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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

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    • (1) Bug Deflector
    • Hardware
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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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    I am looking for just the hardware kit?

    • Unfortunately we do not currently offer the hardware kit separately. We generally recommend sourcing the screws and washers from your local hardware store.

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    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?

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

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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 4.920635 4.9
    • Appearance 4.936508 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.765873 4.8



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 16, 2018

      Easy to Install

      Very easy to install. Noticed a difference immediately upon my first long trip north. Didn't think it would really change anything, but the bugs hitting the windshield went from many to just one. Win Win! ...well for me anyway...not so much for the bugs:)

      KarenT

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 13, 2018

      Well Made Product

      I purchased this bug deflector after having 2 rocks impale my windscreen, in hopes to help keep it from happening again. Not to mention I live in the county and bugs are everywhere. It does help a little with the bugs but I don't know that it would really do much to stop a speeding pellet rock flying at you. Either way, it looks good and is very sturdy once installed.

      EngineJedi

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 12, 2018

      Loving it

      Disabled and waited over a week fory neighbor to put it on buy didn't happen..I personally put it on..but..the middle of it didn't stick..therefore I applied super glue and no problems whatsoever..many people love it .. especially with the grill and headlight inserts I purchased from you..just takes your brath away..plus..very few bugs on the windshield and I live on the coast of NC!

      JohnP

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 12, 2018

      Pros and Cons...

      Driving through the mountains on a summer night... I compared the density of carcasses on the grill vs the windshield and found far less on the windshield. Mostly higher on the windshield and mostly just the larger ones got through. It does make the soft top flap quite a bit, but I'm planning on rigging an adjustable wind deflector to the roof rack I'll be adding next year, so should be able to overcome. In the mean time, a couple small foam blocks wedged above the sound bar does the trick. My other concern was that the washer spray would be affected, but it's so forceful on my Jeep that it's not an issue. Something I didn't think of beforehand: I'm tall and adjust the seat forward when off-road just to improve my view over the hood. This cuts down on that angle, but not terribly, I can live with it. So, it installs easily, minimizes bug splats, protects the leading edge of the hood, looks good. Overall, it's worth it.

      JohnS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 10, 2018

      Easy!

      Easy to install and looks good! Thought it would take two of us, but in less than 15 minutes, done!

      cbaycove

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 09, 2018

      Perfect

      Perfect fit, easy installation and adds that little "something" to my '07 Wrangler. I have noticed that few bugs are on the windshield and the ones that do hit are higher up. Works great!

      WayneS

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 08, 2018

      Bug deflector

      Great additon, early to install, looks rugged. I love it!

      Kevin

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      October 06, 2018

      No bugs

      Great look! Well made product and easy to install!

      TheodoreW

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 24, 2018

      Looks great, built nicely,however...

      Very nice looking and well built bug deflector, and appears it would work great, however, as many of the reviews read this deflector plays havoc on soft tops. I knew this going in, but because I have a Bestop Sunrider convertible top on the front half of my hardtop Jeep, which fits very snugly with a low profile, I was hoping it would not get the flapping noise and vibration of a soft top issue. Unfortunately, it does. Will try it again if I ever put my Freedom panels back on. Also, plastic insert hood fasteners could be use some redesign.

      JoeH

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 22, 2018

      Looks Great on my jeep

      Was so pleased to finally nice Matt black deflector as so many are the smoke clear type. Easy to install and looks great on my Jeep.

      Teresa

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 22, 2018

      Bug Deflector

      Easy install! 15 min! Looks great! Works great! Reasonably Priced! What More Could You Ask!

      JamesT

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2018

      Great Bug Deflector

      I purchased the Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector for my 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The color was perfect for the vehicle and the installation was very easy with the instructions provided. I would purchase this product again.

      JosephM

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2018

      Bug guard does work

      Bug guard was easy to install with zero drilling new holes. Fit is perfect and looks great. It really seems to help deflect the bugs from the windshield but the only draw back is if your moving at highway speeds it wants to deflect your windshield washing fluid when sprayed.

      JeffC

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 16, 2018

      Great way to keep bugs off your windshield!

      Works great! Really notice the decrease in bugs hitting the windshield!

      LoriG

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 15, 2018

      Nice addition!

      Nice addition to my Jeep. The finish completes the front grill!

      StevieD

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 13, 2018

      2017 jeep Willy

      Well made product ...the dark black makes my white wrangler willy stand out!! If it would ever to break I will definitely buy another one but it has to be a big to that Lol...thanks Extreme Terrain for the outstanding products.

      TonyG

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 07, 2018

      Deflector

      This deflector will protect your Jeep hood, it is a great product and installs in 10 min. I would rate this as 5 star.

      ScottS

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 06, 2018

      Great Look

      Easy Install, Looks Great, and really works to keep bugs off.

      LawrenceB

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 26, 2018

      Love my Jeep

      Great product, easy install that looks great and works well.

      RickM

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 25, 2018

      Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector Matte Black

      Very easy to install and it looks great on my 2018 Willys.

      EbM

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

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