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Poison Spyder BFH II Rear Bumpers & Crossmembers



Poison Spyder has recently updated our BFH Rear Bumpers for the Jeep Wrangler JK. The BFH series has always represented the most hard core bumpers available, with minimalist lines for maximum clearance from the rocks. On the JK, that has also necessitated cutting the bulky stock frame rails to gain maximum clearance and departure angles. This is a concept that has been duplicated by many competitors but was originated with the original BFH series bumpers from Poison Spyder. Now the BFH II Rear Bumper series have been further refined with several major upgrades:

BFH II CROSSMEMBER
A separate weld-in replacement crossmember is now available. Traditionally when installing the BFH Rear Bumper, a portion of the rear crossmember must be removed along with the ends of the frame rails. The new BFH II Crossmembers can be welded in, in place of the stock one if the installer chooses to completely remove it. The crossmember is not required (unless with hitch), and customers may still install the non-hitch version of the BFH II Rear Bumper without buying or installing the crossmember. Also, the BFH II Crossmember may be used by itself, as an ultra-minimalist rear bumper, without the BFH II Bumper installed over it, if the customer desires. The BFH II Rear Crossmember is available in two versions: with or without the integrated hitch receiver.


HITCH RECIEVER
A hitch receiver has been perhaps the number one most requested feature for the BFH Rear Bumper, and now it is available. But there's a catch: You have to use the corresponding BFH II Crossmember, as the hitch is actually integrated into it, not the bumper. This has always been our hang-up with simply adding a receiver tube to the old BFH bumper design. It just didn't have the necessary strength to support a hitch. By integrating it to a beefy, weld-in replacement crossmember, it now has a solid foundation and the bumper simply slips on over it. When ordering, be sure to match up the bumper and the crossmember with regards to hitch or no-hitch.


RECESSED LIGHTS
Rearward facing lights are probably the second most requested feature. Now the BFH II Rear Bumpers are available with recessed mounts for 6" single-row LED light bars. The mounts are designed to accommodate Rigid Industries SR-6 lights, but many competitors' lights will also fit in the same mounts. They can be wired in as backup lights, or on a separate toggled switch for rearward facing work lights. And since they're recessed, they're protected from the rocks.

REDESIGNED TABS
The recovery shackle tabs for the BFH II Rear Bumpers have been re-designed specifically for this bumper, to fit the facets of the bumper without protruding and acting as rock anchors. Like all of our recovery shackle tabs, they are CNC machined from 1" thick steel. And we've made them standard equipment on the BFH II.


REDESIGNED BUMPER SHELL
We've made several subtle tweaks to the design of the bumper shell, most of which would be unnoticeable without close inspection. Probably the biggest change is that we've raised the top deck of the bumper somewhat, to close the gap that existed between the bumper and the bottom of the tailgate and corners, with the previous BFH bumpers.


BFH II Rear Bumpers and Crossmembers are made of 3/16" thick CNC laser cut, precision brake-formed, cold hard steel, right here in the USA. Here is the complete product line, with links to each item on our website:

17-17-010 JK BFH II Rear Crossmember


17-17-021-D JK BFH II Rear Bumper - Tabs


17-17-021-DL JK BFH II Rear Bumper - Tabs - Lights


17-17-030 JK BFH II Rear Crossmember - Receiver


17-17-040-D JK BFH II Rear Bumper - Receiver - Tabs


17-17-040-DL JK BFH II Rear Bumper - Receiver - Tabs - Lights


For more information or to order, please contact see our website at the above links or contact our sales department at 951-849-5911 or sales@poisonspyder.com, or contact your favorite Authorized Poison Spyder Dealer.

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I have the BFH original, can I use this crossmember and cut a hole out for the hitch?

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I have the BFH original, can I use this crossmember and cut a hole out for the hitch?
I would say yes. You might have to cut a touch more off your frame as the bumper is a tight fit with the crossmember in place. I recently did an original BFH and have just installed my second BFH II and it seems the BFH II required about 3/16" more cut off the frame.

Also, running the crossmember requires the cuts to be more precise as the crossmember caps off the ends of the frame and gets welded to it. You may need additional cutting/grinding and some test fitting to get it just right. The original BFH came with a paper template to mark where to cut with the frame but the BFH II should ship with a laser cut metal template that you can bolt onto the frame to make the cut perfect.


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I have the BFH original, can I use this crossmember and cut a hole out for the hitch?
We designed the BFH II Crossmember so that it would fit within the "envelope" of both the new BFH II bumper and the original BFH bumper. It will fit inside there, and you can install your old bumper over it. But the cut profile (where you cut the frame rails) is slightly different so you'll have to do some further trimming on the frame. The template that comes with the crossmember should make that easy to do. As far as the hitch receiver protruding through the old bumper, we're not really sure about yet. Yes you can simply cut a hole for it to poke through the old bumper (the hole would be where the spyder cut-out is on your old BFH). But the angle of that lower surface is slightly different between the two bumpers. The reason that may create an issue is that the hitch pin hole is very close to the bumper plate when used with a BFH II outer shell. That slight difference in dimensions on the old BFH bumper might potentiall land that hitch pin hole partially inside the plate of the bumper shell. If I can get someone over in Engineering to overlay the two bumpers in SolidWorks, I might be able to get an idea of whether this will work for you. I'll post up in here if and when I have an answer to that.

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Ah, that's right....the spyder cutout might make it tricky to cut the hole and look right.


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I have the BFH original, can I use this crossmember and cut a hole out for the hitch?
Just make your own cross member to fit up with the old version of the BFH



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Any good pictures of just the cross member installed?
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Finally got around to installing this bumper. Great setup. Sticks out a little more than I expected though in comparison to a VKS Shorty/Prerunner rear bumper or EVO high and tight rear bumper. This one allows for the crossmember, hitch, and lights though so lots in a small area.



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