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Rugged Ridge Rear Corner Guards (97-06 Wrangler TJ)

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  • Rugged Styling
  • Protects Rear Corners
  • Thermoplastic
  • Black Diamond Plate Finish
  • UV Treated
  • Simple Installation
  • Includes Mounting Adhesive
  • Fits 1997-2006 Wrangler TJs, Excluding 2004-2006 LJ/Unlimited Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Rear Corner Guard Body Armor, fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs. Today we're gonna talk through the installation of this armor, which I am going to give a one out of three wrenches. There is no drilling, or cutting, or major modification to your Jeep necessary to get these installed. However, there is a little bit of disassembly and reassembly, but still an easy one out of three wrench installation that you should be able to get done in less than two hours. We're also gonna talk through the construction and a few of the other features of this corner armor. I think the majority of you that are looking at this corner armor are looking for an item that is going to change up the look of your Jeep. These are diamond plate, black plastic corner armor that will drastically change up the look of your Jeep and offer some light protection against scratches. Also, if you've already damaged the corner of your Jeep from hardcore off-roading, this will help to cover up that damage. However, this is not going to provide a ton of protection. If you put these on and you lay the Jeep over onto a rock on the trail, you're going to crack this corner armor and you're still going to damage the tub of your Jeep. If you're looking for true steel corner armor, that is available. Of course, it's going to be a lot more expensive than this, however it is available. This is much more of a light protection and a visual mod than it is a major protection for hardcore off-roading. This corner armor is made of a UV-treated thermal plastic. And as you can see, it does have this diamond plate pattern molded right into it, which does give them a little bit more character. The fact that this is UV-treated thermal plastic means that it won't fade or crack over time just because it's out in the sun. Now these do come with 3M automotive adhesive already applied onto the back of them, making the installation of this item all that much easier. As I said before, there is a little bit of disassembly involved in getting this installed, however, the installation is fairly simple and there's no cutting or drilling necessary. So we are giving the installation of this corner armor a one out of three wrenches and it shouldn't take you more than two hours to get this done. The first step is starting to disassemble and there's more disassembly on the driver side than on the passenger side. On the driver side, you will have to remove your factory license plate holder. You'll have to remove the fuel filler and its [SP] surround, and your taillight. Once all those pieces are removed, you can thoroughly clean the body of the Jeep which is always a good idea when you're attaching anything with 3M adhesive. Use a good alcohol-based cleaner and that will ensure that your adhesive sticks really well and these will stay where you put them as long as you want them there. Now another tip for using this 3M adhesive is that you do the installation when it's pretty warm out. If you try and attach these when it's 30 degrees out, the adhesive isn't gonna set up well and these aren't going to stay stuck where you put them. So, do this when it's between 60 and 80 degrees and you'll get good adhesion with the body. So, once you have those three pieces disassembled and you have the body of the Jeep nice and clean, you can do a test fit with your corner armor. And once you're satisfied with the way it fits, peel off the 3M adhesive and make sure that it sticks down on the Jeep really well. At that time before it really sets up, you're also going to wanna reassemble all of the parts and pieces of the Jeep. There are a couple of holes in the back here that your taillight is going to bolt through, so you're gonna have to get the taillight, the corner armor, and the tub all lined up. So, do that before you really stick the adhesive down well. You may have to do some minor tweaking there. Once you have the taillight done, you're also gonna have to move around to the side and attach that gas filler surround. And once those pieces are bolted in, then you can really make sure that the 3M adhesive is stuck down well. With this item, you're not going to be reusing your factory license plate holder, you can just bolt your license plate right onto the corner armor. As I said before, the passenger side, there's a little bit less disassembly that needs to happen. Of course, you don't have a license plate, you don't have a fuel filler, but you still have your taillight to remove. And you'll follow the same steps to install the passenger side as you did on the driver side, finally reinstalling your taillight. Now, something to remember is that the taillights ground themselves through the mounting bolts into the body. So you do need to make sure that that connection is nice and clean, tight and secure, or you could have some problems with your taillights. Again, the whole installation will probably take you around two hours by the time you take everything apart and put it back together, but you won't need any specialty tools, just your hand tools and a good alcohol-based cleaner. I think that this corner armor is appropriately priced for what it is. Of course, a true steel piece of corner armor that's gonna offer a lot of protection in an off-road situation is going to be two to three times as expensive as this, but for the light scratch protection that this provides, the look that it provides, or covering up damage that you might have already gotten on the trail, I think around $100 which is what you have to pay for these, is a fair price. So if you're looking to change up the look of the rear of your Jeep, you're looking to protect it against scratching when you're off-road, or you have some damage that you wanna cover up, this is going to be an inexpensive and easy option to do that. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Rear Corner Guard Body Armor, fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Construction. These Black Rear Corner Guards from Rugged Ridge are molded out of thermoplastic as a lightweight armor option for your Wrangler TJ. The diamond plate pattern gives your Jeep a rugged, trail ready look.

Protection. These rear corner guards protect your Jeep's body and paint from on-road and off-road hazards. These guards are UV treated to resist deteriorating in the sun to provide years of reliable protection. You can make both a repair and an upgrade at the same time by covering up past damage!

Simple Installation. Rugged Ridge designed these Rear Corner Guards to be an easy installation for anyone. You will need to temporally remove the taillight assembles for installation. Simply line up the guards, stick them in place, and your ready to re-attach the taillight assemblies to your TJ.

Application. These Rugged Ridge Rear Corner Guards is designed to fit the 1997-2006 Wrangler TJs. They do not fit on the 2004-2006 LJ/Unlimited models.

Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06

Not Compatible with the 2004-2006 LJ/Unlimited Models.

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4/5
Looks great

Hides rust and fit almost perfect. Adds a great look to older Jeep's to make them look more modern and in style :)

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5/5
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The items fit good on both sides of my Sahara. There is ample 3M double-sided tape on them to do the job. They make the jeep look a bit more rugged and will protect the corners from scratches and such. ...

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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How do you attach the license plate to this ? I bought these but have not installed them yet. How do you install the bolts and get the plate off without removing the corner guards ??

Fixinit

  • Once the guards are installed there are four tabs (in included hardware) which are inserted in to the license plate mount on the guard. These will allow you to install a plate and remove it without removing the corner guards.

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Overall Rating 4.4

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Protection 4.5 4.5
  • Fit 4.222222 4.2
  • Appearance 4.944445 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.444445 4.4



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 03, 2017

    Looks great

    Hides rust and fit almost perfect. Adds a great look to older Jeep's to make them look more modern and in style :)

    Jtbliss15

    Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 10, 2016

    Rugged Ridge corner guards

    Install was pretty easy. Need to remove tail lights and gas cap assembly. You basically have one shot to get it right with the 3m tape. Looks good. Covered up some damage I had on right side of jeep.

    Jarhead

    Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 05, 2016

    Rear Conrer Guardas

    The items fit good on both sides of my Sahara. There is ample 3M double-sided tape on them to do the job. They make the jeep look a bit more rugged and will protect the corners from scratches and such. Good product for the price.

    MH

    Year: 1999Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    November 26, 2015

    It has a great fit

    Installation was so simple. It's totally worth the wait. It took only a couple of mins.

    casseng

    Year: 2005Butte, MT, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 18, 2015

    Aggressive appearance + great protection

    Great product. Lightweight protection from scratches on the trail plus the black diamond plate finish for that aggressive look. It comes with automotive adhesive strips. I advise riveting if you plan to hit the trails hard. No way you can go wrong with this buy.

    CCG93

    Year: 2000Corinth, MS, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 12, 2015

    Rear corner guards

    Great looking and easy to install. Good bargain for the buck.

    DesertRat1

    Year: 2002Omaha, NE, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 29, 2015

    Rugged Ridge Rear Corner Guards

    Great product and easy installation. I had minor damage to the driver side rear corner panel. The corner guards covered it perfectly and added a more aggressive look to my TJ.

    PurpleJoker

    Year: 1997Sherman, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 19, 2014

    corner gaurds

    Looks great on my Tj. Pretty easy install. Had to do a little cutting becauseit ddidn't fit with my flat fender flares. Overall its a good product

    fraz201

    Year: 1998

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 23, 2014

    inexpensive solution

    Good inexpensive protection made from high impact plastic I assume. Fit well and was very easy to install. Covered a nasty dent they wanted $900.00 to fix. Can't even tell. Worked for me.

    rw1234

    Year: 2000Idaho, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 25, 2016

    rugged ridge rear corner guard body armor 97 to 06 wrangler tj

    It looks good and fit perfect, helps to protect the body from tress scratche for off roading.

    irving805

    Year: 1999Submodel: WranglerCalifornia Ln, Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 28, 2014

    Looks good. Fits good.

    My jeep had a few scratches near the taillights and along rockers. These covered the scratches perfectly.Tom

    Porky

    Year: 1997Hartford, Ky. USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 03, 2017

    Great Fit

    Very good product. Covered up a nasty dent and looks good. Easy 20 min install. Will buy more rugged ridge products.

    JonathanB

    Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 1/5

    April 26, 2017

    DIDN'T FIT!

    YOU PROBABLY WON'T PUT THIS REVIEW ON YOUR WEBSITE. THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORSE PRODUCT I HAVE PURCHASED FROM YOU. MY TJ HAS NO BODY DAMAGE BUT NOTHING LINES UP WHEN FITTING THIS ITEM. IF YOU MATCH THE MOUNTING HOLES, THE EDGES ARE NOT STRAIGHT AND THE FIT AROUND THE CURVE OF THE BODY DOES NOT SEAT PROPERLY. I HAVE SET THEM ASIDE FOR A LATER DATE BECAUSE THEY WILL NEED MODIFICATION TO FIT IF THEY EVER FIT AT ALL.

    JAR

    Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 16, 2016

    fitment

    had to trim about 2 in on the fuel tank side,otherwise it looks great,but you need to be prepared to modify !

    johnmotto

    Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 28, 2016

    Awesome

    This item really enhanced the look of my truck. Love it.

    Baller

    Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 15, 2015

    CORNER GUARDS

    THIS PRODUCT HAS PROVIDED MAXIMUM PROTECTION AND SATISFACTION. THE CLEAN BLACK LOOK PROVIDES THAT FINISHING TOUCH THAT EVERY JEEP NEEDS, WHILE THE LASTING PROTECTION WILL KEEP YOUR CAR LOOKING FRESH FOR A LONG TIME. I FULLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT FOR ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR A LASTING NEW ADDITION TO THEIR JEEP.

    HYGEE11

    Year: 2000Utah, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 09, 2015

    great rear corner protection

    these rear corner guards are great add on not only do they look great they cover minor dings and scraches.. they are a great addition to any jeep

    spartan77

    Year: 1998Wayland, NY 14572, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 22, 2014

    Metal look at plastic price

    Fit wasn't perfect but that could be my frame being slightly off as my vehicle history said it rolled once. Look great.

    Cheroxy

    Year: 2003Maple Valley, WA, USA

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