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Old 03-06-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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Bestop High Rock 4x4

I know there is a Huge Bumper Thread. How well built is this bumper? Does anyone have this or had an experience with it?

http://www.bestop.com/bestop-product/?p=jeep-bumpers

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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Personally not my cup of tea. I am not a fan of full width bumpers and if I were, there are nicer looking full widths out there. Even the modular ones made into full width like RR XHD and Smitty MOD are nicer IMO. The roller on the bottom is crap too. Just my opinion, wouldn’t be my 1st choice, or 2nd or 10th…

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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Personally not my cup of tea. I am not a fan of full width bumpers and if I were, there are nicer looking full widths out there. Even the modular ones made into full width like RR XHD and Smitty MOD are nicer IMO. The roller on the bottom is crap too. Just my opinion, wouldn’t be my 1st choice, or 2nd or 10th…

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I like stubby bumpers more but I want the full width for protection. I was going to get the XHD but a few of my friends got it before me and I don't want to copy them. I wasn't going to get the rollers
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I don’t know what protection you are sacrificing going full width over stubby. A LOT of JK’s in AZ have the stubby’s cause us AZ guys play in rocks often and the clearance serves us better and I haven’t heard or seen one daily driver JK with a stubby destroy anything that wouldn’t have been destroyed anyway rock crawling. My XHD goes the width of the grill, the only thing not protected is the plastic fenders and a brisk breeze can snatch those off.

Maybe look at some mid width bumpers like LOD or something of the like.

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I don’t know what protection you are sacrificing going full width over stubby. A LOT of JK’s in AZ have the stubby’s cause us AZ guys play in rocks often and the clearance serves us better and I haven’t heard or seen one daily driver JK with a stubby destroy anything that wouldn’t have been destroyed anyway rock crawling. My XHD goes the width of the grill, the only thing not protected is the plastic fenders and a brisk breeze can snatch those off.

Maybe look at some mid width bumpers like LOD or something of the like.

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Mines a DD. I want the protection just in case I get in a wreck. Rather have a torn up bumper than axle
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I would defintely looking into midwidths if you are steering clear of stubbies. I personally can't stand full widths, but that's just me. Check out the new midwidth dagger series from JCR. Killer looking bumper, especially with the prerunner bar, at a very good price.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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What do you think of the stubby version?
http://www.bestop.com/bestop-product...-bumper-narrow
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:04 PM   #8
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I would defintely looking into midwidths if you are steering clear of stubbies. I personally can't stand full widths, but that's just me. Check out the new midwidth dagger series from JCR. Killer looking bumper, especially with the prerunner bar, at a very good price.
I'm not against stubbies. I'll just have a hard time convincing my mom. My dad doesn't care either way
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I'm not against stubbies. I'll just have a hard time convincing my mom. My dad doesn't care either way
Compromise with a midwidth then! I mean, check out this dagger from JCR. Simply badass, and I'm normally not even a fan of midwidths.
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Mines a DD. I want the protection just in case I get in a wreck. Rather have a torn up bumper than axle
I think any collision that is off center will destroy the axle, hub, wheel and everything else whether you have a full width or not. In a centered rear end collision or centered head on collision, I have no doubt my XHD will hold up, and depending on how hard of a hit, wont have any axle damage.

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I have a front one on my '12 rubicon. It's well made, good welds, it's pretty heavy. Nice powdercoat finish. It bolts right on - no issues with the remounting anything. Drilled for a standard winch and comes with additional winch plate. Had it one for about 13K miles, zero corrosion issues.

I have a Warn 8K with syn line and a nice Hawse fairleed ready to bolt on it but haven't yet.

I'd like the winch to sit a little lower (ie into the bumper a couple of inches) just to allow more air to pass through the radiator stack - besides there is room there for it.

It would be real easy to just bolt the winch on, and it would look fine and be functional but I might plasma cut it, put some additional brackets tied into the frame rails - haven't decided yet. Maybe I'll keep it as is and just relocate the winch's control box elsewhere.

It's 3/16" thick, with a lot of angles -decent approach angle, it would probably take out a smaller tree without incident. You could also easily fabricate and attach a plate where the plastic airdam would be to protect underneath and behind it (and also keep branches from getting pushed up).

You lose your fog lights, mine doesn't have a cutout for them. I don't have the optional roller or bull (tubular) bar.
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I have a front one on my '12 rubicon. It's well made, good welds, it's pretty heavy. Nice powdercoat finish. It bolts right on - no issues with the remounting anything. Drilled for a standard winch and comes with additional winch plate. Had it one for about 13K miles, zero corrosion issues.

I have a Warn 8K with syn line and a nice Hawse fairleed ready to bolt on it but haven't yet.

I'd like the winch to sit a little lower (ie into the bumper a couple of inches) just to allow more air to pass through the radiator stack - besides there is room there for it.

It would be real easy to just bolt the winch on, and it would look fine and be functional but I might plasma cut it, put some additional brackets tied into the frame rails - haven't decided yet. Maybe I'll keep it as is and just relocate the winch's control box elsewhere.

It's 3/16" thick, with a lot of angles -decent approach angle, it would probably take out a smaller tree without incident. You could also easily fabricate and attach a plate where the plastic airdam would be to protect underneath and behind it (and also keep branches from getting pushed up).

You lose your fog lights, mine doesn't have a cutout for them. I don't have the optional roller or bull (tubular) bar.
Thanks for the info. Do you know if the stubby version use the factory fogs? How about the roller things, do they work well or just crap?

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