JL Scout Series Rear Winch Bumper with Tire Carrier
If you want to lead the group and scout ahead, you'll want to be the utmost prepared for anything. Our Scout Series bumper is the Swiss army knife-life multi-tool and heavy-duty protection you've been looking for. If you find yourself in too deep of snow, or too craggy a canyon, the rear-mounted winch has you covered for pulling line backwards. It's not retreating -- it's just advancing the opposite direction so you can find a better way to push through. The ability to get back out of a situation can be indispensable. With the rear-facing winch, 2 additional recovery points, and the ability to mount a pair of rear-facing LEDs, this bumper has you ready for night recoveries too.
Looking to run larger than stock tires? This bumper has a swing arm dedicated to supporting the weight of your spare -- and will take the stress off of your JLs factory tailgate. The swingarm opens with your factory tailgate as well -- instead of using an additional latch. This preserves the convenient single step, one-handed opening and closing of your cargo area. With the raised position of the spare tire and aggressive angles on this winch bumper, we've designed this to retain as much departure angle as possible -- nearly identical to the factory departure angle in most scenarios depending on your tire size.
We've designed this bumper with maximum coverage in mind. The wrap-around features of this bumper cover your Jeep's body tub from rear wheel well to rear wheel well. This bumper is constructed from a combination of 3/8", 1/4" and 3/16" laser cut steel where appropriate to save some weight, but still give you the strength where it matters to support the weight of your rig.
This bumper is designed to work with the following:
- Up to a 38" Spare Tire
- A pair of S2 Baja Sport or Pro Flush Mount LEDS (pre production unit shown here with 3" Cubes)
- Warn M8000, Warn VR EVO 10/12, Warn RC9.0 or Smittybilt Gen2 9-12.5k Winch*
- Factory/Mopar JL 2" Receiver Hitch
*other similarly sized winches may work so long as they have a controller/solenoid box that can be remote mounted
The installation guide can be viewed by clicking here.
What's shown here currently is a pre-production unit and may have some slight cosmetic differences from production units; however, they are functionally the same.
Products are designed and fabricated to fit vehicles that have varying tolerances from the factory, minor hand fitting may be required.
Products are shipped bare metal unless otherwise specified by the customer. 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.
Projected lead times are estimates only, and are subject to changes due to production realities, including material and labor availability and sudden variability in order volume. Lead times are not guaranteed, but we do guarantee that we are hard at work trying to get the best product we can produce and into our customers’ hands as quickly as possible.
All Next Venture Motorsports products are laser cut, CNC formed, and hand-weld with pride in the USA. We are a Colorado-based business, and welcome visitors by appointment at our Grand Junction, CO headquarters. We hope to see you out there on the trail soon!
Replaced another name brand bumper with this to add the winch in the rear. This bumper AWESOME!!! I get complements on it all the time. I finished the bumper with Steel-It Black and mounted a Smittybilt gen2 12k winch on it. Made use of the light holes with some flush mount cubes wired up where the can come on in reverse or independently with a switch. The swing away carrier works so much better than the bumper I replaced. It also works with the factory rear vent flaps which the old bumper did not use either. This is a well designed layout and they did a great job of keeping it tucked as close to the body as possible. No problems with the factory hitch still in place. Well done Next Venture, I also added your spare mounted tag bracket to go with it. All the hardware for the tire carrier was name brand Timken bearings and seals. The adjustable rod end that connects the carrier to the tailgate is almost twice the size as the old one and feels much more secure when you close it. If you are looking for a heavy duty bumper that still keeps your parking sensors but adds a winch, lights, and a mount for your larger spare there is nothing else that compares on the market that I have found. Now I just need to talk them into building me a custom 8 lug bracket for the carrier when I finish my one ton swap!!!
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