The AEV Rear Bumper and RX Tire Carrier for the 2018+ JL Wrangler are essential upgrades for anyone serious about off-roading adventure. The OE Jeep JL Wrangler rear bumper with tire carrier work perfectly fine for a stock vehicle that seldom leaves the road, but they are not really meant to withstand much off-road abuse.
AEV’s JL Rear Bumper is designed from the ground up to withstand all the rigors of off-road use and overland travel. The JL Rear Bumper maximizes departure angle and offers chassis-mounted, tubular steel corner protection for the rear quarter sheet metal, which is one of the most vulnerable parts on the Wrangler. The AEV Rear Bumper includes a pair of heavy duty, chassis mounted recovery points for easy rigging of ¾” anchor shackles. Rotomolded corners reduce added weight, while adding to the overall aesthetic, and a molded step pad is included for secure footing when accessing your cargo.
The AEV Jeep JL rear bumper is fully compatible with the OE trailer hitch receiver, license plate light, trailer harness plug and will accept the rear ParkSense back-up sensors (if equipped). There is also a provision for a single 3” square LED reverse light to be mounted cleanly behind the bumper (mounting kit sold separately) and to add a pair of AEV Splash Guards (sold separately). To make sure the Bumper fits correctly on all Wranglers, we even designed two unique fender-flare extension kits for Jeeps with either the “high” fender flare option or the standard fender flares. Customers who have aftermarket fender flares or no fender flares at all are able to order the Rear Bumper without a flare extension for a narrower width. With multiple configuration options available, the AEV Rear Bumper will look great on the back of your JL Wrangler regardless of your fender flare style.
The RX Tire Carrier is very similar to the proven design of our Tire Carrier for the JK Wrangler, taking all the stress and weight from your oversized spare wheel and tire OFF the tailgate and on to the frame of the vehicle. This not only offers a more secure mounting solution but will eliminate the risk of damaging your tailgate by overloading it, while still maintaining a one-handed operation. Many of the other signature features from our previous generation Tire Carrier also carry-over, such as mounting provisions on the top of the mast for a reverse/chase light and antennas, as well as a shovel holder behind your spare tire. Additionally, a relocation kit for the OE rear camera and a newly designed CHMSL (3rd brake light) are both included with this kit. The RX Tire Carrier will also accept an AEV Fuel Caddy, allowing you to carry an extra 10.2 gallons of fuel safely and securely, behind your spare tire (sold separately) and will carry up to a 40” tall tire or a 37” tall tire, when used with the optional Fuel Caddy.
The AEV Jeep JL rear bumper with tire carrier are E-coated and powder coated for maximum corrosion resistance and are proudly manufactured in the USA. Due to being more exposed to road debris and trail obstacles than most components, the AEV Rear Bumper also has a zinc plating applied prior to e-coat for added corrosion resistance.
Please note: The AEV Rear Bumper will not work with the factory spare tire mount unless an adapter is added to move the spare tire up and away from the bumper. Additionally, AEV’s RX Tire Carrier will only work with AEV’s Rear Bumper and is not compatible with the OE rear bumper.
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