The Brawler Lite front bumper for JK is a grille-width, high clearance bumper designed to combine hard core off-road performance with Full features.
This bumper is fabricated from 3/16 inch plate steel, CNC laser-cut and precision brake-formed into a low profile, high clearance design. The ends of the bumper extend far enough to protect the lower corner of the JK grille, but Not far enough to hinder tire clearance or tire access to vertical obstacles.
The Brawler Bar is modeled after the bar found on the RockBrawler front bumper. It is a low-profile stinger designed to provide protection to the winch, grille and radiator area. The Brawler Bar is made of CNC laser-Notched, NC-bent 1.75 inch diameter .120 inch wall DOM tubing. The complex laser-cut Notch allows the Brawler Bar to be welded to two different planes on the surface of the bumper, providing incredible strength. Two gusset styles are offered for strengthening the Brawler Bar. CNC laser-cut brake-formed 3/16 inch plate steel or CNC laser Notched DOM tubing.
Note: Warn PowerPlant winches are Not a direct-fit with the DOM Tube gussets (they may be installed with some minor modifications by the installer).
The Brawler Lite can be mounted without cutting or altering the Jeep frame rails. The faceted design of the Brawler Lite provides the best ground clearance and approach angle possible in a bumper that does Not require frame modifications. The factory Crash Bar may be left intact or removed for a sleek appearance and high clearance. If keeping the crash bar, add the Brawler Lite Skid Plate (sold separately), which conceals the crash bar and protects the electronic sway bar disconnect.
Brawler Lite comes with built-in, recessed fog lamp mounts that are designed to easily accept your Stock fog lamps. They are recessed in a bucket made of a full tubular section to encircle the lamp and keep light from annoyingly leaking behind and around the bumper.
Important: The Stock fog lamps used on the Jeep Wrangler 10th Anniversary Rubicon do Not fit into the fog lamp buckets on this bumper.
The Brawler Lite is designed to accept Most Warn and other brand winches that use the popular 10 inch X 4.5 inch mounting pattern, with a few small exceptions. Warn Powerplant winches fit the Brawler Lite with Brawler Bar and Plate Gussets just fine, however it will require slight modifications to use this winch with the Tube Gusset variant. Mounting the Warn Zeon winches requires our Zeon Winch Spacer Plates.
Recovery Shackle Tabs
Optional Recovery Shackle Tabs are modeled after the high clearance tabs designed for the hard core BFH series bumpers. These tabs are angle to provide maximum approach angle. They are CNC machined from 1 inch thick steel billet, specifically designed to accept heavy duty 3/4 inch Recovery Shackles.