JK Aluminum Front Bumper
Looking for our Rimrocker Series styling in a lightweight but stout package? We have modified our Rimrocker Series bumpers, by changing out nearly every component for a slightly thicker, however lighter weight aluminum component. Let us introduce our Featherweight Series!
This front bumper is laser cut, CNC formed, fabricated, and hand TIG welded with pride in the USA. Crafted from a combination of 1/4" and 3/16" Aluminum, along with 1" thick steel recovery points welded to a 1/4" thick steel inner winch tray, this rear bumper is both lightweight and stout-where-it-counts so that you can hit the hardcore trails with confidence!
This bumper can be run by itself, as an ultra-high clearance bumper, or configured with the lower front skid as shown. The lower front skid fully protects the Rubicon sway bar disconnect motor -- many on the market only appear to but leave the very bottom or back exposed.
*Photos may show product on JL Wrangler in some instances. JL and JK Front Bumpers vary slightly for winch tray mounting and skid plate mounting but are otherwise identical. CAD Renders shown are JK Specific images.
Question: Can I use this Front bumper with my factory front skid plate that came with my steel bumper package?
Answer: No. Due to the increased approach angle and clearance we were after, the bottom of this bumper sits much higher then the factory bumper and leaves a significant gap. The factory steel bumper package front skid that bolts to the bumper simply doesn't reach high enough to bolt in place.
Question: What does this bumper weight?
Answer: 42 lbs. The majority of this weight is found in the steel winch tray inside the bumper.
Question: Can I flat tow using the recovery points on this bumper?
Answer: Yes. The recovery points are machined to match the size of most tow bar pins -- thus eliminating the need to bolt-on adapters anywhere. The recovery points are connected directly to the frame via the steel winch tray and do not rely on the aluminum bumper body whatsoever -- the aluminum bumper body takes no load while towing.
Can I order this bumper Powder Coated?
Yes, however, the lead time can vary greatly depending on the choice of powder coat and other things in the queue. Please call us if you would like to order this bumper powder coated.
This bumper is shipped in a bare metal finish unless ordered otherwise. Bare metal products may have scratches or surface imperfections as a result of raw material handling, manufacturing, and fabrication. However, these imperfections are easily covered up with a textured powder coat finish. Additional finishing, sanding, and prep work may be required if you wish to also have them finished with a smooth powder coat or paint.
Great quality, much lighter than the heavy steel it replaced. Everything fit easily same as the skids. I went with the lower skid also.
The Featherweight Series Front aluminum bumper from NextVenture Motorsports is one of the best upgrades that I’ve done to my 2015 JK Rubicon ! The bumper was shipped in raw aluminum prepared for powder coat but the welds and the finish are so beautiful I’ve decided to protect them with a clear coat and leave them raw! The Jeep looks amazing with these super light, amazingly designed and high quality finished bumpers! Thank you NextVenture Motorsports !
Glad to have these guys in Grand Junction. Hope they stay for a long time. Great customer service from literally everyone in the company. When you walk everyone is smiling from ear to ear. Every person you meet is happy to see you. Took a tour and wow world class operation. Streamline system. Just like another of my favorite Crawlorado companies ORD I give this one two thumbs up and all my support.
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