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Rugged Ridge Perforated Grille Insert in Black (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Black Grille Insert
    • Perforated Metal Construction
    • Superior Styling
    • Black Powder Coat Finish
    • Corrosion Resistant Hardware Included
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge Perforated Grille Insert, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This is available in the black that you see here, but also in satin and a silver finish. This is for those of you who want to change up the look of the front of your Jeep just a little bit, while still retaining that factory center fog grille. This perforated insert will add some protection to your radiator and your air conditioning components, and it's a really solid and well-built piece that's appropriately pressed. This insert is a one-piece molded design that fits really well into the factory grill. It's available in one of three different finishes, either the black that you see here, a satin, or a silver finish. So no matter what look you're going for on your Jeep, you have an option that'll fit really well. This includes all of the mounting hardware and the brackets that are necessary to get it installed in the Jeep, and that's something that I really like about this grille insert over other ones of a similar style. A lot of these mesh inserts will mount with different L-brackets that are either riveted or bolted to the four corners of the insert. This uses these really heavy duty brackets that mount on the inside of the grille and hold the mesh up against the grille. You will have to do a little bit of drilling with this insert, as well as a lot of the other ones on the market. But because of the way that these brackets are designed, you're going to get a really solid installation. Speaking of installation, getting this installed on the Jeep is a really easy process. The first step is to remove your grille by removing the six plastic clips along the top of the grille and then just giving the grilled a little bit of a pull to get it off the vehicle. From there, you'll lay your new insert on the inside of the grill and line up the brackets. You'll have to mark and drill four small holes on the inside of the grille. But don't worry. If you ever do get rid of your grille insert, those holes won't be visible from the outside. Once you drill the holes, you'll use the included hardware to install the new brackets, which will hold your grille insert in place. After that, it's as easy as reinstalling the grille, and you're done. The whole process shouldn't take you more than an hour, and you'll need a drill, some drill bits, and some traditional hand tools, including a trim tool to remove those plastic clips on the grille. As far as the price and value of these grille inserts, I think you do get a good bit of value for the cost. The black is a little bit more affordable than those other finishes. But even the more expensive finishes I would rather spend a little bit more money on and get something that mounts solidly with this mounting hardware and is really well-built and looks good over some of the less expensive mesh inserts on the market that aren't as well-built and don't mount as solidly. So whether you're looking to add some protection to your radiator and your air conditioning components on the front of the Jeep or you want to change up the look of your grille, but you're looking for something a little bit more subtle than those larger grille inserts that snap in from the front, this is a really well-built, and in my opinion, accurately-priced part that installs really solidly and will definitely get the job done. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Perforated Grille Insert, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com

    Superior Styling. Hit the road in style with the Rugged Ridge Perforated grille Insert in Black. This grille insert features unique construction, unlike meshes it features perforations in a single piece of durable metal for a clean look and superior styling. It is completed in a handsome black finish to accent your factory as well as aftermarket trims.

    Rugged Construction. This Wrangler grille insert features a durable metal construction and is finished in a tough black powder coat, making it easy to clean with out worry of wear or rust. Corrosion resistant hardware is included to make the insert installation quick and painless. Rugged Ridge provides a 5 year limited warranty on this Jeep grille insert for extreme value and reliability.

    Application. The Rugged Ridge Perforated grille Insert in Black is designed for use in 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler models. This insert may not work in conjunction with the factory grille inserts found on some special edition models.

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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Grill insert
    • Hardware
    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

    Will not fit the following models: • Sahara (2016+ only) • Sahara X • Rubicon X • Polar Edition • Dragon Edition • Altitude Edition (2015+ only) • Back Country Edition • 75th Anniversary Edition

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    28 Questions / 6 Answers

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    Is there a version of this grill, or do you make any other grill, that fits a 2016 Sahara?

    JoeD

    • Unfortunately, we do not currently carry any perforated grille inserts that fit the 2016+ Sahara Wranglers.

      TerriB

    Helpful (3)

    Is it normal for the top bracket screws to cause slight buldge in grill plastic at top when reinstalling grill? Lock nut should be visible but screw head seems to lift top edge of grill behind rubber seal.

    Brianl

    • Yes, it is normal for a slight bulge to happen under the plastic from the head of the screw being above the factory grille surface.

      TerriB

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    Will this fit on a 2016 black bear edition?

    bzar

    • Hello, yes, you can use this insert on a 2016 black bear edition.

      XTNunoP

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    Can you spray paint it ?

    FeliciaG

    • Yes, you can spray paint this Rugged Ridge Perforated Grille Insert. However it my void the 5-year warranty with Rugged Ridge.

      XTBill

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    Will this fit a 2017 Willy’s Wheeler model?

    Groomdogger

    • No, the Rugged Ridge Perforated Grille Insert is not compatible with the special edition front grille found on your Willy's edition.

      XTHelenW

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    Are additional bars available?

    Philip

    • The Rugged Ridge Perforated Grille Insert is one solid piece, and is not available as individual sections.

      Rob D

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Fit 4.289855 4.3
    • Appearance 4.847826 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.623188 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 20, 2018

      Great Grille Insert

      Love the grille insert. Was super easy to install. Very happy with the purchase.

      rodillow

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 20, 2018

      Should be standard on all wranglers

      Looks great, easy install. Will definitely help protect the radiator and condenser..

      DavidG

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 15, 2018

      Good product

      Another great product by rugged ridge, took me a couple tries to get it to fit tight. All in all I like it.

      LarryS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 10, 2018

      nice looking

      great job off stopping rocks and bug from radiator

      BrianK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 07, 2018

      Perfect

      Easy to install and looks awesome. No vibrations or issues and protects the radiator perfectly.

      GlennM

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 31, 2018

      2018 wrangler jk rugged ridge grille

      The grille was easy to install and all you need is a power drill for the 4 holes and a wrench to tighten things down. The grille isn’t supported in the center area but it’s not a huge deal. You can add a little silicone there if you want to keep it in place and stop minor vibrating. I can’t hear any rattles driving on the freeway so it’s all good. All in all it looks sweet and people compliment it.

      Saspncr

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 15, 2018

      Great product!

      This grill looks great and and good quality in my opinion. The material is a thick enough metal that I'm not concerned about tearing or easy denting. The installation was easy and took me less than 10 minutes. My only complaint is the retention bar that holds the insert in place pushes up the factory front panel up an additional 1/4 inch. Not a huge deal but it did cause me to have to flex the factory front in order to re insert the factory clips.

      MarkShu

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 13, 2018

      Looks nice

      Reason for grille insert is to protect radiator and AC . Should do the job. Could fit a little tighter.

      WilliamS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 10, 2018

      Grill insert

      It fits nice and easy to install just wish it would have come with 3 support brackets

      RobertL

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      December 26, 2017

      Insert will not fit

      I'm surprised at the reviews here. This will not fit a JK in any way, shape or form. The grill top and mounting surface must fit flush together. Once you mount the attachment bars, you have a 1/4 inch section of bar and screw head that must fit between those necessary flush mounting surfaces. No way, unless you want to bend and warp your grip top. Very poor design. Whoever designed this has never been around a Jeep Wrangler JK.

      TomK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 11, 2017

      Looks good

      It came bent from shipping but I was easily able to get it back into shape. Mounting was quick and the left and right sides of the grill are very secure from the supplied braces but the center was not. I got some zip tie bases and secured the center to pull it forward into the grille slots. Looks good and it’s pretty easy to clean bugs/mud off the grille insert. I’ve only had it installed for a month so I can’t comment on longevity of the finish. 5/5 looks 4/5 install 3/5 shipping/inadequate packaging

      Michael

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      December 01, 2017

      Modification Required

      One reviewer noted that it did not fit correctly in his '17. I can confirm that. (I emailed RR about fitment issues and they said "we are not aware of any..."). The insert sits on tabs that act like a shelf. This pushes the insert up and out of position by 5/8". The reviewer mentioned above said he cut those tabs off. I opted to cut notches in the insert rather that cut my jeep. My insert came with a 1"x2" notch on one side (top or bottom-depending on how you mount it). When the insert sits on the 7 tabs below the openings, this notch was pushed up and exposed a hole in the grill opening. After I notched the insert for the other tabs (1/2" or so is all you need), allowing the insert to fit correctly, this hole wasn't an issue. I didn't like the gap that the top of the brackets created when remounting the grill. With the brackets mounted as instructed, they create a space. The grill normally mounts flush. With multiple trial fitments due to RR not accounting for the tabs, dremeling the notches, painting the exposed metal, waiting for paint to dry ..... Time to install was a full day.

      TimW

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 30, 2017

      Great mesh product better than most

      this is a nicely made product the powder coat is thick and clean it has a perfect factory fit wont blow into radiator in car wash as others sometimes do it is very fair priced as are all things from extreme I have now bought 3 for all of my jeeps

      RONE

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 22, 2017

      Awesome

      Very easy to install. It helps if you don't have day fingers. Looks great.

      GregoryL

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 17, 2017

      2017 Rubicon

      Very nice grill insert but some issues...when being re-installed the the steel brackets and bolt/nut extend and will bulge the plastic shrout upon re-install. I had to cut the plastic to make it work--still a slight lift due to the steel bracket that is used to secure the grill in place.

      CarmenM

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 15, 2017

      Looks good

      Looks good and pretty easy to install. As with everyone else the fastener aren’t the greatest, they need a full brace behind the grille that attaches in more spots

      Howard

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 13, 2017

      Rugged Ridge grill insert looks great!

      Sturdy product, easy install, and nicer than looking at a radiator or a Spartan grill

      Ryan

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 06, 2017

      Great Bang for your Buck

      If you want an easy, inexpensive, quick modification that makes a big impact, this is it. I bought 2 of these for our Jeeps. I spray painted my wife's Hot Pink (she has a black Jeep) and mine Royal Blue (I have a Rhino Jeep) and they look awesome!

      CMohr

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 06, 2017

      Poor fit overall

      The kit is pretty simple and not a challenge to put together on the grill itself. BUT, when you go to put it on the Jeep the bars that hold the mesh on to the grill are in the way as well as the nuts and bolt. The grill is supposed to mount flush on the top of the radiator mount but the brackets add about 1/2 inch. I did some plastic trimming but it still requires that you stretch the grill. Since the grill needs to be stretched it then maked the mesh not fit the right way in the grill. It would be a better product if the mesh were mounted in some other way. I hope this review helps the manufacture to look into improving their products.

      AxelR

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 19, 2017

      great product

      looks great, very easy to install. Helps protect your rad.

      WilsonB

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

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