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Rugged Ridge Bug Deflector - Smoked (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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  • Item J14923
  • MPN# 11350.02

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Bug Deflector
    • Acrylic
    • Black Smoked Finish
    • 2.4 lbs
    • Protects Windshield and Hood from Bug Impacts
    • Multiple Attachment Options
    • 3 Year Limited Warranty
    • Includes Hardware and Adhesives for Installation
    • Adhesive or Bolt-On Installation
    • Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JKs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge bug deflector in matte black, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. Today we're going to go over the construction of this bug deflector, and, of course, the installation. First and foremost, a bug deflector is designed to deflect wind up over the windshield of the front of your Jeep, allowing small stones and bugs to be deflected with that wind and not end up splattered on your windshield. Now, how much aerodynamic change you actually get from a bug deflector is certainly for debate. A lot of people will install these because either they like the look, and it definitely changes the look of the front of your Jeep, or because they have some damage on that leading edge of their hood that they're looking to cover up, or they want to protect it from damage. The leading edge is certainly a magnet for stone-throws, so if you have some damage and you don't want to get the metal and paint repaired, this is going to be a much less expensive way of making that repair or, as I mentioned, some people just like the look of these bug deflectors. This bug deflector is made of an acrylic material, which is really the traditional material for a bug deflector. It's going to be strong but also a little bit flexible. Of course, this has the matte black finish which makes it look really nice with either the matte black window visors or just as a standalone accent piece on the front of your Jeep. Now, this has a couple of tabs molded onto the back of it. These ones here on the outside are designed to put a screw into to hold it onto the underside of the hood. And these, of course, have 3M adhesive pre-applied on them to make the installation really secure. Now even though there are a couple of screws that hold this into place, there's no drilling required with this installation. You'll just be using some J-nuts in existing holes that are already in the hood. So speaking of the installation, it's going to be really simple for this part. All you need to do is first clean the underside of the hood where that 3M adhesive is going to attach. Using an alcohol prep pad or a good alcohol-based cleaner will be plenty to get that area clean. After that, you can install the J-nuts in the existing square holes on the underside of your hood. Make sure the bug deflector lines up properly and is nice and square and exactly where you like it. Then peel off the red backing on the 3M tape and press it into place. Finally, you'll use the screws and washers that come in the hardware package with the bug deflector to attach the two outer tabs into those J-nuts that you just installed. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than a half hour and you won't need any specialty tools, just a good cleaner and a Phillips-head screwdriver. I find that a lot of visual modifications that are well-built and fit well will come in right around the $100 mark, and that's exactly where you're going to be for this bug deflector. So, if you want the visual modification and you like the way this looks, or you want to protect or cover up damage that's existing on your hood and you have $100 to spend, I think this is a nice piece. It's very well-built and it'll fit really well. So, whether you're looking to protect the leading edge of your hood, cover up existing damage, or you want the wind deflection over the windshield to keep bugs from splattering on it, this is going to be a really nice addition to your Jeep. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge bug deflector in matte black, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

    Construction. This smoked black bug deflector from Rugged Ridge is constructed out of impact resistant acrylic, so you can take it off-roading without worrying about stray rocks and other debris.

    Protection. This bug deflector protects your windshield and hood from irritating bug splatters while cruising on the highway or conquering trails. The deflector follows your Jeep's body line to accent and enhance your JK's look. Rugged Ridge backs this deflector with a 3 year limited warranty.

    Accessories. This deflector comes with self tapping screws and automotive grade mounting tape.

    Application. This deflector fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers. Rugged Ridge suggests hard mounting the deflector rather than relying on just the tape because of high wind stress.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    What's in the Box
      • Bug Deflector
      • Self Tapping Screws
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
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    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
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    Questions & Answers (5)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    The video states j-nuts, but the description states self tapping screws. Could you clarify if the j-nuts come with it as I am not too keen on drilling into the hood. Thanks.

    • This can be installed using two different methods. You can drill into the top part of the hood for extra security or use the supplied 3M tape for install. I have a guide here that will display both options. https://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-smoked-bug-jk-1135002-manu-install.html

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    I've read that many bug deflectors cause the soft tops to flap be horribly noisy. Have you had any problems with this?

    • The Rugged Ridge Smoked Bug Deflector should not have any interference with your soft top.

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    Does this bug deflector require drilling into the hood?

    • The Rugged Ridge Smoked Bug Deflector can be installed using adhesive tap or self tapping screws, there are two methods for install. You can reference the install guide here: https://lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J14923-manu.pdf.

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    Will this product fit on a 2015 Willys Wheeler, 2 Door

    • Hello, yes, you will be bale to use the Rugged Ridge Smoked Bug Deflector (07-17 Wrangler JK) on your 2015 Willys Wheeler 2 Door.

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    Will this fit my hard rocks rubicon hood 2015?

    • yes

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    Customer Reviews (59) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.2

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Protection 4.206897 4.2
    • Fit 4.5 4.5
    • Appearance 4.724138 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.396552 4.4



    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 16, 2018

      poor quality. look elsewhere

      installation was difficult. there is no actual centering marks on product. mine was warped and twisted.

      StanS

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 18, 2018

      Great

      Fitted easy, looks good and no mpg drop may have even improved

      GaryO

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 10, 2018

      Great product

      Easy to install, cuts down on those pesky bugs hitting the windshield making a mess.

      JamesK

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 03, 2018

      It Helps

      I was so tired of rocks popping up on my hood so I got this bug deflector and it works so well. Thanks for the fast service once again.

      FeleciaS

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 17, 2018

      Good look

      Really cleans up the look. Eazy install. Only took about 30 minutes.

      RobertH

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 07, 2018

      Second One Around

      The first one I received was warped.I called and returned it.The second one was warped and does not line up.But it fits a litter better than the first.

      ArvinP

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 22, 2018

      Easy

      Easy to install. I screwed the deflector into the hood, looks and works great.

      Ando

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 10, 2018

      Bug shield

      I installed this on my Jeep in less than 30 minuets. Fits good

      JTV

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 17, 2018

      Reduced bug splatter

      I knew a bug deflector wasn't a complete solution while living in an agricultural state. The splatter used to land as low as the dash area an after installation, I get less splatter and when it happens, they impact towards the top of my windshield. The groove to allow spacing for the hood latch release could be better/wider. I had to center it based off the groove an the deflector is slightly now off center towards the passenger side because of it by a few centimeters. Only 3 of the 4 washers came in the packaging. No big deal since Home Depot is literally a mile away from me and problem was immediately solved. Rugged Ridge should QA their outbound products more closely since they have bigger ticket items than this one to avoid potential complaints. The instruction video is outdated because the design no longer uses J-hooks. Just the 3M with/or without option to drill 4 reinforcement screws. Overall,this item still did the job though an I'm happy with it.

      SgtSpyder

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 14, 2018

      Works pretty well,

      Bug deflector on a square azz Jeep? I know, but I liked the way it looked. Has held up for two years now.

      MikeT

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 04, 2018

      Does not deflect bugs

      My windshield is covered with bugs every day, it does not serve it's purpose whatsoever. It is the color and size asked for, shipped quickly and installed easily.

      RachelS

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 25, 2018

      Pretty

      Nice looking, not as easy to install as I would like, but that could be me. I will let you know how well it deflects bugs since we all know with a flat windshield Jeeps collect them too well.

      MargaretO

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 19, 2018

      Deflector

      Great fit. Did have to have some help to get it positioned properly, but easy to mount after that. Definitely helping keep bugs off windshield. Did have to drill larger holes than what was called for to use the screws provided.

      Sam

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 19, 2018

      Good value not great.

      I have always used another " well known" company's products but decided to save a buck and purchase a similar product from Rugged Ridge, it's definitely not the same quality. The edges are rough cut and a bit jagged impossible for a QI department to miss, I have to believe this is normal and acceptable for them. Having said that, I did save about 1/2 on this product and it's on a Jeep. I don't know if they make products for cars and this would not be acceptable for my truck. Be careful, You have been warned.

      JosephC

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 21, 2018

      Nice big shield

      Great product, looks good! Good fit, helps keep bugs off windows.

      TravisH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      February 14, 2018

      Bug shield

      I’m dissatisfied with the product. I received the product chipped up. I’m having to send it back.

      Marlin

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 18, 2018

      Get what you pay for

      The quality of the shield was not bad but the screws to hold it in place were useless. I had to use my own self tapping screws to get them to bite... also the tape is useless as well. Do not count on the tape to hold at all.

      Jeepit

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 12, 2018

      Does really help with bugs

      It really helps with bugs!! Only down side is the still kinda hit the top of window but still a big improvement!

      Firelaw

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 16, 2017

      Better screws needed.

      The deflector requires 4 pilot holes to be drilled in the hood, I do not believe the adhesive tape alone would be a good option, Three of the 4 screws shipped broke a tread trying to install in the 5/64 pilot hole.

      EdwardS

      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 13, 2017

      Nice item, useless instructions

      Rugged, looks good and fits well. The actual item attaches to the hood differently than in the video. The instructions do not explain what to do with the plastic bumpers. The double sided tape is useless.

      MichaelS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)