How To Customize Your Jeep Tailgate

There’s no denying that your Jeep® model is one of the best investments you’ve ever made when it comes to buying vehicles. It’s practical, powerful, but also has an array of features to make your journeys more comfortable.

There are many things you can do to your Jeep model to improve its specification from stock. One popular way of making your Jeep model more unique is by customizing its tailgate. Did you know that “tailgating my Jeep” is one of the most searched phrases across the Web and in forums dedicated to the Jeep brand?

Believe it or not, there are dozens of different ways to improve the tailgate on your Jeep model. This page aims to give you some information on the best methods to make your Jeep’s tailgate more functional, attractive, and adaptable. Check them out:

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Tailgate tables

Having an array of flat surfaces at your disposal is incredibly useful in many ways. If you’re out fishing, camping, reading maps, or even working on a buddy’s Jeep model, tailgate tables offer practical help.

Tailgate tables will hold around forty pounds or so of weight and get constructed of thick steel so you know they won’t collapse. When you’re done using your tailgate tables, you can fold them back up. They fit snugly to your tailgate when they’re not in use, so you don’t have to worry about them taking up a lot of space.

Tailgate assist kits

When you’re out and about, do you use the tailgate on your Jeep vehicle a lot? Whatever you do outdoors, you will wish your tailgate doesn’t suddenly slam shut in a gust of wind, for example. For those of you that do a lot of loading and unloading from the back of your Jeep model, a tailgate assist kit could well be an invaluable tool at your disposal.

Tailgate assist kits act like another pair of hands and ensure your Jeep tailgate stays open until you’re ready to close it. Although it’s one of the most straightforward modifications you can make to your Jeep tailgate, it’s one of the most popular upgrades as well.

Tailgate antenna mounts

It’s no secret that many Jeep owners also use CB radios in their vehicles. For many Jeep owners, having a CB antenna mounted to the roof isn’t something they’d like to do permanently. The thing is, without an external antenna, how can those Jeep owners use their CB radios?

The good news is that it’s possible to purchase specific tailgate antenna mounts for various Jeep models. You can buy kits that enable you to mount antennas on just about any part of your tailgate. Of course, an obvious benefit is your CB antenna won’t take up any space in your trunk, nor will you have to mount it permanently on roof.

Tailgate license plate relocation kits

So far, you’ve read this page and thought to yourself, “there’s plenty of ideas for tailgating my Jeep model, but what about my license plate?”.

Yes, you can even buy license plate relocation kits for your Jeep tailgate! They are particularly useful for owners that have removed their spare wheel carriers. There’s a whole raft of relocation options and kits that cater to those particular requirements.

Tailgate racks

Are you a Jeep owner that enjoys traversing the wilderness in your 4x4? And because of that passion, do you find there's often lots of gear you need to carry on your journeys?

It comes as no surprise that many Jeep owners that go off-trail like to camp out in the wilderness for a few days. The thing is, carrying passengers and a lot of cargo can sometimes be a real struggle. Short of driving everywhere with a trailer hooked up to your Jeep model, what else can you do?

Tailgate racks add extra functional space and can safely hold around 100 pounds of weight. You can get racks that sit above your spare wheel and even brackets to hold your rack in place on the vertical bars of some Jeep models.

Tailgate flip-down conversion kits

Lastly, do you wish your tailgate was the flip-down design like on the older CJ models or on pickup trucks? If the answer’s yes, you need to invest in a tailgate flip-down conversion kit!

It’s a well-known fact that flip-down tailgates offer a variety of benefits. For instance, you can use it as a bench to sit down on, or you could use it as a table. Tailgate flip-down conversions kits can also get painted to match the color of your Jeep model or any other color of your choosing.