The profile of this bumper has been designed with maximum ground clearance and approach angles put first. The bumper sits as high and tight to the front of the 1st generation (1998-2004) Nissan Xterra as possible, while the angled lower faces will smoothly slide over obstacles and ensure you do not get hung up on the trail. The side wings of this bumper wrap around to the front wheel wells and tie directly into the main frame mounting plates for true offroad protection. These side wings will take a serious hit without flexing or deflecting into the vehicle body. We know that most Nissan Xterra owners want to run oversized tires and more aggressive wheel offsets. This can create interference issues with the stock front bumper. We have thought ahead and specifically designed these bumper side wings to easily clear 35″ tires. Unlike other bumpers on the market that only mount to the thin corrugated frame horns, this bumper uses a total of 8 bolts to solidly mount it to both the frame rail ends and the factory recovery points. This distributes impact and winching forces evenly across your frame and makes for the stiffest mounting interface of any bumper on the market. This bumper also has a built in lower skid plate that provides a smooth surface to slide across trail obstacles and leaves no possible way for trail debris to find its way into your vulnerable engine bay parts.
The main section of this bumper is CNC-bent out of a single piece of 3/16″ P&O Steel. This greatly reduces the amount of welding and grinding required by you and makes for a cleaner finished product. If you are paying to have the bumper assembled by a welding shop, this significantly lowers the cost.
We finished this bumper off with four integrated light buckets for surface mount LED pod lights (custom light cut outs available by request, such as a light bar version), an integrated winch mount to accept all standard 8-12k lb winches with removable solenoids, and heavy duty 9/16″ recovery points that are placed directly in line with the Nissan Xterra frame to eliminate any leveraging effects. These recovery points are formed by laser cut steel plates that pass through the bumper shell and tie directly into the Nissan Xterra frame as part of the bumper’s main mounting brackets. The recovery points then get welded to the in and outside of the bumper shell. These factors all combine to form recovery points that minimize stress on your Nissan Xterra frame and provide reliable recoveries of heavily loaded vehicles in the worst of offroad situations. What could make this bumper even better? The low profile design has resulted in very reasonable weights of 102lbs for the steel bumper and 50lbs for the aluminum version. Considering that this bumper replaces your factory bumper and associated components, the resulting weight increase to your Nissan Xterra is surprisingly minimal. This reduces added stress on your vehicle, maintains precious payload capacity, and allows you to keep your factory suspension if desired.
•DIY Weld-together kit – This bumper arrives as precision CNC-laser cut and bent pieces that you then weld together (detailed assembly instructions included)
•CNC-bent plates greatly reduces amount of welding and grinding required by you and makes for a cleaner finished product
•Low profile design is engineered to provide maximum ground clearance and complement the factory body lines – this bumper protrudes less than 4″ from the center of the grill!
•Heavy duty 3/16″ plate steel construction for maximum offroad strength and durability
•Optional 1/4″ 5052 aluminum for a lightweight yet very durable overlanding setup (52lb weight savings)
•Bolts directly to frame using a total of 8 factory mounting points – no drilling required
•Protected winch mount fits all standard 8000-12,000lb winches with removable solenoids
•Integrated 9/16″ thick clevis mounts allow the use of 3/4″ D-Rings and pull directly off of the frame for confident recoveries of heavily loaded vehicles
•Four Integrated LED pod mounts – slotted mounting tabs give tons of adjustment to fit a wide variety of surface mount pod lights
•Integrated license plate mount
•Optional heavy duty grill and headlight tubing for added protection