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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

    MPN# 11546.23

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        4 Top Rated Questions

        What kind of flag pole would you use for the flag mount?

        are these lights LED?

        • This is not LED.

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        I have the Barricade Trail Force HD Rear bumper and tire carrier I bought from Extreme Terrain. From reading the comments, it seems this will work on my bumper, am I right? However, it seems the CB antenna mount is not going to work as it will not allow the tire carrier to fully close, and it will require the CB tab be cut off.

        • You might be able to mount the upper part directly to the tire mount as well with some modification.

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        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 (32) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.7

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Fit 4.645161 4.6
          • Appearance 4.709677 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.612903 4.6



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 19, 2019

            JK Third Brake Light Extension

            I think the kit is solid, no issues with it. You do have to extend the wires a couple inches to allow for the rubber grommet to be reused. Works good- would buy again!

            Mrcole

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 16, 2019

            Very solid construction!

            I installed this in combination with the RR spare tire delete plate. VERY SOLID!! No shaking or vibration. I didn’t like the lower third brake light mounting options on other spare delete plates. Lots of adjustments. All hardware included.

            U55rush

            Year: 2012Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 20, 2019

            Good quality that should last

            It was missing one of the nuts for the extender bar right out of the box, luckily it still works with three and I can fix it later. The directions of course were a little cryptic. They were awefully vague for the cutting the old extender off part. I used a metal hacksaw - took about 5 min to cut and a few minutes of light sanding. Good quality and fits like a glove. Only frustration is there wasn’t enough wire to reach top position on bar. Luckily the factory was generous if you pull wire out of door - some though may not be so lucky. Took about 30 minutes.

            BlakeC

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 19, 2019

            Third light bracket

            Installing this was very straightforward and easy. Remove the tire mount and bolt on using supplied hardware. Took about 30 minutes.

            scubaralph

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 04, 2019

            Very nice

            Easy install on my 2012 JK. Was able to use the unmodified wire harness. A bonus is that the extension has additional mounting points for future use.

            RonS

            Year: 2012Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 19, 2019

            Rugged Ridge Third Brake Light Extension

            I added the Barricade Extreme duty ear bumper with tire carrier as well as 35" tires so I was in need for a new Third Brake Light Extension to replace the stock version. I chose the Rugged Ridge Third Brake Light Extension because of their reputation and also the best price. It went on flawlessly in minutes. Easy to adjust for the new larger tires. Overall a good product.

            KevinS

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            February 10, 2019

            Not too bad

            A little flexible for off roading. Concerned that it will vibrate too much

            MichaelM

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 02, 2019

            Perfect choice

            Perfect fit for my 2015 after the aftermarket bumper. Had to bend the radio antenna bracket down as the bumper would hit it while driving. Making a rattling noise. Took 30 minutes to installed. Looks great, fit perfect, would recommend it if you install a aftermarket bumper.

            RobinC

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 02, 2019

            third brake light

            Works really well, I had to bend up the tab that holds an antenna since there was not enough space and was interfering with by fuel cans. No biggie for me I have my antenna mounted off the spare tire holder. NO THIRD BRAKE LIGHT comes with this bracket, need to order separate, also needed to order the extension wiring for the third brake light.

            MikeF

            Year: 2009Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            December 24, 2018

            Michael H

            Took a little extra time to adjust it due to the OEM wiring harness limiting the height of the rig vs the height needed to clear the 35s. But fit was great and it looks factory from the rear. Just what the Jeep needed to get back legal.

            MichaelH

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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

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          • 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 (6)

          • 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

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          • 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 (7)

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