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Old 12-25-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Anyone running 37s and full width front bumpers?

I'm interested in 37s but I'm not a fan of stubby's. Yeah, my feelings may change on the trail but for now, I'm interested in getting full width front bumpers since this will be more of a DD than weekend warrior.

Are any of you running 37s AND a full width front bumper? Would love to see some pics if so.


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Old 12-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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Yes. The missus is running a full width on her '09 JK with 37's. It will soon be either replaced or cut. Front tires rub it pretty hard on suspension cycle...




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Yes. The missus is running a full width on her '09 JK with 37's. It will soon be either replaced or cut. Front tires rub it pretty hard on suspension cycle...



How much lift are you running? May I also make a request to see a size comparison? You know, like you standing next to it
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Sure. I will take one tomorrow. Her rig is running a 4.5" Rubicon Express Long Arm kit. Tires are Toyo MTs 37x13.50x17s

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:32 PM   #5
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Here's the missus standing next to her rig. She's 5'2".



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Old 12-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #6
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Sure. I will take one tomorrow. Her rig is running a 4.5" Rubicon Express Long Arm kit. Tires are Toyo MTs 37x13.50x17s

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Thank you for the size comparison. How would you feel running 37's on a 2.5"er?
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:15 AM   #7
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2.5" is possible. Flat fenders and bumpstops would also be needed.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:52 AM   #8
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AEV full length front and rear bumper are supposed to work with 37s.
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Thanks for the pic. With that lift and tire size, do you fit in the garage and the mall decks? Maybe a stubby is inevitable.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:43 AM   #10
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I have 2.5" and 35's and hacked my front bumper because of the rubbing. A friend of mine has 3.5" and 35's and is rubbing the bumper still.

With 37's, you're going to want a stubby or chop. You might be able to get away with some mid-width bumpers. Stubby will always be better for wheeling though. Unless you're wheeling through a heard of deer...

Look at the PSC brawler lite. It's technically mid-width, but is described by PSC as 'grill width' which is somewhat in between stubby and mid. That's the bumper I'm probably going to get. Many other companies make one the same width.
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Thanks for the pic. With that lift and tire size, do you fit in the garage and the mall decks? Maybe a stubby is inevitable.
Fits in my garage. No mall decks in our area to see if it fits.


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Old 12-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #12
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Yeah what the hell Somebody lied to me I guess that could run a full width and 37's


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It could be done. You would need extended bumpstops in the front so the axle will not go up far enough to hit the bumper. It will lift the entire side instead. Not a big deal. Almost the same thing can be accomplished by not disconnecting the swaybar. Metal cloak has a set of fenders that allows you to run 37's without any suspension lift. Not sure about bumper contact on that. Anyways, it's all doable to an extent. You need to figure it all out.

I have 37's in my JKU with a 3.5" Rubicon Express lift. I have extended the front and rear bumpstops to try and keep the tires out of the fenders. 99% of the time this is enough. Disconnected swaybar, hard rise or drop on one side or the other, and a turn as well. I am in my front fender. I need flat fenders.

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Yeah what the hell Somebody lied to me I guess that could run a full width and 37's


I like the look of the stock cut fenders and full width bumper. What did you use to cut them and any more pics? Thanks.
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My bumper was a full width but I ended up cutting it way down. I am running a 5.5 rockkrawler with 3.5bs wheels. I would have had to limit my travel a lot to keep the tires out of the bumper.



If you didnt wheel it much then it probly would be easy enough to do.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #16
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I have the full width expedition one bumper with 35" tires. I'm going to 37s soon, so I wanted to make sure that they would work with a full width bumper. Here are a couple of pics off the Expedition One website. It is their JK on 37s with the same front bumper that I'm using. You will have to call them if you need their JK's lift height. I'm running a 3.5" lift and it looks like I won't have any clearance issues.
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I like the look of the stock cut fenders and full width bumper. What did you use to cut them and any more pics? Thanks.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:54 PM   #18
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I know I am bring back an old one but I am having the same problem I really prefer a full-width bumper especially with the amount of deer we have here but my plan is to go to 37's and I would hate to have to cut up a new bumper. I am looking at one from JCR, Do you guys think 37's would work?





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