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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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        Questions & Answers (10)

        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 4.908795 4.9
          • Appearance 4.938111 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.781759 4.8



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 16, 2019

            Great Product!!!

            I bought a knockoff bug deflector when I first got my Jeep. Popped it right on using the “3M” double sided tape it provided. Drove the rig on a freeway and proceeded to watch it catch wind and fly away. After that experience, didn’t think I needed one. Found this and decided to give it another go. Great clean finish. Like that it screws into the hood and added tape for some support. Over happy very pleased with the look and product shipped and delivered quick! Highly recommended if you want a bug deflector. Rugged Ridge products always exceeds expectations.

            Willy

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            July 07, 2019

            Bug Deflector

            I purchased the matte black bug deflector as a gift. He is very happy with the simplicity of installation. There are less bugs on the windshield. Its a win win gift

            Anonymous

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 02, 2019

            Bug Deflector

            Looks nice on the jeep, my only complaint is the screw plug came loose when installing, not snug at all, hope it stays attached to the hood long term, we'll hope for the best!

            RKofCanyonTx

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 29, 2019

            Looks good

            Really easy install . Not sure how effective it is yet but it looks good.

            Buckeye99

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 28, 2019

            Rugged Ridge deflector

            I’ve had this on for a few weeks now. I like the look and I do thinks it helps. I do a lot of highway driving and I’ve noticed a difference. If you like the look I’d say go for it!

            SueT

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 27, 2019

            Easy Install and works

            Took me longer to clean the area on the hood where this bug deflector installs than to install it. Looks good and my windshield is staying much cleaner.

            GaryC

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 25, 2019

            Looks great.

            Very easy to install, a few screws and sticky tape. I had to touch up a few rock chips than install. It looks great on my '17 Rubicon Recon Edition and will prevent rocks, bugs etc. Minimal to no movement at highway speeds.

            DocOD

            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 13, 2019

            Looks great, easy install

            Didn’t even take 5 minutes and all you need is a screwdriver. Love the look.

            Drew

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 13, 2019

            Awesome!

            I paired up the Red Rock Eagle Eye Grill with the Rugged Ridge Matte Black Bug Deflector. It seems to deflect the bugs pretty well, but the look is such much more sinister! Both purchases were made at XT.

            Lineup

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 11, 2019

            Long lasting durable bug deflector.

            Does help reduce bug splatters on the windshield however don't expect it to eliminate all bug hits, that's not possible. I've had it installed for about 3 years now and have had no problems whatsoever. I've even taken it through automated car washes with no damage.

            OscarMike

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 10, 2019

            Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector

            Delivery on time, install simple, well worth it. My front windshield would get a ton of bugs driving around town, after the install they are virtually non-existent, also wind noise on the windshield has reduced.

            Anonymous

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 07, 2019

            Works Well!

            This very easy to install and it mounts securely. It looks nice, the color and finish matches the fenders. And most importantly it does deflect the bugs! I noticed a huge improvement in bugs and small debris not hitting the windshield. I have noticed no wind noise from it. I’m completely satisfied and would recommend it.

            RandS

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 05, 2019

            Easy install looks great.

            Trying to cut down on the bugs and stone chips so we will see how that goes. It seems solid and well built. Installed in less than 2 minutes. I like that it has a couple screws as well and doesnt rely solely on the adhesive.

            Michiganchris45

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 03, 2019

            Nice!

            The front of a JK is pretty much a brick in the wind, bugs collect! The deflector was amazingly easy to install into existing holes in the hood with the hardware included. Only thing I now notice is that since the air is being deflected up over the roof, the soft-top ripples at higher speeds

            TC

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 19, 2019

            Jk.10

            Well perfection doesn’t exist. In anyone or anything. This comes close. Some bugs and debree still hit, But considering what was hitting before....Great product.

            Lumpy

            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 17, 2019

            Not so many bugs!

            Easy install, no drilling, well made and looks good. Was a 5 minute install for me and now most bugs go over instead of getting walled. Most, not all!

            Zamboni

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 10, 2019

            Strong

            Had some doubts whether it would hold up but this is a strong piece. Besides off road abuse I run the jeep through a Mr. Shine car wash 2x a week and it has some brushes strong enough to push the jeep around. I figured this deflector would come off after a few but it has held up week after week! About a 60-70 decrease in bugs and looks good! Great product for the price!

            Keith

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 02, 2019

            Nice buy

            Looks great and sleek nice addition to my MOAB looks good on white and with black mat grill inserts terrific.

            Damien

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 30, 2019

            solid and well fitting

            this went on easy and is very solid with no play. I have noticed a difference - there is a slipstream effect which scoots most bugs up and over the windshield.

            17JK

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 26, 2019

            Works well

            Like most have said , bugs hit the top of the windshield. That’s a good thing . Easy to put on and looks good.

            RichardZ

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

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