Down Tailgate Conversion Kit
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
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
to last with quality components from the hinges and cables to the 1/8"
thick steel 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 metal brackets are shipped unpainted and are laser cut out of 16
gauge, 1/8",3/16' steel 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.
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
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.
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 PlateThe 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 LightThe 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. JK DROP DOWN TAILGATE INSTRUCTIONS.pdf