2018+ Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
The 4th Generation Jeep Wrangler was introduced as a 2018 model, available as a 2 Door (Wrangler/JL) or 4 Door (Wrangler Unlimited/JLU) and has proved to be as big a hit as any of it's predecessors both on and off the trail immediately. Originally offered with 3.6 and 2.0 turbo gasoline engine options, the choices have grown to include the 3.0 EcoDiesel. Electric Vehicle and 392 Hemi Prototype mules from Jeep have been observed which tells us the aftermarket and even Jeep are continuing to invest in this already versatile platform.
First of all, these skids look amazing on my 2018 JLUR. I was able to install the skids with no problems and they fit perfect, nice and tight!!! Will be getting them on the trails this summer. Nice work Next Venture Motor sports!!
Product is a GREAT design, very well made, and most important fits perfectly on my 2019 Jeep Rubicon JLU.
I can tell a lot of RD went into this skid plate. The quality, great customer service and American Made.
Amazing Rear Diff Skid. Installed the RDS on a Friday. Tested it on Saturday. The RDS took a beating and performed flawlessly. A little rattle can and it will be as good as new.
Got only 1 set of new bolts with my order of front and rear covers and skid.
Your supplied bolts seems a little short for use though skid and cover. I bought 6 new ones 5mm longer. Not. Big fan of rivnuts. Would like to see rivnut plates go away and just use weld nuts directly on the skid.
Great Products, and even better customer service from Dan
It’s been almost exactly a year since I installed this bumper on my 2019 JLUR and it’s still one of my all time favorite add ons. I’ve slammed it on rocks and have been recovered and recovered others with the attachment points with out issue. The powder coat still looks new (unlike my stock steel front bumper) and it allowed me to retain my stock tow hitch. Only suggestion I’d make is adding a couple decals to the kit (yeah I’m a sticker guy). Now it’s time to finally replace my stock front steel bumper with a NextVenture one.
This skid plate is thick!!! The design, welds and powder coating is top notch. If you off-road, protect that differential cover and drain plug. I foresee this skid lasting the life of my Jeep.
Well built, great company. Cant wait for more products. Recommend to all Jeep JL owners.
Top notch, solidly built! There is a reason we ran both the front and rear covers from Next Venture at SEMA this year.... the product is exactly what we needed. Bullet proof for the trails.
I bought front and rear covers. Very solid and great welding. Easy to install if you can reach all the upper bolts. The sway bar and other cross beams get in the way. Great drain plug and reused existing gasket. They look sharp! No leaks. Also the price was much lower than others. Package was well protected and arrived in 2-3 days. They came with bolts that have interior hex of 5/16 I think. The drain plug takes a 1/4 ? hex ball. I picked up a ball set at Harbor freight for $7 so no issue. The top bolts do not fit with space so I used the original screws in the tight places and they are fine. 5 star stuff!
[Note from Next Venture: Current Hardware is Metric; 6mm and 8mm respectively. Top bolts may require drooping of the suspension on stock height vehicles. Thank you for the review!]
Great diff cover. Well built. Great guys, my wife picked up my parts and they loaded them into her car for her, I look forward to doing business with them again in the future.
Super easy swap from stock, this thing looks bullet proof!! Perfect fit! Well done.
The idea alone makes it a great product. It also works with the ARB air chuck fitting (I didn't want to convert my hoses to another style). I used a brass reducer on each end of their fitting (one for the ARB and one for a brass push lock air hose barn) I did use a zip tie to pull the gas filler a little to the rear to clear the wider ARB fitting. Be sure to use anti-seize on the stainless threads, I had one gall up on me. It's cool that it's hidden and stealth.
(The missing bolt in the pic is the one that froze up on me, I don't have a pic after I replaced it)
Perfect part and perfect customer service!
Got the powder coated one. Looks great, very sturdy and secure, and was easy to mount. Realized you only need two of the four bolts to secure the plate holder to the mounting bracket. You’ll find it’s almost impossible to get to the inner bolt points next to the spare wheel, but you don’t need to use them.
Works great and good design
It's well made, and the finish was flawless.
Exactly what I needed.
Awesome high clearance and heavy duty bumper! Finally ditched my stock one and ready to beat this one up on the trails. It is very well made and looks to be very strong. Looks pretty rad too! The first of many Next Venture parts I’ll be adding to my JL :)
The fit is perfect, very well designed. Super easy install. My only complaint was the lead time. At the time of my purchase the website quoted 3-5 weeks but was right about 7 weeks before it shipped. Given the current supply issues for pretty much everything I don’t blame Next Venture.
Next Venture Motorsports created an astonishing rear bumper for their aluminium Featherweight Series.
This bumper hit all the marks for me;
-The design is cosmetically pleasing and flows well with the shape and curves of the Jeep making it look like it was supposed to be there, a definite plus.
-With the bumper made out if aluminum along side with some smart fabrication methods, it equates to it being extreamly lightweight yet super strong. A great balance of what I was in need of.
-Having the aluminum is a very good choice as well for anyone dealing with snow and salt such as I do. I am looking forward to not having to worry about touching up the metal every time I bump or scrape the powdercoat.
-There are two extreamly secure recovery points for use with shackles, this is definitely a huge necessity for anyone utilizing their vehicle offroad and may encounter a situation where they are needed.
-Mounting this bumper was quite a task which would be my only complaint, some of the install bolts are very hard to get to and the reinforcement plates are a bit of a pain to hold in place and get started...however... there is good reason behind this bumper being trickier to install then others. This bumper mounts so close to the Jeep that it greatly improves departure angles and clearence. Although it can be a trick to get it all lined up and all the bolts in, it is well worth the time and effort to have such a quality bumper. Key bit of advice is to leave ALL the bolts loose before tightening any of them down.
Overall, a truly impressive bumper. I know that the rear or my Jeep is now well protected and I have the ability to recover or be recovered if need be. Lightweight, strong, clean looks... what more could you ask for in a rear bumper? I am definitely a happy customer and am very pleased that this is the rear bumper that went onto my Jeep!