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Rugged Ridge Rear Euro Tail Light Guards - Black (87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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  • Euro Style Rear Tail Light Guards
  • Steel
  • Black Powder-Coating
  • 4 lbs
  • Protects Rear Lights
  • Easy Slip on Installation
  • Fits 1987-2006 Wrangler YJ & TJ

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

This Rugged Ridge rear Euro taillight guard kit in black is for those of you that have a 1987 to 2006 either YJ or TJ, that are looking to change up the rear of your Jeep and also add some protection. Now, this is going to protect your otherwise fairly fragile plastic taillight, however, if you do get a good shot to this protector, it, instead of breaking your taillight, is going to transfer all of that impact into the tub, which can cause a bit of a more expensive repair. So, it's really up to you whether you want to use these for protection or if you're just installing these for the look. These are going to give you much more of that safari styling that a lot of you guys are after. This is going to be something that installs very easily onto your Jeep, definitely a one-out-of-three wrench installation here. This is going to bolt directly on without the need to drill, cut, or otherwise modify your Jeep. As far as the construction goes, this is going to be a steel taillight guard. This is going to be a round stock steel that's bent here. You have some flat stock on the back. These do have a foam pad that is pre-applied to the backside of this, and that's going to keep the taillight guard from chafing the factory paint when you do have this installed. As you can see here, this has a cutout for your wiring, so you don't even need to unclip your wiring harness. All you'll need to do is unbolt that taillight and bolt everything back up with your new hardware. So, like I said, definitely a one-out-of-three wrench install. To get this bolted up, you're going to have to remove the four screws on the taillight lens. Once you remove those, you'll have access to the three screws that actually bolt the taillight housing to the tub. You'll remove those. Then, you can slide the taillight guard right over top and reattach everything using the new longer hardware that's included in the box. These taillight guards are going to run you right around $35 dollars, which I do think is going to be a pretty good deal for what you're getting here. These things are well built, they look good, they're going to do exactly what you would expect them to do, so I don't see why you'd spend more. This is going to be a good deal. So, if you're looking to install a set of taillight guards onto your YJ or TJ, I definitely recommend taking a look at this option from Rugged Ridge, and you can find them right here at extremeterrain.com.

Construction. The Rugged Ridge Euro style taillights are made from a high grade steel with a black powder-coating finish.

Protection. These rear tail light guards are made in a Euro style that helps give a little edge and detail to your Jeep. They will easily protect your rear lights from rock, debris and any other damage you may encounter on and off the road.

Application. To install, simply slip-on your 1987-2006 Wrangler YJ & TJ.

Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

What's in the Box
  • Light Guards
Installation Info
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Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • YJ - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06

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5/5
HD tail light guards

works good, i reused the stock screws as the ones provided are too short..

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4/5
looks great

This guards took no time to install. You need need a second set of hands to hold everything in place when you line up the bolts. Looks great!

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Price question Is the $30.00 for the pair of guards or per guard?

Cameron22

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Overall Rating 4.4

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Protection 4.84 4.8
  • Fit 4.48 4.5
  • Appearance 4.84 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.76 4.8



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 21, 2015

    looks great

    This guards took no time to install. You need need a second set of hands to hold everything in place when you line up the bolts. Looks great!

    JimBeamGuy

    Year: 2006Streamwood, IL, USA

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 17, 2015

    HD tail light guards

    works good, i reused the stock screws as the ones provided are too short..

    nacman

    Year: 1995east Texas

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 29, 2014

    Really like my new tail light guards.

    Very well built. The bolts they sent with the guards were to small for my mounting holes? Had to use original bolts. The passenger side guard partially interferes with the full opening of the tailgate also. I can open the tailgate enough to open the glass on my top though. Just have to be careful. Overall i like the look and function of the guards. Would recommend them.

    jeepjeep24rules

    Year: 2004Missouri, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 06, 2016

    Look good, but LED tailights are a problem

    These guards would be pretty easy to install, but there are a couple of issues. The main issue id they are not really meant to fit LED tail lights. It's kind of interesting that I have a set of Rugged Ridge LED taillights, but these guards are NOT a bolt-on fit. With that said, I made the guards fit, but it was risky as I had to use a screwdriver to lever the lens cover in place. The problem is the LED light assemblies and attached wiring are mounted to the lens. It is impossible to mount the taillights with the lens on, so you have to leave at least six inches of wire from the plug leads inside the taillight itself. The lens will not completely remove from the taillight with unsoldering wires, which I wouldn't recommend. I had to wedge the lens partially inside the guard and try holding everything in place while starting the mounting screw. That was problem 2 - the stock mounting bolts are too short. The bolts that came with the guards are too small for my TJ, so I couldn't use them. I found some screws that would work and was able to get all three started. Then I couldn't get the lens to fit inside the guard. I finally had to use some silicone spray on the wires where they kept the lens from sliding on. That helped but I had to use a large flat-blade screwdriver to pry the lens out far enough for the wires to slide in. Then the LED reverse light assembly on the lens hung up and could not possibly clear the taillight housing without some seriously risky prying. I ended up getting the whole shebang installed but not without the cold sweat of fear dripping off me while prying and forcing the lens into place. Note the stock photo of the guards shows them mounting over Rugged Ridge body armor. I also had this in place, and that was another factor in making the stock mounting bolts too short. Bottom line is I dread ever having to remove the taillights or guards because it is going to be a major project! Since I have LED lights they should last the rest of the life of my Jeep, and the guards should help keep them from getting messed up. Crossing fingers!

    epossum

    Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 05, 2015

    GREAT LOOK!!!!

    I have enjoyed working on my Jeep over the past year and find that just little things like the tail light covers can give a dramatic change to the vehicle.

    CP80

    Year: 2004Odenville, AL.

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 06, 2015

    tail light guard

    The Rugged Ridge Rear Euro Tail Light Guards, Black (87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ) fit great and look even better

    jeep13

    Year: 2000White Hall, AR 71602, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 26, 2015

    87 YJ Great Light Guard

    was super easy to install looks good looks like $100 item but only with 30

    Dean87

    Year: 1987Savannah, GA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 26, 2015

    Rugged ridge tail light guards

    Great simple product very easy to install, takes about 20 min to install and looks great.

    Anonymous

    Year: 1987Bowling Green, KY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 29, 2015

    Rugged Ridge Rear Euro Taillight Guards

    Great product and easy installation. I replaced my chrome guards with black and they blend in perfectly with the other upgrades.

    PurpleJoker

    Year: 1997Sherman, TX, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 23, 2017

    Good product

    The tail light guards are nice. They went on easy enough. The tail gate rubs on the when fully open, not sure if it's just the hindges that are worn out. But overall I like the look of them.

    JoeL

    Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 03, 2017

    Works and looks great!

    These were very easy to install even with my limited knowledge of my Jeep. Look good as well

    TedM

    Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 11, 2017

    looks good, hard to fit

    product was everything advertised, looks, material, protection. however, easy installation not so much! the tail light would not slide up through the bottom of the guard, which is the only way it could with the wiring to fit the notch. the cage was to small. i had to rewire both tail lights in order to get everything correct. the smaller cage design at the bottom should be at the top, if any at all, just saying!

    PhillipR

    Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 09, 2017

    New lights!

    Perfect fit. Now the twilight and brakes lights are so much brighter.

    ThomasW

    Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 18, 2017

    Looks good - pain to install

    I like the look and construction of these tail light guards. The standoff between the guards and tail lens is good which I like and the appearance k is great. What I didn't like was I had to disconnect my tail light assembly, insert it into the tail guard and then reattach. I have a 2005 Rubicon TJ and while this wasn't difficult on the driver's side tail light where I could reach the disconnect, on the passenger side I had to resort to cutting the wires, insert the light assembly into the tail guard then balance the entire assembly while I soldered and taped the wires back together. If you can reach the disconnect on both tail lights this should be a snap, if you can't as in my case, it's a pain and overall took me about 90-mins to complete.

    JohnT

    Year: 2005Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    October 01, 2016

    looks good

    I purchased the front and rear guards. the front look fantastic. the back look good but maybe a bit too much. fit was pretty good. had to drill to line up holes around the gas tank filler. about 2 hours total with prep. I added additional tape along the inside of guard to help prevent water getting between it and the body.

    Chuckinator

    Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 21, 2016

    Looks like it'll do the trick

    These went on easily and fit very well. We won't know how well they work until something smacks that part of the vehicle, but it sure looks like it'll protect the lights well.

    BobbyB

    Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2016

    Easy to install

    These are easy to install. Total installation time takes less than 30 minutes. There were some minor blimishes in the paint.

    Hsm

    Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 17, 2015

    easy installation, looks great!

    I had my dad with me in case I ran into any issues but the installation was pretty much a breeze. He helped me with the light disconnects to feed thru the brackets but other than that it was an easy installation.

    Madison98

    Year: 1999Stanley, NC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 24, 2014

    Light Guards

    Installed the new light guards in addition to new lights. You have to remove the lights to fit the wiring in the predrilled holes. Little more complicated than it looks but nothing too complicated. Keep in mind that you might want to silicone behind the lights near the wiring to keep the moisture out of the lights. The gloss black really helps bring some life back into the jeep. I recommend this product.

    ChrisChabby

    Year: 1994Central Jersey

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 10, 2017

    Decent Guards

    Guards were very sturdy. Right side went on as described in instructions. Left side wire harness couldn't be pulled out of body to unplug it, so I ended up cutting the taillight wires and re-splicing them. The guard will only pass over the taillight body in one direction, so you have to unplug the taillights to install it. If the lower hoop was made larger, it would be much easier. The screws they sent to re-mount the taillights are linger to accommodate the thick baseplate behind the light, but they are the wrong size. They are too thin and wouldn't tap into the body holes. I had to use other sheetmetal screws. What should have been a 1/2 hour job took over an hour.

    ErnieD

    Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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