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Cherokee Front DIY Bumper - XJ DIY
• CNC Cut from 3/16" Steel.
The DIY kit is designed for those wanting to build their bumper themselves. Let us take the design and guess work out of the equation! Bend it, weld it, wheel it!
• CNC Cut from 3/16" Steel.
• Fits 2-door and 4-door Jeep Cherokees, 1984-2001.
• Includes JcrOffroad Sticker.
• Hand built in the USA!
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12 Questions asked on DIY XJ Bumper | Front | Jeep Cherokee (84-01) •
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Q Nate w • 04/24/2020, 0:26:05 AM What does it take to modify the bumper to fit a winch like the picture. It looks longer than the one without it.
A 04/27/2020, 3:56:52 PM That picture was an error sorry, for a winch you want part: DIY-XJ-F-WN
Q Robert Hooser • 08/24/2020, 11:00:02 AM Will this fit on a 1998 Grand Cherokee?
A 09/09/2020, 2:07:14 PM No, please see part https://www.jcroffroad.com/product/DIY-ZJ-F-WN.html
Q Jake Colburn • 10/28/2020, 12:11:31 PM How much does the bumper weigh?
A 11/03/2020, 3:33:15 PM 50lbs
Q Mikey • 12/07/2020, 10:32:31 PM Is tubework available for this DIY front bumper??
A 12/10/2020, 11:17:58 AM Yes, see this category: https://www.jcroffroad.com/category/DPL.html
Q Arturo Reyes • 12/11/2020, 10:44:49 AM Do you have a kit for a tundra v6 2002? Because i have been looking and can't find any except some that are way over budget
A 12/15/2020, 1:21:48 PM We do not.
Q Nathan • 12/19/2020, 4:58:09 PM Is the hitch mount just a cut out, or does it have reinforcement that could handle a winch/plate?
A 12/23/2020, 5:13:09 PM It's a cutout with a support. You may want to add additional supports for a winch however.
Q Owen • 03/09/2021, 4:57:23 PM Is this bumper safe for a road collision?
A 03/16/2021, 3:15:09 PM We'd do our best to avoid running into anything with your Jeep. But, seriously, the design has not been crash-tested, and this is a product that you weld yourself, so its durability would depend on your fabrication skills.
Q donald w Creed • 03/18/2021, 6:55:41 AM Is this bumper available without hitch mount cut-out?
A 03/22/2021, 6:12:20 PM The hitch is not fully cut out, you can weld and grind the pre-cut slots if you don't need the hitch.
Q Patrick • 10/27/2021, 11:21:22 PM Hey do I need the tie in kit?
A 10/28/2021, 11:13:00 AM If you want to use the bumper for recovery, we recommend it.
Q Larry H • 10/30/2021, 1:40:00 PM I intend to use a towbar to tow my XJ. Are the d-ring pulls on this bumper tied back enough to tow the Jeep?
A 12/14/2021, 5:35:57 PM Yes, they are strong enough. We always recommend tying your safety chains somewhere directly on the frame for an extra margin of safety though.
Q Doug M • 05/20/2022, 12:24:33 PM Do you have a printed instructions PDF i can download......Thanks
A 05/20/2022, 2:21:36 PM We do! On the product page, just below the product description. There is a button that says Install Instructions.
Q Reagan Smith • 12/31/2022, 10:50:43 PM Are you able to get tubework with this bumper and if so where do you purchase it?
A 01/03/2023, 2:56:24 PM Various tubes available here: https://www.jcroffroad.com/category/DPL.html
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Write a Product Review: DIY XJ Bumper | Front | Jeep Cherokee (84-01)
Terry (Bonney Lake, WA) | July 24th, 2021
This JRC bumper was exactly what I was looking for! It is a perfect fit on our 1997 XJ. To make the required bends for welding, I used a 2”x24” piece of angle iron and my bench top vice. A couple of vice grips clamped on the ends of the longer pieces kept the bend lines clean and tight. After tacking the pieces together and installing the Unibody Tie-in kit w/steering spacer it was time for a test fit…went together smooth! NOTE: I did have my son help me put the steering spacer and tie-in plate on the driver’s side, you can do this by yourself, but It’s a lot easier with two people. I welded it up with my Miller 141 wirefeed welder and prior to painting, I smoothed the welds with a 4” angle grinder and a 60 grit flap disc. As noted in the instructions, I did have to relocate the vacuum reservoir…it fit nicely on the right hand side under the radiator. I reoriented the horn mounts and was able to reuse the factory mounting locations on the factory fender support brackets for the horns. I trimmed the inner plastic fender liners to follow the contour of the JRC bumper and secured them with plastic retainer clips. When it was all done, it looked like our XJ came from the factory with the JRC bumper! I
Anonymous | October 29th, 2014
This bumper was a really great investment. I highly recommend this product anyone. JCR has great top notch stuff, shipping was fast fitment was perfect. If your on a budget and need some great protection on the front I would choose JCR hands down YOU WILL NOT BE DISSIPOINTED!!
Anonymous | January 4th, 2016
JCR and this DIY bumper is top notch. I thought I bit off more then I could chew with this DIY bumper. Not at all!!! The insctructions, the bends, the material, the customer support, couldn't ask for anything better!
Anonymous | April 4th, 2016
This is a nice front bumper, while fabricating it I did not spend the time smoothing and blending the welds that I normally would to have it have the homemade look. It came out the way I wanted, Installed easily and looks good. If you get the Baja bar and braces make sure you can get your turn signals out as the clearance can be tight. I was also able to squeeze in two 5" driving lights and a 20" light bar in the center. Very happy with this product.
Anonymous | December 31st, 2016
This product is a perfect project. It cuts the bill for your bumper by more than 50%. I completed this project in about 3 hours with a Stick Welder. It is recommended to use a MIG welder, and I would back that up. Its do-able with a Stick welder, but takes much more time.
Anonymous | January 22nd, 2016
Great bumper, I get compliments on it all the time. The Diy aspect saves money and gives you a little more of that built not bought feeling. It's straightforward and easy if you have basic welding skills and equipment, I used a little Hobart machine off of 110 and it burned in solid. I liked this one enough I bought the TJ diy also!