the front oem steel bumper looks cool. but you gotta spend more to make it winch capable. the rear steel bumper is junk. seen a few of them damage the jeep while offroading including a local buddy who didnt believe me and damaged his new rubicon the next day on a trail when the rear bumper landed on a rock lol. he immediately went out and bought an aftermarket steel bumper, though he went cheap....
theyre a great option if youre going to keep the jeep mostly stock and on the road. if you plan to do any kind of moderate to serious off roading, you will want to replace the stock steel rear bumper asap. the plastic rear bumper will at least just be crushed and not going to damage your jeep. a cheap aftermarket steel bumper can also damage your jeep. you definitely want to have a stout rear steel bumper.
same thing with the oem rock rails. i had them for a while but then saw some people damaged the body with them when they landed on the oem rock rails a little too hard. ive done that more than a few times so i immediately went out and bought aftermarket sliders.
FYI: There are more spring combinations than I care to track. https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...gs-suspension-information-chart-matrix.66591/Is this true? Stiffer springs to offset added weight makes sense, but I've never heard this before.
It's too bad that because the steel bumper doesn't deflect it actually causes more damage than the flimsy plastic bumper. I don't think the issue is the steel bumper itself, but rather the weak bumper brackets.6. Gives you better protection to the rear of the jeep, the plastic rear bumper is just plastic. But keep in mind, the rear steel rubicon bumper sucks and if you go offroading and hit something coming down it will give you body damage.
What rear bumper is this?I opted for the steel bumper group when I ordered mine, because in my opinion the front compliments the overall look of the Jeep, while also acting as a stout foundation to add recovery and lighting. I went into it knowing that the rear was going to be replaced with something that would better stand up against being dragged off of ledges without hitting the body.
It's from the company Cavfab and is called the Ultra High Clearance rear bumper. The hinged tailgate reinforcement and adjustable carrier is also from them. Awesome company out of Georgia, USA .What rear bumper is this?
It's too bad that because the steel bumper doesn't deflect it actually causes more damage than the flimsy plastic bumper. I don't think the issue is the steel bumper itself, but rather the weak bumper brackets.
As a test, I tried jacking up the rear corner of my JLR. The bumper deflects around 1/2" - 5/8" before making contact (at the bumper-fender filler pieces), but the bumper itself isn't bending much. The tires weren't even off the ground though, so it's obvious that there's no way that it could support coming down on a rock with the factory brackets.