The Jeep Wrangler JK stubby bar has been developed for the off-roader who is after a winch platform all while maintaining maximum clearance for larger diameter tires. Generally vehicles that run larger than 35 inch tires may rub the tire on the wings of a traditional style ARB Deluxe bar. The JK Stubby Bar eliminates this issue on the Jeep JK since the bar is only as wide as the vehicle’s grille panel.
Even though the bar itself is very compact it still has many features including full SRS compatibility. Each outer wing section features high lift jacking points. Brackets are provided for fitment of driving lights to the bar. And sitting on top of the 76mm (3″) main tube is a mount that can be used for LED light bars or communications antennas. Central on each outer wing section are 20mm (.79″) thick 350 grade recovery points which tie through the wings and into the chassis mounts directly. The kit also features a new bracket to relocate the vacuum pump on later model vehicles.
The winch platform will allow the mounting of most traditional low mount style winches and narrow mount pattern competition type winches. A bracket is provided for those who wish to run their control box in the center of the bar.
Two front ‘flip up’ style license plate mounts are provided. One to suit roller fairleads and one for the Hawse type fairlead. These allow the number plate to be located over the fairlead and flipped up out of the way when the winch is in use.
At only 1127mm (44.37”) wide, the Stubby Bar is no wider than the JK’s grille panel. Frontal protection to vital engine components is achieved while allowing the fitment of larger diameter tires without interfering with the wider wing sections found on traditional ARB deluxe bars.
The Stubby bar projects a mere 123mm (4.842”) forward of the chassis (chassis mount to leading edge of recovery point) offering optimum approach angles.
The Stubby bar includes a solid mounting platform for mid framed low mount winch models & narrow drum competition winches including: WARN™ Zeon range, XD9000, XP9500 & XDC9500, Quadratec Q-Series, Smittybilt X20 Series
Wing sections include additional 4mm reinforcement braces for added strength.
Manufactured from 20mm (0.787 inch) 350 grade steel, the recovery points pass through the front face of the bar, attaching to the chassis mount for increased structural integrity.
HIGH LIFT JACKING POINTS:
Both wing sections include reinforced cutouts providing suitable jacking points for Hi-Lift ® and similar style jacks. The High Lift jacking points are reinforced with 3mm steel plate to prevent distortion or damage. When the jack leg is inserted into the point, the lip of the jack foot locates past the internal reinforcing plate to prevent slippage. The angled wing profile allows the jack handle to raise and lower without fear of contact with the vehicle body.
LIGHT BAR MOUNT:
The 76mm main tube features a 3mm laser cut mounting bracket designed to accept LED light bar ‘U’ Cradle mounts and communications antennas.
Bolt on pedestal type mounts are provided for fitment of a large range of traditional style driving lights including IPF and the just released ARB Intensity LED driving lights.
• Manufactured from 4mm laser cut and folded steel sheet
• 20mm 350 grade steel recovery points
• 76mm x 2mm ERW Centre frame tube
• All hardware zinc plated for corrosion resistance
• All exterior surfaces are CMT pulse welded
• 5 stage anti corrosion pre-treatment and finished in durable black satin powder coat
• Includes fully illustrated fitting instructions
• Bar weight: Approx 30 kg (66 lb)
• Bar dimensions: 510mm (20”) H x 1127mm (44.37”) W
• Shipping weight: 47 kg (104 lb)
• Shipping carton dimensions: 1200mm x 570mm x 380mm (47.25” x 22.44” x 15”)