I have been back and forth, over, and over and over. Now before you say anything, understand that I am picking between 2 bumper manufacturers only.
You ever had an aftermarket decision that you just could not pin down? That's where I am at if you have been there.
The two bumper companies I am picking from are:
JCR Offroad Negatives: Cutting / Moving Factory Parts Positives: Very well made?
ARB Negatives: $450 More In Cost Positives: No Cutting / Relocating Parts. New Coating as of this month: They have now switched to a new textured powder coat on top of a zinc shield, which no one else is doing in this industry right now, offering the greatest corrosion resistance.
__________________ 2013 JKU Sport S Billet Silver/3.73 gears/Quadratech LED Headlights/Automatic/2.5" Rough Country BB lift/ 315x70x17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs/KMC Rockstar 17"x8"/Teraflex HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier/Max Tow Package/Alpine Upgrade/Connectivity/Uconnect Voice Command
It seems that the forum is evenly devised as well. But, as another post commented, it sounds like you have already made up your mind which you prefer. If at all possible, don't let the price be your deciding factor, you are going to be looking at this bumper for awhile so choose the one you want to look at.
If money is no object then definitely the ARB. I had an ARB Bullbar on my 94 Cherokee and it was a beast.
__________________ 2014 Flame Red Willys Wheeler JK
Ordered 4/15, Delivered 6-2.
Build thread: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f314/di...ww-735234.html
Rampage Recovery front bumper, 18/60 JKUR coil springs, RedRock Rear Double Tube Bumper Guard, 17x8.5 Vision Fury wheels with 4.75"bs, grooved my stock BFG KM with an Ideal Tire Groover for better traction.
JCR. ARB is nice but the price is crazy. Maybe they stuffed a ton of ARB engineering in there but it's a bumper. JCR's look great. When I pull the trigger, Mauler stubbie up front and a Crusader in the rear.
__________________ Dan - 2014 White Rubicon Unlimited - My Build Thread
Teraflex 2.5 lift - Rancho 9000XLs - Rancho CA Brackets - 285/70/17 Fierce Attitudes - Black Rock 909 Wheels - JCR Offroad Mauler Front Bumper - A.C.E. Rock Sliders - Warn XD9000i - Pioneer DVD Receiver - Quadratec LED Headlights - Spiderweb Shade - Cobra 75WXST CB Radio - Trek Armor Seat Covers
More pro's for JCR:
- Made in the USA
- Between the two, we will leave the most money in your pocket
- Lifetime Warranty
- Fresh new design from 2014, not 2007!
- Highest clearance Full Width bumper on the market
- Adjustability of the fairlead allows for you to center your rope on your winch drum
- Between the two, we have a much better approach angle
- Accessibility, I bet you won't see ARB posting here answering your questions!
- Last but not least, the guys at JCR are super cool