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Rugged Ridge Hood Guard Body Armor Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Review & Installation Video

      I'm Ryan from, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard to the all 2007 to 2016 J case. Today we're gonna talk about the construction and of course the installation of this stone guard.The leading edge of your hood can be a magnet for stone throws. So whether you have some damage you're looking to cover up, or if you're looking to protect that area from damage in the future, this piece will definitely do the trick. This is also a visual modification, so as part of a package or a stand-alone accent piece, this will also visually change up the look of the front of your jeep.Now as far as visual mods go, this is right around the price that you would expect it to be. So if this is something that you'd like to see on your jeep, I would say it's worth the price. This stone guard is made of a black thermoplastic that has been UV-treated so it's not going to fade in the sun and become gray, and the thermoplastic means it's gonna be nice and strong, so even if you do catch a stone throw in the highway, it's not going to crack.As you can see, it has this diamond plate texture on the top of it which some of you will like, some of you not as much. It is a little bit more of an old school look, so that is something to consider when looking at this stone guard. As far as installation goes, it has a couple of tabs molded right into it that will go into the existing holes that you have for your upper hood latch, and on the underside, of course, automotive-grade 3M tape that makes installation really easy and also non-permanent. If you want to be able to remove this part down the line, you can always do that by just popping off a couple of nuts, giving it a pull and cleaning off the adhesive.So as I mentioned, installation is super simple for this stone guard. You're going to have two tabs and the 3M adhesive that hold it into place. The first step in the installation is removing the nuts from the upper hood latches on the inside of your hood. From there, you want to make sure that the surface that's going to be contacted by the 3M tape is nice and clean. You can use an alcohol prep pad or any alcohol-based cleaner to clean that off. Once everything is clean, give this a test fit, then you can peel a small two-inch section of the adhesive, put it on the hood and, again, make sure that it fits properly. After you have everything test fit, you can peel the rest of the red backing off of the 3M tape, go ahead and re-install the nuts over the upper hood latches and press everything into place.Anytime you're using 3M adhesive to attach anything automotive, you wanna make sure you do it when the weather is right around 70 degrees or possibly, even warmer. If you try installing this on a 30-degree winter's day, chances are the 3M adhesive isn't going to tape. It's not going to bond well and eventually, it's gonna try and pop off. If you do this when the weather is nice or in a heated garage, let the adhesive set up properly and, of course, re-install those nuts on your hood latches. This is going to be permanent until you wanna remove it.The whole installation for this product shouldn't take you more than half hour to complete, and you won't need any specialty tools, just some sockets for the nuts and the hood latches and, of course, a good alcohol based cleaner for the surface of the hood. This stone guard is just shy of a hundred dollars, and for me I like to spend the money on my Jeep on functional modifications.So if you're looking at this from a stand point of covering up damage that's already on your hood, it's going to be significantly cheaper than metal repair and paint repair. If you're looking at this to protect the leading edge of your hood, I think it's a great investment. Or if you just like the look of this part, again, I do think it's worth the price because of the build quality.So whether you're looking to cover up damage on the leading edge of your hood, protect it from damage in the future or you just like the look of this diamond plate looking rock guard, this is going to be an inexpensive and easy to install addition to your jeep.So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard for the all 2007 to 2016 J case that you can find right here at

      Product Information

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


      • Protects Leading Edge of Hood from Damage
      • Rugged Diamond Plate Design
      • Molded Thermoplastic Construction
      • Durable UV Treated Black Finish
      • Simple Peel and Stick Installation
      • 5-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
      • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models


      Extra Protection and Style. Protect the leading edge of your Jeep Wrangler’s hood from damage on the street or the trail with a Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard. This Guard not only protects your Hood from brush and other hazards, but it also gives your JK a rugged appearance with its diamond plate pattern design. This Stone Guard is also a great way to hide any existing dents or scratches.

      Rugged Construction. Rugged Ridge manufactures their Body Armor Hood Stone Guard from a durable, thermoplastic material. Molded to the exact shape of your Wranglers hood for perfect fit, this Stone Guard features an embossed diamond plate pattern. Completed in a UV treated black finish, this Hood Guard will look great for years to come.

      Simple Installation. No drilling is required for installation. This Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard is designed to simply install on the leading edge of your Wranglers hood with the supplied 3M double-sided automotive bonding tape. Installation is quick and should only take about 10 minutes to complete.

      5 Year Limited Warranty. To ensure the highest quality of their materials and craftsmanship, Rugged Ridge backs their products with a 5 Year Limited Warranty. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.

      Application. This Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard is designed to fit all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models including the Rubicon.

      Technical Note. Please note that this Hood Guard is not compatible with the Mopar Power Dome Hood found on some special edition models such as Rubicon X or Hard Rock Edition.

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

      MPN# 11651.17

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.0 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      • April 03, 2020

        4 2009 Wrangler - CaliforniaHolly Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Looks cool

        It was a pain in the butt to put on. Took two people and isn't perfect but it looks fantastic and it's a great value for such a cool look.

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      • March 17, 2020

        5 2017 Wrangler - BeeptheJeep Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Hood Guard

        Looks awesome, easy to install and with a 3M primer it isn’t going anywhere. Happy customer here.

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      • March 06, 2020

        2 2017 Wrangler - JodieH Installation Cost: 0-$100

        Poorly fitted

        Was excited to get this bug guard on was very disappointed on the fitting of it had to take it to get put on and with it on it still doesn’t fit right I bought a bug guard to cover the front end of my hood and it doesn’t fully cover it

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      • January 19, 2020

        5 2017 Rubicon - Rubenz

        Hood stone guard

        Person on phone when ordering were very helpful, placed order and received within a couple of days, great product will continue to order, very pleased thank you all!!

        Helpful (0)
      • January 12, 2020

        4 2016 Wrangler - Smitty Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Helpful (2)
      • November 27, 2019

        5 2014 Wrangler - Joebowler300 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        What you'd expect for the money

        ABS plastic. Held on with double sided tape, had trouble getting it "just right" so the holes would line up perfectly with the hood latches. Just had to widen the holes a bit and we were good to go. Front edge keeps "popping" up a bit, as it was difficult to align and get in place by myself before the tape stuck. Not a big deal. Overall very happy.

        Helpful (1)
      • November 26, 2019

        5 2016 Wrangler - Theo Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Rugged ridge hood stone guard

        Looks great. Easy and quick to install. It is a nice addition to the jeep and definitely worth the money.

        Helpful (1)
      • November 10, 2019

        5 2018 Wrangler - RAS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Rugged Ridge body armor hood stone guard

        This fits great, easy to install, would recommend goes well with any color Jeep

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      • October 06, 2019

        5 2018 Wrangler - 33701 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        nice cover

        looks great, easy to install, i had to drill 2 new holes in the latch tab, the predrilled ones were about 1/8 inch out of alignment. but love the guard.

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      • October 06, 2019

        3 2018 Wrangler - Lannaz27 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Not what I expected

        When I got the piece in the mail, it wasnt what I was expecting. I was thinking it had a little more detail, and the quality would be better for $60. I put it on anyway, it looks ok, but I wouldnt have ordered it if I had seen it in person first.

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      Questions & Answers (8 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Will this fit the 2016 hood on the Rubicon Hard Rock with the Power Dome Hood?

      • No, the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard, Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) is not compatible with Mopar Power Dome Hood found on some models such as Rubicon X or Hard Rock Edition.

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      My 2015 Ruby has the Power Dome hood.I would like to have the hood protector and the tailgate protectorate the expanded metal pattern.Is it available ? :

      • The Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard, Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) is not compatible with Mopar Power Dome Hood.

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      Will this fit a 2018 Oscar Mike Edition?

      • This Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard is designed to fit all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models that do not have the Mopar power dome hood and will not fit the JL models. 

      Helpful (2)

      Is this stone guard compatible with Barricade matte black grille cover?

      • This stone guard can be used with the Barricade Matte Black Grille Cover, but will be a tight fit on the corners were the side lips sit above the grille cover.

      Helpful (1)

      When will this item be available for the 2018 Wrangler JL?

      • This item will not fit the JL models. The manufacturer would need to offer a separate option that would be designed to fit the JL.

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      3 More Questions
      Will the stone guard holes line up with Rugged Ridge XHD Hood Latches? Thank you. 1 answer
      I can't get on, it doesn't line up with the holes, I even tried w/ 2 people, I stuck it on then had to pull off..? I don't get it..?? 1 answer
      I live in Alaska, is the tape durable enough to withstand extreme cold? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Hood Stone Guard

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