The AEV EX Front Bumper for JL Wrangler / Gladiator raises the bar for front end protection with a host of innovative design features and manufacturing processes that truly set it apart from the rest – even the factory steel winch bumper. Designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA, the AEV EX Front Bumper provides an unrivaled level of functionality, style, and protection for your Jeep.
FULL-WIDTH PROTECTION. SHORT BUMPER CLEARANCE.
The full-width design of the AEV EX Front Bumper offers maximum protection for the vital front suspension components that can often leave a vehicle disabled when damaged in a collision. It also helps direct air up and over the fender flares instead of trapping the air inside the flare, which increases drag and reduces fuel economy. These benefits do not come at the expense of limiting tire size, decreased tire clearance, or approach angle. In fact, the EX Front Bumper sits higher and tighter to the body, giving it a better approach angle than the factory winch bumper.
HOT STAMPED BORON STEEL CONSTRUCTION
The AEV EX Front Bumper is manufactured out of Hot Stamped Boron Steel (HSBS) and features an OE-quality, multi-stage E-coat/powder coat finish for maximum corrosion and UV resistance. Hot Stamped Boron Steel is an ultra-high strength, press hardened steel that is commonly used in automotive applications for passenger impact protection because it is lightweight with an extremely high yield strength. The complete EX Front Bumper weighs approximately 110 pounds, yet it is stronger than a bumper weighing twice as much.
SUPERIOR WINCH ACCESS AND VISIBILITY
What good is a winch bumper if it is difficult to use? The factory winch bumper allows mounting a winch to your vehicle, but the clutch handle can be difficult to access and the winch line visibility when spooling your winch is very poor. The carefully thought-out profile of the EX Front Bumper solves both of these issues, offering plenty of accessibility to the clutch and a better view of your winch line during recovery operations – even with hoop mounted lights!
VISIBILITY OVER ANY TERRAIN
Lighting is a critical component to traveling safely through remote backcountry, so the EX Front Bumper allows for the installation of AEV 7000 Series LED Off-Road Lights underneath the center hoop with the use of the optional Off-Road Light Brackets (sold separately). This allows easy access to the winch and its components. All various OEM fog light options are compatible with the EX Front Bumper and install seamlessly with the supplied brackets.