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Rugged Ridge Windshield Mounted Light Bar - Textured Black (07-17 Wrangler JK)

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  • Windshield Frame Light Bar
  • Textured Black Finish
  • Provides Tabs for 5 Forward Lights
  • Features Wind Deflector Below the Light Bar to cut Whistling Sound & Soft Top Air Buffeting
  • Works with Rugged Ridge Light Mount Brackets & Mirror Relocation Brackets
  • Easy Attachment by Bolting on to Windshield Mounts without Drilling
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Fits 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Windshield Frame Light Bar, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this light bar which is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. This will bolt on to your Jeep in just about an hour, but we'll talk more about the install in a moment. We're also gonna talk through the construction and a few of the other features of this light bar. I know lot of you hear light bar and think LED light bar. This is a light bar in a more traditional sense. This is a bar that is designed to have lights mounted on it. This, of course, bolts to your windshield hinges, goes up over the top of the windshield, and has five tabs on it to allow you to mount individual lights. Now, Rugged Ridge also has a version of this that's designed to mount three LED light bars on it. This is designed, again, for five smaller lights, you can either mount LED light pods or go with a more traditional halogen or even an inch ID round light. You certainly have some options with what you mount on this light bar. This bar has a couple of features that makes it a little bit different from some of the others ones on the market, all while still being easy to install and fairly priced. This light bar is made of 2-inch round tubing which does make it a little bit more substantial than some of the other ones on the market. It's covered in a textured black powder coat finish which is going to match a lot of other aftermarket Jeep accessories, as well as the factory black plastic accents that come on your JK when it rolls off the assembly line. This does have some really nice mounts that go down here on the windshield hinge. Some of the light bars, some of the less expensive ones, will just have square tabs or holes drilled in them. This is a little bit more of a contoured piece that kind of wraps around the windshield hinge. I personally like the look of this one a little bit better. This also comes with the adhesive foam on the backside of it right out of the box. This is going to ensure that your light bar is not going to chafe your factory paint. So, if you ever were to remove it, you know the paint is gonna be in good shape underneath it, and even though this is a little bit more of a substantial piece, this is still designed to work with the Rugged Ridge A-pillar light mount and the Rugged Ridge mirror relocation brackets. So, if you're concerned about that, if you have those additional pieces, this will work with the Rugged Ridge brand. Now, the light bar itself, again, has five individual light mount tabs on it. Each one has a small hole with a rubber grommet directly below it which will allow you to very easily and very cleanly run all of your wiring inside of this tubing, which is something I like. And then finally, this does have a little bit of a wind deflector built into it. You know what that helps with, is any noise that you might get from wind whistling between the light bar and the windshield, and it can also help cut down on a little bit of soft top buffeting that you might otherwise get if you add a light bar on to the front of your Jeep. As far as the install goes, again, very simple one out of three wrench install that you can get done in under an hour. You're just gonna need some traditional hand tools, and of course, a torque spit because those windshield hinge bolts are torques. So, the first step in the installation is to remove the six windshield hinge bolts on one side, pick driver side or passenger, it doesn't much matter. Hold your bracket up over top and reinstall those bolts. Now, if you remove all of the bolts that windshield hinge cover can fall off onto the ground, which of course is going to chip up the paint and cause damage. So, be careful not to have that happen. And once one side of this is attached, you can go ahead and slide the crossbar into it, don't bolt it in yet just set it on there. Finally, attach your other side of your hinge bracket sliding it into the crossbar as you do so. Then it's just a matter of attaching the two bolts that hold your crossbar into the upper right pieces, and you're finished as far as this install goes. Of course, from there, you'll go ahead and mount your lights, you'll fish your wires and get all of that stuff done. But actually getting this bar installed is only going to be about an hour. This windshield light bar comes in at right around $225, and as I said, I do think that this is fairly priced. The list of things that I like about this is pretty long. You're getting a substantial bracket, you have the foam in here to protect your factory paint, you have pre-drilled holes with ground that's for your wiring, and you have this wind deflector up here which are all things that some of the less expensive light bars on the market don't have or maybe they only have a few of them but not all of them. Now, this is going to be about $25 more than the next less expensive windshield light bar on the market, but again, you're not going to have your wind deflector up here. So, I think that if you're looking for a light bar mount that has a lot of features built into it, well, as many as a light bar mount can have, I think this is going to be a good choice and I think the price is fair. So, if you're looking for a light bar that's going to allow you to mount up to five individual lights above the windshield on your JK, this is going to be an option with a lot of features that's also well-built and fairly priced. So, that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Windshield Frame Light Bar, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Construction. The Rugged Ridge Windshield Frame Light Bar is manufactured from strong, durable 2 inch steel tubing. The bar is finished with textured powder coat paint, which protects against damage, corrosion, and oxidation hazards. It weighs 4 lbs and measures 61 inches by 15 inches by 6 inches. It has 5 light tabs to mount extra lamps. Protected by a 5 year limited warranty.

Specs. This frame light banishes even the thickest darkness with the glare of 5 lights when fully equipped. The wind deflector minimizes noise and prevents the soft top from flapping annoyingly while the Jeep is in motion.

Installation. Fitment of this accessory is extremely easy. First, remove the windshield brackets, taking care not to scratch the paint. A T-40 Torx head will be needed. Place the mounting bracket on the frame, put the windshield brackets over them, and bolt everything in place. A small hole will be needed near the base of the window to let an electric cord be threaded through.

Application. This textured black Rugged Ridge Windshield Frame Light Bar is specifically designed to be used on the 2007-2017 Wrangler JK models.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1) Top Light Bar
  • (2) Mounting Brackets
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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5/5
Great structure and hold up awesome

This product is great the under glow lights work amazing you can really see them well at night. The light bar it self is awesome as well it it super strong and works great. This is deffitetly a great product ...

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5/5
Great looking and great features

You could probably install yourself fairly easily. I elected to get installed at a shop because of the drilling for wire installation. Love the looks of this light bar! Rugged looking and extremely durable ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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I have a soft top on my Jeep all year long and want to know if installing this with some lights will negatively affect it. Will the wind going over/ under the bar make the soft top flutter around?

HARRINGT0N

  • Hello! Installing this will not cause your soft top to flutter around ridiculously!

    Doug P

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I'm interested in using this bar not for lights but as a rack for strapping down a paddleboard. Is there a weight limit for this product?

PeteR

  • Hello, this bar is only intended to support lights, we wouldn't recommend strapping a paddle-board to it. It would be best to use a Roof Rack instead: http://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-jk-roof-racks.html

    XTNunoP

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Are the lights included in the box or just the brackets

KimM

  • Hello, There are no lights included in this kit, just the bracket.

    XTMikeK

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Is there a hole pre-drilled to run the wires out at the bottom?

BobV

  • Hello, yes, each mount has a small hole with a rubber grommet directly below it which will allow to very easily and very cleanly run all of the wiring inside of the tubing.

    XTNunoP

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What lights (looking for mixture of LED spot and flood) would you recommend for this bar?

Ken

  • Hello, there are many options to choose from, if you are looking for LED, take a look at the following link, and just keep an eye on the single lights (not the Light Bars) http://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-jk-auxiliary-lighting-07.html#shop-by1

    XTNunoP

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What lights would you recommend with this bar?

Sherri

  • The Rugged Ridge Windshield Frame Light Bar, Textured Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) would pair up very well with the RUGGED RIDGE 2 HALOGEN FOG LIGHTS, BLACK, 6 IN. SLIM, 100W W/ WIRING HARNESS; Item #J13426, Which can be found here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-off-road-fog-kit-1520758.html

    XTSteve

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.733333 4.7
  • Appearance 4.866667 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.533333 4.5



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 29, 2016

    Great structure and hold up awesome

    This product is great the under glow lights work amazing you can really see them well at night. The light bar it self is awesome as well it it super strong and works great. This is deffitetly a great product for any jeep owner to get.

    Connerb2232

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedOviedo, FL

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 19, 2015

    Very quick and easy to install

    Needed a bar for my safety light (for construction). This unit fits well with the look of the vehicle and is just the right height above the roof line.

    Mike62

    Year: 2014Saratoga, NY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    June 13, 2015

    Great looking and great features

    You could probably install yourself fairly easily. I elected to get installed at a shop because of the drilling for wire installation. Love the looks of this light bar! Rugged looking and extremely durable construction. Very pleased with this product!

    Carla86

    Year: 2013Baton Rouge

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 12, 2015

    Looks Sharp and Streamlined

    Installation of bar very simple. Two people needed to prevent any damage to existing painted parts. Looked very rugged and fit flush with lines of my Jeep. I will say that running the lights and wiring the two LED lights was not as easy. After five hours of work with a buddy, was very satisfied with the purchase.

    MikeLBG

    Year: 2014Bowling Green, KY

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 30, 2014

    Nice accessory.

    This light bar is exactly as described. Easy install, and I'm very pleased w/ the look. Just be aware there might be a blind welder stationed on the factory assembly line, and don't be surprised if a light requires a 3/4 inch stack of washers between it and the light tab, like one of mine did. No big deal...due to the backward slant of the bar, the light tabs and washer stacks are hidden from view. To insert wire(s) into cabin: slide a plastic straw, snipped on a diagonal, between firewall and the weather seal glued to windshield frame; push wire(s) through straw.

    RonM

    Year: 2014Connecticut, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 17, 2013

    Great product

    Easy to install and fast great in appearance. I really like the snug fit.

    Rick07

    Year: 2007Lincolnton, NC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 15, 2017

    Strong and great looking bar!

    For anyone looking to purchase this bar I would highly recommend the lowering kit that goes with it, reduces wind noise and keeps your jeeps overall height lower. Overall it looks awesome and I love the classic jeep look. However, I wasn't too happy with how hard the install of the wiring part was. This bar has very small holes in the back of the bar, took 3 of us about 5 hours to get it to fit and slide through to the battery. That being said I am very happy, just prepare for a long and frustrating install. I would recommend purchasing some tuffy security bolt locks to keep your lights from getting stolen.

    CarlosA

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 21, 2017

    Protection and looks

    If you ever went through thick brush this is what you need.

    MichaelE

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 19, 2017

    Rugged Ridge Windshield Frame Light

    Over all it is good product. Looks great! Built very strong! Fit nicely. Easy to install with great directions. But has a design problem. The top center light bar fits inside of the two vertical side support bars. This will allow rain water to enter the vertical support bars. There are no holes in the base of the vertical support bars to allow the water to come out. I believe this will cause the base of the vertical side support bars to rust overtime. This could be prevented by building the vertical side bars to fit into the top center light bar. I also had to do some repair to the top center light bar as the wind deflector was not completely welded to it.

    ZackC

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 12, 2017

    Great Mod / Great Price

    Rugged Ridge's light bar frames the windshield with a tough look—form and function at a reasonable price. Simple installation done within minutes, highly recommended.

    CinL

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 05, 2017

    Windshield mount

    Great product! Very ez to install. Love the texture as well!

    Adam

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 28, 2017

    Perfect

    Product was exactly what I was looking for. Installation was simple and the fit was perfect. Hugs the shape of the jeep just like I had hoped for. Sturdy and made of very thick metal.

    Yimbroke

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    March 24, 2017

    Light is perfect simple, solid design !

    Love my new light bar ! Solid , simple and easy to install , they really thought thru little details - holes to hide cables, little wind deflector to avoid sound on highway , simple install . I am very happy with my choice

    Sereynyc

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 22, 2015

    This product is perfect. Better than expected.

    This light bar is of great quality. It is super easy to install and completely transforms the look of my jeep. I could not be happier with the light bar that I received.

    Matthew7

    Year: 2011Norman, OK, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    November 19, 2015

    Great Fit and Finish

    Great fit and finish. Take your time when running the wires and it'll make life easier in the long run.

    DocNiemo

    Year: 2015Central Texas

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