HNT Front Bumper | Bronco
- High-N-Tight (HNT) Design Ethos
- 3/16″ steel backbone for structural strength
- 1/8″ steel bumper shell for light weight
- CNC laser cut, brake-formed, fixture welded for precise fit and finish
- Integrated Extreme Duty recovery shackle tabs
- Removable grille inserts
- Parking sensor mounts or holes plugs
- Recessed light mount sold separately (coming soon)
- Lower Skid Sold Separately
- Proudly Made in the U.S.A.
$1,395.00 – $1,495.00
HNT FRONT BUMPER
The HNT Front Bumper is designed to provide everything the avid four-wheeler needs, and nothing they don’t. It is engineered as a high clearance, light-weight but tough bumper that meets or exceeds the factory bumper’s clearance at every angle. LOBO Off-Road’s High-N-Tight Design Ethos guided our product development process to result in the highest clearance bumper possible without performing major surgery to the Bronco’s frame. The bumper tucks up severely as it extends outboard of the frame rails, preserving enough structural thickness to protect the Bronco’s grille while allowing maximum clearance for tires to access rock obstacles to apply traction.
The HNT philosophy also applies to weight and materials used, as it pushed us to maintain the lowest center of gravity possible. That means keeping weight to a minimum. We achieved that by using 1/8-inch thick plate steel for the bumper’s outer shell. This is thicker material than the factory Modular steel bumper, but lighter weight than most heavy aftermarket bumpers which are made of thicker plate. But we did provide the beef where it counts, as the bumper shell mounts over our beefy Frame Brackets, which are made of 3/16″ thick plate steel. The frame brackets provide the structural rigidity required to support the bumper’s Recovery Tabs, Outrigger Braces for the bumper shell and a rigid attachment points for the HNT Hidden Winch Skid Plate, our forthcoming non-winch skid, or the factory skid. The weight of this beefy under-structure is concentrated where it is needed, and absent where it would be a waste.
The 1″ thick CNC machined Extreme Duty Recovery Tabs are fully incorporated into the beefy structure of the Frame Brackets and protrude through CNC laser-cut slots in the Bumper Shell. These Recovery Tabs accept standard heavy duty D-ring shackles and soft shackles, and are fully boxed and braced to handle the most severe recovery duty or even tow-bar attachments for flat towing. The Bumper Shell’s center and outboard cut-outs are filled with removable CNC laser-cut mesh panels that may be painted a contrasting color by the end-user, if desired. The top-center cut-out will accommodate a variety of off-road lighting configurations (more information coming soon). The HNT Front Bumper is designed to be fully compatible with all currently available sensors and electronics, including parking sensors, panic-stop warning sensors and adaptive cruise control. When ordering choose between parking sensor mounts or parking sensor delete plugs from the options above, according to how your Bronco is equipped.
A mounting bracket for installing up to four Rigid Industries DXL LED light pods (or similar) in the center section of the bumper will is available (Sold Separately). This mount places the lights in a protected, recessed position. The four mounting positions allow mixing combinations of beam patterns, for example to floods and two spots, or two amber fogs and two floods, etc.
The HNT Front Bumper is made entirely of 1/8″ and 3/16″ thick mild steel plate, CNC laser cut, precision brake-formed, and professionally fixture welded for a consistent fit and finish. Premium hardware and detailed installation instructions are included. HNT Front Bumper comes standard with a durable multi-stage light-textured black powder coat finish or our optional Mica Armor Coat (see below). For those who wish to paint or coat it a custom color, the bumper may be special-ordered raw (please allow extra production time).
OPTIONAL MICA ARMOR COAT
This Lobo Off-Road product is available with our durable Mica Armor Coat finish. Mica Armor Coat is a super durable polyester powder coat finish with excellent weather resistance properties for high performance and architectural applications. It has built-in UV resistance to reduce fade over time, which is especially important for vehicles that spend their time outside and on the trail rather than in the garage. This polyester powder coat is thicker and more durable than typical coatings, better able to resist scuffs, scratches and chipping. Mica Armor Coat is dark gray in color, almost black, with a light 3D Metallic flake (see Finish close-ups in Image Gallery). Please allow up to two weeks additional lead time for Mica Armor Coat.
- Choose your Parking Sensor Configuration. If your Bronco is equipped with parking sensors, choose “Parking Sensors” and we will include the grommet/mounts needed to re-install the factory parking sensors into the Lobo Off-Road bumper. If your Bronco is NOT equipped with parking sensors, choose “NO Parking Sensors” and we will include parking sensor delete plugs to stylishly fill the parking sensor holes in the Lobo Off-Road bumper.
- The mounting bracket for installing up to four Rigid Industries DXL LED light pods (or similar) in the center section of the bumper is Sold Separately.
THE HNT DESIGN ETHOS
LOBO Off-Road’s proprietary High-N-Tight Design Ethos guides the product development of this and every component in our HNT Series. The HNT Ethos strives to tuck every facet of the bumper, slider, skid or component as close as possible to the vehicle components it protects, in order to yield the maximum clearance possible to slip past the tightest obstacles. While HNT Series components are built to take a hit if necessary, they are designed to minimize the risk of contact in the first place. HNT design language also incorporates low-drag surfaces with ramp angles and facets for guiding the vehicle up and over obstacles when contact is made, rather than hanging up on sharp corners and protrusions. While the HNT Design Ethos is silent on the subject of aesthetics, we believe that adhering to the High-N-Tight philosophy has the unintended consequence of yielding the best looking armor products possible.
Thanks to our friend Corbin at Weekends & Waypoints for this Installation and Review Video:
|Dimensions||76 × 17 × 16 in|
|Parking Sensor Config||
Parking Sensors, NO Parking Sensors
Black Powder Coat, Mica Armor Coat, Raw (Uncoated)