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- How to install a Rough Country Hybrid Stubby Bumper 2007-2015 Jeep Wrangler JK
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This Rough Country Hybrid Stubby Front Bumper with Winch Mount is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK, that are looking for a very minimalist front bumper that's going to allow you to run a winch on your Jeep, This is going to be a nice easy one out of three wrench installation that anyone can do in their driveway. And we're gonna show you exactly how to do that in just a second. So, like I said, this is going to be a very minimalist front bumper. This is going to be a three-piece setup. This front center section here is going to be your winch mount and then you'll have your two corners. This is a little bit of a modular bumper because you can get some additional pieces that will add a little bit of functionality to this bumper. You can get something that'll add some D-ring mounts on here. Also, a piece that can add your factory fog lights back if you choose to. But we're talking about this bumper as it sits, as you see it in front of you, which is very, very simple and very minimalist.What I do like about this bumper is the fact that it sinks the winch down between the frame rails really low, it makes it a little bit less obvious to the eye, also keeps the grille wide open so you don't have any issues there with the grille being in front of it. But this is not going to have a lot of those other off-road features that we just mentioned, as far as other lighting, hoops, D-ring mounts, any of that stuff. You can add it if you want to but it does not have it as it sits. Now, because this is a very simple bumper, this comes in at the $190 price tag, right in and around there. And that is gonna be a lot less than a lot of the other bumpers that you'll find simply for the reasons that we mentioned. It doesn't have a lot of those frills that some of those other bumpers do have. But for what you're gonna get here, I think the $190 price tag is a very fair one. I actually really like this bumper from an aesthetic standpoint and also from a functional standpoint. Like I said a couple times now, if you wanna add some functionality, you can do that. But right out of the box, I like how simple this is. It just works for what it's designed to do and I really like that. It doesn't have a lot of those extras that a lot of the other bumpers have that you may or may not need. So, again, I think this is a pretty fair price for the bumper that you're going to get. Now, we are gonna talk a little bit more about some of the features of this bumper and how it's built when we have it side by side with the factory bumper. So let's go ahead and jump into the installation. For this install, we used two 3/8 inch drivers, one pneumatic socket driver and also a pneumatic impact. We used an 18-millimeter socket, a 5/16 millimeter Allen head socket, also a small 3/8 extension. We have a 19-millimeter box-end wrench, two pry tools to remove the plastic clips, a flathead screwdriver, and a trim removal tool, and finally, a dead blow hammer. This bumper is gonna be a very simple one out of three wrench installation. As with most other aftermarket bumpers, this is gonna bolt right into place. And the first step in getting it installed is removing this factory bumper from the Jeep.So on the bottom of your factory bumper, you're going to have a splash shield. Of course, ours is already missing. We've had this bumper on and off a million times. Yours might also be missing if you did a little bit of off-roading or maybe you just pulled it off because you didn't like the way it looked. If you do still have that in place, it's very simple to remove. There are a couple of plastic clips to pop off with either a trim removal tool or just a flathead screwdriver. After that, we'll disconnect the fog light wiring harness. We'll get the bumper unbolted. And then, again, up top here, there's usually a little bit of a frame cover. That's another piece of plastic with some plastic clips. Again, ours is missing. But if yours is there, you'll remove that. So first step for us, because that splash guard is already missing, is to get underneath the Jeep and unplug the fog lights. Once all the nuts are removed from the bumper, you can remove the bumper from the Jeep. When you have the Rough Country bumper right next to the factory bumper, you can really see the differences or similarities or really lack of similarities, in this case. This is a very minimalist bumper for those of you that are really just looking for a winch mount.Of course, this is almost a modular style bumper where you can add some bits and pieces onto it that will add some additional functionality back to the bumper. But, again, in its trim as we're talking about it here, very, very simple and really more of just a winch mount than even a full bumper. So, up here, your factory bumper, of course, is going to be a full-width bumper. It's going to be plastic. You have your fog lights in the center and you have some tow hooks that bolt directly onto the frame, adding a little bit of function there, as well. So the Rough Country bumper that we're going to be installing is a stubby bumper so it's going to be much more narrow. It actually doesn't stick out much past the frame rails at all, which is really the definition of a stubby bumper. Some people like that because of the additional clearance that it provides because it provides more space for a big 37-inch tire so you don't have any rubbing issues. And other people just like it because of the look. Whatever your reasoning is, this is going to be a very tight stubby bumper. As you can see down here though, not going to be any space for those factory fog lights. Also, not going to be a tow hook or a spot for a D-ring.Because this is a modular style bumper, you can add spots for the factory fogs and you can add D-ring mounts if you choose to. But what comes in the box here is not going to have that. What it is going to have though is going to be a winch mount. So this is going to be a spot where you can bolt the winch right up to this, no need to purchase any additional hardware at all. And you're going to be able to run that winch and have a nice, strong mount. And the thing that I like about this is it actually sets the winch down in between the frame rails. So a lot of the other mounts on the market will maybe be a little bit recessed, some of them just put the winch right up on top of the bumper. This is going to sink the winch pretty much as far as you can go down between the frame rails, just giving you a really low profile look. And also keeping the winch out of the grille area a little bit more, which is something I like, both functionally and visually. So that's going to be a big plus for this. So whether you're looking to purchase this bumper and just use it as you see it or you wanna add a couple of those additional pieces that will add some function to it, overall, it's going to be a very good, basic bumper.The next thing we're gonna do here is remove these clips that hold the fog light wiring harness onto this front crossmember and that's just to get this wire out of the way so it doesn't get pinched with our new bumper. We're gonna try a trim removal tool or a screwdriver to pop those clips. Then you can zip tie the harness up out of the way behind the crossmember. Now, we're gonna go ahead and get the center section of the bumper installed on the Jeep. But if you are installing a winch on this bumper, which I imagine most of you are, you'll install it into these four holes before putting the center section on the Jeep. Rough Country does design this to be a pretty tight fit between the frame rails here so you may need to give it a little bit of a tap to get it seated. Now, we can grab the corner and one set of nut and bolt hardware, and get everything just loosely held into place so nothing's gonna fall off the Jeep while we're getting the rest of the hardware started. You're gonna go through the corner, through your center section, and then through the frame rail, then go ahead and just loosely put the nut on.We'll do the same thing on the other side, that way, again, we know nothing's gonna fall off and then we can get the rest of our hardware started. The next bit of hardware you're going to be installing is right here. You have a pretty large flag nut. This goes on the inside of the frame rail and the crash bar so you have to kind of feed that in. That's gonna go on the backside of this hole right here. And, of course, your bolt and washer are going from the inside. And we'll leave all of that loose, like everything else until we get the rest of hardware started. We'll install the same hardware on the other side. Now we'll install the other six bolts in from the front of the bumper and then finally tighten everything down. Now, that all the hardware is started, we can go through and tighten it down. So if you are looking for a very simple and inexpensive front bumper option for your JK, I would recommend this choice from Rough Country and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Superior Performance. The Rough Country 1059 Hybrid Stubby Bumper combines the advantages of a winch bumper and winch plate to deliver optimal performance. It features a durable carbon black powder coating and offers enhanced protection for the vehicle's body against bumps and elements. It has a sturdy 3/16-inch thick plate steel center with a built-in winch mount.
Enhanced Tire Clearance. This Jeep Wrangler stubby front bumper provides enormous tire clearance and better approach angles for easy maneuvering of the vehicle.
Compact design. Resting below the radiator shroud, this bumper with mount does not extend beyond the frame horns for comfortable driving.
Easy Installation. Two steel end caps, which can be easily removed, offer enhanced protection to the winch while making its installation an easy task.
Application. This Rough Country Hybrid Stubby Front Bumper with a Winch Mount is designed to fit the 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
Technical Note. 2012-2018 Models will require the use of a brake pump canister relocation bracket, part# 1043 (sold separately).
Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Rough Country 1059
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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