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Old 08-31-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Poison Spyder or Lod Bumpers

I want to change the stock bumpers on my 2012 JK Rubicon. I have 33" tires and a Teraflex Leveling kit. I am considering PSC or LoD bumpers, mid-width front and back bumpers. Will this make my Jeep 'squat' down too much? Not planning on any off roading just riding around town. Here's a picture so you can see how much it sits up now. Any advice and opinions will be appreciated!
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If you get full blown 90lb+ steel bumpers then yes, there will be a good half inch squat and a loss in mpg.

I recommend you look at LOD's armor-lite front bumper and an aluminum rear like genright's. If you want a steel rear, the smaller ones weigh in around 60lbs and the extra weight can be offset by removing the factory recovery hook and tow hitch (if you have it and never plan on using it), as well as putting on a smaller muffler.

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Old 08-31-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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If you get full blown 90lb+ steel bumpers then yes, there will be a good half inch squat and a loss in mpg.

I recommend you look at LOD's armor-lite front bumper and an aluminum rear like genright's. If you want a steel rear, the smaller ones weigh in around 60lbs and the extra weight can be offset by removing the factory recovery hook and tow hitch (if you have it and never plan on using it), as well as putting on a smaller muffler.
I don't know about weight, but I just saw a rig with LoD mid widths front and rear and it looked great.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:00 PM   #4
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I have the PSC Brawler Lite and it really didn't weigh much more than the stock bumper and tow hooks. Plus it looks Bad A**!
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I am looking at both of these as well.
Anyone know the weight on the PS Brawler Mid?
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If you get full blown 90lb+ steel bumpers then yes, there will be a good half inch squat and a loss in mpg.

I recommend you look at LOD's armor-lite front bumper and an aluminum rear like genright's. If you want a steel rear, the smaller ones weigh in around 60lbs and the extra weight can be offset by removing the factory recovery hook and tow hitch (if you have it and never plan on using it), as well as putting on a smaller muffler.
I have looked at both of those but, really like the idea of lights in the rear bumper which LoD and PSC offer. Plus I want to keep my tow hitch (just in case). And I have already added a Magnaflow exhaust. (at least it doesn't sound sick going down the road. IMO)
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I am looking at both of these as well.
Anyone know the weight on the PS Brawler Mid?
I called PSC and they told me the Mid-width Brawler was 92 lbs. and the Mid-width Brawler Lite was 71 lbs. The Lite is a little shorter.
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I liked both PSC and LoD. Ultimately I went with LoD full width for protection and looks. Definitely added some weight but it feels more solid and safe.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:42 PM   #9
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Finally made a decision and ordered JCR Mid-Width Pre-Runner front and the standard with lights for the rear. Now waiting for delivery.
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I had the LoD armor lite stubby, it was a great bumper, but I switched to a brawler lite with skid plate.

I wanted the PSC originally, and I'm glad I made the switch. But you can't go wrong with either. Both are great bumpers.
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I want to change the stock bumpers on my 2012 JK Rubicon. I have 33" tires and a Teraflex Leveling kit. I am considering PSC or LoD bumpers, mid-width front and back bumpers. Will this make my Jeep 'squat' down too much? Not planning on any off roading just riding around town. Here's a picture so you can see how much it sits up now. Any advice and opinions will be appreciated!
If you are not offroading and are just "riding around town" get a full width. They offer better protection. Take a look at the rampage recovery bumper, AEV, or ARB.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:23 PM   #12
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If you are not offroading and are just "riding around town" get a full width. They offer better protection. Take a look at the rampage recovery bumper, AEV, or ARB.
I have actually taken it off-road since that original post and had a blast!! Nothing serious just a little mud, a creek, couple of steep hills and a few tight spots. (Great for a 1st timer) It was a lot of fun but, not something I will have time to do often. I will definitely go again when the work schedule allows.

I went with the JCR bumpers because lighter weight than PSC, made in USA and the customer service was great.

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