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Old 05-18-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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Just curious. Stinger question.

What is the purpose of a stinger bumper. Is it to help prevent the vehicle from flipping? If so, has anyone ever had it happen to them?

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picture this....big ledge....jeep with common rock bumper....=smack....

now picture ..same big ledge... jeep with a angled stinger...slides up it till tires make contact and climb up in cline..

going down STEEP hill....jeep with common rock bumper...nose dive....big -boo-boo.
Jeep with stinger......stops the jeep from nose diving to far.

just some ideas i dont run one so i cant tell you personally but i can see the benifet to them.

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i don't think its very functional. i wheel tight trails where it would be in the way. i think it is inspired from baja trucks. and just crosses over for looks. i don't think its good for pushing it up an incline untill your front tires hit. for that purpose you'd be better off with shorter bumper, longer wheelbase for better approach angle.

i don't know though, i don't have experience with it, or know anyone with it, just my initial opinion
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:49 PM   #5
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picture this....big ledge....jeep with common rock bumper....=smack....

now picture ..same big ledge... jeep with a angled stinger...slides up it till tires make contact and climb up in cline..

going down STEEP hill....jeep with common rock bumper...nose dive....big -boo-boo.
Jeep with stinger......stops the jeep from nose diving to far.

just some ideas i dont run one so i cant tell you personally but i can see the benifet to them.
I didn't even think about those situations.
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lol....me either til you asked.
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The stinger just gets in the way. If I could do it over again I wouldn't get one.
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The stinger just gets in the way. If I could do it over again I wouldn't get one.
i was right wasn't i... read post # 4
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:52 PM   #9
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my buddy has a stinger and he said its pretty much useless.

thats all i know about them. thats all he has said bout it.
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Nobody doesn't really have anything good to say about them and yet so many people run them. Odd.
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It's a fashion statement for soft core wheelers like me.
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Depends on the type of wheeling you do. if you are in an area that you have to do alot of steep dropoffs with a short wheel base, a stinger should or can stop you from going all the way on to your lid. But at the point that it does save you most likely you have aready poohed you pants.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:50 PM   #13
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Personaly I do not like the big stingers and had mine built with that in mind. In the case of a roll over it will save the radiator. For me that is what it is for.

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Old 05-18-2008, 04:30 PM   #14
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I looked for awhile but gave up. Somewhere on my clubs site there is a pic of a stinger keeping a rig from doing a nose dive. The pic was over a year old but I tried.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:41 AM   #15
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I had the opportunity yesterday to test the stinger portion of my front RRC bumper... I will say one thing, I could have used a 6 foot extension.

My son and I were driving down a a very steep washout and I made the mistake of tryinn to straddle the trail. This caused the driver's front tire to ride up the bank and the passenger side dropped about 2 feet into a hole.

No B.S. - the Jeep teetered on the passenger rear and driver front tires finally coming to rest on the passnger front tire....The Jeep was going to go over on a front barrel roll...the stinger did nothing.

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