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XJ TailBone™

The long awaited TailBone System is finally here and Detours couldn't be happier with the final product. Much like our front BackBone System for your XJ, the TailBone again makes use of your factory rear bumper skin, maintaining factory appearance yet offering stout performance. The TailBone System offers a grease-able swing out tire carrier which locks in place using a 2,000lb lever clamp and two 3/4" thick recovery points which will accept 4.5 ton, 5/8" D-Rings for easy, confident extractions. The TailBone's mounting system is an easy bolt up to body configuration, complete with unibody inserts and total wrap around bracing which even reinforces 4 of your stock bracket mounting locations, we spent a lot of time making this right! After the mounting system is installed, simple cutting and fitting of your stock bumper skin is all thats required and better yet, this system fits on ALL years the XJ was made right up through 2001.

The TailBone System is the only system of it's kind being offered to XJ owners, the TailBones swing out carrier will handle up to a 33" tire mounted on a bead-lock rim, or up to most narrow 35" tires mounted on a standard rim or aluminum bead-lock rim. The tire carrier mount itself, can be adjusted for different offset rims, it can also be ordered 'offset', leaning your spare to match the pitch of the rear of the XJ's hatch, and no, there's no extra charge for that detail.

Be sure to check out our install page (coming soon) to see just how stout this system is along with it's easy installation! As with all of our products, the TailBone System ships prepped and primer sealed ready for your top coat paint of choice for easy maintenance and touch up.

  • Maintains your XJ's factory good looks!
  • Wide range of spare tire capacities!
  • Full 3/4" thick recovery points!
  • Stout mounting system!
  • Exclusively built by Detours!

Here's what you get.

Side view showing heavy duty latch and recovery points.

Rear view, pease note, Hidden Hitch not part of the package.

TailBone system mounted on pre '97 XJ

Order Info

XJ TailBone

$468 + S&H

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Fabrication lead times will vary between products and are estimated, some fabrications ship within days, longer lead times should be expected for larger products. Shipping is not included and international customers are responsible for duties or fee's. All payments are charged at time of order. All product is built to order and ships in primer/sealer ready to paint or coat to preference.