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Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit - Black Matte (07-18 Wrangler JK 2 Door)

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    • Rocker panel armor
    • Impact resistant
    • Polycarbonate construction
    • Smooth black matte finish
    • Easy, no drill installation
    • For 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 door models

    Review & Installation Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Of course, there is a version of this kit for those of you with a two door and those of you with a four door JK. Today we're going to talk through the installation of this rocker guard kit which is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. We'll also talk through the construction and a few of the features of these guards. These are going to be for those of you who want to finish off the otherwise unfinished look of the pinch seam underneath the doors of your JK. That rocker guard section from the factory does look a little bit unfinished with some holes drilled in it, and a set of rocker guards like this will certainly finish off the look. However, rocker guard is used a little bit loosely when it comes to this particular product. This is a plastic product that while it does use a couple of screws to hold it in place, it also attaches with 3M tape and you're not going to get any sort of protection from off-road obstacles. This is going to be protection against kicking the rocker with your shoes and scratching up the factory paint, and it is going to be a little bit of protection from door dings depending on the height of your Jeep. However, these will take the place of some steps or some other rocker guards. You won't be able to run those two in conjunction so these are going to be for those of you who are staying on the road and don't need actual rocker protection for off-roading. As far as a plastic, more aesthetic part goes, I think that this is fairly priced and it does work as advertised. These rocker guards are made of a UV treated thermoplastic so they're going to hold up well in the sun. They're not going to fade or become brittle. They are also going to be pretty strong so if you do get bumped into by a door in the parking lot, these won't crack or become damaged. As I said before, these are designed to work specifically on your two door or four door JK. They do bolt directly onto the holes that are already existing in your pinch seam and use some automotive grade 3M tape to be held in place. I said before that this is a very simple one out of three wrench insulation and it definitely is. There's a good chance you'll get these installed in less than a half an hour with just some traditional hand tools and a good cleaning product. Any time you're attaching anything to your vehicle with 3M automotive adhesive, you will want to make sure that that area is nice and clean. So I would recommend roughly holding the rocker guard up to the Jeep, seeing the area where the pre-applied 3M adhesive is going to actually stick onto the rocker panel and making sure that area is nice and clean with a good alcohol based cleaner. From there, you can use the 3M adhesion promoter that comes in this kit to make sure you get a really good bond between the 3M and the surface of the vehicle. What I would recommend is after cleaning the surface, hold these in place and put a few of the nuts and bolts through your new rocker guard into that pinch seam to hold everything in place. From there you can start to peel the 3M tape and make sure everything is lined up properly before you pull the rest of the backing off and really make sure that it sticks to the side of the Jeep. You will want to make sure that you're doing this when the temperatures are moderate. You're not going to want to do this on a really hot day or a really cold day because it can affect how that 3M adhesive adheres onto your vehicle. So if you're doing this in the winter, try and do it in a heated garage. If you're doing it in the summer, pick a cooler day or a day in the shade so that that adhesive sets up good and everything is going to stay where you put it. The nice thing about the 3M adhesive is while it will stick and stay exactly where you put it as long as you want it to, this is completely reversible. So if you remove the nut and bolt hardware that is attaching these rocker guards to the pinch seam and do a little bit of pulling and peeling, you can certainly remove these and go back to stock without any long-term effects. As I mentioned before, just traditional hand tools and a good cleaner and you'll get this job done in less than half an hour. Sometimes when you get plastic products like this, some of the edges aren't perfect, you can see where the mold wasn't quite right. These are really, really well made and that's why I would say that they are worth the cost. They are a little bit expensive in my opinion for just an aesthetic piece but if you like the look that these provide and a little bit of protection that they provide, these are very, very well built. So if you're looking to change up the look of the rocker area of your Jeep, make that pinch seam look a little bit more finished and add some protection against kicking that rocker and scuffing up the factory paint, these are going to do a nice job. These are a really well built version of these rocker protectors and while they're not going to give you protection in an off-road scenario, they will help protect against scratches and some door hits. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Rugged Protection. Give your JK protection from trail debris and damages with a sleek twist by installing the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit. Featuring a smooth black matte finish, this kit is designed to complement your factory exterior as well as aftermarket upgrades. A quick installation makes protection and style a simple upgrade.

    Durable Construction. This rocker guard kit is crafted from impact resistant polycarbonate to protect your Wrangler's rocker panels from scratches and abrasions. Automotive grade 3M tape is included for a secure a reliable fit.

    Installation and Warranty. This rocker armor installs easily on your Wrangler with included automotive grade 3M tape without modification or drilling. Rugged Ridge backs this kit with a five year limited warranty to ensure quality craftsmanship and value.

    Application. The Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit is designed for installation on all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 door models.

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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driver side rocker armor
    • (1) Passenger side rocker armor
    • 3M Tape
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    does any fit with factory mopar/ jeep mudflaps

    DouglasP

    • The Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit will be compatible with factory style mud flaps.

      XTMikeS

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    Will this work with the RedRock 3" curved side step on a JK?

    GlenL

    • The Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit and RedRock 4x4 3 in. Curved Round Side Steps both utilize the bodies pinch weld to install. While the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit uses double sided tape to install at the top seam there would not be anyway to secure the bottom section as the steps would use up the holes. They would not work in conjunction with each other unless modified to attach securely.

      Ryan H

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    I'm looking at a frame-mounted rock slider for protection, but am thinking these would provide an attractive way to cover my JK's pinch seam. Will these interfere with any of the Poison Spyder frame-mounted 'outrigger'-style rock sliders?

    CanyonCrawler

    • Thank you for your question! The Rugged Ridge Body Armor Rocker Guard Kit will not interfere with any frame mounted rock sliders or side steps.

      MeridethXT

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    Are there any side steps/rails that you offer that will work with this rocker guard? I currently have the rocker guard on my vehicle.

    GarrettG

    • We have several options that will work with the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit, such as the ARB Rock Sliders, Barricade Rock Sliders, and RedRock 4x4 3 in. Curved Round Side Steps.

      Rob D

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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Protection 4.5 4.5
    • Fit 4.888889 4.9
    • Appearance 4.944445 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.555555 4.6



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 14, 2018

      Hardware

      Allen head bolt didn't have a allen head drilled out, but was easy to install.

      DavidS

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 30, 2018

      Rugged Ridge Rocker Guards

      Simple to install if you follow directions. Stripped one bolt, didn't line up properly, used existing bolt and some touch-up paint and invisible. Sweet addition for cosmetics. Perfect fit.

      JeffB

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 31, 2018

      Exactly what I wanted and ordered

      This product was exactly what i expected and ordered. The install was super easy. It looks great on!

      Trapper

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 05, 2018

      Jeep owner

      Good product and fits great xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      WayneB

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 28, 2017

      Great look!

      This gives a great look to my Wrangler. I’m very happy with material it’s made with too. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was due to the installation. The screws they provide strip very easily and two of them were defective with no holes to turn them. I ended up going to Lowe’s and buying new screws to install it. The installation would not have taken longer if I didn’t have to deal with defective screws and them stripping.

      BillM

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 23, 2017

      Piece of cake upgrade

      Easy to install, looks great and protects the rockers. Breaks up the straight color of the vehicle.

      Ryan

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 15, 2017

      Very nice quality, nice touch!

      Outstanding appearance and quality of materials! Installation was a breeze, save for the occasional rusted bolt (however, kit included new nuts/bolts, so all was well with the cosmos). The final product would likely beautify nearly any Jeep out there with other black-colored accents/flares/trim pieces to match it. Took a couple hours to install, including time spent admiring the pieces simply set-against the Jeep, appearing as if they had already been installed, as well as the time spent going to the Qwik-E-Mart to replace the beers consumed during the project. If serious about installation, could have finished in less than an hour... However, I don't like to hurry through installation and/or mounting of stuff like this; I want it to appear as if it was factory-installed by Jeep, when finished...

      Tim

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 13, 2017

      Super Easy Install; Looks Sleek!

      Super easy install! Wipe section down with rubbing alcohol to clean, place in a few screws at factory pre-drilled holes to initially anchor, remove 3M tape backing, hold in place for a few seconds to secure, then put in rest of screws. Bam! You are done!

      KevinS

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 22, 2017

      Installs easy/looks great

      Very easy to install and it looks amazing! A couple weird things...they are marked the reverse of how they go on the Jeep. They aren't quite long enough to cover the entire panel they are supposed to protect. Install instruction hiccup: supposed to remove existing 2 screws before you install guard, then you are supposed to use 2 of their provided screws in their place. They do not fit in those 2 holes and you must use the original 2 screws on each side. I love the guard though....looks bad a$$.

      JuanitaL

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 11, 2017

      Rocker Guard

      Great Quality, Quick and Easy to Install. Looks Great. Super Fast Delivery.

      VictoriaK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      March 09, 2017

      Rugged Ridge body armor

      Product works great. Looks great. Price is right. Installation takes about 1 hour. (don't forget to take out the existing 2 bolts on each side of wrangler to make room for new bolts that come with this product) I am very pleased with this product and the quick delivery.

      IAmAZapp

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 16, 2017

      Easy install

      Very easy took about 1hour . Makes for a good finish look.

      ScottW

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 05, 2017

      Easy to put on and love the look

      They only took me about 15 min to bolt on the protection they provide is well just a little expensive in my opinion.

      DylanC

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 31, 2017

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      fit perfect 2 door wrangler had 2 remove nerf bar because bigger tires and lift made it rub this gives it a finished look......

      JeepCane

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 15, 2017

      Nice quality

      The price is a bit high but quality is very nice. It look great on my 2 door jeep.

      Nando

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 14, 2016

      Rocker Guard

      These rocker guards are great! Gives my jeep a finished look

      1stjeep

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 12, 2016

      Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guards PERFECT

      Not only do these rocker guards look great, there will be no rock chips!

      Josey

      Year: 2016Submodel: WranglerArizona, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 12, 2016

      Rugged Ridge Body Armor

      The body armor gives a "Great fit and Great look" to my JK. I changed the stock steps and this product kept a great finished look!! I recommend it for price and practicality.

      GSinNC

      Year: 2014Charlotte, NC, USA

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