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Rugged Ridge Perforated Grille Insert in Black (07-18 Jeep 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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    Questions & Answers (38)

    5 Top Rated Questions

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

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

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    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.

    • 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.

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    Will this fit on a 2016 black bear edition?

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

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    Will this mesh insert still fit if I have currently have Rugged Ridge inserts?

    • This will not work with inserts already installed no.

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    Will this fit Golden Eagle 2018 JK THANKS

    • This will not fit on the Golden Eagle Edition Wranglers.

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    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Fit 4.32967 4.3
    • Appearance 4.824176 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.565934 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 12, 2018

      great look!

      I love the look of the perforated grille insert in my '18 JKU. It gives the front end a more finished look and it keeps most bugs off the radiator, which was the main reason I purchased it. Installation was pretty quick and while it isn't a snug fit from end-to-end, it is definitely snug where the brackets are. I didn't have any zip tie holders on hand or I might have used them based on info from other reviewers but even without them I haven't noticed any problems with the insert being loose and I'm not worried about it causing any problems. I'm satisfied with the purchase.

      LIndaK

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 12, 2018

      You get what you pay for

      It does look good when installed and sitting in the driveway but they went cheap on the parts for mounting the insert. Definitely one more bar is needed for the middle, I can already see that at highway speeds it will be pushed back from the backside of the grille. The hardware also deflects the top of grille when remounting it. Other than that it's great!

      RF

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      August 09, 2018

      Looks great!

      These grille inserts added a clean look and polish to my Jeep! Easy install and reasonably priced for the great look.

      ChristineB

      Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 08, 2018

      Looks Nice, But

      The grill insert is nice and powder coated metal but I think there should be more at least one more connector bar to keep middle part more secure/connected to Jeep grill. Other than that, seems like it will last for years hopefully.

      Kurt

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 08, 2018

      Bent

      I only have it 4 stars because the box was damaged and the grill bent. I'm not sure if it left Extreme Terrain that way or it was the delivery service that damaged it. If it did leave the warehouse in good shape then the rating should be a 5. It was easy to install and looks great.

      JamesW

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 27, 2018

      Perfect fit!

      Very happy with purchase. Grill looks complete. Very easy to install.

      RobertS

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 12, 2018

      A Breeze

      This was an easy install, for less than $100, that had an immediate impact to the look of my Jeep.

      MobyM

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 11, 2018

      Functional and they look great!

      I bought one for my Jeep JK and I also got one for my girlfriend's new Jeep JK. We installed them both in about 30 to 45 minutes without any problems. They made our grills look much better than before. I've had two people ask where to get the same ones for their jeeps. I sent them to extremeterrain.com.

      ScottB

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 04, 2018

      Nice add-on

      Decided to get this instead of the individual inserts. I’m glad I did. It stays in well, just make sure you get the reinforcement bars nice and snug when you install. Looks great though!

      DanielleF

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 03, 2018

      Grille

      Easy install and cl and up the look of the radiator. Great purchase.

      PamelaM

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 24, 2018

      Very nice add on

      This insert is very nice quality. Good fit and finish plus an easy installation. No worries now about ANY debris coming through the grill openings and causing damage. It really doesn't take much time to install, but I really just took my time with it.

      GregoryJ

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 23, 2018

      grill insert

      it worked good but i had to add zip ties to make it not rattle

      AdamW

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 21, 2018

      Great look

      Great item, easy installation. The gloss black is a perfect match to my Jeep couldn’t be more satisfied. 20 minuets to install

      ScottR

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 20, 2018

      Grill inserts

      Easy to install and amazing looks. Really cleans up the front end

      Dave

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 14, 2018

      tight fit

      really make sure you get a tight fit or it will move around

      PatrickS

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 03, 2018

      Great!

      Easy to install and looks awesome! Would buy it’s again.

      NaomiS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 01, 2018

      GRILL

      Looks good for upgrade to the front of my 2014 JK Copperhead.

      KennethB

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 25, 2018

      Could be better

      Looked great for the first year BUT it is a little flimsy and rusted after 1 year of use.

      Fred

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 20, 2018

      Looks good

      My only critique is they should provide 3 support braces, one for the niddle as well

      geno

      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 15, 2018

      Great and simple upgrade

      Quite pleased with how the Rugged Ridge Grille Insert looked on my 2018 JKU. Contrary to some of the reviews I was lucky to receive a sealed package. No missing parts. Have to agree with some of the recommendations from other people who brought the product that a third bracket perhaps for the center of the grille will provide a more rigid install. Overall happy with the delivery time and ease of install.

      JohnnieM

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

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