When you are looking for Jeep Wrangler bumpers, the Rugged Ridge line should not be ignored. They make a great variety of bumpers for your Jeep or any other off road vehicle. But, why should you take a look at the Rugged Ridge Aluminum XHD front bumper in particular? Hopefully, the answer will be found in the paragraphs that follow.
Types of Aluminum XHD Front Bumpers
Rugged Ridge XHD front bumper is available in two versions. If you want a front bumper that is equipped with a winch mount, they have that in one of the two versions. The other version is the front bumper without the winch mount. Honestly, if you think that you might EVER want a winch in the future, you should get the version with the mount. The price difference is only $50. Ok, since everything else is the same on the two types of the bumper, let’s get on with the rest of the specifics.
Rugged Ridge XHD Bumper Features
Although this is a lightweight bumper (being made from aluminum), it offers you superior strength because of the way it has been made. This bumper while give your Jeep an entirely different look. Because of the lightness of it, you will actually be saving on gas. You also will not have a need for suspension spacers in the front anymore.
It is fitted with XHD D rings that are made from steel. It also features a top filler plate that is integrated into the bumper itself. If you want to mount fog lights, then no worries because it features cut outs as well as mounting points specifically for that use. Rugged Ridge XHD bumper stands out because it has been given a “Jeep Style” look with the front slat.
With the winch mounting bumper, you simply have to take off the filler plate in order to install the mounting plate (also steel). The bumper ends are the stubby style and made from aluminum. It also features an aluminum over rider that has a unique front slope.
Rugged Ridge XHD Benefits
Earlier it was mentioned that you can save fuel by using this bumper. That is because there have been studies done by the government which show that for every 100 lbs. of weight lost, you can save an average of 2% of fuel. This bumper, because it is made from aluminum is around 80 lighter than other bumpers of the same type and style.
Alright, with all of that said, what is stopping you from checking out the Rugged Ridge line of bumpers and in particular the Rugged Ridge XHD front bumper? You will be able to do so much with it and give your Jeep a distinctive and rugged look all while it will save you money on the ever rising gas prices.