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smittybuilt G.E.A.R. tailgate cover ???

does anyone have any experience with one of these? i didn't see an option to fit the JK but im looking for something like this that uses the MOLLE system that will fit the inside of the tailgate, or mounts somewhere in the rear of the unlimited
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does anyone have any experience with one of these? i didn't see an option to fit the JK but im looking for something like this that uses the MOLLE system that will fit the inside of the tailgate, or mounts somewhere in the rear of the unlimited
Look a little harder, I know quadratec has'em. They make one specific to the JK. And I will be ordering one of these real soon along with the seat covers, I like the MOLLE system and love the looks of these covers.

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Yes, I have it and it works great! Adds a nice touch to the tailgate, too. Just don't add too much weight to the bag, as one of mine has the stitching coming out of one of the straps. Had a pair of jumper cables in it for a month or so.

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I have one and love it! Amazon.com, purchased with free shipping for $46.

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Yup, I have it on my ride.

Yup, I like it.

I have my air hose stuff (for the compressor) in the large bag along with the air gauge, deflators etc...

Small bag I have sun screen/insect repellent etc...

Another small bag is my First Aid kit.........


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How does it attach to the tailgate?
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i like mine but i wouldn't get black again if i had to do it again because it fades to purple. but other than that i like it. if you stuff the larger bag full it wont sag too much, i keep a hoodie rooled up in the bottom of it to help keep it stuffed. you can also add other stuff to the outside of the bags including more bags.
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How does it attach to the tailgate?
you drill holes and use screws.


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you drill holes and use screws.
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Most vendor sites have the TJ one pictured for the JK version so just make sure you order the correct model number. The JK versions are #56623XX where XX distinguishes the color. The TJ ones are #56622XX.

I got mine off Amazon because I won a gift card at work which more than covered it. Plus I couldn't really find it cheaper anywhere else.

After reading all the complaints about the self taping screws on this and other forums, I threw them into the spare parts bin and attached it with aluminum pop rivets and scotch heavy-duty indoor/outdoor double stick tape.
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I have an MPAC Rack by Springtail Solutions and I love it.
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Most vendor sites have the TJ one pictured for the JK version so just make sure you order the correct model number. The JK versions are #56623XX where XX distinguishes the color. The TJ ones are #56622XX.

I got mine off Amazon because I won a gift card at work which more than covered it. Plus I couldn't really find it cheaper anywhere else.

After reading all the complaints about the self taping screws on this and other forums, I threw them into the spare parts bin and attached it with aluminum pop rivets and scotch heavy-duty indoor/outdoor double stick tape.
So far I haven't had any issues with the self-tappers, but I did add some extra security by using some 3M Snap-Lok strips along the top. Works like a charm!

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i have had the smitty bilt g.e.a.r. on the tailgate for over a year now. simple set up. drill some screws in the tail gate and you're done. i have just small stuff in mine right now. a folding shovel, a couple ponchos for when i get caught in the rain, some duct tape, velcro, first aid kit, and i'm sure a few other things. i'd definately recomend it.

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I was thinking about getting one of these tailgate bags, but then I remembered I had a motorcycle tank bag that uses heavy magnets to mount to the tank. I sold the bike a few years ago so I stuck the bag onto the tailgate and it works great and is solid. If I was going to spend more money on additional storage, I would look into a really big tank bag with magnets....

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