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 tha 35″ 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 vehicles grill 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 communication antennas. Central on each outer wing section are 20mm (.79″) thick 350 grade recovery points which tie through the winges 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.