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Rugged Ridge Stubby Tube Front Bumper w/ Winch Plate - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Stubby Tubular Front Bumper
      • 3 Inch Round Steel Tubing
      • Textured Black Powder Coat Finish
      • Protects Front End
      • Integrated Winch Mount
      • Cut Outs for Stock Fog Lights
      • Weight: 64 lbs
      • Fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers


      Bumper Construction. This stubby tubular front bumper from Rugged Ridge is constructed out of 3 inch round steel tubing. The textured black powder coat finish and the interior pre-coat prevents rust from forming on any part of this bumper. The smooth welds contribute to this bumper's clean appearance. The ends are welded, so you won't have to worry about loosing plastic caps and getting dirt and mud inside the bumper tubes.

      Bumper Specs. This bumper protects your Wrangler's front end from off-road and on-road hazards. An integrated winch mount makes recovery options easy, so you won't have to worry about getting stranded while exploring the trails.

      Accessories & More. This bumper features cut outs so you can retain the use of your JK's stock fog lights.

      Application. This textured black Rugged Ridge Stubby Tube Front Bumper with Winch Plate is designed to fit on the 2007-2018 JK Wranglers.

      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

      MPN# 11561.12

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (10)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 10 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      • November 19, 2018

        5 2016 Wrangler - NicklausP Installation Time: Afternoon

        Easy to install

        Took maybe 2 hours to install without taking off the bumper, we have the rugged ridge tubular stubby bumper and was straight forward install!

        Helpful (5)
      • April 24, 2018

        4 2017 Wrangler - ChrisV Installation Time: Afternoon

        Pain to install but worth it.

        Had problems getting the bumper seated all the way. Some reviews said it didn't fit, RR blames it on the frame. There is some truth to that, but the bumper wasn't faultless. Between grinding down the frame so it would fit and taking a rubber mallet to the screws to align them correctly, I finally was able to get it on. All in all, it was worth the time. Looks great and adds a unique look to the jeep.

        Helpful (8)
      • March 27, 2018

        5 2017 Rubicon - JamesB Installation Time: Afternoon

        Very satisfied.

        Looks great on the Jeep. It really adds a unique look.

        Helpful (7)
      • August 12, 2017

        3 2016 Wrangler - OzarkOverlander Installation Time: Afternoon

        Doesn't fit.

        This is my first rugged ridge product. While the bumper looks well made, and has a great look. The bumper would not fit onto the stock bumper plates without me having to drill out the holes to make them fit. When I reached out to rugged ridge they said it was a manufacturing error by jeep and that the jeep plate was welded on Incorrectly at the jeep plant. Not sure who was right but the stock bumper fit on the frame fine, so I would have expected the same with the rugged ridge bumper.

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      • March 29, 2017

        5 2016 Wrangler - ThomasM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Stubby Bumper

        Fair fit with a great finish on the bumper. Had to enlarge 2 holes in the bumper mount plate no the Jeep to get all 8 holes lined up, other than that it was an easy install Looks great on the JK.

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      • September 23, 2016

        5 2015 Wrangler - BearTrap Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Best Buy

        Love the look and the installation is a breeze. Knocked it out in an hour or less and super happy with the out come. Looks just as good if not better than I imagined.

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      • April 15, 2016

        4 2008 Wrangler Unlimited - wilywolf Installation Time: Afternoon

        Overall, easy install and looks great.

        From start to finish, the install was pretty easy. I think the hardest part I had was getting the airdam out from underneath the original bumper. Also, once the winch plate is securely in, getting the bumper bolts to fit in securely into the bumper plate holes was tricky, but easily solved with a little strength and a rubber hammer. There was a dent that I noticed on the top of the bull bar and I'm not sure where it came from. However, I am pleased and now I just need to get the winch. A

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      • November 14, 2015

        5 2011 - DMT86 Installation Time: Afternoon

        a great look, good price

        Bumper arrived within a couple days and installed same day it arrived. The install was fairly easy in my opinion, but would have been alot easier with an extra set of hands and better lighting since it got dark pretty quick this time of year. Couldn't be happier with the bumper with the ease of install and reasonable price.

        Helpful (8)
      • August 21, 2015

        4 2009 - docfred Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        The paint seemed to chip real easy. Other than that easy to install. Looks pretty good. A lot better than the stock bumper.

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      • July 21, 2015

        5 2008 - NF60 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        easy install

        this product was very easy to install did not have to modify anything to mount it fit perfectly it had all the proper hardware, simple directions and it looked great when done.

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      Questions & Answers (5 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      How thick is the winch mounting plate? 1/4" or 1/8"? Cold rolled or hot rolled steel?

      • Unfortunately, Rugged Ridge has not made that information available, however we do know that this is meant to handle a 12,000 lb winch.

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      Can tow hooks be bolted/mounted onto the bumper?

      • The Rugged Ridge Stubby Tube Front Bumper w/ Winch Plate is not designed for tow hook installation, so that would be a custom modification that we would not be able to advise on.

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      Does this bumper install require relocating the stock vacuum pump?

      • Hello! Installing this bumper does not require relocation of the stock vacuum pump!

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      If I have a light cube fog light conversion kit (from rough country) that fits in the factory bumper, will it fit into this?

      • Hello, if the conversion kit you have fits in the factory bumper, then you shouldn't have any issues installing them on this bumper.

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      Does it matter what size winch with this bumper? Just wondering if this bumper can handle a 12,000 lb + winch?

      • Hello, yes, the Rugged Ridge Textured Black Stubby Tube Bumper w/ Winch Plate (07-17 Wrangler JK) can handle a 12,000 lb winch. We do have several to choose from, but one of our best sellers is the Barricade 12000lb Winch (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) and you can find it here:

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • Front Tube Bumper
      • Winch Plate
      • Hardware

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