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Best Jeep Bumpers

Written By: XT Staff

Table of Contents
  1. Types of Jeep Wrangler Bumpers
  2. Tubular Bumpers and Grille Guards

2010 JK Wrangler with a Barricade Bumper

Types of Jeep Wrangler Bumpers

There are three main types of Jeep Bumpers: full length, mid length, and stubby. Full length is what your Wrangler comes with stock. Mid lengths extend a bit beyond the grille, but don’t cover the entire length of the fenders. Stubby bumpers, as expected, are the shortest of them all to maximize tire room. The longer the bumper the more protection from trail obstacles, but the shorter the bumper the higher your approach angle. Rear bumpers come in similar varieties, so if you want the most clearance you can get both stubby bumpers on the back and the front. Other bumpers are modular, meaning you can remove the end caps to adjust the overall length. If you’re not sure what length bumper you’ll want in the end, a modular bumper is the best compromise.

Tubular Bumpers and Grille Guards

Wrangler bumpers are like a Swiss army knife. Adding extra utility like winches, lights, D-rings, and grille guards are just some of the things you can do with a front Jeep bumper. Some argue the best Jeep bumpers feature some sort of grille guard and/or multiple location to mount lights. This all depends on how you use your rig but adding extra protection in front of your engine is never a bad idea. Grille guards are a metal, tubular structure that extends beyond the bumper. More extreme versions of these are stinger bumpers. Both are designed to take light impacts before any part of your Jeep hits the obstacle in question. If you’re more interested in mounting lights, tubular bumpers are the best option. The tubing is usually three inches in diameter, making it possible to mount a light anywhere on your bumper.



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