(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit - Matte Black on your Wrangler
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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. There is, of course, a version of this kit available for those of you with the 2-door JK and those of you with a 4-door JK. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this kit, which of course, is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. As it said in the name, these are magnetic and designed to just stick right on the outside of your Jeep. We're also gonna talk through a few of the features of this kit and the construction.This kit is for those of you who are looking to protect the side of your Jeep from that custom pin-striping you can get, from driving off-road and on a narrow trail, where you have branches and brush dragging down the side of your vehicle. Now, I know a lot of you are saying, "It's a Jeep, what are you worried about? Wear those scratches with honor, If you don't have some scratches and some dings, you're not doing it right." I know that's the mentality of a lot of you guys. However, there is a large group of people who use their jeep on road and off road. And when they're on road, they want them to look good. And they don't wanna have to spend hours and hours after the end of a weekend of wheeling, buffing all of the scratches out. And that's where this kit comes in. This is something that you can very easily slap on the side of your Jeep, this will take all the punishment from the trail ride, and then you can easily peel it off, and you don't have to buff all of the scratches out. In my opinion, for what this does and for what it saves you in time, or even money if you had to pay somebody else to buff the scratches out, this is well worth it, if you're somebody that has one of those dual purpose rigs and wants to keep your paint in good condition. This kit is made of 16 gauge magnetic material, that's covered in a matte black vinyl, and it is really designed to hold up well, and to take some abuse on the trail. In fact, Rugged Ridge does give this a five-year warranty, so you know, when you're coming out of pocket for that initial investment, this isn't something you're going to have to replace every season. You are going to get some ware out of these. Now, these are specifically cut for your JK. So, they have cut outs for your handles, your door handles, your locks, your door hinges, even your antenna, all of those areas are gonna have openings. So, these are gonna fit right on the side of the jeep very, very easily. Now, you will want to make sure that the paint on your Jeep is pretty clean, because when you put these on, if you slide them around a little bit and there's some grit in between the magnetic and the paint, you can cause some scratching. But once you do have them in place, these are gonna take all of the scratches, they're gonna take all the dirt, they're gonna take all the abuse instead of your paint. So, as they said for installation, of course, a very simple one out of three wrenches. I would recommend putting these on a clean surface, but once the Jeep is clean, all you need to do is line these up and put them on the side of the jeep. They're magnetic, they stick right where you put them. There's no tools necessary, you'll get these installed in less than 15 minutes. They'll come off in just about the same amount of time, there's really nothing to be installed. I said before, I think that these are appropriately priced, and especially when you consider the alternative. If you're somebody who wants your paint to be in really good condition when you're on road, but you wanna run some trails that might be a little bit narrower on the weekends, you're gonna spend a lot of time polishing your paint, and buffing it back up to a shine. Or if you're not gonna do it, you're gonna have to come out of pocket and pay somebody else to. So, for the one time investment for these that will save you a lot of time and/or money, I think that this is a pretty good buy. So, if you have a dual purpose rig, or you're just somebody who wants to be able to protect your paint on the weekends so the Jeep still looks good without those pinstripes during the week, this is going to be a appropriately priced kit, that will install very easily. So, that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Rugged Protection. Prevent damage to your 2 door Wrangler's side panels from off road hazards with the Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit in matte black. Designed for ease of use, this armor kit is held in place by magnetic forces to provide quick and effortless protection. The simplicity of this armor kit is matched by a rugged construction and matte black finish for intense style and protection.
Durable Construction. This matte black JK armor kit is crafted from durable 16 gauge magnetic sheet material designed to take on the trail and protect your Wrangler's paint. Its finished in a tough matte black vinyl to provide aggressive styling.
Installation & Warranty. Engineered for quick use, these armor panels install in moments and don't require any modification for use. They're backed by a five year limited warranty to ensure quality craftsmanship and a reliable value.
Application. This Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 door models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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January 12, 2019
So far, so good.
I purchased this several months ago, and just got around to installing it last month. Perfect fit, stays on much better than I expected, and looks very sharp. I was just going to use it when going off road, but decided to keep it on just to see how it holds. I have had no problems at 80mph, and only had a small panel come off when I used a pressure washer to clean it. I recommend thoroughly washing and drying your vehicle before application just to cut down on the possibility of scratches. Overall, excellent product.Helpful (4)
December 01, 2018
I put a cool design on the door panel and it looks great, lots of compliments. The downside is you should routinely take them off because they trap dirt and moisture. Also, the hole for the Trail Rated emblem is misplaced so you have to do some alterations to make it fit.Helpful (4)
November 10, 2018
Doesn’t line up and missing cut outs.
Driver side precut hole for trail ready emblem off by 3”, there is no cut out on either side for Rubicon/special edition badges. I was able to cut openings to make it work, but I wouldn’t have ordered it in the first place if I knew. It also shows it is supposed to have Rugged Ridge emblem on both front quarter panel pieces but was only on driver side.Helpful (4)
October 28, 2018
Bought to cover up scratches on the doors couldn't find just the two so I bought the set probably gonna cut the rest I didnt use to go under the door ...so far so good!Helpful (4)
August 22, 2018
The 1st time I go to use it it worked great with the exception of it Coming off on the passenger side door and tearing ...over all I am not happy with the productHelpful (5)
August 13, 2018
Although I was worried that the magnate was a little week I used them all week and they stayed on my Jeep through several trails and freeway speeds exceeding 80 mph. Worked very well and looked good on my Jeep.Helpful (5)
June 25, 2018
Awesome product to keep the Jeep looking nice
These are the ticket to keeping your jeep looking nice but still be able to off road without worrying about the scratches from branches, rocks, etc.Helpful (5)
June 23, 2018
Ultra Cool Look!
The black matt on my white 15 JK looks right out of Tron. Very unique look. Get nothing but questions and compliments. 70-80 MPH on highway and they stay put! Easy to wash and wipe down and store away. Fender sections are kind of awkward shape to store flat on a shelf but you can roll them up and stow away in original shipping tube. They have definitely saved me from a scratch or 2 crawling through the woods and brush.Helpful (5)
May 08, 2018
They fit perfectly, look great and I have already gotten a lot of compliments on themHelpful (5)
December 29, 2017
pice of trash
badly cut does not fit well and product stays curled and wont lay flatHelpful (6)
Hi, can I leave these on all the time?
Yes, you can leave them on all the time. We would just recommend taking them off occasionally to clean underneath to ensure no dirt is trapped along the edges.
Can I use just the door panels for my 2003 tj?
The door sections of the Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit would not fit the TJ, as they would overhang by a significant amount on the TJ doors.
Will this hurt the paint of the car?
Hello, these Panels are Magnetic, so if installed correctly there shouldn't be any damage to the paint.
Can these panels be painted? I kind of like my white Willy Jeep.
Hello, although it may be possible to paint the Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit - Matte Black (07-17 Wrangler JK 2-Door) it is not advised by the manufacture, so painting of this product would be at the customers discretion.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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