(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Neoprene Seat Covers, fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs. These are available in the black you see here, as well as in a few other colors. And because Jeep did change the interior of the Wrangler in 2011, there are a couple of different new ranges, so just make sure that you're careful and you pick the correct seat covers for your Jeep to get the best possible fit. Today, we're gonna talk about the construction, the installation, and of course, the fit of these covers.Seat covers like these can do a couple of different things. If you have an older JK, and your seats are beat up and worn out, covers like these will give your whole interior a new refreshed look, at a far lower cost than recovering the seats themselves. If your seats are in really good condition and you wanna keep them that way, you can go ahead and throw a set of these on there to protect your existing seats. Or, regardless of the condition of your seats, if you're just looking to give your interior more of a custom look, a set of seat covers is a great way to do that. These covers in particular from Rugged Ridge fit really well, and they're fairly priced.Now, as it says right in the name, these are neoprene seat covers. And there's a lot of misinformation out there about neoprene that it is a waterproof material. And it is not. It is a water-resistant material. However, this is a wet suit material not a dry suit material, so this will become wet if you leave the top off and your Jeep gets rained on, this will absorb some water. The nice thing about the neoprene material is that it is machine-washable, so if you do get a stain on these, you can pull them right off, throw them into the washer, and get them cleaned up.Now, any material will eventually fade in the sun, especially reds and blacks. So I would recommend treating these with some sort of UV protecting spray before you install them in your Jeep if you're somebody who has the top off a lot, or even if you have the top on a lot. That will definitely help to keep these bright and keep the color in them for a good, long time. The nice thing about the way these covers are designed is, again, they are body-style specific, so they will fit in your specific in your Jeep, which means they're going to fit tight, they're gonna look factory, and they're gonna hold up really well.Getting seat covers like these installed is a little bit difficult. The inside of the cover does like to stick to the material on your seat, so you may have to fight them a little bit. But luckily, it's something you only have to do once or ever so often whenever you take the covers off to wash them. These do have built-in straps and buckles to, again, make sure that they fit really tightly without any creases, so they look really good. But the fact that they do fit so tightly, again, makes them a little bit difficult to install.The first thing you're gonna wanna to do is remove your headrests and slide the back section of the seat over the back. Then you can slide the lower section that you actually sit on, and then put the headrest back on the seat once all the straps and buckles are pulled tight. Now, you may have a couple of wrinkles in your seat cover when you first get them out of the box, but those will work out in no time at all. The whole installation should take you probably about an hour, but it depends on how much you have to fight with these things to get them on. It may take you a little bit more. You won't need any tools to get this job done, just some patience.Now, as I said before, I think these seat covers are fairly priced. You can certainly get some that are going to be less expensive, but in my opinion, the build quality isn't there. They're not going to fit as tightly or look as nice when they're installed, and they're not gonna hold up as well. The seat cover definitely takes some abuse, so you want something that's well built. I think these are priced really appropriately for what you get, and I think they're high-quality covers.So, whether you're looking to cover up a damaged seat in your JK, trying to protect a seat that's still in good condition, or you just want a custom interior look, a set of neoprene seat covers like these are going to look good and not break the bank.So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Neoprene Seat Covers fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Construction. This black seat cover from Rugged Ridge protects and changes up the look of your OEM seats. Made of neoprene--a marine grade material used for wet suits--this cover protects your seat by resisting liquid, dirt, oil and weathering. Built for long lasting and high quality look and feel!
Accessories & More. The cover comes with elastic cords, nylon straps and hooks so installation is easy and quick.
Application. This black Rugged Ridge Neoprene Rear Seat Cover is designed to fit on the rear seats of 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door models.
Technical Note. The Seat Cover will not fit on leather seats.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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January 14, 2020
Great product, needs a little better stitching where the buckle are sewed on,pulled 2 of them off with little effort. Still a great buy!Helpful (1)
November 03, 2019
Very nice seat covers
These seat covers are very nice and look great. They’re comfortable and fit nice and tight. They took a little effort to install, but that’s because they fit so well. The quality is also really good. Very happy with this purchase.Helpful (1)
October 03, 2019
Fits snug and looks great
Fits snug and looks great. I wish I would have bought them sooner.Helpful (1)
October 02, 2019
I love the look and material. However, the fit is so tight with no give. Ripped in two places along seams while trying to install. Emailed asking for replacements but never got a response. Two people installation took about three hours.Helpful (1)
September 04, 2019
Easy install, nice fit . Looks really good and is comfortable material.Helpful (1)
August 23, 2019
Came just as described and were easy to put on. Took maybe a half hour but that was because I've never done it before and had to carefully check that it was on right. Tough as far as I can tell. I've drove around with some heavy tools, people, diving stuff, boxes, and piles of camp gear on them with no damage or wear that I can see so far.Helpful (1)
June 12, 2019
Neoprene Rear seat cover
The rear seat covers took some effort to install but were definitely worth the time. The seat covers are well made and fit extremely good on the original rear seat.Helpful (1)
May 31, 2019
Great product. Easy to slip on. Very strong zipper. Durable and strong.Helpful (1)
March 28, 2019
Great for pets
Excellent product. easy clean up for my dogs. 2 person install is easiest.Helpful (2)
February 28, 2019
Wrong year. Did not fit 2018
This states that it will fit a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimite, however after struggling for an hour they DID NOT FIT my 2018! Had to return! Description is NOT accurate!Helpful (3)
Infant/child seats compatibility Am I still able to access the LATCH for child seats with these seat covers installed?
The Rugged Ridge Neoprene Rear Seat Cover/Black (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door) still allow you to access the LATCH system near the seat belt and on the outer side of the seat.
Do these work well with factory leather Rubicon seats? I bought some Smittybilt covers that seemed to only work with cloth as they required passing through seat between back and bottom to strap it in tight. The leather does not allow pass-through front to back so they failed to work. Are these different?? Thanks in advance for answering my seemingly stupid question! ROObee
These seat covers require passing through the seat for installation so you may encounter the same issue. Most rear seat cover options will install in this manner.
Can these fit the 2018 Rubicon JL cloth seats?
Unfortunately, this cover will only fit 4-door 07-18 JK Wranglers.
I see that you note that this rear cover does Not fit leather seats. My 2014 Sahara Unlimited DOES have "pass-thru" where the seat back meets the seat base. In my case will the cover fit? I'm guessing the lack of pass thru is why the cover won't fit certain models of leather seats. Or is there another reason these won't fit leather seats?
The Rugged Ridge Neoprene Rear Seat Covers, per the manufacturer, have been tested on different sets of leather seats and they do not fit, not because of the pass through but because of the slightly larger size of the leather seats versus the cloth.
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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