The Brawler™ MID front bumper for JK is a "mid-width", high clearance bumper designed to combine off-road performance with full features. 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 farther outboard than our Brawler™ Lite bumper, to about half the width of the tires. This provides increased brush protection for the grille corners and fenders, and gives the Jeep a more "expeditionary" look than our more rock-crawling specific bumpers.
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 1¾" 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.
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
Brawler Lite comes with built-in, recessed fog lamp mounts that are designed to easily accept your stock fog lamps. And these aren't just simple light tabs placed behind a hole in the bumper—they are recessed in a "bucket" made of a full tubular section to encircle the lamp and keep light from annyoingly leaking behind and around the bumper.
The Brawler Lite's top-mounted, integrated winch mount is part of the fully boxed, internally gusseted bumper shell. Winches that are mounted inside the bumper lose this box strength as well as the strength of internal gussets. The Brawler Lite is designed to accept most Warn and other brand winches that use the popular 10" X 4½" mounting pattern, with a few small exceptions. Warn Powerplant winches fit the Brawler Lite with Brawler Bar and Plate Gussets just fine, however it will require slight modifications to use this winch with the Tube Gusset variant. Mounting the Warn Zeon winches requires our Zeon Winch Spacer Plates.