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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 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

    MPN# 11348.02

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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    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: https://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-jk-front-bumper.html#shop-by4

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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

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Fit 4.909091 4.9
    • Appearance 4.941818 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.778182 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 08, 2019

      Bug Deflector

      Very easy to install. No drilling required and it looks great. And effective. Upright windows collect a lot of bugs and this deflector helps.

      JoanR

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 06, 2019

      Excellent and affordable protection for your Jeep!

      This is a great and affordable purchase/investment to protect your Jeep's front hood from bugs and rocks that chip away your paint. It helps deflect flying road debris from the windshield as well. The sleak and aerodynamic design reduces wind drag at the high speeds. I have the flat black gladiator grille and so this combines perfectly making the overall ppearance more robust! Very easy to install!

      RubenD

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 03, 2019

      Love em

      They look great on my jeep and were very easy to install- this coming from a guy that’s all thumbs ! I hope that it solves my problem with rocks and small debris constantly cracking my windshield, even if it doesn’t help with that,it looks great so its definitely a win win purchase ...

      PeterM

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 03, 2019

      Great product

      Easy to install, fits perfectly. High quality item, looks good. I recommend this.

      Brad

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 22, 2019

      Jk

      Good material easy installation match perfect durable

      AndresN

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 07, 2019

      Great product.

      Bought it mainly to dress up my Jeep.and it does a great job. Everything else it might do is a bonus.

      EricW

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 04, 2019

      Bug Deflector

      Looks great. After a long drive to Sacramento, I didn't see any bugs on the windshield.

      JoseM

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 02, 2019

      Shrug off the Bugs

      Nice looking and easy to install. It takes about 15 minutes. I am hoping it will deflect some of the stones as well.

      BruceH

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 24, 2018

      Bug and Small Stone Deflector

      Put the deflector on to reduce rock chips on the windshield, since its at the perfect height to catch a rock. The other day I actually saw a small stone thrown up and over my windshield and hardtop, worth every penny. It's also rock solid on the vehicle it doesn't flutter or vibrate like other cheaper products. Worth every penny.

      AlanH

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      December 22, 2018

      Rugged ridge bug deflector

      The bug deflector is extremely easy to install. Installation took less than five minutes. I do plenty of highway driving and there is a reduction of the debris that hits my windshield. I am very pleased with my purchase.

      RobertE

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 19, 2018

      Nice add, easy install.

      Finishing touch to a blackout theme. This was purchased to hide a chip on the leading edge of the hood vs. a repaint. Works very well deflecting bugs so I ended up with a double benefit. 10 minute installation!

      MikeJ

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 12, 2018

      Looks Good

      My wrangler came with the glossy/smoked version of this, however it was broken. Replaced it with the Matte version, it fits well and looks pretty nice up front. Due to the Wrangler's design I dont think it does much to deflect bugs, however what it does do is protect the leading edge of the hood from stone chips.

      RobertD

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 06, 2018

      Bug Deflector

      Easy to install, does what it supposed to do and is very attractive. The matte black matches the fenders.

      FrankK

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      December 05, 2018

      Website needs to be corrected.

      Beware!! This does not fit a 2018 Wranger as stated. Inside the box, the packaging says up to a 2016.

      LouA

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 05, 2018

      No more chips

      The product sent to me was awesome, easy install, just looked at the instructions less than ten minutes too install, perfect item, and fit like the way they said it would

      MichaelF

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 15, 2018

      Love it!

      Install was easy and it looks great! Adds character.

      MelissaR

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 14, 2018

      looks great, easy install

      HIgh quality looks great, and installation was simple!

      GeofS

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 13, 2018

      Great product

      Easy install, great fit, quality material and product ... worth the cost for sure

      NickM

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 12, 2018

      Rugged Ridge Matte Black Bug Deflector

      Good product, good fit, easy install took 10 Minutes .

      GaryK

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 07, 2018

      Bug Deflector

      not such to say its a nice unit for your jeep, easy to install.

      Larry

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

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