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Rock Slide Engineering was born in 2004 in a garage in Logan, Utah. With a history of off-roading in its pedigree R-SE has been tested in Utah’s back country from the beginning of it’s inception. Growing from a single bumper, R-SE now is the leader in off-road products functionality and quality. Today’s R-SE is driven by perfection. We pay meticulous attention to every last detail in our product line.
I like the look of the bumper. It would be very easy to install except for winch mount. I had to cut away a lot of metal from another frame mount for it to fit. I would like to see a better mount for the foglight. It's not very secure and It look several tries with different lights before i could find a good fit.
I read other reviews with complaints about how difficult it was to install and that the window zippers were breaking during install. I didnt have any of those issues. Maybe they have been corrected. It took me 3 hours to install by myself. I am very pleasantly surprised how quiet it is while driving, compared to the hard top. Hardly any difference.
This bumper adds a new look to my '12 Wrangler - and even with a large local population of Jeeps it is a distinctive upgrade. I was disappointed in the instructions. It said nothing about having to relocate the vacuum pump that is bolted to a welded bracket on the frame rail (12 and 13 models I believe); and I also discovered that the drop down winch mount would not accommodate the Warn Zeon winch I had also ordered (winch hits the frame rails). This is a heavy bumper - get several large friends to help with the install. But since now it's all installed, I do like the appearance. Wish I had ordered the one with the bull bar.
What bolt pattern does the winch need to be for this bumper?
Asked by Chris from on
Hello Chris, The Rock Slide Engineering R-SE Rigid Shorty Front WInch Bumper with Bullbar will fit most winches 8k- 12k with a 10x4.5" bolt pattern. Thanks for the inquiry.
Answered by Adam from on
How much does this bumper weight?
Asked by Papi from Houston, Texas on
Papi, the Rock Slide Engineering R-SE Rigid Shorty Front WInch Bumper with Bullbar weighs 150 pounds. I hope this helps!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Houston, Texas on
Does this bumper include the shackles? I ask because in the past I purchased an OR-FAB bumper and the shackles were included. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer.
Asked by JM from United States on
JM, the Rock Slide Engineering R-SE Rigid Shorty Front Bumper with Bullbar will have the tabs to mount them but will not include the D-rings. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Answered by Zach O. ext 939 from United States on
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Since 2004, Utah-based Rock-Slide Engineering has been steadily producing exterior bumpers for 4x4s and the company has evolved to manufacture drivetrain and lighting products as well. Being situated in the rocky desert region is ideal for Rock-Slide to test their creations in real-life off-roading country, and Jeep enthusiasts appreciate their attention to detail and durable construction that comes through in the clutch. Whether it's Tierra Del Sol, Moab Easter Jeep Safari or Truck & Jeep Fest, you'll find Rock-Slide's lineup on hand and in action. Protect against rocks and trail hazards with heavy-duty Rock-Slide bumpers that still exude a sense of style. Shop Rock Slide Engineering Now