JL Scout Series Rear Winch Bumper (Without 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.
With 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 spare tire/tire size.
We've designed this bumper with maximum coverage in mind. The wrap around features of this bumper have your Jeep's body tub covered 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:
- 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
Installation Instructions can be previewed here. These installation instructions show the bumper equipped with the tire carrier; the instructions are the same sans tire carrier installation and adjustments.
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!
This beast is both rugged and beautiful - Great looks and clearances for off-road use, and unmatched functionality with the rear winch mount. Install is straightforward and rock solid. If you, like me, enjoy getting yourself in trouble from time to time, this is the perfect addition to the "Oops, let's try a new line..." toolbelt!
I'm a fan of the OEM-esque looks and the build quality is immediately apparent. Literally one of the best investments I've made, other than the Jeep itself! If you think you might ever want to maybe consider needing to winch, you know, NOT forward, this is the bumper for you.
Why next venture?
parts inspired by the trail
Our team got into the game after rock crawling, wrenching, fabricating and being inspired to design and build parts for what we love to do: hit the trail.