LoD's Xpedition Series Rear and HD Front Winch Bumper
In addition to offering greater protection from trail obstacles, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers can transform any 4x4 into a well-prepared trail rig. The addition of a front winch bumper, for example, provides stable tow points for vehicle-recovery maneuvers, and the addition of a winch helps promote safer trail excursions in general. A heavy-duty rear bumper is also a great aid. Stable tow points are achieved, and many umpers include extras such as a swing-away spare-tire mount, a Hi-Lift Jack mount, and cargo baskets to stow extra gear.
Lod Genuine Off Road Equipment produces a whole line of its heavy-duty front winch bumpers for '87-'06 Jeep Wrangler YJs and TJs and '07-'08 Wrangler JKs. LoD's Xpedition Series rear bumper/tire carrier is also available for these Jeep models. The bumpers feature tapered ends, are manufactured from 3/16-inch-thick steel, and are powdercoated black. Two D-ring mounts are included at both the front and rear, and the rear also incorporates a 2-inch receiver hitch.
The Lod front heavy-duty bumper is offered in a "shorty" 44-inch width for increased side-to-side obstacle clearance, and a standard 54-inch width is also available. The rear Xpedition Series bumper/tire carrier is 58 inches wide and secures to the frame using 10 mounting points. The Xpedition Series bumper/tire carrier includes a Hi-Lift Jack mount, two jerrycan mounts, and a steel cargo basket to hold a cooler or other trail gear. Frame tie-in brackets are also available to increase strength, and an adjustable tire mount to accommodate various wheel-backspacing needs is included.