drilling. Installation: No fitment issues. The canvas backing is folded for shipping and should be straightened before installation. Took approximately 45 minutes to install.

      RG

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

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