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Old 08-17-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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Ok WOW, Need Help Deciding. 2 Bumpers 1 Vote.

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.

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Old 08-17-2014, 06:24 PM   #2
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I like the ARB better

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Old 08-17-2014, 06:25 PM   #3
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JCR for sure, the ARB is cheap looking in that pic.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
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Two votes for the ARB
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:28 PM   #5
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I like bumpers that don't require cutting that way if a change my mind I can.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:30 PM   #7
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I don't have experience with either but I like the look of the jcr one
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:32 PM   #8
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:34 PM   #9
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JCR gets my vote.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:40 PM   #10
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Based on how the voting is going so far, I think your greatest help will come from your own post. It seems like you already know which you prefer but you're just not happy with the higher cost.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:41 PM   #11
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ORFAB
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:44 PM   #12
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Engrish please? Not sure what you are saying with your post.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:55 PM   #13
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Engrish please? Not sure what you are saying with your post.
He is saying that he likes the OR-Fab bumper OR-Fab | Off-Road Fabricators | HOME and then he is laughing at himself
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:02 PM   #14
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:02 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:10 PM   #16
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I like the JCR out of the two. More streamlined and less "stock" looking.
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JCR, relocating the vac pump is no big deal. Even if you change bumpers, you can leave it in its new place.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:14 PM   #18
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If money is no object then definitely the ARB. I had an ARB Bullbar on my 94 Cherokee and it was a beast.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:18 PM   #19
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JCR if they have their jigs setup correctly.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:32 PM   #21
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I like the look of the jrc i think the hoop has betters lines it flows nicer .the arb looks like a uk version of something chrysler would make
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:12 PM   #23
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ARB. The zinc primer is a big plus. If you scratch the powder coat and zinc deep enough to cause rust the rust will not spread under the rest of the powder coat.
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I have the JCR and love it. It went on real easy and cutting the vacuum pump bracket took 3 minutes with a 14 dollar angle grinder at Harbor Freight. It looks great too!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:28 PM   #25
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Or get the AEV bumper...better looking version of the ARB bumper.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:08 PM   #26
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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.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:15 PM   #27
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I vote for ARB. I had one on my 2012 with 37's and it was a great bumper. My 2015 will have the new ARB stubby on it within a week after I get it (if the jeep ever arrives. Lol).
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:20 PM   #28
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:10 AM   #29
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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
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:45 AM   #30
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I don't have any experience with the JCR but I've seen ARBs fall apart in the field during simple snatch recoveries.

How much does that JCR weigh?

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