For those of you who have been waiting patiently to buy a new LoD front and rear bumper for your Jeep JK Wrangler, I just got word that all the modifications they’ve been working on have been completed, jigs are now being built for mass production and that they still expect to have both available for sale and shipping by mid to late January.
Some of the modifications and additions you can expect to see on the new LoD JK front bumper include a shorter length that is closer to a stubby, holes cut out on the ends that’ll allow you to reuse the factory fog lights, a recessed winch plate that sits low and in between the frame rails, two D-Ring mounts and a beefy skidplate designed to protect the drag link and the Rubicon’s swaybar disconnect motor. Optional grill guard hoops of various designs are expected to be available by spring of 2007.
For the rear, LoD has added two D-Ring mounts and an integrated 2″ hitch receiver as standard equipment and they are also now offering a complete JK rear bumper tire carrier that comes standard with a Hi-Lift Jack mount. For those in need of carrying more gear and extra fuel, an optional trail rack and gas can mounts can be purchased as well. But, one of the coolest new features that LoD has added to their JK rear bumpers is a convenient large storage box that is located in the center of the bumper and accessed through a hinged lid on top.
FYI: LoD Jeep JK Wrangler Front and Rear Bumpers will be available for purchase at the 4x4xplor.com Store