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 gate and Tramp Stamp™. The complete TrailGate™ kit includes the aluminum TrailGate™ panel, lower Tramp Stamp™ heavy duty hinges, locking flush-mount latches, limiting cables, brackets, weatherstrips and hardware.
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 pair of Poison Spyder Crusher Corners™! If you already have our Crusher Corners, you may cover the hinge cut-outs with the optional Tailgate Hinge Delete Covers (available soon, to be sold separately--not part of the standard kit).
The gate panel is CNC laser-cut and precision brake-formed from 3/16" aluminum plate. The Tramp Stamp™ piece is CNC laser-cut from the same 3/16" aluminum plate, featuring the Poison Spyder logo across the center. The Tramp Stamp™ and cable brackets install using nut-serts, which are provided in the complete hardware kit, along with stainless steel button head fasteners. The high quality latches are lockable (keys are included) and sit flush when closed to maintain the sleek profile of the TrailGate™
How strong is it? We won't give it a weight rating but it's proven itself to be very strong in our testing here at the Spyder Compound. It will easily hold the weight of a 260 lb big boy standing on it, and even a pair of 180 lb. little guys sitting on it side-by side, though we don't recommend jumping up and down on it.
The TrailGate™ is priced at $369.00 Spyder-Direct
, or through any of our authorized Poison Spyder dealers
. The TrailGate™ ships as bare aluminum, ready for you to paint or powder coat in the color of your choice. Like the Tramp Stamp™ but don't need the TrailGate™? A non-gate Tramp Stamp™
is available by itself.
The TrailGate is currently available for TJ/LJ. It will be available for YJ soon. Note that the photos above do not show the latch covers, which do come in the kit and cover the latch mechanisms on the inside of the gate. I'll update with photos of the latch covers in place as soon as I can.