This is the rig that brought round headlights and the classic looks of the CJ back to Jeep's flagship vehicle, and together for the first time with modern coil spring suspension on top of the irreplaceable off-road capabilities of front and rear solid axles.
Borrowing the "quadralink" suspension and AMC Inline 6 engine of the XJ, along with it's own rear coil suspension and a fully boxed ladder frame, this Jeep had true off-road grit with better on-road manners then any Wrangler or CJ before it. In 2002, a package that included upgraded axles with locking differentials, a 4:1 ratio transfer case, and rockers were unveiled in the TJ "Rubicon" for the first time as a 2003 year model.
Building on the success of the TJ Wrangler, the first Wrangler Unlimited was released as a late 2004 year model -- adding 10 inches of wheelbase and 15 inches of body in total for additional rear seat leg room and cargo space. Sometimes referred to as the "TJ Unlimited" or "TJL", the Jeep community has come to most commonly refer to this long wheelbase model as the "LJ."
For this reason, many Jeep TJ components will work on LJs, however some components are specific to each model and will not interchange.
Best looking HP44 truss on the market in my opinion. I had a HP44 truss from another company in the past and thought I would try out "the new guys" on this build. I was not disappointed! Great fit and looks great on my rig. Great work NVM!
Everything fits together very nice. Arrived very fast. Just wish it came with some stickers lol
Great fit and craftsmanship!
Bumper is super heavy duty. It should work for quite a while.
Casey and the crew were great to work with. Put the bumper on will call . Picked it up passing through on vacation without any trouble.
As far as I know I am running the prototype with the receiver hitch. All I can say is this bumper is all I could ask for and more! Dan made me a stout bumper that I can “tow” with. I needed a better alternative to the previous piece of tinfoil that I was running. Hauled my pop up trailer out to Florence Junction, 75 miles one way, 14 miles into Box Canyon, and out Ajax Mine trail (2.5-3 rated trail) without a hiccup!
Since then I have barely scraped the tightly formed edges, performed a handful of extractions and it hasn’t skipped a beat!
Highly recommended, fit like a glove and the welds were so nice it made me cringe to paint the thing!
I used to have a rear bumper and receiver hitch on the rear bumper along with two shackle lugs but I hit the rear bumper MANY TIMES coming down large steps on the Rubicon trail 3 years in a row. I just got back and the Jeep TJ hit once or twice only!!!!! Not only that but we had to use the bumper shackle lugs with an 8000 pound winch to pull my jeep that was pulling a 7000 pound Bronco up the last of Cadillac Hill. Thank God the bumper was bolted to the frame on both sides of the shackle lugs. A lesser attachment system would have bent an ordinary bumper. I also purchased a pair of the custom side brackets which fit perfectly. No drilling or reaming of any holes!!!the only difficulty somewhat was getting nuts and washers waaaaaay back up into position since my hand would not fit. But I used electrical tape to tape the nut to the end of my finger and all turned out well. This was a well-made steel bumper. I would highly advise picking up one for your TJ. Also I have a small lift and 33” tires on my rig so I needed the high clearance.
Very impressed with this bumper. Fit first time and when paired with the frame tie in kit was exactly what i was looking for. Also can not say enough about the service I received, including a response to an email on a weekend when they where away from the shop and a personal call to ask if i needed any faster shipping.
Fit like a glove, drilled 4 holes in my cross member and bolted right in. Nice low profile.
Extremely impressed with the bumper! Fits very well and gave me a ton of clearance on the back of Jeep. Plus it's made in the USA! Couldn't be happier