Wednesday, February 15, 2017

GSI Jeep Wrangler Rear Bumper

Here is a quick review of the GSI Jeep Wrangler Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier installed on a 2011 2 Door Jeep Wrangler JK.   Buy the inexpensive GSI bumper on Amazon
You will not find a cheaper bumper and tire carrier for a JK than this unless you hit the used market.  So far, I am really impressed with the GSI Jeep Wrangler bumper with tire carrier. 

  1. GSI Bumper Shipping was relatively prompt.  Received within 8 days.
  2. Packaged well in two boxes, one for the GSI bumper, one for the GSI tire carrier.
  3. Install was straight forward
  4. Build quality of the GSI bumper, on the surface, seems solid.  Heavy duty, good paint, no scratches, lenses for LEDs all lit, etc.
  5. The locking latch is a little difficult (tight to operate) with not enough clearance.  I'm hoping this loosens up in time.
  6. If you don't have a trailer harness hitch, you need to splice into your turn signals.  Do yourself a favor and buy this trailer harness tap kit first around $20:
Overall, yes, I would recommend the GSI Jeep Wrangler Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier.  Let's see how it holds up with time.

Item List:
 GSI 07-16 Jeep Wrangler JK Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier, Smoke Lens Model GSJW1169
Tyger Electric Wiring Kit (Trailer Harness Tap) 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BestTop Trektop Pro on 2 Door Jeep JK

I recently installed a Besttop Trektop Pro Hybrid Soft Top on my 2-door Jeep Wrangler JK.   My jeep JK has half doors, and I figured this would be a good place to post photos for people of what a Trektop Pro Hybrid top looks like with a 2 door jeep that has factory half doors.
The hybrid top is the best of both a soft top and a hard top for jeeps.  Buy it on Amazon.

Here is the best top pro hybrid on a 2 door JK wrangler.  on back is a 34" Fuel Beast and Nitto Ridge Grappler combo on a GSI bumper.
In this photo, you can see the rear hatch is a solid window, not a stupid zip up.

Photo of the Trektop Pro hybrid on a 2 door without rear tire installed.

More photos of a Best Top Pro Hybrid Top on a 2 door Jeep Wrangler 2011 JK in Cosmos blue with half doors.

Sportfish Body Armor for 2 Door JK

Took a small gamble and bought some mirror protection armor for my 2 door Jeep JK wrangler.
I found this stuff on Amazon for less than $12, so it wasn't that much of a risk.

Here is a couple photos of the: Sporthfish Cowl Body Armor Powder Coated Finish Outer Cowling Cover for Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon Sahara Sport X & Unlimited 2/4 door 2007-2015
Passenger Side Photo of the Sportfish Mirror Armour 
Drivers side photo of the body armour cheap inexpensive mirror protector on a 2011 JK 2 door.    As far as a review of the Sporthfish Cowl Body armor, there is not much to say.  It was inexpensive, a perfect fit on a 2011 Jeep JK, looks good, had 3m double sided tape, and I am satisfied for the price.  I don't know how it will fair in weather and sun yet, so I will keep you posted, but if you have to replace this every few years, its not a big dead.
The color is a muted black, not as deep as I would have wanted, but you can't beat the price.  Make no mistake though, this is plastic.

Buy it hereCheap Mirror Protector for Wrangler

Rugged Ridge Modular Jeep Bumper - All Terrain Bumper Photos

I had trouble tracking down good photos of a Rugged Ridge All Terrain Modular Bumper for a JK Jeep Wrangler 2 door before I purchased it.   Below are example pictures and photos of the Rugged Ridge Modular bumper system for JK Jeeps with and without various modular bumper components.

You can buy the Rugged Ridge All Terrain Bumper with Free Shipping from Amazon here:

Below: Photo of Rugged Ridge Modular All Terrain Bumper on Jeep 2 door JK Wrangler Front view, without end caps and without over rider bull bar. This is a stock lift, 32" stock tire photo of the Jeep with a Modular bumper.

And here is the Rugged Ridge Modular Bumper with a bull bar, or over rider as they call it.  This is also the stock lift and stock 32" wheels on the 2 door JK Wrangler.  Note, this rugged ridge all terrain bumper photo shows the bull bar but does not have the stubby end caps installed.

And last but not least, here is a photo of the Rugged Ridge All Terrain Bumper with Over Rider and Stubby End Caps installed on a Cosmos Blue Jeep JK 2 Door.  Subtle, but makes a big difference.

This is the same jeep as before, but it is now lifted.  This is a 2.5" suspension lift with:
 34" Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires,
All Terrain Stubby Bumper End Caps  
Inexpensive Blue D-Ring Schackles