AEV RX Front Bumper Gen 2 for 18-22 Jeep Wrangler JL & Gladiator JT No Winch Mount, No Add-Ons - 12301000AF
The RX Front Bumper for JL Wrangler/Gladiator is the short corner variant of AEV’s flagship EX Front Bumper. This bumper has a more aggressive appearance and pairs well with aftermarket fender flares or replacement fenders. Designed by enthusiasts and tested in the real world, the RX Front Bumper provides the ultimate level of functionality, style, and protection for your vehicle.
The AEV RX Front Bumper is manufactured out of Hot Stamped Boron Steel (HSBS), an ultra-high-strength, press hardened steel that is commonly used in automotive applications for passenger impact protection because it is lightweight with extremely high yield strength. By using this material and process, we were able to deliver a Front Bumper that is considerably stronger than our previous full-width bumper designs without significantly increasing the overall weight. This is something that we have been very conscious about doing as OEMs began using lightweight materials as a weight savings measure. An optional Front Bumper Skid Plate – also manufactured from Hot Stamped Boron Steel – is also available to further protect all the vital components sitting directly below the bumper.
Lighting is a critical component to traveling safely through remote backcountry, so the AEV RX Front Bumper allows for the installation of a pair of AEV 7000 series lights with the use of AEV’s Optional Off-Road Light Brackets (sold separately). These brackets attach underneath the roto-molded center hoop, which features an innovative design that allows you to run your wires along the back of the center hoop without being visible or exposed to the elements. Having the lights suspended from the hoop allows for better access to the winch and airflow to the radiator, compared to traditional bumper-mounted light brackets. All OEM fog light options are compatible with the RX Front Bumper and integrate seamlessly with the supplied brackets and bezel. Even an optional Trail Camera Relocation Kit is available to relocate your front trail camera (if equipped) to the underside of the cross tube, giving you an unobstructed view of your obstacle ahead. With the optional Front Bumper Skid Plate installed, a 20” LED Light Bar can be mounted behind it, providing additional light lower to the ground, something that is particularly helpful in inclement weather such as fog and snow.
Built for ease of use, the RX Front Bumper is up for any recovery task that may present itself, with two Hi-Lift Jack guides and a pair of heavy-duty, chassis-mounted recovery points that are tested to meet all OE load specifications and are sized for 3/4″ anchor shackles. A 10,000lb Warn Zeon 10-S winch (or other similarly sized winches) can be added to the RX Front Bumper with the use of AEV’s optional Winch Mount. The carefully thought-out profile of the RX Front Bumper offers plenty of accessibility and an unobstructed view of your winch cable – A common complaint users have with the factory winch bumper and many other aftermarket options.
The AEV RX Front Bumper is E-coated and powder coated for maximum corrosion and UV resistance and is proudly manufactured right here in Michigan!
- Fits 2018+ JL Wrangler and 2019+ Gladiator (all trim levels)
- Aggressive, high clearance design
- Hot-Stamped Boron Steel (HSBS)
- Compatible with Warn Zeon winches
- Roto-molded hoop assembly
- Compatible w/ OEM fog lights
- OE-grade e-coat and powder coat finish
- Front Trail Cam Compatible (Q1 2021)
- Made in the USA