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Old 02-28-2012, 08:20 PM   #31
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Smittybilt SRC8 Winch
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Weight? I'm guessing about 45 pounds without the winch
Small amount of metal trimming on a cross support at the front end of the frame.
Cost? I paid $150 for the bumper USED, I then paid a guy $150 to remove the bedliner type coating and then to apply 8 coats of Imron paint. I also purchased 5 SpiderTrax backup lights to place in the five holes in the bumper, this was an additional $150 or so.
Satisfied: Yes, I like it a lot! My Jeep is only used for cruising the beach, no mud, no rocks... she is babied quite a bit and sits mostly in the garage!
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #32
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Very unique. And I love the Spidertrax lights...

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LoD Offroad Mid-width bumper



2. Rock Krawler 2.5" springs, Bilstein 5100 shocks, JKS front lower control arms, JKS rear lower and upper control arms, JKS front and rear track bars, Teraflex front and rear bump stop extensions, Procomp steering stabilizer.

3. Built for trail riding and daily driving.

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manufacturer: LoDoffroad.com [Made in USA]
construction material: 3/16" steel
weight of bumper: 75-ish pounds
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modifications needed: none
where purchased: Northridge4x4.com
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Like KBWWOLF, I like the Rampage bumper.
I particularly like how it fits with the stock fenders and will help protest them. I plan on upgrading to bushwackers and think they will go well together.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:03 PM   #35
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Very unique. And I love the Spidertrax lights...
Thanks Wolf!

Yours looks pretty cool as well!
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #36
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Smitybilt stinger on stock suspension.

-does not offer winch mount so i had to buy a mount separate.

-base is 3/16 steel and uses factory mounting locations with no cutting/drilling/welding. Bolt on.

-powder coating seams to chip easily and needs torched up often.

-D ring mounts have been pulled on by using a chain as a snatch rope with no "tin can" effect, bending or tearing at all what so ever. I'd trust one d ring on that bumper with anything

-Weighed about 80-100lbs with no winch or d rings

-Got it for 200$ at 4 wheel parts.

-would I do it all over again? Plain and simple it does it's job with flying colors but is it the best looking or do the job of a "stinger" as well as other? Probably not, but if I had the money and had to choose I'd buy the smitybilt again and a nice skid plate or something instead of a 800$ bumper haha

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I really like how the smittybilt stinger looks on the JKs.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #37
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Like KBWWOLF, I like the Rampage bumper.
I particularly like how it fits with the stock fenders and will help protest them. I plan on upgrading to bushwackers and think they will go well together.
i guess this kind of bumper wont fit on a 2002 right?
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i guess this kind of bumper wont fit on a 2002 right?
On a 2002? No, that's a TJ. The one on mine is for JK's.

Rampage does make a bumper for your Jeep, but it's different from the JK version:

76510 - Rampage Products Front Recovery Bumper with Stinger for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
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AEV Front Bumper - Put AEV on back as well
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #40
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Wow, I like your setup a lot.
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Wow, I like your setup a lot.
X2 that bumper is awsome
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:50 AM   #42
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Like KBWWOLF, I like the Rampage bumper.
I particularly like how it fits with the stock fenders and will help protest them. I plan on upgrading to bushwackers and think they will go well together.
Same here. First time I saw a pic of his Jeep I said "That's the bumper set I want". I like the look of some of the others too, but that Rampage set just looks badass.
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AEV Front Bumper - Put AEV on back as well
That is bad-ass! I bet that set-up cost a small fortune with the bull bar, winch and lights, but it sure does look sweet!
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It was a small fortune but I figured that I should go ahead and do it now and enjoy my Jeep. The Winch was a Warn VR8000. Very reasonably priced. The bull bar came with the bumper.
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It was a small fortune but I figured that I should go ahead and do it now and enjoy my Jeep. The Winch was a Warn VR8000. Very reasonably priced. The bull bar came with the bumper.
Did you have to modify the suspension due to the weight? I like that you can put a winch and lights in the center like that. Looks great!
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1. post a picture of YOUR after market bumper after install (if possible, a before install picture of your Jeep as well)

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2. list suspension mods already existing on your rig
Terraflex leveling kit

3. intended use (rock crawling, DD, Mudding, light trail, etc)
Lookin' hot for the gurlz at the mall.

What is it?:
Metalcloak Frame built bumper w/60"light caps

Construction/weight:
All steel +/-70lbs.

Difficulty?:
Fairly difficult as far as bumpers go. Multiple pieces, 24 bolts, and 8 screws.

Required mods?:
Had to remove the lower bar and vacuum pump bracket completely, and relocate the vacuum pump. Extended fog light harnesses. Also flipped the sway bar motor over for ground clearance.

cost?:
$789 USD

satisfaction?:
LOVE IT! Looks tough, gained a lot of clearance up front, and increased my approach angle.
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Did you have to modify the suspension due to the weight? I like that you can put a winch and lights in the center like that. Looks great!
Yes - 3" SkyJacker Suspension Lift with 18" XD Wheels and 35" BFG KM2's.
Like I said I went all out. Plan to keep this Jeep for a long time. I have an 8 Year old son. This would be a great first vehicle when he gets 16.
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From the title of the thread I thought this was going to be a review of "Huge Front Bumpers" but all the ones posted so far don't look fairly normal...

I guess it's all in your perspective.
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Yes - 3" SkyJacker Suspension Lift with 18" XD Wheels and 35" BFG KM2's.
Like I said I went all out. Plan to keep this Jeep for a long time. I have an 8 Year old son. This would be a great first vehicle when he gets 16.
Love that AEV bumper, it's just so retarded expensive. Their profit margin on that has to be insane
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #51
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On a 2002? No, that's a TJ. The one on mine is for JK's.

Rampage does make a bumper for your Jeep, but it's different from the JK version:

76510 - Rampage Products Front Recovery Bumper with Stinger for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
i know it might be a dump question but is the jk widther than the tj in the front or they both the same width cuz if thats the case i can well some plate to bolt it to the frame thats not a problem i really like that bumper
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:36 PM   #52
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Ok, since someone on another thread suggested something like this:

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1. post a picture of YOUR after market bumper after install (if possible, a before install picture of your Jeep as well)
2. list suspension mods already existing on your rig
3. intended use (rock crawling, DD, Mudding, light trail, etc)
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All bumper mods welcome

now THIS should be interesting.
Well, the exact opposite of huge.

Everything was easy, with the exception of the stubby ends. 3.5-4 for the entire process, a large portion of that was the 2 stubby ends. I first connected them, then tried to mount the bumper. Well the upper most forward bolt got in the way of the frame rail, so I just took them off all together thinking it was the easiest way. Got everything in with relative ease, then spent a long time trying to get the ends back on. The mid section is so close to the frame rails that it is tight to get the nuts on, the ends are so tight that the bottom bolt can only be held on with a open end. The ends may have been easier if I had one of those combination wrenches that had the ratcheting box end. Or, better yet Craftsman has a new combo with both ends ratcheting. But, my ratcheting combos only go up to 18, and those are 19. (If you can find one in 19 it maybe worth it, just for this) or figure out how to get the bumper on with the stubbys already in place, minus the one bolt. Might not be that hard, I just went from one extreme to the other. Almost everything was metric.

I weighed my self 2 getting the same number holding the empty box, then again with everything that was going to be installed. everything as seen, 58 lbs. I again did the same this time weighing everything I removed from the jeep, minus all the dirt I was able to get to in the frame behind the bumper, 46 lbs.

Rugged Ridge Aluminum XHD, it is a DD with occasional mudding (Charleston, SC) is pretty flat. Currently have 3" Mopar lift.
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Last month I installed a Smittybilt SRC on my 2010 JK.
The install was not difficult. I had to drill the front mounting plates to get it on there, but I knew going in that I would have to do that. The winch installation was a bit difficult due to the presence of a flange that makes the back mounting bolts hard to access, but I was able to get it done with a low-profile swiveling socket. That is my only gripe about it. The bumper comes with holes pre-drilled for aftermarket fog lights and I added a pair of KC Apollo Pro lights to it.

The install probably added 140-150 pounds to the front of my Jeep and it seems to have caused a small amount of sag. I will be putting spacers on the front to level it out.

The first time I took it out on the trail, I hit the front skid plate pretty hard on a bank. The bumper did not sustain any damage that I can see--the powdercoat is still unmarred and it did not bend/break. It seems like a very, very solid piece of equipment. I had to get unstuck twice - once with a snatch strap and once with my winch and it held up very well.

My Jeep runs on stock suspension and it is my DD but I also take it out wheeling/mudding--nothing too extreme.

400 bucks from Quadratec. I love it and would not choose a different bumper. One of my wheeling buddies told me "I wasn't sure about it, but now that I see it on your Jeep, I really like it."

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Designed & built this bumper myself.
Cost me $40 in steel for the front & rear.
Winch plate, push bar & all weighs 70 lbs (excluding winch). Everything is 1/4".

I have the 2.5" TeraFlex lift, 35" tires.

It's kinda plain but so am I.





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Designed & built this bumper myself.
Cost me $40 in steel for the front & rear.
Winch plate, push bar & all weighs 70 lbs (excluding winch). Everything is 1/4".

I have the 2.5" TeraFlex lift, 35" tires.

It's kinda plain but so am I.





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That looks like it would easily blast through a cinderblock wall.

Awesome.
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No suspension mods yet. Lift kit soon.
Use: DD, light trail, mild rock crawling.
ACE stubby, 1/4" steel, 85 lbs., slight trimming of OEM cross piece.
Picked it up at ACE. $435 + tax.
EXTREMELY satisified. I will get the rear one from them ASAP
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I prefer the look of a stubby bumper with flat fenders.
The front end sagged about 1" from the weight of the bumper and winch.
AEV pricing??? I think Apple makes the bumpers for them!
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That looks like it would easily blast through a cinderblock wall.
Awesome.
Ha ha, I don't doubt it one bit. Thanks. Realy liken what you've done to yours as well.

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I prefer the look of a stubby bumper with flat fenders.
The front end sagged about 1" from the weight of the bumper and winch.
AEV pricing??? I think Apple makes the bumpers for them!
Wow, what a drastic change. For the better of course. Got to love ACE products. And those flat fenders look killer!!! What brand are they? Where can I see a side view shot? How much? Thanks X3!

Silver & black is such a winning combo!
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Bushwacker flatties. $459 on their site. $50 rebate.


I don't have a true side view.


I gained about 3 1/2" of tire clearance.


Very nice product. Nice touches with molding around gas door and hood latches.

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread!!!
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Thanks Tumbleweed. I like it a lot!! Looks like you have a 4 inch lift!

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