Was probably going to look at a replacement bumper anyway, but my search is expedited now after a slight bump with a telephone pole this weekend, rendering my stock bumper in need of repair. Figure il go ahead and replace it instead. I was looking at the rugged ridge xhd and rock hard 4x4 with oem fog openings. I don't need a winch and like a simple look with the bull bar in front. I have an 11 sahara in silver with silver top. Any suggestions would be appreciated and I need to order it by Friday. Thanks!
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I think it comes down to personal tastes on bumpers. One thing I do like about the XHD though is if later you want to change the look, it is a simple remove an end cap, add an end cap, tube ends, or add an end cap with storage; add a light bar or not, go more aggressive with a pre-runner or stinger. There is so many ways to change the look of that bumper with an add-on. That is what I looked at when I got mine anyways
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Thought about getting someone's take-off but I would definitely be replacing the factory bumper eventually, so I figure why not now. Just wondering what some of ya'll like that isn't too crazy and looks good without a winch
Think I've decided on the rugged ridge xhd with black d rings, full end caps and black hoop. No lights or winch. Unless someone wants to show me a pic of the rock hard 4x4 with factory fogs on a mostly stock jeep...
Wow, just saw the Rampage Recovery for the first time and I like it quite a bit too, like the XHD but a little more aggressive looking. I would do it without the winch plate or winch. Anyone have a good comparison or opinion on thse two? Need to make a decision in the next couple days
I like my xhd, had a very minor quality issue with the bumper hoop though. Welding on the bracket wasn't cleaned up and prevented one bolt from fitting. I drilled it out, painted it and sat out to dry. Ran to a scout meeting and left the bolts on the bumper. Called RR this morning, told then the story and they happily offered to send new bolts.
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