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Old 04-29-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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Stubby or Full width front bumper?

So im decided whether i should go with a stubby or full width. If i get a stubby i will be getting poison spyder fenders but if i get a full width i will be cutting stock fenders like jaker_jk did. I do little rock krawling but i love the look of the stubby so leave your feedback. This is also my DD.

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JcrOffroad, Inc. Mauler Stubby Front Winch Bumper - JK Wrangler
JcrOffroad, Inc. Vanguard Full Width Front Winch Bumper - JK Wrangler
JcrOffroad, Inc. Dagger Stubby Front Pre-Runner Winch Bumper - JK Wrangler
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:07 PM   #2
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I know I won't be the only one to say it's all personal preference, but that's what it is. If you really like the look of the stubby, you'll regret buying something else.

I really like JCR's Dagger Stubby and nearly bought that one when I was looking for a bumper.

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Reason to buy a stubby:

Like the looks
Take big boy trails
Need to drop weight

Reason to buy a full size:

Like the looks
It's required by law in your state
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Reason to buy a stubby: Like the looks Take big boy trails Need to drop weight Reason to buy a full size: Like the looks It's required by law in your state
This. And another thing to consider if it's your DD. Full will give you better protection in a frontal crash and will protect the front sides of the jeep, where obviously the stubby won't.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:48 PM   #6
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This. And another thing to consider if it's your DD. Full will give you better protection in a frontal crash and will protect the front sides of the jeep, where obviously the stubby won't.
And you can put your fog lights on most full widths
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And you can put your fog lights on most full widths
What bumper is that? Warn? I really like that.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:18 PM   #8
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What bumper is that? Warn? I really like that.
It's a smitty built front atlas bumper.

Some people don't like smitty built but I really like it. It's pretty beefy and solid. No problems having it mounted
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I would personally get something that mounts the winch lower and between the frame rails. I would get the Mauler Stubby bumper out of those three.

With that said, I just ordered the Offroad Evolution 1/4 pounder with the stinger. The welds on it look like a piece of art.
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Stubby. Show off those big tires
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And you can put your fog lights on most full widths
Did your front end drop any with that bumper?
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Depends on what you like. I got the jcr vanguard and love it. I am not a fan of the stubby
I also wont be rock crawling either.
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Did your front end drop any with that bumper?
Well I put the lift kit first before I put the bumper but if I had to guess it be about 1/2" to an 1". That's with the winch installed though
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Another thing to consider. Around here some trails get real thin, do you want your bumper to be the leading edge or do you want your fender to lead.
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I had stubby, got into a front end accident. Front wheel took all the force which bent everything upfront. After that Replacement bumpers from now on will be full widths on all our Jeeps.
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Sorry full width bumper folks. I just think they look gawdy unless lifted 4" running huge tires,
I guess I am ok in KJ eyes then , OP get what you truly want don't have to ask here because the answer will be different all around and if you have eyes on one and get the other you will have regret it
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It's required by law in your state
Anyone know of a state that does require a full?

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