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Crown Automotive 55176340AG Steel Tailgate for 97-02 Jeep Wrangler TJ

Quadratec Part #: 12504.0043
Crown Automotive Part #: 55176340AG

The Crown Automotive Steel Tailgate is a replacement for the factory original tailgate used in early TJ Wranglers up to 2002. If you are replacing the tailgate on a Wrangler 97-02 then you can swap all of your parts over and be back on the road once the paint has dried. The Crown tailgate has holes punched for vehicle wiring, hinges and handle and latch hardware, all available separately. This tailgate can reuse the factory tire carrier or after market heavy duty tire carriers that mount like factory carriers.


Primer Coat: Black primer coat applied at the factory to protect from corrosion during storage and shipment, minor finishing work will be required prior to painting.

Factory Parts: Accepts factory tailgate parts and hardware from 1997-2002. Minor changes in 2003 allow the tailgate to fit the body, but not the parts.

Punched and Drilled: Holes for latches, hinges and tire carriers have been punched and weld nuts have been installed to accept OE hardware

Installation Notes
Installation Difficulty:
Level 3Advanced
Installation Time: 1-3 hours
Parts Included

1 Tailgate

12 Month/12,000 Mile Limited Warranty.
  • Features: Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Shipping Weight: 19.55lb
  • Shipping Dimensions: 39in x 20in x 6in (L x W x H)
  • Jeep Wrangler (TJ)

  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 2001 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
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