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

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      Review & Installation 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

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


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


      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

      MPN# 11348.02

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • February 14, 2020

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

        Stone bug deflector

        Real easy to install looks great matches grille that I installed.

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      • January 30, 2020

        5 2016 Rubicon - Kenkel72 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great product

        Easy to install to just a few minutes. I have not noticed as much stuff hitting windshield now

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      • January 28, 2020

        5 2009 Rubicon - JLew

        Easy install and looks good

        Installing the bug deflector was very easy and looks great.

        Helpful (1)
      • January 21, 2020

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

        Great product

        Very good quality and great price! Makes a difference in the look of my jeep also!!!

        Helpful (0)
      • 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.

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      • 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 (3)
      • 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

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      • 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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      Questions & Answers (10 answers)

      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.

      Helpful (1)

      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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