Rugged Ridge Dash Multi-Mount Review & Install Guide
Affordable & easy to install multi-mount system for Jeep Wranglers
The Rugged Ridge Dash Mount is a simple to install dashboard multi-mount system with universal ball mount for phones, small tablets, and other 17mm compatible ball mount devices as well as a tripod stud mount for forward facing devices such as a GoPros or digital cameras.
Jeep Wrangler Dash Multi-Mount
Rugged Ridge Dash Multi-Mount system is a super easy to install and simple, functional multi-mount system for Jeep Wranglers. With options available from JK to JL years Rugged Ridge has a dash mount system that does it all and for an affordable price. The kit is a complete kit with everything you need to have a 17mm ball mount with optional “grabby” phone adaptor.
Rugged Ridge Jeep Wrangler Dash Mount Features
- Fits 3.6 inch wide phone
- Adjustable – Portrait and Landscape mountable
- 5 Year Warranty
I like the fact that I can buy another adaptor for bigger phones or to mount an android tablet for GPS mapping or even real-time data collections & engine monitoring with an OBD-II adapter. The 3.6″ phone adapter is easily. removable so if you don’t want to stare at it all the time, you can remove the top pieces of the post and clear out your view.
Rugged Ridge Multi Mount
The kit is super simple. It Comes in a rather large box
The following items are individually packaged inside the box for the Rugged Ridge 13551.16 JK Kit.
Nothing was broken, scratched or sloppily made. All looks good upon inspection.
Tools Needed to Install the Dash Mount System.
You just need a 7mm socket – that’s it!
I used the only extension I could find at the time so that I wouldn’t scratch the console with my tools but when I tightened the bolt back in during installation, I could carefully tighten without the extension as it just got in the way.
Installing the Rugged Ridge Dash Mount System
Installation is straightforward. NO Vehicle modifications Needed! Remove the existing rubber tray – pull it out. Grab it by the middle ridge and lift out. If you’re like me and have kids, it’s probably a bit sticky from whatever it is they always stick in every crevice on my Jeep.
Remove the 7mm screw that is in the top center of the tray with your 7mm socket, set aside.
Snap in the mounting bracket – I chose to just snap straight down. The included instructions seem to say to connect the bracket in the rear and then pull forward, but I’ve read some reviews that people who did that scratched their dash. I didn’t see any scratching when just pushing straight down. There was an audible click when it was secured.
Once the bracket has “clicked” in, re-install the 7MM screw and tighten until the mount is secure.
Snap the included tray back in. (It just rests in the cubby)
To install the cell phone mount, unscrew the plastic nut and pop it off the ball clasps on back of cell phone mount. Put plastic nut over ball mount with threads facing up and then push the cell phone mount on top of the ball until it snaps in. Re-thread washer to ball and lightly tighten. I didn’t need to tighten much to secure my mount. Remember the tightening is reversed when you tighten the nut by hand.
You can also rotate the mount for landscape mode. To increase the longevity of components its always good to loosen and re-tighten the nut while rotating so you don’t wear down the plastics.
Buy Rugged Ridge Multi-Mount
There are options available for 07-10 Wrangler, 11-17 JK Wrangler, 18-19 JL, and 97-06 Wrangler. Click the link below to purchase and select the one that matches your Jeep Wrangler make.
- Jeep Wrangler Model Year 11-17 JK/JKU – Part #13551.16
- Jeep Wrangler Model Year 18-19 JL/JLU – Part #13551.23
- Jeep Wrangler Model Year 97-06 Wrangler – Part # 13551.19
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Rugged Ridge 17mm ball mount accessories
Some of the Rugged Ridge Multi Mount kits include a phone grip mount for phones up to 3.6″ wide, however, if you have a larger device, tablet or handheld these compatible adaptors will fit the 17mm ball mount on the mounting bracket.
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- Arkon Mobile Grip 2 Phone Holder for iPhone 7 6S Plus 6 Plus 6S 6 5S Galaxy S7 S6 Note 5 Retail BlackPrice: $11.95Was: $12.95
What do you look for in a Jeep Wrangler Dash Multi Mount system? Have you tried the Rugged Ridge Mounts? What is your experience with them? We’d love to hear your reader reviews and we’ll be sure to update this post as we build experience with this on our Jeep!