Ebay Rubi Steel Bumper (not a knock-off) pretty legit!

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Tried my hand at the rear bumper today, front bumper next week. I started by stripping and repainting the entire bumper with matte black enamel. I put smoked lens covers on the reflectors. I'm waiting to wire up the reflector brake lights along with some auxiliary backup lights in the sensor holes next week. Did anyone else have problems with the Rubicon spare tire being too tight against the bumper? I wonder if I need to swap my tire carrier since it's not a OEM Rubicon tire carrier?

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How does the rear bumper line up with the non-rubicon rear fenders? Can you post a side view picture?





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Hi folks, Im installed this bumper today but Im still wondering how to connect the fog lighs. Mine is a Willys, and based in this topic Willys led fog lights cant be transfereed to the new bumper. Any help on how to connect the new foglights will be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Hi folks, Im installed this bumper today but Im still wondering how to connect the fog lighs. Mine is a Willys, and based in this topic Willys led fog lights cant be transfereed to the new bumper. Any help on how to connect the new foglights will be appreciated. Thanks!
Did you get a bracket? Is the Willys fog light different to the other ones? If it doesn't fit, you'll have to create a bracket.
 

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Did you get a bracket? Is the Willys fog light different to the other ones? If it doesn't fit, you'll have to create a bracket.
Willys bracket has a bracket with four pins, the bracket who come with the new bumper only has 2 pins
 

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Hi folks, Im installed this bumper today but Im still wondering how to connect the fog lighs. Mine is a Willys, and based in this topic Willys led fog lights cant be transfereed to the new bumper. Any help on how to connect the new foglights will be appreciated. Thanks!
Same bracket for JL.
XJMOTO 4 inch LED Fog Light Front Bumper Mounting Brackets Adapter Compatible with 2013-2018 JP Wrangler Hard Rock Rubicon X,10th Anniversary Editions,75th Anniversary Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SNSHVFK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_clHGFbXAJK8W7

this is how they look mounted to bracket

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sorry for the confusion, already transferred the wires form factory bumper and now their functional.
 

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Anyone that purchased the bumper and doesn't want the winch guard/bumper hoop? I asked the vendor if they will sell separate and was told no. I have the OE steel bumper, and find it rather ridiculous how much Mopar and Warn want for that piece. Thanks!!
 

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Hi, I am planning to order a Rubi this year end. My original plan was to get the steel bumper group for $1695...but seeing this, no way that I will spend that much money.

Does anyone know if the $1695 steel bumper package include a steel skid plate, or does a stock Rubi come with a steel skid plate?
 

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Bumping this thread. I’ve just come across this and wanting to see if anyone has any updates as to long term use ( i.e “powder coating durability, etc)
 

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Several months with it, and no issues. The tow hooks are the only issue, but I am going to swap them with the OE ones from my stock bumper. I mainly just like the look and quality of the stock ones.
 
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Several moths with it, and no issues. The tow hooks are the only issue, but I am going to swap them with the OE ones from my stock bumper. I mainly just like the look and quality of the stock ones.
Yeah, only issue myself is a few rust spots but I'm not really seeing any new ones so hopefully it's holding up as-is.
 
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19 pages of discussions later, I am finally able to share my experience. I bought the front bumper earlier last week with 5% off, didn't want to risk it being out of stock on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I can't believe it was shipped to my door 2 days later, from NJ to MD. Happy to see the box is in great shape and everything is WELL packed inside the box. Minor dent/scratch on fog light covers, but that's barely noticeable. They don't bother me at all. Also bought the cover from amazon for plug 6 holes.
The installation is very straightforward with 8 of 18mm bolts holding the bumper to frame. I also bolt on the D-ring hook and paint a yellow tint on fog lights. Knowing tow hooks are different- JK's style rather than JL, I was worried it would bother me (focusing on the tow hooks whenever I am looking at it), but that's not the case at all. The bumper itself grabs all my attention :rock:
This bumper looks awesome and I wish I got it sooner!!
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Has anyone bought the eBay rear bumper and confirmed it plays well with backup sensors? I understand you would also need to buy the metal bumper sensor bezels.
 

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