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Old 01-30-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Recovery Bumper Question

what is the all around best for a Jeep in he woods.. Stubby or Full width bumper?

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Old 01-30-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
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Do you plan on running into a lot of trees? There is always mid width if you can't decide between the two.

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Do you plan on running into a lot of trees? There is always mid width if you can't decide between the two.
That's good.

I like my Rampage full width, it gives good protection of the fender flares and still allows for good flexing.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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A recovery bumper means that it has built in recovery points. It has nothing to do with it being full width or stubby.
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A recovery bumper means that it has built in recovery points. It has nothing to do with it being full width or stubby.
But they do make them in different widths hence the OPs question. ......
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Just trying to understand what he is asking. Recovery capability has little to do with size. Stubby bumpers can do quite well for recovery. The biggest difference is having your front wheels clear for climbing obstacles.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:46 PM   #7
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OP what type of terrain do u plan on running? Lots of sharp ledges, rocks, stumps and logs, waterfalls? All potentially places where the clearance a stubby offers could come in handy. Or do u want protection for bushwhacking, running into trees, plowing over deer, driving through walls? Answering that will help you decide which is best for you. If your looking for a little of both then I think beastmaster made a great suggestion with the rampage. (Full width with some pretty good tire clearance in the front).

Watchthis if I'm not mistaken you had a full width then chopped it right?

If you can't make up your mind like I could not then maybe mid is best haha. I went with the lod armorlite mid.
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Or do u want protection for bushwhacking, running into trees, plowing over deer, driving through walls? .
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Yes I had to chop the ends of my full width off for clearance. It was either that or bump stops which are a last resort for me.

I like the way it turned out actually.
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My rampage doesn't eat away that much clearance (a few inches) but the protection from a fullwidth is worth it to me. If you are just driving forest roads, I'd stick with a full width, preferably one with a pre-runner bar on it.
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I am in 'Bama(No rocks) but plenty of trees and mudholes....The reason for posting "recovery" bumper,is I need a winch plate as well...I have looked at the Rampage and the Barricade...I like the style of the Barricade because of the single front bar...I just don't know how much weight can be put on the front end...
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I am in 'Bama(No rocks) but plenty of trees and mudholes....The reason for posting "recovery" bumper,is I need a winch plate as well...I have looked at the Rampage and the Barricade...I like the style of the Barricade because of the single front bar...I just don't know how much weight can be put on the front end...
The rampage is great, as well as the new JCR full width. I personally have the rampage and have been extremely happy with it. The JCR bumper wasn't available at the time I purchased my bumper. Expedition one is also great, but in a different price bracket.
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The rampage is great, as well as the new JCR full width. I personally have the rampage and have been extremely happy with it. The JCR bumper wasn't available at the time I purchased my bumper. Expedition one is also great, but in a different price bracket.
Expedition? Who makes that? Is it full width?
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