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How to Install Rugged Ridge Tube Bumper Front, Stainless Steel on your 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK; 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

Tools Required
  • Basic Hand Tools Required
Extreme Terrain
Shop Parts in this Guide

1. Tube Bumper (1)
2. Right Bracket (1)
3. Push Fastener (4)
4. Left Bracket (1)
5. Cover Plate (1)
6. M3 Lock Nut (8)
7. M12 Washer (6)
8. M12 Lock Nut (8)

1. Disconnect fog lights. Remove 4 nuts per frame horn that hold the original front bumper to the vehicle.
Remove original bumper.

2. Install the original fog lights into the Center Section from the back (Figure 2a). Use the (8) M3 lock
nuts to secure them (Figure 2b).

3. Position Tube Bumper with the 12mm studs facing the vehicle. These studs go through the 8 holes
on the front of the frame rails. Place bumper onto vehicle and install 12mm washers and locknuts.
Install Brackets on lower outside studs, behind frame rail, as shown. Tighten Lock Nuts, ensuring
that the Brackets are not rotated out of vertical.

4. Position Cover Plate over the Tube Bumper (Figure 4a). Drop it over the frame rails (not shown
for clarity) and fasten in 4 places with supplied Push Fasteners. Re-use original fasteners on two
recessed areas closest to grille.

5. Tighten all hardware. Reconnect Fog Lights. Installation of the Bumper is now complete!

Note: This bumper is not intended to be used for vehicle recovery.

Congratulations on the purchase and installation of a quality Rugged Ridge product!