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Rugged Ridge Xtreme Heavy Duty Rear Bumper - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Heavy-Duty Steel Construction
    • E-Coated Powder Coat Finish for Durability
    • Includes Necessary Installation Hardware
    • Comes with D-Rings for Easy Attachment
    • Weight: 108 lbs
    • Perfectly Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Xtreme Heavy Duty Rear Bumper, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs.Today, I'm gonna tell you about the construction, the features and the installation of this bumper. This bumper is for those of you who are looking to swap your factory rear bumper with one that's going to provide a lot more protection to the back end of your Jeep. This bumper also has some additional features, the option to add a tire carrier and some recovery points that make it a really nice bumper for off-roading and for on-road driving. This is a steel bumper that's covered in E-coating and a textured black powder coat finish. That finish makes it look good but it'll also match a lot of the factory plastic black accents on the JK and a lot of other aftermarket accessories.One thing I really like about this bumper is that it's full width and it wraps around to the sides, so this is going to give you protection on road and off road from not only the back of the jeep but also from the sides. The bumper has a nice deep cutout in the center, so if you are running a larger than factory spare in your factory spare tire mounting location, you'll have some additional clearance when you open and close the tailgate to keep that tire from hitting the bumper. If you have a much larger spare tire and you're looking for a bumper-mounted spare tire carrier, you have an option with this as well. You can purchase the Rugged Ridge Tire Carrier and it'll bolt right onto this bumper without the need to drill or cut anything. As you can see, the bumper also has a couple of D-ring mounts which are really nice for recoveries, and also a small notch in the center here which will allow you to run a factory tow-rated hitch with the bumper in place.Getting this bumper mounted up on your Jeep is a pretty simple process. The first step is to remove your factory bumper by removing the two bolts in each frame rail and the two bolts across the rear center crossmember. You'll wanna hang onto to those bolts because you are going to use them in installing this bumper. You know, this bumper does come out of the box preassembled, and we had some luck simply sliding the brackets into the frame rail attached to the bumper and bolting everything up. However, the manufacturer does suggest that you remove the bolts from the bumper, and taking the brackets and the D-ring mounts off. Once you have those brackets removed, you can slide them into the frame rails, attach them with that factory hardware, and finally, bolt the bumper onto the newly installed brackets using the eight bolts that are also your D-ring mounts.The whole installation process should take you right around an hour and you won't need any specialty tools, but if you have a good set of air tools, it'll definitely speed the process along. The bumper is a little bit heavy, and of course, with being full width like this, it's a little cumbersome to move around, so having an extra set of hands will also help out.Overall, I would say that this bumper is really solidly built and I think you do get a lot of value for what you pay, especially because the bumper is a wraparound style bumper and there's a little bit more material here than there are on some other off-road bumpers. However, any way you slice it, this bumper is expensive, especially by the time you add a tire carrier onto it. You can get some other tire carrier and bumper combinations on the market for less than this bumper alone costs, let alone adding the carrier. So it really comes down to what you need and what your budget is. So if you're looking for an aftermarket rear bumper that's going to add a bunch of protection to the back of your Jeep and a couple of additional features, I would recommend taking a look at this bumper assuming you have the budget for it.So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Xtreme Heavy Duty Rear Bumper fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Construction. The Rugged Ridge Xtreme Heavy Duty Rear Bumper is constructed from heavy duty steel and features an E-coated powder coat finish for added strength. The special inner mounting plate makes it great for off-road use.

    Installation. It comes complete with a rear HD bumper, a left bracket, a right bracket, nine 12mm washer and bolt, six plugs, and a nut plate. With the included hardware, this jeep wrangler JK bumper can be installed in no time.

    D-ring Attachments. The sturdy D-rings included in this heavy duty rear bumper system allow you to easily add attachments.

    Compatibility. This rear bumper system is compatible with 2007-2018 models of Jeep Wrangler.

    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 Details

    MPN# 11546.20

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    What's in the Box
    • Rear HD Bumper
    • Left Mounting Bracket
    • Right Mounting Bracket
    • D-Rings
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    • Weight: 108 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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        Questions & Answers (9)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        The photos show a receiver hitch point All the photos, including the customer photos show a receiver hitch point on the rear bumper. Many other sites do not show this bumper with one. Does it come with it or not?

        • no the bumper does not come with a receiver hitch the one shown in the pictures is the stock hitch which this bumper has a cutout for hope this helps

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        Where is this bumper made?

        • The Rugged Ridge Xtreme Heavy Duty Rear Bumper would be made in China.

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        Can you lift your jeep with a hi-lift jack off this bumper?

        • There will not be a safe place to connect a hi-lift on this bumper.

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        Is his bumper rated for towing?

        • The bumper does not include a receiver hitch, however, it has a cut out that can accommodate for the factory hitch. The bumper itself would not have a tow rating.   

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        How close is the color and texture of the coating on this bumper compared to the red rock bumpers? Thanks

        • Powder coats can be different per batch but in general when comparing the Rugged Ridge Xtreme Heavy Duty Rear Bumper to the RedRock bumpers the powder coat on the Rugged Ridge will be a little smoother and have more of a shine when compared.

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        4 More Questions
        I currently have a door mounted tire carrier with a 35" tire. Will this Bumper fit my 2018 JK using the same door mounted tire carrier that I have in place? 1 answer
        Does this bumper allow any more room for a larger spare tire when using the standard door mount? 33", 34", or even 35" tires? 1 answer
        Does this bumper come with the xhd tire carrier? 1 answer
        What about de weight of this bumper? 2 answers

          Customer Reviews (30) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Fit 4.566667 4.6
          • Appearance 4.866667 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.1 4.1



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 20, 2019

            Rear bumper

            Nice finish, well manufactured . Was easy to install, well fitted and looks great.

            Gonzalolebron

            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 08, 2019

            Couldn’t be happier

            Very well crafted, installation was a breeze even for someone like me who is not mechanically inclined at all.

            nuniowutang

            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 10, 2018

            Rugged Ridge X-HD rear bumper.

            Good looking bumper. All the hardware was attached to the bumper. So when installing, had to remove the mounting brackets and D-rings. No biggie. Only took a few minutes to remove the hardware. At least I knew all the parts were there. The holes in the bumper for the bolts to go through and attach it to the mounting brackets were a little off, but overall, easy to install.

            JohnS

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            October 03, 2018

            RR Rear Bumper

            The bumper looks great and very happy with it! It gives my Jeep a new and sportier look.

            BillL

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 02, 2018

            Solid Bumper

            Nice looking Bumper, Easy to install. Can not beat a steel bumper.

            MikeS

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            July 22, 2018

            Perfect!

            Love it! Made very well...easy to install. Looks sexy on my jeep

            Laurie

            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 22, 2018

            Nice rear end

            It took me several weeks to decide if I had the time to install. Had I known how easy it was it would have been in place the first day it was received. It was missing one of the rubber bolt hole covers but other than that it"installed without a hitch"

            Huskerone

            Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 07, 2018

            Great Bumper

            perfect fit, looks great and easy to install. Can't wait to get the Front Bumper

            JeffM

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 23, 2018

            Great looking bumper

            This bump was so easy to install and is a lot stronger then other bumpers on the market

            ScottG

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            February 03, 2018

            Heavy duty, sweet looking bumper

            Bumper looks great, received bumper assembled but one of the bolts was about 1/2 inch unscrewed, no big deal. Took stock bumper off, mounted hardware then put bumper on, leaving bolts loose per instructions. When I tighten everything up ( by hand with ratchet ) all was going well until I tightened ( you guessed it ) the bolt that wasn’t all the way screwed in when I got it, as I was tightening I felt a slight pop and the nut was stripped...darn it, tried a different bolt, same thing......I tightened every other bolt without issue....I’m sure it will be fine with all the other bolts tight but it is aggravating. I used some JB weld, and put the bolt in as tight as I could before it hit the bad spot and it seems ok. Bumper looks great and fits great, I wish you could jack the vehicle up off it but all in all a great bumper. Would have given 5 stars except for that one bolt.....

            JimP

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 19, 2018

            You should know...

            I just installed mine on a 2015 Rubi. The stock bumper weighs 23 lbs. The Rugged Ridge XHD is 94 lbs. After considering hardware and the removal of the stock tow hook, the net increase in weight is 70.6 lbs. That dropped the rear of my jeep 3/8". The quality is better than the modular front bumper from RR. Overall, it is a bit high priced even on sale but if you like the look as I did, you gotta do what you gotta do.

            MikeM

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            October 19, 2017

            Tough Install

            The bumper arrived on time and in excellent condition. The bumper arrived completely put together and I had just installed the matching front bumper and attempted to install the rear bumper. I couldn't get the frame crossbeam hooks over the crossbeam, I tried several times as it was a snug fit to the frame and tough to maneuver. I ended up taking it to a specialty shop and they completed the install in 1 1/2 hrs. I didn't plan on that expense and that is the only reason for the 3 star fit and bang for you buck rating. Very happy with the bumper and the look it gives my JK.

            BillB

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 28, 2017

            Gorgeous rear bumper... solid!

            Rear Bumper: Much sturdier than the stock plastic bumper that comes out of the factory and fairly easy to install. The installation instructions are very straightforward. The only issue is getting all of the holes to line up between the mounts and the bumper itself, but if you carefully read the instructions it says to keep the mounts loose when attaching the bumper. If left loose, the bumper just takes a little bit of wiggling around and you'll be able to get everything bolted on and tightened up easily.

            Will

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 23, 2017

            Great bumper

            Great product, very durable. Very simple to put on, directions were a bit blurry but just watched the video on the site and got it on in no time.

            Kylef

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 13, 2017

            Looks good

            I'm giving this bumper 4 stars because if I ever want to add the spare tire carrier it will never fit due to bolt holes being off by 1/2in. No matter how much movement or adjusting the holes never lined up. The bumper looks great though and has plenty of protection. Extreme Terrain had this to my door step 3 days after ordering.

            Christopher

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 13, 2017

            Great bumper!

            Installation was not bad. If you will have a newer JK, expect extra hardware. The tire carrier is more complex and I did them both in an afternoon. Two people make handling the bumper much easier. I recommend it for the heavy parts of the installation. It is doable alone, but much easier with an extra set of hands.

            Shoe

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 26, 2017

            Upgraded

            Great bumper, added protection and looks great. Easy to install only took a few hours

            BryonJ

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            April 08, 2017

            I like it!

            Packaged was beat up but contents were well protected. No scratches or dings (box was trashed bad) wanted another brand for my build but was not going to work with my cargo rack mounts, so I chose this one. I wanted the side protection to match up to the factory fender flares. Install was not difficult and as long as you leave all the bolts loose (as per the instructions), everything lined up. One great note, I wanted to match the back D-Ring mounts with the front and they do indeed line up! (I did not want mismatched D-rings thus having to paint the ones that came with the bumper). Install time for just myself with basic hand tools was just under two hours (this included stock bumper and mud flap mount removal, and disassembly of the lower part of my cargo rack). I only have two real issues with this product, hence the four stars. 1) Price. It was about $200 more than the one I would have originally gotten that had a lot more features I wanted. 2) Fit. It doesn't run completely flush with the factory flares like my front bumper from the same company. This could be that my cargo rack mounting brackets sit directly on top of it, possibly negating it sitting flush. Overall, I am happy with this product and am actually glad my bumpers match completely.

            RobertS

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 03, 2016

            Great product

            Great bumper. Very solid and looks awesome. Was a bit pricey but is a good quality ptoduct. Fit was a little tight has to do some manouvering took 2 mechanics an hour n half to install.

            TBill

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 20, 2016

            Awesome bumper

            Looks great, pretty easy to install, but it covers full width of your jk and adds a ton of style and safety

            Jakepaps7

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

            Helpful (8)