Trail-Ready Strength: QRC Front Winch Bumpers are full welded and engineered with one piece steel construction to take on whatever the environment has to offer.
Nature Resistant: Bumper is e-coated for corrosion resistance and finished off with a durable black power coating to seal out the elements.
Recovery Friendly: Offers D-Ring mounts and fully integrated winch plate to safely and efficiently fit your recovery products.
- Front Bumper Hardware
- Features: Factory Fog Lamps, Grille Guard, Integrated Winch Mount, Light Mount Tabs
- Color: Black
- Style: Stubby Bumper
- Material: Steel
Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2019 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
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Quadratec QRC Stubby Front Winch Ready Bumper Reviews
Fit and finish are excellent in my opinion. It looks awesome on my 2018 JLU Sport and the factory halogen fog lights are fully supported. Used the fog light wiring harness as well with no issues. Getting the old bumper off (and heading to the junk yard) was no problem.
A few install tips: There are 3 holes for mounting the fog lights. On the side that uses two screws, the supplied screws went right in no problem. Trying to put the screw in the single hole side wasn't going to happen in this universe just because of where it is located. Not enough room to work with. After beating my brains out for an hour I finally settled on a heavy zip tie. The light is nice and secure.
Where there were eight bolts attached to my OEM bumper; on this new bumper there are 4 bolts attached to the bumper on the inside of where the frame rails are. On the outside there are 4 separate bolts you will install on the outside of the frame rails.
Where others have mentioned difficulty lining up the bolts to place the bumper on; another tip here. There is a side mounting place on each side where the bolts go into the holes. So four all together. Loosen those up and they will easily slide back and off. Easy to see how to reinstall. You only have to loosen the bolts enough for them to slide back. Anyways, take those off and the bumper should easily slide on. I'm almost 63 and disabled and I was able to do this by myself. I could not get everything lined up before noticing and removing the side brackets. Before installing the four bolts into the outer sides of frame rails and into the bumper, put the side brackets back on and tighten. You can use your finger in one hole to ensure they are lined up. They will slide right over the bumper bolts on the inside frame rails. Easy day, no drilling required.
Lastly, at the end of the install manual it says to install your winch. I bought a Smittybilt XRC winch (the one on sale). There was absolutely no way this winch was going to be properly installed with the bumper already on the Jeep. The winch installation manual is a joke but that's another review. I had to take the bumper off. Ten minutes after removing the bumper, the winch was properly secured. One 185 pound deadlift later the whole works was back on my Jeep. So those items were major points of frustration so if you're reading this you most likely won't suffer the same frustrations and will have a simple install. This is my first Jeep and mine is the 2018 Wrangler JL Unlmited Sport. So while I may be a rookie here, at the end of the day, I'm a little wiser and hopefully I can help someone else out. I absolutely LOVE the look of this bumper and it is totally solid!
I like it! The steel is thick and sturdy. I was able to install it by myself. The toughest part was picking it up and sliding it onto the jeep by myself. at first I thought it wouldn't go on or a bolt hole would need to be widened but I got it to go on with some wiggling. I got the full width one because I like the extra safety and because after you watch the overlap crash test on youtube you might not want a stubby bumper even if they look cooler. I got this bumper in 12 hours from clicking purchase with free shipping! so cool.
Based solely on the results, this would be a 5. It looks amazing and is a good match for the JL. However, the install was a new level of frustration. If you are looking to spend and hour installing fog lights, this is the bumper for you. They use an ikea formula to attach them and if you strip a screw- you are SOL because of the size. I couldn’t even get my hands to a spot to put all the screws/nuts in, and gave up when I got it secure enough.
I’m a huge quadratec fan, and typically I buy because they think of the setup instead of just the part. However, this was a supreme disappointment. Glad it’s over and I can simply enjoy it.