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

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    Features & Details

    • 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 -

    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    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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        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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          Customer Reviews (18) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.8

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.722222 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.833333 4.8

          • 5/5

            September 10, 2019

            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.


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            March 14, 2019

            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!


            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 04, 2018

            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!


            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            June 04, 2018

            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.


            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            January 18, 2018

            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!!


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            June 29, 2017

            tailgate storage

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


            Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            April 19, 2017

            Great Product

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


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            February 21, 2017


            Love this,you can add more pushes to it! Use it for 1st aid kit,and many miss items.


            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            September 07, 2016

            Great Product

            Went on easy, pulled tight as I was working from the top screws to the bottom screws. Keeps small things from sliding around in the back area. I would get these again and happy with how they work. Need to get my 1st aid kit together for the small bag.


            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            June 23, 2016

            Smittybilt does it right

            The bags are awesome looking the panel is heavy duty quality. Total install took me about 30 mins. Hardest part was lining up the panel perfectly and taping it to hold. Drilling the holes and install of the screws was a breeze. The smaller bag I use for First Aid while the larger bag I use for normal odds and ends storage.


            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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          • 4/5

            March 16, 2016

            decent quality

            Probably a good idea to get a friend to help you stretch it out while you're putting it on or letting it lay flat for a day to get the folds out. Other than that it's not a bad item. The smaller bag doesn't mount as well as the larger bag, but if you just use it for light weight stuff, it shouldn't be an issue


            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedEnid, OK, USA

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          • 4/5

            January 11, 2016

            Poor color

            good product but the color is way off in the picture its more like army green


            Year: 2016

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          • 5/5

            November 13, 2015


            Love this sheet of MOLLE, and being a veteran I already have nearly unlimited options for storage with the pouches I have from the service! Easy to install and the quality of the fabric, sewing and reinforced border is high. If your a Wrangler owner then you already know that storage space is at premium, this product and it's flexibility is what your looking for.


            Year: 2015Louisville, KY, USA

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          • 5/5

            August 27, 2015

            Molle does more than military

            This is a handy quick to install storage system. I installed in appox. 15 minutes. I took longer because I wanted it to look like it came already installed in the vehicle. You can use the existing bags as is or search the market and replace one or both bags with some of the many other types & sizes availiable on the market today. My wife loves tha system because it keeps every thing nice & neat as well as in its place. No more loose irems or other bags rolling around in the back of the vehicle.


            Year: 2015New Jersey

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          • 5/5

            July 31, 2015

            Awesome bags

            These bags rock! I'm in the military and these are the same grade and style. They hold my tools and I made one my first aid bag. I get a lot of compliments on these bad boys. Get them you will not regret it. Make sure you have goodwill bits for pilot holes it will make your life easier. Took 15minutes to hang. .


            Year: 2014Manassas, VA, USA

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          • 5/5

            April 11, 2015

            Great storage

            I installed the GEAR tailgate cover on my '07 in about 10 minutes and use it for storing my winch kit and some tools. The look is really nice but the storage is awesome! The quality of the material and construction is very nice, I just wish the smaller of the two bags was slightly bigger. Otherwise I recommend the GEAR tailgate cover as a great product.


            Year: 2007Poulsbo, WA

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          • 5/5

            September 25, 2014

            Looks cool

            Excellent fit once you drill the multiple holes needed. Recommend using a drill bit designed for metal specifically as general purpose drill bits break easily. Once the holes are drill the install is quick and easy. I like the stow and go ability of the bags. Very handy for storing items that you may want to take on a hike with you.


            Year: 2014O‘ahu, Hawaii, USA

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          • 5/5

            December 30, 2013

            well made & useful product

            I installed the tailgate storage cover on my 2014 JK in less than 30 minutes. Great idea and compatable with my other molle gear. Adds storage that is accessible even when vehicle is loaded.


            Year: 2013Gravette, Ar.

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