Hey Jon! So when I ordered the Gobi rack for my JL, I didn't have any plans for an aftermarket bumper besides the stock metal rear bumper. However since there is a long wait for the Gobi, plans changed and we went with the tough WARN Elite Rear bumper. We installed the Gobi rack and WARN rear bumper at the same time and I really had my fingers crossed that there would not be any issues and luckily there was not! WARN did a really good job in designing and engineering their rear bumper to have some similar fitment and lines of the OEM rear bumper, and the craftsmanship is top notch, so that definitely helped me luck out! I would say that since its going to be a long time until your Gobi order will even ship, and if there is a delay on the AEV bumper but that is what you really have your heart set on, then make sure the Gobi is ordered to fit the AEV bumper and install everything at the same time.Hi, I see you don’t have a stock rear bumper. Was the Gobi rack ordered for your bumper type or did a stock bumper Gobi rack just fit?
Just asking because I want a Gobi rack and an AEV rear bumper. Gobi told me the rack wouldn’t fit a stock rear and an AEV rear due to bumper mounting issues. AEV rear won’t be available for a long time so I’m in a quandary.
I will also say though, worst cast scenario, the mounting brackets for the rear of the Gobi rack are separate from the rest of the rack, so if things changed or it didn't fit, that is a pretty small piece to get replaced to make it work.