of the limited functionality of your Jeep's swing-out tailgate? Do you
yearn for the convenience and functionality of the drop-down tailgates
from back in the day? Looking to shed a few pounds while gaining a
smooth new look for your trail rig? The Poison Spyder TrailGate™
replaces your Jeep's heavy, cumbersome swing-out tailgate with a
lightweight, sleek, aluminum drop-down tailgate.
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 TrailGate™'s 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"
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™).