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Rugged Ridge Body Armor Rocker Guards - Black (07-18 Wrangler JK 4 Door)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Includes Two Side Rocker Panels That Protect and Enhance the Look of Your Vehicle
    • Panels are Made of High-Quality, UV-Treated Thermoplastic Material
    • Can Be Easily Attached Using a Ultra-Strong 3M Tape or Screws
    • Designed for Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK 2007-2018 4-Door Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Rocker Side Panel Kit, fitting your 4-door 2007 and up JK. Today, we're going to talk through the installation of this side panel kit, which is a very simple one-out-of-three-wrench install. These are going to attach to your Jeep with some screws, and also some 3M adhesive, but there's no drilling necessary, so this is going to be very easy for anyone to do in their driveway in about an hour. We'll talk more about the installation in just a second. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the features of this side panel kit. This side panel kit is mostly an aesthetic mod. This is designed to cover up the otherwise unfinished looking pinch seam on the side of your Jeep, giving your Jeep a much more finished look from the profile view. If you don't go with something like this, there are other options to cover up the pinch seam, but most of them are going to be armor, which is going to be much more expensive and a lot heavier. So, if you're not in the market for something that offers a ton of off-road protection and you just want that more finished look, I think this is going to be a nice option for you. This is going to provide a little bit of protection. If you have some side steps and you're constantly kicking that painted surface of your Jeep, this will help from getting some scratches on that rocker section if you're interested in that. These do come in a couple of different finishes. This has a diamond plate texture and these are also available in smooth, so you can get whichever look you like best on your Jeep. Overall, I think these are really fairly priced for something that is mostly an aesthetic mod, but does offer a little bit of scratch protection, as well. This rocker panel kit is made out of a polycarbonate material, which means it's going to be really strong and crack resistant. It's also UV resistant, so it's not going to fade in the sun over time. As I said before, this does have a diamond plate texture to it, but there's also a smooth version available if you're more interested in that look. As far as the way these attach to your Jeep, they will attach to the existing holes on the pinch seam, and they'll also use some 3M adhesive to attach, making the install very simple. This is going to be a very simple one-out-of-three-wrench install that won't take you more than an hour to complete. Even if you already have some side rocker protection, or even a side step on your Jeep, as long as it only bolts to the back side of the pinch seam, you can use these in conjunction with whatever you already have. In order to get these installed, because you are using some 3M adhesive, you are going to want to make sure that the painted surface of your Jeep is very clean. Use a good alcohol-based cleaner or an alcohol prep pad to clean the area before attaching any adhesive. You're also going to want to make sure that you install these when the temperature is moderate, around 70 degrees. If you install these when it's very hot or very cold, the 3M won't have a chance to set up and you may have a problem with binding. So, the first step in this installation, aside from cleaning that painted surface, is to start with the 3M adhesive backing being peeled off. You're going to want to peel the corners of that adhesive up a little bit so when you bolt these on the side of the Jeep, you can still grab that covering. Then, you'll use the included screws to bolt these in place, and finally, peel the rest of the backing off of the 3M adhesive, following along, pressing the new side panel kit onto the painted surface of your Jeep, making sure you get some good adhesion. As I said before, this whole process isn't going to take you more than an hour to complete. You're just going to need some traditional hand tools and a good alcohol-based cleaner. This side panel kit comes in at right around $80. The smooth

    Versatility. The Rugged Ridge Body Armor Rocker Side Panel Kit has two side rocker panels that protect your vehicle and enhance its looks. Just apply touch-up paint on dents and scratches to prevent rusting and install these armors on the damaged area to cover it up.

    Tough Construction. These Jeep Wrangler JK accessories are made of high-quality, UV-treated thermoplastic for a reliable performance. They feature a black diamond plate finish for a tough, off-road look.

    Application. The side armors in this Jeep Wrangler side panel kit can be attached using the ultra-strong 3M tape or with screws. They are designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK 4-door models.

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    Hello, is this black diamond textured also available for the Wrangler JK 2 door?

    MarcoE729

    • Thank you for your question! We offer a version of the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Rocker Guards for the 2-Door model. I listed the link below. https://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-body-armor-kit-jk-1165106.html

      MeridethXT

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    I have a 2016 Jeep Rubicon HR and would like these side panels. The video mentions they are available in textured/smooth. If so, I would like the part number. Thanks

    MichaelF

    • Rugged Ridge also offers the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit - Black Matte (Item #: J103542) for a 4 door JK that can be found here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/rr-smooth-rocker-armor-jku-1165112.html or the 2 door option (Item #: J103541) which can be found here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/rr-smooth-rocker-armor-jk-1165111.html

      TerriB

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    Will this work with sidesteps/nerfbars attached to to pinch seam? this one in particular... RUGGED RIDGE TEXTURED BLACK SIDE STEP PAIR (07-17 WRANGLER JK 4 DOOR) Thanks in advance.

    Jonathan1976

    • Unfortunately the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Rocker Side Panel Kit - Pair, Black (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door) attaches to the pinch seam so it would not be able to be installed with side steps/nerfbars that attach to your pinch seem as well.

      XTSteve

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    Customer Reviews (21) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.3

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Protection 4.428571 4.4
    • Fit 4.238095 4.2
    • Appearance 4.666667 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.428571 4.4



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 10, 2018

      Body Armor

      Great item, great price! Looks great on my jeep jku. Helps protect the bottom line of the jeep.

      CaryG

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 09, 2018

      Easy install Look great!

      These were an easy install with a nice finish. I would highly recommend them.

      Walt

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 24, 2018

      Rocker Guards

      I was looking for some method to cover the unfinished pinch seam and this worked great. Easy installation and a very professional look.

      REVII

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 20, 2018

      Clean.

      It’s a kind a plastic material , very easy to installation, the instructions are very helpful.

      Klao

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 07, 2018

      Body armor

      This is holding up quite well on my Jeep. Easy install and looks great too. I'm pleased with it.

      ElizabethS

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 16, 2017

      Pinch Seam Coverup

      I wanted to cover the pinch seam and this did this well and on a budget. It fits up nicely except on the rear end it is definitely too long. '17 JKU

      TC

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 19, 2017

      Gotta Have Rocker Guards

      We own a Jeep Wrangler and needed something to complete the look and protect the body. Tried some local shops and the suggestions were costly and would look cheap! Found the Rocker Guards and knew that was the solution! Installed easy some minor modifications, and now get lots of complements.

      GaryJ

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 11, 2017

      Great Product!

      It took me about 2 and a half hours, just because I wanted to take my time. I really helps to have two people, however I did the install by myself.

      Napalm

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 01, 2017

      I would buy again

      Pros: Easy enough to install. Looks good. Fits with my side steps. Protects and hides the pinch seam. Cheaper than other options, few that there were. Cons: Not a perfect fit on my 2014 JKU: the overall length was about an inch or two too long; the cuts were slightly off at the front and rear fender locations; holes are pre-drilled, so can't install misaligned. (see uploaded photos) I had rubi rails on my 2014 JKU, wanted the "Barricade Extreme HD Rocker Steps" because my young daughters had difficulty climbing in, but the rails were not compatible with the steps. Removing the rubi rails exposed the pinch seams on each side of the Jeep. The Rugged Ridge Rocker Guards work almost perfectly with the step. They do a great job at hiding and protecting the pinch seam, especially now that I have a step and people could easily 'kick' the side of my Jeep slightly. Unsure if the supplied hardware is rustproof; easily solved if not. I would buy again, even though the fit is slightly off.

      GregP

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 14, 2017

      Style and functionality

      Easy to install and they look great! I've had these on for about a year now and no problems whatsoever! I have to admit, installing the first one took some time but once I figured it out (terrific lack of instructions) the second one went on in about 10 minutes.

      JuneauJeeper

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 16, 2017

      Great Product

      Easy to install, looks great. Feels really sturdy. Only time will tell on how well it will hold up to the elements but so far I really like it.

      Kyle

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 30, 2016

      Great extra touch to the appearance

      Install was super simple and gave my wife's Jeep the look she was wanting. Great product for the price. I would buy it again.

      Sleeved75

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      September 17, 2016

      Works ok

      Holes do not line up and they needs to have more washer and the two Factory bolts you have to use it because the bolts they give you will not go in and lineup they're too big

      Bill

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 30, 2016

      wasted my $$

      Holes do not match up very well and now I have a bubble in the panel !

      Lippy

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 03, 2016

      Just what I was looking for

      Shipped right on time... was exactly as advertised... and quick to install.

      Storm

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 18, 2016

      Could be better

      Looks nice, fairly easy to install correctly.. 3 stars are for the lack of washers for the back. These nuts are small, and the holes in the pinch seam are about the size of a dime, and if you don't get the nut to the side of the hole, it'll just go right thru. You need to plan a trip to the hardware store to buy some decent washers for the back before you go installing this thing. Otherwise, it's a decent solution for where you have this area exposed due to a different rock rail install.

      Podge

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 05, 2015

      Excellent product

      Installations went extremely well and it looks great on the jeep

      Catman

      Year: 2015Va

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 28, 2015

      Diaomond Palte Body Armor

      Installed easily and looks great. A nice addition that matches the trim, a clean look.

      Eggman90

      Year: 2015Wading River, NY, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 17, 2015

      Missy K

      The installation was easy and product looks great! However it is just plastic so I'm not sure how much real protection it will provide or how long it will last..... I guess I will find out!

      MissyK

      Year: 2011Michigan

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 15, 2015

      Adhesive/Bolt on Plastic Body Armor

      Fairly cheap product. Comes with bolts and adhesive tape. Bolts do not align perfectly and this causes the product to bow outwards. The adhesive tape helps keep the product flush to the panel surface, but over time, the product bows out away from the panel surface and looks bad. I would recommend spending a few dollars more on a better product.

      RedJeep

      Year: 2015Mansfield, TX, USA

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