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Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit - Black Matte (07-18 Wrangler JK 4 Door)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Rocker panel armor
    • Impact resistant
    • Polycarbonate Construction
    • Smooth Black Matte Finish
    • Easy, No Drill Installation
    • For 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install 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 Wrangler a rugged appearance with protection from trail debris and damages with 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 and 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 Unlimited (4 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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    17 Questions / 4 Answers

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    Is it possible to instal item#J107236 Snyper Triple Tube Rock rail with this guard? I’m trying to find something that’s gonna close up the unfinished side to my 2018 JKU.

    AladinK

    Will these work in conjunction with both the smittybilt xrc front fenders (j17686 / MPN#76880) and rear corner guards (j17682 / MPN#76882) installed?

    GatlinZ

    Are the other versions of this that can be used in conjunction with the Smittybilt SRC Side Armor - Textured Black (07-18 Wrangler JK 4 Door) Steps/Rail? That do not interfere with the mounting of the Side Armor?

    WILLIAMY

    • We do not carry anything like the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit that would be compatible with the Smittybilt SRC Side Armor - Textured Black or any other body mount rocker guards. If you install rocker guards that install into the frame, those would not interfere with the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit. 

      XTStaffHelenW

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    Will this do a good job of protecting the pinch mould since the original rock rails will be removed? Also, I purchased Rugged Ridge side steps and wanted to know if they would interfere with this?

    MaryK

    • The Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit will not work with the side steps as they both utilize the same mounting points. However, this rocker guard kit is impact resistant so it will certainly be protecting your pinch mold.

      XtJeffS

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    Will this work in conjuction with the sniper triple tube rock rails for a 2018 jk 4 door

    JonathanS

    • Yes, the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit - Black Matte and the Snyper Triple Tube Rock Rails - Textured Black will work together.

      XTRachel

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    Will this fit with the RBP RX-3 Cab Length Step Bars?

    JCS

    • Yes! This Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit will fit with the RBP RX-3 Cab Length Step Bars (J106640) since they only cover the pinch welds and don't infringe on the mounting brackets for the steps.

      XTBill

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    Customer Reviews (18) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Protection 4.166667 4.2
    • Fit 4.777778 4.8
    • Appearance 4.944445 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.555555 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 29, 2018

      Rugged ridge rocker guards

      Product fit perfectly and all holes lined up. Only issue is that the guards are labeled backwards. Just test fit before install and each side should take just a few minutes.

      JeffI

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 04, 2018

      Looks great

      Looks great. Easy to install. Comes with adhesive promoter. Very easy to install. Shipping was fast. Very happy with this product.

      AlexJ

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 28, 2018

      Nice add on "Looks Great"

      Easy install good. Really like the finished look it gives the Jeep.

      JimH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 03, 2017

      Take your time

      The most important thing that you can do when installing the rocker guard kit is to take your time. I believe that those who have stated that the kit does not fit to their Wrangler most likely have gotten the sides mixed up. Rugged Ridge DO NOT include labels on either the instructions or molds as to which side is Left/Right. I suggest laying both molds alongside your Wrangler, and make sure the correct holes are aligned. The two tools you will need is an Allen Key Set and the ELUSIVE 10MM wrench. In my experience installing these to the Jeep, the most difficult part was peeling the 3M tape from the adhesive. I find it best if you insert and tighten every bolt approx 50 of the way, peel and adhere, and then tighten the rest of the way.

      AaronMaynard

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 12, 2017

      Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit

      As always super fast shipping from Extreme Terrain. Super easy install. Took about an hour total. That included taking off my Rubi rails and installing the new guards. These don’t offer much protection but look good and hide the factory seam.

      Falcon

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 11, 2017

      Beauteous

      Super useful Rocker Guard, looks and protects all at the same time.

      RobertR

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 31, 2017

      Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit

      went in very easy.looks good.cleans sides up nicely.

      JAMESK

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 30, 2017

      Great product not sure if I got it right

      So I installed these myself and I am not mechanically inclined AT ALL. So naturally I knew I would somehow screw something easy up...the nuts and screws are very tight and hard to tighten and of course I stripped a few of the screws...apparently the 3m tape and the screws I didn't strip are enough to hold it on...anyway good product I'm the only problem

      KaylieW

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 03, 2017

      Good cover

      Good way to cover the unfinished look of the stock vehicle without adding weight.

      GaltG

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 27, 2017

      Great pinch seam cover

      Took the stock steps off because I would step over them and wanted something to cover up the unfinished look. I didn't want a cheaper step or rail that bolts to the body and didn't want to spend the money on heavy duty frame mounted rails. I wasn't looking so much for protection but more so just a cover. I re used 2 of stock bolts on each side that had washers bolted to frame so I have some bolts left over from the kit. The 3M tape is holding pretty well for the 2 weeks I've had it on. With the bolts tightened, it holds pretty tight to the frame the tape just adds that little hold.

      MikeV

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 20, 2017

      Finished off the look

      Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard kit makes a good final touch to the pinch point after removing the factory steps

      MarkH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 11, 2017

      Looks great

      These pieces look great they're easy to install I would highly recommend them it's a great addition to any piece on your Jeep

      JamesT

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 10, 2017

      Excellent fit, this gives a finished look

      I put some rock sliders that connect to the frame mounts (another company's sliders), the sliders did not cover up the pinch seam leaving a ugly look. I bought that rugged ridge rocker guards as they cover up the pinch seam and look great.

      GlennV

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 09, 2017

      Rocker Guard Kit

      Love it, finishes out the bottom side of the jeep nice!

      BrettS

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 12, 2017

      did NOT fit my 2016 wrangler unlimited

      Parts are clearly Marked RH LH so there is NO screwing up with the installation; however they did NOT align with the pre-drilled holes in the middle of the pinch seem. I am totally bummed cause I am either going to have to return them and go a different direction with rails or something which i dont want...or drill my own holes through the plastic. I havent decided which way to go yet :(

      SS

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 31, 2016

      A nice look and extra protection

      A little pricey but a worthwhile addition to the JKU. Added these with the Barricade Rock Sliders and had no problems with the install. Even managed to install the guards on my own.

      Jeepers

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 23, 2016

      Very nice looking add-on.

      Well made, a great design and easy to install. Well worth the money look and protection you get. Very pleased.

      SwampRat

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 24, 2016

      Easy to install, great look

      Great product. I was surprised with how well this product looked on my jeep and with how little I had to pay. The instructions are simple and it doesn't take any time at all. I'd say it took me about an hour to take my stock running boards off and to put these new guards on. Definitely a good bang for your buck. They also make your jeep look like it sits up an 1 inch more than when the running boards are on.

      rwbyars

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedOxford, MS, USA

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