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These hinges are so superior to factory hinges that it is unbeliveable.
Beautiful fit and finish. And yes, it does include the stops, like the stock hinges. My stock hinges had hex-head bolts, not the Torx head bolts others gripe about. I didn't have any trouble getting the old hinges off. I did find gray primer under the stock hinges that was slightly exposed when the new hinges were installed. I used Colorall matching paint to cover up the primer. Looks great now.
Easy on took about 20 min...They look a lot better than stock. Don't like plastic covers.
My original hinges were wore out (more about that later). When hitting even small bumps on the road I would hear a rattle. I replaced the hinges and it fixed the problem. Here's the more: The original hinges are ALUMINUM with a steel hinge pin. Light, but not good. My hinge wasn't wore, it was actually broke. The hinge pin was broke on one side of the top hinge. I drilled out my original bold heads, removed the rest, and these went in with no problems at all.
These were exactly what we have been looking for an the price was the lowest we've seen. Perfect fit and tailgate now operates like new!
This project took about 30 min. I couldn't be happier with outcome.
I've read conflicting information about the year range these hinges cover. Will they fit a 2005 Rubicon Unlimited? Thanks.
Asked by Bryant from United States on
Bryant, Kentrol shows the years 1997 to 2006 are correct.
Answered by Ken, ext4987 from United States on
Do the supplied hardware(bolts) fits right in, in the existing holes or shall I drill new ones? I have a 2005 Jeep Wrwngler Sport.
Asked by Art from PA on
Art, the Kentrol Tailgate Hinge Set use existing holes and do not require drilling. Thanks for the question!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from PA on
Other web sites say the Kentrol 50478 hinges will not fit my 2004 Jeep Wrangler, but yours site says they will fit. I like these hinges but don't want to buy unless I know they are 100% compatible with my 2004 Wrangler. Can you confirm?
Asked by Mike from on
Mike, the Kentrol Tailgate Hinge Set will fit your 04 just fine. Thanks for the question!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from on
Founded in 1980, Kentrol manufactures and distributes durable, dependable parts and accessories for Jeep enthusiasts of all sorts. Their wide and varied array of off-road accessories are manufactured with high quality stainless steel, employing either polished or black powder coated stainless with marine-grade stainless steel hardware. One Kentrol hallmark is that some products are oversized and thicker to combat the inevitable wear and elements jeepers encounter. Whether you're shopping for bumpers, side steps, skidplates or differential covers, Kentrol thoroughly inspects every product it makes for fit, finish and hardware. Shop Kentrol Now