(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Heavy-Duty Tire Carrier. Adding oversized tires and a tire carrier to your Jeep Wrangler’s tailgate may cause it to sag. You can avoid such dilemma with this Smittybilt XRC Tailgate with Tire Carrier. This is designed to replace your existing tailgate while adding a built-in tire carrier which can support up to 37-inch tires. Using OE bolt configuration, this tailgate includes cast steel hinge points and hardened steel pin to eliminate any sagging problem.
Designed for Off-Road Enthusiasts. This Tailgate with Tire Carrier is designed for off-road adventure enthusiasts in mind. It features steps with stainless steel badging for easy and safe access to the roof. It also includes integrated tie-down points. This tailgate is also designed with integrated seal that replaces factory vent. The weather seals will keep your tailgate protected against the element. The integrated bottle opener is perfect for capping the night off with a beer or two.
Top-Notch Quality Product. This Smittybilt XRC Tailgate is constructed using high-grade 14-gauge steel and finished with a protective light-textured finish. Thus, you can expect this tailgate to have superior quality and long-lasting lifespan. The cast steel hinge points and rigid overall steel construction ensures that the unit will not sag even with heavy, oversized tires attached.
Bolt-On Installation. This XRC Tailgate with Tire Carrier uses original equipment bolt configuration so there’s no cutting or drilling required for installation. The pre-drilled holes are designed to match the factory handles and latch transfer of your Jeep. With direct-fit design, installing this tailgate should be hassle-free.
Limited Lifetime Warranty. This XRC Tailgate with Tire Carrier comes with a limited lifetime warranty on structure and a 5-year manufacturer warranty on finish. Both warranties cover defects in materials and workmanship only. Warranty will be considered void for any products found to have signs of misuse, abuse, neglect, modification, improper installation, unauthorized repairs, submersion, or any other type of impact.
Application. This Smittybilt XRC Tailgate with Tire Carrier will fit 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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April 04, 2019
I know why they included bottle openers on this tailgate, you're going to need a few drinks to get over this install. Seriously, some of the design decisions they made to save a buck are just plain lazy. Some of the hardware is cheap and will strip if you aren't careful (and because they got paint on the threads). The fitment isn't great either, mine sticks out a bit on the latch side. The instructions are absolute garbage. Extreme Terrain's video does help somewhat but it's definitely missing some of the more annoying steps (looking at you gaskets on the carrier covers). I would have gone with a bumper mounted carrier if I knew how much of a pain this was going to be.Helpful (1)
March 18, 2019
Definitely heavy duty but pain to put together
Tailgate arrived damaged but didn't want to go through the trouble of returning. The 8 bolts that hold the 4 covers on the outside of Tailgate are to short to use. The weather stripping doesn't go around the entire covers because of sharp edges. Tailgate is very heavy. instructions are horrible and it takes more than 2 hours. Wiring holes are too small to accommodate the plastic plugs. The tiny bolts are a horrible design. After work arounds and ordering new bolts the tailgate overall is very sturdy and looks good.Helpful (3)
March 10, 2019
This is getting 1 star based on installation instructions alone. This should be a 2 hour job that turns into 8. The hardware, especially the 2mm M3 capscrews are horrible.(They stripped out and I had to drill them) The Extreme Terrain install video does a decent job but also leaves out some things. Rewiring is a mess. the holes cut out for the wires are not big enough for the caps to fit through (You have to remove or cut them off). There is no way to fit a CB cable wire through either. It has a nice hole in the middle of the tail gate, but the cover leaves very little space to fit the wire through. Also it seems a lot of the bolts are too short to use both the lock and regular washers. Had to go to store to buy longer bolts. There are also components in the box that are not mentioned at all. with luck you will figure it out, but you shouldn't have to.On the plus side, looks good once you get it lined up. Also have no sounds from the tailgate at all. Definitely set some time aside. things to consider (1.) There is a cover plate on the inside of the tailgate. take that off. (Need access to install hinge plates) (2.) There are 4 cover panels that bolt to the tailgate, 2 are flush on the inside and 2 are recessed. the recessed ones are the top left and right (Needed to but 2 more long screws, short wouldn't grab) (3.) The tire mount plate (has Smittybuilt logo on it) Each bolt should have a lock and regular washer plus there is a rubber gasket for each corner. (This was a pain.) 4 long screws go on the hinge side along with the 2 metal spacers. The 4 shorter screws are for the passenger side. Again, the screws don't seem long enough.Helpful (3)
March 07, 2019
Installation is miserable. Instructions are absolute trash, craftsmanship leaves plenty to be desired, its peices dont properly lining up, or fitment to jeep not being great. Be very careful with installing lugs, as they strip easily. Looks awesome, but would've gone a different route had I known then what I know now.Helpful (2)
January 21, 2019
Tell gate works excellent little hard to read the directions but well worth itHelpful (4)
November 11, 2018
Tailgate worth it
Awesome tailgate, highly recommended, looks especially great on a white jeepHelpful (8)
October 09, 2018
NICE STURDY TAILGATE
The tailgate is rugged and twice as tough as the stock. The big issue had was the instructions are complete garbage and I spent quite a bit of time doing a step then having to undo it to correct steps that were left out in the instructions. Aligning the door is a giant pain. I had it on and put to proper torque specs then installed my tire and it sagged and wouldn’t close. had to readjust multiple times and torque it even more to actually support. The instructions need a massive overhaul to make them actually make sense and line up with what you are doing. The wheel studs it comes with for the spare are garbage I was tightening it then it started to free spin. They should be pressed in by the factory before they send it out.Helpful (11)
September 27, 2018
Very well built cost was same as factory one only this one is twice as stout and looks greatHelpful (9)
Can this tailgate be painted to match Jeep?
Yes, you can paint the Smittybilt XRC Tailgate w/ Tire Carrier.
Is there a trail jack carrier made specifically for this tailgate? Or is there a suggested trail jack carrier for it?
At this time we have no suggested trail jack carrier for this tailgate.
Does anyone know about the availability to add mounts for a high lift jack, cargo carrier and/or cans?
We do not have any information on adding those items to this tailgate at this time.
Will this work with the Smittybilt XRC Slant Back Tire Mount Kit ? Does it has a mount for the Hi Lift Jack ?
This is compatible with the slant back tire mount kit. No hi lift jack mount is included.
Does this tailgate have the provisions to use the stock tire carrier? Only asking to see if it has the stock bolt holes so id still be able to use my Ace Tailgator rotopax mounts instead of tire carrier.
The Smittybilt XRC Tailgate w/ Tire Carrier will not allow reuse of the OE tire carrier.
This Tailgate will have built-in stops to prohibit the tailgate from opening too far.
The other Smittybilt items like the table can be used with this tailgate but might need to drill into the tailgate.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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