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Rugged Ridge Tubular Rear Bumper - Textured Black (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Rear Bumper
    • Constructed from Steel
    • Textured Black
    • Integrated Cut-Out to Accommodate Spare Tire and Body Filler Piece
    • Weight: 30 lbs
    • Fits All 2007-2018 Wrangler JK with Tires Up to 35 Inches

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge rear tubular bumper, available for all 2007 and up JKs. Today we're gonna talk through the installation of this bumper, which is a very simple one out of three wrenches because this is designed to bolt directly in place of that factory plastic rear bumper that's already on your JK. We're also going to talk about the construction and a few features of this bumper. There are a few different reasons to want to upgrade the factory rear bumper on your JK to an aftermarket one, and one of those reasons is aesthetics. You just want to change up the look of your Jeep, and that's really what a tubular bumper is all about. A tubular bumper like this one will offer a little bit more protection to the Jeep than the factory plastic bumper will, but you're not going to have a lot of other off-road ready features. This doesn't have recovery points, reverse lights, the opportunity to mount a spare tire rack on it. This is really just about the bumper that's going to change up the look of your Jeep. So whether you're looking to match a front tubular bumper, or you just want to change up the look of the rear of your Jeep, this is going to do that. Now, this bumper is slightly more expensive than other tubular bumpers of a similar design that are on the market, but something that sets this aside from some of those other ones is right here. This is a plastic frame cover piece that comes with this bumper and it really finishes off the look of the rear of the Jeep, in my opinion. Some of the other tubular bumpers on the market have the opportunity to purchase a frame cover separately. Some of those are metal, this one is plastic. But those are all additional costs. This gives you both pieces in one package, they're guaranteed to work together, and it's not that much more than the bumpers available without the front cover. As far as the construction goes, this is a tubular sealed bumper covered in a textured black powder coat finish. That textured black finish is a really nice option because a lot of other aftermarket Jeep parts are going to have the same finish, so they'll all match really well. You can certainly get a matching front tubular bumper from Rugged Ridge or a lot of other brands that will have a similar finish, and this will also match a lot of the factory plastic black accents that are on your Jeep right out of the factory. As I mentioned, not a ton of features on this bumper, especially ones that are geared toward off-roading, but this does have a few unique styling cues. One is on this side here, this is more of an angle cut or a baloney cut on the ends of the tubes. Just changes up the look of the Jeep a little bit, gives it a little bit more attitude than just having those straight cut. This does have a cutout here where the upper tube ends so that you can have a nice, large spare tire on that factory spare tire mount if you choose to do so, or on a [inaudible 00:02:45] carrier and mount that tire nice and low, without having the tire contact the bumper. So that is really nice. Another nice notch right here is for a factory or factory-style tow hitch so you can have your tow ready hitch so you can put your bumper on there and not have any clearance issues. And again, the biggest differentiating factor with this bumper over some of the other tube bumpers on the market is this body filler panel that comes right in the box, designed to bolt right on, and really gives the back of the Jeep a nice finished look. I mentioned before that the installation for this bumper is going to be a very simple one out of three wrenches. All you need to do is first remove your factory bumper by removing the two bolts in each frame rail, and the two bolts that are on the cross member, allowing you to just give that bumper a tug and completely release it from the Jeep. After that, you will first set your plastic body filler panel on top of the frame rails. Don't bolt it in place, just let it sit there for now. Then slide the bumper right into the frame rails with the brackets that are already welded right on the back. Those brackets have captured nuts that come pre-greased, so all you need to do from there is take the L-shaped brackets, sandwich them on the outside of the frame, and use the included hardware to tighten everything down. Now, at this point, you will want to leave that hardware a bit loose. You'll attach the bolts that hold the frame cover onto those outside brackets, and then because there is a little bit of adjustability in this bumper, you wanna make sure that it's level, straight, square, that you have clearance with everything, and it's sitting exactly where you want it. Then you can do the final torque and tighten down all the bolts. You should be able to get this bumper installed in about an hour without anything more than traditional hand tools. When you look at the cost of this bumper versus the quality that you're getting, I think this is a very fair price. This bumper is very well put together. It looks good. The finish on it is nice, but what really differentiates this one from the other ones, and I've said it before, is this body filler panel. I really like the look of the body filler panel on the Jeep. Yes, it's adding a plastic piece, but in my opinion, it just looks a lot more finished. So for the slight premium that you pay for this bumper over some of the other tubular bumpers on the market, I think it's worth it because this comes with all the pieces. So whether you're looking to match a front tubular bumper, or you're just looking to change up the look of the rear of your Jeep, but you don't have the need for a more expensive, heavier, off-road feature, heavy bumper, this is going to be a really nice option. A tubular bumper is generally more of a retro old school look, and if that's what you're after, this is a good option. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge rear tube bumper, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at

    Bumper Construction. This rear bumper is constructed out of high quality 3 inch tubular steel for reliable protection and aggressive looks. The textured black finish allows protection against road hazards and the elements.

    Bumper Specs. This bumper weighs in at 30 pounds and is designed to be a bolt-on replacement. It features rugged three inch tubing and allows drivers to keep their spare tire.

    Accessories & More. Rugged Ridge designed this bumper with a special cut-out to accommodate the spare rear tire on the back of your rig. In addition to the bumper, Rugged Ridge includes a UV treated plastic filler piece to eliminate the gap between the bumper and the body.

    Application. This bumper fits all 2007-2018 Wrangler JKs with tires up to 35 inches tall.

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

    What's in the Box
    • Rear Bumper
    • Filler Panel
    • Left Plate
    • Right Plate
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    • Weight: 30 lbs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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    Is this bumper actually rated for towing?


    • The Rugged Ridge Tubular Rear Bumper does not include a hitch, it allows reuses of your factory hitch on your Wrangler.


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    Will this bumper work with the Barricade Roof Rack I already have on my jeep? I have the rear mounts mounted to frame.


    • The Rugged Ridge Tubular Rear Bumper should not interfere with the Barricade Roof Rack.

      Rob D

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    Will this bumper allow me to retain the factory hitch and factory recovery hooks on my 2015 Rubicon Unlimited? Thanks


    • The Rugged Ridge Tubular Rear Bumper will work with your factory hitch but the factory frame mounted tow hook will need to be removed. The 2015 Rubicon has a different bumper setup than the standard base model Jeep so the hooks may be in different positions.


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    Will this fit with the Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit with 2 inch ball?


    • Hello, yes, this bumper will work with the Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit.


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    Customer Reviews (16) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.75 4.8
    • Appearance 4.8125 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.5 4.5

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 22, 2017

      Sharp addition

      Great product. Nice finish, no flaws made well. Great upgrade to any jeep


      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 18, 2017

      Nice Look

      Quality product with overall cool look. Instructions are not particularly helpful (as usual) but it eventually works out. I can now answer my own question above. I was able to retain my hitch but I lost my recovery hooks. This is because the hooks are mounted to a bracket inside each frame rail and these brackets prevent insertion of the new bumper into the frame rails. Disappointing but not a total no go for me


      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      April 21, 2017

      rear bumber

      The match is great, thanks for haven the items on sale


      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 19, 2017

      Excellent Product...

      Great choice....excellent pricing....coating is tough and durable....


      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 23, 2017

      sturdy bumper

      I like the look of the old school tube bumpers and this one looks great. like the rough textured look it has as well. everything fit great, nice and easy install.


      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 31, 2016

      Rugged Ridge Rear Tube Bumper, Textured Black (07-17 Wrangler JK)

      Looks Great!! The plastic cover pieces could be a little better material, but then again not sure what you would use.


      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 11, 2016

      Looks great!

      Great looking rear bumper. Came with all the necessary hardware. Had to use a jack to get the holes for the bolts to line up properly, but otherwise very straightforward and easy to install. Would order again...


      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 27, 2015

      Rugged Ridge Rear Tube Bumper

      I purchased this Jeep three years, my third one in 25 years. The product came well packaged with no defects, they are strong and solid. The directions were straight forward. Many have noted that they grinded or cut the trailer hitch bold to make them fit, I simply added a set of washers (one regular one locking) on the inside facing the muffler and there was not rubbing on the back bumper. The tubes have welded ends and the textured coating is far superior to bumpers I have added in the past. previous brands had a painted on coating that flaked and peeled within a few months. this far more durable. The textured coating matches the Rugged Ridge front bumper, Nerf-bar side steps and Smittybilt rocker rails that I installed as well. Pictured here with the follow modifications: - Rugged Ridge Tube Front Bumper, Textured Black - Rugged Ridge Rear Tube Bumper, Textured Black - Rugged Ridge Textured Black Side Armor Nerf Bars - Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Rails (OEM Style) - Black Textured - Rough Country 1.25 in. Body Lift w/o Shocks - Mammoth Boulder Beadlock Style Charcoal Wheel - 17x9 and Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ 33x12.5-17 - Rugged Ridge Hood Catches, Black Aluminum - Rugged Ridge Perforated Grille Insert in Black - Rugged Ridge Mirror Relocation Kit, Pair Includes Mirrors - Black


      Year: 2013

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 16, 2015

      One tough looking Jeep

      Love the new Rugged Ridge Bumper. It looks AWESOME and was easy to install.


      Year: 2014Sealy, TX

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2015

      Very good looking bumper

      Easy install and looks great when paired w/the front bumper.


      Year: 2011Independence, MO, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 17, 2015

      Great Bumper

      easy to read instructions. minimum tools labor. good investment and they look great


      Year: 2015Port Huron, MI, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 13, 2015

      Great addition

      Looks great, and I love the way it compliments my Rugged Ridge front tube bumper. Easy install....had to go to the local 4X4 shop to have the tow hook removed, but that was quick easy and free. Very satisfied.


      Year: 2012New Braunfels, TX, USA

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 26, 2015

      Great Bumper for the Price - Easy Install

      This bumper was a breeze to install. Looks great for what it cost. My only complaint would be the "optional" plastic cover piece, because it is plastic and I imagine it will need to be removed after a few years of wear and tear. I wish it were metal, but you can't really expect that for this price point. For plastic, it is pretty sturdy. All in all a very good bumper for the money. I'd recommend for someone looking to upgrade to this old school look on a budget.


      Year: 2007Zebulon, GA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 14, 2015

      Tough good looks

      Easy to accomplish in your driveway or garage . Perfect compliment to the front bumper .


      Year: 2014Bloomfield Hills Michigan

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      March 26, 2013

      Rock Solid

      looks great, solid as a rock and easy to clean and extreme terrain had the best price hands down! Rugged ridge also has rebates for up to 200 bucks and they give you a year to accumulate..


      Year: 2012Fairfield, CT, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 15, 2013

      Great Rear Tube Bumper

      The quality of this bumper is better than I had expected. It's perfect for jeeps w/an over-sized spare and and tow hitch. I did have to saw the hitch bolts back so that the bumper would fit flush. It added 15min to an easy installation.


      Year: 2007Fort Worth, TX, USA

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