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Old 08-31-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Stubby or mid width front bumper?

I'm new to the jeep world and have only had mine for a month but I want to start modding soon and a front bumper is near the top of the long list. I will probably never do any serious off roading but I am hoping to get dirty soon. I like the idea of wide bumpers to protect the jeep in case some idiot can't drive but I also like the looks of a stubby. Pros and cons of both?


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Old 08-31-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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A larger, wider bumper, from my research, provides some issues when climbing obstacles. Creates a bit of a block, as opposed to a smaller bumper. If you're mudding, well I don't see how any issues could arise due to Bumper size.

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #3
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stubby - it looks better

If you're going to get a mid or wide bumper why bother? Keep the OEM and spend the money elsewhere.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:39 PM   #4
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In some states a stubby bumper is illegal. Although, the law is seldom enforced. Stubby bumpers look better with flat fenders, but look kind of dumb with stock fenders if you ask me. Mid-width bumpers look better with stock fenders. Full width bumpers (other than stock) can weigh a ton, unless they are made of aluminum.
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