Jeep shaved weight from the JL and JT by using aluminum in the hood, doors and body. Wouldn't it be awesome if there was a bumper that did the same? We thought so. That's why we invented the Quadratec Aluminum Winch Bumper. It weighs barely more than a factory plastic bumper, but offers enhanced off-road protection for your grille, flares and body.
It's a Jeep, so why does weight matter? The answer is simple... Less weight means better fuel economy. It also means faster acceleration, better braking and less suspension sag. If you're an overland adventurer, it can mean the difference between making it to your next checkpoint and borrowing gas from a passer by. If your Jeep is a daily driver, you'll save money at the pump and get enhanced off-road capabilities... the best of both worlds. The gas savings alone will pay for the bumper over the life of your Jeep.
Behind the scenes, everything is engineered for top off-road performance. See those farm jack openings next to the d-rings? We've hidden a small steel bracket inside that's bolted directly to the frame. The bracket prevents your bumper from getting knarled when using a Hi-Lift jack. We even added steel to the winch plate so you can choose a winch up to 12,000 lb. This bumper has strength where you need it and weight savings where you don't.
Image shown with Optional Front Bumper Skid Plate
Please Note: Sport model fog lights will require Mopar # 68298651AA fog light mounting brackets for fitment. NOT compatible with factory steel bumper fog lights.
The Quadratec Aluminum Brute Strength Winch Ready Front Bumper offers ultimate protection for the front of your Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT. This premium bumper has a fully welded one piece outer construction using 6mm thick lightweight aluminum plate. The aggressively styled Competition Bumper bolts directly to the vehicle’s existing mounting points and there’s no drilling or modifications required. The separate 5mm thick steel winch plate provides a superior substructure and will accommodate most winches up to 12,000 lb capacity. This design offers a significant weight savings over comparable all steel bumpers. Keeping the weight down on your Wrangler was the reason why Jeep went with aluminum parts for the body. Lighter weight means less change in gas mileage and without the heavy weight of a steel bumper you won't have to worry about the front end dipping down while braking.
Our Aluminum Brute Strength Winch Bumpers are fully finished with an attractive and durable light textured black powder coating. Bumpers feature fog light provisions to retain the factory fog lights and can be upgraded to our high performance plug-n-play LED versions. The Brute Strength Stubby design measures 47” wide and provides addition tire clearance if needed while the Brute Strength Full Width design measures 69” wide. Bumpers include a removable aluminum over rider hoop with sleek dimpled speed holes and a durable 4mm thick fully welded construction. The over rider hoop measures 40” wide at the base and features a series of holes and slots for auxiliary light mounting. The welded steel recovery plates feature tow hooks and D-Ring mounts for use with 3/4” D-Rings with 7/8” pins. D-Rings, lights and skid plate are available separately.
Lightweight HD Aluminum Design: This killer bumper offers a lightweight heavy duty solution to protect the front end of your Jeep. The full width version weighs in at 71 pounds while the stubby version weighs in at a mere 64 pounds. You can even shave off another 8 pounds if you choose not to install the included Over Rider Hoop.
Off-Road Winch Ready: The premium winch plate is made from a 5mm thick steel plate with a standard 10" x 4.5" bolt pattern accepting most winches up to 12,000 lbs. This winch plate will allow you to add much needed recovery to the front of your Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT.
Versatile Grille Guard: The removable aluminum over rider hoop has sleek dimpled speed holes and is made from durable 4mm thick material. This over rider hoop features a series of holes and slots for limitless auxiliary light mounting options. The top side offers slotted 8mm holes that will accommodate light bars with mounting dimensions of 17-3/4" up to 23" wide, while the additional 2 - 10mm holes are 12-5/8" apart. This variety of mounting options gives you the ability to mount lights that look cool, suit your specific needs and allow you to give your bumper that custom look.
Ultimate Recovery & Jacking Points: The supplied d-ring mounts are made from 3/4" thick steel and have integrated tow strap hooks on top. The integrated holes accept 3/4" D-Rings using a 7/8" pin size giving your Jeep a bold aggressive look with multiple recovery points for all your trail riding adventures. The face of the bumper offers two stout Hi-Lift jack points for safe and simple jacking. These holes also help prevent the jack from sliding off for a safer user friendly solution. For superior strength the Hi-Lift jack will lift up on the steel plate winch mount behind the aluminum bumper fascia.
Simple No Drill Installation: This bumper is a direct bolt on installation that does not require any drilling or modification. This easy installation is for the do it yourself installer that can be done with basic hand tools.
- Front Bumper
- Winch (option)
- Grille Guard
- Winch Mounting Plate
- D-Ring Mounting Pair
- Installation Hardware
- Bumper: Three Year Limited Warranty
- Winch: Limited Lifetime Warranty / 1 year Warranty on Electrical Components
- Features: D-Ring Shackle Brackets, Grille Guard, Integrated Fog Light Mounts, Integrated Winch Mount, LED Light Mounts
- Color: Black
- Style: Full Width Bumper or Stubby Bumper
- Material: Aluminum
Jeep Gladiator (JT)
- 2020 Jeep Gladiator (JT)
Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2020 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2019 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
Quadratec Aluminum Brute Strength Winch Bumper Options
|Part Number||Catalog #||Bumper Width:||Winch Option:||Price|
|12057 0260||12057.0260||Full Width Bumper||Without Winch||$999.99|
|12057 0261||12057.0261||Stubby Bumper||Without Winch||$889.99|
|12057.0265||Full Width Bumper||With Q10,000S Stealth Winch||$1,599.98|
|12057.0266||Full Width Bumper||With Q12,000S Stealth Winch||$1,699.98|
|12057.0267||Stubby Bumper||With Q10,000S Stealth Winch||$1,489.98|
|12057.0268||Stubby Bumper||With Q12,000S Stealth Winch||$1,589.98|
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Quadratec Aluminum Brute Strength Winch Bumper Reviews
Finally got around to installing the bumper - it sat in the garage for 3 weeks. Couple things - I like it overall. But a couple things to point out. When I was installing it, the instructions said to put the winch plate on - but the winch plate was solidly attached to the bumper. We puzzled over this until we rolled it over and found two bolts were holding them together. Would have been nice if the instructions had indicated that the two pieces needed to be separated. While the instructions were quite detailed in how to get the fog lights out of the old OEM bumper, instructions about wiring in the new bumper were non-existent - only how to put the lights on the bumper. Since the fog lights are moved towards the middle, the connection to the plug is a bit tight and it cannot be reattached to the frame bracket. And there was nothing about where all that wiring could be secured.
Packing - very big box, actually seems to have been too big for the contents - it was loose enough inside that things would jostle around - so smaller box or something to keep things in place better. Everything was thoroughly wrapped in foam sheets and bubble wrap. The paint on the tow hooks was scraped off on a few spots from shifting and bouncing around.
Great bumper, built well, install was fairly easy. Make sure if you're installing a winch install it after you install the steel substructure and before you install the aluminum bumper itself. This makes the installation of the winch much easier.