My problem is I need (want) a 2" receiver in the front, and there are very few that offer it. I have LoD rear, and they said they would add the 2" receiver on the front full width, so that is what I am going with. 2007-2012 Jeep Jk Full Width Front Bumper
Picture this with the 2" receiver under the fairlead.
I'd say OEM stubby, but apparently I'm the only one on earth who doesn't hate the stock bumper
I don't hate the stock, and will probably do a stubby for a temporary fix, but I want a more heavy duty bumper for protection up front.
That said, I'm saving for either a Body Armor or a JCR bumper. I'm leaning towards the JCR because I believe the cutouts will fit the factory fog lights. Plus, I like the unfinished look of the bumper.
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
5 minutes playing in the mud=5 years of shit falling on your face while you work on it.
Love my PSC Brawler Lite. Bumpers are so personal, it's like asking what color should you get. Also bumpers depend on more than looks. Weight was a huge factor for me so I wanted a light weight, mid length, not a full 120 pound beast that would sag my front end. The PSC was about 65 pounds. A mid width or stubby gives more clearance in tight spots too around trees and rocks. Deer were not as much a concern for me (famous last words). Will mine protect from Deer? Sure but not as well as a huge one with a bar. I didn't care for the bar look. I doubt I will need a stinger on the trail either. If I had a 2 door I'd be more concerned about tipping (famous last words).
2012 JKUR Crush Auto
2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe Manual
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IMO, the best looking bumpers out there right now are the PSC Brawler Lite (I like the tube gusset one) and the new JCR Dagger with stinger. Both of those are what I would consider stubbies, even though PSC has referred to the Brawler as midwidth. For a true midwidth bumper, the JCR Dagger prerunner is pretty damn sweet, as is the LOD and Shrockworks. Never been a fan of full width bumpers.
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s