(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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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.
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April 03, 2020
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.Helpful (0)
March 17, 2020
Looks awesome, easy to install and with a 3M primer it isn’t going anywhere. Happy customer here.Helpful (0)
March 06, 2020
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 itHelpful (0)
January 19, 2020
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, 2020Helpful (2)
November 27, 2019
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
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
Rugged Ridge body armor hood stone guard
This fits great, easy to install, would recommend goes well with any color JeepHelpful (1)
October 06, 2019
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.Helpful (1)
October 06, 2019
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.Helpful (1)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The holes will line up, however you may experience clearance issues with the body of the rugged ridge latches and the raised section of the stone guard.
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
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.
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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