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Rugged Ridge Roll Bar Covers

This Write-Up is for the Rugged Ridge Black Polyester Roll Bar Cover
SKU: 13613.02 Jeep JK (2dr 07-14 Models)
SKU: 13613.01 (If looking for the 4dr model)


Rugged Ridge Information

Rugged Ridge makes the roll bar covers for both 2dr and 4dr models of JK. They have two different fabric options. One being the Polyester and the other is Vinyl. The prices range from $125.99/$126.99 for the Polyester (2dr/4dr) and $186.99/$189.99 for the Vinyl. Both roll bar covers come with a 5 year Limited Warranty that can be found on their site at www.ruggedridge.com/warranty/

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My Thoughts

I ripped the zipper on my OEM rear driver side cover and the dealership gave me a price of $175 just for that section. I decided from there to search online for cover options and to see what other Jeep owners were doing. I came across these Rugged Ridge covers on Amazon for only $87.00 and figured there wasnít a better deal around for all new covers so I jumped on them. I received the covers last week and was very surprised on how nice the quality was even compared to the OEM covers. The fabric seems to be more of an outdoor style fabric than the OEM, a lot darker black, better quality fabric around zipper area (part that fades the most) and the foam backing is thicker. After looking over each cover I noticed that Rugged Ridge made Velcro attachments for the seat belt areas so there is no need to pull off front or rear seat belt harnesses. That made the install a lot easier not only because I didnít have to unbolt seatbelt assemblies but because I could just cut off the old covers. While installing the covers, I couldnít believe how exact the fitment was on every stich, curve, and OEM hole to match all the mounting areas. Rugged Ridge went above every expectation I had for these covers and I actually know they are better than the OEM covers that came on Jeep. I would highly recommend these covers to anyone that is sick of their faded covers, or someone like me that has ripped, torn, or damaged covers. The ONLY negative thing I can say about these covers, is that they aren't marked to what side the covers go on

Install Time
Under One Hour

Tools Needed

Scissors/Razor
Flashlight
Drive Ratchet
Drive Socket Extension
10mm Socket



Install Guide

1. Unzip the entire rear driver side cover.





2. Cut and remove the rest of cover around seatbelt harness.





3. Unbolt and remove the two 10mm bolts on underside of roll bar and the 10mm bolt on underside of speaker bar.





4. Now CAREFULLY pull down on the plastic side part on roll bar that you just pulled the two bolts from.
Note: There will be a black fastener/push pin sticking out ones pulled down.



5. Pull fabric out from under pin, pull side of speaker bar down that you unbolted on (Step 3) and pull out rest of cover from that area.



Rear driver side should now look like this

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6. Install new cover starting from back of roll bar.
(The easiest way to tell what cover is correct, unzip completely and lay side by side with old)





Carefully slide the holes in the correct areas and make sure not to break tab off. Then slide rest of cover through and cover speaker bar.





7. Now that cover is on and around speaker bar area, you can now put back in the three 10mm bolts you pulled out in (Step 2) and Velcro down the parts by seat belt harness.
*MAKE SURE YOUR HOLES IN FABRIC LINE UP CORRECTLY USING FLASHLIGHT BEFORE INSTALLING BOLTS*





8. Remove factory pillar cover.
(You will cut OEM to remove)







9. Install new pillar cover.




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10. Remove factory cover above driver door.
Note: When removing be extremely careful while pulling down on front plastics! There is a white fastener/push pin that you will have to pull fabric out from under, or you can even pull out the fastener.









11. Install new cover and attach all Velcro pieces together.
(Remember to be careful around the white fastener from last step)









Driver side is now complete!

12. Unzip the entire rear passenger side cover. Cut and remove the rest of cover around seatbelt harness, then unbolt and remove the two 10mm bolts on underside of roll bar and the 10mm bolt on underside of speaker bar.
(Use steps 1-3)

13. Now CAREFULLY pull down on the plastic side part on roll bar that you just pulled the two bolts from.
Notes: There will be a black fastener/push pin sticking out once pulled down. There is also the speaker wire harness that you will need to unplug.





14. Pull fabric out from under pin, pull side of speaker bar down that you unbolted and pull out rest of cover from that area

15. Install new cover starting from back of roll bar, and carefully slide the holes in the correct areas and make sure not to break tab off. Then slide harness through the slit and slide rest of cover through and cover speaker bar.
(Use step 6)



16. Now that cover is on and around speaker bar area, you can now put back in the three 10mm bolts you pulled out in (Step 12) and Velcro down the parts by seat belt harness.

*MAKE SURE YOUR HOLES IN FABRIC LINE UP CORRECTLY USING FLASHLIGHT BEFORE INSTALLING BOLTS*

17. Remove the factory pillar cover and install new cover.
(Use steps 8 & 9)

18. Remove factory cover above passenger door.
Note: When removing be extremely careful while pulling down on front plastics! There is a white fastener/push pin that you will have to pull fabric out from or you can even pull out the fastener.
(Use step 10)

19. Install new cover and attach all Velcro pieces together.
(Remember to be careful around the white fastener from last step)

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