(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Rear Corner Guards fitting all 2007 and up JKs. These are available for both your two-door and four-door JKs, so make sure you get the right one for your Jeep, and they're available in this diamond plate finish as well as a smooth matte finish, so you have a couple of different options there. Today we're going to talk through the installation of these corner guards, which is a very simple one out of three wrenches. There is going to be a minor amount of trimming of your license-plate mount in order to get these installed, however it is something you can very do very easily with a sharp razor knife, so we are still giving this a very simple one out of three wrenches. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the other features of these guards.These are for those of you who want to change up the look of your Jeep. Now, these are going to provide some light protection against scratching on the corners of your Jeep, or if you already have some damage to the rear corner from off-roading and you're just looking to cover it up, these will do the trick. However, being that these are plastic, they're not going to protect the corners of your tub from hardcore off-roading damage. If you lay your Jeep over onto a rock or a stump, these are certainly going to just crack and you're still going to receive the same of damage you would if these are not installed. So these are going to be a visual mod. I think they're priced accordingly for a visual mod and, in my opinion, they're pretty well built.As far as construction goes, as I mentioned these are plastic. They do attach with 3M tape. However there is a little bit of disassembly of the Jeep to do to get them installed. We'll touch on the rest of the installation in just a minute. As I said, you can get these in a couple of different finishes. These have the diamond plate finish. You can also get these in a matte flat finish as well without the diamond plate pattern, and that really comes down to style, your build, what you're looking for on your Jeep. Other than that there isn't too much to say about these, they are pretty well built. They look like they have all of the edges were trimmed, they're clean. It's really what you would expect for a plastic-appearance part. So to get into a little bit more detail about that installation. Again, it is a very simple one out of three-wrench installation, and especially on the passenger's side it's going to be very, very simple. Now, right off the bat, any time you're installing a part that uses 3M adhesive to stick on to the Jeep, you want to make sure that the surface of the Jeep is very, very clean and you'll do that with any alcohol-based cleaner. Make sure that the surface is clean, and that you're installing these when the weather is moderate. You don't want to install these when it's 30 degrees outside, because the adhesive isn't going to set up properly and there's a chance that these would fall off. You also don't necessarily want to do these when it's 100 degrees outside, because again the adhesive won't react properly. But, nice 70-degree day, apply these on a nice, clean surface, and they're gonna stay put as long as you want them to. However, when you do want to remove these you can easily peel them off, clean the rest of the adhesive off the body of the Jeep, and it's like they were never there. So, getting back to the passenger side, the first step is to pop off the tailgate hinge covers, which just snap into place and they'll snap off very, very simply. You do not need to remove your taillights to get these installed. All you're going to do after you clean the surface is test fit the part, make sure that it's going to fit in place, that there are no other interference issues, remove it, remove all of the 3M backing that's on the inside of this piece, so you're going to want to remove all of these strips here that you can't get to from the outside. And then on the outside pieces, you want to start by removing about a two-inch tab and leaving that tab sticking up. That'll allow you to test fit the part again, make sure that you get it exactly where you want to, be able to remove the adhesive backing while the piece is in place, and then just push it to make sure that it adheres all the way around. If you have a clean surface and you do this on a nice, warm day, this is going to stick and hold up really, really well. Now, on the driver's side there's a little bit of disassembly to do. You are going to have to remove your license plate bracket in order to get this installed. There are a couple of bolts that you'll need to remove in order to get the license-plate bracket off, and a couple of the bottom ones can be a little bit difficult to get to. Sometimes, depending on which bumper you have on your Jeep, you may need to loosen or remove the bumper to get to those bolts, but most of you will be able to get to them with no problem. Once you've had the license-plate bracket removed, you unplug the wiring harness, and then follow the same exact steps you did on the passenger's side, on the driver's side. Again, you don't have to remove your taillight, you don't have to do anything with your gas fill, the only thing that you have to remove is that license plate. Now, once you have this part back installed, you can go ahead and reinstall that license-plate bracket. Make sure you plug your wiring harness back in and this is where you have to do the tiniest little bit of trimming. There are two plastic tabs on the license-plate bracket that you will have to cut off. Just use a sharp razor knife, not a big deal. And then you can bolt your license-plate bracket back up. If you loosened or removed your bumper, reinstall that, and you're finished. This whole installation shouldn't take you more than a half hour, although if you have a big, bulky, heavy rear bumper that has a big, heavy tire carrier on it, it may take you a little bit of time to remove that if you can't get to those license plate mount bolts with the bumper in place. Other than removing the license plate nut, there are no tools you need to get this done, just a good alcohol-based cleaner, and for that license plate mount all you'll need are your traditional hand tools and a good socket set.I mentioned before that I think this is an appropriately-priced piece for something that is mostly a visual or aesthetic mod. Whether you're covering up damage or you're trying to protect against damage, or you just like the look of these, these are pretty light duty. So around $100, a little over $100, I think that these are appropriately priced for the quality of the product that you receive. So whether you're looking to cover up damage, protect against light scratching or you just like the look of these corner guards, these are going to be an easy-to-install, fairly-priced option.And that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Rear Corner Guards fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Construction. Rugged Ridge offer this pair of rear corner guards body armor as a premium upgrade for your Jeep Wrangler. The 2 included pieces are all made from tough thermoplastic panels and are designed to protect your Jeep's rear corners from dents, dings, and more. They also have a black diamond plate finish for a sleek and stylish appearance.
Protection. Rugged Ridge's corner guards are made of tough, durable thermoplastic and are designed to protect your Jeep against parking lot dings and dents. They are also great for covering up existing damage. If you have a scratch or a dent, just apply paint to prevent rust and install the Body Armor.
Application. Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK Unlimited 4 door models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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March 19, 2020
Do not buy for Wrangler Jk 2017
These simply don’t fit... they don’t conform to the rear corner contours... tried for 2 hours and finally broke it in half... so frustrating!Helpful (0)
March 13, 2020
Do not buy this
This does not fit my jeep, and I was a little disappointed when I first got them and they were plastic. But since they do not fit the jeep like they are supposed to it doesn’t matter that they are plastic.Helpful (0)
January 23, 2020
did not fit my 2012 wrangler very well. the plastic is brittle and cracked easily in multiple places when installing it on both sides, especially the driver's side.Helpful (1)
November 04, 2019
Looks great lots of compliments, make the loos roughHelpful (2)
October 27, 2019
Easy install. Looks good.
Easy install. Pretty good fit. Good look and reasonable price. Goes well with front armor as well. Install less than 1 hour. Cut for factory taillights it seems so might be a little big or could require trimming based on your after market taillights.Helpful (2)
September 20, 2019
Corner body armor
product is quality however it is not so simple to install. We had to do minor modifications to make them fit at look about 95 rights. Left them sit in the sun for 4 hours to make them easy to fit. Still had to cut them to install. Overall i'm happy with the lookHelpful (4)
August 31, 2019
I like the look - thought they would be heavier but easy to install.Helpful (3)
August 05, 2019
You get what you pay for
I just found the time (and had the optimal weather conditions) to try to install this product. I have an absolutely bone stock 2008 Wrangler 4 Door, so according to the description, I should have needed no modifications to the product and installation would be a half hour or so. What a nightmare! In this day and age, a completely accurate digital scan of a vehicle profile for designing these pieces should be easy- whoever did the CAD for this clearly phoned it in because the fit is terrible. NO amount of adjusting before I removed the 3M backing would allow for the top portion that fits over the tailgate door hinge to make enough contact to stick. Once on, this was confirmed. Lots of your vehicle's color shows around the edges, too, as it comes up short in a few areas. As for the driver's side, I had to remove the bumper to access two screws on the license mount! Kiss that half hour installation goodbye, as the bumper bolts, having not been touched for the life of the vehicle, gave me a second helping of grief. When I finally managed to get the driver's side installed (also not as accurate as it could be...the tape in the corners are absolutely pointless because there is NO way it's making contact with the jeep), I heard that familiar 'snap' as a hairline crack started forming when I was tightening the license mount screws. Great- I'll have to try and mend or at least slow down the crack from growing (maybe some spray on rubber? who knows). Look, I get that this is more of an entry level set of corner armor compared to 3-$400 pairs, but I should still expect a part to fit what it says it's going to fit. Now I've got all sorts of 'tweaking' to do if I even want these to look halfway decent. I may consider trying to dremel away the raised area around the door hinges so that I could snap the covers back on and maybe press down the armor better. (another aggravating project) If I didn't think it would add to my gray hairs and hours of aggravation trying to remove the 3M, I'd probably just remove them right away. Look, I'm handy. Really I am. These corner guards should have been a walk in the park and they simply aren't.Helpful (4)
June 24, 2019
Do not fit correctly
Waste of money and time, they do not fit almost every single side, so avoid this item and do not buy warranty, they don't want to give me my money back (warranty) for efective and unless items.Helpful (3)
May 13, 2019
shape doesn't match well
I bought these to attempt to dress of the jeep, but found the covers don't match well. The plastic is pliable, but not at the corners and it seemed to stick out and look a bit weird. I'm returning the product and will keep looking for other options.Helpful (2)
Will this work with the terraflex tire carrier and heavy duty hinge?
This can be used in conjunction with the tire carrier and heavy-duty hinge kit.
How similar is this look (texture/gloss) the RedRock 4x4 Cowl Body Armor - Textured Black? I'm trying to find a matching set but Rugged Ridge doesn't have the matching cowl and Red Rock doesn't have the matching corner piece.
Do these go up under the bottom of the hard top. I need the top 3/4 inch lip of body covered aswell. and I’m adding digital lights so are these solid and not cut out for lights.
These meet the edge of the top but do not tuck underneath, these are pre-cut for the taillights.
Will these fit with the Bushwacker fender flares?
This armor will be able to work with any fender flare that sits exactly where the factory fender flares were.
I received these corner guards for my 2007 four door jeep wrangler. They don't seem to fit right. It's like the cut out for the tail light needs to either be a little bit bigger or maybe a little more towards the tail gate. Is it possible that I was sent the parts for a two door jeep?
Please feel free to reach out directly to our customer service department to be sure you receivedthe correct parts you paid for. You can do so by giving us a call here at 1-877-870-8556 or by chatting in with our live support team! We would be glad to help!
The Rugged Ridge Tall Body Armor Corner Guards are compatible with most fuel doors.
This corner guard will have pre drilled holes for mounting the factory license plate bracket and light.
The Rugged Ridge Tall Body Armor Corner Guards will not fit the 18 JL models.
The Rugged Ridge Tall Body Armor Corner Guards will be secured with 3M Automotive grade double sided tape. To remove, you should carefully and evenly heat the taped sections with a heat gun or hair dryer (no flame) and gently pry the guards off. As long as care is taken this should come off with most of the adhesive, and the remaining adhesive should simply come off with goo gone, WD40 or a similar substance. This should not damage the paint as long as the paint is in good condition prior to installation.
Hello, unfortunately we only sell these as a Pair.
(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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