JLUR Steel Bumper vs JK 10th Annv Bumper

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Can anyone help me identify a JLUR Steel bumper vs. a 10th Anniversary Bumper. What should I look for to tell the difference? Couldn't find this question answered yet? Pics would be great.





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I have the 10th anniversary on mine. I am not 100% but pretty sure there are only 2 major differences. 1. The led lights each have a plug as the old JK had two separate wires one for each fog light where as the new one has the wires routed through the bumper. 2. The bumper does not quite fit without drilling out one of the holes on the passenger side about 1/64".

Other than that I think they are almost identical.
 
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I have the 10th anniversary on mine. I am not 100% but pretty sure there are only 2 major differences. 1. The led lights each have a plug as the old JK had two separate wires one for each fog light where as the new one has the wires routed through the bumper. 2. The bumper does not quite fit without drilling out one of the holes on the passenger side about 1/64".

Other than that I think they are almost identical.
Ok, so it looks like the wiring will be the dead giveaway. One plug vs Two. Hopefully the one I'm looking at still has the wiring.
 

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Ok, so it looks like the wiring will be the dead giveaway. One plug vs Two. Hopefully the one I'm looking at still has the wiring.
Once you have it on you will never be able to tell .
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I have the 10th anniversary on mine. I am not 100% but pretty sure there are only 2 major differences. 1. The led lights each have a plug as the old JK had two separate wires one for each fog light where as the new one has the wires routed through the bumper. 2. The bumper does not quite fit without drilling out one of the holes on the passenger side about 1/64".

Other than that I think they are almost identical.
I found a 10th anniversary jk rubicon steel bumper for sale , so besides a small amount of drilling it should fit my JLU ?
 

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Looks to me like there are quite a few differences.
Taper down where the winch sits is deeper and steeper on JL. Number of bolts across the winch cutout are different. And the general curve of the front of the steel is more squared on the JK. Tow hooks sit in a flange on JL, flat surrounding hooks on JK. Plastic protruding bumper pieces medial to fog lights taper more to smaller flat face on JL, JK are bigger and wider.
 

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I found a 10th anniversary jk rubicon steel bumper for sale , so besides a small amount of drilling it should fit my JLU ?
Yes, I just drilled out a single whole, it was super easy. I also ordered a winch plate and installed a winch and it installed pretty easy as well, there was a few mods but overall it worked out well.
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Yes, I just drilled out a single whole, it was super easy. I also ordered a winch plate and installed a winch and it installed pretty easy as well, there was a few mods but overall it worked out well.
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Which plate did you end up ordering, the JL or JK plate for the winch?
 

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Looks to me like there are quite a few differences.
Taper down where the winch sits is deeper and steeper on JL. Number of bolts across the winch cutout are different. And the general curve of the front of the steel is more squared on the JK. Tow hooks sit in a flange on JL, flat surrounding hooks on JK. Plastic protruding bumper pieces medial to fog lights taper more to smaller flat face on JL, JK are bigger and wider.
Yep, was about to point these out but no need now. To me the JL version looks just a little more refined and the JK version looks to be dated when you look at them in comparison side by side. So one may not see it at a quick glance or recognize the difference from afar but when side by side I think it’s easy to spot.
 

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Yep, was about to point these out but no need now. To me the JL version looks just a little more refined and the JK version looks to be dated when you look at them in comparison side by side. So one may not see it at a quick glance or recognize the difference from afar but when side by side I think it’s easy to spot.
Meh, I say if you find a good deal on a 10th anniversary bumper scoop it up! You would need a serious OCD keen eye to tell the difference, which 99.9% of people do not have.
 

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Yes, I just drilled out a single whole, it was super easy. I also ordered a winch plate and installed a winch and it installed pretty easy as well, there was a few mods but overall it worked out well.
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I want to know what winch plate you used too. I had my 10th anniversary I’d used on my JK sport so it was free to me and I’m starting to look into putting a winch on it. Thinking I need a JL plate.

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I want to know what winch plate you used too. I had my 10th anniversary I’d used on my JK sport so it was free to me and I’m starting to look into putting a winch on it. Thinking I need a JL plate.

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I used the ATP Winch Plate System. I would assume most would work but I bought this one off eBay for $100 back in 2018. I had to make a couple small modifications to make it work but nothing major.
 

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