Mopar's "Version 2" Steel Front Bumper

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Did Mopar ever start selling or installing this bumper? I have never seen one in person, including at any dealerships.

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Never seen this in person before. Looks like a cross between the current steel bumper and the AEV JK front bumper. Could be just a rendering for all we know
 
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I like the D-ring attachments at the bottom, but that's about it.
 

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I wish Jeep would get rid of the hooks and go to closed loop attachment. It is the only reason I'm not running their steel bumpers. The current steel bumper w/o caps looks great and functions except for recovery attachment point. If this is a new version of the bumper then I think Jeep is failing again on their recovery setup
 

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It’s crap like the other mopar bumpers, front and rear.
 

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They sell it, but it's an accessory part only (doesn't come factory on the Jeep) and is more expensive than the 3-piece steel one.
 
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It’s crap like the other mopar bumpers, front and rear.
I agree the rear steel bumper is crap, but not about the front one (version 1 that is). I know the steel isn't as thick as an aftermarket, but I still think its one of the best looking and most accessorizable(?) steel bumpers you can get.
 

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I agree the rear steel bumper is crap, but not about the front one (version 1 that is). I know the steel isn't as thick as an aftermarket, but I still think its one of the best looking and most accessorizable(?) steel bumpers you can get.
If you have ever taken a crappy Mopar rear or front bumper off you wouldn't say that. From the brackets to the actual bumper itself they are pure overpriced garbage. If you like the looks get it but you're putting way overpriced crap on your Jeep.
 

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If you have ever taken a crappy Mopar rear or front bumper off you wouldn't say that. From the brackets to the actual bumper itself they are pure overpriced garbage. If you like the looks get it but you're putting way overpriced crap on your Jeep.
Love my overpriced garbage. I love its design, finish, weight, and functionality. If I were into trails that required a lot of winching and rock bashing my bumper, I'd consider something beefier, heavier, and ugly (imo), but I'm not. I have the capability to winch if ever needed(one that's hidden away and not blocking airflow on my DD), go full, stubby, and add tons of simple bolt-ons from guards of different sizes, plates, lights, ect, since it's the most used and universal front bumper for the JL. It also looks great, to me, and because of all this, I can see why it's usually on backorder.
 
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Love my overpriced garbage. I love its design, finish, weight, and functionality. If I were into trails that required a lot of winching and rock bashing my bumper, I'd consider something beefier, heavier, and ugly (imo), but I'm not. I have the capability to winch if ever needed(one that's hidden away and not blocking airflow on my DD), go full, stubby, and add tons of simple bolt-ons from guards of different sizes, plates, lights, ect, since it's the most used and universal front bumper for the JL. It also looks great, to me, and because of all this, I can see why it's usually on backorder.
Same here. As you can see, I have a ton of stuff on mine. I like being able to change things around, which can't be done on a lot of other bumpers.

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I actually think it is ok. I'd like it better without the hoop and I'm not sure of the crush caps, but overall, I like the smooth ends. I have the factory steel bumper and like it, too. And I don't mind the rear bumper. It looks fine and has caused me no pain.

I like the removable end caps but rarely run without them attached. Even in the rocks.
 
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I actually think it is ok. I'd like it better without the hoop and I'm not sure of the crush caps, but overall, I like the smooth ends. I have the factory steel bumper and like it, too. And I don't mind the rear bumper. It looks fine and has caused me no pain.

I like the removable end caps but rarely run without them attached. Even in the rocks.
It looks to me like the hoop is removable. And one of the main reasons I like the factory steel bumper is for the removable end caps. I'll take them off until I feel like I need more crash protection, then put them back on. Then take them back off again. It's about a 3 month cycle haha.

And I don't hate the factory steel rear bumper (mine came with both), but I saw several instances where a rock hit or collision jammed the bumper into the body, so I swapped mine out.
 

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I wish Jeep would get rid of the hooks and go to closed loop attachment. It is the only reason I'm not running their steel bumpers. The current steel bumper w/o caps looks great and functions except for recovery attachment point. If this is a new version of the bumper then I think Jeep is failing again on their recovery setup
FYI: Maximus-3 and Warn make recovery points that you can add on to the OEM steel bumper.

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/maximus-3-jl-tow-loops-front-rear.31718/

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