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Old 04-17-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Has anybody purchased the e-auto grille bumpers

Just wondering if you have purchased the e-auto grille bumpers and tire carrier, how it has been holding up. There has been some discussion on other forums about a year ago, but nothing lately on how they have been. The bumpers are $ 779.00 at this time for the front, rear, winch plate and tire carrier. Any remarks would be helpful. Thanks.

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You can do a search on the forum, I think they are mentioned here and there, but no dedicated thread. There is one on another forum that is pretty long, and current.

From what I gleaned on the thread from another forum, e autogrilles is just a distributor. The manufacturer is "Paramount Restyling". The ones on ebay sold through e autogrilles are factory 2nds. Reviews are overall positive, but there are some issues, from chipped finishes to crappy welds.

Forum member jeepaddons apparently sells them for comparable prices, but they aren't factory 2nds and come with warranties.

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I did for my TJ.

The Coating is Crap and the Light Tabs weren't Centered or Flat when they were Welded.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. 337

I placed the order with Chris @ jeepaddons.com It appears at a lot better pricing and warranty. Thanks for the info. 337
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I placed the order with Chris @ jeepaddons.com It appears at a lot better pricing and warranty. Thanks for the info. 337
Good to hear! As payback, we expect pics and a review!

What style did you get, and what was the price? I may be looking into the Aries-style bumper once I take delivery (although I don't see that one on the jeepaddons website)


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Old 04-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
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Ebay Item number: 180796489439

Chris talked me into this style with the LED Lights.

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Price of $ 769.00 Delivered. Pretty GOOD DEAL. Thanks again 337.
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Those are really slick. I think i am going to hit him up and order those soon!
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Chris talked me into this style with the LED Lights.

Ebay Item number:
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Price of $ 769.00 Delivered. Pretty GOOD DEAL. Thanks again 337.

$769 for both bumpers? Wow!


Again, would love to see pics and a review when you're done!
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Not the rear spare tire carrier but they are both e autogrilles.
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Not the rear spare tire carrier but they are both e autogrilles.
Those look cool and i do like that you can use the stock carrier. I am bit nervous about a swing out because i have a 14 year old and i just know he will forget and slam the tailgate into the tire......but i also love the look with the extra LED's. How was the fit and mounting with yours?
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Man can't wait to pull the trigger on one of these seems worth it just to see the quality. Will be for sure putting probably two cans of bed liner on it at least though
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You can do a search on the forum, I think they are mentioned here and there, but no dedicated thread. There is one on another forum that is pretty long, and current.

From what I gleaned on the thread from another forum, e autogrilles is just a distributor. The manufacturer is "Paramount Restyling". The ones on ebay sold through e autogrilles are factory 2nds. Reviews are overall positive, but there are some issues, from chipped finishes to crappy welds.

Forum member jeepaddons apparently sells them for comparable prices, but they aren't factory 2nds and come with warranties.

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Thanks for the recommendation!

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I did for my TJ.

The Coating is Crap and the Light Tabs weren't Centered or Flat when they were Welded.
That's the bad thing about the ebay ones. They may or may not be first run quality. The ones we offer from Paramount Offroad come with a full three year warranty on both powdercoat AND worksmanship. If either happened with one sold from us, you'd be taken care of. Unfortunately that's not true through ebay because eauto is rebranding the bumpers and since some are factory seconds, they're not covered under warranty.

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Good to hear! As payback, we expect pics and a review!

What style did you get, and what was the price? I may be looking into the Aries-style bumper once I take delivery (although I don't see that one on the jeepaddons website)


I do offer those for $399 delivered anywhere in the lower 48 states.
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Thanks for the recommendation!



That's the bad thing about the ebay ones. They may or may not be first run quality. The ones we offer from Paramount Offroad come with a full three year warranty on both powdercoat AND worksmanship. If either happened with one sold from us, you'd be taken care of. Unfortunately that's not true through ebay because eauto is rebranding the bumpers and since some are factory seconds, they're not covered under warranty.



I do offer those for $399 delivered anywhere in the lower 48 states.
I was subscribed to the thread, now I'm bookmarking this page.

Will definately call you first when I'm ready to order. Thanks, Chris!
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Ok, Got a question. When I go to install the New REAR Bumper will I need to Remove the Factory tire carrier from the rear tailgate door ? I would think that the 3rd brake light and spare tire carrier will need removed and plugged. What is the proper install for the 3rd brake light to be reassembled ? I'm Not sure if the 3rd brake light will then need to be relocated to the the new tire carrier by a quick connect plug so that the new tire carrier can be opened to provide access to the tailgate being opened ? OR, Maybe the new tire carrier will just reposition up to the tailgate door with OE tire carrier still installed ? Thanks.
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Those look cool and i do like that you can use the stock carrier. I am bit nervous about a swing out because i have a 14 year old and i just know he will forget and slam the tailgate into the tire......but i also love the look with the extra LED's. How was the fit and mounting with yours?
Windshield mount LEDs are easy install just have to take wiper cowl off then run wires.
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Thanks for the recommendation!



That's the bad thing about the ebay ones. They may or may not be first run quality. The ones we offer from Paramount Offroad come with a full three year warranty on both powdercoat AND worksmanship. If either happened with one sold from us, you'd be taken care of. Unfortunately that's not true through ebay because eauto is rebranding the bumpers and since some are factory seconds, they're not covered under warranty.



I do offer those for $399 delivered anywhere in the lower 48 states.
I can't seem to find Paramount Offroad bumpers for Jeeps. I only see Paramount Restyling contractor rack and hitch rack.

This migraine isn't helping any.
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I can't seem to find Paramount Offroad bumpers for Jeeps. I only see Paramount Restyling contractor rack and hitch rack.

This migraine isn't helping any.
Never mind Chris. I found out the info from another forum.
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Never mind Chris. I found out the info from another forum.

Could you share it here?
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How can i get in touch with Chris? I sent him a PM on here but got no response. Also, I ordered a front bumper from E AutoGrilles and was sent the wrong bumper. They wont get back in touch with me and ebay said they will refund my full amount if i will send the bumper back, but i am getting no response from E Auto for confirmation. I have een that this is happening to a few people right now from e auto and i suspect we are all ordering the same bumper. Maybe they are out of them and are just sending a different, ugly bumper instead just to see if anyone will let it slide. Just my .02
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Also, forgot to mention that ebay is saying i will have to cover the return shipping which i'm sure will be around $100 since it is 91 pounds. Dosnt seem fair that i should have to eat $100 on shipping because of their screw up
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Could you share it here?
"Be sure to contact Scott at JeepAddOns for a great deal on these bumpers.

800-388-8637 ext 1167"
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Also not finding those bumpers anywhere on their site. Anyone got a link?
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:43 AM   #23
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Chris talked me into this style with the LED Lights.

Ebay Item number:
180796489439

Price of $ 769.00 Delivered. Pretty GOOD DEAL. Thanks again 337.
Dang! $769???
I just looked and the set on eBay is going for $1179!! You can't beat that deal with a stick. Let me know how you like them, I will be looking to order a rear bumper with tire carrier and at that price it is like getting the fron
t bumper for free!!!
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I called earlier, but Scott was out today and is supposed to be in tomorrow. Really looking forward to seeing the cost of what I want is, then ordering it up! Mama needs some new bumpers!
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Placed my order today. Scott was awesome. Not sure why anyone would order through Ebay with all of the customer support complaints. Seriously, order from Chris' shop!!
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I picked up a front bumper from e-auto grills on eBay. It looks almost identical to the smittybilt XRC and I paid $335 for it. I was pleased over all with it. It is true the the light tabs were not level. However as soon as I put winch in I will be relocating ridge industries lights with their weld on tabs and cutting of the tabs that came with the bumper.

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I picked up a front bumper from e-auto grills on eBay. It looks almost identical to the smittybilt XRC and I paid $335 for it. I was pleased over all with it. It is true the the light tabs were not level. However as soon as I put winch in I will be relocating ridge industries lights with their weld on tabs and cutting of the tabs that came with the bumper.
Hi, i wonder how difficult is it to install this bumper? Did you have to do any drillings or mods to fit it?
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Hi, i wonder how difficult is it to install this bumper? Did you have to do any drillings or mods to fit it?
I don't have that specific bumper but I do have one from Paramount restyling and it went on with no mods at all. Keep this in mind that eautogrilles on ebay is selling factory seconds that Paramount will not warranty and their customer service seems shoddy at best. Call Chris at jeepaddons.com and he can quote you a price probably better than the ebay price and you get a 3 year warranty and proper packaging. Plus they support the forum and know their Jeeps. You can certainly go the other route if you want but I have read some horror stories with bad packaging, crappy powdercoat, shipping wrong bumpers, etc...not my cup of tea!
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I don't have that specific bumper but I do have one from Paramount restyling and it went on with no mods at all. Keep this in mind that eautogrilles on ebay is selling factory seconds that Paramount will not warranty and their customer service seems shoddy at best. Call Chris at jeepaddons.com and he can quote you a price probably better than the ebay price and you get a 3 year warranty and proper packaging. Plus they support the forum and know their Jeeps. You can certainly go the other route if you want but I have read some horror stories with bad packaging, crappy powdercoat, shipping wrong bumpers, etc...not my cup of tea!
You'd be crazy to order from ebay and not order from Chris. Listen to BB1857
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Agree with the last couple of posts. I just talked to Scott and got pricing on a couple of front bumpers. Great prices and seems like a good guy to work with. Now I just need to choose one and pull the trigger. Much more comfortable dealing with a person than eBay.

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