Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Off Camber Fabrications by MBRP Rear Full Width Bumper fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. Today, we're going to talk about the construction, some of the features and of course the installation of this bumper. This bumper is for those of you who want to upgrade your factory plastic rear bumper to something that's going to provide some additional strength, some additional protection, and also some additional style. This bumper will definitely give your Jeep a much more rugged look than that factory bumper will. That being said, this bumper doesn't have a ton of additional features. It is a pretty simple and plain bumper, and it also is a quite an inexpensive bumper. If you're looking for something that is of this style it is a great option.
This is a steel bumper that is covered in a Line-X bed liner right out of the box. Off Camber Fabrications also offers their bumpers, and a lot of their other armor, in a more traditional black powder coat finish, but this Line-X finish is definitely something that makes Off Camber Fabrications a unique product. You can't get a bed liner bumper from a lot of other companies, but you can from Off Camber Fab. Other than the steel construction, and of course the Line-X that we mentioned, there aren't a lot of additional features built into this bumper. It does have this cutout in the center which you will see on a lot of aftermarket metal rear bumpers, which will give you a little bit of additional clearance between the bottom of a larger spare tire mounted in a factory location and your bumper to make sure that you don't have any clearance issues.
The other feature that this bumper does have is down here in this area, where it has the spot to put the tongue of a hi-lift jack. We all know that using a hi-lift off road or even on road can be a little bit dangerous, but having an area for the jack to make a nice, solid connection with the bumper will make things a little bit safer. That being said, this version of the bumper doesn't have any tow points, any d-ring connections, and it doesn't have a spot for a tire carrier. It also doesn't have any spots for reverse lights built into it, so as I said before, it is a really stripped down, plain and simple bumper.
Getting this bumper installed on your jeep is going to be a really simple process. The first step is, of course, removing your factory bumper, and you'll do that by removing the four bolts, two on each frame rails that are holding it onto the frame. There are also two bolts holding your factory bumper onto your cross member, and once all six of those are removed, the factory bumper will come right off. Hang onto those bolts, because you are going to be reusing some of them.
After that, you'll have to remove the toe-hook if you have one on your factory jeep, and then you can go to installing your new rear bumper. All you have to do to get this bolted up is hoist it over the frame, set it on top of the frame horns, and use the factory bolts to attach it to the frame. Then use the hardware that's included in the kit to go through the rear cross member into the threaded holes in the bumper. That's all there is to it.
The only thing that makes this installation a little bit difficult is the fact that it's a big, heavy bumper, but if you have some tall jack stands or friends to help you, this becomes very, very easy. You can get this bolted up in about an hour, and you won't need any specialty tools to get it done, just some traditional hand tools.
A lot of times when you're shopping for a rear bumper, your price will be tied to how many features it has, but that doesn't seem to be the case with this bumper. As I mentioned before, this is really stripped down, no frills, and it doesn't have a lot of additional features, which is fine because that's what a lot of you guys are after. However, this carries the price tag of a bumper that has a tire carrier, and lights, and d-ring mounts, and a lot of those other features.
If you like this bumper in particular, you like this style, you like the fact that it comes out of the box with the Line-X on it, if you choose to go that route, then there's nothing wrong with this bumper. I have nothing wrong to say about it. However, if you're on a little bit more of a budget, or if you're looking for a bumper that has some additional features, you can get some more features all while saving a little bit of money.
If you're looking to replace the factory rear bumper on your jeep with something that doesn't have a lot of frills, a lot of additional features, and is just a really clean rear bumper that will provide some additional protection and some additional style, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this bumper.
However, if you're somebody who's on a little bit more of a budget, or if you are looking for some additional features, there are some other brands on the market such as Barricade, Rugged Ridge, or even Smittybilt, that will provide you with some additional features for even less money.
That's my review of the Off Camber Fabrications by MBRP Rear Full Width Bumper fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.