The only kit out there in the market that converts your factory swing out tailgate into a drop down tailgate. This robust drop down tailgate conversion kit is designed to easily hold over 400 lbs. This kit is compatible with your factory hard or soft top, so you can easily keep water and thugs out of the back of your Jeep.
The tailgate conversion kit uses your existing tailgate latch mechanism so your tailgate will remain lockable and rattle free. The kit installs with minimal shop tools and no welding is required for installation
The SWAG drop down LJ-TJ-YJ tailgate is CNC laser cut from 3/16" 6061-T6 aluminum plate that provides superior corrosion protection and reduces the total overall weight. Each drop down tailgate kit comes standard with stainless steel fasteners for sleek appearance. We used the very best hinges in the industry.
This kit will work with any aftermarket 3/16" corner armor. This product is shipped in bare raw aluminum and will need to be powder coated, painted and or left raw aluminum. A solid aluminum bottom panel will be supplied with every drop down tailgate kit sold.
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
NOTE: This kit does not include a complete tailgate.
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 and I can easily sleep in the 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.
They forgot to include one nut in the packaging so that was annoying. Other than that its a great kit. Install took about 4 hours not 2. Very happy with the kit. Feels very sturdy. Me and my friend sat on it together and it feels strong. We weigh 170 pounds each.
The kit was great, good quality materials, definitely worth the $$$'s. One installation tip, when drilling through the back of the tailgate to mount the top of the driver's side hinge, enlarging the hole to 1/2" was not enough to fit the deep socket (that I have anyway). I had to enlarge it with a dremel. Maybe if you have a thin-wall socket it would work.
Came in very quick and also very responsive when emailed.
Good product, received on time. Called customer support with quick question and received immediate, friendly response. Highly recommend.
Despite the glitchy instructions... I'm still giving this 5 stars because it is well engineered, fits perfectly, and the hardware is of high quality. Obviously it won't work unless you have an aftermarket swing gate for you tire that allows clearance for this drop conversion. This is a huge improvement over the OE gate in my opinion. I've been using it for about 3 weeks now and all of the chirping and rattling associated with the old swing tail are GONE. Nice and peaceful back there. I used self-etching primer and rattle can bedliner to coat the bare hardware. I also added a padded BedRug liner to the inside of my tailgate for more comfort when sitting on it. It took me the better part of an afternoon to install (wonky instructions) but well worth it. I'm happier than a flea at a dog show! Do it.