These hinges are the perfect solution to the TJ tailgate hinge issue (corrosion causing tailgate to be hard to open and close) These hinges cover the entire unpainted surface of the body and have an original equipment look (except they are black) Excellent product.
The quality of the product and powder coating was truly impressive
By Brian G
5.0Tailgate Hinge Set by Kentrol
once old bolts were removed, simple to install and look great. work tailgate smoothly.
By northwoods jeeper
from Houlton, Maine
This was my solution to putting a 33" spare on the back without ripping my tailgate off. I originally wanted a new bumper with tire carrier to solve the oversized tire issue. I looked through every thread online about an alternative solution and not once did I see this as a suggestion. I bought a Heavy Duty Rugged Ridge tire carrier and these Kentrol stainless hinges for a fraction of the cost of any carrier. I'm pretty handy and always look forward to working on my jeep, but a new bumper and tire carrier just seemed like something else I have to paint every year. If yours isn't rusty than you just got it. The hinges and spare mount are an excellent combination which provide the same results as a bumper/tire carrier.
By Ohio Jeep
from Columbus, Ohio
3.0Tailgate hinge replacement
The bolt holes were not counter-sunk thereby not allowing use of the original mounting bolts. The replacement bolts were a rounded head design not matching the original flat head bolts. Also they were a softer metal that stripped out when tightening.
from Crawfordsville, Indiana
Great product to replace worn out/broken Jeep TJ tailgate hinges. I can actually open my rear door without any binding or dropping due to the frozen and broken hinges on it. Plus they look awesome with the black powder coat on them.
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