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Smittybilt G.E.A.R. Tailgate Cover - Black (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Features & Details

    • Tailgate Cover
    • 600 Denier Polyester
    • UV Stable
    • Black Finish
    • PVC Liner
    • Multiple PAL/MOLLE Pouches
    • 15 Inches by 15 Inches by 4 Inches, 3.5 Pounds
    • Limited Lifetime Warranty
    • Fits 1997 - 2006 Wrangler TJ Models
    Specs. Smittybilt's G.E.A.R. tailgate cover is a solution to your Jeep's storage problems. Woven from high quality 600 denier polyester, the cover is UV resistant and includes a PVC liner.

    Construction. This highly practical and useful modification to your Jeep features multiple interchangeable PAL/MOLLE storage pouches to offer up additional storage space and organization. It installs easily, and Smittybilt gives you a limited lifetime warranty for added coverage.

    Application. Fits 1997 - 2006 Wrangler TJ models.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 5662201

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Tailgate Cover
    • (1) Large Pouch
    • (1) Small Pouch
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
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    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06

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    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    • Fit 4.736842 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.789474 4.8

    • 5/5

      January 17, 2019

      Better than expected

      Build quality, fit and appearance far exceeded my expectations. Install is relatively painless. Very pleased all around and biggest surprise of all was the amount of storage available. I completely cleaned out all my regular stage cubbies (center console; door panel; glovebox) and I still have plenty of room to use and mount more MOLLE accessories. Well worth the money.


      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      October 19, 2018

      Works great

      No complaints on product. Was exactly what i was hoping for.


      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      September 11, 2018

      Super easy to install and looks great!

      This was probably one of the easiest things I've installed on my TJ. Fits great on the tailgate and is very useful for storing tools and a small bug-out bag was able to mount the two bags, a handgun and a small hatchet no problem.


      Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      July 29, 2018

      Husband loved it

      Easy to install, looks great, very versatile storage. Would recommend.


      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      June 20, 2018

      Awesome utility gear!

      Easy install. Love the fit and finish. Great storage compartments in bags for accessories, tools and off-road gear. Highly recommend if in the market for extra storage in Jeep.


      Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      June 05, 2018

      Cool product

      Love the look and versatility of the product installed on my tailgate.


      Year: 2005Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

      Helpful (4)

    • 1/5

      May 09, 2018

      Zipper broke before I even got to use it.

      I'm really disappointed that the zipper broke on the larger bag rendering it useless right out of the bag.


      Year: 2007Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      March 30, 2018


      Simple storage space that is easy to install in a otherwise dead and wasted space. There are almost endless options to add another mid sized bag or possibly 1 big size bag, possibly a few small size bags or whatever you want really. I would recommend that everyone get one just for the sole purpose of utilizing dead and wasted space


      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      December 21, 2017

      Great gear bag

      Fits well and seems very sturdy and well built. Larger bag holds enough for some roadside emergency equipment and the smaller bag is great for a first aid kit.


      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      November 06, 2017

      Great utility

      I'm loving the added storage and organization. These are fantastically versatile and useful.


      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      August 27, 2017

      Smittybuilt G.E.A.R. Tailgate Cover.

      I am very pleased, it stores my first aid kit, trail mix, flash light, and, several other items that would otherwise just float around in the jeep.


      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 4/5

      August 11, 2017

      Fast and easy to install

      The tailgate cover was shipped and delivered very fast and was very well packaged. The product came with instruction and all mounting equipment. Very easy to install by yourself but would be easier with second person because I had problems getting product tight with no wrinkles. That's why I have the product four stars instead of five because it seemed no matter how tight I made the cover I would always have a wrinkle somewhere. Only took me an hour to install, and it looked and functioned just like its suppose to. Only thing that would make the product better would be adding addition straps so I can mount different items on the cover. Other than that great product would buy again.


      Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 3/5

      June 09, 2017

      It's nice but....

      Nice material and built nicely however the panel would not lay flat on the rear door and there are gaps on the top and bottom of the panel


      Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      May 20, 2017

      Excellent product!

      The two bags are perfect for straps, flashlight etc. The screws provided are not the greatest, so you might want to pick up some SS ones. Other than that it's a very well made product.


      Year: 2005Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      January 11, 2017


      I was really surprised that my side mirrors fit in the bigger bag. Big plus for me!


      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      December 06, 2016

      Great product

      It's a great fit and holds everything I need for a day at the beach or the snow


      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      November 27, 2016

      Added storage capabilities.

      This is great to store your gear in a well organized manner that will "HELP" you to find the items that you need and will "HELP" you not to loose or misplace your gear!!


      Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 3/5

      February 15, 2015

      Cool but limited

      I got this set up to hold some tow straps and shackles that's about all I had room for and the weight of just a couple shackles was enough to pop the stitching on the Molle. I had a friends mom stitch them up with her industrial machinery. Now I am very pleased. Just need to find some more pouches and accessories. Would buy again and have them stitched right away


      Year: 1997Citrus Heights, CA, USA

      Helpful (6)

    • 4/5

      January 31, 2013

      Efficient use of storage space

      The instructions for installation are very easy to follow, although to be honest, if you can't install this without instructions, you probably shouldn't be wrenching on your Jeep or any other vehicle for that matter. There has to be a better way to attach the bags to the backing- that's a LOT of pulling through the myriad of straps! It does DEFINITELY encroach on space behind the rear seat of a TJ, but I was able to gain valuable storage space in my glove box and console (especially with the factory subwoofer)! Overall, a well-made product and adds convenient small-item storage without having it rattle all over the back of the Jeep. One recommendation- put some cardboard or plastic around the edge of the larger bag for support, or it will hang and just look bad.


      Year: 2004Charleston, SC

      Helpful (6)

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