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Old 04-12-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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stingers or no stingers

I see quite a few ppl with the stinger style front bumper. I have a tube style with a hoop on the front of my 94 yj. Whats the pros and cons on stingers?
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Stingers are mainly there to help prevent front-end roll overs when going down steep trails and such. People find other uses for them as well though. I plan on putting one on my jeep as well, when I'm ready to build my bumper.

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Old 04-12-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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Stingers are mainly there to help prevent front-end roll overs when going down steep trails and such. People find other uses for them as well though. I plan on putting one on my jeep as well, when I'm ready to build my bumper.
Forgot to mention they are awesome for style points too :-D
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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Okay thx, was just curious. I have seen some styles I like but changing my bumper will have to come later this summer budget wise if you know what I mean.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:48 PM   #5
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If you are as abusive as some people I know are you can also ram them into stuff to get your front tires up and onto obstacles like super steep creek banks and things.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #6
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Really, I never thought about doing that with them. hell that might have made up my mind about putting one on my Jeep later on this summer...lol thx
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:02 AM   #7
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If you are as abusive as some people I know are you can also ram them into stuff to get your front tires up and onto obstacles like super steep creek banks and things.
Yep. That's my plan. I'm going to use mine as a pivot point and a way to bang off obstacles.
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Good uses for stingers all around. I like mine because it's tall enough to see from my seat. Not really a big use not mentioned, but I use it as a focal point when I'm trying to keep on a steady path, the hood looks so bland and when you have a split second to make a choice of where you want to point your Jeep at, the stinger helps me correct my banking angles without taking my eyes off where I'm going. Kinda like having a crosshairs out in front of the Jeep lol. I know that the point of the stinger is dead center of my Jeep, that keeps me from crashing into trees on the side or falling in the deep end of the waterhole lol.
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I don't have rocks to bash into here in Michigan, but I use mine to push trees and brush out of the way. It protects my lights too.
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I don't have rocks to bash into here in Michigan, but I use mine to push trees and brush out of the way. It protects my lights too.
I got a mini stinger/hoop type bumper. Protects my winch grill and lights. I drive through bushes and small trees with no problems. It was only $220 on ebay and powdercoated.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #11
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Mines a Metalcloak stubby base, then I built my own stinger. I am definitely impressed with it. It can take any abuse.
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Forgot to mention they are awesome for style points too :-D
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Heres another use for a stinger... Stingers are supposed to be angled at the max angle you would like to go up/down inclines. So when you are at that max the top of the stinger will be pointed directly at the sky. It gets into a lot of math but I have much experience, I have a front stinger on my tj as well as a rear stinger tire carrier. At fist I didn't like them but there are many pluses.
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I think they call it a stinger here in MI because the Deer don't like the sting when it whaps 'em in the head instead of them going head first into the radiator. LOL

Another alternate use, I was walking around the front of the jeep after pulling into a local shop and I slipped on the ice. Fortunately, the stinger was right there and I grabbed it thus saving myself from falling.
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I think they call it a stinger here in MI because the Deer don't like the sting when it whaps 'em in the head instead of them going head first into the radiator. LOL

Another alternate use, I was walking around the front of the jeep after pulling into a local shop and I slipped on the ice. Fortunately, the stinger was right there and I grabbed it thus saving myself from falling.
Deer reflector and a safety handle... hmmm gonna have to buy one of these lol

I think they look sweet by the way.

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