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Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector Matte Black (07-17 Wrangler JK)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Protects the Hood and Windshield from Bugs and Debris
  • Resists Scratches
  • Easy to Install
  • Fits 07-17 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge bug deflector in matte black, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. Today we're going to go over the construction of this bug deflector, and, of course, the installation. First and foremost, a bug deflector is designed to deflect wind up over the windshield of the front of your Jeep, allowing small stones and bugs to be deflected with that wind and not end up splattered on your windshield. Now, how much aerodynamic change you actually get from a bug deflector is certainly for debate. A lot of people will install these because either they like the look, and it definitely changes the look of the front of your Jeep, or because they have some damage on that leading edge of their hood that they're looking to cover up, or they want to protect it from damage. The leading edge is certainly a magnet for stone-throws, so if you have some damage and you don't want to get the metal and paint repaired, this is going to be a much less expensive way of making that repair or, as I mentioned, some people just like the look of these bug deflectors. This bug deflector is made of an acrylic material, which is really the traditional material for a bug deflector. It's going to be strong but also a little bit flexible. Of course, this has the matte black finish which makes it look really nice with either the matte black window visors or just as a standalone accent piece on the front of your Jeep. Now, this has a couple of tabs molded onto the back of it. These ones here on the outside are designed to put a screw into to hold it onto the underside of the hood. And these, of course, have 3M adhesive pre-applied on them to make the installation really secure. Now even though there are a couple of screws that hold this into place, there's no drilling required with this installation. You'll just be using some J-nuts in existing holes that are already in the hood. So speaking of the installation, it's going to be really simple for this part. All you need to do is first clean the underside of the hood where that 3M adhesive is going to attach. Using an alcohol prep pad or a good alcohol-based cleaner will be plenty to get that area clean. After that, you can install the J-nuts in the existing square holes on the underside of your hood. Make sure the bug deflector lines up properly and is nice and square and exactly where you like it. Then peel off the red backing on the 3M tape and press it into place. Finally, you'll use the screws and washers that come in the hardware package with the bug deflector to attach the two outer tabs into those J-nuts that you just installed. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than a half hour and you won't need any specialty tools, just a good cleaner and a Phillips-head screwdriver. I find that a lot of visual modifications that are well-built and fit well will come in right around the $100 mark, and that's exactly where you're going to be for this bug deflector. So, if you want the visual modification and you like the way this looks, or you want to protect or cover up damage that's existing on your hood and you have $100 to spend, I think this is a nice piece. It's very well-built and it'll fit really well. So, whether you're looking to protect the leading edge of your hood, cover up existing damage, or you want the wind deflection over the windshield to keep bugs from splattering on it, this is going to be a really nice addition to your Jeep. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge bug deflector in matte black, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

Function. The Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector keeps your jeep's hood and windshield safe from bugs and road debris.

Construction. Made from acrylic, this Jeep Wrangler deflector resists scratches and offers durable use. It has a matte black finish that adds style to your vehicle.

Installation. It is simple to install with an automotive grade tape.

Fitment. The Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector is designed for 07-17 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1) Bug Deflector
  • Hardware
Installation Info
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

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5/5
Looks GREAT!

Was easy to install and looks great with my other black matte accessories. If you are looking to get this also get the visors that match. Looks great! See my photo.

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5/5
Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector Matte Black

Great product really fit well with my matte grill.

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Will this fit the power dome hood? (2016) 75th unlimited

Brooklyn

  • Hello, yes you will be able to install the Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector Matte Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) on your Power Dome Hood

    XTNuno

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Will this cover up the star on my 17 Oscar Mike?

TomC

  • The Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector does come back a little onto the hood, so you may notice part of the circle is not view-able or covered.

    XTHelenW

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Will this for on the Rubicon Unlimited Hard Rock Edition?

EileenH

  • Hello, yes, this will work on a Rubicon Unlimited Hard Rock Edition.

    XTNunoP

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Will this item warp over time

eagle

  • Hello! This item should not warp. They are pretty solid deflectors.

    Doug P

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Will this fit my 2016 JKU with the Eagle Eye Grill?

Truki

  • Hello, yes, the Grill shouldn't affect the mounts on the hood.

    XTNunoP

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.899225 4.9
  • Appearance 4.922481 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.689922 4.7



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 26, 2016

    Looks GREAT!

    Was easy to install and looks great with my other black matte accessories. If you are looking to get this also get the visors that match. Looks great! See my photo.

    CNMatta

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    April 27, 2017

    Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector Matte Black

    Great product really fit well with my matte grill.

    Kass

    Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 21, 2016

    Good but not Good

    The product is solid, goes on easily, and looks good. Does seem to keep the bugs off. But, with having a soft top, I did notice that when speeds got up about 45mph, I did get more flapping and noise from the soft top. So I took off, and do not know if will put on again or not. A little disappointed. I think if one has a hard top, or going with no top on, this would be a good buy.

    SamlautRanger

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 31, 2016

    Perfect Fit

    Easy to install and fit perfectly without an issues.

    upsmanchris1

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 15, 2016

    Love it with the beach

    I purchased the bug defender a week before I went down to the beach. Works really well and keeps the bugs off my windshield. Impressed by this product and would recommend it to anyone tired of cleaning the windshield all the time.

    Nathan

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 29, 2015

    Great product. Caution with soft tops.

    This deflector looks fantastic! I was able to install it in about 15 minutes (trying to center it perfectly.) I fell in love. THEN I WENT FOR A DRIVE. I drive a 2-door soft top JK and at 40mph, it feels like the wind is going to rip my soft top right off. It sounds like people are repeatedly hitting each of my windows and my roof as well. I didn't take into consideration how redirecting the airflow around the jeep would affect the soft top like this. I'm really upset that I'll have to remove and sell my new bug deflector. It's a shame, but still gave it 5 stars because it would work beautifully with a hard top.

    HLEF

    Year: 2015Orlando, FL

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 07, 2015

    Wind Deflector looks great!

    Took less than 15 minutes to install with only 2-fasteners and couple adhesive locations. Makes Jeep look really sharp with added bug free deflection.

    Curt12

    Year: 2014Houston, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 22, 2015

    One of the Best I've seen

    When I first picked up my Jeep I called it the BugKiller... but since installing this deflector I have to say that I haven't had to clean the windshield nearly as much. I assume any deflector would help with this, but frankly the Rugged Ridge deflector looks great on the front of my car, is easy to install, and surpasses my expectation.

    Skrull

    Year: 2015Langhorne pa

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 10, 2015

    Bug Deflector

    Once again an awesome product! Easy install. Instructions simple to understand! Looks awesome and helps with bugs as I'm driving down the road! Highly recommend! Fast shipping also+++++++

    Phatcheka01

    Year: 2014Houston, Tx

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 09, 2015

    Incredible value

    This took me less than 10 minutes to install. It really dresses up my Commando Green color !

    ovieandthecaps

    Year: 2013Ashburn, VA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 20, 2015

    Highly recommend

    This puppy installed in less than 5 minutes and looks awesome on my '14 Sahara. No more bugs and some protection from ticks as well!

    RKali

    Year: 2014Chandler, AZ, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 25, 2014

    Looks great and is engineered perfectly

    I spent more time cleaning the hood prior to installation than it took to install. The design is well thought out which translates to a great fit and quick installation. I would buy this product again.

    Squalus66

    Year: 2014Santa Fe, NM, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 23, 2014

    looks great and is very functional my windshield is bugless now

    I put this bug deflector to the test, I washed my windshield then I took an hour ride just before sunset hitting many different scenarios city driving, highway driving and country driving by farms and swampland and there wasn't a single bug on my windshield. The next morning i drove 36 miles to work and found only 2 bugs when i arrived so I'm very impressed with this bug deflector. It also looks really good on my jeep as well. I'm very happy with this purchase :)

    kstinson

    Year: 2014

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 23, 2014

    Look great fits great

    look great and the fit make everything work very well

    Brandy

    Year: 2011Sacramento, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 13, 2014

    matte black bug deflector

    This was way easier to install than I thought possible. It also feels like it is solidly mounted. I really like how the matte black color looks on my tan jeep. It adds just enough contrast. I really like it!

    Jason

    Year: 2011Burnsville mn

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 12, 2014

    Bug deflector

    There are alot of bug deflectors on the market. I like this one. It is a simple install and looks good. Seems to keep the bugs off. Mostly appeareance driven though.

    AnvilWrangler

    Year: 2014Mobile,AL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 26, 2014

    Again! Looks Great!

    Love , Love, Love! The look of the textured and matte black! The bug deflector really dresses up the white! I wish Rugged Ridge would make a textured black full grill like in the picture they show!

    Kelly50

    Year: 2014Torrington, CT, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 14, 2013

    Wrangler Matte Black Bug Deflector

    Installed easily and in less than twenty minutes. Changed washers as washers that came with kit weren't as heavy as I like. No drilling, compacting, stretching, etc.; fit was good right out of the box. Looks good and helps on bug deflection.

    Mogulmaster

    Year: 2013North Texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 18, 2017

    No problems at all!

    This items was delivered quickly. It lined up perfectly with the two holes already in the hood. Literally took 2 minutes to install and then I held pressure on the two adhesives for 30 - 60 seconds. Very easy upgrade for minimal time and money.

    Michael

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 17, 2017

    Stop the bugs!

    This was a very easy project. Looks good, fits good, and works well!

    BobG

    Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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