The new Smittybilt XRC Tailgate with tire carrier uses an OE bolt configuration, cast steel hinge points and a hardened steel pin to eliminate tailgate sag forever! Manufactured from 14-gauge steel with a durable light texture finish, this product bolts on with no drilling or cutting required. The XRC Tailgate features integrated tie down points, roof access steps, a bottle opener and can be installed with Smittybilt or factory bumpers. Engineered in California.
Item came with damage to the bare metal as if it had been out of the box and attempted to be installed previously. The hardware packages were incomplete and all mixed together. The instructions were not complete and hard to follow. After 30 days on the jeep there is rust appearing all over the tailgate on rivets and any badging. The press fit studs for the spare tire were not press fit at all, the holes were drilled out too big and the studs slid in and out freely. Overall, very displeased with the product.
By Danny T
4.0MAKEE SURE YOU HAVE THE NEW INSTRUCTIONS
Make sure you have the UPDATED instructions!!! The instructions that came in the box are completely junk!! Other that the instructions seems to be a good door the hardware is little cheap. Overall decent product
4.0Smittybilt xrc door and tire carrier.
Solid, sturdy and can definitely hold bigger than 37 inch tire. The directions leave out 35% of assembly items and some small screws are cheap aluminum and need to be replaced. Took 6-8 hours with 2 people due to lack of install directions. Everything fit perfect and works perfect. I installed on 2015 JKU rubicon with 37 inch bead lock(heavy).
By Joey- Tacoma Washington
from Tacoma Washington
5.0Smittybilt XRC Tailgate
Lengthy install but with a little patience it is well worth it!
from San Jose,CA
5.0Nicer then Stock
Fits my 2014 rubicon unlimited perfect , installation is about 6hrs , I did swap out some bolts and added some washers on the pins , and I siliconed around the inside seams , fits my 35" perfect and the LED is bright , it's a tighter fit and closes smoother then stock . the bottle opener is a great touch.
For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now