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JK Drop Down Tailgate Conversion Kit With Vent Cover

JK Drop Down Tailgate Conversion Kit With Vent Cover

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JK Drop Down Tailgate Conversion Kit, (Now Cut Entirely Out Of Aluminum!)

The only kit out there in the market that converts your factory swing out tailgate into a drop down tailgate. This robust JK drop down tailgate conversion kit is designed to easily hold over 400lbs and is accomplished by using the best aftermarket Jeep replacement hinges in the industry.  This kit is compatible with your factory hard or soft top, so you can easily keep water out and or thugs out of the back of your Jeep.

The JK tailgate conversion kit uses your existing tailgate latch mechanism so your tailgate will remain lockable and rattle free.  Installation is a snap and is 100% bolt on with the exception of 6 drilled holes 2 in the tailgate and 4 below the tailgate to mount the hinges.  The kit installs with minimal shop tools and no welding or metal fabrication is required for installation

Engineered to last with quality components from the hinges and cables to the 1/8" thick aluminum plate to distribute the load evenly and on the driver side hinge there is a 4.5"x4"x1/4" thick square backing plate to tie in both inner layers of the tailgate giving this kit incredible strength.  All brackets are shipped unpainted and are laser cut out of 16 gauge, 1/8",3/16' aluminum and formed on a press break.  Stainless steel fasteners are supplied to eliminate any potential rust, while black powder coated stainless steel hinges are provided with the JK drop down tailgate kit......not polished stainless steel as shown in the pictures above.

Your spare tire will need to be attached with an after market swing out tire carrier. This kit is compatible with either a bumper mounted tire carrier or a tub mounted tire carrier.  There are dozens of designs and manufactures to pick form depending upon your requirements and the amount you are looking to spend.

A drop down tail gate has many ideal uses, here are a few that previous customers have sent to us.

  • The ultimate off road work bench trail repair station,its always with you
  • The perfect place to set the Coleman camp cooking stove.
  • When it rains I can lift up the hard top glass and sit on a dry tailgate.
  • With two kids In diapers, it is the only flat spot on a Jeep.
  • What good is a tailgating party with out a tailgate.
  • Take the rear seat out of my JK and a 6'3" adult can easily sleep in back.
  • It is a great place to sit and watch people after I've broken my Jeep.
  • A great place to set my tool bag, and have a trail side picnic.
  • Who needs a drop down tailgate, I love getting hit in the back when parked on a hill with my swing out factory tailgate.
Optional Items:

Toggle latch
If you looking to additional support to your tailgate and or you plan on attaching additional storage bags/ recovery equipment to your JK tailgate I would recommend the optional toggle latch and two steel bracket for the upper right hand corner.

Tailgate Vent Cover Plate
The tailgate vent cover is made up two 16 gauge metal plates.  The custom designed JK grill image is bolted over top of 6061 aluminum for a unique look.  These two plates are spaced out on the bottom to allow air flow while replacing the factory air vent on your tailgate. Plates are a direct bolt on using existing holes in the tailgate.

3RD Brake Light
The 3rd brake light that can be installed to the SWAG JK vent cover with the pre-installed adhesive 3M tape, and it can be easily connected to the factory wiring.  This 3rd light features a red low intensity running light that turns on when your headlights or marker lights are on and a turns bright red when your brakes are activated.

Customer Reviews
Rating Owner
I recently purchased and installed the drop down tailgate kit on my JKU. The installation was fairly straightforward, the photos were a little lacking. I am happy with the outcome. There were several missing bolts, (the metric ones of course). I did however use Rivnuts in place of the self-taping screws resulting in a cleaner finish. I give it 4 stars due to the missing bolts, and the self-taping screws.
  Reviewed by:   from Houston, TX . on 5/25/2016
Rating Great product, bad bolt choice
I really like the tailgate idea. The install went well as far as the instructions. All the parts were present. I did not like the choice of Allen head bolts for the hinges as it forced me to spend 10 minutes on each boot because of using an Allen wrench. I had to August these bolts a few times because the tailgate sat too high for the latch. I ended up replacing the bolts with regular hex head bolts which saved me a lot of time and pain. Everything else was great. As a note i have the Tuffy security deck so I had to adapt the placement of the cable brackets. I was also not able to mount the sub woofer forward but instead minted it on the decks side cargo tray.
  Reviewed by:   from Modedto Ca. on 8/15/2015
Rating fantastic
This is a fantastic product. I was able to install it myself. I'm not sure if it was the fact that mine was a Rubicon or that it was a 2012, but what was involved in cutting plastic to fit the brackets is totally different than the directions suggest and quite challenging actually. One suggestion to purchasers: use the old swing-stop mount bolt holes on the passenger side to strengthen the mount on that side. You'll just need to widen the holes on the bracket for them to work.
  Reviewed by:   from Tucson, AZ. on 5/1/2015
Rating Should be standard
Every jeep should have one. Mine attached to my '12 JK no problem with instructions. The plastic piece is a bit of a pain (inside the jeep where the jack is). Knock it all the way out if you can. I got three sides loose and then it just flops over when I tried to free up the last. Still an amazing thing. The Plastic Subwoofer box/panel will need cut in a newer Jk. I have no carpet and all the plastic is gone from my rig. making a new box for the sub.
  Reviewed by:   from Washington. on 1/9/2014
Rating JK8 drop-down tailgate
I have what used to be a Wrangler unlimited 4 door converted with the JK8 pickup truck kit. The Swag drop-down tailgate has allowed me to make the most of the available bed length adding another foot and a quarter or so to the overall horizontal bed surface area length. Anyone with a JK8 should also install this kit to make the pickup functionality complete. Great product, highly recommended.
  Reviewed by:   from Bucks County PA. on 5/29/2013
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