The bumper is built great and looks even better. Pictures just don’t do it justice. I only have two complaints. Install is definitely a 2 man job and can be quite a pain to get the bolts and brackets to line up with almost no instructions outside of a small sticker stuck to the box. Shipping estimate times are way off. I ordered back in November with an estimated 6 weeks to ship, and received in March. Almost a full 16 weeks later. The team at Next Venture were very quick to respond any time I reached out.
Thank you for leaving us an honest review! I appreciate the kind words on pictures not doing it justice; I'll pass that on to our welding team because I know they hold some pride for how they assemble these and weld them. I see your complaints, and have to thank you for bringing them up. I apologize we didn't have better instructions, and I agree completely that 2 sets of hands are better then one when installing this bumper. Not because of the weight so much as the tight fit. We're really proud to offer something the wraps around the body and frame rail so tightly -- as something loose fitting won't offer the departure angle or the resistance to moving around on the frame when hit hard. I'll be passing that onto our CAD Design team to make sure it gets worked into an improved set of instructions. As for lead time, I apologize for us being way off. Black Friday/November sales last year were an order of magnitude larger then what we had seen the previous year. Thank you for being patient with us. I can honestly say we've doubled the size of our welding team since November in order to cut down on lead times. Appreciate the review in it's entirety and we'll definitely be using every bit of to improve the experience going forward. Would love to see some pictures of the bumper installed if you get a chance and want to send them our way! -Dan
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!
Picked the bumper up in person and got to meet a few of the guys here. They definitely live, eat, and breathe off-road! Got it installed super fast with no issues and love the look of it. I’ll definitely be a repeat customer and can’t wait for some more 2-door parts to come out!
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 :)
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.