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Old 02-05-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Thats a crash bar?

So I was looking at some bumpers (the new ace ones) and I noticed it calls for removal of the crash bar. What exactly is the crash bar and what's it for and why can it just be cut away? Something with the name crash bar sounds somewhat important no?
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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It's the Bar that Ties the front of the Frame Rails Together. It's actually pretty Thin Metal, so I'm not really sure how much Protection or Strength it really Adds.

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Mine is the same thickness as the rest of the frame. I guess it depends on your definition of thick versus thin.
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Very few bumper manufacturers crash test a jeep with their products installed. ARB is the only one I know of that claims to do so. However I suspect that Jeep crash tested the AEV bumpers used on the COD and Moab packages. But I've never seen anything that verifies this.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #5
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So does anyone think it could be a safety issue is the crash bar is removed?
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Depending on the lateral strength of the bumper you are putting on, I would say it is probably ok.
I'd just go ahead and get a winch plate that attaches to your front frame as well.. You know you are going to want a winch soon too...
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Depending on the lateral strength of the bumper you are putting on, I would say it is probably ok.
I'd just go ahead and get a winch plate that attaches to your front frame as well.. You know you are going to want a winch soon too...
Haha well I currently have a smittybilt src with a warm winch on it and I've been gettin the itch for a stubby so I was looking at the new ace stubby front bumper and also their fenders
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The poison spyder bumper we installed after removing that crash bar is far beefier than that piddly crash bar was.

It's only welded in on the front side, or at least ours were and after a tiny bit of grinding my little 119lb butt, "removed" it with a 3lb sledge. I can't imagine it would've been there after a wreck with as easy as it came off.

I'm not concerned. If anything it's stronger up there now than it was stock.

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