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Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard - Black (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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  • Customizes the Appearance of Your Jeep
  • Constructed from UV-Treated Thermoplastic
  • Attaches Securely to Your Jeep with an Ultra Strong 3m Tape
  • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

Review & Installation Video

I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, 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 ExtremeTerrain.com.

Functions. The Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard protects the jeep's body during off-road ride. It upgrades the overall look of your jeep.

Construction.It is made from UV-treated thermoplastic with black diamond plate pattern for an aggressive off-road look.

Installation.With ultra strong 3M tape, this Jeep Wrangler stone guard can be securely mounted to the vehicle. It can be easily installed with minimal drilling.

Fitment. It is designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

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

What's in the Box
  • Hood Stone Guard
  • Double Sided Tape
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Not compatible with Mopar Power Dome Hood found on some models such as Rubicon X or Hard Rock Edition

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3/5
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I would suggest putting this product on while it's a warm sunny day. I did it in the cold and the plastic didn't want to conform very easily and it actually cracked one of the tabs trying to get it to ...

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5/5
Jeep Jk X

Looks great and nice tight fit. I've had it installed for 6 months now and no signs of it coming off. It looks like it belongs on the vehicle.

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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Is this stone guard compatible with Barricade matte black grille cover?

CraigH

  • 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.

    XTJames

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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..??

MB

  • I apologize to hear that you are having issues with your Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard! Please give us a call or shoot us an email at your earliest convenience so that we can get this solved for you! https://www.extremeterrain.com/contact.html

    TerriB

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I live in Alaska, is the tape durable enough to withstand extreme cold?

LisaS

  • The temperature range of the tape that is included with Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard is a much lower than temperatures you would likely see even in Alaska but recommended you apply some 3M adhesion promoter to the installation as this would just help it bond even better.

    TerriB

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

Clemski

  • 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.

    XTHelen

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Overall Rating 4.3

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Protection 4.555555 4.6
  • Fit 4.285714 4.3
  • Appearance 4.825397 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.507936 4.5



  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 11, 2013

    Armor hood guard

    I would suggest putting this product on while it's a warm sunny day. I did it in the cold and the plastic didn't want to conform very easily and it actually cracked one of the tabs trying to get it to fit. Now that's it's warming up, it's starting to deform from the sun and it sticks up because the 3M tape that holds it down never really stuck. It's a great accessory to my jeep and looks mint, I just hope the hot summer sun doesn't deform it to the point where I need to remove it.

    TheCrushaaa

    Year: 2011Worcester, MA, USA

    Helpful (5)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 01, 2017

    Jeep Jk X

    Looks great and nice tight fit. I've had it installed for 6 months now and no signs of it coming off. It looks like it belongs on the vehicle.

    RobertH

    Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 29, 2013

    looks great

    easy install fits perfect looks great great buy by the way start on one end and peel the red film of adhesive tape while presing firm and installing product

    juan

    Year: 2012tn

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 26, 2017

    Love it...

    You will want the temp outside to be moderate or even leave in sun for an hour. This, as with any thick plastic, fitted part, you don't want to put it on when its cold and has no give. Knowing that it goes on with ease and looks great!

    TaraF

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 24, 2016

    Terry

    Love it took less then an hour to install,highly recommend

    Tp

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 01, 2016

    Useful, but mine broke

    It looked great and helped from chipping the paint, but my dune flag hit it and broke it in half. Really disappointed that a little pole could snap it in half. Maybe if there was a life time warranty I'd buy it again.

    bayro

    Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    September 23, 2016

    Stone guard

    The product itself was of excellent quality. The application was horrible. Very hard to get to stretch from one side to the other to match up with holes in the hood latch. By the time we could stretch it enough the two sided tape was a mess. Now I have to remove and get tape residue off and either retape or take to body shop to do it. Also bought the grill cover with no problems installing.

    Travelinglady

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 03, 2016

    Body armor hood

    Awesome look, great for casual drivers, easy to install!

    Burney

    Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 14, 2016

    hood stone guard

    Looks good and easy to install. It helps to install when it is warm.

    Croozr

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 13, 2016

    Quick install resulting in a great look!

    The product came packaged great. All of the needed pieces were intact and secure. The overall feel and style of the body armor hood stone guard is great. The fitment was a bit tough at times. Once you get it centered and straight, stick it down and you are done after re-tightening the hood latch bolts. The design behind the hood guard, in regards to attaching to the hoot latch bolts, was an added benefit. Overall a nice bang for the buck addition!

    JJ

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 24, 2015

    Easy install great look

    Fast shipping, easy install, perfect fit...simple change but gives a great aggressive look while protecting hood. Love it!!

    AP41

    Year: 2011MD

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 15, 2015

    Hood rock guard

    I just love the way this thing looks on my Jeep JK and the basic functionality is great as well, It eliminates the issue with rocks and road debris chipping away at the outside edge of your hood.

    StickSlinger60

    Year: 2014Jackson GA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 14, 2015

    hood armor

    looks good and not hard to install but takes some patients because you have to line up the lock hoods holes to the armor. try and do this install while the weather is hot this way the molding has some bend to it and the 3m tape will stick better.

    rob41

    Year: 2014new york

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 30, 2015

    Looks awesome, easy to install, shipped immediately!

    I received this item in about a week, and it took only 20 minutes to install on the Jeep! It looked better on my Jeep than in the picture actually, and I have had about 5 people ask me about it since it was installed.

    Cheeze

    Year: 2015Palm Desert, CA, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 16, 2015

    it looks beutifull

    best front protection for you'r jeep this item will look extreme good on you'r jeep

    alwolfgang

    Year: 2015Boston,MA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 22, 2014

    looks great easy to install

    This product looks great on my 2014 jeep wrangler unlimited . It e=was easy to install and takes less than 1/2 hr to install . A great addition to any jeepl

    biohazard88

    Year: 2014kingwood wv

    Helpful (2)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 01, 2014

    Rugged Ridge Body Armor Hood Stone Guard

    Decent look, decent protection, don't like how the item fits with the tape underneath as it isn't flush all the way across the hood and buckles up in a couple locations allowing water and debris to work its way under it. Not a deal breaker and more of an OCD issue.

    Nerosync

    Year: 2008MI

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 27, 2014

    Looks Great!

    The rugged ridge hood stone guard looks great! It gives the jeep a great appearance and was very simple to install. I gave it a 4 star on protection only because I've only had it installed for 1 month so not completely sure on how much protection it will ensure, but I'm very optimistic that it will earn 5 stars.

    Amanda29

    Year: 2014Duncan, OK, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 13, 2017

    Chip saver!

    I bought this after I noticed a rock chip on my hood end. The install time was super easy and I think it looks great! I've had this 6 months now and have no issues with it, including fading or peeling. I would recommend this to anyone.

    John

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 16, 2017

    Diamond Hood strip

    This strip looks great, but it was just a tad short on the ends and holes to screw in were slightly off, but my husband was able to make it work with a little bit of adjustment. But it does look great !!

    VivianM

    Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (0)

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