Rugged Ridge introduces new Circular LED Third Brake Light for 1987-2017 Jeep Wrangler

Improved Positioning and Increased Light Output for Lifted Jeeps

Rugged Ridge®, a leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep®, truck and off-road parts and accessories, today announced its new Circular LED Third Brake Light for 1987-2017 Jeep Wrangler YJ / TJ/ LJ and JK/JKU models.

Rugged Ridge’s Circular LED Third Brake Light mounts in an adapted position for better visibility, improved safety and great looks. Photo Credit: Rugged Ridge

Rugged Ridge’s Circular LED Third Brake Light mounts in an adapted position for better visibility, improved safety and great looks.
Photo Credit: Rugged Ridge

The Rugged Ridge new Circular LED Third Brake Light addresses a problem that plagues lifted Jeeps and provides an effective solution. When a vehicle is lifted above factory ride height and a larger diameter wheel and tire is  used on the rear of the vehicle, the third brake light is moved upward, out of the normal field of vision. It is often obstructed by the spare tire, making it virtually useless. Many times the third brake light is removed altogether, creating a potentially serious safety concern.

The Circular LED Third Brake Light mounts directly behind the spare tire assembly on 1987-2017 Jeep Wranglers, positioning it at a lower height that is comparable to the factory brake light assembly. Equipped with 93 Bright Red LED’s around its perimeter, the glow from the Circular Brake Light projects through the wheels opening, creating a brilliant, attention- grabbing display that can’t be ignored. Greatly improved visibility is achieved by using super-efficient DIP LED’s that draw less than one amp under normal operation.

Each Circular LED Third Brake Light is IP68 waterproof-rated for dependable performance in all weather conditions. Constructed of a rugged thermoplastic to save weight, the mounting plate is virtually impervious to most chemicals and is drilled with a dual bolt pattern making it compatible with both five on four and a half inch (YJ/TJ/LJ) and five on five inch (JK/JKU) bolt circles for a versatile fitment. The wiring features a weather-tight connector that will plug directly into the existing lighting connector on 07-17 JK / JKU models (some modification may be required for earlier models).

Rugged Ridge’s Circular LED 3rd Brake Light is backed by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty and is available online and through select Jeep® and off-road parts & accessories retailers nationwide with an MSRP starting at $93.99.

For more information about the Circular LED 3rd Brake Light or Rugged Ridge’s complete line of high- quality Jeep and off-road products, or to find an authorized retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at 770- 614-6101 or visit www.RuggedRidge.com.

Part Number Description Price
11585.04 Circular LED Third Brake Light $93.99

May 2017 Monthly Update

Steel Body Armor Cladding

No matter what outdoor adventures you put your Jeep through, we’ve got you covered in the most important area with our Steel Body Armor Cladding for your rocker panel. Constructed with 3 mm thick steel plate that shields your JK’s lower body panels. Design that features a rugged black textured powder coat that offers impressive looks and superior résistance to rust and corrosion, backed by the added assurance of our 5-Year Limited Warranty. Available for both 2 and 4-door JK models.

Part Number Description Price
Steel Body Armor Cladding, 07-17 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 4 Door 11615.10 $333.99
Steel Body Armor Cladding, 07-17 Jeep Wrangler, 2 Door 11615.11 $266.99

Stubby Trail Mirror Kit

Taking your doors off your Jeep shouldn’t mean horrible visibility, with our Stubby Trail Mirrors you’ll be driving safe. Each mirror arm is reduced by three inches, allowing the mirror to hug more tightly to the vehicles body. Available with both round and rectangular mirror heads, Rugged Ridge Stubby Mirrors textured black powder coat looks great on any paint color and installs easily with the included mounting hardware. When it’s time to put the doors back on, these mirrors can be removed quickly with a few turns of the convenient thumb screw. A convenient bolt-on mirror solution for when you want to leave the doors at home – also great with tube or safari doors. Each mirror includes a mirror head, mirror arm, mounting bracket, bushing, thumbscrew, gasket and hardware (pairs include two complete mirror assemblies).

Part Number Description Price
11025.19 Stubby Trail Mirror, Round, Textured Black, 97-17 Jeep Wrangler JK $46.99
11025.20 Stubby Trail Mirror, Rectangular, Textured Black, 97-17 Jeep Wrangler JK $46.99
11025.21 Stubby Trail Mirror, Round Pair, Textured Black, 97-17 Jeep Wrangler JK $86.99
11025.22 Stubby Trail Mirror, Rectangular Pair, Textured Black, 97-17 Jeep Wrangler JK $86.99

Spartacus HD Tire Carrier Kit

Carry your tires with ease and without the extra heavy weight of a steel mount carrier with our HD Tire Carrier. Perfect for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Rubicon and Unlimited that delivers the perfect balance of strength & stability. The Spartacus HD Tire Carrier incorporates a brutally strong die-cast aluminum hinge casting, forged steel hinges and hardened steel pins that replaces the feeble stock tailgate hinges for greater load-bearing capacity while still allowing smooth, one-handed access to the cargo area. The HD Tire Carrier Wheel Mount is constructed of sturdy steel so it can handle those over-sized wheel & tire combinations while retaining the factory high mount brake light. Both the hinge casting and wheel mount are protected with a durable black textured powder coat to fend off the elements in even the harshest off-road conditions. Compatible with OE and most aftermarket rear bumpers, the HD Tire Carriers design makes it the most versatile and functional tire carrier on the market today. No drilling required.

Part Number Description Price
11546.60 Spartacus HD Tire Carrier Kit, 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ $599.99
11546.61 Spartacus HD Tire Carrier, Hinge Casting, 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ $527.99
11546.62 Spartacus HD Tire Carrier, Wheel Mount, 87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ/TJ $93.99

First Look: 2011 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep has finally taken the wraps off the 2011 Jeep Wrangler! Its been 70 year since the first Jeep (Willys) rolled of the assembly line. To commemorate the 70th anniversary the 2011 is sporting a revamped interior, but those hoping for the new Penstar 3.6L V6 have to wait one more year till the 2012 arrives. Production started this week, so look for them soon at your local Jeep Dealer, or you could come to SEMA yourself and check out the tricked out Rugged Ridge version!

Download the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Options Guide

Download the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Owners Manual

Spy Photos of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Interior

A minor refresh is in store for the 70th Anniversary 2011 Jeep Wrangler. The exterior and powertrain of Jeep’s flagship 4×4 will go unchanged till the 2012 model year. However, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler is sporting a all new interior.

The 2007-10 Jeep Wranglers suffered from an all plastic interior and under preforming 3.8L (mini van) engine. Jeep is fixing the interior and ergonomics of the Wrangler by picking up where the 2006 TJ Wrangler took off. Look for full door panels, a soft dash and other plush treatments meant to soften the harsh cabin.

Allpar is reporting that the Sport B model will gain steering-wheel mounted audio controls, cruise, and hill descent control; Sahara will gain an AC outlet, auto headlights, and optional body-color hardtop; and options now include heated power mirrors and heated front seats.

Rubicon gets “Rock-Trac®” 4×4 which uses an electronic sway bar disconnect, Tru-Lok locking differentials (front and rear), and NV2410R transfer case with 4:1 gear ratio, fiving the Wrangler a 73:1 gear ratio. [Thanks to Justin Trevor for his clarification.]

Standard Wrangler 4x4s get Command-Trac I®, with shift-on-the-fly 4WD (at speeds under 60 mph), low gear, and neutral setting for towing without uncoupling the driveshafts. In low gear, torque is multiplied by 2.72:1. The front axle is a Dana 30, the rear axle is a Dana 44; a Trac-Lok differential is available.