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Off Camber Fabrications by MBRP Black Front Bumper Grille Guard/Light Bar (97-06 Wrangler TJ)

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  • Front Bumper Grill Guard and Light Bar
  • Protects Grille and Lights
  • Brake Formed and CNC Laser Cut
  • 12 Gauge Steel Construction
  • 3 Inch Mandrel-Bent Frame-Mounted Tubing
  • Black Powder Coated Finish
  • Accommodates 2 Additional Lights
  • Weighs 12 lbs
  • Fits 1997 - 2006 TJ Wranglers

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from, and this is my review and installation of the Off Camber Fabrications by MBRP Front Bumper Grill Guard and Light Bar, fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs with a factory front bumper. Today we're gonna talk through the installation of this grill guard, which is a very simple one out of three wrenches, because this is designed to bolt directly onto your factory front bumper. So you can get this install done in under an hour. But we'll talk more about that in just a minute. We're also gonna talk through the construction and a few of the features of this light bar. This is for those of you who are interested in upgrading the factory front bumper on your TJ to one that has more aftermarket off-road accessories and benefits. If you don't need additional tow points, and lights, and the protection from a big, heavy plate steel front bumper, but you do wanna change up the look of the front of your Jeep and give you a spot to mount two lights, that's where this grill guard and light bar come in. This is going to be significantly less expensive than upgrading a front bumper. And as I said before, if you don't need all the other features of a front bumper, you might not wanna spend that money. And, again, that's where this comes in. It changes the look and gives you a spot to mount lights, while saving you money over buying a whole bumper. As for construction, this is three-inch round mandrel bent tubing that is covered in a textured black powder coat finish. The finish on this is a very nice finish. This is going to hold up really well over time. It's not going to rust or corrode, especially if you take care of it. Now, as I said before, this does have two light mount tabs welded right onto it, which allow you to run up to two eight-inch round lights. That's how they're spaced out. They'll let you run some fairly large lights, but, of course, you can also run some small LED cubes on here, or a light bar if you choose to. However you wanna set this up, you have the ability to. One of the things I really like about this grill guard is that it does have two holes drilled in the bottom of it, with two rubber grommets that allow you to run the wiring for your lights inside of your tube, down to your bumper, making the wiring really, really clean. As for the install, as I said before, this is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. This does come with all the hardware that you need to get it installed, and you can get it done in about an hour in your driveway. All you need to do is remove the four large Torx bolts that are attaching your factory front bumper to the frame rails. Those are the large bolts that are right on top of the bumper, going through the bumper and into the frame rails. Now, these might be a little bit difficult to remove, especially if you've never removed them before. But make sure you spray them with a good penetrating oil well before you get started, and they should break loose for you. If you have the factory tow hooks installed on your TJ, that's fine as well. Those bolts hold those tow hooks in place. Once you remove the bolts, remove the tow hooks as well, and then you can get to installing your new grill guard. Now, out of the box, you will have to attach the brackets onto your new grill guard. They are marked left and right, so make sure you get the right one in the right place. Once you have the grill guard completely assembled, you'll simply set it on top of your bumper, aligning the factory holes in the bumper with the brackets on the grill guard, and reinstall those four Torx bolts that you just removed, including your tow hooks if you have them and if you want to reinstall them. Then it's just a matter of tightening down those bolts, and you're done. While you're installing this, if you are going to be running lights, it is a good idea to run all of the wiring while your grill guard is on the ground. It just makes it a little bit easier to fish your wires through the grommet holes and down through the end of your grill guard. But other than that, again, under an hour. You won't need any specialty tools, just a Torx bit, and you can get this installed very easily. I think that this grill guard is appropriately priced. This comes in a little under $200 for a tubular grill guard, but this is a very well put together piece, and it is going to be completely bolt on. This includes the holes and the grommets for all of your wiring, so I do think that this is worth the price. And when you consider how much less expensive this is going to be than purchasing a full bumper, I think that this is absolutely worth it, and, obviously, a bumper is going to have some additional benefits, but if you're not looking for those benefits and all you want is a grill guard and a way to mount some lights, this is a way to do it in an inexpensive way. So if you're looking to add a grill guard with some light mounts onto your factory front TJ bumper, this is going to be a very easy to install way to do that, that is very well built and is gonna hold up well over time. So that's my review of the Off Camber Fabrications by MBRP Front Bumper Grill Guard and Light Mount, fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs that you can find right here at

Hand Built for Durability. Designed for an exact fit every time, Off Camber Fabrications has a reputation for superior quality and precision. Extensively tested in a variety of punishing environments, this Front Grille Guard/Light Bar by MBRP won't disappoint.

Quality Construction. MBRP's Off Camber Fabrications Grille Guard/Light Bar is manufactured from tough 3 inch mandrel bent 12 gauge steel tubing for strength and durability. This Bar is then completed in a black powder coated finish for lasting corrosion resistance.

Accommodates 2 Additional Lights. Not only does this Off Camber Fabrications Bar protect your Jeep's grille, but will also allow you to install two additional auxiliary lights for off-road use.

Application. This Off Camber Fabrications by MBRP Front Grille Guard/Light Bar System is designed to fit the 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ's with the factory bumper.

Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Light Bar
  • (2) Brackets
  • Hardware
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06

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Great product

I ordered this a couple of weeks ago and was going to install it... But I knew my skill level for running and wiring lights is not there. This is a wonderful product and paired with 6" KC Slimlite driving ...

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Highly recommend it. Easy to install and looks great!

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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What winch plate will fit WITHOUT modification?


  • Hello, This product is designed for off-road lighting.


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Will this fit around a WARN winch center mounted on the front?


  • The Off Camber Fabrications by MBRP Black Front Bumper Grille Guard/Light Bar (97-06 Wrangler TJ) should allow for a winch to be installed, however, this unit does utilize the same holes as the winch plate. Some applications may require modification or additional hardware for a proper install with a winch.


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Will this work with my factory tow hooks and foglights?


  • Hello, on the Off Camber Fabrications by MBRP Black Front Bumper Grille Guard/Light Bar (97-06 Wrangler TJ) you will still be able to retain the Factory Tow Hooks and the Foglights


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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.769231 4.8
  • Appearance 4.923077 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.923077 4.9

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    March 24, 2016

    Great product

    I ordered this a couple of weeks ago and was going to install it... But I knew my skill level for running and wiring lights is not there. This is a wonderful product and paired with 6" KC Slimlite driving lights (130w/ea) makes an ideal package! This bull bar, is made perfectly for my 2005 Wrangler. I must say it changed the whole look of my Jeep. I highly recommend this as well as the above mentioned light combination. I found 8" KC lights were just way to big. The 6" are perfect!


    Year: 2005Submodel: WranglerHigh Springs, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 23, 2016


    Highly recommend it. Easy to install and looks great!


    Year: 1999Submodel: WranglerMinnesota

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 31, 2016

    Adds nice look, for minimum money !!!

    Simple and well written instructions.... well designed product


    Year: 2005Fort Wayne IN

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 22, 2015

    bumper grille guard

    easy installation ,great look,made strong. yes i recommend this product


    Year: 2005Derby Line, Derby, VT, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 14, 2015

    Exactly what I was looking for

    I was looking to add a set of fogs, and wanted to have the option of adding two more at a future date so I searched for a grill guard that had that capability. The MBRP had the functionality I was looking for, and the looks I was going for as well. Its big and beefy, but doesn't clear the hood so it's not in the way when you're driving. Good stuff all around, and a super easy install.


    Year: 1998Brooklyn, NY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 17, 2014

    black front bumper grill guard

    perfect fit easy install. Beefed up front grill area , light install was very easy. Took 15 minutes to complete install. Worth the bucks


    Year: 2001Gainesville, GA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 28, 2013

    easy to install, great light bar.

    Good bar for light mounting. 8inch light is largest light that can be mounted on bar. Finish seems durable.


    Year: 2005Lake Placid, FL 33852, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 03, 2017

    Nice grill guard but..

    Could be better. I mean it is easy to install, really not much to it. But, the instructions aren't that great. My main complaint is the exposed weld marks of the mounting bracket. You'd think the nice side would go up (seamless) and the weld sides down. I am pleased with the construction and easy of installation, however it could have used clearer instructions and better construction details.


    Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    June 26, 2017

    Not so simple

    I had a preceived problem at ordering and expected a longer wait. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and immediately set to work. The bolts that go thru the bracket and into bar were to short. No problem, I have 1/2 inch bolts around. I don't know what size the bolts are but they are not 1/2. I had to retap the nuts in the bar. I won'go into the other problems I encountered as they were inherent to the Jeep. It took me about 3 hrs over 2 days to install.


    Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    June 18, 2017

    Grill guard

    Looks great and it's very beefy. It fit perfect and I could still use my factory tow hooks. The only thing I didn't like was removing them 4 factory bolts. Took awhile for the penitraiting oil to work but I did it.


    Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 11, 2017

    2005 Jeep - bumper grille guard addition upgrade

    Just purchased a 2005 jeep wrangler and added the black front bumper grille guard, what a difference in the appearance of the jeep. Excellent looking bumper and easy installation.


    Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 15, 2017

    Off Camber Fabrications Bumper for '98 TJ

    I was very pleased with the OCF bumper/light bar! It was very well packed, instructions were first-rate, and the installation process was rather easy. (I had been squirting penetrating oil on my 4 front bumper bolts for a few days in advance, and it made removal really easy when the bumper arrived.) The light mounts have terrific welds, and I just added two 6" KC Dayliter halogen fog lights... the "look" is exactly what I wanted!


    Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 28, 2016

    MBRP black grille

    Product looks and fits perfectly. Easy install. Very satisfied. Would recommend.


    Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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