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The installation was actually a LOT easier the many of the reviews will have you believe. Watch the YouTube videos first. The best advice I can give is to completely ignore the bit where it says balance the nut on the supplied Allen wrench and dangle it down from the top! Don't! Tape it to a long wrench and feed it up from the bottom. Do the top one first on each side. I can confirm there is absolutely no drilling needed at all. It was a perfect fit for my 2014 Wrangler Sport. I did just loosen the plastic horizontal trip, under the grill, then tightened it up again after fitting, but I probably didn't need to. I did not need to jack the car up or anything - it was a very quick, easy upgrade, and it looks great. Plus shipping was ultra fast! I ordered it Thursday afternoon, it was on my porch by Friday lunchtime and on the car Saturday morning!
When I opened the box it came with old instructions , for up to a 2010. When I went to install the first bolt I couldn't get my fingers into the area. The area is seal off with my 2014.I went to my hardware store and bought a m12 4 1/2" bolt. This allows you to pass threw the sealed area and bolt the nut on the other side. Cost me $10 for this stainless steel bolt but was worth it. I installed it in 15 minutes. Also on the second bolt where they tell you to balance the nut on the allen wrench , put a piece of tape on it so you don't lose it.
Download the install PDF from Rugged Ridge. The instruction pics that come with look like they are copied from a fax from 1988. Other than that it took all of 15 min to install and no modifications to the front bumper needed.
Could not install this due to a tow bar assembly so that I can tow my jeep. Also, you have to cut holes in the facia of the bumper to get the mounts thru. The instructions do not address this matter.
Took maybe 15 min to install it.
Please provide the the name of lights which could be used with this particular bar.. I did buy this bar here but of course did not ask the question on the lights. Thanks
Asked by Bev from on
Hi Bev you can put any light up to 7 in and you can put 5 of them on this light bar. Here is a part number of a 7in light that you can use. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. thanks,
Answered by roy ext 4928 from on
Would this light bar mount be compatible with a 10", 20" or 30" LED light bar or just individual lights?
Asked by Sinjin from Pittsburgh, PA on
Sinjin, the Rugged Ridge Light Bar is made for round lights not LED bars. You may be able to make one work but will have to get creative with the mounts to make them hit the holes on the bar. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from Pittsburgh, PA on
Purchased this unit and am trying to install it now. Just figured out that it cannot be installed on a '14 without removing the bumper or drilling the frame or both. Instructions are unclear at best. Please assist?
Asked by Scott from Monroe, CT on
Scott, the Rugged Ridge Light Bar can be installed without removing the bumper. All you have to remove is the plastic frame cover behind the bumper to allow the tubing to pass through. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 939 from Monroe, CT on
Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumpers
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