NEW WRAN­GLER Ac­ces­sories at SEMA 2018

Rugged Ridge Show­cases

4WDrive - - Gear - Words by Perry Mack, Pho­tos cour­tesy Rugged Ridge

WRAN­GLER JK/JKU OWN­ERS are the still the envy of new JL/ JLU own­ers sim­ply be­cause of the vast num­ber of ac­ces­sories avail­able from ev­ery man­u­fac­turer at ev­ery price point. Rugged Ridge nar­rowed the gap at SEMA 2018 with a num­ber of key ac­ces­sories for the new 2018 JL/JLU. Here are our favourites.

The Tube Steps are built from high-strength steel tub­ing, and fin­ished with a tex­tured black pow­der coat to pro­vide years of cor­ro­sion re­sis­tance. Given the body and sus­pen­sion lifts that are of­ten in­stalled, th­ese steps make get­ting in and out eas­ier, and add some style and per­son­al­iza­tion to your Jeep. Get them for four- door mod­els, in both 3-inch round and 4-inch oval di­am­e­ters.

Not many ve­hi­cles al­low you to eas­ily re­move the doors the way a Wran­gler does, un­for­tu­nately this also re­moves the mir­rors. The new Trail Mir­ror al­lows you to mount side mir­rors, keep­ing them street le­gal (as­sum­ing you are al­lowed to drive with­out doors).

Choose from ei­ther a tra­di­tional rec­tan­gu­lar de­sign or go retro with round mir­rors in­stead. Both use the wind­shield hinge pin as a mount­ing point, so you don’t need ex­tra brack­ets and you can still fold down your wind­shield.

Go­ing top­less is an­other big ben­e­fit for Wran­gler own­ers; un­less you get sun­burnt and die of skin can­cer… be­fore you run down to the on­col­o­gist, get pro­tec­tion from the sun’s rays with an Eclipse Sun­shade. It’s easy to in­stall and you can leave it on us­ing ei­ther hard or soft tops. Not only does

it cut down on the heat, it also re­duces wind tur­bu­lence.

The new Rugged Ridge Bull Bar pro­vides an ex­te­rior styling op­tion with­out the ex­pense of an af­ter­mar­ket bumper. En­gi­neered with a 3.5-inch di­am­e­ter hoop made from high- strength tubu­lar steel it has an in­te­grated skid plate and is fin­ished with a satin black pow­der coat. Best of all, it is an easy no-drill in­stall.

Tow, tow, tow, when you go. Light­weight off-road and on-road trail­ers and campers are spring­ing up like mush­rooms on a well­wa­tered lawn. The new 2-inch Re­ceiver Hitch is a fully welded assem­bly and en­gi­neered to match the JL’s fac­tory 1580 kg (3,500 lb) tow­ing ca­pac­ity. Once again, it is a sim­ple bolt-on in­stal­la­tion and works with all JL fac­tory equip­ment.

All of th­ese Rugged Ridge prod­ucts are backed by an in­dus­try-lead­ing five-year lim­ited war­ranty and are avail­able on­line and through se­lect Jeep, off-road parts and ac­ces­sories re­tail­ers na­tion­wide.

Trail Mir­ror

Tube steps.

Trail Mir­ror

Re­ceiver Hitch

Bull Bar

Eclipse Sun­shade

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