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Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector Matte Black (07-18 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 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 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Bug Deflector
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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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
    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 ...

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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

    Helpful (1)

    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 4.898649 4.9
    • Appearance 4.918919 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.702703 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 (6)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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

      Helpful (2)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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

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    • 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

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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

      Helpful (2)

    • 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

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      November 03, 2017

      Love it!

      Wanted to get one that would stop the bugs on my hood...this has really helped and has helped my windshield also. Looks great!!

      TammyS

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 03, 2017

      Bug Shield

      Great product. Fits great and looks great. Easy install. Keeps the bugs from smashing into the painted areas on my hood.

      ScottT

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      April 27, 2017

      Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector Matte Black

      Great product really fit well with my matte grill.

      Kass

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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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

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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

      Helpful (1)

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