Plate Steel Construction
The BFH II Rear Bumper is CNC laser-cut from high strength 3/16" plate steel, then precision brake-formed for an exact fit. In keeping with its minimalist design parameter, the BFH II Rear Bumper has no provisions for a spare tire carrier. This bumper is intended for those hard-core wheelers who either wheel without a spare or strap the spare down into the bed of the Jeep. It may also be compatible with the OE tailgate-mounted spare tire carrier, depending on the size of the spare tire used.
High Clearance & Departure Angle
The faceted plate steel design of the JK BFH II Rear Bumper provides the most ground/obstacle clearance and best departure angle of any JK rear bumper on the market. To achieve this, installation requires trimming the bulky rear frame rails and stock bumper mounts. A laser-cut steel template is provided to assist with making the right cuts. These modifications include cutting into the stock rear crossmember. At the installer's discretion, the stock rear crossmember may be plated across the open cut (materials to do this are not included), or the crossmember removed completely.
Optional Replacement Crossmember
If the stock crossmember is removed completely, itmay be replaced with the JK BFH II Rear Crossmember - Receiver (note that there are versions of the BFH II Crossmember with or without a receiver hitchthis particular version of the BFH II Rear Bumper is specifically designed to work with the receiver version (p/n 17-17-030).
Hitch Receiver Compatibility
This version of the JK BFH II Rear Bumper is designed to work with the JK BFH II Rear Crossmember - Receiver to provide a hitch receiver as a convenient recovery attachment or tow point. Note that the hitch receiver is NOT integrated into the bumper itselfit is part of the crossmember, the bumper simply has a slot for it to pass through.
High Clearance Shackle Tabs
The JK BFH II Rear Bumper includes heavy duty, high clearance Recovery Shackle Tabs. These tabs were CAD designed specifically for use with this bumper, with a high-clearance design to minimize loss of departure angle and to enable sliding off of rocks rather than hanging up on them. The tabs are CNC machined from 1" thick plate steel to provide a secure attachment point for 3/4" recovery shackles (sold separately).
Recessed LED Light Mounts
This specifc part number includes recessed mounting tabs for a pair of high intensity rearward-illuminating 6" LED light bars. The mounts were specifically designed to fit the form factor of Rigid Industries SR-6 (single row, 6") LED light bars, which Poison Spyder recommends. However they should fit any brand of single-row LED light bar that matches Rigid's 7-5/8" mounting flange dimensions. The recessed mounting protects the LED light bar behind the sturdy 3/16" steel shell of the BFH II bumper. This bumper is also available without the recessed LED light mounts, under different part numbers.
NOTES: Installation requires cutting of stock frame rails! Please read through the Installation Instructions so that you are fully aware of the modifications required to your Jeep's frame rails, before purchasing. This product ships as bare steelit will need to be painted or powder coated prior to final installation. We do not offer a powder coat option for this item.