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The Brawler™ MID front bumper for JK is a "mid-width", high clearance bumper designed to combine off-road performance with full features. This bumper is fabricated from 3/16" plate steel, CNC laser-cut and precision brake-formed into a low profile, high clearance design. The ends of the bumper extend farther outboard than our Brawler™ Lite bumper, to about half the width of the tires. This provides increased brush protection for the grille corners and fenders, and gives the Jeep a more "expeditionary" look than our more rock-crawling specific bumpers. This product is finished in black with Poison Spyder's proprietary SpyderShell™ Armor Coat process.
Plate Steel Construction
This bumper is fabricated from 3/16" plate steel, CNC laser-cut and precision brake-formed into a low profile, high clearance design. The ends of the bumper extend far enough to protect the lower corner of the JK grille, but not far enough to hinder tire clearance or tire access to vertical obstacles.
The Brawler Bar is modeled after the bar found on our original RockBrawler™ front bumper. It is a low-profile stinger designed to provide protection to the winch, grille and radiator area. The Brawler Bar is made of CNC laser-notched, NC-bent 1¾" diameter .120" wall DOM tubing. The complex laser-cut notch allows the Brawler Bar to be welded to two different planes on the surface of the bumper, providing incredible strength. Two gusset styles are offered for strengthening the Brawler Bar. CNC laser-cut brake-formed 3/16" plate steel or CNC laser notched DOM tubing. Note: Warn PowerPlant winches are not a direct-fit with the DOM Tube gussets (they may be installed with some minor modifications by the installer).
Unlike the Poison Spyder BFH™ series bumpers for JK, the Brawler™ MID can be mounted without cutting or altering the Jeep's frame rails. The faceted design of the Brawler™ MID provides the best ground clearance and approach angle possible in a bumper that doesn't require frame modifications. The factory "Crash Bar" may be left intact or removed for a sleek appearance and high clearance. If keeping the crash bar, we recommend adding the Brawler™ MID Skid Plate (sold separately), which conceals the crash bar and protects the electronic sway bar disconnect.
SpyderShell™ Armor Coat
SpyderShell™ is more than just powder coating—it's a complete system that includes the state of the art in preparation, application, materials and packaging to ensure that your SpyderShell™ products stay looking great for years. The SpyderShell™ process has been engineered to provide your Poison Spyder product with years of unmatched great looks, corrosion protection and weather-resistance. Our proprietary 6-stage system starts with media blasting the entire part, to remove contaminents and prep the metal surface for the best possible adhesion. Next, any seams are sealed with 3M Scotch-Weld to block moisture from entering and causing corrosion where the powder can not reach. The first coat to be applied is a zinc-rich powdered black primer, which is baked on to form an impenetrable bond between the metal product and the coating. The primer is black--rather than traditional gray--so that any rock chips or trail damage are less conspicuous. The final top coat is an industrial grade, "super-durable" architectural finish in semi-gloss black, which is engineered to retain its appearance through years of exposure to sun and weather. SpyderShell is a coating process unmatched by any other Jeep armor aftermarket manufacturer, for which we are confident in offering a 5-year warranty on materials and workmanship. CLICK HERE to learn more about SpyderShell™ Armor Coat!
Recessed Fog Lamp Mounts
Brawler™ MID comes with provisions for re-mounting your factory fog lamps. These consist of recessed fog lamp "buckets" that are made of CNC laser cut DUM tubing with a mounting flange designed to accept the mounting hardware of the stock lamps. The recess and all-steel buckets help protect the lamps from the rocks. For those who do not have the stock fog lamps, or would like to upgrade to more powerful LED lamps, Poison Spyder offers a unique LED Fog Lamp Mounting Kit for installing a pair of Rigid Industries "Dually" LED lamps in the fog lamp locations.
IMPORTANT: The stock fog lamps used on the Jeep Wrangler 10th Anniversary Rubicon do NOT fit into the fog lamp buckets on this bumper. If installing this bumper on a 10th Anniversary Rubicon, we suggest using a pair of Rigid Industries Dually or Dually D2 LED lamps along with our JK Dually Fog Lamp Mounts instead of the stock fog lamps.
The Brawler™ MID bumper is designed to accept most Warn winches, and winches from other manufacturers that conform to Warn's standardized winch mounting dimensions. The winch sits in a slight depression on the top surface of the bumper, with plenty of CNC laser cut plate steel gusseting inside the bumper shell, directly underneath the winch to provide maximum strength. The Winch Fairlead Mount is sold separately, so that those who wish to not run a winch are left with a clean looking, unobstructed top surface on their bumper. IMPORTANT: installing the Warn ZEON winch on the Brawler MID Front Bumper requires TWO sets of our ZEON Winch Spacer Plates (p/n 45-57-010-03, sold separately).
IMPORTANT: Warn Powerplant winches do NOT fit on the JK Brawler MID Front Bumper with Brawler Bar.
Recovery Shackle Tabs
Optional Recovery Shackle Tabs are modeled after the high clearance tabs designed for our hard core BFH series bumpers. These tabs are angle to provide maximum approach angle. They are CNC machined from 1" thick steel billet, specifically designed to accept our heavy duty 3/4" Recovery Shackles. Selecting this option will get you a pair of these tabs, expertly welded to the Brawler™ MID bumper.
Optional Brawler™ MID Skid
The optional Brawler™ MID Skid attaches to the bottom of the Brawler™ MID bumper to conceal and protect the stock "crash bar", plus it has an extension to protect the electronic swaybar disconnect motor found on Rubicon JK's. The skid is made of CNC laser-cut 3/16" plate steel, precision brake-formed for a precise fit to the Brawler™ MID front bumper.
A separate version of the Brawler™ MID is available without the "Brawler Bar". The Brawler™ MID comes to you as bare steel, ready to accept paint or powder coat in the color of your choice. A powder coat option for this item is not currently available directly through Poison Spyder. See your nearest Poison Spyder dealer for powder coating options through a coating shop near you.
Features & Benefits
At Poison Spyder we strive to build superior features into every aspect of each product we make. Every feature has a reason for being included in the design. Here are a list of the most important of these features, along with an explanation of the benefits of each. Consider these important factors when shopping for products, and compare the competition to Poison Spyder's features and benefits!
|"Mid" Width||Compared to Full Width bumpers, this allows better clearance for large tires with suspension fully compressed and wheels turned all the way. Allows tires better access to vertical obstacles when approached at an angle. Provides better grille and fender protection, and tire coverage, compared to "Stubby" bumpers.|
|SpyderShell™ Armor Coat||The best-looking, most durable finish coating available from any 4X4 aftermarket products manufacturer.|
|3/16" Plate Steel Construction||Lighter than bumpers constructed of 1/4" plate, but faceted design and internal gussets yield superior strength.|
|CNC Laser Cut & Brake Formed||Precision fit with consistent quality from unit to unit. Cleaner edges than plasma or flame-cut components.|
|Multi-Faceted Design||The best possible ground clearance and approach angles available without cutting Jeep's frame. Multiple bends also provide greater structural strength than flat, un-bent plate.|
|High Clearance Recovery Shackle Tabs||Angled for improved obstacle clearance and approach angle. Designed to conform to the angles of the bumper to reduce hang-ups when approaching steep obstacles. CNC machined from 1" plate steel for ultimate strength. Shackle tabs are optional|
|Captured Grade 8 Mounting Bolts||Easy bolt-on installation without having to be a contortionist to hold a wrench on to both ends of the fastener.|
|Internal Strengthening Gussets||Plate steel gussets, strategically placed to brace winch mounting area.|
|Winch Mount On Top||Allows for maximum strengthening of the winch mounting area with internal gussets. Recessed winch mounting is either weaker or much heavier due to the thicker plate steel required to adequately strengthen the winch mount.|
|Recessed OE Fog Light Mounts||Provides re-use of factory fog lamps, protects them in recessed buckets with CNC laser-cut mounting flanges.|
|Fog Light Harness Mounting Holes||Quickly and easily re-install the factory fog light harness. Correctly placed holes accept the factory Push-in loom holders.|
|Optional Brawler Bar||Protects winch, grille and radiator from trail hazards and potential rollover damage. Provides a measure of front-roll protection. Visible from the driver's seat, acts as a "feeler" when approaching steep obstacles.|
|DOM Tubing (Optional Brawler Bar)||Much stronger than HREW welded seam tubing.|
|Plate or DOM Gussets (Brawler Bar)||Choose from plate style or tube style gussets. Fully strengthens the Brawler Bar. Fully welded, strength can not be matched by bolt-on bars and stingers, or those without gussets.|
|Fairlead Mount Sold Separately||Easily installs when winch is installed. When a winch is not installed, the top of the bumper is left clean and unobstructed.|
|Lower Skid Sold Separately||Allows the option of cutting off the factory "crash bar" for maximum ground clearance and approach angle. Easily installs for those wishing to keep, protect and hide the crash bar.|
|Swaybar Disconnect Protection||Part of the optional Lower Skid, protects the vulnerable and expensive electronic swaybar disconnect mechanism from rock damage.|