Jeep Cherokee (XJ) Front Winch Bumpers

With over 3,000,000 produced between 1984 and 2001, there are many Jeep (XJ) Cherokees on the road and trails today.  The XJ Cherokee is highly capable off-road, and still commands great aftermarket support.  In considering the build of Project XJ, below are my picks/considerations for front winch bumper replacements.


Winch Bumpers

In my opinion, one of the main reasons to upgrade the front bumper of any Jeep is to add a winch, and better recovery points.  Below are my considerations for a winch capable bumper.


Smittybilt 76810 XRC Front Bumper for Jeep Cherokee XJ

The Smittybilt 76810 XRC Front Bumper for Jeep Cherokee XJ is a clean looking winch ready bumper that places the winch low, ideal for a good recovery pull, as well as allowing good air flow into the seven slat grill opening.

Something that is missing from the stock Jeep Cherokee (XJ) front bumper, the Smittybilt 76810 XRC Front Bumper for Jeep Cherokee XJ also provides two rock solid recovery points.

Available from Amazon for $425.43 with FREE SHIPPING!!!


Elite Shorty Winch Stinger Front Bumper-Jeep Cherokee XJ/Comanche

The Elite Shorty Winch Stinger Front Bumper-Jeep Cherokee XJ/Comanche offers XJ owners a winch capable front bumper with a stinger feature, and who doesn’t need a stinger?!

Made in the USA, shipped ready-to-paint, the Elite Shorty Winch Stinger Front Bumper-Jeep Cherokee XJ/Comanche is a great option for your custom build.

Available from Amazon for $425.00 with FREE SHIPPING!!!


Rusty’s Off-Road Front Trail Bumper With Winch Mount (XJ)

Clean, basic and functional comes to mind when I look at Rusty’s Off-Road Front Trail Bumper With Winch Mount (XJ).  The winch is fully encapsulated and two solid recovery points, and if want to get fancy, you can add an LED light bar!!!

Available from Amazon for $529.00 with FREE SHIPPING!!!


Now that I have it narrowed down to a few winch bumpers, now it’s time to decide on a winch???