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96-04 Tacoma Tail Gate Reinforcement

Relentless Off-Road Fabrication

Regular price $ 259.00

Unit price per 


Please reference lead times located under the product description.

Back for a limited time! 

Due to the volume of requests we have received for this product we are bringing it back for a limited time. Ordering will be open from now until December 31st. 

Once ordering closes we will begin manufacturing the reinforcements with shipping in January/ February depending on the volume of the batch. Orders will ship first come first serve. 

At this time we are only offering bare, aluminum panels.


Shipping on these is flat rate.

West Coast: $45 with UPS Ground

East Coast: $100 with UPS Ground


Its a well known fact that the tail gate on the Tacoma is lacking some metal and bends easily under load. Simply loading an ATV, motorcycle, or garden equipment can bend the tail gate of these trucks before you even realize what is happening.

The solution? Replace the plastic tailgate cover with some real metal!

Our tail gate reinforcement plates are CNC cut and then precision formed on a CNC press brake for a factory-like fit. The end result is a more solid feeling and slightly heavier tail gate that is much stronger, and leaves the user with little worry of bending it under the most common loads.


These reinforcements will require drilling to attach to tailgate. Necessary hardware will be supplied.

*If ordering the steel reinforcement plate, please note that some type of finish is required before install to keep it from rusting. I would recommend a DIY bed liner coating. Aluminum can be left bare with some eventual oxidation, or coated in your choice of coating as well *

We also recommend some 'camper tape' adhesive foam along the back side of the lip on the reinforcement to protect the tailgate during install and use. There is approximately a 1/4" spacing from tailgate for adhesive backed foam paint protection if desired

* Aluminum can be left bare with some eventual oxidation, or coated in your choice of coating as well *

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