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

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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

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

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    5/5
    Rugged Ridge Smoked Bug Deflector

    So far so good, I was alittle worried about having to drill holes in bottom of my hood, but I was certain the double backed tape wasn't going to hold it alone. Good product for the amount of money I p ...

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    5/5
    Rugged ridge bug deflector

    This is a great add on to your jeep. It keeps all the bug off of the windshield. Glad I bought it. No hard to install at all.

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    Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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    • 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.

      XTNunoP

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    Will this fit my hard rocks rubicon hood 2015?

    Docjfr

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    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Protection 4.452381 4.5
    • Fit 4.595238 4.6
    • Appearance 4.761905 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.5 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 17, 2016

      Rugged Ridge Smoked Bug Deflector

      So far so good, I was alittle worried about having to drill holes in bottom of my hood, but I was certain the double backed tape wasn't going to hold it alone. Good product for the amount of money I paid!

      Rick

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 30, 2016

      Rugged ridge bug deflector

      This is a great add on to your jeep. It keeps all the bug off of the windshield. Glad I bought it. No hard to install at all.

      Jeepman

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 08, 2016

      Smoked Bug Deflector

      Fits perfect. I installed it with the screws. It took a little work to drill the hole. Be careful when drilling as once you get through the initial metal you don't want to pierce the hood. It looks great.

      algrouch15

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 16, 2015

      Easy as 123

      About 15 minute install time. Seems better built than the Lund models I've had in the past. Looks fantastic!

      Loomis

      Year: 2013Cannon Falls, MN

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 15, 2015

      Awesome product

      I love this shield for the simple fact that it keeps a lot of bug splatter from hitting the windshield:)

      Horsepoor2004

      Year: 2015North Hatley, QC J0B, Canada

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 19, 2015

      Looks good on your jeep!!!

      Easy to install and looks very nice!!! I am satisfied with the product and makes my jeep look appealing!!!

      Jojo

      Year: 2015Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      September 04, 2017

      Bug shield

      Fits perfect and looks great! Helps show off the front end of the jeep.

      MattD

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 29, 2017

      Bug shield

      Great product. Ive opened the hood several times and its stayed on. Really tough stuff

      MannyE

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 18, 2017

      Looks good and that's about it.

      I live in crop country and all summer long is swarms of bugs that I have to go through 4 gallons of windshield fluid a month to see outside my jeep. This "bug deflector" does nothing it's name suggest. It gets a 2 star instead of one for the ease of install and looks.

      RansomE

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 06, 2017

      Bug Deflector.

      Received deflector. Had scratch and cosmetic issues. ExtremeTerrain shipped out another one. Still waiting for it to show. The deflector appears that it will work great. Will be easy to install. Hope to receive the replacement soon.

      GregoryB

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 05, 2017

      bug deflector

      was easy to put on,fit looks great,with a lot more protection for the hood, and looks good.

      JohnG

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 14, 2016

      Helps with bugs!

      Really helps keeps bugs from meeting their demise on my windshield. Was having to clean my windshield 2-3 times each way (30 min. drive) to and from work. Installed this and now I rarely have to clean it. Easy to install. And looks great!!

      croadmap

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 15, 2015

      Cool if you like the look.

      This look isn't for everyone but if you want something to protect your hood and at the same time make your jeep look great, this is it. Good price easy install.

      VenomJK

      Year: 2010Fords, NJ

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 17, 2015

      LOVE this product

      this bug deflector looks GREAT on my jeep and there is NO vibrations at all Love it..... Thanks Rugged Ridge for making such an awesome product

      Chris802

      Year: 2015Plainfield, VT, USA

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 15, 2015

      This product gives a great look to my jeep

      It really helps keeping bugs from slamming into my windshield. The look alone has added a great addition to my jeep.

      Bravo017

      Year: 2015Boca Raton, FL, USA

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 13, 2015

      look great, IS great!

      fantastic product. looks great. install time was approximately minutes with very little place to go wrong! Couldn't be easier. Just peel off the double sided tape and pop in two screws. This product does exactly what it say and looks great in the process. would recommend.

      Robbob93

      Year: 2013Denver, CO, USA

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 06, 2014

      Looks great

      It's easy to install. Peel the sticker, mount and screw on.

      mari221

      Year: 2014Cape Carteret, NC, USA

      Helpful (1)

    • 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 (0)

    • 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 (0)

    • 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 (0)

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