Inside of tailgate, what are the slits for? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-19-2010, 08:45 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8
Inside of tailgate, what are the slits for?

Hi,
I wonder what the horizontal slits on the inside of the tailgate are for?
Haven't got pictures to show you but I mean the large slits that are in a square formation, 8 on the left, 8 on the right and 2 in the middle.
They look like vents or something, but what are they for?

The reason why I'm asking is because I need to cover them up because they are creating a distorted noise when air/sound from my subwoofers in the trunk are going through them.

I hope they're not important

blizzy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-19-2010, 09:01 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
InfernoGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Newburgh IN
Posts: 11,419
They are vents. They let air escape if you have a hard top, so the doors will close. If you run a soft top, it won't matter. If you have a hard top and cover them, then closing the doors will be difficult with the windows rolled up.

__________________

Dirty Mudder column covers|

'01 Wrangler Sport, Sienna Pearl Mine
'07 Rubicon 2D, Flame Red His
'11 Wrangler Sport 4D, Black Ours...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kate View Post
Not every girl, is a Jeep girl. We're a special breed.
InfernoGirl is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2010, 02:15 PM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8
Hey!
Thanks for the quick answer.
Well thats pretty clever. I've got the softtop on so I guess it won't matter, which is good news since I already covered them up.
blizzy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2010, 02:54 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bixby, Oklahoma
Posts: 439
They started the vents in the tailgate in 2003 I believe. That's when they stopped putting the vents in the rear corners of the hard tops. I'm double vented because I have an 02 hard top and an 03 tailgate.
__________________
At some point during jeep ownership, you will BUST A NUT!!!
T-BONE N BIXBY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottom tailgate latch and tailgate lock questions Jeep of Spades General Jeep Discussion 0 06-13-2010 10:47 AM
Wow...tender tailgate! mowbizz JK General Discussion Forum 4 05-26-2010 02:18 AM
Tailgate Rattling dylan Tires & Wheels 8 04-07-2010 05:53 AM
Stripped Bolt on Tailgate Moojamboo YJ Tech Forum 11 11-20-2009 06:20 PM
How to Put Top Inside? Hitchhiker TJ Tech Forum 25 09-07-2008 04:14 PM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:18 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC