(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com. This is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge neoprene seat covers fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs. This is a set of front seat covers, but these are also available for the rear of the Jeep. These are available in the black you see here as well as a few other colors. Because Jeep did change the interior of the Wrangler in 2011, there are a couple of different year ranges. So just make sure that you're careful and you pick the correct seat covers for your Jeep to get the best possible fit. Today, we're going to talk about the construction, the installation and of course the fit of these covers.Seat covers like this can do a couple of different things. If you have an older JK and your seats are beat up and worn out, covers like this will give your whole interior a new refreshed look at a far lower cost than recovering the seats themselves. If your seats are in really good condition and you want to keep them that way, you can go ahead and throw a set of these on there to protect your existing seats. Or, regardless of the condition of your seats, if you're just looking to give your interior more of a custom look, a set of seat covers is a great way to do that. These covers in particular from Rugged Ridge fit really well and they're fairly priced.As it says right in the name, these are neoprene seat covers. There's a lot of misinformation out there about neoprene that it is a waterproof material. It is not. It is a water resistant material. However, this is a wetsuit material, not a dry suit material, so this will become wet. If you leave the top off and your Jeep gets rained on, this will absorb some water. The nice thing about the neoprene material is that it is machine washable. If you do get a stain on these, you can pull them right off, throw them in the washer and get them cleaned up.Any material will eventually fade in the sun, especially reds and blacks, so I would recommend treating these with some sort of UV protectant spray before you install them in your Jeep if you're somebody who has the top off a lot or even if you run with the top on a lot. That'll definitely help to keep these bright and keep the color in them for a good long time. The nice thing about the way these covers are designed is, again, they are body style specific so they will fit in your specific year Jeep, which means they're going to fit tight, they're going to look factory and they're going to hold up really well.Getting seat covers like this installed is a little bit difficult. The inside of the cover does like to stick to the material on your seats, so you may have to fight them a little bit. But luckily, it's something you'll only have to do once or ever so often whenever you take the covers off to wash them. These do have built in straps and buckles to, again, make sure that they fit really tightly without any creases, so they look really good. But the fact that they do fit so tightly, again, makes them a little bit difficult to install.The first thing you're going to want to do is remove your headrest and slide the back section of the seat over the back. Then, you can slide the lower section that you actually sit on. Then, put the headrest back on the seat once all the straps and buckles are pulled tight. Now, you may have a couple of wrinkles in your seat covers when you first get them out of the box, but those will work out in no time at all. The whole installation should take you probably about an hour but it depends on how much you have to fight with these things to get them on. It may take you a little bit more. You won't need any tools to get this job done, just some patience.As I said before, I think these seat covers are fairly priced. You can certainly get some that are going to be less expensive, but in my opinion the build quality isn't there. They're not going to fit as tightly or look as nice when they're installed, and they're not going to hold up as well. A seat cover definitely takes some abuse, so you want something that's well built. I think these are priced really appropriately for what you get, and I think they're a high quality cover.So, whether you're looking to cover up a damaged seat in your JK, trying to protect a seat that's still in good condition, or you just want a custom interior look, a set of neoprene seat covers like this are going to look good and not break the bank. That's my review of the Rugged Ridge neoprene seat covers fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Specs. A handsome looking addition to your JK Wrangler's front seat, the Black with Gray Inserts Neoprene Front Seat Cover pair is a quick and durable solution to protecting your seats or hiding worn-out, stained, ripped upholstery. The neoprene fabric, which is the same material diving suits are made out of, resists water, mud, and dirt of all kinds, keeping the seat beneath clean. The black color with a gray central insert has a crisp, stylish look and dresses up your Jeep seats on the cheap, without the need to pay for new upholstery.
Construction. These Rugged Ridge Neoprene Front Seat Covers comes as a pair and require no hardware for attachment. Instead, they attach using hooks, nylon straps, and elastic cords in a matter of minutes, and are just as easily removed for cleaning. These high quality neoprene seat covers stay cooler than vinyl in summer and come with a 5 year limited manufacturer's warranty.
Application. Fits 2011-2018 Wrangler JK models.
Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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January 31, 2020
Tight fit - look good - made the seat back a bit stiffer than anticipated.Helpful (1)
October 06, 2019
I’ll start with very nice look and feel. I got the grey and black for front and back seat. Added some nice contrast. Install, overall easy to do with some tight spots. When you are putting flaps in between seat where it bends is really tight and Velcro catches. Once complete it does leave some of the factory seat exposed on back corners of seat where you sit. It would be nice if it covered the whole seat pictures kinda deceiving. And they are stretched tight. Other than that they are exactly what I wanted. Make sure you put driver side on driver side and same for passenger. There is a flap that opens up if air bags go off. That flap needs to face door. Easy do yourself mod. Completed in about an hour front and back.Helpful (2)
September 12, 2019
Good quality, tough to install
SUPER tough to get through the crack in the front seats but are good quality fit very, very snugly and are comfortable. Don't expect to just pop these on, it takes a little muscle to fit them on. Black and gray blend very nicely in my 2015 Sport black interior. Very close to actual seats.Helpful (2)
August 06, 2019
Very tight fit take your time and you will be impressed.Helpful (2)
May 08, 2019
Easy to install and thy look fine. After only two weeks, some of the stitching is already coming loose though.Helpful (2)
July 14, 2018
Two person job
Highly recommend you do this with 2 people, much easier when shoving flaps between seats. Plastic buckles could use some beefing up.Helpful (6)
June 30, 2018
what a b**** to put on but well worth it .looks very nice and protects my seatsHelpful (6)
January 18, 2018
Actually better looking and fitting than I expected. As for the install, they are tight and you do have to work to get them on but well worth it in the end. Took me little over an hour, but then I took my time. Very happy with them.Helpful (7)
January 18, 2018
Great seat covers!
Exactly what I expected. Head rest covers are a little small, I assume they will stretch out over time since they are new. A little work to get installed, much fidgeting and still adjusting but I would recommend! took about 1.5 - 2 hours to install front and back covers combined.Helpful (7)
November 24, 2017
Great fit, great look! Protects and adds comfort. The perfect seat covers for my Jeep.Helpful (6)
Can you wash these seat covers in washer machine?
It is recommended that you do not wash these seat covers in a washing machine; even on a light cycle so they are not damaged during cleaning. It would be better to spot clean these using a water/shampoo mixture and a lint free cloth.
How do these covers do with dog hair? Does the dog hair repel or come off easy? The factory cloth seats do not.
These Rugged Ridge Neoprene Front Seat Covers - Black/Gray have shown no difference in fighting off dog hair then the factory cloth.
Can you still use the heated seats with the seat covers on?
Heated seats can still be used with Rugged Ridge Neoprene Front Seat Covers, however, they will be less effective with the covers on.
i have heated seats , cloth will they fit? thanks al 2017 wrangler 2dr.
The Rugged Ridge Neoprene Front Seat Covers will fit on all cloth seats, both with and without heated option.
Can you use these if you have heated seats
If you have heated leather seats or leather seats the Rugged Ridge Neoprene Front Seat Covers will not fit.
The Rugged Ridge Neoprene Front Seat Covers are designed to allow the side airbags to deploy correctly.
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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