What You Will Need
• 18,19mm Socket & Wrench
• 9/16,5/8,3/4″ Socket & Wrench
• 3″,6″ Ratchet Extension
• Phillips Screwdriver
• Flathead Screwdriver
• Small Pry Bar
• Needle Nose Pliers
• 14 Guage Wire – Black
• 14 Guage Wire – Red
• Solderless Connectors
• Solderless Connector Pliers
• Electrical Tape
What You Will Get
(1) Shrockworks Mid-Width
Front Bumper (1) Winch Plate
(1) Skid Plate
(1) Winch Cover Plate (Optional)
(2) 3/8″x1-1/2″ Bolts
(6) 3/8″x1″ Bolts
(4) 3/8″ Fender Washers
(8) 3/8″ Flat Washers
(8) 3/8″ Nuts
(10) 1/2″x1-1/4″ Bolts
(10) 1/2″ SAE Washers
(10) 1/2″ Flange Nuts
From the Manufacturer
• The main body of the bumper is constructed of high strength 3/16″ steel plate, laser cut, CNC formed and meticulously welded and finished by skilled craftsman in the USA!. Compare our standard features to the competition!
• A removable 3/16″ steel SKID PLATE that wraps underneath is included! This skid plate wraps far enough under that it will also protect the sway bar disconnect motor found on all JK Rubicon’s and some other 2007 + Jeep JK ‘s. Since the skid is removable, it can be easily replaced if damaged. That’s not likely to happen though. The skid is formed specifically for strength. The edges are bent up on the sides. It has welded gussets on the back side, and it’s made from the same high-tensile 3/16″ steel plate as the bumper itself. This is probably the most damage-prone area on a Jeep. Many bumpers have a flimsy flat piece of flat plate in this area. One good hit there, and the whole bumper is bent & toast. Others charge you extra for a skid plate. We consider it a necessity and include it as a std. feature.
• Massive 1″ thick plate steel Shackle / Recovery points are included as a std feature. These tabs are are welded front & back, and they are designed in such a way that even if the welds were to fail, the recovery points themselves are still held in the bumper (see CAD pic on right).
• Winch mount plate included. There is nothing else needed to mount a winch. Just bolt it on and go! Accommodates most winches up to 9500 lbs, including hard to fit winches like the new Warn Powerplant HP winch.
• Lighting options. Built-in light tabs on top of the bumper for aftermarket driving or fog lights. Recessed light mounts in the front face of the bumper accept the factory fog light or PIAA 510 4″ lights, either the driving or fog version. If you already have the stock lights, select none in the options. If you don’t have the stock fog lights, we recommend buying the PIAA lights. They are much higher quality that the stock fog lights and cheaper too.
• Optional winch opening cover for a clean look w/o a winch. This plate will also accommodate an additional set of off-road lights on top of the bumper. A license plate will cover the fairlead opening. (coming soon).
• Available with your choice of no top tubing ora a low profile winch height hoop (as seen in the pics here).
• Finish options are: bare steel, semi-gloss black powder coat, and a semi-matt finish textured black powder coat. The pics here are of the Textured Black.
Winch compatability: All of the winches listed on our www site will fit. MOST winches b/t 8000 & 9500 will fit. Known exceptions: Warn 8275, Superwinch EP & EPi, any worm gear style winch (these are typically industrial winches such as the ramsey RE 12000 and look very different from normal winches) The Tmax short-drum comp winch and the Warn 9.0RC will require re-drilling some holes. The Ramsey short-drum comp winch will bolt up w/o any mods.
• 3/16″ plate steel bumper & skid plate
• 1″ thick steel recovery points.
• 2.5″x.120″ high strength tubing
• Weight: 96 lbs
• All new hardware included
• Bolt on, no drilling or cutting. • Proudly made in the USA!
Fits the new 2007+ Jeep JK Wrangler, 4 door Unlimited & 2 door. Rubicon, Sahara and X models.
• All ShrockWorks bumpers are made to order to your specifications, so please allow 3-4 weeks for you bumper to be made for you.
• Made in the USA!
What bumper did you guys install here? It looks super low profile…
On Step 21, I might advise that it’s not the wiring harness of the factory fogs that needs attention, it’s the orientation of the adjustment screw – it needs to be facing down. Wrong installation will result in the light cutoff being in the wrong direction. I’m sure nighttime drivers coming at you will alert you that it is installed incorrectly! Remember to adjust the lights after the install.
Thanks AZJeeper, I made the change to my write-up per your information 🙂
RubiRedJK, if you are refering to the winch, it is a WARN M8000. The solinoid is custom mounted behind the grill.
Ya I’m retarded! I meant the which winch… DOH Thanks!!!
Did you just fab up a bracket to mount it behind the grill? I was thinking about doing the gutter guard grill mod but that would prevent me from getting to the solenoid… Maybe I could mount the solenoid with the remote connection pointed up so I could get to it by opening the hood… Would there be any problems with installing it that way? Any other ideas?
What are the other specs on that Jeep? Is the wheel/tire combination Soft 8s/MT MTZs? What sizes, and how big of a lift?
The whole JK looks great!
Hi Nick, the Jeep you are looking at belongs to Jason (SDMF on JK-Forum.com) and it has a Currie Rock Jock Suspension System which gives you about 5″ of lift up front and 3″ in the rear. He also has a set of 1″ spacers in the rear. With the addition of a heavy bumper and winch, everything sits perfectly level now. Tires are 35×12.50 Cooper SST’s on a set of 15×8 Soft 8’s.
Can you confirm the finish on this ShrockWorks Mid-Width install. Semi-gloss or textured matt? Looks like it might be Semi-Gloss.
Also do you have any updated info on the winch cover plate? Still says coming soon.
I am ready to order one just wanted to confirm what finish I want. What are your opinions on the 2 black finishes?
Thanks in advance.
I have the semi-gloss and think it looks WAY better than the textured mat. Regarding the cover plate, I’m pretty sure it should be available now.
What is the weigh of the bumper? will I have to lift the jeep up because of the bumper?
It’s heavy but if you are only installing the bumper, I don’t think you will see enough of a sag to notice. If you add a winch, you might want to install 3/4″ coil spacers to make up the difference.
Stock harness will not reach (spread) far enough to reconnect both fog lamps in their new position. Any tricks or ideas other than cut & splice?
I’m pretty sure that Jeep makes an extension for the harness and it is available at your dealership.
What is the time frame from ordering to shipping? Shrockworks web site shows 3 to 4 weeks, I haven’t 4 to 6 weeks before one month jeep trip. any comments about time frame would be helpful
Last I heard, they are looking at about 4 weeks right now.
Reguarding the bumpers and winch on a stock 08 Rubicon 2dr. Midwidth along with the Warn Powerplant HP . postings here have a 3/4 inch spacer. will this apply to my combination? or will I need an additional lifs,also Shrockworks rear bumber to be added next month?
Yes, to help compensate for the sag you will see, 3/4″ spacers should level you out nicely even if you will be installing a rear bumper as well.
Hi, Installation doesn’t speak of what becomes of air bag assembly, does this bumper still retain original set up. thanks
richard, there are NO air bag assembly, electronic sensors or other wise in the factory bumper. your air bags are controlled by sensors that are attached to the bottom of your passenger side seat. the factory bumpers do have what are called ‘crush cans’ and they are designed to help absorb low speed impacts but they are only as effective as if they get hit. in other words, if you hit a pole dead center, they will not get hit and they will not help you out. needless to say, you do not ‘need’ the crush cans.
I just installed this bumper and the wiring harness for the factory fogs only reaches one side. Does Mopar have extensions?
i believe they do but there are only two wires to deal with and you can always splice up something on your own 🙂
Have you seen any of these bumpers (or the shorty shrocks) with a winch cover plate yet? If so, is it a clean look? Would it work well with a low profile rock crawling set up like the Superwinch Rock 95? I figured I could always use a remote for the winch operation and just remove the cover plate occasionally for access to the winch when needed to respool, etc..
Thoughts or comments?
What type/size wheels and tires are you running? Are you using any wheels spacers?
35″ cooper sst’s on crager soft 8’s and no wheel spacers.
How difficult would it be to install a winch after this bumper is installed? Looking at getting the bumper first and then the winch later down the road. Thx!
it won’t be too bad but, you will still need to loosen things up.