Advertisement

Rear bumper question...difference b/t sport and rubi

SB2008

Member
First Name
Scott
Joined
Feb 28, 2018
Messages
16
Reaction score
1
Location
NJ
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLU Sport
Added Rubi flares to a sport model, now rear bumper(stock plastic) doesn't line up with the flares. Does the rubi have a different end cap on each side than the sport? If so, anyone happen to know if this can be purchased through mopar and added to the sport bumper? Part #? Thanks in advance



Advertisement



 

Goheels050917

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dustin
Joined
Oct 11, 2018
Messages
384
Reaction score
419
Location
Raleigh - Durham, NC
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU
Occupation
SD-WAN Engineer - Technical Author
Added Rubi flares to a sport model, now rear bumper(stock plastic) doesn't line up with the flares. Does the rubi have a different end cap on each side than the sport? If so, anyone happen to know if this can be purchased through mopar and added to the sport bumper? Part #? Thanks in advance
Can you take a pic please?
 
OP

SB2008

Member
First Name
Scott
Joined
Feb 28, 2018
Messages
16
Reaction score
1
Location
NJ
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLU Sport
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
looking at it closer after the flare was on it appears that the two models have different bumpers. guess i'll have to search for a rubi rear bumper.
 

mwilk012

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2018
Messages
2,724
Reaction score
2,183
Location
Oklahoma
Vehicle(s)
2018 Ocean Blue JLU Rubicon
Well, that question answered itself quickly. To confirm, yes the sport and rubicon rear bumpers are different. I’m not sure if the Sahara rear is different from the rubicon plastic rear. The steel bumper is also different from those 2 or 3.
 
OP

SB2008

Member
First Name
Scott
Joined
Feb 28, 2018
Messages
16
Reaction score
1
Location
NJ
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLU Sport
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
thanks guys, help appreciated! off to search for a bumper..
 

Ntegtmeyer

Well-Known Member
First Name
Nathan
Joined
Feb 25, 2018
Messages
182
Reaction score
181
Location
Aurora, IL
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, 2014 Jeep Patriot Oscar Mike Edition, 2012 Jeep Compass Limited
The rear bumper from a Sahara is the same as the plastic ones found on the rubi. Same with the fronts, just the tow hooks and fog light bezels are different colors.
 

mwilk012

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2018
Messages
2,724
Reaction score
2,183
Location
Oklahoma
Vehicle(s)
2018 Ocean Blue JLU Rubicon
The rear bumper from a Sahara is the same as the plastic ones found on the rubi. Same with the fronts, just the tow hooks and fog light bezels are different colors.
If the rears are the same on Saharas and Rubicons, how do the fenders line up?

For reference, this is my rubi with plastic bumper.

69CE1788-695D-49C9-9F94-979A2571E433.jpeg
 

Arterius2

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jerry
Joined
Dec 29, 2018
Messages
2,535
Reaction score
3,016
Location
Vancouver, BC
Vehicle(s)
JLU Sahara 2.0L
I assumed it was just me. I'm still looking for this answer.
After looking at images online between the Sahara and Rubicon, it does seem like there is a difference between the rear fenders, now this is new to me, I thought only the front fenders are higher, it appears they made 3 different fenders(front AND rear), one for each trim, and it also appears that the bumper end cap piece is different... very interesting that FCA decided to go through all this production trouble to differentiate the trims... makes buying a rubicon much more sensical, however...might just be angle etc or my brain playing tricks on me.
 

mwilk012

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2018
Messages
2,724
Reaction score
2,183
Location
Oklahoma
Vehicle(s)
2018 Ocean Blue JLU Rubicon
After looking at images online between the Sahara and Rubicon, it does seem like there is a difference between the rear fenders, now this is new to me, I thought only the front fenders are higher, it appears they made 3 different fenders for each trim, and it also appears that the bumper end cap piece is different... very interesting that FCA decided to go through all this production trouble to differentiate the trims... makes buying a rubicon much more sensical, however...might just be angle etc or my brain playing tricks on me.
What do you mean 3 different fenders for each trim?

It's self evident that the front and rear fenders on the rubi are high fenders, because if you buy them from mopar, you get a set of 4. There are 4 different fenders, high and low variants of both solid black and 2 piece painted/paintable.

There appears to be 4 different rear bumpers as well. Steel rubicon bumper, plastic rubicon bumper, sahara, and sport/sport S.
 

Arterius2

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jerry
Joined
Dec 29, 2018
Messages
2,535
Reaction score
3,016
Location
Vancouver, BC
Vehicle(s)
JLU Sahara 2.0L
What do you mean 3 different fenders for each trim?
Typo, meant one for each trim level.
front and rear fender flares on sport/sahara/rubicon are all different, after closely looking at photos of each. Whereas I thought the Sahara and Rubicon share the same rear fenders. Apparently not the case, rear fenders are also higher clearance vs Sahara.

Sahara vs Rubicon
1.jpg
 

Newdeal

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Jun 4, 2018
Messages
64
Reaction score
11
Location
Andover, MA
Vehicle(s)
2019 Sahara
Added Rubi flares to a sport model, now rear bumper(stock plastic) doesn't line up with the flares. Does the rubi have a different end cap on each side than the sport? If so, anyone happen to know if this can be purchased through mopar and added to the sport bumper? Part #? Thanks in advance
Can you show a picture so sport owners know what they will be dealing with if they buy rubicon fenders?
 

Advertisement






Advertisement




Top