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Rugged Ridge Third Brake Light Extension (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Video Review & Installation

      This Rugged Ridge Third Brake Light Extension is for those of you that have a 2007 and up JK and are looking to be able to run a brake light extension that puts the third brake light up over top of a larger spare tire. You do need to have a third brake light that is visible in most areas to be legal and also to be safe. And while there are quite a few different options for running a third brake light with a large spare tire, this is one that's going to be less expensive than some of the other versions out there and is also going to be a pretty easy install.There is going to be a little bit of cutting and trimming of your factory spare tire mount in order to get this installed if you are still running that factory mount. However, if you have an aftermarket mount, if you have a bumper-mounted spare tire mount, you're not gonna have to do any trimming or cutting. This is going to bolt directly into place, again making it a very easy installation. This is also going to be adjustable like a lot of the other ones on the market, so you can keep it right at the top of that tire, it's not sticking way up over the top, which can look a little bit goofy, or too short to be seen. Now this is also going to be less expensive than some of the other third brake light options on the market. Some of the other extensions will come with the light itself, which of course is going to be more expensive, or with some other features made out of some other materials that can drive the cost up a little bit. But if you're looking for an effective and fairly priced option, this is going to be a really good choice. This third brake light extension is made out of steel and it's covered in a textured black powder coat finish which will match a lot of your other off-road accessories and also the factory black plastic trim that's on your JK right out of the factory. Like I said before, this is designed to mount right on your tailgate using those existing spare tire mounting locations, so there's no drilling necessary to get this installed, and you won't even have to do any wiring or any cutting of your third brake light, which is required with some of the other options out there. Another nice feature of this is that you are going to get a CB antenna or flag mount built right into this third brake light extension, so you're just getting that much more utility with this setup. This is fully adjustable, like I said before, at one-inch increments so you can put it exactly how high you need it for your spare tire. As far as the installation goes, I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches. It shouldn't take you more than an hour to get this installed, and there's no cutting or trimming to do unless you are using that factory spare tire mount. If you are using the factory spare tire mount, the first step is of course going to be removing that factory spare tire and removing the spare tire mount and doing that trimming. Once you have that step completed, you can go ahead and bolt your new extended bracket onto the tailgate, remove your third brake light from its factory mount and bolt it into your new extended mount. And go ahead and reinstall that factory spare tire mount if you are using it. Of course, if you're not using it, at that step you're gonna be completely finished with this install. Again, no drilling necessary or any major cutting or trimming unless you're using that factory spare tire mount, so this install is very easy and anyone can do it in their driveway. This extended third brake light mount is gonna run you right around $70. And as I mentioned before, that is going to be a little bit less expensive than some of the other options out there that actually include a light. Now the nice thing about this one is that you don't have to hack up that factory third brake light. You are going to be able to reuse it in its factory form if you choose to. You're really just remounting it in here. The downside to not having a third brake light bracket that comes with a light is you're not going to have any of the benefits of a more modern light, something that might be LED. So there are definitely going to be trade-offs. If you're looking for something that's going to be easy to install, less expensive than some of the others, and keep that factory look, I think this is going to be a really nice option at a really fair price. So if you're looking to extend that third brake light up over a large spare tire, I definitely recommend taking a look at this third brake light extension bracket by Rugged Ridge that you can find right here at

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      • Third Brake Light Extension
      • Steel
      • Textured Black, Powder Coated Finish
      • Integrated Off-Road Antenna Mount or Send Flag Mount
      • Fully Adjustable in 1 Inch' Increments
      • 5 Year Limited Warranty
      • Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK Models


      Specs. Rugged Ridge's third brake light extension is made of durable steel and features a textured powder coat finish to give it a off-road ready look.

      Construction. This extension is completely adjustable in 1 inch increments and moves your third brake light up from 33 inches to 42 inches. An antenna mount is also integrated into the design. Increase your Jeep's visibility to other drivers by getting your third brake light out from behind the spare tire. This extension is designed to be used either with or without the factory spare tire mount.

      Application. Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK models.


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