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Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Cover - O.D. Green (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Product Information

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


      • Tailgate Storage
      • Polyester
      • O.D. Green
      • Drill-On Install
      • Can Be Installed on Two-Door or Four-Door Models
      • Includes Two Storage Pouches
      • Made with 600 Denier Polyester
      • UV Stable
      • Fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers


      Design. This Smittybilt G.E.A.R. tailgate cover is the answer to a wide number of storage solutions. It clearly adds storage space to the tailgate itself, which is rarely utilized. Designed with G.E.A.R. seat covers in mind, this cover is made from long-lasting, durable 600 denier polyester and is 100% UV stable. You can take this both on and off the road without worrying about sun damage, fading, or cracking.

      Storage Benefits. The Smittybilt cover doesn't just offer one storage solution - or even two. It's actually a system that can be as flexible as you need, and can meet a wide number of expectations. The kit itself comes with two large storage compartments, each of which can be easily removed. Jeep owners simply pack their bags, attach them to the cover for easy transport, and then take them down when they get to their destination. If those two bags aren't the size or style you need, or if you need additional bags, you can simply buy more bags and configure this storage solution anyway you like.

      Install & Fitment. All it takes to get this piece installed is a drill, a little know-how, and the ability to follow simple instructions. It begins with installing the brackets that the cover hangs on. Once it's in place, you simply hang the cover and then add the bags as you see fit. The bracket can stay up for life, though you can remove the bags and cover when not in use. Smittybilt has long been a leader in Jeep storage products, and that's certainly the case here. They also back up this product with a generous limited warranty.

      Application. Fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers.

      Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

      MPN# 5662331

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (21)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 21 customers

      • December 19, 2019

        5 2016 Rubicon - ASnyRubicon

        Great storage

        Great storage solution. Well built and convenient. Excellent value.

        Helpful (1)
      • November 29, 2019

        4 2014 Wrangler - Nathaniel

        Nice Addition

        Easy to install. Fast delivery. Sturdy. I use the large pouch on short hikes. Saves me the trouble carrying unnecessary weight. Plus, I like the way it looks when he back seats are removed.

        Helpful (1)
      • November 22, 2019

        5 2014 Wrangler - red69hoss

        Super Cool

        Looks great! Take your time on the installation, instructions aren't the best. Otherwise, I love it.

        Helpful (1)
      • September 10, 2019

        5 2017 Wrangler - KyleD

        Durable Storage!

        Bought the Tailgate cover a few months ago and I've been loving it. It's a great product to create some extra storage for tools, camping gear, first aid, etc. Those are only a few things I use it for but I've been thoroughly pleased with the quality look and feel of it.

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      • March 14, 2019

        4 2016 Wrangler - jeep4life

        Great Storage Option

        Everything works well. My only complaint is that the pre-punched holes for mounting do not match up with the tailgate hinge on the left side. Still awesome and looks great!

        Helpful (1)
      • September 04, 2018

        5 2016 Wrangler - Ryan

        Clean storage option

        I love the new set up in the back of the Jeep. Definitely cleaned up the look and opened up some more space. One of the bags is a grab and go first aid kit and the other now holds a couple of microfiber towels and two small blankets for the cool NH evenings for my two boys. For the install, make sure every Aligns prior to drilling. I thought I had it all lined up perfectly, but when I went to reattach the tailgate arm, it was overlapping one of the eyes for a screw. I made it work, but hopefully someone else can learn from my screw up. Also, I don’t have a ton of extra weight in the bags but it’s enough to make the gate creak and “pop” when opening and closing. Not a big deal if you lift a little when opening and closing, but over time could potentially cause an alignment issue. Great product overall! I’m thrilled with the look and functionality!

        Helpful (5)
      • June 04, 2018

        4 2015 Wrangler - DennisD

        hard steel

        The drilling was not easy, The steel in the hatch is very hard and took quite a bit of force to finally drill the holes.

        Helpful (6)
      • January 18, 2018

        5 2012 Wrangler - AndyW

        Smittybilt Gear Tailgate Cover

        I put this in my 2012 JK Sport. Its just what I needed to gain some much needed storage space for recovery gear, first aid kit and other accessories. This stuff is as sturdy as you would hope it would be! The install was a breeze and so far its held up very well! The design is very versatile so you can easily add any Molle gear you have. Highly recommended!!

        Helpful (7)
      • June 29, 2017

        5 2008 Wrangler - GinaG

        tailgate storage

        Self drilling screws so you don't have to drill the holes 1st. Good fit, easy install, already filled the packs!

        Helpful (7)
      • April 19, 2017

        5 2017 Wrangler - ML

        Great Product

        Watch some YouTube videos first. Easy install and fits great. And yes, you do have to put wholes in your jeep.

        Helpful (7)

      Questions & Answers (3 answers)

      3 Top Rated Questions

      What are the dimensions of each storage bag?

      • Overall the dimensions on the GEAR Tailgate cover are 15.5" x 4.5" x 15.3". The large pouch is roughly 12" x 10" and the smaller pouch is 5" x 7".

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      How much weight can this system support?

      • The tailgate cover is made from 600 denier polyester and the door panel from 600 denier ballistic nylon that makes it very strong. While we do not have a specific weight rating, this is a very strong system, and you would have trouble overbearing it with weight.

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      Hello, I was just wondering what type of screws this comes with like what size? Thank you

      • The Smittybilt GEAR Tailgate Cover installs with #4 self tapping screws.

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