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How to Install Rugged Ridge Tubular Rear Bumper on your 1987-2006 Wrangler

Tools Required
  • Basic Hand Tools Required
Extreme Terrain
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Please read these instructions completely before attempting to install this bumper.

Step 1: Attach the bumper brackets to the bumper using the supplied bolts, nuts and washers. Do not tighten at this time.

Step 2: Place the bumper and brackets up to the rear crossmember. A second person maybe needed to help hold the bumper in place.

Step 3: Align the bumper left to right as needed. Mark the holes that will best fit your application and set the bumper and brackets aside.

Step 4: Using a center punch and hammer, mark each hole. This will keep the drill bit from “walking”. Using a 1/2 “ drill bit, drill the marked holes.
Caution: Be sure to check behind the crossmember for anything that may be damaged while drilling.

Step 5: To prevent rust, apply a coat of rust preventative paint to the newly drilled holes. Install the bumper and brackets with the included bolts, nuts and washers.

Step 6: Align the bumper as needed. Tighten all bolts and nuts when proper alignment has been achieved.

WARNING: THE HITCH ON THIS BUMPER IS NOT TOW RATED AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR TOWING. IT CAN BE USED FOR HITCH MOUNTED ACCESSORIES NOT WEIGHING MORE THAN 200LBS.