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Rugged Ridge Black Cowl Body Armor - Pair (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Made with High-Quality, UV-Treated Thermoplastic for Long-Lasting Performance
    • Protects the Cowl Area from Damage
    • Can Be Easily Attached to Your Vehicle with 3M Double-Sided Automotive-Grade Adhesives
    • Designed for Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2018 Models

    Review & Installation Video

    I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge Black Cowl Body Armor, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. Part of the fun of having a Jeep is the ability to take the doors off. But those of you who have taken them off once or twice before will know that when you don't have the limiting strap attached, the door can hyper-extend and make contact with the body, causing the mirror to put a dimple in the cowl of the Jeep. And that's where this product comes in. Whether you already have the dimple or you're trying to protect against getting one, this body armor will cover that area and give you the protection you're looking for. A lot of people, if you already have that dent in your cowl, have tried pushing it out from the inside, which can be a little bit difficult, or taking your Jeep to a paintless dent repair shop, which is much more expensive than this armor. So this is just one other option for either covering up that damage or protecting yourself against it. These are made of a UV-treated thermoplastic, which means they're going to be very strong and they're not gonna fade in the sun over time, like some other plastics might. They're designed to install on the Jeep very easily using just 3M tape. And while I personally don't like the look of these, they do serve a function. As I mentioned, getting these installed on the Jeep is a really easy process. They attach to the cowl with just 3M tape. Now, any time you're using 3M, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. One is that you wanna have the surface of the Jeep really clean before you apply this. I recommend using an alcohol prep pad or some other type of cleaner that's similar, to strip everything off of the paint, including the wax, and getting a nice, clean surface. The other thing to remember is that you have to do this at a fairly warm temperature. If you try to install these in the middle of the winter, the 3M adhesive won't do a good job of sticking, and there's a chance they're going to pop off. But if you install these in a heated garage or on a nice summer day, the adhesive will stick and these will stay in place until you want to remove them. The whole process of the installation shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes, and you won't need any specialty tools. However, you will need some cleaners. I think this cowl body armor is fairly priced, especially when you consider the alternative. If you already have the dimples in your cowl, they are gonna be expensive to repair, much more expensive than it would be to purchase this armor. And this is a good, cheap insurance for protecting yourself against the dimples, if you're somebody who takes your doors on and off a lot. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Black Cowl Body Armor, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.



    Function. When the door limiter straps disconnect, there are chances for the door to over extend. It causes damage to the cowl area. Protect your jeep's cowl from impacts with the Rugged Ridge Black Cowl Body Armor. It is made with high-quality, UV-treated thermoplastic for a long-lasting performance. It not only offers protection, but also adds style to your vehicle.

    Easy Installation. The Jeep Wrangler JK body armor easily attaches to your vehicle with durable 3M double-sided, automotive-grade adhesives for a perfect fit and finish.

    Application. It is designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

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

    What's in the Box
    • Cowl Armor
    • Double Sided Tape
    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

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    Do the coals come in chrome or stainless steel

    buddys2016

    • We only offer the Rugged Ridge Black Cowl Body Armor in black at this time. 

      XTStaffHelenW

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    Do these come in the diamond pattern too? I am trying to find the same exact diamond patter to match the other Rugged Ridge body armor products and the diamond patter rock shield. Any diamond pattern brand that has cowl guards, corner guards, and a hood rock shield with the diamond pattern would be awesome.

    CurtisC

    • At this time, Rugged Ridge does not offer the Rugged Ridge Black Cowl Body Armor in any pattern other than that which is pictured. We do offer the RedRock 4x4 Cowl Body Armor in a diamond plate style finish, linked below: https://www.extremeterrain.com/redrock-4x4-cowl-body-armor-textured-black-0717.html

      Rob D

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    besides the linear pattern vs diamond plate, whats the diff between this product vs the cheaper (much cheaper) diamond plate one? the diamond plate is $15 and this one is $55

    jimmyb

    • The Rugged Ridge Black Cowl Body Armor is made by a different manufacturer than the RedRock 4x4 Cowl Body Armor which will account for part of the price difference. Additionally the Rugged Ridge unit is slightly thicker than the Red Rock equivalent.

      Rob D

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    Would this come in diamond pattern

    JuanV

    • Hello, unfortunately this does not come in a Diamond Pattern.

      XTNunoP

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Protection 4.697479 4.7
    • Fit 4.831933 4.8
    • Appearance 4.831933 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.571429 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 18, 2018

      Look good

      These were very easy to install and look good. They cover up a small ding on the cowl from taking the doors off. We have had them on for about 3.5 months and have no issues.

      badgundog

      Year: 2008Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 13, 2018

      Easy

      Simple and effective armor addition. Happy with the appearance.

      JesseG

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 23, 2018

      Rugged ridge cowl body

      Very easy to install, it looks great on my wrangler and it protects the cowl from getting dented.

      AbelM

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 13, 2018

      Easy stick on install, stays stuck.

      Gives my jeep a nice look with added protection. Very easy to peel and stick. They've not moved in rain, snow, ice, below freezing temps, etc.

      RobertT

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 08, 2018

      Nice Product

      Love the Rugged Ridge brand and products, priced right and great quality; easy install.

      DouglasR

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      January 23, 2018

      Cowls

      Fit perfectly, match fenders texture, look like oem equip.... took like 15 min to install both sides

      JonN

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 12, 2018

      JKU 2017

      I love them!! They was easy to put on didn't take no time love the look of them and happy with them

      AlishaB

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 07, 2018

      clean finish and durable

      nice look. easy install, clean finish. Lots to choose from here and makes the Mojave sand color of my jeep stand out with the black accents.

      DrHiggy

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 03, 2018

      Great

      The Rugged Ridge body armor fit perfect to my Jeep. I got these because they added a great look and protection. Like most of us I had a dent to cover from my door mirror.

      KellyC

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 31, 2017

      Take your time!

      Take your time doing the install! Pre fit both the left and right side Cowl to each applicable side and take into consideration how it will adjust when you put pressure on it to get the 3M tape to adhere. I would start from the bottom, lining it up with the correct separation from the quarter panel. You could remove the red 3M tape covering on the bottom and top and just pull back 1" on the sides, so you can pull it off from underneath as you go. If you make a mistake expose the cowl to strong sunlight or warm with a blow dryer. This will help you to slowly and carefully remove it and try again. I actually had to do this on the passenger side. It was difficult, but I took my time (sunlight and 72 degrees) and was able to remove the cowl and reposition it better.

      Steve

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      December 29, 2017

      Happy with purchase

      Bought these for my daughters 2009 jeep wrangler, as the previous owner didn't have straps on doors and the mirrors had made dents. Very happy with the quality and look. Very easy to install.

      PamW

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 28, 2017

      Cowl corners

      Great easy to install item! Perfect for those looking to add a little extra protection to there cowl corners

      RobertH

      Year: 2006Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 28, 2017

      I love the look

      I have purchased these for my previous wrangler and now my new one. I love how they look and the fit is perfect. Since most of my trail rides are on nice wide paths I have yet to see if these actually provide any real protection, but they appear to be sturdy enough to protect against scratches and minor dings. Takes only minutes to install.

      AWSpock

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 16, 2017

      Rugged Ridge Cowl Body Armor

      Looks and works great. Easy to install. It only took about 15 minutes to install.

      GloriaM

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 30, 2017

      Cowl Body Armor

      If you're looking for protection from your mirrors htting your cowl these are the way to go ! they look amazing and do the work of protecting !

      MickC

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 16, 2017

      Great buy

      Good quality, lasted and stays on. Unlike some other tape on installs this one has stayed on and lasted. Looks great. I was careful to check rt and left side first and made sure the correct front to back. With a clean surface this was easy to install and looks awesome

      JackieA

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 04, 2017

      Looks great, easy install

      Awesome high quality product. Super easy install. Sets your jeep apart from others and gives it a rougher look while providing some extra protection.

      Todd

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 04, 2017

      Body armor

      Great product and very easy to install. Holding up very well and no discoloration or lifting. Had even survived several car washes with no problems.

      ChristopherE

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 03, 2017

      Nice addition.

      Fit well and looks good and the price was right. Would buy again.

      Jerry

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 30, 2017

      Good quality and adhesion

      I plexi dipped mine before instillation to give it protection and a darker black gloss. Fits nice and adds protection to the cowl from door swings. Very pleased.

      Austin

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

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