Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper Kit with Stinger and Stubby Bumper Ends, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today, we are going to talk through the installation of this front bumper, which is a very simple one out of three wrenches. This is designed to bolt directly in place of your factory front bumper, so you can get this installed in about an hour, maybe a little bit more because there is a little bit of assembly to do. But we'll talk about the installation a little bit more in just a second. We're also gonna talk about the construction and a few of the features of this bumper.
This is a modular bumper kit, so it comes with your XHD modular front bumper base with the winch mount, and it also comes with a couple of accessories right in the box as a kit to put together. Now, there are a few different benefits to having a modular bumper. Obviously, you can customize this bumper. You can add the stinger, the ends, you could add the high-clearance ends or no ends, you could add a bumper hoop, you can change the stinger. You can do a lot of different things with a modular bumper to build a bumper that exactly fits your needs.
Now, the only drawback to a modular bumper is that, by the time you purchase the base and then the accessories you want to put on that base, these can be a little bit expensive. So, if you can find a bumper off-the-shelf that fits your needs, that looks how you want it to look, you can probably get away with the same number of features for a little bit less expensive. You are going to spend a little bit more on a modular bumper setup like this, but you are going to be able to get exactly what you want. So it really comes down to what you want on your Jeep and if you can find an off-the-shelf bumper that fits your needs.
As I said before, this bumper is a bunch of different pieces that Rugged Ridge puts together for you as one example of how you can build a modular bumper from Rugged Ridge. Now as I said before, this does have the XHD front bumper base with the winch mount. This base is also available without the winch mount if you decided not to run one. However, this does come ready to bolt a winch up to. You won't have to purchase any other accessories. This, of course, has your fair lead mount, it's drilled for a winch, it's ready to go, which is a really nice feature. This bumper base will also accept your factory fog lights, which is something I really like. You already have your factory fog lights, you're wired for it, the switch is there. Why not be able to use them? And in a lot of stubby bumpers, because there is a lot less real estate, there isn't a spot for your factory fog lights. But in this bumper, there is, and again, that's a feature I really like. Now, this kit also comes with the stinger attachment for your modular bumper base.
Now, the initial purpose of this stinger was so that, if you're coming down off of a very steep obstacle off-road and you start to roll over forward, the stinger will hit the ground and direct the Jeep to one side or the other, keeping you on the tires instead of rolling over. And if you were to roll over, the stinger was designed to be higher than the top of the hood to protect your radiator and your core support and support the weight of the vehicle. Most stingers these days aren't going to see that type of use. A lot of the time, people just like the look of a stinger, and there's nothing wrong with that. That's what this stinger is really about. It's certainly going to provide some protection to the front end of the Jeep, but if you are going to roll the Jeep over or put the full force of the vehicle on this stinger, I don't know that it's necessarily going to hold up. But it is going to give you some style. It is going to give you the look that a lot of you are after.
This stinger also has your D-ring mounts built right into it. It's all one piece. So you do have two D-ring mounts on ei
Off Road Ready.
Take on the fiercest trails with the Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper Kit. This kit includes stubby bumper ends for intense clearances and articulation, as well as a beefy stinger and heavy duty shackles to combat trail hazards and recovery situations.
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.
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 Stinger and bumper ends can be easily removed or replaced to change the entire look of your Jeep.
This bumper comes ready for installation and includes stubby bumper ends and a Stinger for intense protection and style. All components include the necessary hardware for a hassle free installation.
Rugged Ridge backs this bumper kit with a five year limited warranty to ensure quality craftsmanship and value. Some exclusions apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for specifics.Application.
This Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper Kit is designed for installation on 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Winch Mount XHD Bumper Base
- (2) Stubby Bumper Ends
- (1) Stinger
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17