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Rugged Ridge Black Entry Guards (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Entry Guards
    • Steel
    • Semi-Gloss Black Powder Coat Finish
    • 7 lbs
    • Protects Door Threshold
    • Adds Subtle Styling
    • Tool Free Install
    • Includes Double-Sided Adhesive Required for Installation
    • Adhesive Installation
    • Fits 1997 - 2006 Wrangler TJs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Rugged Ridge does offer a couple different versions of these entry guards. These are going to be the steel version that has a black powder coat on it, but there's also a stainless and an aluminum version, and they can also be polished. Today we're gonna talk through the installation of these guards, which is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. These are going to attach with some 3M adhesive, so you can get these attached to your Jeep in about 15 minutes or less, and we'll talk more about that installation in just a second. Now as far as an entry guard goes, these are still going to work just fine if you plan on yours getting a ton of wear and tear. If you plan on getting lots of scratches in them, maybe going with the stainless or the aluminum, spending a little bit more money, is going to be a good idea for you because, of course, the stainless and the aluminum isn't going to rust like this mild steel would. However, if you're just looking to cover up some existing scratches, you plan on taking care of these, you don't think they're gonna get that much wear and tear and you wanna save a couple of dollars, this version is gonna be just fine.Of course, the main purpose of an entry guard like this is to protect the entry area of the Jeep. As you're getting in and out, especially if you have a side step, sometimes you might step on the side step and then step on that entry area, or you scuff your foot along it. If you have your doors off a lot, you might be resting your foot on that entry area. And of course, because that is just body color-painted, it can get some scratches and it can get worn down a little bit, so that's where something like this comes in. It's going to help to protect, it's going to cover some existing damage if you have any, and it's also going to change up the look of your Jeep a little bit, make it look a little bit more finished. Now one thing to note about covering up existing damage. If you do have existing damage where you have a scratch all the way down to the metal, you are going to wanna cover that up with paint before putting on your entry guard. If you just put this over top of that bare metal, all you're going to end up with is rust on your tub underneath this entry guard, and you're not going to be able to see it until it's too late.So like I said before, this is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. These are going to attach in about 15 minutes without the need for any tools at all. What you're going to do first is hold this up to your Jeep to see which area it's going to make contact with, and that's the area that you're going to need to clean with a good alcohol-based cleaner. If you clean the area properly before you install these, they're gonna stay put for as long as you want them to and you're gonna get good cohesion. So check to see the area that these make contact with, clean that area with a good alcohol-based cleaner, then you can go ahead and peel the adhesive backing off and set these in place. Just push them down and make sure that they stick. Now you are going to wanna install these when the temperatures are moderate, around 70 degrees. If you try doing it when it's very cold, you're not going to get the best adhesion out of the adhesive. But once you attach these to your Jeep, in about 24 hours or so, they're going to be solidly attached. Of course, you can always remove them if you choose to without any permanent damage or permanent modification to the Jeep, but as long as you want them to stay there and continue to protect your entries, they will.This is one of the simplest entry guards offered by Rugged Ridge, and it's also going to be the least expensive. These come in at right around $17 for the pair, and again, that's for these ones that are mild steel. You step up to the stainless or the aluminum, you are gonna spend a little bit more money as well as the plastic. So if you want something that's simple, gonna get the job done, you're okay with mild steel, this is gonna be the least expensive option. So if you're looking for an entry guard to help protect the painted area of your Jeep where people get in and out and could get beat up pretty easily or you have some existing damage that you're looking to cover, this is gonna be one of the least expensive options from Rugged Ridge, and it's still gonna get the job done. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Black Entry Guards, fitting your 1997 to 2006 TJ, that you can find right here at

    Construction. These steel entry guards from Rugged Ridge are designed for the long haul. These guards are finished in a black, semi-gloss powder coating to prevent rusting and to keep these guards looking new even after being kicked and battered by passengers.

    Protection. Protect your TJ's door sills from the scuffs and dings associated with getting in and out of your rig. Adding a door guard to your Wrangler not only protects your jeep from future damage, but covers up existing wear and tear. Give your Jeep a subtle refinish with these guards.

    Accessories. Double sided automotive adhesives are included with the guards. No tools required!

    Application. These entry guards are designed to be an easy installation on your 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ. Simply align the adhesive strip and press the guard into place. That's it!

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 11216.01

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    What's in the Box
    • (2) Entry Guards
    • Double Sided Tape
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          Ratings Summary

          4.3 out of 5 overall rating from 62 customers

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          • October 31, 2019

            1 2005 Wrangler - Jdunn145 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Very cheap. Made in Taiwan

            They are held on by adhesive which is fine if it was installed straight and not hanging over the edges. They did not sit flush with the door jam causing me to have to slam my door to get it to close.

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          • April 29, 2019

            1 1999 Wrangler - llennoc Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            not good

            causes doors to not close well installed and took them off because it was hard to close doors after install

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          • April 23, 2019

            4 2001 Wrangler - Dasa12 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Door protection

            Give the Jeep a new look without seething the scuff marks of years of wear and scrapes.

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          • April 17, 2019

            5 1997 Wrangler - CaydenT Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Look good

            They do there job. Removed stock steps and plastic trim . Covered the area well. Make sure bolts are flush before applying . Won’t stick in front completely without

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          • April 12, 2019

            1 2000 Wrangler - Gotjack Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Poor quality

            Formed incorrectly, Would not recommend it.....................................................................

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          • April 09, 2019

            5 1998 Wrangler - MatthewHicks Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Rugged Ridge Entry Guards

            I got my son some of these for his '99 TJ and got a little envious, so I had to get a pair for my '98 Sahara. We absolutely love them!

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          • March 14, 2019

            5 2004 Wrangler - AustinF Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Very happy

            I installed it went on very easy was worried it would prevent the doors from closing easily but no problems At all very happy with it !

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          • March 11, 2019

            5 1997 Wrangler - MarissaK Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Entry Guards

            They look great! Easy to install. Hopefully they stay on!

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          • March 03, 2019

            5 2001 Wrangler - AmyW Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Looks much better!

            Looks much better with these on. Installed quickly.

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          • February 13, 2019

            5 2006 Wrangler Unlimited - H2o2snd Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Look great

            Easy install looks good looks better then stock tape

            Helpful (3)
          • January 26, 2019

            3 2004 Wrangler - MatthewP Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            weird fit but work

            Fit kinda weird... if I could go back and order diferent ones I would... but right now for the winter its perfect.

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          • January 10, 2019

            5 2005 Wrangler - DeannaM

            Side step entry guards

            Super easy to install and hides the scuffed up entry area.

            Helpful (3)
          • January 07, 2019

            5 2004 Wrangler - LucB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            great finish

            Love it, finishes the look. Easy to install. Strongly recommend

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          • December 02, 2018

            4 2005 Wrangler Unlimited - ClintB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Kick guards...

            These were easy to put on and improved the overall appearance dramatically! Glad I bought these.

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          • November 20, 2018

            5 2005 Wrangler - UrielC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Excelent Rugged Ridge Black

            ease to install, very hard product, very robust , ,

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          • November 07, 2018

            5 2004 Wrangler Unlimited - MichelleV Installation Time: Afternoon


            They look great. Cover area perfectly. Very happy!

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          • October 14, 2018

            5 1997 Wrangler - StevenS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Entry Guards

            Fit like a glove. Great addition to the look of our Jeep

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          • October 09, 2018

            5 2003 Wrangler - WilliamH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Every little bit helps .

            I am happy with these guards . They prevent scratching up the entry to my Wrangler. I live in Indiana and when it snows or even looks like snow they start salting the roads . These guards prevent scratches on the entry way that could become rust . ......

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          • September 23, 2018

            5 2001 Wrangler - DeanE Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Installs in a minute.

            Can't get an easier install than this. Just peel the protective layer of the tape and press them down on the door sills.

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          • September 12, 2018

            5 2002 Wrangler - JordanF Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Protection for entrance to your Jeep

            This product was very easy to install and gives good protection when getting in or out of the Jeep. Wish I had known about it when I purchased the jeep new. J.J. Frey

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