Rhino Power: 5 Jeep Wrangler Bumpers For Extra Toughness

AutoGuide.com Staff
by AutoGuide.com Staff

One of the more endearing characteristics of the legendary Jeep Wrangler is the ability to customize it. There isn’t a vehicle on the road or trail that has more options available than the Wrangler, and for some of the commonly swapped out parts, there are many different ways you can go. One of those part groups that gives you more choices is the front bumper. There are so many amazing Jeep Wrangler bumpers that is can be hard to pick from them. One company you should definitely have on your radar is Go Rhino, from RealTruck.

“Many Jeep owners buy them because they are arguably one of the most capable off-road vehicles available, right from the dealer’s lot,” says Chris King, Director of Marketing Communications at RealTruck. “For many, that factory capability is enough. For many others, however, a stock Jeep is just a platform to build on and make even more capable. One popular category to start with are bumpers – they not only begin to transform the looks of the Jeep, but also add to its capability and durability. Perhaps most important of all, they often serve as the foundation for things like additional lights and winches, the latter of which is a critical component of any rig venturing off-pavement.”

You can go from mild to wild when it comes to picking the front protection you want for your Wrangler. It’s worth noting that RealTruck isn’t just the #1 destination for all things truck, but they own, manufacture and sell tons of Jeep products!

Rockline Full Width Front Bumper

Most front bumper options for the Wrangler come in either a full-width that extends to the outside of the fenders, or a stubby, which is essentially just the width of the grill. One of the nicer full width front bumpers you’ll find is the Rockline. Made using CNC laser-cut carbon steel, the Go Rhino Rockline is as useful as it is good looking - and it’s really good looking. It has fully welded seams for more strength, helping protect you and the Jeep from impacts out on the trail. Go Rhino gave it a sweet, dual-stage finish, with a base zinc-plating topped with a textured black powder coat for the best in durability and corrosion resistance. It has an integrated winch plate that accepts up to a 12,000 lb. winch. It also has Go Rhino's Rhino Hooks for versatile recovery points. You will also appreciate the integrated light mounts that work a 20-in. LED light bar or up to four 3-in. LED cubes to give you that added illumination. This is one of the best Jeep Wrangler bumpers available today.

Trailline Full Width Front Bumper

The Trailine may well be the most versatile front bumper available for the Wrangler. It is a 12,000-pound, winch-ready, full-width front bumper with a built-in drawer that is a great place to store recovery gear in. You can also opt for models with a fairlead mount plate and three different styles of light mounts to give you more ways to illuminate the trail and give you a custom Jeep. The bumper is made from steel and protected with a two-stage finish with a corrosion-resistant base and a textured black power coat outer coat that looks good and is extremely durable. Heck, even the hardware is zinc-flake coated for extra durability. It mounts to factory locations so there is no need to drill anything. It has a limited lifetime warranty on materials and five year warranty on the finish. If you want the ultimate in protection, this is one of the best Jeep Wrangler bumpers going.

Trailline Stubby Front Bumper

Take all the cool features from the full-width Trailline Jeep bumper and compact them down into a stubby. So why go with a stubby front bumper? There’s some really good reasons. The most common reasons why Jeep owners go for the shorter bumper is tire clearance. After all, who doesn’t want to go with bigger, badder tires on their Wrangler? Like the full-width version of the Trailline, the Stubby is made using high grade steel with a built-in winch mount capable of harnessing a 12,000-pound winch. It also has the built-in drawer that can hold your recovery gear - to help your buddies out, of course - and there is a full range of options available to customize the bumper even more. One thing is certain - this will make your buddies jealous with all this bumper can add to your already sweet trail Wrangler.

Rockline Stubby PreRunner Front Winch Bumper

When you think of anything with the PreRunner tag added to the name, it brings up images of rugged terrain, rocks, washes, and above all else - unexpected obstacles. You never quite know what to expect. That’s why we like the Go Rhino Rockline Stubby PreRunner Bumper. It is built for the unexpected. It is manufactured using CNC laser cut, high-quality, zinc-plated steel that is then powder-coated black for durability and corrosion resistance. Being a stubby, it gives you great approach angles and more tire clearance. It cuts down on the weight in the front end too, compared to full-width bumper systems. As with most things with the PreRunner tag, you get some added protection from the stinger/overlander bar. Want help with recover? Hook up a 12,000-pound winch. Need more light? It has an integrated light mount so you can run a 20-inch light bar, or up to four 3-inch lights. The lights will be protected behind a built-in grille. Install one and go explore the vast off-road world. If versatility is top of mind, Jeep Wrangler bumpers don’t get any better than the Rockline PreRunner.

Rockline Stubby Front Winch Bumper

If you like the features of the Rockline PreRunner, but don’t want the stinger hoop, you’re in luck. The Rockline stubby has the same sweet design that gives you outstanding tire clearance, recover points, light mounting options and, of course, a 12,000 lb. winch mount. This bumper also uses the same zinc-plated, power-coated, high-grade steel construction for a durable, lasting addition to your Jeep. What is really appealing here, too, is that the Rockline Stubby gives your Jeep Wrangler a very clean line, while also adding all the rugged features you demand from an off-road accessory part. It makes your jeep look mean, while not making it look cluttered. You can’t not like that.

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