Pictured at left is the Winch Mount kit AND the Stage 2 Brush Bar bumper kit.
This Patriot is also sporting our Supersliders and Adventure Rack system...
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As the Jeep Patriot gains popularity all around the world, more and more of these vehicles are hitting the trails. Some people don't think you can take these Jeeps offroad and have some fun, but Patriot owners know better! After all... ITS A JEEP!
And being that it is a true Jeep, Jeep owners are starting to get the itch to improve, build up, and equip their vehicles for the trail. Rocky Road is the first and only company to introduce lift kits, skidplate, rack systems for the Jeep Patriot, and once again we're the first to provide a true winch mounting system and bumper kit as well.
When you're checking out the photos of our awesome looking system, what you cannot see in these photos of the outside of the Jeep is THE MEAT of the Rocky Road winch mounting kit. This is completely tucked inside and behind the factory plastic bumper shell.
Your factory plastic bumper shell is currently mounted to a steel frame, which then attaches to the actual frame of your Patriot. Our kit completely replaces that steel bumper frame and provides a new heavy duty steel frame which also includes the new winch mounting provisions. The Rocky Road winch mounting kit comes with the necessary mounting/hardware in addition to the *factory hardware when your stock steel bumper frame is removed and replaced.
Pictured at right is the mounting frame for the winch and bumper
included in our Patriot Winch Mount kit.
The Rocky Road winch mount kit is a full bolton system. No need to do metal-work, fabrication, or welding to your Jeep.... Though of course as you can see from the photos, an opening does need to be cut into the bumper face itself for the winch cable. While this kit is designed to be do-able by experienced at home do-it-yourselfers, having a body shop or mechanic perform the installation may be helpful.
The kit includes a detailed instruction manual with lots of pictures to help make the installation run as smoothly as possible.
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The STAGE 1 BUMPER KIT is a very simple bolton kit which does not require our winch mount. It will install onto your vehicle as is and so is a super easy and budget minded bumper kit.
The Stage 1 kit does give you a stout brush bar and bash plate up front. This kit also comes with light mounting tabs included (visible in the pictures above).
The STAGE 2 BUMPER KIT does require our winch mount system and includes the opening for winch installation. As with the Stage 1 kit, light mounts are included. IPF round and rectangular lights which are shown in pictures above can be purchased as optional items.
The BRUSH BAR BUMPER kit... Not only is it functional as a great brace and impact plate, this awesome push bar on the front of your Jeep will give it a VERY tough offroad look. It really transforms the look of your Jeep from standard SUV, to that of a trail-ready offroad MACHINE... whether you plan to take it offroad or not. This is the kit you should choose if you want the bumper AND plan to install a winch initially, or one day in the future. Having a winch is not a requirement for the Brush bar, but you MUST have a winch mounting kit in order to run the Brush Bar Bumper.
Bumper kits are available for series 1 Patriot (generally 2010 and older), and series 2 Patriot (generally 2011 and newer) Jeep. The photos below give examples of the Series 1 and 2 front bumpers. Some Jeeps may also have silver colored bumper stripes, or other minor cosmetic differences. If you have questions on this, please email us. Click each photo below for a larger view.
While our bumper parts can be installed without adding a winch, many Jeepers do want this awesome multi-use tool on their Jeeps. THIS is the winch we recommend and around which our kit was designed for ideal fit.
Although the winch mounting plate is a universal footprint design, for your new winch, we highly recommend, and can only confirm fitment on the Smittybilt 8,000lb winch. This top of the line winch is the next generation in winch features and technology. The Smittybilt kit comes with remote control, hook, roller fairlead, and solenoid box. This winch system is priced much more reasonably that some of the other 'name brand' winches, but boasts stats that are close to, or even superior to those higher priced kits.
You may notice we offer kits with traditional steel cable, and kits with synthetic line cable. Rocky Road recommends the kits with synthetic cable. Among other benefits, the winch ends up weighing about 60lbs less, which over the long haul is simply easier on your front suspension.
* Revolutionary 3-stage planetary gear system boasts an 8,000 lb. line rating and 172.8:1 gear ratio
* 5.5 hp, 12-volt, Series Wound Motor
JEEP FACTORY TOW HOOK kits. Rocky Road bumpers are compatible with the really nicely designed and contoured Patriot tow hook kits. They're an excellent accessory to mount at the same time as your bumper kit while you have things apart. Available as an optional kit in the order forms below.
QUALITY: The other most obvious feature that sets Rocky Road equipment apart is the quality. Quality of material, quality of manufacture, quality of finish. Our commitment to quality is visible in every accessory we manufacture.
FINISH: To ensure your investment is properly protected, all Rocky Road kits are treated with a chemical wash, high temperature powdercoat application, and a sealing system.