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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Euro Guard Rear Light Guard, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of the these light guards, which is a very simple one out of three wrenches, because these are designed to be completely bolt-on and, we're also gonna talk about the construction.These light guards are gonna be for those of you who are looking to change up the look of your Jeep. These can be used either as a standalone item or as a kit. Rugged Ridge offers front light guards, turn signal, marker lights, fog lights, and, of course, a variety of other appearance parts like grill inserts, so you can use these as part of a kit or as a standalone piece. These are available in the gloss black powder coat that you see here, and also a polished finish, so you have a couple of different options as far as what look you can get.Now, the black option is very, very affordable while the polished is going to be quite a bit more expensive. Now, again, these are going to change up the appearance of your Jeep. I would now look to these to provide a ton of protection. These are going to be an added layer of protection for your rear lights against brush and sticks off road. However, if you do come in contact with anything hard, like a stump or a rock, chances are this is just going to bend and move, or it could actually cause even more damage to your Jeep. And the extra metal here can certainly cause some additional paint damage when it gets pushed into the body, so this is not going to be a protection piece. This is going to be an appearance piece.The black version of these guards are steel and, as I mentioned, covered in a gloss black powder coat, while the polished version are stainless steel, which is part of the reason that they are significantly more expensive. Regardless of which color or finish you choose, they're gonna come with the same mounting hardware, which does include some small plastic extensions to keep the guard a little bit off of your light. That provides a little bit of a nicer look and makes sure that the guard isn't going to chip [SP] the light.As we mentioned, this is a very simple one out of three wrench installation, and all you're going to need to get it done is a Phillips head screwdriver and about a half an hour of time. You'll start by removing the four screws from the taillight, then hold the taillight guard over top of the taillight with the plastic extensions in between, and finally install the new longer bolts that come with the hardware for these light guards. That's it. This is a very simple, no-drill installation, and it's completely reversible as long as you hang on to those shorter factory screws.I mentioned the price earlier of these black guards is right around $50. And that doesn't seem that bad to me for an appearance part. I generally don't like to spend a ton of money on parts that don't provide a lot of function. So for something that's just gonna change up the look of your jeep, I don't think $50 is a bad deal. When you look at the polished version of the this, because it is made of stainless steel, and it is polished, of course, they are significantly more expensive, more than double the cost.So it really comes down to what you want on your Jeep. Now there are a few different versions of taillight guards like these ones out on the market, and some minor variations. So, again, it all comes down to the look you're going for and what your budget is. So if you're looking to change up the look of your Jeep, these will work as a great standalone accent piece or as part of a full Euro Light Guard kit available from Rugged Ridge. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Euro Guard Rear Light Guards, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Superior Protection. The Rugged Ridge 11226.02 Black Rear Euro Tail Light Guard- Pair features a special design for a perfect fit around the rear light of your Jeep Wrangler JK. It includes rubber inserts that keep the metal euro guards away from the tail light to prevent scratching.
Durable Construction. Built with heavy-duty metal, Jeep Wrangler JK tail light guards come in a powder coat finish for added durability.
Easy Installation. Featuring a custom-fit design, Jeep light guards securely attach to the factory mounting points, requiring only minimal effort. These light guards are designed for use with 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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October 11, 2019
Strictly for appearance
These guards make the rear of the Jeep look more aggressive. I don’t think they would do much when it comes to protection but I bought them just because I like the way they lookHelpful (1)
June 17, 2019
Just as advertised - great addition to jeep - look greatHelpful (1)
May 17, 2019
Given that this is a rather simple part, it is good quality. It fits perfectly, just expect rust after a few midwest wintersHelpful (1)
April 28, 2019
They look great very easy to install. Make the lights stand out more. I had to use old screws because new screws were to short.Helpful (1)
April 22, 2019
Easy to install and looks great!! It’s about details and these light guards have it!Helpful (1)
March 05, 2019
nice light guards
Look Great, help protect lights from limbs and brush.Helpful (1)
February 23, 2019
Easy install 10min, squares off back of Jeep nicely..Helpful (3)
February 17, 2019
Great look...screws are cheap
Great looking guard. No complaints except the screws have slowly whitened and "calcified". Cheap screws that are replaceable. Besides that, not bad for the moneyHelpful (3)
January 06, 2019
There tail light guards were easy to install and look good too!Helpful (5)
December 28, 2018
Euro light Guards
I ordered the Euro Light Guard for my 2017 Rubicon very easy to install. The look is great and it fit my jeep perfectly. I will definitely recommend.Helpful (4)
Are these powered coated or just sprayed with paint? Are these powered coated or just sprayed with paint? I do not want them to rust after a month of owning them.
The Rugged Ridge Euro Guard Rear Light Guards, Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) feature a Durable Powder-Coat Finish.
Do these fit a 2018 JL?
These do not fit JL models.
What kind of a warranty do these have? I ordered a complete set and haven’t had them on very long and they are bubbling and rusting.
Please contact our customer service department so we may assist you with this.
Tail light guards.... is this price for a pair or for one guard?
The Rugged Ridge Euro Tail Light Guards are sold as a set of 2.
Will these fit over the Axial LED Tail Lights?
Unfortunately, we haven't test fitted the Axial Tail lights and the Rugged Ridge Euro Tail Light Guards so we wouldn't be able to confirm fitment at this time.
Hi,I'm sorry to hear you are having problems with your tail light guards, please call or send us an email and we can help you out with your problem. http://www.extremeterrain.com/contact.html
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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