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JcrOffroad's Vanguard Front Winch bumper is designed to provide maximum clearance and protection, while also giving a secure mounting location for a winch.
- CNC cut and formed from 3/16" Steel or 1/4" aluminum (tube work is steel, regardless of bumper material choice).
- Includes (2) 3/4" thick shackle tabs.
- Recessed Winch Mount.
- Provisions for Front Bumper Park Aid Sensors.
- Winch-ready using the market standard 10" x 4.5" bottom foot mounting profile.
- Accepts aftermarket 3x3 LED Cube Lights.
- Built-in Hi-Lift Jacking points.
- Easy Bolt-on Installation.
- Works with factory front skid.
- Optional Bolt-On Tube work (Prerunner, or bull bar) for extra protection. Bull bar tube option does not work on Bronco Raptor.
- Includes mounting hardware.
- Includes JcrOffroad Sticker.
- Hand-built in the USA!
Ships freight only! Rate calculated at checkout. Call with any questions, 269-353-1184.
¹ Broncos equipped with the 360 Degree Camera option will need our camera relocation bracket (see related products below) to minimize front camera view obstruction from the winch and/or prerunner tube work (when equipped.)
2 Works with ACC when using the JCR ACC Relocation Bracket (see related products below)
3 Does not fit Bronco Sport.
Listed weights are with no tubing; prerunner tube work adds roughly 15 lbs in steel, 10lbs in aluminum; full grill and light protection tubing adds 30 lbs.
Looking for answers to common questions about us or our products? See our FAQ here.
27 Questions asked on Bronco Front Vanguard Bumper | 6th Gen (2021+) •
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Q Jacob Floyd • 01/14/2022, 12:31:43 PM May be a dumb question, but which one is the prerunner ?
A 01/14/2022, 3:41:24 PM The bullbar version goes fully around the headlights, the prerunner is the shorter version.
Q Caleb Micah Patterson • 01/14/2022, 3:22:33 PM What are the weights for the steel and aluminum bumpers?
A 01/17/2022, 6:00:08 PM Steel with no tubework is about 94lbs. Aluminum is about half the weight.
Q Nels Larson • 01/16/2022, 11:20:25 PM Any info on plans for a front skid plate compatible with the Chonco Vanguard? Cheers.
A 01/17/2022, 1:15:47 PM Yes, we have a front skid plate coming very soon!
Q Brad • 01/17/2022, 10:42:57 AM Does this allow the factory skid plate to be reinstalled or are you going to offer a skid plate?
A 01/17/2022, 1:16:10 PM We will be offering a front skid plate very soon.
Q Mark • 01/28/2022, 4:31:33 PM Will this bumper work with the ARB skid plate?
A 02/01/2022, 4:17:24 PM We haven't tested the ARB skid plate, but we will be offering a skid soon.
Q Sean Wilber • 02/17/2022, 9:38:24 PM What are the dimensions on the top of the bumper where the pre runner bars bolt in? Is it possible to mount more lights where the bar work would bolt on instead?
A 03/04/2022, 1:55:11 PM You could use the holes for lights. They are setup for 5/16 bolts.
Q w • 02/25/2022, 12:44:47 PM Is this compatible with Black Diamond Trim?
A 03/01/2022, 8:43:52 AM Yes
Q Aaron Sweet • 03/04/2022, 7:06:11 AM What material and thickness is aluminum option bumper. Thx
A 03/04/2022, 1:21:54 PM 1/4", updated the description!
Q Randy wilferd • 04/02/2022, 10:36:21 AM What would be the lead delivery time to California for the aluminum winch bumper ? And do you offer small accessory shop distributor accounts?
A 04/04/2022, 11:45:35 AM Call or email for the most up to date lead time/delivery info. 269-353-1184 email@example.com We do not offer distributor accounts.
Q Jay • 04/16/2022, 2:42:58 PM will the vanguard bumper work with the factory skid plate?
A 04/25/2022, 10:22:46 AM Yes, it will.
Q gwgeneral • 04/25/2022, 4:00:16 PM Will new bumper interfere with Ford copilot 360 technology ? I am not sure where the sensors are for 360. I do NOT have have adaptive cruise control but do have 360 degree camera capability and front proximity sensors. With pre-runner bar does camera need to be relocated, I will not have the winch just the pre-runner bar ?
A 04/25/2022, 4:59:26 PM The pre-runner bar will not block the camera view, but will be visible in the front camera view at the edges of the frame.
Q gwgeneral • 04/25/2022, 4:39:03 PM Is Ford CoPilot 360 collision warning and automatic breaking affected when new bumper is installed ? Or is that handled by the proximity sensors getting relocated into new bumper .. I have an Outer Banks with sensors in the bumper currently. Not sure if the square large panel in the button center of the bumper is being used since I do not have adaptive cruise control.. not sure if that is used for collision warning and auto braking.. I do have the High Package.
A 04/26/2022, 9:52:29 AM Without the LUX package and adaptive cruise, that will just be an empty box. You will just need to relocate the proximity sensors in the bumper to the new bumper. The rest of the functions are handled by the camera in the windshield.
Q JD • 05/18/2022, 0:00:23 AM Which is the Baja and which is the prerunner bar? A previous question doesn't explain which is which
A 05/18/2022, 2:26:44 PM The Prerunner is the mid height bar, with side tubes. The Baja is lower and has no side tubes.
Q Brian Brunow • 06/30/2022, 10:10:07 AM how does the strength compare between the steel and aluminum bumper, i see that the Aluminum is thicker but half the weight, but what about the strength. Which one will be more durable?
A 06/30/2022, 12:28:01 PM The steel option will be strongest/most durable. If weight is a big concern and you are only doing lighter wheeling, aluminum might be the way to go.
Q Preston King • 07/21/2022, 12:58:26 PM Will this bumper work with adaptive cruise?
A 07/21/2022, 4:45:38 PM Lux and 1st edition models are compatible with "no tube" versions of this bumper only with an ACC module relocation. We recommend using ADD's relocation kit: https://www.addictivedesertdesigns.com/ford-bronco-adaptive-cruise-control-bracket
Q Nick • 07/21/2022, 3:21:46 PM Will this impede the adaptive cruise control that comes with the LUX package?
A 07/21/2022, 4:43:14 PM Lux and 1st edition models are compatible with "no tube" versions of this bumper only with an ACC module relocation.³ We recommend using ADD's relocation kit: https://www.addictivedesertdesigns.com/ford-bronco-adaptive-cruise-control-bracket
Q Lance Autry • 07/25/2022, 5:44:45 PM What is it about the luxury package that makes it to where you can't have the tube options? I have a Luxury package and would like the Baja bar and a winch. If I am going to use the ACC relocation kit then what is stopping me from being able to have the Baja bar with the luxury package? Also, if I do go with no bar can I still do a winch? Thx!
A 08/15/2022, 3:42:52 PM The tube will be in the way of the relocated LUX sensor.
Q Alex Brown • 08/01/2022, 10:20:48 PM What are the dimensions of the winch cradle? I have an X-Bull 13k winch and I want to be sure it will fit before purchasing.
A 08/15/2022, 4:04:06 PM It will fit.
Q Eric • 08/17/2022, 6:30:07 PM What size winches are compatible with this bumper? Up to 12k? and are there limitations to the aluminum version?
A 08/23/2022, 2:01:59 PM We do our testing with 8K and 10K winches. Many 12k winches share a similar footprint, however.
Q Gabe • 10/07/2022, 12:53:23 PM Dumb question, but I drive in areas with lots of deer. Would the bull bar or prerunner actually survive an impact at highway speeds? I expect damage but need to make it home.
A 10/11/2022, 4:57:12 PM Any bar would certainly help your chances of a drivable vehicle after an animal impact, but we have no way of saying for certain that will 100% be the case with every impact.
Q ERNEST LAMOUNTAIN • 10/27/2022, 11:02:09 AM Is the aluminum bumper strong enough to use a winch for recovery with out damaging the bumper?
A 11/03/2022, 12:31:33 PM Yes.
Q Ken Schulte • 11/01/2022, 2:53:06 PM Will the Vanguard bumper fit on the BRaptor? Does bumper change OEM approach angle?
A 11/03/2022, 1:04:20 PM It will fit the Bronco Raptor yes. It does stick out further to accommodate the winch, so that changes the approach angle, yes. If you don't need the winch, check out our Crusader bumper for a closer fit to the grille.
Q Ryan • 11/18/2022, 6:08:43 PM Does it come with the lights or are they sold separately?
A 11/28/2022, 10:35:43 AM They are sold separately.
Q Chris • 12/26/2022, 4:14:44 PM Which foglight and mounting set do you recommend or use with your Vanguard number? Does the mounting bolts for your bill bar interfere with mounting the fog lights?
A 01/03/2023, 2:56:24 PM No, the bolts don't interfere. We like the Baja Designs Squadron Sports as shown here: https://www.jcroffroad.com/product/5578XX.html
Q stephen • 01/10/2023, 6:11:28 AM will the vangurd front bumper adapt to be flat towed with blue ox tow bar system at tow points?
A 01/20/2023, 5:22:05 PM We haven't tested it at the shop, but as long as the tow bar will adapt to the d-ring mounts, it should work fine. We usually recommend your safety chains go directly to the frame of the vehicle.
Q Bob • 03/01/2023, 6:13:54 PM What is the diameter of the holes for the parking sensors?
A 03/13/2023, 4:14:43 PM 1.25"
Q Joseph • 03/02/2023, 9:21:39 PM Has the prerunner bar been modified to sit higher than the Bronco lettering, similar to the crusader tube work?
A 03/13/2023, 4:49:56 PM The pre-runner is as shown in the photos on both bumpers. Yes, it's taller on the Crusader.
4.25/5 Stars out of 4 Reviews
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Mark (Nevada) | September 2nd, 2022
Nice bumper. Fit with no issues. My only complaint would be the hardware for the center cover. Supplied were clip on style nuts that definitely wouldn't work. too small to clip on the thick area there and also wrong length. I replaced with some nicer class 8 bolts and nuts. Mounted some 3" leds in light cut-outs. Looks pretty good! I also got the ARB skid plate package and it worked perfectly with this bumper. It tucks up right under the lower edge of this bumper and leaves zero gap. Very pleased about that!
Paul English (Nashua, NH) | June 3rd, 2022
This bumper is awesome. Very heavy duty and super easy to install (especially with the helpful install video). JCR indicated a long lead time, but mine was delivered super quick (within weeks as compared to several months as I had expected). I had some minor issue because the shipping carrier (no names mentioned) caused a little damage to it during delivery. But JCR had packed the product very well, and they were super reactive in getting back to me to address my (minor) concerns. I have nothing but great things to say about the bumper and JCR. I'd definitely order from them again.
Dcruz (Colorado) | May 29th, 2022
Absolutely great bumper and easy to install yourself if you watch the video.
Troy V (CO) | November 9th, 2022
I ordered the Vanguard bumper in aluminum to save significant weight. I installed the bumper and a Warn VR Evo 12S winch, with Factor 55 Ultrahook. The first time I retracted the winch rope in order to pull the Ultrahook tight against the fairlead, it significantly bent the part of the bumper that the fairlead attaches to. I was shocked that it bent so much with relatively minor force needed to hold the Ultrahook securely against the fairlead. I would definitely advise against paying the significant extra price to get the bumper in aluminum. I'm quite concerned if I ever have to actually winch myself or someone else with this bumper.
Note From JcrOffroad: Troy, sorry to hear you had issues with your bumper. Any material is capable of bending in this way as the fairlead mount isn't meant to take the force of a winch pulling the hook more than snug. In a recovery situation, the fairlead is meant to direct the cable with perhaps some load up, down, or side to side with an off-center pull. The only time we see this much back force on a fairlead is when cinching the cable. Please reach out to our tech support team if we can be of further assistance on this.