(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Rugged Ridge Hoop Over Rider Black Textured w/ Xtreme Heavy Duty Bumper on your 1987-2013 Wrangler
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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge over rider hoop for XHD front bumpers fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers that are equipped with Rugged Ridge's XHD front bumper base. Today we're gonna talk through the installation of this over rider hoop which is a very simple one out of three wrenches because this is designed to bolt directly on to those XHD bases. We're also going to talk about the construction and a few of the features of this hoop.This is for those of you who have an XHD front bumper base and are looking to add a hoop for a little bit of additional style. This is not going to be an overly functional part, although it will help to brush some brush and tree branches away from the grill and your winch when you are on those tight trails. But, for the most part, again an aesthetic mod. It's not going to add a lot of structural strength and it doesn't have any light mounts on it so you're not going to have that functionality either. However, if you like the look of this, and you have that XHD base, this will bolt directly on there. And this is going to bolt directly onto your base, whether you have the base that is winch-ready or the non-winch base. And, of course, if you have a winch on your winch-ready bumper, this is designed to clear that winch and give you plenty of space to bolt it on. Now, those XHD bases do have a few different locations for mounting accessories from Rugged Ridge on there. However, you're not going to be able to use all of those accessories in conjunction with other accessories. So, for instance, there is a Stinger Hoop that you can add on to the XHD bumper. If you have that, that's going to use the same mounting locations as this hoop. So you can't use them both at the same time, of course. However, regardless of which type of bumper ends you have, you can use this hoop or anyone of the other hoops, because they're not going to interfere as far as the mounting points go.This over rider hoop is made of steel tubing covered in a textured black powder coat finish and it is designed to match your XHD bumper base very well. The idea behind these modular bumpers is that when you have all the parts and pieces put together they look like they're designed to go together. And they look like they were a purpose-built bumper from the factory, but you get to customize your bumper. So, again, this is going to bolt directly on. It's going to look like it belongs there, and overall fit really well.So for the installation, as I mentioned before, this is a very simple one out of three wrench installation because this will bolt directly on to that XHD base without a problem. This comes with the hoop and all the hardware that you need. So, all you'll do is set this on top of your bumper and use the included hardware to bolt it down. This won't take you more than an hour to get bolted on and you won't need any specialty tools to get it done, just some hand tools.Now, when you get this out of the box, you'll notice that it does have a little bit of a lean to it. And you can install this leaning forward, or leaning back, it's completely up to you. The way that the holes are drilled in this base it can be mounted either way. It's whatever you think looks best. And the mounting hardware that's included with this does thread directly into the top of the bumper so there's no need to remove the bumper to be able to get to a nut or bolt on the underside. You'll just thread the included hardware directly into the top of the bumper where there's some capture nuts and you're good to go.This over rider hoop is around 60 bucks. And, I guess, it doesn't seem like a bad price for it. Overall it's a very simple piece, but it does have a big visual impact on your front bumper. So I would say, if you like this look, it is worth it. And what I always say about these modular bumpers is you are probably going to spend more money on a modular bumper by the time you get all of your accessories and get it set up how you want it than you would for an off-the-shelf bumper. So if you're somebody who can find an off-the-shelf bumper that fits all of their needs and their wants, you're probably going to save a little bit of money. But if you bought the XHD base so you can build that perfect custom bumper, and this is part of it, then 60 bucks isn't too bad.So if you have a Rugged Ridge XHD modular front bumper base on your Wrangler and you're looking to customize it, this over rider hoop is an easy bolt-on installation. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge over rider hoop for XHD front bumpers fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Enhanced Protection. The Rugged Ridge Hoop Over-Rider is specifically designed for use with the front XHD bumper base to add extra protection to your Wrangler's front end, while enhancing its look.
Easy Installation. It easily bolts onto the center base section of the bumper. This Rugged Ridge jeep accessory gives you the flexibility to fix it with or without a winch.
Rugged Construction. This Rugged Ridge XHD grille guard hoop is made of steel tubing for practical off road protection. It has a textured black powder-coat finish to seamlessly blend with your Jeep's color schemes.
Fitment. This Rugged Ridge Hoop Over Rider is designed to fit XHD Bumpers found on 1987-2020 Jeep Wrangler models.
Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
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September 11, 2019
Light Weight and Easy Install
This is a great value and fit Rugged Ridge XHD perfectly. I was surprised how light weight this is, certainly for looks only. It offers some protection, but is mostly for the look. As some have noted, installation of the bolts on the inside of the tube bend can be challenging. Advice is, start with those two first and lift up on the bar as you screw them in. The rest go without issues. It bolts up sturdy and strong. Powder coat is nice, and I hope it stands the test of time.Helpful (1)
June 27, 2019
R R hoop forc front bumper
This hoop looks great with an attractive texture. It is intended for a certain bumper but I installed it on a plain stubby bumper that had no options. After drilling and tapping the 8 holes in my 1/4 inch thick top surface, it went on with no problems.Helpful (2)
April 27, 2019
Doesn’t fit JL
Description says it fits JL. Opening the package says JKHelpful (4)
February 07, 2019
Really improved the look of my stock bumper. Didn't take long to install. Great quality for the price.Helpful (3)
November 26, 2018
Wife is happy
Not too big like some bars. Not too hard to customize for the front stock bumper. Wife likes it.Helpful (4)
September 28, 2018
Have to send back not the whole bumper. What a bummer!!!Helpful (5)
May 19, 2018
I sent it back
I sent it back because it would not retro fit to my bumper.Helpful (7)
March 28, 2018
I LIKE IT
There was a bit of difficulty on the install, but it is great.Helpful (5)
March 02, 2018
Hoop Over Rider for XHD bumber
This hoop over bar is was easy to install and made with great quality.Helpful (5)
October 07, 2017
Have a steel number already and thought this over rider really finished off, was considering a new bumper but this was the look I was going for and way less expensive.Helpful (6)
What are the dimensions of the product? I have Warn "Elite" bumper with10K Warn (Zeon) Winch. I want a bar that will sit between end "riser" of the front bumper and the cut-out for the winch. Please answer with dimensions: -Widest point of the two flanges. -Distance between the two flanges. -Size of the mounting flange(s). -Overall height of the hoop. -Angle from horizontal or vertical.
Hello, please note that the Rugged Ridge Hoop Over Rider Black Textured for Xtreme Heavy Duty Bumper (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) is only for use with Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumpers but below are measurements we have available for this: 30" from center of hoop to center of hoop It stands 9" tall The flat horizontal section is 18" wide The mounting plates are 4 1/8" in diameter Inside width of the mounting plates are 25 1/4" Outside width of the mounting plates is 34"
Will this work with 75th anniversary edition bumper.
Hello, unfortunately this is for use with Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumpers only.
What is the tube diameter for this overrider (wanting to add offroad light mounts to it)?
The tube diameter is 2.3 inches.
Will this hoop fit an rugged rideg XHD Aluminim front bumper?
Yes, this will fit the Wrangler with the XHD bumper installed.
will it fit on a 2019 wrangler sharia unlimited
So long as a Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper is installed, this will fit on all 2019 models.
No, the Rugged Ridge Hoop Over Rider is made for the Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper and will not work with the stock bumpers. Some of our customers have drilled holes in their stock bumper to make it fit.
The Rugged Ridge XHD base bumper for JK model Wranglers can be found at the link below. https://www.extremeterrain.com/rr-xhd-front-no-dw-1154009.htmlExtreme Terrain does not offer the Rugged Ridge XHD front bumper for TJ or YJ model Wranglers at this time.
Unfortunately, this is for use with Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumpers only.
The dimensions of this front bumper will be 36 x 5.9 x 5.9. And that will be in l x w x h.
It likely would not as this Rugged Ridge Hoop Over Rider for XHD Front Bumper is specifically designed for Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumpers.
The Rugged Ridge Hoop Over Rider is designed to fit 87-18 Wranglers with a Rugged Ridge XHD front bumper installed.
Hello, This Rugged Ridge Hoop Over Rider is designed to fit XHD Bumpers, unfortunately it has not been tested on a stock 2002 TJ bumper.
Just installed on my Hard Rock. Drilled 8 new holes and good to go. See my comment post and updated pics in the next couple days. (Blue Jeep in the 3 pics)
Hello, This Rugged Ridge Hoop Over Rider is designed to fit XHD Bumpers only.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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