Wrangler JK Splash Guards For 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK
JK Splash Guards
AEV’s Splash Guards for the JK Rear Bumper are the ideal solution for AEV Bumper owners who need to meet local highway regulations for adequate tread coverage, or who simply want to keep mud and debris under control.
AEV has molded these Splash Guards to perfectly match the contour of the Rear Bumper’s rock tubes and watertanks. The installation and removal of the guards is fast and simple, however the durable polyethylene construction has proven that it’s not even necessary to remove them for most off-road ventures. These things are amazingly durable!
- Fits the AEV Rear Bumper – including Winter Edition / Backcountry / MOAB / Call of Duty
- Quick installation / Easy removal
- AEV logo mold-in graphic
- Flexible plastic rebounds back into shape after dragging on rocks
- Manufacturing Process:
- Roto-Mold (crush can covers)
- Cross-link polyethylene
- 2007-2018 JK Wrangler with AEV Rear Bumper
- Manufactured In:
- United States
- Difficulty Level:
- Estimated Install Time:
- 10 minutes
- Required Tools:
- Common Hand Tools
- Why do I need Splash Guards?
Most States now require that lifted Jeeps utilize splash guards (mud-flaps) to help cover the additional tire tread that lifts expose at the back of the vehicle. The goal is of course to contain the debris the tires pick up from the road. AEV’s Splash Guards were developed to work best on vehicles lifted between 2-inches and 4.5 inches with tires ranging in size between 33-inches and 37-inches. Within this range AEV’s Splash Guards will cover anywhere from ½ to ¾ of the tire’s height. But it is important to remember that lift heights and tire diameters greater than what AEV specifies will reduce coverage.
- Are AEV’s Splash Guards tough enough to handle rough terrain?
AEV designed its Splash Guards with rough use in mind. They are constructed from cross-link polyethylene. This is the same material we use for our snorkels, bumper crush-can covers, water tanks and even our Jack Base. We have found that when on trails with boulders and logs, we’ve actually been able to crumple these guards so far up into the Jeep’s underside that they were no longer visible to the Jeep following just behind. One would think that this would bend or mangle the Splash Guard beyond recognition. Not the case with cross-link polyethylene. It pops back into form and makes ready for the next impact.
- If I ever lose an AEV Splash Guard, can I order just one to replace it?
Yes you can. AEV keeps both the right and left Splash Guards listed individually for sale.
- What is the best way to clean AEV’s Splash Guards?
Mild automotive detergent and a soft bristle brush will do the trick. And if you want to detail them once they’re clean, you can use any number of readily available rubber or vinyl protectants.
- Will AEV’s Splash Guards work on other vehicles or on other brands of bumpers?
Not really. AEV’s Splash Guards were custom-contoured to match the shape and lines of the AEV Rear Bumper. Unlike a more generic, flat mud flap, they don’t lend themselves well to custom applications
- Are AEV’s Splash Guards easily installed and removed?
Both tasks are a quick and easy. Because AEV’s rear bumper is already equipped with threaded inserts, all the user has to do to install the Splash Guards is hold them up in position and used the supplied stainless steel hardware to bolt them into the inserts. At most it’s a ten-minute operation.
- Where are AEV’s Splash Guards manufactured?
Like more than 90% of AEV’s products, they are manufactured in the U.S.A. Even the stainless steel hardware is all domestic.