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Old 04-12-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Anyone running Rugged Ridge Alluminum bumpers?

Looking for assesments on fit and finish (and some pics).

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Old 04-12-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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don't have the aluminum one...but I do have the steel one and can attest to its sturdy feel and great look. (pics in my jeep profile)

why are you looking at the aluminum by the way? just curious.

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Love my Steel version but sort of wished it was around for a choice when I was looking. Weight might have saved me some gas mileage with a Synthetic Winch
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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don't have the aluminum one...but I do have the steel one and can attest to its sturdy feel and great look. (pics in my jeep profile)

why are you looking at the aluminum by the way? just curious.

I like the "pod" design of the rear bumper. Also the front bumper grill bar angles forward instead of strait up. Not quite a stinger, but (to me) a more aggressive look. Not to mention, if I can get some lift that my Mopar bumpers stole from my 2.5 inch teraflex lift, I'd be happy also.
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I like the "pod" design of the rear bumper. Also the front bumper grill bar angles forward instead of strait up. Not quite a stinger, but (to me) a more aggressive look. Not to mention, if I can get some lift that my Mopar bumpers stole from my 2.5 inch teraflex lift, I'd be happy also.
I like the rear as well. I just don't get the pricing for them.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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Wait for the FedEx guy to deliver mine now. Hopefully time to get it installed today before finishing the days errands.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:04 PM   #8
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Damn FedEx guy must have made me his last stop. And hopefully my winch shows up tomorrow before vacation. I was freaked when it didn't show today, but it was being shipped from a different location. I'll try and get a preinstall weight, as well as weight of factory stuff removed.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:59 AM   #9
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I like the rear as well. I just don't get the pricing for them.
The bumper with optional step + tire carrier is just shy of 900 bucks. Of course I'd like them to be priced around 500, but I can live with that.

The fully loaded front bumper is also 800 and change.

Both of these I can live with since my other choices that I like are way over that.
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Well, everything was easy, with the exception of the stubby ends. 3.5-4 for the entire process, a large portion of that was the 2 stubby ends. I first connected them, then tried to mount the bumper. Well the upper most forward bolt got in the way of the frame rail, so I just took them off all together thinking it was the easiest way. Got everything in with relative ease, then spent a long time trying to get the ends back on. The mid section is so close to the frame rails that it is tight to get the nuts on, the ends are so tight that the bottom bolt can only be held on with a open end. The ends may have been easier if I had one of those combination wrenches that had the ratcheting box end. Or, better yet Craftsman has a new combo with both ends ratcheting. But, my ratcheting combos only go up to 18, and those are 19. (If you can find one in 19 it maybe worth it, just for this) or figure out how to get the bumper on with the stubbys already in place, minus the one bolt. Might not be that hard, I just went from one extreme to the other. Almost everything was metric.

I weighed my self 2 getting the same number holding the empty box, then again with everything that was going to be installed. everything as seen, 58 lbs. I again did the same this time weighing everything I removed from the jeep, minus all the dirt I was able to get to in the frame behind the bumper, 46 lbs.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #11
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Well, everything was easy, with the exception of the stubby ends. 3.5-4 for the entire process, a large portion of that was the 2 stubby ends. I first connected them, then tried to mount the bumper. Well the upper most forward bolt got in the way of the frame rail, so I just took them off all together thinking it was the easiest way. Got everything in with relative ease, then spent a long time trying to get the ends back on. The mid section is so close to the frame rails that it is tight to get the nuts on, the ends are so tight that the bottom bolt can only be held on with a open end. The ends may have been easier if I had one of those combination wrenches that had the ratcheting box end. Or, better yet Craftsman has a new combo with both ends ratcheting. But, my ratcheting combos only go up to 18, and those are 19. (If you can find one in 19 it maybe worth it, just for this) or figure out how to get the bumper on with the stubbys already in place, minus the one bolt. Might not be that hard, I just went from one extreme to the other. Almost everything was metric.

I weighed my self 2 getting the same number holding the empty box, then again with everything that was going to be installed. everything as seen, 58 lbs. I again did the same this time weighing everything I removed from the jeep, minus all the dirt I was able to get to in the frame behind the bumper, 46 lbs.

Yeah, I think I'm going this route. Who did you order from? How long was shipping?
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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Yeah, I think I'm going this route. Who did you order from? How long was shipping?

Baseline 4x4, I got this set up, as well as the X2O comp 10 winch. It didn't come until i got done putting up all the tools from doing the bumper. I live in the SE, so shipped 11 and 12' received 12 and 13. Not sure if the ship from different locations for other parts of the US or not. Highly recommended vendors though.
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We're a new vendor around here but thought we'd share a few pics of some of our vehicles running this setup to help sell you guys on it, haha .







Also, we're running a big special at the moment where you can get a free Rugged Ridge 8,500 lb. winch when you purchase the front/rear bumper and tire carrier together. Check out all of the details here and let us know if we can help with anything else! The combo deal also qualifies for a $150 manufacturer rebate and the bumper alone qualifies for for a $50 rebate (the rebate deal ends at the end of April though).

Total for the front bumper, rear bumper, tire carrier, and winch would only be about $1500 after the rebate though, it's a good deal to grab up before it's gone!
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:00 PM   #14
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Driveoffroad, could you please post a good picture of the rear bumper without a tire mounted to the carrier, or just the bumper itself? I can't find any good pictures on the net.
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Unfortunately we don't have any photos without tires at the moment, but here are a few pics that might help:









The base rear bumper is basically just the aluminum side pods, and some of the above photos also show the optional aluminum center step portion.

Let me know if you'd like to see anything else and I'll see if I can track down (or take) some pictures!

EDIT: Found one more studio shot that might help:

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Does anyone know if the Warn Zeon winch (8,000) fits with the bull bar on top?

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