(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Rugged Ridge Black Composite Overhead Storage Console on your 1987-2013 Wrangler
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com. This is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this console, which is a very simple one out of three wrenches to get installed and we're also going to talk a little bit about some of the features.No matter what year or body-style Wrangler you have, getting a little bit more storage is always a good thing, so turning an unused area above the visors of your Jeep into an area where you can store small items is a great idea. This is going to be a composite storage location, which makes it really light, which also makes the installation very, very simple because there's no need to drill anything. This is just straps in place, using Velcro. This console is made of blow-molded high-density polyethylene and you gain 450 cubic inches of storage with this. It's a very lightweight material that's also very strong, which again makes for a very simple install. You have a non-skid floor on the inside, you have these mesh nets on the outside to keep items inside of the console even when you're driving on-road or even off-road, and those nets are strung up on elastic bands that are adjustable just to make sure nothing is gonna stretch out over time.I've mentioned a couple of times that the installation for this item is very, very simple, and I am giving this a one out of three wrenches because you can get it done in less than a half an hour with just a set of screw drivers. All you'll need to do when you take this out of the box is attach the metal mounts to the plastic console itself and finally take the Velcro straps out of the packaging and use those to latch the metal brackets to your sport cage. The console doesn't attach to the sport cage using any sort of bolts. There's no drilling, it's just that Velcro which is more than enough to keep it in place. Again, the installation shouldn't take you more than a half an hour and you won't need any special tools, just some screw drivers. At around $100, I think this is a pretty fairly priced item. From a fit and finish perspective, I think it's great. The mold is really clean, there are no sharp edges, it installs very easily, and you do gain a bit of storage, however, it's not going to be an area where you can store really large items. If you have a lot of smaller items or you like to empty your pockets out when you're driving without your doors on, this is going to be a nice, secure location to put those items. If you're looking to add some storage for smaller items inside of your Jeep that's going to keep everything nice and secure, and you want to be able to utilize an otherwise unused area, this is going to be a great option.That's my review with the Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console, fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Design. This storage console by Rugged Ridge is made out of tough but lightweight high-density polyethylene and measures 41.5 inches long by 6.5 inches deep by 2.5 point inches high. The interior features both a non-skid pad on its floor and a mesh storage net, both of which help keep items safely inside the console. Total storage volume is 450 inches. The console does not interfere with Jeep operation and can be used just as easily with the top up or down.
Storage Benefits. The Rugged Ridge composite overhead storage console proves as a combination box and shelf for keeping items of gear that are not too bulky, maps, books, spare sunglasses, canteens, electronics, CDs, and other smaller items. The mesh storage net prevents items stored inside from falling out, but keeps them conveniently ready to hand. This console attaches just below the roof line, and does not reduce the amount of space in the cab.
Bolt-On Installation. This Storage Console attaches to factory mounting points on the forward roll bars. No drilling or specialized tools are needed to mount it. Total time to assemble and fit the console varies from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the owner's experience with attaching accessories.
Application. This Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console is designed to be used on all 1987-2018 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ and JK models.
Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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October 06, 2019
Could be designed better.
On a 2003 wrangler with a hardtop this dash could have been twice the height. I thought I could at least put my gloves in there but they won't even fit. For me it was almost impossible to attach the middle strap without taking the hard top off. They could have put in a hard hook with a screw to tighten it up. I will most likely build my own with the brackets that came with this.Helpful (1)
September 10, 2019
This is an excellent storage upgrade, easy to install and easy to take in and out if you need to switch from your hard top to soft top or vice versa. Love this productHelpful (2)
September 08, 2019
Overhead storage console
Easy to install with supplied bolts in existing holes and fits perfect. Lots of storage and its out of sight..very nice, solid, well built and handy product!Helpful (1)
August 27, 2019
Nice unit plenty of storage for small stuff. Installation was easy.Helpful (1)
May 07, 2019
Not what I imagined from the description
I bought this thinking that the OPENING was 2.5", well it's not. My sunglasses cases won't fit through the opening. I can always put maps up there, I suppose, but it didn't solve my immediate problem.Helpful (2)
March 22, 2019
A good addition
Pro-It was a real easy install/upgrade for that extra little bit of overhead storage. Con- doesn’t allow sun visors to store all the way up and partially restricts vision. I’m thinking about new placement?Helpful (3)
February 16, 2019
easy to put in and works for what i need it for and looks goodHelpful (5)
February 15, 2019
Rugged ridge overhead storage console
I love it very easy to install no hassle at all and Light weightHelpful (4)
February 09, 2019
Good design and idea. Although it adds extra storage area and looks good another reason I bought it was to cover several existing drilled holes in the hardtop lip where the hardtop meets the front windshield (no thanks to the previous owner). The console looks great and looks like a professional installation although installing it was a breeze. You'll have no regrets buying this product.Helpful (5)
December 26, 2018
easy install any extra storage is always a good thing . could have had a little more padding in side other than that I like itHelpful (6)
I have the rough country MLC-6 installed in my 17 JKU (6 switch box above the mirror). Will this still fit with that switchbox?
The Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console will not be compatible with the Rugged Ridge MLC-6.
The install video does not show it with a hard/soft top. Can you have the either top on with this product. Or does it only work without a top? I have a 2017 Please advise.
The Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console can be used with both the soft top and the hard top, as well as with no top on.
Will it hold a full size CB mounted underneath?
Unfortunately, there is no weight limit on Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console. It is only designed for extra storage to hold smaller items. It most likely won't be able to hold the weight of a full size CB radio.
Will this work with the Rugged Ridge CB mount already installed or will the mount be in the way? Thank you.
The Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console - Black can be installed to the roll bars at a location that you choose, so that you can install wherever comfortable.
do you have to remove front section of hard top to install storage bin,or can you install from inside without removing top????
Yes, due to the way it mounts you will want the roll bars exposed when installing the Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console. You can also reference the install guide on our site to see how it installs.
The Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console will still allow access to remove the front part of the factory hard top.
Hello, unfortunately we did not test fit this product with the Smittybilt GEAR Overhead Console, so we wouldn't be able to guarantee fitment.
Hello, the Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console, Black (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) will work with the Sun Visors, making them work as they would originally.
Hello, yes the Rugged Ridge Composite Overhead Storage Console, Black (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) will work on the 2012 Sahara Unlimited
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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