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So my JULR is due at the dealership between 3/8 and 3/12. I didn't order the Steel Bumper option because I thought I would find something aftermarket winch capable bumper that I liked because there are so many choices well at least if you assume all or most JK bumpers will fit. Past week I really been looking at every aftermarket bumper on the net and none that I like as well as stock steel front one looks.

So I either going to buy just the front Mopar Steel one or both Front and Rear if I can find a good deal on the pair.

Anybody same boat as me find any good deals on the Mopar Steel bumpers after the Purchase? I am going to try hitting the dealer up on a Mopar discount when I go to do paper work and take delivery.
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So my JULR is due at the dealership between 3/8 and 3/12. I didn't order the Steel Bumper option because I thought I would find something aftermarket winch capable bumper that I liked because there are so many choices well at least if you assume all or most JK bumpers will fit. Past week I really been looking at every aftermarket bumper on the net and none that I like as well as stock steel front one looks.

So I either going to buy just the front Mopar Steel one or both Front and Rear if I can find a good deal on the pair.

Anybody same boat as me find any good deals on the Mopar Steel bumpers after the Purchase? I am going to try hitting the dealer up on a Mopar discount when I go to do paper work and take delivery.
Did you happen to look at the Rough Country Stubby front bumper? It comes with a built in winch plate too and you can add an LED light bar hoop.
 

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Yes, The thing that most after market bumpers have in common are sharp edges I think rounded edges look like a better fit with the JL.
So I know I’m new at this but what would be the advantage of having a steel rear bumper?
 

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When plastic bumpers catch on rocks they tear off, steel just gets scuffed.

Also the steel front bumper in the factory package will accept a winch.
"Accept a winch", yes, but an additional $200+ mounting plate is required. Ridiculous.
 

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The aftermarket bumpers I have looked at that accept a winch also require a winch mounting plate sold separately.
I think the Rough Country one comes with the plate.
 

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As another forum member said, just wait it out a little. No need to restrict yourself to the very limited supply of bumpers out currently, spend the money...then by years end, especially as a lot of companies are gearing up for SEMA, you may find something you like even more and now you're doing it all over again.

I'm waiting on what AEV releases since I like the look of theirs and typically they aren't crazy aggressive and still give the tire protection rather than leaving them exposed.
 

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A personal opinion here -- keep in mind that you'll get what you pay for with bumpers...quality and durability wise. It may behoove you to spend a bit more if you can to get something that will hold up. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Same boat.

I assumed there'd be at least one aftermarket option I would like. Turns out I hate all of them. Heard all the feedback about waiting for manufacturers to start releasing new ones, so I went back and looked at all the JK bumpers to get an idea of what else I could expect. Nope, still don't like any of the aftermarket options. Waiting around for reasonably-priced Mopar take-offs now.

Shoulda done my homework...
 

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Im a big fan of AEV and ARB, both of which do not have any JL options out yet.

Like others said I would hold tight till at least SEMA (Oct) as a lot of manufactures will put out new options then.
 

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When plastic bumpers catch on rocks they tear off, steel just gets scuffed.

Also the steel front bumper in the factory package will accept a winch.
The Mopar factory steel rear bumper doesn't just scuff. Check out [Banned Site]'s video. His steel rear bumper flexed up into the body and caused damage. Not good.
 
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