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Rugged Ridge Windshield Mounted Light Bar - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • 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 2007-2018 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 2007-2018 Wrangler JK models.

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

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Top Light Bar
    • (2) Mounting Brackets
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
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    5 Top Rated Questions

    Would it be possible to fit 5 8in KC Pro-Sport HID lights or are the 6in the best option?

    • The Rugged Ridge Windshield Mounted Light Bar provides Tabs for 5 Forward Lights both 8 inch and 6 inch lights would be compatible, but you may notice more wind noise with 8 inch lights.

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

    • 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.

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    I have installed the Rugged Ridge 17756.21 XHD High Mount Snorkel Kit. Will this RR Light bar fit with my snorkel?

    • Due to the mounting location of the Rugged Ridge Windshield Mounted Light Bar, the Rugged Ridge Modular XHD High Mount Snorkel will end up hitting the mounting brackets of the light bar.

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    I have a 44 inch light bar that has moveable mounts attached to it on my 2015 Wrangler. Will this work for me? Also, how do you hide the wiring from the light bar to go under the hood? The review/install video does not show that. Last thing, I have cube lights on the windshield. Will those mounts work with this? Thanks.

    • The Rugged Ridge Windshield Mounted Light Bar has 4 mounts designed for separate auxiliary lights. This may be able to work with your light bar, however we have not tested this.

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    Is there anyway this will fit with the Red Rock 4x4 full length snorkel? I need some offroad lights, but i hate that the only brackets that fit are light bar bracket. Will this bar fit?

    • No, the Rugged Ridge Windshield Mounted Light Bar will interfere with the RedRock 4x4 Snorkel.

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    6 More Questions
    I am fan of the KC brand. What KC brand lights would you recommend for this light bar? 1 answer
    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? 1 answer
    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? 1 answer
    Are the lights included in the box or just the brackets 1 answer
    What lights (looking for mixture of LED spot and flood) would you recommend for this bar? 1 answer
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    Customer Reviews (23) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Fit 4.521739 4.5
    • Appearance 4.826087 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.521739 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 06, 2018

      Great windshield light bar

      I really liked this product as the price was right and it has an optional component for lowering the light mounts below the bar and even with the windshield. The fit was pretty good, but it the seam on the bar could be better on the drivers side. Other than that I thought it was a great value.

      DanielG

      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 26, 2018

      Windshield light bar mount

      Great product!!! I like the quality and the finish. Instructions for installation were spot on. No problems with fit. Can't wait to get the KCs mounted!!!

      ShirleyR

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 11, 2018

      great

      strong built, was really impressed by the fit, looks really nice after the install was completed. transformed the appreance completely.

      Vik

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 03, 2018

      exactly what i wanted

      fit and quality are good. has predrilled holes with grommets to run wires neatly. nice solid feel although i would like the tubing wall to be a little thicker at least around te area where the 2 parts come together. if you tighten it too much the tube starts to oval.

      LouR

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 23, 2018

      Good quality

      Very easy to install, really goodQuality. Looks great!

      RobertH

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 28, 2018

      Noisy, bad fitment

      The bottom tubes and top tubes are cut at a slightly different angle. This causes a gap when fit together. This, in turn, causes a high pitched wind whistle. I had to remove it after about a week -- it was driving me nuts. even off the jeep the parts do not fit together well.

      KP

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 28, 2018

      Seems strong.

      The bar itself seems strong and good quality. I did make some alterations right away. I took a cutoff wheel to the bolts that connect the upper half of the light bar. They are about .25" longer than they need to be, and seemed to close to the A pillar for my liking. I also drilled out the pre drilled holes to a larger size and installed larger grommets to make wiring easier. The bar does not require these modifications to work, I just decided to do them as minor improvements.

      KP

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 09, 2017

      Light bar

      Easy to install and great quality. Pre drilled wiring holes make it easy to hide unsightly wires.

      JoeS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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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

      Helpful (5)

    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (4)

    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (4)

    • 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

      Helpful (4)