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Old 12-05-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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aev vs. arb vs. xhd. bumper decisions

All,

Thinking of putting a new bumper on blue and am torn, please keep in mind that blue is my daily driver.

Aev, love the look and the fact i can run a winch with aux lighting.

Arb, like the look, but does not have tow points.

Xhd, like that i can buy it in parts and pieces and the options, does not have crush cans for slow speed inpact.

I would love to hear thoughts and/or see pics of your bumpers. Were any difficult to install or did you have to put stiffer springs due to weight?

Thanks for all the help and advise!

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Old 12-05-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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I would definately get a bumper with tow points whatever you choose.

I like the look of the AFN too

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Old 12-05-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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I think that the AEV is the best looking any offers solid functionality. I will be adding the premium bumper to my 2010 rubi after the holidays.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:26 PM   #4
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Just had the XHD installed Friday. I also like that I can add to it later or change the look just with a tube add-on or end cap. Your other choices are great too. I was actually surprised at how stout this bumper is. The pictures didn't do it justice. Only wish the hoop was a tad taller. If I had thought about it I wish I had the factory hooks mounted behind the d-rings.

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:19 PM   #5
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I love my XHD bumper. The added weight on the front makes my Jeep drive better too with the lift.

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Have you looked at the Mopar bumper? The newer version now has provisions for the factory fog lights.

MOPAR 82211715AC - MOPAR® Front Off-Road Bumper with Winch Mount & OE Fog Lamp Holes in Black for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

There are a bunch of great bumpers to check out
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