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Old 06-09-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Aluminum, Non-Winch Front Stubby Bumpers??

Ok, in my quest to find a light-weight front stubby bumper that's made not to support a winch, I'm having a hard time finding many options!!! Can anyone help??

Most bumpers are designed to carry winches. Though I have a winch, I don't want to be carrying it with me 24/7. I get off-road on average of 4 months a year, and only when it's muddy do I even consider bringing a winch. And in north Texas, it's rare that it gets that muddy.

I want it to be winch less mainly so the bumper isn't sticking so far out in front of the Jeep. And I want it aluminum so it's not so heavy.

The only option I can find is the Rugged Ridge XHD. Though I like the looks, I don't like how things are bolted on it (end caps, winch plate, and hoop). And it seems after you've bolted all this stuff to it, it's as heavy as a steal bumper. And again, it's designed to carry a winch, which means it sticks out from the Jeep quite a bit.

GenRight looks like a nice aluminum bumper, but they all look winch-ready.

So can anyone help??

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Your best option is probably GenRight.

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Your best option is probably GenRight.
Does GenRight have a non-winch bumper though? I don't see it if they do??
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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I havent seen any GenRight non-winch bumpers for the JK. You might call them direct to see if they would make something up for you. They are pretty helpful. I have been down to their shop. They are located in Simi Valley, CA.
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I don't know if you like the tube style but I've got a Rugged Ridge stubby tube for mine. I bought the winch plate model, but you can also buy them without a winch plate. Mine is really light weight and the winch plate was as heavy as the bumper itself. I estimate about 60 lbs total. Without a winch plate it might be less.



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have you looked at JCRoffroad or poison spyder? i've seen both of their stubbies run without a winch on it... though, i'm not sure why you only want to run the winch once in a while. worth their weight in my humble opinion.... and they're a pain in the arse to be repeatedly installing and removing and connecting and disconnecting...
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have you looked at JCRoffroad or poison spyder? i've seen both of their stubbies run without a winch on it... though, i'm not sure why you only want to run the winch once in a while. worth their weight in my humble opinion.... and they're a pain in the arse to be repeatedly installing and removing and connecting and disconnecting...
I've seen both of them and to me, they stick out too far to run winchless....looks funny to me. My winch is mounted to a plate that I just slide into any 2" receiver.....very easy. Again, it doesn't get muddy too often....heck, I've never even used the winch and I've had it for close to 10 years! I don't look for places to get stuck, and if I can avoid the bad areas, I do. A good 4x4 with good tires has kept me from getting stuck every time. Knock on wood!

Anyway, I'll call GenRight to see if they can customize one for me.

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