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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.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
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
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February 23, 2020
Rugged Ridge EHDRB
I was concerned about the installation of this bumper based on reviews. I installed the bumper by myself in 1.5 hours. If you follow the provided instructions, the installation is easy. The bumper lives up to it's name. Heavy duty and looks awesome!Helpful (0)
February 22, 2020
Great up grade
Was a nice upgrade nice fit easy install real good qualityHelpful (0)
January 25, 2020
I had ordered this bumper with the ￼ corresponding tire carrier and the holes did not want to match up. I contacted extreme terrain and they were vary helpful getting me a new one out to me. Unfortunately the new one didn’t work either. Not sure if it’s the bumper or it really isn’t meant for a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I was really looking forward to this bumper and tire carrier. ￼Helpful (1)
September 20, 2019
Nice finish, well manufactured . Was easy to install, well fitted and looks great.Helpful (1)
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.Helpful (1)
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.Helpful (5)
October 03, 2018
RR Rear Bumper
The bumper looks great and very happy with it! It gives my Jeep a new and sportier look.Helpful (5)
October 02, 2018
Nice looking Bumper, Easy to install. Can not beat a steel bumper.Helpful (5)
July 22, 2018
Love it! Made very well...easy to install. Looks sexy on my jeepHelpful (6)
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"Helpful (7)
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
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.
Where is this bumper made?
The Rugged Ridge Xtreme Heavy Duty Rear Bumper would be made in China.
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.
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?
Yes, the Rugged Ridge Xtreme Heavy Duty Rear Bumper should work with your 35" set up.
This bumper weighs just over 100lbs.
There will not be a safe place to connect a hi-lift on this bumper.
Hello, with the stock door tire mount this will fit up to a 33" tire. If you add the optional spare tire carrier to the bumper it can hold up to a 35" tire. I attached the link for the optional rear tire carrier here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-xhd-tire-carrier-jk-1154625.html
No, the XHD Gen II Tire Carrier is sold separately on item J101158. Please see the buy together option above to purchase both.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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