The drop-down TrailGate restores classic tailgating functionality to your Jeep. Use it as a convenient seat at outdoor events, or as a lunch prep table for those stops along the trail. It even works great as a temporary work bench for performing those on-site trail repairs. The TrailGates smooth exterior surface gives the back of your Jeep a smooth, clean appearance, which looks great by itself and even better when used in conjunction with a set of Poison Spyder Crusher Corners.
The gate panel is CNC laser-cut and precision brake-formed from 3/16 inch aluminum plate. The complete TrailGate kit includes CNC machined billet aluminum heavy duty hinges, locking flush-mount latches, limiting cables, brackets, weatherstrips and hardware. The high quality latches are lockable (keys are included) and sit flush when closed to maintain the sleek profile of the TrailGate
IMPORTANT: The TrailGate does not include provisions for mounting your license plate. In some cases, your license plate may be mounted to your spare tire, if you are running a non-tailgate mounted spare tire carrier. But you can mount the license plate to the TrailGate, by drilling a couple of holes and routing the license plate light wiring (not included but we recommend our LED License Plate & Third Brake Light, sold separately). Another important factor to consider is that the TrailGate eliminates the cabin vent that was located in the stock tailgate. This is inconsequential for topless Jeeps, but if running a full top, it will be necessary to vent the cabin somehow for proper interior climate control. There are a number of DIY solutions to this, including drilling several small vent holes behind the license plate (if it is mounted directly to the TrailGate).