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Smittybilt XRC Rear Corner Guards - Black Textured (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door)

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  • Offer Enhanced Off-Road Protection
  • Available in Black Textured Powder-Coated Finish
  • Allow Easy Bolt-On Installation
  • Designed For 07-17 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the Smittybilt XRC Rear Corner Guards fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Now, there is a different version of these for the two-door and the four-door JK, so make sure you get the right one for your Jeep. But if you are shopping for the matching front version of these guards those will fit either the two-door or the four-door. As far as an installation goes, I am going to give this a long two out of three wrenches. There is some drilling into the body necessary to get these installed as well as installing a bunch of nutserts into those holes you drilled and factory holes, so this is an involved installation. If you're not comfortable with drilling into your body, I would recommend taking these to a shop and having them install them for you. Today we're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the features of these guards. These corner guards are going to completely get rid of the factory plastic fender flares on your JK and replace them with one really heavy-duty solid piece of armor. This will also cover up a lot of the body of the Jeep, and actually really change the design and the geometry of the body as well, which will make this a very polarizing buy. Some of you think that it makes the Jeep look very tough and off-road and rugged, while others think that it takes too much away from the factory lines of the JK. And really makes it look more like a wide-bodied tuner instead of a Jeep, so there are two very strong opinions on this part, it's very much you love it or hate it mod. So, if you fall into the love it category, this is going to be a great addition. It's gonna add some strength, it's gonna add a lot of weight, but it is going to drastically change the look of your Jeep. These corner guards are made of three-sixteenths-inch cold gold steel that's covered in a textured black powder coat finish, and, as we mentioned, these things are heavy. There's a lot of steel here. And this is just the rear corner armor. There's also an inner fender liner that comes along with this. That's another piece of metal that will bolt onto this, so there is a ton of weight. But, this is also very, very strong. One of the arguments against a metal fender flare is that instead of the flare bending or breaking, it can transfer an impact into the body, causing a lot of damage. While this covers the whole body, it's a very strong piece, and it has a built-in flare. So, if you rub up against a tree branch or a rock with this, it's not going to transfer that damage into the body. It's going to deflect that damage, or take the damage itself, but it's not going to damage the Jeep. This has built-in taillight guards that are gonna give you protection for your plastic taillight, and again, the argument against a metal taillight guard is that it can transfer energy and damage into the body. This is all one piece, so I don't think that would be the case with this. So, this does have a lot of protective aspects to it. It is going to do a good job of protecting the factory body of your Jeep underneath of it. However, we do have to drill into your factory body to get these installed. So, if you're purpose is to preserve your factory body without causing it any damage or modifying it in any way, this isn't going to be that. This is going to require you to drill a couple of holes. However, if your purpose is to drastically change the look of your Jeep, and you like the look of these, and/or to add a lot of off-road protection, then, I think this is going to be a nice option. As I said before, this is going to be a two out of three wrench installation and a strong two out of three wrenches at that, because of the labor that's involved in getting these installed as well as the drilling, and the installation of some nutserts. So, the first step in installing these is to get rid of everything that's going to be in your way during the installation. That includes any rocker armor or side steps that might be in the way, rear bumper if that looks like it's going to be in the way. Your license plate mount, your taillights, and, of course, your fender flares, including your factory inner fender liners. Once all that is out of the way, you can go ahead and line up your new corner armor on your Jeep, making sure that the top line follows the body line at the top of the tub. You can use a couple of clamps to hold it in place. From there, you're going to want to mark the couple of holes that you will need to drill to get these installed. Use the center punch in the drill to get them bored out. After that, it's a matter of installing quite a few nutserts into the body of the Jeep. Now, a lot of those are going to go into your factory fender flare holes, but into those new holes that you just drilled. If you've never used a nutsert before, you don't need a specialty tool. You can make a tool, and Smittybilt does give you instructions on a way to do that. But, for the number of nutserts that are necessary to get these installed, I would recommend purchasing a nutsert tool, or borrowing or renting one if you can. It's gonna make that process a lot simpler, and give you far fewer headaches. So, once you have those holes drilled and all the nutserts installed, it's really just a matter of reinstalling the corner armor and using all of the hardware to get it bolted into place. After that, you'll finish by installing the inner fender piece, and you're gonna be finished up. The whole installation is probably going to take you around three hours to get both sides done, maybe even a little bit more, depending on how carefully you are with measuring and lining things up before you go and drill those holes. But this is something that I would say take your time with it, you're only going to do it once, and you don't want to get it wrong. As far as tools go to get it installed, as I mentioned, a nutsert tool is not necessary, but will certainly help. You are going to need a drill and a good set of sharp drill bits, and your traditional hand tools. As I mentioned before, I think these are really well-built and will take a lot of damage off-road, and for the price you could expect them to be, these are going to be a little bit pricey. But, if you're looking for some really strong protection and you like the look that these provide, because again, they do completely change the look of the Jeep, then they would be worth it. You are going to be looking at between $500 and $600 for a rear set and for the front set, depending on if you're talking about front or back or if you have a four-door or a two-door JK. So, this is one of those mods that is very polarizing. It completely changes the look of your Jeep. Some of you will say for the better, others will say for the worse. But, if you like these, if you need the protection, or you just like the look, and you have the budget for it, these are going to be a great mod as long as you're willing to drill a couple of holes in your Jeep. So, that's my review of the Smittybilt XRC Rear Corner Armor, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, and you can find them right here at extremeterrain.com.

Construction. Smittybilt XRC Rear Corner Guards are made from 3/16-inch cold rolled steel for strength. Their Smittybilt's signature series two-stage matte black powder-coated finish makes them rust resistant and perfect for off road terrain.

Functions. Ride through the tough terrains without causing any damage to your jeep with these armor rear corner guards. They provide better wheel well clearance. With inner fender liner, they shield your jeep's engine compartment and wheel wells from snow, rock, mud and other debris.

Installation. These XRC rear corner guards required drilling for installation and include the necessary hardware, fasteners and template for a clean finish. This kit is equipped with fenders and liners as well as weather-stripping to maintain the quality of your JKU.

Fitment. The XRC Rear Corner Guards are designed for 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited, 4-door models.

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

What's in the Box
  • Corner Armor
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • 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
Top of the line protection

Got a 2012 jeep wrangler seeing jeeps where ever I went. I wanted to go bigger and better so I bought the XRC line quarters and fenders. I defiantly choose the right one maximum protection putting them ...

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5/5
Looks great, but pain to install

These things look tough, and should hold up to trail extremely well. Have a helper when you install them, spend the money for rivnut tool. Be prepared for lots of on & off as you mark holes and try to ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.8

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Installation Time:Full Day

  • Protection 4.833333 4.8
  • Fit 4 4
  • Appearance 5 5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.5 4.5



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    July 23, 2015

    Looks great, but pain to install

    These things look tough, and should hold up to trail extremely well. Have a helper when you install them, spend the money for rivnut tool. Be prepared for lots of on & off as you mark holes and try to fit everything correctly.

    JackJ65

    Year: 2015Austin, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    July 17, 2015

    Awesome look, better than I had hoped for

    I installed the front AND rear corner armor, and couldn't be happier with my purchase. They are a bit pricey, but for the look as well as the protection, they can't be beat. I had no trouble using the supplied nutserts, as well as the installation tool, but installation took a little longer than I expected, probably because I really took my time and was very meticulous. A small amount of tweaking was necessary to align the rears, and I needed an extra set of hands for a few of the steps, but overall the install was painless and fairly straightforward. The supplied install instructions were hard to read, so I used the PDF instructions on Extreme Terrain's website. The finish is sturdy powder coating, and arrived well packed with NO damage, and extra mounting hardware was also provided. This armor does require drilling into the body, as well as replacement of the front fender, so once it's on, there's no going back; but after seeing the end result, why would you want to? I'm extremely satisfied with the look, the protection they provide, the fit and finish, and lastly Extreme Terrain's price.

    Bgchzhd99

    Year: 2008Bellevue, OH

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 07, 2013

    Top of the line protection

    Got a 2012 jeep wrangler seeing jeeps where ever I went. I wanted to go bigger and better so I bought the XRC line quarters and fenders. I defiantly choose the right one maximum protection putting them against tree after tree.Not worrying about damage was an amazing feeling. Now lets talk about the look two words Bad @** the black powder coat finish with the chrome bolts just puts it over the top the finish is awesome after concurring the woods the wasn't one sigh of damage. Thank you smittybilt

    Robertsmuddin

    Year: 2012New Jersey USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    August 08, 2017

    Looks great!

    The install is tedious and you need the nutsert tool to make the job better. Take your time lining up where the nutserts go. Don't force a bolt they should go in easy. Great looking product and maximum protection!

    BrianP

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 13, 2017

    Looks great

    Little hard with the nut inserts. Besides that it's no problem looks great and changes the look completely.

    TroyM

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    April 17, 2017

    Looks Awesome

    Makes the jeep look awesome, gonna test the functionality soon. Definitely glad a bought the nutsert tool. I watched a ton of videos and took my time. Really pleased with the end result. Did the front and back in a weekend. Take your time

    WeekendWarrior

    Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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