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Hey, guys, it's Sara with extremeterrain.com, and today we have a review and install of the Rugged Ridge Armis Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover fitting your 2020 and newer Jeep Gladiator models. This is perfect for the Gladiator owner who wants a hard tonneau cover for their truck and wants a low-profile option that gives them the most room for hauling larger cargo. This hard rolling tonneau cover features a super low-profile design that rolls all the way up to the back window to give you the most room when you're hauling cargo. Now, this one's a little bit different from a tri-fold because it doesn't block the back window when it's rolled all the way up. And it's also different from a retractable because it doesn't take up any space in the bed. This tonneau cover is constructed from durable aluminum slats and rails with a durable cloth top in matte black to give you the appearance of a soft cover with the performance of a hard cover. This tonneau cover will protect your bed from the elements and also give you some theft protection as well because it is a hardcover and it also includes hooks and straps to secure this cover in the open position.Now, to operate this tonneau cover, start by dropping your tailgate, there's a small cable right underneath. Release that to release the clips on each side. Roll the tonneau all the way up. There'll be a strap on each rail. Go ahead and hook that in place at the back of the tonneau and tighten it down. Repeat that over here. And now to roll it back out, repeat all of those steps in reverse. Now, these buckles you can lift up on to loosen them up, unhook each side, roll it back out. Make sure you close your tailgate, clip it in on each side. Press down on your Velcro and now your tonneau is secured. And as far as price goes, this tonneau cover comes in at around $1,200 which is on the higher end price-wise when compared to other options. And for your money, you are getting a hard tonneau cover with a low-profile appearance that gives you the most room when rolled up for hauling larger cargo. And as far as the install goes, I'm giving this one a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It does feature a direct bolt-up install with no modification required that can be done within one hour. So, with that said, let's check out that install.For this install, you will need a ratchet and a 13-millimeter socket as well as an 11-millimeter wrench, a T27 Torx socket, and 5-millimeter, 4-millimeter, and 3-millimeter Allen sockets or Allen keys. So, the first step in our install is to grab your bracket and get it lined up to two holes in the bulkhead. Now, you'll notice the top hole is open and the bottom one is threaded. We're gonna start with that threaded hole and grab the larger Allen bolt with a washer on it. Line it up through the bottom of this bracket and get it threaded in. Now, for the top one, there is a rubber threaded nut that we're gonna need to line up on the back side of your bed, grabbing it and going underneath. Then on the front side, we have the smaller Allen bolt and a washer, go ahead and line that up through, line a threaded nut up on the back and thread it in place. And once you have that threaded in, we can get them tightened down. Now, there is a ton of adjustability here. So, after you tighten them, if you do need to move this up or down, you do have that option. All you need to do is just loosen these back up. Grab a 3-millimeter Allen key and you may wanna hold that rubber nut on the back, start to tighten down the top bolt. Then with a 5-millimeter Allen key, you can tighten the bottom one as well.And now we can move on to the back of the bed and install these brackets back here. Now, this bracket is only needed if you do not have the trail rail system. If you do have it, go ahead and skip this one. But for those of us who do not, all we're gonna do is line up this tab back here with this open hole and the opening towards the front of the bracket will be over a threaded hole. Now, we're gonna grab the Allen head hardware, go ahead and get it threaded in. Make sure that tab stays lined up. And then with a 4-millimeter Allen key, go ahead and tighten this down. Now we can install the second bracket. Now, if your truck does have the trail rail system, this is the only one you'll need to install. But ours does not, so we already have that bracket installed on here. We're gonna grab this metal piece and slide it behind the bracket that we just installed. Line up your second bracket and thread the hex bolt through both brackets and in to that threaded piece. You'll also want a washer on here. And there is a lot of adjustability in this bracket as well. I would adjust it about even with the other one right even with your bed, but if you need to go up or down later on, just loosen up this bolt and make your adjustment. Then with a 13-millimeter socket, go ahead and tighten down that bolt.And now that you have both brackets in place, we can set the rail on top. Now, there should be two smaller holes, one at the front and one at the back. You wanna line those up over top of your brackets and make sure the weatherstripping is sitting on top of your bed. Then we can get it bolted down. Now we can install the hardware through the rail and the bracket. We're using one of the Torx bolts here with the kit with a washer as well as a lock nut on the other side. Now, there is a lot of adjustability within this bracket. So, make sure your rail is in the right spot, it's grabbing a proper amount of the side of your bed. Then with a T27 Torx socket, and an 11-millimeter wrench, go ahead and tighten this down. Now, keep in mind that adjustment if you do need to make any changes later on for fitment. If the cover does not sit properly, you can always loosen this up and make your adjustments here as well. Now, repeat that for your rear bracket. Again, there is a lot of adjustability between the rail and the bracket. So, we're gonna make sure our rail is sitting even on the edge of your bed and then if we do need to make any adjustments for fitment later on, we can definitely do that. Then grab your T27 Torx socket and your 11-millimeter wrench and we will tighten this down.And now that you have the driver's side rail installed, repeat that entire process to install your passenger side bracket and rails. Then once that's in place, we can get the cover set on top of both of those rails. You might wanna grab a friend for this step to help you grab it and line it up. But go ahead and lift that cover in place. We're gonna leave a little bit of room at the front so we can roll it out. But go ahead and start to line it up on your rails and we can get it folded. And now that your cover is placed on top of the rails, I recommend rolling it out to check fitment. If you have to make any adjustments you can do so now. And once you're sure of fitment, we can go underneath and get it clamped down at the front. Now, we are underneath our cover here to get it clamped down. You'll notice a small post, it might be a little bit hard to see from the angle, is going through your rail. If it's not, make sure that that post is lined up. And then what we're gonna do is grab our plastic clamp and slide it over our rail. Make sure it clicks in place and you see this silver tab pop out and then repeat that on the other side. And now that your tonneau is clamped down at the front, you can shut your tailgate. Roll your tonneau out the rest of the way, make sure it's clamped down at each side, and press down on the Velcro to make sure it's sealed to the rails. All right, so that is gonna do it for the review and install of this tonneau cover. And remember for all things Gladiator, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Enhances the Jeep’s Off-Roading Appeal. Give your Jeep Gladiator JT’s outdoor set up a boost in style and function with Rugged Ridge’s Armis Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover. The Hard Rolling Cover offers a much-needed layer of cargo protection, so you can power through the toughest terrains with greater peace of mind. Also, it comes in a rugged all-black style, adding a sleeker touch to your vehicle’s aggressive appearance.
Convenient Rolling Design. Unlike most hardcovers in the market, this Armis Tonneau Cover from Rugged Ridge boasts a roll-up design. This makes it easier to operate, so you can make full use your Jeep’s bed in seconds. Plus, it isn’t as obstructive as a folded hard tonneau cover, giving you excellent visibility from the Jeep’s rear window.
Offers Heavy-Duty Truck Bed Protection. The Armis Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover features lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum slats that have been pressure-bonded for maximum durability. They’re also covered with a rich matte black powder-coated finish, which increases their strength. As a result, you can rest assured that your cargo is well-protected against the elements for many years to come.
Straightforward Installation. Although this cover is a hard rolling type, it doesn’t need to be drilled or modified to ensure a perfect fit. All of its necessary hardware is also included in the kit, so installing it will be an easy task that’ll only take an hour to complete.
Backed by a 5-Year Limited Warranty. Every purchase of this Armis Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover is backed by a 5-year limited warranty. Visit Rugged Ridge’s website to get more details on the warranty’s terms, conditions, and exclusions.
Application. The Rugged Ridge Armis Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover is ideal for use with all 2020-2022 Jeep Gladiator JT models.
Rugged Ridge 13550.23
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(approx) 1 Hour
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