Originally Posted by Rubicon_Gil
So, what exactly does a stinger do for your Jeep? Is it just an expensive accessory on which to hang some extra lights? Or do they serve another purpose? How often do Jeeps use stingers?
The "real" reason to have one is that it keeps you from flipping over forward when descending very steep terrain. The majority of Jeep owners will never use it this way, but that was the original design. Most just run one because they like the way it looks. If the stinger is high enough and braced enough it can also protect the radiator in a rollover situation, like a grille guard would do. Let me know if you have other questions!