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Old 03-02-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Calling all XHD bumper owners, how are they holding up???

It's been a few years now since Rugged Ridge introduced the XHD modular bumper. So that means people have had the time to test them out in the rigors of off-roading and running through all types of weather.

How well have your bumpers held up since you purchased them? I know a few people had issues with the powder coat flaking off.

How has the bumper fared against hits off of rocks and other earthly objects?

How well are the end plates, stinger, winch hoops, end caps etc faring?

What is your over all opinion on the bumper now that you've had it for a while?

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Old 03-03-2011, 12:24 AM   #2
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I love mine, I haven't had any problems with the powder coating. I have the stinger and it is holding up well also. Only had mine since like July but it has held up well in the snow, sun, and rain, mud hasn't hurt it either.

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Old 03-03-2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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Mine has held up pretty well.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:31 PM   #4
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I just got one in the mail last week. Also ordered the upper hoop and a winch to go with it. Still waiting for those to come in. Is the install gonna be fairly straight forward?
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^^ not to thread jack, OP, just a tangent
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #6
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Mine look like the day I put them on, 2 months ago. No issues with the storage ends.

And bdizz, hardest part of install is getting the factory bumper off.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:40 PM   #7
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What is the overall length of the main bumper and depth of "top plate" of the xhd?
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:13 PM   #8
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Put mine on two weeks ago and I love it. Looks simple yet kick a$$ at the same time. It was really easy to install and adding the winch after was an easy job as well!
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:49 AM   #9
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Taking the old bumper off is the most complicated part but trying to put the new bumper on is challenging if you are alone. The only problem I had was taking the bumper off a week or two later to put the stinger on made the thing even heavier and harder to deal with by yourself.

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