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Short Base Winch Mount Bumper Center Section

Rugged Ridge | Part Number: RUG11540.10
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  • Technical Details

    • Fits 2007 to 2015 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited
    • 2 and 4-door models
    • Textured black
    • D-rings included with mount
    • 2012 to 2015 models require a vacuum pump relocation kit

The XHD Short Base comes in two designs;Integrated Winch Mount for use with almost any aftermarket winch (including the new Warn Power Plant with optional mounting blocks #11540.15) and Light Mount Base with two light mounting locations. The Short Base attaches quickly to the frame with two enclosed D-Ring mounting brackets. This four bolt frame mount design provides the toughest bumper attachment found anywhere while creating two overbuilt pull points. This bumper mounts close in on the frame rails, drawing the bumper closer to the body and increasing the approach angle. The narrow overall width gives enormous clearance for the front tires. Each Short Base includes two protected cut outs for your JK's factory fog lamps. Built in euro-guards protect the fog lamps from the elements while creating an easy mount point. Each Short Base includes side filler plates to close off the ends for a finished look.

StingerTypeWinch Mount IncludedWidthGrille Guard IncludedLight Mounts IncludedFinishMaterialD-Ring Mount Included
NoHeavy DutyYesStubbyNoYesPowder CoatSteelYes

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Rugged RidgeShort Base Winch Mount Bumper Center Section
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Bumper

      By 4wheeling backpacker

      from Tennessee

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Customizing The Exterior
      • Performance Driving

      Comments about Rugged Ridge Short Base Winch Mount Bumper Center Section:

      I just wanted everyone to know that this bumper will fit a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. Most places sell a bracket allowing you to relocate the transmission cooling pump. It is no big deal. So if you have a 2012 wrangler buy this bumper if you like it because it will fit. I have the front and back bumper and it works great for rock crawling.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Would buy this product again for sure!

      By Anton

      from Northern Minnesota

      About Me Jeep Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Custom Options
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Fog Light mounts
      • Lightweight
      • Nice finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Customizing The Exterior
        • Everyday Driving
        • Offroad Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Rugged Ridge Short Base Winch Mount Bumper Center Section:

        Love this bumper for my Jeep. Works well with all brands of winches and has held up in many hard pulls. The finish on it is great, and holds up awesome in northern Minnesota's weather. I also like the idea that you can add parts and take them off as you please with no issues at all. The only issue that I have with this bumper is that I wish it had a place to my plate on it, other than that I love the whole system.

         
        5.0

        Very please with this bumper

        By J. Wilson

        from Cypress, Tx

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Made in the USA

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rugged Ridge Short Base Winch Mount Bumper Center Section:

            I was very happy with this bumper.
            The install was very easy, the extra accessories are available and it has a very nice coating on it.
            I am kind of disappointed that the skid plate is so much and I don't think I will be buying the matching rear bumper as the price is crazy because you have to buy the bumper and tire holder.
            I really like the expand-ability of this bumper. Depending on what I am off to have fun in, I can add different accessories.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By BMacJK

            from Western PA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Steel replacement option
              • Winch mount

              Comments about Rugged Ridge Short Base Winch Mount Bumper Center Section:

              The modular design of this bumper is a great option if you live in a state with annual safety inspections. I can attach the ends for inspection then remove them. The protection for the stock fog lamps is great. It looks great. Mounted an XRC8 winch with this for installation which was a breeze.

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver, Off roading

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              • Q:

                This rugged ridge winch bumper comes with winch plate already in it ?
                Asked on 7/1/2014 by juan from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Juan, the Rugged Ridge Short Base Winch Mount Bumper Center Section is ready to mount a winch in it out of the box. Hope this helps!

                  Answered on 7/1/2014 by Zach O. ext 939 from Ohio
              • Q:

                How much does it weigh?
                Asked on 4/22/2014 by Justin

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Hello Justin, the Rugged Ridge Short Base Center Section Winch Mount Bumper weighs in at 75 pounds. Please let us know if you have any other questions, thanks.

                  Answered on 4/23/2014 by Jamey P. from Ohio
              • Q:

                will this product fit a 2012-4 door jeep jk unlimited -manual transmission without having to buy or relocate any parts or power units on the vehicle ?
                Asked on 7/15/2013 by crashmedic from orlando

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Hello, The 2012 JK Unlimited has to have the vacuum pump relocated and a relocation bracket needs to be purchased for any aftermarket bumper to fit properly. part# ORF87046 can be found here: jo.my/jk_vacuumpump_relocation … Thank you!

                  Answered on 7/16/2013 by Bob H from Ohio
              • Q:

                Product states it will not fit the 2012 model JK because of a Transmission cooler pump. This applies to only Automatic Transmissions, correct?
                Asked on 2/15/2012 by Boneshkr from New York

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  For the automatic transmission you would need to order the vacuum pump relocation bracket Part Number 76723. For a manual transmission you should be ok.

                  Answered on 2/17/2012 by Jason from Ohio
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