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Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper w/ High Clearance Ends & Over-Rider Hoop (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Modular System Allows Customization
    • Includes D-Rings
    • Winch Ready
    • Black Powder Coat Finish
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Weight: 117 lbs
    • For 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper Kit with High Clearance Bumper Ends, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. Today, I'm gonna tell you about the construction, the installation, and some of the features of this bumper.A kit like this is for those of you who can't find an off-the-shelf bumper that has all of the features, the looks, and the budget that you're looking for and want something that you can purchase and then customize down the line. A bumper like this will grow with your build because it's a bumper base with some accessories, and you can change out those accessories pretty easily and pretty inexpensively. Although right in the beginning, because you are buying the base and all the accessories, this is going to be a little bit more expensive than an off-the-shelf bumper. But for those of you who can't find a bumper that matches all of the features, the looks, and the budget that you have, this may be a good option to take a look at.As I said, this is a bumper kit, and at the heart of the kit is the Rugged Ridge XHD Winch Bumper Base. This bumper base can be run all on its own if you'd like to, but it is a little bit on the plain side. The base is made of steel, it's covered in a textured black powder coat finish, and it has a couple of features that I really like. One is the fact that it accepts the factory fog lights out of your factory front bumper. That way, you don't have to go out and buy auxiliary lighting if you don't want to. You can use what you already have. The other feature I like about this bumper base is that it accepts any standard winch. You'll be able to bolt any winch into there without the need to buy any additional hardware, like any other winch mounting plates or anything like that. Your new winch will bolt right up to your bumper. But because this is a kit, you don't just get the center section. You also get this bumper hoop that bolts right on top and these high-clearance bumper ends. The high-clearance ends are really nice for those of you running a larger tire, maybe a 37-inch tire and you wanna make sure you don't have any clearance issues between the tire and the bumper ends. Again, because this is a modular setup, the accessories, this hoop and these ends, those are things that you can change. You can get stubby bumper ends, you can get a stinger bumper hoop, and you can change upfront here to add some additional D-ring mounts for recovery. This setup is very modular and completely customizable.This bumper setup will bolt right onto your Jeep so you won't have to cut or drill anything. The first step in the installation is to remove your factory front bumper, and you'll do that by first removing the factory splash guard and then removing the eight nuts that are holding the bumper onto the bumper horns. After that factory bumper is removed and out of the way, you can get to installing your new bumper.Now, I would recommend that you bolt the bumper ends onto the center and bolt the hoop onto the center section as well before bolting the bumper base onto the Jeep. Some of these bolts can be a little bit difficult to get to after the base is already on the Jeep. With that in mind, you'll also want to remove the factory fog lights out of your factory bumper and bolt those into your base, and if you're running a winch, you'll wanna bolt that on as well. Once you have all of the accessories bolted onto the bumper base, you can then put the whole base onto your front bumper. You'll do that by bolting directly through the front of the bumper into the frame horns, giving you a nice, solid, strong connection. The whole installation process of this bumper shouldn't take you more than an hour. However, if you are wiring a winch, it may take you a few additional minutes. You won't need any specialty tools to get this job done, just a good socket set.As I said before, a modular bumper kit like this is going to be more expensive than an off-the-shelf bumper that is not modular, but you're getting something for your money. You're getting the ability to customize this bumper. As your build grows, you can change out different accessories on this bumper, instead of having to scrap the whole thing and getting a new bumper. So if you're somebody that likes to change it up a lot, a setup like this may end up being cheaper in the long run.So if you haven't been able to find a front bumper that matches all of the features, the style, and the budget that you have, looking at a modular front bumper setup like this may be a good way to go. This will grow with your build and give you the ability to change up your bumper without having to scrap the whole thing and start over again. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper Kit with High Clearance Bumper Ends, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at

    Off Road Ready. Increase clearance off road without compromising protection by investing in the Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper Kit. This bumper kit creates a full width bumper with high clearance ends for superior protection off road and aggressive styling.

    Practical Performance. This front bumper kit includes an integrated winch mount ready to accept most winches on the market for impressive recovery and style. It includes factory style fog light cut outs to make use of your OE fog lights for the same reliable performance you're used to.

    Modular Design. The XHD Bumper System includes an array of modular bumper ends and accessories, allowing you to upgrade and change the look of the bumper to fit your needs at a later date. The included hoop over rider, bumper ends and D-ring mounts can be easily removed or replaced to change the entire look of your Jeep.

    Kit Contents. This bumper comes ready for installation and includes D-rings, high clearance bumper ends and a hoop over rider for intense protection and style. All components include the necessary hardware for a straight forward installation.

    Warranty. Rugged Ridge backs this bumper kit with a five year limited warranty to ensure quality craftsmanship and value.

    Application. This Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper Kit is designed for installation on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

    Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods. What is freight shipping? Your Answers are Right Here!.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 11540.52

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Winch Mount XHD Bumper Base
    • (1) Hoop Over Rider
    • (2) High Clearance Bumper Ends
    • (2) D-Rings
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
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        3 Top Rated Questions

        Has anyone mounted a license plate on this front bumper? I live in Colorado where the front bumper is required. I don't want to just stick my plate inside my front window. Thanks.

        Can the hoop bar be removed?

        • The hoop on this bumper can be removed with several bolts.

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        I have a 2015 Wrangler Sport. Will I need to relocate the vacuum pump to install this bumper?

        • You would need to relocate the vacuum pump on when installing the Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper Kit w/ High Clearance Bumper Ends (07-17 Wrangler JK) on any 2012 to current JK. However, they are a relatively inexpensive accessory that can be found here,

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          Customer Reviews (14) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          • Fit 4.692307 4.7
          • Appearance 4.692307 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.538462 4.5

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 28, 2019

            XHD Front bumper

            This bumper fits great, and looks awesome! It fills up the huge gap between the factory fenders and bumper perfectly. Just a great looking, and functioning, piece.....thanks!


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 20, 2019

            Rugged Ridge Front Bumper

            I installed this with basic tools myself. I used a Dremel to cut the old vacuum bracket off. A couple of things with relocating the vacuum; I would recommend cutting off a little more than 2 inches of the old bracket to make a bit more room for a socket behind the bumper on the install, and move the pump as far over as the supplied brackets will allow. I had to relocate mine because I didn't have it over far enough initially and the fog light housing was up against the vacuum preventing the bumper from going all the way back. The instructions and YouTube videos didn't make that clear. After that install was fairly easy. This bumper looks great especially paired with the rear full width bumper!


            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 30, 2019

            Tenn JK

            Ordered this bumper and a Smittybilt winch. Delivery was fast. Seems strong and dependable. Installation and fit was as advertised.


            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            January 14, 2019

            XHD Bumper

            Went together really easy. I will agree with others that the toughest part was relocating the vacuum pump. I definitely recommend putting it all together then installing on the vehicle. Took about 2 1/2 hours to install without impact sockets. Looks great!


            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            December 12, 2018

            Wrangler life

            I love the look it took me an afternoon to install but I save myself $175


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 14, 2018

            XHD Bumper

            Awsome bumper, easy to install by myself. Looks great and lines up nice with front fenders.


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 26, 2018

            Top quality bumper

            This bumper has the best fit and finish of all the ones I considered. However, the installation was a bit difficult because of the need to move the vacuum pump. The brackets provided to relocate the pump did not work. I had to fabricate my own.


            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            July 15, 2018

            Looks great!

            This bumper looks great! The fit is perfect and the bumper comes with a vacuum pump relocation bracket, so you don't need to purchase a separate relocation kit.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 07, 2017

            Bumper upgrade

            Had to relocate vacuum pump (brackets provided and sufficient hose existed) and cut a small piece of the the exsisting vacuum pump bracket to make way for the new bumper. If you are installing a winch, you definitely need to put that on the bumper before you put it on your Jeep. LOOKS GREAT! New tires next!!


            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 19, 2017

            Easy Install

            The bumper arrived on time and well protected in the package. No marks or scratches on the bumper. I installed it myself and it's the first piece of equipment I've installed. Very easy install, directions were easy to follow and well laid out. Looks great.


            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 30, 2017

            Great bumper

            Very easy to install and good quality bumper. Great value for your money. Really changes the look of the front end of my jeep.


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 03, 2016

            Great looking bumper

            Bumper looks awesome and fits awesome. Solid well made product. Had it professionally installed. Very heavy duty. Can't wait to put my winch on it.


            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 14, 2016

            2013 Wrangler Sport Bummers

            Was a little disappointed that we had to bolt the end pieces on ourselves. Not sure how I missed that information in the specs, but when the bummer came it took us a bit to bolt it all together. It looks nice but the seem on the one side did not match up completely, even though we tried to get them matched up. So it doesn't look smooth all the way across bummer.


            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 3/5

            April 11, 2016

            2015 Wrangler Unlimited

            Putting the bumper together was fairly easy. The high clearance bumper ends went on easy. The hoop over rider was a little more difficult. One bolt on both sides that went directly under the hoop was a challenge to get started and to tighten up. You have to relocate the vacuum pump just to install the bumper on 2012 and up Jeep Wranglers. You have to grind off the original bracket that is holding it off, they forgot to mention that. Doesn't come with another vacuum hose so you have to buy another one, it needs to be atleast 7-10 inches for a good position. Once that is done, it's easy to do the rest. Overall it was a pain having to modify the jeep for a bumper but it looks good.


            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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