5.0 out of 5 stars | Scott Taylor
Very heavy duty
These are heavy steel and solidly built. The notched slot is backward if you are trying to just slip these over your tail lights without undoing the wiring. You should have a plug in that wiring anyway, so easy to do. I installed these over a set of LED tail lights, so I had to cut the plug off my stock lights and solder the wires anyway. These come with self-tapping screws, but I used the embedded studs in the LED tail lights instead. These have a left and right as there is a small taper on the side to match the curve of the Jeep tub.
- Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars | Rick R
It'd be a 5 with the right size bolts.
I'd probably give this a 5 if it came with the right size bolts. I saw others point out this issue, but figured by now they must have fixed this problem. I ended up buying some 1/4 screws (can't recall the length) but they were a HUGE pain since they were slightly too large but I forced them with a lot of pressure on the ratchet wrench. I ended up breaking one of the screws inside which stinks so I'll have to get that fixed. It's just so messed up they don't provide a decent size screw. I also used nuts on the other end. I think if I did it again I'd get maybe a looser fit bolt and it would have been fine with the nut on the other side. Also, you'll need a 6'' ratchet extension. I only had a smaller extension so had to borrow one from my neighbor. Also, no instructions... not like you really need them - but for idiots like me it couldn't hurt to have them - if at the very least to remind you there is a left and right version of each (based on the curve)
- Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars | Toni Snearly
These do not fit flush on a 2003 TJ
These are WELL made guards. Very heavy duty construction. However, they do not fit flush against the body of a 2003 TJ Wrangler Sport. You can see there is a bend that leaves a gap and because of the now created angle, it kicks the taillight a bit inward. I chatted with quadratec and he thought it looked like a defect. I created a ticket with Smittybilt with these photos and their response was, "That is the way we construct those these do not need to have water tight tolerances. If our product is not to your liking please return them to Amazon. " Which was kind of a crappy answer, in my opinion. What's the point of having a bend against a flat surface? It doesn't make sense. It might fit a bend in a different model, but not a TJ. I don't know why they say it does. I'm sadly returning them. I really wanted the guards.
- Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars | Mike
they are heavy duty and look real nice. Was not expecting the extra installation corrections
I have a TJ 2000 Jeep Wrangler. 1. Wrong sized bolts (to short, Really? Engineers should have caught this). Had to go to store for right size (longer) bolts. 2. Had to cut my tail light wires to install guard because some chinese worker carved the back plate on the wrong end. If it was cut out on the right (other) end it would have saved me cutting my tail light wires and re-soldering them back together. Another engineer snafu. Once on... they are heavy duty and look real nice. Was not expecting the extra installation corrections. Very disappointed in final inspection before shipment of this product. Will not recommend.
- Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars | Matthew Mason
protection of your tail lights
bought for a YJ as replacing the tail light assembly every time I slide into a tree or back into well stuff on the trail can get super expensive and if these get damaged I can bend them out. so there's the functionality part then again they look awesome and well I cant imagine driving a jeep with out them. The wiring can get iffy, especially when your rig has be shade tree wired a few times and no longer has connectors or the right color wires but it can be done I do not suggest modifying them for installation on your jeep as it can destroy the integrity of the bracket
- Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars | Finneas Grey
No instructions included but it should be easy to figure out
Important, the bolts that come with this are too Small for most Jeeps, also if ensure that you do not use Rubber or plastic washers for the bolts as the tail lights need the ground it gets through the bolts. No instructions included but it should be easy to figure out. Note there is a slight curve which will help determine which side it goes on.
- Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars | Marla
Tail light guards
I bought these for my jeep which they said would fit and have easy installation. When they came the screws didn't work they were way to short. I called the company they came from they told me to go to any hardware store and get the right ones. I told them no. So they had me email pictures of both the screws that were on my jeep and the ones they sent, and they would send me the correct ones. I did and it never happened. As for the installation we had to take the tail lights off which was ok but you can't unplug the lights so we had to take the fender flares off to. Easy installation turned into a whole day.
- Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars | David
First and foremost the quality of this product is great. The construction is very durable and there is ...
First and foremost the quality of this product is great. The construction is very durable and there is a quality pad on the back side to keep the paint from being scratched. However, I rated this product 3 stars because they included self tapping bolts with this product.... they're not even the same size bolts... they're definitely long enough but they are not the same thread pattern... I went to a hardware store for the correct bolts and sure enough, got it wrong... please include the correct size bolts for this product!!!!!!! This is very frustrating.
- Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2017