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Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector - Matte Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Protects the Hood and Windshield from Bugs and Debris
    • Resists Scratches
    • Easy to Install
    • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from 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

    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 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

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

    MPN# 11348.02

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    • (1) Bug Deflector
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        Questions & Answers (10)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        If you take it off and at some point decide to put back on what is the best tape to use?

        • If the Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector is removed from your Jeep, we recommend reinstalling this piece with 3M Automotive exterior adhesive tape.

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        Will this for on the Rubicon Unlimited Hard Rock Edition?

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

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        Will this fit the power dome hood? (2016) 75th unlimited

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

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        Not related to the bug deflector (I bought it) What is the name of the front bumper? I HAVE to get one.

        • I cannot find that exact one but here is a link to all of our Stubby Bumpers:

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        I heard some bug reflectors make horrible noise while using a soft top. Is that the case with this model?

        • This will cause some wind noise yes.

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          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Ratings Summary

          4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          • January 16, 2020

            5 2008 Wrangler - MatthewL Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Looks great and easy to install

            Good product, easy to install met my expectations.

            Helpful (0)
          • November 21, 2019

            5 2009 Wrangler - johnD Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            looking good

            this product looks great on the jeep and it was easy to instll with no drilling required, which is why I purchased this

            Helpful (1)
          • November 19, 2019

            4 2016 Wrangler - Bsecor19 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


            good product. I list one of the plastic gametes inside my hood, but XT sent me a replacement.

            Helpful (1)
          • November 09, 2019

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

            Love Bugs

            Living in Florida, my Jeeps windshield became the natural predator of Love Bugs. The deflector took 5 minutes to put on, fit perfectly and looks great in Matte Black. Does add some noise from the air being pushed up on the roof, but worth it!

            Helpful (1)
          • October 31, 2019

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

            Big Guard

            Love the bug guard. Looks great, only issue is the anchors to put the screws in are not great quality. You can get a real tight fit

            Helpful (1)
          • October 13, 2019

            3 2013 Wrangler - JackieM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Love the look

            Love the way it looks and worked like a champ, unfortunately I had to take due to wind. On windy days it felt like it was going to rip my hood off. Even on roads with heavy semi traffic gusts of wind makes it un-nerving. Sorry, love the look and it helps with bugs, but....

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          • September 30, 2019

            3 2015 Wrangler - Stillbuggy1 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Still buggy

            I bought the buggy deflector because driving on the road I found that I was bombarded by a lot of bugs hitting my windshield. After I installed the bug deflector the problem still existed but at a small amount. The bug problem was still annoying while driving.

            Helpful (1)
          • September 15, 2019

            5 2016 Rubicon - JD51 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Bug Shield

            Nice addition, looks good and very functional. Very Happy.

            Helpful (1)
          • September 09, 2019

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

            Bug deflector

            The product arrived without any damage. Was easy to install with include hardware and no drilling required. --Adrian

            Helpful (1)
          • August 16, 2019

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

            Solid purchase

            Simple to install and it has screws which attach directly to the underside of the hood instead of just sticky tape pads like a lot of other brands out there. Solid construction and it looks great. Highly recommended.....

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          • August 11, 2019

            5 2013 Wrangler - AManning Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Perfect addition

            Easy to install, secure fit, looks great! Paired it will a new matte black grill and this completes the look.

            Helpful (1)
          • August 08, 2019

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

            Fits like a glove

            Easy to install without any hassle! Looks great on my Jeep as well.

            Helpful (0)
          • July 26, 2019

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

            Awesome Addition!!!!

            What can I say... It looks Fantastic, and for the reason I bought it... it has knocked the bug wanting to kamikaze my windshield down to 2. No more cleaning window off everyday. But... now the wind coming off bug shield comes up and over and if you have a soft top you will hear a bit more pounding.. but I will take the pounding rather than all the bug splatter..

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          • July 16, 2019

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

            Great Product!!!

            I bought a knockoff bug deflector when I first got my Jeep. Popped it right on using the “3M” double sided tape it provided. Drove the rig on a freeway and proceeded to watch it catch wind and fly away. After that experience, didn’t think I needed one. Found this and decided to give it another go. Great clean finish. Like that it screws into the hood and added tape for some support. Over happy very pleased with the look and product shipped and delivered quick! Highly recommended if you want a bug deflector. Rugged Ridge products always exceeds expectations.

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          • July 07, 2019

            4 2017 Wrangler - Anonymous

            Bug Deflector

            I purchased the matte black bug deflector as a gift. He is very happy with the simplicity of installation. There are less bugs on the windshield. Its a win win gift

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          • July 02, 2019

            3 2014 Wrangler - RKofCanyonTx Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Bug Deflector

            Looks nice on the jeep, my only complaint is the screw plug came loose when installing, not snug at all, hope it stays attached to the hood long term, we'll hope for the best!

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          • June 29, 2019

            5 2018 Wrangler - Buckeye99 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Looks good

            Really easy install . Not sure how effective it is yet but it looks good.

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          • June 28, 2019

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

            Rugged Ridge deflector

            I’ve had this on for a few weeks now. I like the look and I do thinks it helps. I do a lot of highway driving and I’ve noticed a difference. If you like the look I’d say go for it!

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          • June 27, 2019

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

            Easy Install and works

            Took me longer to clean the area on the hood where this bug deflector installs than to install it. Looks good and my windshield is staying much cleaner.

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          • June 25, 2019

            5 2017 Rubicon - DocOD Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Looks great.

            Very easy to install, a few screws and sticky tape. I had to touch up a few rock chips than install. It looks great on my '17 Rubicon Recon Edition and will prevent rocks, bugs etc. Minimal to no movement at highway speeds.

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