Tired of your tailgate swinging shut? This neat device allows you to lock the tailgate into position and releases just as easy. Constructed of billet aluminum. Mounting hardware and instuctions included. Drilling is required.
Wranglers without tailgate stops are a pain if you aren't parked on level ground with no wind. I had a YJ for 23 years, and it had a stop. My TJ doesn't. I bought this and it works fine. The only complaint is the installation. It calls for some fairly large holes to be drilled in sheet metal and that can be tricky. I ended up with out of round holes and had to get a bit creative with installation. Also, where I was told/shown to drill the holes ended up hitting a brace inside the door, so all in all the installation took way too long. But it's on and it works. If you buy one, just be REAL careful putting it on.
Will this stop by tailgate from opening to far, since the factory stop arm broke off on my 2012 JK.
Asked by JM from on
Hi JM, This Rugged Ridge Tailgate Stop does a great job of preventing the tailgate from opening too far when installed, thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from on
I have a 2003 Wrangler. How exactly does this item work? Once it is attached, do you open the tailgate and tighten the knob to keep it in place? Does it work in both directions? That is, will it keep the tailgate from shutting on you or keep it from opening to far,like if you are on a slope that tilts the passenger side down? Thanks.
Asked by SandRat from Golden Valley, Arizona on
Hi SandRat, This Rugged Ridge Tailgate Stop enables you to adjust how far you do or don't want the the tailgate to come open with a turn knob. The knob will hold the tailgate open and when loosened the tailgate will close again. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G from Golden Valley, Arizona on
Will this work on my 1983 CJ7?
Asked by Mel from Bountiful, Utah on
Mel, the Rugged Ridge Tailgate Stop is designed for Wranglers that have a swing open tailgate. The CJ's all have a drop down tailgate meaning this part can't be used or adapted to work for them. Thanks a lot!
Answered by Zach O. ext 939 from Bountiful, Utah on
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