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Old 04-26-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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Rugged Ridge Tail Light Guards

I bought a set of these tail light guards last week online and the screws that came with them are to small. The screws from the tail lights are too short. I have looked everywhere (Auto parts stores, Chrysler dealership, Home Depot, and hardware stores) for the 6 screws that hold the tail light and tail light guard to the body of the Jeep Wrangler to no avail.

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Old 04-27-2010, 04:44 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with mine, as have many others.
I ended up using some stainless steel bolts.

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Old 04-27-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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I have looked everywhere (Auto parts stores, Chrysler dealership, Home Depot, and hardware stores) for the 6 screws that hold the tail light and tail light guard to the body of the Jeep Wrangler to no avail.

Any suggestions?
What are you doing that you can't find some nuts/bolts & washers???
There's nothing special about them, other than the right size to fit the holes. Stainless, as Wes suggested, would be the best to use.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:40 AM   #4
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I was wanting to use the same type of self tapping screws that were in the jeep without rethreading the holes or using nuts and bolts.

Thanks for the replies.

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I actually stripped the holes out using the screws that came with it, so I went to Ace Hardware and got slightly bigger screws. Be aware that the screws can cause a problem with the connection from the lights to the tub, making the car think the light is out.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:05 PM   #6
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You'd be much better off with nuts/bolts and large washers.
with just self tapping screws (besides the possibility of stripping them out on installation) there's not much holding them on if ya do hit something with them.
Get them mounted securely, not just barely!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:28 AM   #7
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Glad I found this post, I have a set of them on order.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:29 AM   #8
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You'd be much better off with nuts/bolts and large washers.
with just self tapping screws (besides the possibility of stripping them out on installation) there's not much holding them on if ya do hit something with them.
Get them mounted securely, not just barely!!
x2 - my origial screws stripped out the holes when I tried to reinsert them so I switched to small nuts and bolts. much stronger in case of a hit I think too.

Of course - now I want to install flush lights anyway.

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Old 09-24-2010, 07:31 AM   #9
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I just installed the Rugged Ridge tail light guards. I had to find a #12-24 machine screw (the 24 is the pitch pattern). This is a hell of a hard screw to find, actually had to go to specialty fastener distributor. Finally found the #12-24 at 1" in length (has a phillip screw driver head instead of a hex head), got some #12 washers (1/4" will also work). Everything worked perfectly. Remember, the bolts also ground the tail lights, so get a good connection.
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Why did you HAVE to go with 12-24? A 1/4-20 probably woulda worked, just have to (maybe) make the hole a little bigger.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:24 PM   #11
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Rugged Ridge shold provide the correct mounting hardware. Everyone who has purchased them should pound their customer support and boycot them until they fix their problem.
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Yeah don't buy tail light guards!!!!!! There worthless and the lights aren't that expensive if you crack or break one on the trail! Sorry but I really think guards u put on any lights look stupid!! Sorry I'll spend my money on more important stuff on my jeep.
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To HYPERBUZZIN, you are correct, the 1/4-20 would have worked, but really concerned about stripping interior bolt, so didn't want to take the chance. And to HOSTILE, the guards are just a personal preference. I'm the original owner of '90 Sahara that has many well spent upgrade that I have personal tackled with great pride (4" lift, 33x11.5, aftermarket carb, winch, SRC front/rear bumpers, all the Hi-Lift items, body armor, interior liner, stereo, etc...........oh, also front light guards). If I get bored with the looks of the light guards, I simply take them off and give them to my other JEEP friends.

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