XHD equipped Wrangler vs Xterra


A lot of people ask “How Rugged is Rugged Ridge?”

Every few months we get a thank you email from a Rugged Ridge user whose Jeep was saved by one of our bumpers.  Alot of times we don’t get pictures of these urban trail stories but this time we got pictures.

“I hit a newer model Xterra (about a 2008 model). I hit the right quarter panel traveling about 35 mph. The Xterra had to be towed but I drove my Jeep home. The stinger is broken mainly at the bases where it mounts. Some of the tubing also tore a little bit… I cannot imagine how damaged my Jeep would have been if it had not been for your bumper. Nobody was hurt in the wreck and I credit your craftsman ship to my safety. So again, thank you for keeping me and my Jeep safe and I will be a more conscientious driver from now on.” - Ryan

We are glad no one was seriously injured in the wreck, and we are delighted to hear our bumper saved another Jeeper.  Ryan told us he is planning on replacing Stinger front mount as he loves his XHD.  Remember when replacing your OE bumper you equip your Jeep with something that can withstand the elements…  including the Human element!


With 100’s of combination the XHD gives you the best of all worlds with modular design to choose your bumper configuration and rugged construction.


Top Ten Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

It’s that time of year. The time when hard working tax payers saunter out to their mail boxes, and find a tax bill rebate check waiting for them. If you’re lucky, and you happen to find it before your significant other, you can start plotting and planning on sinking the money into your rig. Here is the Top Ten items that made our Tax Refund Wish List:

10.)  Winch Recovery Gear Kit

If you don’t already own one, then buy it today. Only a tool goes off road without decent first aid and recovery gear kits.






9.)  Cold Air Intake / Performance Filter

Invest in parts that will earn an extra return. Cold Air Intakes and Performance Filters increase horsepower and fuel economy, and put money back where it belongs: in your wallet.






8.)  GPS

A nice GPS with both Road and Topo maps will cost around $150-400. With it you can record your favorite trails, find the next peak and keep from getting lost.






7.)  Off Road Seats

Nothing is worse than a day on the trail in a worn out seat… it is like every rock is personally kicking you in the seat of your pants. Replace your worn and weathered seats with a set custom made for off-road use for a difference you can feel.






6.)  Off Road Lights

Don’t let night fall on your adventure. Create your own daylight long after the sun has gone down. From ultra bright HIDs to traditional halogen lights, there is a light kit to fit your budget.






5.)  Dual Battery Tray

Don’t let your battery die during your next recovery operation. A dual battery tray gives you extra piece of mind, and two batteries to power all your accessories.






4.)  Heavy Duty Winch

You can pick up a heavy duty 8500 LB winch for less than $350 bucks, or you can fork over the same amount to Hillbilly & Son’s Wrecker Service the next time you get stuck.






3.)  XHD Modular Bumper

It’s the only bumper system that allows you to pick and choose from a series of interchangeable components to build the bumper of your choice.






2.)  Lift Kit

Let’s face it: Its not a Jeep until its lifted.






1.)  Take a Jeep Trip.

It may not be cost effective to drive your Jeep across the county, but for just a few hundred dollars you can rent a Jeep in places like Moab, Telluride, Hawaii or Costa Rica.








Hot New Product: 2007-10 Wrangler Windshield Light Bar

11232.21The Rugged Ridge Windshield Mount Light Bar for 2007-10 Wrangler that debuted with much fanfare at SEMA is now in stock and shipping!

That’s right the folks at Rugged Ridge, who brought us the innovative All Terrain Floor Liners and the XHD Modular Bumper system, set their sights on constructing the ultimate Jeep Wrangler Light Bar. The result is this exciting new design that has five light mounting tabs and revolutionary features found nowhere else. Through extensive testing, they were able to incorporate a special wind deflector below the light bar to dramatically reduce whistling and “buffeting” of your soft top. The light bar hugs the contour of your windshield providing a great look without impeding the use of your hard or soft top. Oversized 2″ textured black or polished stainless tubing attaches to your windshield mounts with no drilling. Each Light bar has five light tabs for that accommodate up to five 7″ lights (also available from Rugged Ridge). Each light bar has been specially developed to work with Rugged Ridge Light mount brackets and/or Rugged Ridge mirror relocation brackets. So, you can mount additional lights, and ride around with your doors off while retaining your OE mirrors! Special three piece design makes the packaging small for shipping and eases installation. This is truly the most advanced light bar on the market!

Let Rugged Ridge fill your stocking with cash!

‘Tis the season for giving and receiving gifts, and your friends at Rugged Ridge have figured out a way for you to accomplish both at once! Give yourself Let your loved ones give you everything you need to turn your rig into the 4×4 of your dreams and receive up to $200 cash back! That’s right! You can and pick and choose from more than 15,000 of the best Off-Road and Performance Accessories from Rugged Ridge, Omix-ADA, Alloy USA, Precision Gear and Outland and get paid for doing it. Who doesn’t want a new winch or set of HID lights sitting under the tree and cash stuffed in their stocking?

Our lawyer says other terms and conditions apply, but you can read those here . I say, start turning wrenches and get cash back!