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

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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

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    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 extremeterrain.com.

    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.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

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    1 Top Rated Question

    Will this work with the Teraflex HD tire carrier?

    • The Rugged Ridge Third Brake Light Extension will work with most aftermarket tire carriers, but we have not confirmed fitment with Teraflex at this time.

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    Customer Reviews (22) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Fit 4.590909 4.6
    • Appearance 4.681818 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.636364 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 20, 2018

      Great Extension Kit

      If you're like me and you're looking for an upgraded tire rack for an oversized spare, this is the perfect 3rd break light extension kit! Goes on easy, no extra wiring, and fits with an upgraded tire carrier as well, plus the light is adjustable depending on the size of the tire. Plus the spare tire hides most of the upgrade so its completely unnoticeable. A good quick brake light extension, fast to install.

      Cody

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 11, 2018

      Works great!

      Took about 45 min to install. Everything fit like it was supposed to!

      WadeH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 04, 2018

      Good Quality

      Requires some cutting and use of the existing light, but overall was a simple install and worked perfectly for my 35" spare.

      AlanR

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 29, 2018

      Jfm

      Easy to install factory wiring was just long enough some modifications to factory mount

      Johnm

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 25, 2018

      Good Fit

      The wiring going to the light is just long enough. its a good fit all the way around

      CharlesE

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 24, 2018

      Very effective!

      It was a very simple install. I like it because it gives me back the third brake light without having to buy another actual light just the bracket for it. Very good.

      AlexanderL

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 14, 2018

      Worked great

      Product worked as discribed ! Easy to install, only little complaint would be the screws should be black

      AndyG

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 11, 2018

      Gets the job done

      Easy to install with two things to look out for. One, the wiring is too short and won’t extend to the new position. Two, you don’t need to cut the old brake light extension but should if you want it to look better and fit better. 35 inch tires will cover the old light bracket if you decide not to cut.

      HappyValley

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 27, 2017

      Excellent Fit

      The third light extension bolted right in where the original spare used to be. In my JKU the spare was already removed to give room for my DV8 Off Road tire carrier, so it was a quick and easy job.

      RobertR

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 24, 2017

      Ok unit

      If using an aftermarket bumper with tire carrier the CB antenna mount will have to be bent out of the way or cut off.

      StephenHumbard

      Year: 2009Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 17, 2017

      Great love it!!

      Looks great, love the way it looks. and does its job

      KelliC

      Year: 2007Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 05, 2017

      Good product,easy to install

      Easy install,good product but could do without the cb antenna bracket location.

      Joe

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 09, 2017

      Third light

      This is a nice piece of steel, should be rugged enough to hold that little light. Fit was good and the antenna mount is a plus. Some of the things I didn't care for was the textured paint is quite rough so I cut a piece of 1/16 th rubber for a gasket to go between the door and the light mount to keep dirt and grit from getting in and causing a rust problem, also I used black headed screws to hold the light on, I didn't like looking at those little zinc screw heads in the rear view mirror, all in all nice bracket.

      TimL

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 22, 2017

      Easy to install

      The extension was easy to install. Just remove the tire carrier, cut off the old extension, touch up with black spray paint and attach the new extension to the rear door along with the tire carrier. You will have to extend the light wires to reach the new light. Takes about 2 hours.

      Kyle

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 21, 2017

      not too shabby

      This was a great choice when it came to upgrading my bumper to a new one with a tire carrier. My only gripe was that I had to cut off the cb antenna mount so the tire carrier would close properly.

      KevinH

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 07, 2017

      Brake light extension kit

      Fast shipping. Easy installation. Nice and heavy duty. Would recommend

      RobertE

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 08, 2016

      Third brake light extender

      Great product easy to install made life easy with larger size tires

      Wrangler

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 14, 2016

      Omix-ADA Third Brake Light Extension

      Great item fixes the problem of the required CHML on the wrangler with mods to the vehicle, easy bolt on/plug and play item !!

      chryslerwinona

      Year: 2016Submodel: WranglerWinona, MN, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 05, 2016

      Good product

      Works great. Only problem I had was the tab for the cb antenna was n the was and hit the tire carrier. Just cut it off and worked fine.

      B726

      Year: 2011Greenup, IL, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 31, 2015

      Omix-ADA Third Brake Light Extension

      This was installed on my 2015 Wrangler JK. Overall everything went we'll accept for I had to cut off the tab that holds a CB antenna.

      Jim

      Year: 2015Binghamton, NY, USA

      Helpful (2)

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