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Rugged Ridge Tube Front Bumper - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Review & Installation Video

      I'm Ryan with, and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge front tube bumper fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This bumper is available on both the textured black finish you see here and also a stainless finish so you can really customize the look of your Jeep. This bumper is for those of you looking to swap out the front bumper on your JK either because it's damaged or just because you want a different look but you don't need the protection and additional features offered from an off road bumper. This tube bumper gives you that old school look that a lot of you guys are after without the additional cost and weight of an off road specific bumper. While this does offer a little more protection than your plastic factory bumper, it doesn't have a lot of those other off road specific features. This bumper doesn't have a winch mount or recovery points or mounts for additional off road lights. Although it does accept the factory fog lights, which is a nice feature. If you're looking for an off road bumper that has all those other features, I would suggest taking a look at one of the other bumpers on the website. But if you're looking for a stylish upgrade of your factory bumper that keeps both cost and weight down, this is a good option. This whole package weighs in at just 48 pounds even with the included frame cover. Installing a bumper on a JK is a pretty straightforward process. The first thing you'll need to do is remove your factory bumper and pop out those factory fog light housings. Those housings will get installed in this new bumper before installing the bumper back on the Jeep. This bumper includes eight studs on the back that will slide right into the factory frame horns, and everything gets bolted together with the hardware included in the kit. Once the bumper is bolted up, you'll be able to attach the included frame cover. The entire installation should take about two hours. You won't need any specialty tools, just some sockets, but some of the nuts are difficult to get to, so having a set of extensions and universals handy will make things easier. This bumper is priced fairly for what you get. It doesn't have a lot of the features of some of those off road specific bumpers, but if you're not going to be using that functionality, this is a good way to save a couple of dollars. If you're looking to change out the front bumper on your JK and you don't have the need for a lot of those off road specific features, this is a good bumper to take a look at. It offers that old school tubular bumper look all in a well-constructed lightweight package at an affordable price. That's my review of the Rugged Ridge front tube bumper fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at

      Product Information

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


      • Front Bumper
      • Constructed from Steel
      • Textured Black Powder Coat
      • Two Integrated Fog Light Openings for Optional Lighting 
      • Weight: 38 lbs
      • Fits All 2007-2018 Wrangler JKs


      Bumper Construction. Rugged Ridge's bumper is made of high quality steel construction and a rugged textured black finish. Each bumper has an E-coating that prevents rusting and pitting for the life of your JK. Every weld spot is smooth ground to eliminate rough edges that leads to rust and deterioration. 

      Bumper Specs. The bumper weights about 48 lbs and is built for tough love. Each bumper includes a durable powder coated finish and two locations to add and mount aftermarket lighting. 

      Accessories & More. This bumper gives drivers the option of installing a pair of fog lights to help illuminate the way. The design allows the lights to be out of the way and protected from hazards.

      Application. This Rugged Ridge bumper is compatible on all 2007-2018 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

      MPN# 11561.10

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (65)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 65 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      • January 17, 2020

        5 2016 Wrangler - tazfl

        Great Front Bumper

        Received my Rugged Ridge Tubular Front Bumper and was very pleased with it. It was very well packaged, everything was there, no missing hardware or anything. Very easy to install, took about 2.5 hours total. I love the look. I was wanting that old school look and this gives it to you. Quality is very good as far as welds, coating, fit. Well worth the money in my opinion.

        Helpful (1)
      • October 15, 2019

        5 2010 Wrangler - SeanHalloran Installation Time: Shop Install

        Love how this looks on my JKU Sahara

        This looks amazing on my JKU. Easy install and amazing look. Quality seems great. Very clean visually

        Helpful (0)
      • August 16, 2019

        5 2009 Wrangler - CTJeepDad Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great modification

        Put this on a used 2008 Jeep Wrangler we purchased. Original mod bumper had years of damage from off road, corroded and dented. Put this bumper on and the Jeep looked practically new. Also changed back b umper (matching style). Looks awesome.

        Helpful (1)
      • July 09, 2019

        5 2015 Wrangler - BethanyN Installation Time: Afternoon

        Easy to install and looks awesome.

        Solid, easy to install w just 8 bolts. Took about 2.5hrs. Looks awesome and maintains use of the factory fog lights. My girl is my daily driver, and although she sees a lot of dirt roads in back country, I don't take her anywhere too crazy. If you don't need a winch, this is a great choice.

        Helpful (1)
      • June 14, 2019

        5 2012 Wrangler - BillyD Installation Time: Afternoon

        Matching front face . . .

        Finally finished installing this front bumper, and I love it! It has that old school Jeep look, and I'm not going to be rock climbing any time soon, so this is a perfect bumper for me. That said, the printed instructions suck!. hard to see detail in the diagrams, and several steps they don't bother to tell you about. My biggest challenge was getting the old bumper off. Not as simple as disconnect fog lights and take off the bolts. Once I got the old one off, putting the new one on was a breeze. Not thrilled about the plastic piece, but the same product in metal would be a bear to install. I love this bumper, and the matching rear bumper.

        Helpful (1)
      • June 05, 2019

        5 2016 Wrangler - 1HappyToad Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great for Blue Ox tow plate.

        Awesome bumper. Just installed front and back and looks fantastic. Works great with Blue Ox base late for towing behind motor home. Just enough clearance. Cover plates really hide the mess, including the blue ox cables. Easy to install.

        Helpful (0)
      • May 21, 2019

        5 2016 Wrangler - Chris Installation Time: Afternoon

        Nice Fit, great looks!

        Bumper install was very straightforward, old bumper came off, new one went on. The instructions were not very helpful but it was also a very simple install so instructions weren't really necessary. Looks great on the jeep, I love the look.

        Helpful (2)
      • May 16, 2019

        5 2014 Wrangler - WilliamG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Looks GREAT with my angry bird grille. Hardest part was taking factory grille off. One nut was in the corner

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      • April 15, 2019

        5 2017 Wrangler - JoshB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Front bumper thing.

        These are actually wicked cool. Install was a piece of cake. And a bonus - after I tore off the stock bumper I didn't really have a good place to put the thing, but my neighbor asked if he could have it because his wife had just scratched the heck out of her jeep bumper that SAME DAY. How cool is that?

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      • April 11, 2019

        5 2014 Wrangler - Russ Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Love this bumper. Looks great and great price!

        Love how this looks on my JK. It was easy to install and allows for the factory fog lamps to be easily swapped in. Great price and fast shipping were icing on the cake!

        Helpful (1)

      Questions & Answers (15 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      What are my options to mount the license plate in between the fog lights? I'd like to avoid drilling in the bumper. I just received the bumper and using the bracket (Item J14553 MPN# 11503.80) doesnt look like it's going to work for where I want to mount it. Any suggestions?

      • Hello, bracket Item J14553 would be the best way to mount the License Plate on that bumper.

      Helpful (4)

      Can you use the existing jeep fog lights in the light openings?

      • Yes, factory fog lights can be used in these openings.

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      would this bumper interfere with a blue ox base plate

      • Unfortunately the Rugged Ridge Tube Front Bumper, Textured Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) has not been test fitted with a blue ox base plate.

      Helpful (1)

      Does this bumper have any bracket tabs to mount extra lights?

      • This bumper does not include mounting tabes to install extra lights but you can mount brackets for tubular bars.

      Helpful (0)

      Is this a 4” tube bumper? Looking to mount light brackets.

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      Is there a light bar that will easily mount to the RR Tube Front Bumper? Something actually designed to work with this specific bumper. 1 answer
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      I understand this bumper is not rated for recovery. But is there a way to add recovery hooks bought seperatly? 1 answer
      Does the install remove or keep the factory tow hooks? 1 answer
      Do you have to retain any screws from the factory bumper? 1 answer
      Will 35 inch tires with 18x9 inch rims be able to clear this bumper on a full turn? 1 answer
      Is this bumper (or the matching rear one) rated for recovering? 1 answer
      Is the cover plate metal or plastic? 1 answer
      can a winch be used with this bumper 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • Tube Bumper
      • Right Bracket
      • Left Bracket
      • Cover Plate
      • Hardware

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