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post #1 of 7 Old 08-03-2021, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Did anyone who ordered the steel bumper on their JL end up regretting it?

Iím still waiting out this crazy car market but seriously considering the Rubicon 4xe vs the turbo diesel (pros and cons for each I know).

I live at 6500 ft above sea level and the V6 just isnít an option for me.

There is a fair amount of deer and elk running into peopleís vehicles up here so I really think the factory steel bumper package would be a good ideaó not to mention the added protection they seem to confer for minor bumps and dings.

Curious to hear peopleís feedback who ordered them on their vehicles.


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post #2 of 7 Old 08-04-2021, 10:18 AM
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We just spec'd our a Rubi, and for $1,795 we found way better aftermarket options so we passed.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-04-2021, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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We just spec'd our a Rubi, and for $1,795 we found way better aftermarket options so we passed.

Thanks. I was wondering about that since Iím new to the jeep world (have a 4Runner trd pro).

Figured there would be some nice after market steel bumper packages out there


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post #4 of 7 Old 08-05-2021, 07:57 AM
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Happy with my OEM Steel Bumper on my Rubi. On my '09 I got an aftermarket bumper that started rusting and losing paint after 3 years despite it being "powder coated". The Jeep one is pricy but I dont have to mess with these issues.

Ive heard the rear steel bumper is a problem if you do serious offroading as it somehow is positioned to push up into the tire - never could quite understand how this would happen but its out there.

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Thanks. I was wondering about that since Iím new to the jeep world (have a 4Runner trd pro).

Figured there would be some nice after market steel bumper packages out there


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Don't go cheap on the aftermarket, you can get some nice quality bumpers that look way better. My buddy put front & rear DV 8 on his JKU 4 years ago and they are holding up perfectly. Another friend put Westins and they held up equally as well. He runs his Jeep pretty hard. Good luck.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-10-2021, 07:48 PM
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I have the OEM steel bumpers, but have not seen a good brush guard (deer guard) option for it.

The rear OEM bumper can bend in and hit the quarter panels on the corners if you drive it into a rock. I don't regret getting them.

It says winch ready, however it does not come with a winch plate kit which is about $250.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-14-2021, 07:58 AM
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No regrets here. Got it because of how the cleanly Warn winch mounts into it and like that I can pop the ends off to make the front bumper a shorty for rock crawling and put them back on easily. It's been durable so far.
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