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Poison Spyder JK Brawler MID Front Bumper with Brawler Bar

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Description

IMPORTANT: This version of the Brawler MID Front Bumper is designed to fit a maximum 37" tire. However, even with a 37" tire, there may be some rubbing between the tire and the back side of the bumper when the suspension is at full articulation and the steering is fully turned to either side. This would be a very rare situation for most Jeep owners depending on their intended use of their Jeep. The result of this rare occurrence would only be some rubbing/scuffing of the paint or powdercoat finish on the back side of the bumper. This is not an issue on JK's equipped with 35" tires and smaller.

Plate Steel Construction

This bumper is fabricated from 3/16" plate steel, CNC laser-cut and precision brake-formed into a low profile, high clearance design. The ends of the bumper extend far enough to protect the lower corner of the JK grille, but not far enough to hinder tire clearance or tire access to vertical obstacles.

Brawler Bar
The Brawler Bar is modeled after the bar found on our original RockBrawler front bumper. It is a low-profile stinger designed to provide protection to the winch, grille and radiator area. The Brawler Bar is made of CNC laser-notched, NC-bent 1 3/4" diameter .120" wall DOM tubing. The complex laser-cut notch allows the Brawler Bar to be welded to two different planes on the surface of the bumper, providing incredible strength. Two gusset styles are offered for strengthening the Brawler Bar. CNC laser-cut brake-formed 3/16" plate steel or CNC laser notched DOM tubing. Note: Warn PowerPlant winches are not a direct-fit with the DOM Tube gussets (they may be installed with some minor modifications by the installer).

Easy Installation
Unlike the Poison Spyder BFH series bumpers for JK, the Brawler Lite can be mounted without cutting or altering the Jeep's frame rails. The faceted design of the Brawler Lite provides the best ground clearance and approach angle possible in a bumper that doesn't require frame modifications. The factory "Crash Bar" may be left intact or removed for a sleek appearance and high clearance. If keeping the crash bar, we recommend adding the Brawler Lite Skid Plate (sold separately), which conceals the crash bar and protects the electronic sway bar disconnect.

Recessed Fog Lamp Mounts
Unlike the Poison Spyder BFH series bumpers for JK, the Brawler Lite can be mounted without cutting or altering the Jeep's frame rails. The faceted design of the Brawler Lite provides the best ground clearance and approach angle possible in a bumper that doesn't require frame modifications. The factory "Crash Bar" may be left intact or removed for a sleek appearance and high clearance. If keeping the crash bar, we recommend adding the Brawler Lite Skid Plate (sold separately), which conceals the crash bar and protects the electronic sway bar disconnect.

Winch Compatibility
Unlike the Poison Spyder BFH series bumpers for JK, the Brawler Lite can be mounted without cutting or altering the Jeep's frame rails. The faceted design of the Brawler Lite provides the best ground clearance and approach angle possible in a bumper that doesn't require frame modifications. The factory "Crash Bar" may be left intact or removed for a sleek appearance and high clearance. If keeping the crash bar, we recommend adding the Brawler Lite Skid Plate (sold separately), which conceals the crash bar and protects the electronic sway bar disconnect.

Recovery Shackle Tabs
Optional Recovery Shackle Tabs are modeled after the high clearance tabs designed for our hard core BFH series bumpers. These tabs are angle to provide maximum approach angle. They are CNC machined from 1" thick steel billet, specifically designed to accept our heavy duty 3/4" Recovery Shackles. Selecting this option will get you a pair of these tabs, expertly welded to the Brawler Lite bumper.

A separate version of the Brawler Lite is available without the "Brawler Bar". The Brawler Lite comes to you as bare steel, ready to accept paint or powder coat in the color of your choice. A powder coat option for this item is not currently available directly through Poison Spyder.

Features & Benefits

At Poison Spyder we strive to build superior features into every aspect of each product we make. Every feature has a reason for being included in the design. Here are a list of the most important of these features, along with an explanation of the benefits of each. Consider these important factors when shopping for products, and compare the competition to Poison Spyder's features and benefits!

FeatureBenefit
3/16" Plate Steel ConstructionLighter than bumpers constructed of 1/4" plate, but faceted design and internal gussets yield superior strength.
CNC Laser Cut & Brake FormedPrecision fit with consistent quality from unit to unit. Cleaner edges than plasma or flame-cut components.
"Mid" WidthCompared to Full Width bumpers, this allows better clearance for large tires with suspension fully compressed and wheels turned all the way. Allows tires better access to vertical obstacles when approached at an angle. Provides better grille and fender protection, and tire coverage, compared to "Stubby" bumpers.
Multi-Faceted DesignThe best possible ground clearance and approach angles available without cutting Jeep's frame. Multiple bends also provide greater structural strength than flat, un-bent plate.
High Clearance Recovery Shackle TabsAngled for maximim obstacle clearance and approach angle. Designed to conform to the angles of the bumper to reduce hang-ups when approaching steep obstacles. CNC machined from 1" plate steel for ultimate strength. Shackle tabs are optional
Captured Grade 8 Mounting BoltsEasy bolt-on installation without having to be a contortionist to hold a wrench on to both ends of the fastener.
Internal Strengthening GussetsPlate steel gussets, strategically placed to brace winch mounting area.
Winch Mount On TopAllows for maximum strengthening of the winch mounting area with internal gussets. Recessed winch mounting is either weaker or much heavier due to the thicker plate steel required to adequately strengthen the winch mount.
Recessed OE Fog Light MountsProvides re-use of factory fog lamps, protects them in recessed buckets with CNC laser-cut mounting flanges.
Fog Light Harness Mounting HolesQuickly and easily re-install the factory fog light harness. Correctly placed holes accept the factory Push-in loom holders.
Optional Brawler BarProtects winch, grille and radiator from trail hazards and potential rollover damage. Provides a measure of front-roll protection. Visible from the driver's seat, acts as a "feeler" when approaching steep obstacles.
DOM Tubing (Optional Brawler Bar)Much stronger than HREW welded seam tubing.
Plate or DOM Gussets (Brawler Bar)Choose from plate style or tube style gussets. Fully strengthens the Brawler Bar. Fully welded, strength can not be matched by bolt-on bars and stingers, or those without gussets.
Fairlead Mount Sold SeparatelyEasily installs when winch is installed. When a winch is not installed, the top of the bumper clean and unobstructed.
Lower Skid Sold SeparatelyAllows the option of cutting off the factory "crash bar" for maximum ground clearance and approach angle. Easily installs for those wishing to keep, protect and hide the crash bar.
Swaybar Disconnect ProtectionPart of the optional Lower Skid, protects the vulnerable and expensive electronic swaybar disconnect mechanism from rock damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does installing the Brawler MID require cutting my frame?

A: No, the Brawler MID may be installed without making any cuts or modifications to your Jeep's frame. This differs from our BFH bumper for JK, which does require cutting off a few inches of the frame along with the factory "Crash Bar" to gain maximum clearance. The Brawler MID is a simple bolt-on, however you do have the option of cutting off the Crash Bar for better ground clearance and a sleek appearance (the Brawler MID may be installed with or without the Crash Bar in place). A Lower Skid is available to hide and protect the Crash Bar, for those who wish to retain it.

Q: Will the Brawler MID fit a Warn Power Plant? Or a Warn 8274?

A: The Warn Power Plant winch/compressor unit fits nicely on the Brawler-MID. On Brawler MIDs without the Brawler Bar, and those with the Brawler Bar with plate gussets, the Power Plant fits with no modifications. On Brawler MIDs with Brawler Bar with DOM tube gussets, some slight modifications are needed to fit the Power Plant. There are no provisions for mounting a Warn 8274 winch to this bumper.

Q: Why do you put the winch mount on top rather than recessed into the bumper?

A: The Brawler MID is engineered to be the strongest, highest clearance and lightest steel bumper of its kind. Much of that strength comes from the internal gusseting that is located inside the bumper, directly under the winch mount. To recess the winch inside the bumper would result in the winch being bolted directly to the bottom plate of the bumper without any extra support. To do this and maintain the structural integrity, the bumper would have to be made out of much thicker, unnecessarily heavier material. Also, for those not running a winch, there is no unsightly hole in the middle of the bumper.

Q: Doesn't the top-mounted winch block airflow to the radiator?

A: This is an argument often posed by proponents of the recessed winch design. At first thought it sounds intuitive. But in practice it has not proven to be an issue. We live and wheel primarily in the deserts of the American Southwest-the hottest part of the country-and we've never had an overheating problem that was attributable to a top-mounted winch blocking airflow. There is still plenty of room for air to move around and behind the winch and through the grille to the radiator.

Q: Do I have to run the Lower Skid Plate?

A: No you do not. In fact, we recommend cutting the factory "Crash Bar" off of the Jeep's frame and installing the Brawler MID without the Skid Plate for maximum ground clearance and a sleek appearance. Note that this will leave your electronic swaybar disconnect mechanism vulnerable on Rubicon edition JK's. The Lower Skid is recommended for those who are concerned about the safety of the swaybar disconnect, and who do not wish to cut off the Crash Bar. It both hides the unsightly crash bar and protects the swaybar disconnect.

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