Review & Install Video
These Rugged Ridge RRC Side Armor Guard Plates are specifically designed for those of you that are running the Rugged Ridge nerf bars on your two-door 2007-and-up JK. These are going to take that nerf bar and close in the space on the top of it a little bit, giving it a bit more of a finished look as well as giving you a little bit more grip when you're using that nerf bar as a step. These are designed to attach directly onto those nerf bars. However, a little bit of drilling is going to be necessary to get them installed, although, overall, it's a pretty easy install. And for the price of these, I think, they do add a good bit of utility to those side steps that you already have.
These are gonna be made out of stamped steel and covering the same texture black powder coat finish as your nerf bars are, so they'll match very well. They'll actually look like they were bolted on there when you took the nerf bars out of the box. They work very, very well with the nerf bars. These have some reliefs cut in them. They're gonna give them a little bit of texture, a little bit of style, but also help to give you a little bit more grip when you're using these to step in and out of your JK, especially if you have some mud, snow, rain, whatever on your boots. You are going to have a little bit more grip.
Of course, there are going to have the Rugged Ridge logo cut right in the middle of them. Some of you aren't gonna mind that. Some of you like it. Some of you hate it. But it is just a feature of these. Now, because these are designed to work specifically with the Rugged Ridge nerf bars, of course, these are gonna be made by Rugged Ridge as well. There aren't going to be any other options out there, any other brands that you can go to that don't have that branding cut into them.
So getting these installed, I am gonna still give a one out of three wrenches, even though there is some drilling involved. But you're not drilling into your Jeep. You're just drilling into your nerf bar. So I think a lot more of you are gonna be comfortable doing that than would be if I said "Drill a hole in the side of your Jeep." So the steps involving getting these installed is really setting the guard plate on top of the nerf bar, sliding it left to right, getting it exactly where you want it, and then marking the holes. There are gonna be six holes per plate that you'll need to drill.
Once you have all of those marked out, you'll go ahead and use a 9/64 drill bit to pre-drill those holes, set your guard back in place and use the self-tapping screws that come with this to get them bolted down. You'll do that on both sides, and you're gonna be finished. Again, pretty simple process. I'd say give yourself about an hour. You'll wanna make sure you get these positioned exactly where you want them before you drill those holes.
These are gonna run you right around $75. Now, I do think that's going to be a pretty fair price for what you're getting here. Ultimately, it is just a couple of pieces of steel with some bends and some cuts in it, but because these are designed to fit directly onto those nerf bars, you know that the installs are gonna be pretty straightforward. And if you are looking to add some utility to those nerf bars that you've already purchased, I do think this is going to be a pretty fairly-priced option for you. So if you have a set of the Rugged Ridge Nerf Bars and you're looking to add a top plate to those, this is gonna be a great option and you can find them right here at extremeterrain.com.
Aggressive Textured Step Plate.
If your 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2-door is equipped with a set of Rugged Ridge Nerf Bars you can give them an aggressive accent and an additional safety feature with the addition of a set of Rugged Ridge RRC Side Armor Guard Plates. These Guard/Step Plates are ideal for Jeep owners who prefer a flat solid surface to safely enter and exit their vehicle.Durable Steel Construction.
Constructed with stamped steel, these Rugged Ridge RRC Side Armor Guard Plates are extremely durable. These Step Plates have a textured black powder coat finish to withstand the elements and are corrosion-resistant.Simple Installation.
When it comes to the installation process, the Rugged Ridge RRC Side Armor Guard Plates simply attach to the Nerf Bars with self-tapping screws that are provided.Warranty.
Rugged Ridge covers these Guard Plates with a five-year limited warranty.Application.
These Rugged Ridge RRC Side Armor Guard Plates are application specific for 2007-2018 2-door Jeep Wrangler JK models that are already equipped with a set of Rugged Ridge Nerf Bars
The required Rugged Ridge Nerf Bars
included, they are sold separately.
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- What's in the Box
- (2) Step Plates
- (12) Self-tapping Screws
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Rubicon 2 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