A front end guard is a classic look for any off-roader that wants a super tough look. This piece bolts to the stock bumper holes and works with the stock bumper.
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
Rugged Ridge was established in 2005 by the company Omix-ADA to focus on innovative aftermarket Jeep accessories. Many of Rugged Ridge's recent designs are so innovative they have been patented. This includes their floor liners, snorkel and XHD Modular Bumpers. Since 2005 Rugged Ridge has developed and manufactured over 3,000 kinds of Jeep related products. All Rugged Ridge Jeep accessories are trail rated. The Omix-ADA founder came from a family that owned a small Jeep dealership. It was the founder's dream from a young age to own a company that made accessories for Jeeps. The founder manifested the dream in 1992. Shop Rugged Ridge Now