The Jeep Wrangler JK Stubby Bar has been developed for the off-roader who is after a winch platform all while maintaining maximum clearance for larger diameter tires. Generally vehicles that run larger tha 35 inch tires may rub the tire on the wings of a traditional style ARB Deluxe bar. The JK Stubby Bar eliminates this issue on the Jeep JK since the bar is only as wide as the vehicles grill panel.
The mounting holes did not line up with vehicle frame ends. I was only able to get four of eight bolts installed, but even those were difficult as they did not line up well. The other four mounting holes are so far off, they're not even close.
This is a winch capable bumper, but I can't trust to use it with my winch since it's held on by half of the mounting bolts. It is great looking, but not at all what I expected relative to install.
I also owned the same vehicle with a Warn stubby bumper and it mounted much easier, the bolt holes were at least close.
By Disappointed Owner
3.0Could Be an Amazing Product
I would give this a 5 if the install wasn’t so painful. An hour job took me over 4 hours because the bolt hole were misaligned so bad I had to drill out holes to get them to fit.
By Jon B
Install can be a little tricky. The factory bumper tolerates more slop than this rigid all steel bumper. You may need to open up the bolt holes, and repaint exposed metal. But not too hard to install with minimal tools. Good fit and finish, lightweight considering strength of construction. Looks a lot better than lower cost options in my opinion.
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