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A Guide to the Rugged Ridge XOR Stubby Front Bumper for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT

Jeep enthusiasts and off-road warriors, it's time to transform your vehicle into a formidable force with the Rugged Ridge XOR Stubby Front Bumper. Engineered for extreme off-road duty, this bumper isn't just a piece of equipment; it's a statement of power, resilience, and innovation. In this comprehensive guide, we dive deep into the features, installation, and compatibility of the XOR Stubby Front Bumper, showcasing why it's the ultimate upgrade for your 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler JL or 2020 Gladiator JT.

Unmatched Durability: Built to Last

High-Strength 5mm-Thick Steel Plate

The core of the XOR Stubby Front Bumper is its ultra-durable body, crafted from 5mm-thick steel plate. This heavy-duty material ensures unmatched structural rigidity, standing up to the toughest off-road challenges and protecting your vehicle's front end like no other.

Integrated Winch Mounting Plate

Equipped with an integrated top-mount winch plate, the XOR Bumper is ready for any recovery situation. Its robust design accommodates most standard winches, providing essential functionality for off-road adventurers.

One-Piece Skid Plate

Innovatively designed, the built-in one-piece skid plate is formed from steel plate, bent to perfection. This design maximizes approach angles off-road while delivering critical undercarriage protection.

Aesthetic Mastery: Bold and Unapologetic

Stubby Profile for Maximum Off-Road Capability

The 'stubby' profile of the XOR Bumper isn't just about looks. It's strategically designed to enhance your vehicle's crawling capabilities, ensuring nothing holds you back on the trail.

Recessed Fog Light Pockets

Enhancing the XOR's visual appeal, it features recessed fog light pockets that seamlessly integrate with your Jeep's original equipment fog lights (excluding Altitude or LED fog lights), maintaining functionality without sacrificing style.

Installation: Hassle-Free and Precise

The XOR Stubby Front Bumper offers a direct bolt-on installation for 2018-2020 Wrangler JL and 2020 Gladiator JT models. With all mounting hardware included, there's no need for drilling or cutting, ensuring a smooth and straightforward upgrade process.

Vehicle Fitment and Compatibility

Designed specifically for:

  • 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler JL

  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator JT

The bumper fits various submodels and engine types, including:

  • Gladiator Altitude (3.0L V6)

  • Gladiator High Altitude (3.6L V6)

  • Gladiator Overland (3.0L & 3.6L V6)

  • Gladiator Rubicon (3.0L & 3.6L V6)

  • Gladiator Sport (3.0L & 3.6L V6)

  • Gladiator Sport S (3.0L & 3.6L V6)


The Rugged Ridge XOR Stubby Front Bumper is not just an accessory; it's an essential upgrade for serious off-roaders. With its blend of strength, style, and practicality, it stands out as the premier choice for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT owners. Elevate your off-road experience with the XOR Stubby Front Bumper – where durability meets design.

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