Tired 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 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).