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Off-Road + Expedition = Recovery Gear. That is a simple and unavoidable truth in off-road and expedition gear. At one end of the spectrum that is a simple matter of pulling your buddy out of a mud hole, on the other end it can literally be a life or death recovery scenario. For that reason we take our recovery gear seriously and for the MFES we provide you numerous gear options based on your specific requirements. The level of recovery gear for the MFES is our Dual Recovery Hook system. Designed specifically for the MFES C1 configurations these recovery hooks are CNC machined from high-strength, lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum billet and provide a 17,500 lbs capacity (minimum breaking strength).The dual recovery hooks are designed to provide the same functionality as the factory Jeep JK bumper hooks with improved performance and functionality.
- High-Strength / Lightweight / No Rust Performance
- CNC 6061-T6 Aluminum Construction
- 17,500 lb Capacity (Minimum Breaking Strength)
- Integral Cargo Tie-Down Points
- Left & Right Mounting Locations
- 2-Stage Powder Coating – Black or Yellow
- Triple Coated Grade 8.8 Fasteners
- For Use With C1 Configurations Only
Outfitting your vehicle for off-road and expedition work comes down to selecting the right gear for the specific terrain and task at hand. When we designed the MFES-JK we weren’t just redesigning the traditional front-end system, but also redesigning how people are better able to use their off-road gear. In addition to lightweight and high-strength performance we have added a new level of functionality to off-road equipment in the form of numerous accessories and tools that change the standard front bumper into a full function accessory mounting system for the Jeep JK. We let you choose the accessories and tools you need for your off-road and expedition efforts. In addition to these accessories we also offer a full line of Recovery and Winch Gear options.
Front Skid Plate
For additional underbody protection we designed our dual-plate, all-aluminum, Front Skid Plate. This design uses a 3/16” 6061-T6 aluminum primary skid plate that joins the MFES-JK to the Jeep JK factory impact beam. We then added a secondary 3/16” layer to the design, also 6061-T6 aluminum, to provide additional impact protection and durability.
Aluminum construction ensures lightweight and rust-proof performance and both skid plate components receive a 2-stage matte black powder coating. All fasteners are grade 8.8 and OE-grade triple coated for maximum corrosion protection (1000+ hr salt spray test).
Hi Lift Shackle
The Hi Lift jack is a highly effectively off-road and expedition tool. It can also be highly dangerous as the jack has a bad habit of wanting to slip out from under the vehicle during lifting. Our Hi Lift Shackle removes this danger by providing a secure, no-slip, fully pivoting mounting point for the Hi Lift jack that still allows the jack to align properly to the load without jamming or damaging the bumper. Or the user. The MFES-JK includes dedicated Hi Lift jack cutouts in the bumper structure, but even with these jacking points the jack can become trapped by the bumper structure if the vehicle tips, causing damage to the bumper body and the coating.
The Hi Lift Shackle mounts in two dedicated mounting points on the MFES-JK outer sections (stub and standard width) and can be used in the two GearMount mounting points as well, giving you four mounting point options on the MFES-JK. It will also work with our Modular Rear Bumper System (MRBS) and side rail systems. CNC machined from 7075 T-6 aluminum. Rated at 12,000 lb MBS.
Our optional Splash Guards for the MFES-JK are designed to reduce water, mud and rocks being thrown forward from your tires onto the MFES-JK outers. The guards fill the gap between the outer section of the MFES-JK and the factory Jeep fenders. They have been tested and designed to provide a maximum balance of performance and protection without adding unneeded material. The Splash Guards are cut from 3/16” 6061-T6 aluminum and are 2-stage powder coated in matte black. Fasteners are grade 8.8 and OE-grade triple coated for maximum corrosion protection (1000+ hr salt spray test).
In some off-road and expedition scenarios you may be working in heavy mud (think Camel Trophy) or the challenge may be snow and ice. In either case you can find that climbing up on the front bumper can be a risky maneuver with the chances being fairly good that you either slip off the bumper or find yourself face down on the hood of the vehicle. For our friends in these environments we have designed our Tractions Cleats. Unlike diamond plate or grip tape, which quickly become useless is mud and snow/ice scenarios, the Traction Cleats are aggressive aluminum cleats that bolt on to the upper surface of the MFES providing a secure, non-slip, foothold in the worst conditions. The Traction Cleats attach at 12-14 pre-drilled locations on the upper surface of the MFES-JK. Each cleat is cut from 6061 aluminum and 2-staged powder coated to match the MFES-JK. The Traction Cleat kit comes with 4 Traction Cleats and associated fasteners (triple coated).
GearMount™ Accessory Mounting System
Off-road and expedition vehicles are all about gear and cargo and how to move them safely and easily. Our innovative GearMount accessory mounting system allows you to quickly and securely improve the gear and cargo capacity of your Jeep JK by giving you the ability to transform your MFES into a high-strength, high performance gear and cargo platform. Our system consists of two dedicated mounting hardpoints that allow you to easily attach a variety of off-road and expedition components ranging from cargo racks to winches to work tables. Whatever you need is easily and securely attached to the MFES-JK, as well as our Modular Rear Bumper System.Unlike traditional receiver hitch mounted designs, our patent pending, dual mounting point locking system gives you a stronger and more stable accessory mount that allows you to attach or remove an accessory in under three minutes. Our design also removes all free play from the mounting. All of this innovation translates directly into more load capacity and durability in rough terrain.
The MFES Dual Recovery Hooks are constructed from CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminum billet. This rust-proof, high-strength, lightweight material provides excellent strength and performance. In addition, the aluminum construction provides a rust-proof structure, which is critical for long term durability for a component designed to endure frequent impacts and abrasions that will damage and remove protective coatings.
To ensure high-strength performance we use all grade 8.8 fasteners on the MFES Dual Recovery Hooks. These are treated with a 3-stage OE-grade coating for maximum corrosion protection (1,000+ hr salt spray test certification).
- Fits MFES-JK C1 Models Only
- 6061-T6 Aluminum
- CNC Machined
Powder Coating and Protection
- Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Construction
- 2-Stage Powder Coating
- Triple Coated Grade 8.8 Fasteners
- All Pronghorn front-end and rear-end systems
Required Tools and Materials:
- The MFES-JK is a No Cut / No Drill installation. To efficiently complete the installation of your MFES-JK you will need the following tools and materials, in addition to those parts supplied with your MFES-JK.
- 7mm Socket (and suitable ratchet)
- 10mm Socket (and suitable ratchet)
- 17mm Socket (and suitable ratchet)
- 19mm Socket (and suitable ratchet)
- Phillips and standard screwdrivers
- 7mm Wrench (box/open)
- 10mm Wrench (box/open)
- 17mm Wrench (box/open)
- 19mm Wrench (box/open)
- Masking Tape
- Touch-up Paint (for vehicle frame if required)
MFES-JK Install Guides:
Manufacturer: Pronghorn Overland Gear
Model Number: MFES-O7OO
Download and print out the Recovery Products Guide