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Old 10-16-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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there are a few on here with it

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Just did this to my JK and like the looks. Easy to do.
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Just did this to my JK and like the looks. Easy to do.

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Old 10-17-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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ESP123 did this mod on his front bumper. Saw it in person this past Friday and it looked really good. Now I'm considering doing it myself.
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How hard was the install? I would like to get it done on my Sahara.
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So, for those of you who have done this (or who have purchased an after-market stubby bumper), is there a down side?

I guess the other way of asking this is: What's the purpose of the full-width bumper in the first place? Thanks, HPH
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So, for those of you who have done this (or who have purchased an after-market stubby bumper), is there a down side?

I guess the other way of asking this is: What's the purpose of the full-width bumper in the first place? Thanks, HPH
Nothing, the stock bumper ends are week and provide no protection. I think it's talked about in that link/thread.
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Ah! Interesting. Methods of dropping a few pounds here and there are always useful to note. And this one even looks good! HPH
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #13
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How hard was the install? I would like to get it done on my Sahara.
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Looks great. But I'm not sure I'd want to do this to a brand new Jeep. I guess I'll look into it more when I get mine.
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Looks great. But I'm not sure I'd want to do this to a brand new Jeep. I guess I'll look into it more when I get mine.
Those bumpers are usually the first to go.
I see em plastered all over CL for $50-$100
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How hard was the install? I would like to get it done on my Sahara.
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A sawzall with regular and metal blades, and 30 minutes of your time. Mark twice, cut once.
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Looks like 2 different styles on some of these pics,some of them ends are squared and some are tapered...I like the tapered,which brand is this???
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Looks like 2 different styles on some of these pics,some of them ends are squared and some are tapered...I like the tapered,which brand is this???
The curved ends are by VDP
The squared ends are by Rough Country
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I couldnt find a front bumper I liked so I went with this for the time being, I actually like the look a lot, not really in a rush now.
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Did it to mine with the boxed end ones from RC. I love the look and the install was easy.
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A few folks have done it, ESP and MTH are two of them. This is a great shot I saved. Not sure who's jeep it is
I'm not sure who's that is either but that just made my decision on doing it to mine ::sold::
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I couldn't find a front bumper I liked so I went with this for the time being, I actually like the look a lot, not really in a rush now.
Walker-- Is that the (shortened) OEM bumper? (I didn't know you could put a winch on it.) HPH
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Looks like 2 different styles on some of these pics,some of them ends are squared and some are tapered...I like the tapered,which brand is this???
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Thanks Joe......Got mine ordered today "Free Shipping" looking to install next weekend
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If you're careful it's a no new parts mod, BTW. Old stock bumpers are available on CL often or you can check the neighborhood dumpster, LOL.
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this is mind great mod
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Walker-- Is that the (shortened) OEM bumper? (I didn't know you could put a winch on it.) HPH
Yes, you can put a winch on the stock bumper if you get a winch mounting plate. Smittybilt makes them, as does Rough Country.

And yes, I did the stubby bumper mod--Kjeeper10 linked to my thread on it earlier, where you can see pictures from beginning to end. Very easy. A sawzall, some chalk or tape to mark where to cut, and a drill is all that's required.

Personally, I'll like the squarer look of the Rough Country caps.

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