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Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

ExtremeTerrain no longer carries the Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK). Please check out 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Body Armor for an updated selection.

Features, Video & Details

  • Hood Armor and Tailgate Protector
  • Custom Styling
  • Dura-Flex 2000 TPO Construction
  • Easy, No Drill Installation
  • OEM Matte Black
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • For 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan with extremeterrain.com and this is my review of the Bushwacker Textured Hood and Tailgate Protector, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This is for those of you who wanna protect the areas that are prone to damage on your Jeep, like the leading edge of the hood that can catch a lot of stone throws and the top of your tailgate that can get damaged when you're sliding things in and out of the open back window of your Jeep. This will also change up the look of your Jeep, and it's something that's fairly inexpensive, is reversible because you're not doing any major modifications, and the installation could not be any easier. This hood and tailgate protector set is made of the same Dura-Flex 2000 TPO material that all Bushwacker flares and other plastic accessories are made out of. So you know it's gonna be really strong and it's going to resist fading in the UV sunlight, like all of the flares from Bushwacker will. These are built really well, designed to fit, and they are also designed to match all of your OE plastic on your Jeep. So your door handles, if you have factory flares or factory bumpers, these are gonna blend right in and look factory as well. As with all other Bushwacker products, this is really complete, including the alcohol prep pads that you need to clean the surface, so the installation is really easy. As I mentioned before, the installation could not get any simpler with these. They install with your 3M tape, so there is no need to drill or screw into your vehicle. So, to get started with the installation, the first step is to open your hood and keep it propped open with something like a spare two by four. That will give you all of the working area that you need to get the hood protector installed nice and easy. From there, you'll wanna use the included alcohol prep pad or a good glass cleaner to remove any debris or dirt that might be on the hood, which will give you a nice, strong bond between the 3M adhesive on your hood protector and the hood of your vehicle. Now, this 3M tape really works best above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, so you wanna be installing this in the spring or summertime or at least in the heated garage. If you put this on in the dead of winter when it's freeing outside, the adhesive isn't gonna wanna setup quite as well and the part might not stick on as well as it should. Once you have the surface clean, you can lay the hood protector up onto the hood, making sure that this leading edge hooks underneath the front of the hood. If that edge is not hooked in properly, Bushwacker does tell you that the hood won't shut properly. So it's important that that is hooked under. Now, all of the 3M adhesive has this red backing tape over top of it and all of the ends of that have been left long, which, again, makes installation really easy. All you need to do, once you have the hood protector clipped in place, is with one hand hold it firmly in place and with the other grab the long tail of the 3M covering and peel it back. There are a total of three strips that hold on the hood protector and two that hold on the tailgate protector. Once all three of the strips are pulled off of hood protector, make sure that it's pressed down firmly and evenly across the front, and you're done, and really it doesn't get any easier. The tailgate protector will install much the same way and it also has a lift on it that will clip over the top of the existing tailgate. The two parts together shouldn't take you more than 20 minutes to install even with cleaning the surface. When I first looked at the price tag on these, I thought it seemed a little bit expensive. But when you take these out of the box and you see how they are built, how they are molded, the finish that they have, the fact that they look factory and they fit really, really well all with an easy installation means that these are worth the price, at least in my opinion. They are going to do a good job of protecting those areas that are prone to damage on your Jeep and they look good doing it. So whether you're looking to add some protection against stone throws on the front of your Jeep and the top of your tailgate from sliding things in and out of your open rear window or you're just looking to change the look of your Jeep a little bit, these Bushwacker protectors will definitely get the job done. And, in my opinion, they do it at a price that's really fair for the quality of the product that you get. So that's my review of the Bushwacker Textured Hood and Tailgate Protector, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Stylish Protection. Invest in Bushwacker's Trail Armor Hood and Tailgate Protector Set to ensure your Wrangler's paint stays scratch free. These stylish protectors feature a matte black OE style finish to complement your factory exterior finishes. You'll travel in style and peace of mind knowing your tail gate edge and hood won't be at risk for scratches due to everyday use and more.

Durable Construction. Bushwacker's Trail Armor is made in the USA from their own Dura-Flex 2000 TPO for extreme protection, durability and flexibility. This material won't rust or cause unwanted damages to your Wrangler's body. Unlike other options on today's market it is 100% UV stable, ensuring the finish will maintain without chalking or fading.

Installation and Warranty. Designed as a hassle free upgrade, this trail armor set installs easily with automotive grade 3M tape for a snug and secure fit. No drilling or extra modification is required to your rig and both pieces are backed by Bushwacker with a limited lifetime warranty for full security and value.

Application. This Bushwacker Trail Armor Hood and Tailgate Protector Set is designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models including Rubicon Fitment Exception: Does not fit Mopar Power Dome Hood Found on some models such as Rubicon X and Hard Rock Edition

Fitment: Details

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What's in the Box
  • (1) Hood guard
  • (1) Tailgate sill protector
  • 3M Tape
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
  • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
  • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
  • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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      5 Top Rated Questions

      Hello there. I have a 2017 Jeep Wrangler 4 door Rubicon. On it I have a "Barricade Matte Black Grille Cover" from Extreme Terrain. My question is, can this "Bushwacker 14013 Jeep Trail Armor Hood Protector" fit along with the grille cover OR will the grille cover and the hood be too snug?? Thank you.

      • Yes, this Bushwacker Textured Hood Protector should still fit properly with your Barricade Matte Black Grille Cover due to the hood seal providing the clearance.

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      Hello there. I have a 2017 4 Door Rubicon Unlimited. I have a "Barricade Matte Black Grille Cover" on it. Can the Bushwacker Textured Hood Protector be installed or will it be too snug of a fit where the grille meets the hood?? Thank you.

      • Yes, this Bushwacker Textured Hood Protector will work with your Barricade Matte Black Grille Cover since the hood seal will provide the proper clearance.

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      Will this fit with a Power Dome Hood on 2017 75th Anniversary Ed. ?

      • The Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector does fit on Wranglers equipped with the Power Dome hood.

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      i have the 75th anniversary ed. It has a different hood. i dont know if this will fit. Your site says wont fit hardrock hood but im not sure if the 75th has hardrock hood. Please send reply.

      • Hello, you have the Mopar Power Dome Hood, and unfortunately the Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector (07-17 Wrangler JK) will not work with that hood.

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      Does this protector do a good job keeping bug splat off the windshield?

      • This item will help deflect bugs off the windshield.

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      10 More Questions
      Will this fit on a 2018 altitude with a power bulge hood (different than a power dome hood)? 1 answer
      Would this look good sprayed painted black gloss ? 1 answer
      Is the hood protector available to purchase by itself? As I don't need the tailgate piece with my hard top. 1 answer
      Is this available for the new JL models? in particular the JL Sahara? 1 answer
      Does this product deflect bugs? 1 answer
      Does this damage the paint at all if you have to remove it? I like this option over the drill install ones, but I also don't want to ruin the front of my hood if I change my mind down the road or this gets damaged in such a way as to need replacing. 1 answer
      I have ordered the Gladiator Grill - will this work with that grill? Thank you 1 answer
      A long shot, but has anyone tried to fit his on a TJ, or looked to see if the Dimensions are similar? I don't see a TJ option, and don't like the looks of what's available here for the TJ. 1 answer
      Does the tailgate protector work with the hardtop? 1 answer
      I have a Jk 2015 hard Rick edition and I am aware the bug deflector won’t work but I do want to get the tailgate protector, do you sell it separately? 1 answer

        Customer Reviews (82) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.6

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

        • Fit 4.792683 4.8
        • Appearance 4.878049 4.9
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.45122 4.5



        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          January 21, 2019

          Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector

          Simple adhesive backed tape installation. Written instructions/pictures are not the best. Tip: Ensure your fully centered before engaging the tape, no forgiveness.

          MikeS

          Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          January 12, 2019

          Looks sweet

          Looks great! Very Happy. Installed in about 10 minutes wi my Rhino color blends perfect

          RichardS

          Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          January 04, 2019

          Nealtjg

          Beyond my expectations ease of installation fit and finish appearance

          NealK

          Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          December 04, 2018

          Great

          Love it arrived quick but for sure not a one person job. Looks great and easy installation

          NathalieB

          Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          December 04, 2018

          A very nice look

          I love the look and the install is not hard, however make sure you have it exactly where you want it placed as you get one shot at it.

          Debadged Willy

          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          December 03, 2018

          Well designed quality product

          Factory look, low profile, perfect fit, quality manufacturing. Doesn't make my wrangler look goofy at all unlike every other hood protector out there. Lays flat on the hood and directs airflow up over the windshield. Barely any bugs on my window since installing. The rear protection strip is as high quality and as easy to install. Only modification I made was the backside that contacts the weather strip is a sharp edge so I used a razor blade like a scraper and knocked the edge of it down (somewhat of a bevel) so it wont cut into the strip over time. Dont hesitate to pick this up.

          BrianC

          Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 25, 2018

          Very nice addition.

          Fits perfectfully on my 2018 JK Wrangler. Looks Great!

          DannyJ

          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 09, 2018

          Looks Good

          Easy to install, so far have not noticed a road kill on my windshield or hear stones hitting my jeep

          PacificS

          Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          October 13, 2018

          WOW Bushwacker Does it again

          Great fit easy install; Looks great with some Beeffy looks but overall works like it should no wind noice and plenty of protection. Overall great job pricey but well worth it

          Tw

          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          October 09, 2018

          Great Product

          Well made, form fitting product. No worries about rocks or limb damage. Highly recommended!

          DavidL

          Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 28, 2018

          Hoodies for Homies

          This set is great. Looks awesome, blends right in with the fenders and other similar accents. Same textured, color, etc. very rugged as well. The only thing is, and I read reviews and was warned, is to take your time and set it right because once it sticks, it’s nit going anywhere. I’d recommend starting with the lip that wraps underneath the front of your hood and then going from there.

          Esh

          Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (6)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 19, 2018

          Awesome!

          This is great for protecting the front of your jeep, from bugs and highway rocks!

          KennethK

          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 07, 2018

          Bushwhacker textures hood and tailgate protector

          Looks like the Wranglers should’ve come from the dealer with it. Texture looks very much like the stock fenders and bumpers. Easy to install and looks great.

          RouelG

          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (6)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 05, 2018

          Indicate the order

          The only issue I had was not taking into consideration on what the order of pulling the tape covers after positioning hood protector now my helper pulled the wrong one as I started from the other end. just remember to indicate the order to your helper before you start

          BlackJeep

          Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          July 27, 2018

          Sturdy, perfect fit!

          Sturdy construction, color perfectly matched to stock fenders, easy to put in place with perfect fit, love it!

          HHM

          Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          June 06, 2018

          Bushwacker Excellence

          This is my second bug deflector, and it is a tremendous improvement over the cheaper model. The Bushwacker fits perfectly and looks like it was made by Jeep. The material is far better than the cheaper model, textured like the fender, a tight and solid fit to the hood. Get it on straight the first time, because it is not coming off. Lay it on the hood first to see where you want it and pull out only one sticky tape to position. I also like the tail gate protector. I never gave it a thought before, but it really makes sense. This is worth the money, for sure.

          JosephT

          Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (6)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          June 04, 2018

          Great fit and look

          I decided to spend a little extra money and went with this matte-finish hood (and tailgate) protector, and am so glad I did. It’s a perfect fit at installation and well set up with adhesive tape. Best is that it looks absolutely perfect, matching factory trim pieces. Could not possibly be happier with this purchase. The tailgate protector looks good too - though I can’t quite figure out what it’s protecting exactly...but again, perfect fit and match.

          AndrewC

          Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          May 18, 2018

          great protection

          i wasn't sure how this was going to fit or look, so much better than i'd imagined! i really like how the texture matches the fenders.

          CaroleR

          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (5)

        • 3/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          April 30, 2018

          Nice bug shield but....

          Be sure you install it correctly the first time you get no second chances if you make a mistake...once it's down you can remove it but you will ruin the tape getting it off..I got mine a little crooked on one side and nothing to do but peel it off which wasn't easy and I actually bent the bug shield trying to remove it but I got it off eventually...extreme terrain was nice enough to send me more tape...difficult part also is removing all the tape off the bug shield which was pretty much impossible but did the best I could I just hope the new tape will stick to it ok. Definitely my fault can't blame anyone else but me..we'll see what happens when I get the new tape on it and try it again....for such an expensive piece of plastic I wish there was more room for error but there isn't be sure you get it right the first time.

          AndyJ

          Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          April 30, 2018

          Busch walker hood protector

          It is a huge improvement over the previous one. Very sleek yet heavy is a highlight rather than a hood guard! Worth every penny. Beth Really took about 10 minutes to install and half of that time was taking the old one off. Only negative back guard about 1/2 in short. Not completely flush side to side

          Beth

          Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (5)

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