(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rigid Industries 20 inch E Series Hood Mount Bracket, fitting your 2007 and up JK. Today we're going to talk through the installation of this bracket, which is a very simple one out of three wrench install. This is going to go under the existing bolts that are already holding your hood to your hood hinges. So, no drilling or major modification necessary, but we will talk more through the installation in just a second. This is of course for those of you looking to mount a 20 inch E Series Rigid Industries Light Bar on the hood of your Jeep, without the need to drill or do any major modifications. This bracket is going to make that installation very, very simple and something that will bolt directly onto your Jeep. Now a 20 inch light bar, in my opinion, is a pretty good size. A 50 inch is a lot of light and most of us don't really need that, and I think if we're being honest with ourselves, a lot of people install the 50 inch because they like the aesthetics even more than the functionality. A 20 inch is going to be a little bit more functional, not quite as much light but still, more than enough for what most of us need it for. And there are only a couple of locations that really fit a 20 inch light bar really well. There's a grill mount, which is something that I really like, and then of course on the hood. But again, if you're looking for something that's going to be a very easy install I think this is going to be a very nice option. And Rigid Industries makes a premium product. We all know that their lights are very, very high quality and they also carry a premium price tag. However, this bracket is only $5 more than something very similar from a brand like Rugged Ridge. So, I think this is also going to be a really good deal. This bracket is made of stainless steel that's covered in a textured powder coat finish. So, if you were to ever get any sort of chip on it, it wouldn't rust like mild steel would. This is going to hold up really well, it's going to look good. Adding a light to your Jeep as we said before, can be an aesthetic mod and give you that tough off-road look just as much as it can be functional, so having a light on the hood is going to give you guys that off-road look that you're after if you're in this for the form over the function. Again, this is a very simple installation. Definitely, a one out of three wrenches and this should take you less than an hour to get installed. All you have to do is remove two bolts from your hood hinge on one side, put your bracket down, replace those bolts, repeat on the other side and you're finished. Now anytime you're removing those bolts that have been painted over, it would be a good idea to go ahead and use a razor knife to go around the bolt, to make sure that you're not going to flake any of the other paint on the hinge. But other than that, not a big risk of doing any sort of damage, and this is certainly not one of those mods that is permanent. If you ever wanted to remove this, you can certainly do so. After you have the bracket installed, just go ahead and install your light. Get it wired up and you're finished. This bracket's gonna come in at right around $80, and like I said before, there are other brands out there. Rugged Ridge for instance, that makes a bracket for 20 inch light bar on your hood that's only $5 less. So, what that means is you're getting a stainless bracket with quality powder coat, everything is going to be laser cut, fit, and look good and you're getting something from Rigid Industries that's designed to work specifically with their 20 inch E Series light, for only $5 more than you would have to pay for a Rugged Ridge mount. So, I do think that this is a pretty good deal. If you're looking to mount a 20 inch on your hood, I would definitely recommend going with these. I think they're fairly priced. So, if you're looking to mount a 20 inch E Series Rigid light on your hood, I think going with a set of brackets like this is a great idea because you're gonna make that install completely bolt on without having to do any major modification to your hood and I think they're priced fairly. So, that's my review of the Rigid Industries 20 inch E Series Hood Mount Bracket, fitting your 2007 and up JK, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Rugged Mount. Give your rig aggressive appeal that's ready for an intense lighting upgrade with the Rigid Industries 20 Inch E Series Hood Mount Bracket. Specifically designed for your JK or JKU, this bracket uses factory hood hinges for an easy mount that doesn't require drilling. It puts your 20 inch E-Series bar front and center for the best lighting angle available.
Rugged Construction. This light bar bracket is made in the USA from durable stainless steel for superior strength and longevity. Completed in a black powder coat finish, this mount is made to last the long haul by providing excellent corrosion and wear resistance.
Installation and Warranty. Each kit includes all the necessary hardware for a painless installation process that doesn't require drilling or modification to your Wrangler's hood. Rigid Industries backs this kit with a lifetime limited warranty to ensure quality craftsmanship for unwavering performance.
Application. The Rigid Industries 20 Inch E Series Hood Mount Bracket is specifically designed for use on all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models including Rubicons.
Please note: On 2013 and up Jeep Wrangler models, including equipped with the Mopar Power Dome Hood, this bracket will cut off a portion of the washer spray pattern.
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
This should work with any 20" light bar right? Not just the Rigid E series? I'm specifically looking to put a Baja Designs 20" S8 bar on this mount.
The Rigid Industries 20 in. E Series Hood Mounting Brackets is intended specifically for the 20 Inch E Series Light. Every light bar can vary in size of the housing so other light bars may work, but not guaranteed.
Does this bracket position cause any interference with the windshield washer fluid stream?
The Rigid Industries 20 in. E Series Hood Mounting Brackets will not cause any issues with the washer spray pattern.
(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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