OK guys we finally had a chance to install one of these on a YJ, and here's what we found. Everything fits on the YJ exactly as it does on the TJ, with one small exception. The top edge of the gate is just a little too tall. We found that we need to shave .320" from the top edge in order to get a perfect fit. We went ahead and did that on our test unit, the results shown in the photos below.
So we'll be producing a YJ-specific version of the TrailGate that will be laser-cut to the right size. We expect that should take a couple of weeks before we have a production run of them ready (We're not committing to that timeframe though so please don't hold us to it). For any YJ owners that need one sooner, you can simply use the TJ version and slice off that extra material.
Thanks to everyone who has been patiently waiting for news on the YJ compatibility of these
I forgot to add that for those running a soft top or no top on their YJ, the TJ TrailGate will fit and work fine as-is. You only need to shave the small strip of material for it to work with the YJ's hard top.
Just a heads-up if you're looking for a deal on a Poison Spyder TrailGate for TJ or YJ (requires trimming to work with YJ hard top), we put four of them in the Garage Sale section today. They have black powder coated gates with scratches/scuffs in the powder coat. Pull the trigger quick if you're interested in one because stuff on our Garage Sale page gets snapped up quick! Click Here for our Garage Sale page.
Thanks to Keith Flagler for these shots of his TrailGate. He's running it without Crusher Corners, but he did a really clean job of welding up the holes from the OE tailgate hinges and license plate mount, smoothing them out and painting everything matching color. Nice job Keith!
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