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Rugged Ridge Grille Inserts; Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Review & Installation Video

      I'm Ryan from and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge Grille Inserts. These are available in both black and a chrome finish. And they'll fit all 2007 to 2016 JKs, except it's important to remember that they will not fit on the 2016 Sahara or Special Edition Jeeps. Jeep did change the grille a little bit and these will not fit. Now, unlike some other grille inserts that have a wire mesh or vertical slats that can provide some protection to your radiator, these are strictly visual. These are not functional at all. And that's okay. They do a good job at what they're designed to do, which is to change up the look of the front of your Jeep.So if you're looking for an inexpensive, really easy to install mod that will make your Jeep look a little different from all the other ones that rolled off the assembly line, this is a nice option. Both the black and chrome version of these inserts are built from a UV treated plastic, which means they're not gonna fade or crack over time. In fact, Rugged Ridge provides you with a five-year warranty on these grille inserts. Because of the way these are designed to install, which is to clip into place, they have to fit well or they wouldn't install at all. They'd just fall back out. And Rugged Ridge has done a really nice job with the fitment as well. These look like they could have come as a factory option right from Jeep.As I said, these are designed to just snap into place, and I can't think of a mod I've done to a Jeep that installs any easier than these do. You just walk up to the Jeep, make sure you have the side of the insert with the two tabs facing toward the bottom, and you push it into place. You don't even need to remove the grill to get these installed. There's no tape, there's no drilling, there's no bolts. They literally just snap into place. The whole installation will take you less than 10 minutes and you won't need any tools at all.So depending on what you want out of your Jeep and the direction you're going with your build, you may have money in your budget for a strictly visual mod, or you might be saving those dollars for something that adds a little bit of function. If you are somebody who's just looking to restyle the front of your Jeep, I would recommend going with these grille inserts, even over some of the other options on the market. I think they're priced fairly, they fit really well, and they're made of a high quality material, so you know they're gonna hold up really well over time.So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Grille Insert Kit, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here, at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Grille Inserts
      • High Quality Plastic and Metal Construction
      • Black Finish
      • UV-Resistant Treatment
      • Tough and Durable
      • Extremely Simple Snap-In Installation
      • Perks Up a Jeep's Front End Looks
      • 7 Inserts
      • 5 Year Limited Warranty
      • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JKs, Excluding Some Special Editions


      Specs. Snap these metal and plastic inserts into the seven grille openings at the front of your JK Wrangler, and you will give your vehicle a dashing, bold new look at minimal cost. With super easy installation and great looks, this appearance kit works great for anyone seeking unique style.

      Construction. Rugged Ridge's black grille insert set includes seven pieces. These inserts are designed to snap or click into place in the grille openings with no tool needed other than the human hand. The finish is black to match other Wrangler details. The pieces are UV-treated to ensure they stay pristine even in strong sunlight. Rugged Ridge offers a limited 5 year warranty on this aesthetics kit.

      Application. Fits all 2007-2018 JK Wranglers with unmodified (stock) grilles.

      Please Note. This Kit will not fit the following models: Sahara (2016+ only), Sahara X, Rubicon X, Polar Edition, Dragon Edition, Altitude Edition (2015+ only), Back Country Edition and 75th Anniversary Edition.

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

      Rugged Ridge 11306.30

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (77)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 77 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • August 17, 2019

        1 2015 Rubicon - paul


        thought i was getting insert with honey comb radiator protection, way to expensive and hard to return, will not deal with them again

        Helpful (1)
      • July 17, 2019

        1 2017 Wrangler - TraceyS

        2017 JKU SAHARA

        These will not fit on my Jeep. I received them as a gift and idk if it’s due to being a SAHARA or not? They do not fit.

        Helpful (1)
      • June 11, 2019

        5 2015 Wrangler - alyate2 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        love them!

        Ordered these about 3 years ago, and haven't had a single issue with them!

        Helpful (1)
      • April 05, 2019

        5 2009 Wrangler - IbJoeC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Silly easy install

        30 seconds to install. This is the perfect gateway part to modifying your Jeep. Just looks nice and adds a little depth to the front end. Pair it with a few other items to match the look. Can’t beat it for the price. Buy it!

        Helpful (1)
      • February 19, 2019

        4 2017 Rubicon - Pepper Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Grille Inserts

        Very easy to install and added some nice black contrast to my white Rubicon

        Helpful (2)
      • December 13, 2018

        5 2014 Wrangler - RyanB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Grill inserts went on and looked great, as advertised. Would recommend.

        Helpful (4)
      • November 28, 2018

        4 2018 Rubicon - Badbuyer Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Rugged Ridge Grille Inserts - Look Great, but...

        Purchased these after needing to return the Red Rock Stick-On product that didn't stick. The snap-in is much better, but you do need to take extra care to install than just pushing them on. I was ready to return these, as well, until I found that reaching through each slot and pinching sideways to get the full snap was required. Why Rugged Ridge didn't make the 4 clips on each a little bigger to get more bite is beyond me, and hopefully I don't need to refer back to this review if I do lose Inserts on the road/trail.

        Helpful (4)
      • September 06, 2018

        5 2014 Wrangler - DannyP Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Grill inserts

        These Grill inserts makes the front of my Jeep look very cool they were installed very quick and I like the appearance

        Helpful (4)
      • July 24, 2018

        5 2008 Wrangler - RobbL Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Looks good not cheesy no time at all to install looks like the Jeep came like that

        Helpful (5)
      • July 10, 2018

        5 2010 Wrangler - PattyA Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Love these. Easy to install made the jeep grill stand out more . Many compliments

        Helpful (5)

      Questions & Answers (12 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Are there any black grill inserts that will fit my 2018 Sahara?

      • Since the Sahara grille has surrounds on the slot openings there are not any inserts for your Jeep without some modifying.

      Helpful (1)

      How will this affect the cooling capacity?

      • The Rugged Ridge Black Grille Insert Set will not affect the cooling capacity of your Jeep.

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      Will these work with the Old Glory insert/

      • Unfortunately, the Rugged Ridge Black Grille Insert Set will not work with the RedRock 4x4 Wrangler Old Glory Mesh Grille insert

      Helpful (1)

      I have a 2017 JK Winter Edition. Will these fit?

      • Thank you for your question! The Rugged Ridge Black Grille Insert Set will only work with the standard Wrangler front grille. Your 2017 Winter Edition has the 75th Anniversary style front grille which has a slightly different rectangular shaped cut outs in the grille, that will make the Rugged Ridge Black Grille Insert Set incompatible with your front grille.

      Helpful (1)

      Will these fit my 2017 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited?

      • This will not fit the 2016 and up Sahara models no.

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      Will these fit a 2017 Willy's? 1 answer
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      Can these be painted and will they fit in a 2011 unlimited Sahara 4 door. I also have the same question with the headlight trims. 1 answer
      Can I paint these? Or where can I get painted ones? Thanks! 1 answer
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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (7) Grille Inserts

      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

      Will not fit the following models: • Sahara (2016+ only)• Sahara X• Rubicon X• Polar Edition• Dragon Edition• Altitude Edition (2015+ only)• Back Country Edition• 75th Anniversary Edition

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