(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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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. Invest in superior protection without damaging or altering your rig by upgrading with the Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit. This armor kit installs easily before hitting the trail to help keep your JKU's paint looking fresh and new. This 9 piece armor kit uses magnetic force to stick to your Wrangler's body, providing full coverage and aggressive styling.
Durable Construction. This matte black JK body 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 side 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 Unlimited (4 door) models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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February 09, 2020
Great for stopping scratches
Taken them off-road every chance I get. Really helps preserve the paint. Can’t recommend it enough. If you have a beater Jeep just treat it as such though.Helpful (0)
December 30, 2019
Magnetic body armor
Great product, has saved my Jeep from many scratches from trails. Very easy to attach to Jeep and they stay onHelpful (1)
September 04, 2019
The panels worked great on the trails and “mostly” stayed on at highway speed to the trail head. Good protection and they look pretty good. The small pieces at the bottom of the doors are pretty worthless and fell off by the time I arrived. I did have to cut 2 of the larger panels a bit so they fit around door handles and the Trail Rated badge....the reason for 4 stars.Helpful (1)
June 18, 2019
The day after installing these I went out to lunch and when I came back, I found that someone door dinged me. So the timing was great and thankfully it saved my paintHelpful (1)
May 05, 2019
Protection With magnets?
I didn't know how it would work. Saves the scratches and scuffs and comes off with no problems. Takes about 20 minutes to put it on straight and does not come off even at highway speeds/Helpful (2)
April 22, 2019
These magnetic panels fit well, hold their position once installed and absorb tons of “Arizona Pinstripes” on your off-road trails when facing encroaching trees, bushes, cacti, etc. They hold fast, even at highway speeds. They are heavy duty, very magnetic and work as advertised.Helpful (2)
April 04, 2019
Easy to put on. Only problem I had was one of the small pieces below the font doors fell off the first day.Helpful (2)
March 22, 2019
Very good and does protect from a lot of the az pin stripeing , only lost one strip under the doorHelpful (1)
February 14, 2019
Not only does this product protect the paint, it looks great as well! This product is simple to slap on the side before either a trail ride or in my case before I start my mail route to prevent scratches. Awesome productHelpful (4)
January 25, 2019
It looked good in the jeep, easy to install and take off.Helpful (4)
Can you drive at highway speeds with these attached or would they peel off eventually?
The Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit is designed to protect the paint from any brush, particularly on trails. The could be used on normal commutes however, we would recommend being extremely cautious as it could come off at high speeds.
Question on magnetic protection panel kit . What good is it when you can't drive at highway speeds . When I go hunting I drive at highway speeds at 5:00 am put the panel kit ? I ordered one I don't know if I can use it!!
They are very easily removed and replaced, so if you plan on driving highway speeds we suggest to remove before doing so.
After each use is there a specific cleaning solution you suggest ?
What about the older Jeeps... like TJ's or YJ's?
This will only fit on 07-18 JK Wranglers.
Any solutions for the JL since its made of aluminum and magnesium magnets arent a good choice
The Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit is for the JK models only not the JL. Currently we do not offer a product like this for a JL but we would suggest keeping an eye on our new product page! An alternative is also looking into a vinyl wrap, but that would be a more permanent product.
We have not heard of any type of plans or ETA but believe a kit may be developed for the JL.
If you are going somewhere you know the Jeep will get dirty before putting this armor on you will want to put the armor on before hand.
The Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit was made for the full doors. Depending on the brand half doors, some may require trimming for fitment depending on how they come up compared to the body of the Jeep.
Currently we only offer the Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit in a complete kit, no individual pieces.
Unfortunately we do not have the Rugged Ridge Magnetic Protection Panel Kit - Matte Black (07-17 Wrangler JK 4-Door) for a TJ yet! Hopefully we will have one soon!
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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