(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hi, I'm Dave from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation video for the Rugged Ridge Door Hinge Covers for 2007 and up JKs. You can choose between a set of four or 2-door and color choices are available on our website, whether it is powder-coated black steel or stainless steel. I also give these a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty to install meter, because you're just gonna need some simple hand tools. It'll probably take less than 10, 15 minutes or so to get the job done, and in fact, we'll show you how to do that coming up in just a minute.If you've had your Wrangler for any length of time and especially if you've ever taken the doors off, and ridden around without them on, you know one of the biggest things and it happened to me years ago, and I hate what it looks like on my Jeep. And that is the door hinges wearing out and the paint flaking right off of them. It exposes the metal. It makes them susceptible to rust. These door hinge covers are going to cover up that unsightly place. Now, when you pop these on it's gonna be really easy to do so. It's gonna add a nice beefy look to your Jeep, it is going to cover or mask the problem, it's not going to solve it. So, I would highly recommend that you take care to treat whatever issues that may have been created from paint flaking off, from the hinges being open and closed, or the doors being taken off and put back on over time.These door hinges are made out of cast steel, and we're looking at the black powder-coated version, don't forget we do have stainless steel available as well. But that means it's a solid piece of metal. In fact, you'll see when you get these home. They're quite hefty. Again, these are going to cover up any of the trouble areas over your hinge. It's gonna make your Jeep have a much beefier look, that's one of the best descriptions I can come up with. At the same time it's gonna cover up any of those unsightly areas that may have been caused from opening and closing the door over time and the paint flaking off of the hinge. But at the same time, it's gonna be very nice that the back of it is not going to inhibit any sort of door removal for the future as well. It covers, but it doesn't obstruct.As I mentioned at the beginning of the video, I give this a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty rating meter to install, because it is gonna take some simple hand tools, but it shouldn't take you longer than 15 minutes or so to get the job done. Here's how it's done. You're gonna go over to the door hinges, and you're basically going to remove the bolts that are installed on your factory door. I want to let you know to help eliminate some of the flaking that could be caused because of factory paint. You may wanna take a sharp knife, a utility knife and score around the head of the screw, the preexisting screw that's in place on your original equipment. That will hopefully eliminate any sort of flaking that could occur across the rest of the door when you take the screw out. Then, you're going to put your door hinge right in place over it, and we do have some included bolts that come with the Rugged Ridge package, or you can reuse the factory ones if you choose to. But either way, you just install them right back on the inside where the predrilled holes are. Again, if you got a set of 2-door or just 4-door, you're gonna do this on every single one of the doors, two hinges per door, obviously. So, as far as these being made out of cast steel, you're gonna find that the price on these could be in the middle to the higher range when it comes to serving their purpose, which is basically to cover up unsightly areas. This does not fix or resolve any issue that you may have when it comes to rusting on your door hinge or paint flaking which is such a common problem to us Wrangler owners. But, this is gonna cover it up, it is made of cast steel so it has that beefy look and you probably feel pretty good about putting these on your rig. You're the one who's just gonna have to decide if it's cast steel is right for you and the price that comes along with it, or are there some more budget friendly options out there. Like plastic or other cover-ups made of aluminum or other materials. So, these hinges from Rugged Ridge certainly solve a problem of being able to cover up those unsightly areas. If you're like me and you hate the fact that wear and tear over time has caused paint flaking, chipping and maybe even some rust on your Wrangler because of taking doors off or putting them on or really just an older Jeep. It just happens. The big thing that you wanna do as a reminder is to treat that area if it is damaged. These cover-ups create a nice big bold look, but they don't solve any of the problems. And if there is rust or anything like that underneath, it's just going to continue on. Again, if you like the idea of covering up that unsightly area and yet still having access to taking your doors off or on, this may be a good solution for you. I'm Dave, and that was my review and installation video for the Rugged Ridge Door Hinge Covers in powder-coated black, is what we were seeing here. We do have them available in stainless steel, and you can pick up a set in two or 4-door arrays and of course, they're gonna be designed for JKs 2007 and up, and you can check them all out on our website at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Construction. The Rugged Ridge Black Door Hinge Cover Kit is an 8 piece, black textured steel, bolt on cover for your Wrangler's door hinges! Refresh your Wrangler JK with this kit. The covers are made of cast steel so rust isn't an issue. The covers just bolt over the original hinges with no need for drilling!
Specs. The kit weighs a total of 8.7 pounds with each top-quality hinge weighing in at over a pound a piece
Accessories & More. This kit requires 16 bolts--a quick and simple installation is certain.
Application. This door hinge cover kit fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK 4 door models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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August 19, 2018
four door hinge cover install
make sure you prep hex screws for removal score the paint around the the heads of the bolts and soak with wd40 let set at least and hour covers will look great and dress up the exterior 100 percentHelpful (6)
June 23, 2018
They look good as long as you like rust
Bought these in Aug 2017. Easy install and they looked great. However after 1 Montana winter 6 of the 8 covers are covered in rust. I sent them back for a refund and have been waiting 3weeks so far for my refund. Don’t buy these covers.Helpful (7)
April 30, 2018
Rusted / Corroded in Short Time
When I first got them I was obsessed made my look awesome made the black pop, etc. Less than a year ago and now they are flaking apart, went to wash my jeep the other day and had to be easy with the hose because they were flaking off if I sprayed the water directly on it. Really bumped out also considering they are more than $50 a piece. Very disappointed....Helpful (7)
April 19, 2018
Love the way it looks on my jeep love it .. very nice ..definitely recommend thisHelpful (6)
April 11, 2018
had them on my jeep for less than a year, they are rusting away and look horrible. I spent over 200 bucks on them. disappointedHelpful (6)
January 06, 2018
Should have gotten them sooner!
Rock nicks on the hinges is definitely a Jeep issue. These covers protect from that regret AND look really sharp on your Jeep. They are a super simple, cheap upgrade with a quality product that everyone should do. RECOMMENDATION: Score the bolts when you put on to reduce the paint chip or flaking. It’s worth it!Helpful (6)
June 27, 2017
The door hinge covers gives my Rocky Mountain an unique look.Helpful (6)
February 25, 2017
Rugged Ridge Black Door Hinge Cover Kit
A tad pricey but very well built. Adds a nice touch to your ride....Helpful (6)
December 29, 2016
great look and easy install
Well almost an easy install..had the worst factory hinge not been corroded and stripped out. The others went on easy and look so much better than the factory hinges.. I wish I would have found them much sooner. be sure to use a T50 star bit, if it rounds out you will have to drill out the factory hinge and that is not fun! I repeat do not strip the factory bolt!Helpful (7)
December 28, 2016
Very quick and easy installation. Put a dab of antiseize on them as the old bolts were rusted.Helpful (7)
Did RR work on the quality? I read everywhere they rust in a heartbeat. Any other recommendations? Also need hinge(covers) for the hood. Thank you
As these are cast steel, and not stainless steel, these are indeed susceptible to rust.
I am also looking for the hood hinge covers to go with these could you give me the link thank you
so I am also interested in these hood hinge covers, so watching the video if i keep the door closed and latched and install one at a time the door should stay in place and move on quickly to the next one ? Bob
Hello. Yes, the installation technique you are describing is the same as the one shown by Dave in the video.
I’m really thinking of getting these for my door hinges. But can I also install these over my hood hinges?
These covers are not designed for the hood, this kit I am linking to will have hood hinge covers. https://www.extremeterrain.com/rr-hood-dress-kit-blk-1315-1120103.html
The intro instruction video shows removing bolts and lifting off the door hinge...why is it necessary to lift off the hinge ? Can't the covers just be screwed on over the hinges without lifting them off ?
Removing the doors is not necessary when installing the Rugged Ridge Black Door Hinge Cover Kit, however you will need to support the rear of the door to maintain proper door alignment, and avoid damage to the paint and body.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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