It is hard to top the out-of-the-box trail capabilities of the ’07 to current Jeep Wrangler JK. Both the two-door and four-door Unlimited models have excellent multilink suspensions, solid front and rear axles, and easy-to-remove exterior panels, so your daily driver can hit the hard trails over the weekend and not look like a beater during the week. But with all that the JK gives, there is still a little take in the factory mold. We’re not talking about the sometimes leaky tops, but rather the ultrawide and fast-fading plastic factory front bumper. With the stock bumper removed the winch tray gets bolted loosely in place. By taking advantage of the JK’s wide framerail spacing, Rough Country is able to keep the winch mount low. This not only offers a cleaner look but prevents the winch from blocking the grille.With the stock bumper removed the winch tray gets bolted loosely in place. By taking advan Sure, the JK is like most other new vehicles in that is has to adhere to strict safety guidelines. But a 5-mph absorption bumper isn’t going to be much use when you smash it into an obstacle off-road. Fortunately there is no shortage of aftermarket bumper options for the Jeep Wrangler JK. Finding the right bumper for your JK often boils down to style, budget, and wheeling preference. We’re big fans of affordable, simple, and high-clearance designs, so we decided to get our hands on Rough Country Suspension’s new Stubby winch series front bumper. An extra pair of hands is helpful when sliding on the bumper. One of the features we liked about the bumper was that we were able to reuse the factory foglights. You’ll need to unclip the factory light harness to allow for a little slack in the line, but no new wires will need to be run.An extra pair of hands is helpful when sliding on the bumper. One of the features we liked Rough Country is well known for affordable suspension systems and has recently expanded into the world of body protection and winches. To test-fit one of RC’s new bumpers, we grabbed the keys to our buddy’s ’07 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and took to our home garage for the install. Using an assortment of common household tools, we had the flimsy old bumper pulled off and the new Rough Country Stubby bumper and winch installed in just a couple of hours. The inside of the 3⁄16-inch-thick steel bumper is fitted with studs that simply slide into the original bumper mounting holes. Included with the bumper is all the necessary hardware, and best of all, no new holes have to be drilled into the frame.The inside of the 3⁄16-inch-thick steel bumper is fitted with studs that simply slide into To give the Jeep some serious recovery power, we dropped in a Rough Country 9,500-pound series winch that’s powered by a 5.5hp electric motor. For a little more money we opted for RC’s lightweight 3⁄8-inch-diameter synthetic line that comes with a polished hawse fairlead. Each of the Rough Country winches comes with both wireless and traditional plug-in remotes.To give the Jeep some serious recovery power, we dropped in a Rough Country 9,500-pound se The Stubby series bumper ships with a black powdercoat and is fitted with threaded accessory mounts on the top and in the front. We opted for the bolt-on stinger mount for a little added flare and grille protection. Additional D-ring mounts as well as a light bar can be optioned at the time of purchase or upgraded later.The Stubby series bumper ships with a black powdercoat and is fitted with threaded accesso SOURCES Rough Country Suspension Systems 1400 Morgan Road Dyersburg TN 38024 800-222-7023 www.roughcountry.com By Ali Mansour Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!