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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

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    • (1) Bug Deflector
    • Hardware
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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

    Helpful (1)

    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)

    My Smitty Built Defender roof rack makes wind noise. Would this help stop that or make it worse being that it goes over the windshield?

    MicheleK

    • The Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector Matte Black really would not help with the wind noise that your roof rack causes.

      XTRickyD

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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 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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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Fit 4.910614 4.9
    • Appearance 4.932961 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.72067 4.7



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 21, 2018

      Bug Deflector

      Easy to install and looks great on the JK. Took about ten minutes to install with just a screwdriver.

      BobP

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 20, 2018

      Easy install

      Easiest bug deflector I have ever installed, and no drilling necessary. Looks great and is sturdy.

      SteveH

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 19, 2018

      Save a bug's life

      Good quality, perfect fit, 10 minutes to install -- and it had all the right mounting hardware! It reduced the number of rock and bug hits. It's sturdy and does not flutter in the wind. This deflector turned out to be a good investment.

      LeeK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 17, 2018

      Easy Install

      Will wait and see if these help with the bugs and small stones. These were easy to install and looks good on my Wrangler.

      PacificS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 15, 2018

      Bug Time

      Great product work very well should last a long time. Took less than 15 minutes to install.

      JeromeB

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      April 15, 2018

      Looks cool...

      Not a good purchase unfortunately, it always came loose and do NOT take it through a car wash, it ripped right off

      ChadS

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 14, 2018

      Looks great BUT...

      I have a premium soft 2 door 2017 Sport wrangler jk and when i put the bug shield on the jeep got alot more buffering and major noises loud noises when going 50-70 mph down the highway : so i removed it the BUG SHIELD and the major buffering stopped and the loud noise coming from the side soft windows stopped maybe better on my Freedom Hard Topp jeep: loved the look but the noise was just to loud

      ReneeH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 12, 2018

      WIND TUNNEL

      I really liked the looks of it and it's really easy to install. I don't know if it's because of my roof rack or what but it is sooooo loud!

      MicheleK

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 09, 2018

      Deflector

      Love the look, with the grill inserts and light inserts. Nice added protection. Price seems high for a pieces of plastic but oh well.

      NormV

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 05, 2018

      Bug Deflector

      Like the matte black finish. Easy to install. Every thing included to install. Great look.

      JamesD

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      April 03, 2018

      Not Great

      Well likely no fault of Extreme Terrain however when the product arrived it came in a long triangular box and upon first glance all looked okay until you opened the box and it was broke right in half. The return process became quite the mess. I have purchased other products and maybe because they were not as fragile I have had no issues and would continue to purchase from them, but for things that are more breakable I think local purchase would have suited me better.

      KimberlyL

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 01, 2018

      2018 wrangler

      Took 5 minutes to install. Great product. Screws goes in without any problems. Looks great on my jeep

      RoyF

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 31, 2018

      Big deflector

      Great product, looks and fits perfect. Easy installation

      JoshuaC

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 28, 2018

      Well made easy install

      Really like the matte black look of this deflector. Installed very easy and has been holding up well

      ChristianK

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 23, 2018

      bug deflector

      helps keep bugs off windshield on long trips and city driving

      JudiM

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 22, 2018

      Bug deflector

      Very very easy to install we'll see how it works on the highway

      PatrickS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 21, 2018

      great look, but with a caveat emptor for soft tops

      Overall, this is a nice product. Form, fit and finish are great. I like the fact that this unit actually uses screws and blind nuts at the outer edges that securely attach the deflector to factory recesses in the hood. High-tac adhesive holds the middle in place. I knocked off 1 star due to that way the vehicle aerodynamics changed. The deflector definitely forces air up. As it is supposed to. Great for steering bugs away from the windscreen. Maybe even small stones, depending on the angle of attack. With my rig (2014 jku 4dr w/soft top), at speeds above 50mph I now have random, pretty major buffetting. There is no pattern to when this occurs, but intermittently, it sounds like a sasquatch just slapped my soft top right behind the center rib. In fairness to the mfg, I have not inquired with them about this. Since it is installed and probably not returnable, I may try changing the deflection angle a degree or two with some strategic heat application.

      05v

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 16, 2018

      Bug deflector

      Looks Great !!!! Installing was really easy Quality product.

      KennethM

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      March 06, 2018

      Fantastic

      Very well made and I am totally happy with the results

      CaryK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 04, 2018

      Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector

      Super easy to install, looks great, the black matte pops against the keeps color. Great quality.

      DavidT

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

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