This brush guard from Rugged Ridge comes in a textured black powder-coated finish and allows you to add a bold rugged look to your Jeep while adding on extra protection. Designed to bolt onto your existing factory bumper, this brush guard bolts on in minutes with no drilling necessary. Made of 3/8 inch steel side plates and 2.5 inch tubular cross members with a black powder coat for enhanced appearance and protection from the elements. Add-on (Note: The Rugged Ridge Bumper Guard is required to install the Rugged Ridge Brush Guard).
installed on my 06 TJ daily driver. It installed quickly and fit nicely although the lowest tube blocks the front tag screws. Stainless hardware and rubber gaskets where the tubes meet the uprights would have made it a 5 star piece. All in all it is what I expected.
Installed on an '04 TJ Wrangler X. Guard comes in four pieces, two brackets and two tubes. Attached easily to factory front bumper using existing T55 torx bolts. Front rubber bumper pads need to be removed or relocated for front guard brackets to fit. I spaced the bumper pads further apart by drilling one additional hole on each side of the front bumper. Plain silver metallic hardware included for assembly of tubes to brackets. It really contrasts with black front guard. I replaced it with black oxide hex bolts instead.
Product arrived with paint chipped off, more paint fell off in my hand. Also ordered the rugged ridge brush guard, both in textured black. Paint finishes are completely different. I would expect them to match since both are from the same company. Rugged Ridge customer service not very responsive either