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Old 08-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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affordable bumpers?

Does anyone have any advice on affordable front bumpers? Quality, watchouts and the like? I would like a mid-full length front bumper and i guess i want to try and stay light as far as weight

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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Define "affordable". Generally, you get what you pay for

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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Check out ACE:Mid Width Bumper
Their product is relatively inexpensive but an excellent quality, and a lifetime warranty.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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Not sure what is considered "affordable"... but this is the one I'm runnin.

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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Check out JCR. I finally just ordered a front bumper (PSC BFH) but I was looking for an inexpensive stubby. If I was looking for mid width I would have probably gone with them instead. They were some of my favorites for minimalist functionality and price.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #7
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Look at Olympic, but like everyone says you get what you pay for
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:07 AM   #8
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Not sure what is considered "affordable"... but this is the one I'm runnin.

AEV 10305055AB - AEV Front Premium Bumper in Black for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
While awesome this is far beyond what I consider affordable
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While awesome this is far beyond what I consider affordable
$1200 is definitely NOT inexpensive, hence my plug for ACE at $475.00
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #10
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Take a look at the Rampage bumpers they run around $600, once I drum up the funds thats what I'm going with.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #11
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I like that ACE bumper. I think that's the route I'll be going for my dinged up bumpers.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:34 PM   #12
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take a look at e auto grilles on Ebay. They are rebranded Smitty bumpers at a decent price. 07-12 Jeep JK Wrangler ROCK CRAWLER Rear Bumper+TIRE CARRIER+2" Hitch Receiver | eBay FREE SHIPPING! That worth about $100 right there!
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #13
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luckily, every bumper i like is over a grand
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #14
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This is the bumper I've got my eye on. Supposedly it is built by LoD, but I don't see it on their website yet. It is only available through JeepAddOns and for a reasonable price.

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
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I kinda like the Ace with the stinger
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #16
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This is the bumper I've got my eye on. Supposedly it is built by LoD, but I don't see it on their website yet. It is only available through JeepAddOns and for a reasonable price.

Product Preview: A Game Changing Jeep JK Bumper Coming to Market!

x2, I ordered a shorty for my 2013JKU. Hit up Chris, great guy and will help you out.

Great price
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:37 PM   #17
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MOD bumper from smittybuilt? this is what im thinking about doing (i know i know "shitty built"
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #19
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the warn elite bumper looks like the AEV, Expedition One, Etc and is only $720.

i still love the Exp One the best i think
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Take a look at the Rampage bumpers they run around $600, once I drum up the funds thats what I'm going with.
I went with the Rampage, really nice bumpers....
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #21
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I like the Warn and the Rampage, I just wish they had stinger bars lol
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #22
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I just wish they had stinger bars lol
you're killin me. these last few front bumper threads have had me lookin at a bunch of em. i gotta say that i really like ones like warn, aev, rock slide engineering, arb that look like stock bumpers with built in winches. i've always been a fan of building a vehicle to perform that appears stock to the untrained eye.
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Shouldve bought a TJ is you wanted affordable aftermarket parts. Lol.
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Shouldve bought a TJ is you wanted affordable aftermarket parts. Lol.
True story bro. Lol
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Take a look at the Rampage bumpers they run around $600, once I drum up the funds thats what I'm going with.
I have a Rampage full size recovery bumper. 4wd.com is selling one for $594.99 and free shipping.

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Tons of options here, with prices: MEGA Front Bumper thread

And check out the JCR Offroad bumpers on page 2 (or maybe it's 3).
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Went with smitybuild from 4wdrive $235 verry pleased
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you're killin me. these last few front bumper threads have had me lookin at a bunch of em. i gotta say that i really like ones like warn, aev, rock slide engineering, arb that look like stock bumpers with built in winches. i've always been a fan of building a vehicle to perform that appears stock to the untrained eye.
i agree with the stock look. thats why i like rock slide engineering.

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