Aftermarket Bumpers for Jeeps and Trucks

Dodge Ram custom aftermarket bumper

The Perfect Guide for Finding the Best Aftermarket Bumpers on the market

When stock is not an option, completely change the look of your Jeep or truck by upgrading to aftermarket bumpers. Aftermarket bumpers are more than just for protection; they can be stylish accessories that transform the appearance and functionality of your Jeep or truck. Whether you’re an off-road adventurer, someone who works in construction or in rough terrain, or just simply looking to upgrade your vehicle’s aesthetics, aftermarket bumpers offer a variety of styles to choose from. In this article, we’ll break down the different styles of aftermarket bumpers available for your Jeep or truck, helping you find the perfect fit for your ride.

Jeep Rubicon custom aftermarket bumper

Off-Road and Rugged

For those who crave adventure and like to go off-roading, then off-road and rugged bumpers are the way to go. These bumpers feature heavy-duty construction, are built with angles specific to your vehicle, and include recovery points like D-ring attachments and winch mounts. Most off-road style bumpers have a tubular design and some include skid plates, these features make sure that your Jeep or truck can handle the toughest terrain while looking rugged and aggressive.

Brands to consider:

  • Ranch Hand
  • BodyArmor 4×4
  • DV8 Off-road

Simple and Sleek

If you prefer a more clean look, simple and sleek bumpers are the best choice for you. These bumpers are designed to blend seamlessly with your vehicle’s body lines, offering a subtle yet refined appearance. These bumpers provide the necessary protection without sacrificing style. If your Jeep or truck is more of a city cruiser then these are the bumpers for you to look into.

Brands to consider:

  • Westin Automotive
  • Bodyguard
  • ARB
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Aggressive and Stylish

For that show-stopper, eye-catching appearance, consider aggressive and stylish bumpers. These bumpers feature unique and attention-grabbing designs featuring LED lights, and color matching grille guards. These bumpers give you confidence in protection and can make your Jeep or truck stand out from the crowd, making them a favorite among customization and aftermarket enthusiasts.

Brands to consider:

  • FabFours
  • Addictive Desert Designs
  • Road Armor

Other brands we sell:

  • AEV
  • N-Fab
  • Black Horse
  • Go Rhino
  • Warn
  • Steelcraft
  • Rough Country
  • Ironman 4×4
  • Smittybilt
  • Iron Cross
  • Poison Spyder
  • JCR Off-road 
  • Paramount Automotive
  • Rugged Ridge
  • Quadratec
  • Backwoods
  • ICI
  • Expedition One
  • & hundreds more!


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Bumper add-ons and other aspects to consider:

  • Fog lights/ Pod lights
  • Bull bar (Grille protection)
  • Light bars
  • D-rings
  • Winch
  • Tire carrier
  • Swing-out mount
  • Towing hitch

Unless you decide to stick to a factory style bumper or simple and sleek then there are some aspects to keep in mind. Most aftermarket bumpers for trucks, Jeeps and SUVs will come with cutouts to include pod/fog lights or light bars, d-ring mounts, and some may include a winch mount.


Some brands include their own lights, but most bumpers will not include the lights and will need to be sourced by a different brand. Deciding on which lights to go with, you have to make sure that you get the right size that fits the cut-out on the bumper and you also want to consider whether you want a dark tint, the option for daytime running amber lights and the quality of light, which will determine longevity and brightness. 


When it comes to getting the right winch for your bumper you want to make sure that the winch fits the winch mount on the bumper as soon bumpers are made to be equipped with specific winches. Another aspect to consider with choosing your winch is the weight capacity which is dictated by the size and weight of your Jeep, truck or SUV. 

Some well known winch brands are:

  • Warn
  • Smittybilt
  • Rough Country
  • Superwinch
  • Badlands
  • & more
Toyota 4 Runner Aftermarket Bumper

Rear Bumper Swing

For off-road and overland enthusiasts some rear bumpers also include a tire carrier mount or a swing out for water jugs, recovery Jack and recovery gear. The benefits of getting a rear bumper with a tire swing is that you have easy access to your spare tire, it can hold a bigger/heavier tire and it gives you a more aggressive look that says “I’m ready for any adventure”.

Selecting the right style of bumpers for your truck or Jeep is a personal choice that reflects your preferences and lifestyle. Investing in a high-quality bumper is a decision that you won’t regret given the added protection to your Jeep or truck and not to mention the functionality and appearance. Whether you’re seeking off-road & ruggedness, clean & simple, or aggressive styling there’s an aftermarket bumper style to match the vision for your build. Take the time to explore the different styles available and our CTM sales team is here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians also have years of experience installing aftermarket bumpers so we can make it a fun and easy process from purchase to installation. Click HERE to request a quote today on aftermarket bumpers.

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