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Old 06-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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LoD vs Hanson bumpers.

anyone seen both in person and have an opinion remark about quality or durability of finish? I am torn between.

I like hansons rear for it's very trim look and better integrated hitch and LoD's mid length front for it's recessed winch mounting.

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Old 06-08-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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Hanson is quality stuff. Unlikely that you will have any workmanship issues with them. LOD are decent. There both significant improvements from shi_ybuilt in terms of quality. But each to there own.

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Old 06-08-2012, 04:36 PM   #3

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I have the LoD Full Width Rear Bumper w/tire swing. Also got their light package, 3rd brake lite extension and the Zinc primer.

LoD is AMERICAN made and I am 100% satisfied with it
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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I had Hanson front and rear bumpers and sliders on one of my TJ's and loved them. Got a lot of compliments then but bumpers are a lot more mainstream these days.....
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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I've got the LoD midwidth. It's well made, maybe a bit light but it has taken a few hits well. There is a bit of rust peaking through the powder-coating which has faded more than I'ld like. The biggest problem I had was LoD said it was in stock, but gave me the run around for a couple months before shipping it.
Otherwise I like it, would probably try a Wurks bumper if I had to do it again.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is a wurks bumper. Can't seem to find a reference. Also does anyone run the lod carrier that goes behind the spare? Look nice but how sturdy and quiet is it?
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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I have an LoD mid-width bumper sitting in my garage waiting to be installed, the finish and quality seem top notch
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:44 PM   #8
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I looked at both LoD and Hansen bumpers before going with LoD. The LoD puts the winch in a recessed area and has light tabs on the grill hoop. The LoD rear bumper holds back-up lights as the Hansen does not.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #9
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Sorry, clearly spelling is not one of my strengths.
It's Wurx. A guy I wherl with just got one. Good value for the money imo.
Wurx Front bumpers | Wurx Designs
I have seen a hanson and it looks stronger than my LoD, but again, that's opinion.
I do like the look of mine, and it supported the weight of my Jku for a while in the rocks yesterday, just minor scratches.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #10
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I have the LOD and am completely satisfied with hit. It has taken a few hits, not serious 1's, but hits, and has held up no problem. If Hanson is heavier, don't know, you will probably need to think about spacers, or a small coil lift. The LOD with a Warn (steel cable) dropped my front end 1" with a stock Rubi set up. Heavier, don't think the spacers would have worked, and I would have been in a coil lift situation. Just sayin', something to consider more than just looks. Liked the LOD guys enough to go with their sliders as well, and put the smitty out to the trash man where they belong

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