Poison Spyder Crusher Corners™ for the JK provide ultimate protection for the vulnerable rear corners of your Jeep JK. Crusher Corners™ are full-corner protectors, extending from the rear tailgate, around the side, over the wheel openings and all the way to the door openings. Made of rugged 1/8" steel, JK Crusher Corners™ may be used with the stock JK fender flares or with Poison Spyder's JK Rear Crusher Flares™ for the ultimate combination of rear corner armor.
IMPORTANT: This product was recently revised with two significant changes from earlier versions of Poison Spyder Crusher Corners: 1. The "Spyder" logo is no longer cut out at the front edge of the Crusher Corner. 2. The tailgate hinge cut-outs are slightly larger and not "bumped out", in order to accomodate Poison Spyder's JK Body Mounted Rear Tire Carrier without modifications.
Poison Spyder JK Crusher Corners™ are unique among aftermarket corner armor, in that they provide full coverage while conforming to the compound curves and subtle contours of the JK body lines. Competitors' full corner protectors are brake-formed from flat steel, and may require the removal of large swaths of the stock sheetmetal in order to install them. Poison Spyder Crusher Corners™ are tool-formed to match the JK body lines in a close-fitting overlay, requiring no cutting of the body except to clearance for the flush-mount LED lights (on LED-ready versions). JK Crusher Corners™ come in a complete kit with stainless steel button head hardware. Drilling is required, as is installation of threaded "nut-serts" (Poison Spyder provides the nut-serts, a simple nut-sert installation tool and detailed instructions). JK Crusher Corners™ are shipped as bare steel.
OE Taillight Compatible:
These Crusher Corners are designed to work with your Jeep JK's original OE taillight housings. The Crusher Corners are cut so that they simple fit around the perimeter of the stock taillights with no trimming needed. Due to the taillight and hinge cutouts on the passenger side, the Crusher Corner does not cover the small area at top-left corner of the passenger side corner, between the top of the taillight and the tailgate. This is not a vulnerable area that is likely to need protection from trail hazards. The stock license plate holder may be retained, leaving the license plate in its original location. However the option to remove it to a different location such as the center of the spare tire is available, as the Crusher Corner is cut out to accept Poison Spyder's JK Taillight Delete Cover (p/n ">17-04-112) in place of the stock license plate holder. There are different Crusher Corners available that are designed to accept flush-mount high-intensity LED Taillights (p/n 18-05-020), LED Taillights and Reverse Lights (p/n 18-05-021, or Blank (p/n 18-05-024).
NOTE: Installation of this product includes drilling and installing 5/16-18 "nut-serts". We provide a rudimentary "tool" in the kit for installing the nut-serts, however it can be tedious and frustrating to use. If you are going to be installing several products that require the use of nut-serts, you may find it worth the expense to purchase a Professional Nut-Sert Installation Tool and 5/16-18 Mandrel & Nosepiece for it.. Also, the drill size required for this, 17/32", can be hard to find, so we've made it available HERE for your convenience.