Rubi Steel Bumper LED vs Sahara LED? Bracket needed?

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So I bought a Rubi steel bumper. My stock Sahara LEDs do not fit. they look similar. do I need a bracket?

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Look at page 6 of these instructions: https://lodoffroad.com/assets/pdfs/JL18FBDSINS.pdf

It looks like the steel rubicon bumper and the plastic rubicon/sahara bumper have a different mount/bracket for the stock LEDs. So yah, looks like you’ll need a bracket to do what you’re after.
 
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Thanks! That's getting close. Trying to find a bracket so that the plastic bumper Sahara will fit Rubicon Steel.
 

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Thanks! That's getting close. Trying to find a bracket so that the plastic bumper Sahara will fit Rubicon Steel.
please post pics when done, I'm considering switching to the rubicon steel bumper and valence

also, just to confirm, the bumper itself bolts right up, correct? just need different driving lights or brackets to bolt up.
 
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Update!! Lights fit the brackets...now to fit to the bumper....

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Brackets work perfectly!

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nice, can you post pics of front head-on and from angle, also how do you think it would look with silver grill inserts (stock sahara)?
 

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I prefer the blacked out look, a Wrangler shouldn't have anything silver or too shiny on it! :)


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Thanks for this thread! Those brackets don't fit the Halogen lights from my sport. Do you think the place where you got the brackets from will have brackets for the Sport Halogen? I was sent a pic of Halogen bulbs and the Sahara Brackets for the Rubicon bumpers don't match. Thank you so much for your PM! I decided to post my request here, just in case someone else has the same question: How to mount Halogen Bulbs from a Sport to a Rubicon Bumper.
 

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Did you guys also install the Rubi skid plate? If so how did everything line up? I'm reading from another thread to make sure the L Brackets are included and also something about needing some nutplates....any advice if I'm shopping for a Rubi Steel Bumper?
 
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I used "L" brackets from my Sahara. Bottom of skid plate didnt line up. I will drill and bolt at some point. It's in compression so not worried.

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Great thread - this is really helpful! Thanks to @mdallas for referring me here.

Sounds like I'll be ordering the fog brackets :)

Any ideas on specifically what I need to bug the dealer for on the skid plate? @martyb511 do you have a link to the other thread or have specifics on what parts I might need to ask for?

Thanks in advance - this is so helpful.
 

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