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Old 11-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #31
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I had 4WheelDrive Hardware install my LOD since it was 93 lbs and I was feeling lazy. They did say they had to do some shimming to it a little but since they didn't charge me extra I don't remember the details. Sorry. Here is a photo. It has the optional skid plate. The winch is a Smittybuilt XRC8.
Sweet jeep... Is there a winch delete option or something like that? I don't plan on getting a winch

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I know a guy who has the rugged ridge bumpers and he said after a while they started to rust. Yikes. Do you know of any explanation?
Had mine for 2 years now with no rust at all. It is very sturdy and being modular means all you have to do is change a couple pieces to make it look like a different bumper. I would buy it again in a heart beat. Might go with the aluminum the next time if there is another time just for weight but after hitting a deer and having someone back into me (not hard) and not receiving any damage, I really love this bumper. But there are many great bumpers to choose from out there.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:50 AM   #33
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Sweet jeep... Is there a winch delete option or something like that? I don't plan on getting a winch
I would contact LOD direct and see if they a winch delete option. While I was at it I would check to see if they have any dealers near you where one of these bumpers is in stock so that you can see it in person to see for yourself the build quality.

I got the idea for LOD from HogDriver who posted these photos without a winch in another thread. Like mine, he ordered the RV brackets. You can get the idea of how this bumper would look without a winch. Personally, I would leave the option open for a future winch since you may change your mind. I got the cheapest, $299 but got synthetic rope = $449.

I also like the aluminum Rugged Ridge option mentioned by rics1997.
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I think I'm gonna go with the Expedition One bumper. Out of my price range, but ill just skip lunch a few times What do you guys think.
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I think I'm gonna go with the Expedition One bumper. Out of my price range, but ill just skip lunch a few times What do you guys think.
If you can afford it, go for it. If not, I'd skip it. Cant expect people on the forum to tell you how to spend your money.
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I think I'm gonna go with the Expedition One bumper. Out of my price range, but ill just skip lunch a few times What do you guys think.
I like it, it is an innovative design. I also like their rear bumper but it is pricy as well. But.....what's a few lunches when aftermarket gear is at stake!

As was said, its your call. Be sure to post pics after install so we can see how it all turned out.
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I like it, it is an innovative design. I also like their rear bumper but it is pricy as well. But.....what's a few lunches when aftermarket gear is at stake!

As was said, its your call. Be sure to post pics after install so we can see how it all turned out.
Hahaa I agree! No sandwich is worth my jeep!

As far as the bumper goes, I really like the edgy, shark like cut it has. Very appealing style. I'm gonna have my jeep for quite a few years so I feel it's worth the extra cash.

I'll post pics on the install and final look
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Hahaa I agree! No sandwich is worth my jeep!

As far as the bumper goes, I really like the edgy, shark like cut it has. Very appealing style. I'm gonna have my jeep for quite a few years so I feel it's worth the extra cash.

I'll post pics on the install and final look
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Prosciutto, mozzarella, red peppers, basil and balsamic in Italian bread. Magnifico
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Where can I get this bumper and who makes it?




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Old 11-29-2012, 12:30 PM   #41
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Where can I get this bumper and who makes it?
AEV. One of the priciest bumpers out there.

http://www.aev-conversions.com/shop/...nt-bumper.html

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12049_1201_07.htm

That Jeep has an AEV bumper, AEV wheels & AEV hood.
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I'm waiting on the XRC mod, allows you to add wings or stay stubby. Also allowed you to add a stinger or bull bar
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AEV bumper without the bull bar is around $1000, It has factory crush cans for airbag deployment, stamped steel design with corrosion resistant finish. I have seen these bumpers take on a deer at highway speeds and suffer no damage. Very well made with exellent fit and finish, really cleans up the space above the bumper and below the fender flare. Should be priced better but you will not find a higher quality bumper out there. Great company to deal with too. The Wixom Michigan facility did my lift, wheels, tires and rear tire carrier along with procal speedo recalibration. Call Brad
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AEV bumper without the bull bar is around $1000, It has factory crush cans for airbag deployment, stamped steel design with corrosion resistant finish. I have seen these bumpers take on a deer at highway speeds and suffer no damage. Very well made with exellent fit and finish, really cleans up the space above the bumper and below the fender flare. Should be priced better but you will not find a higher quality bumper out there. Great company to deal with too. The Wixom Michigan facility did my lift, wheels, tires and rear tire carrier along with procal speedo recalibration. Call Brad
What do crush cans have to do with the airbags? I was under the impression airbags use accelerometers and what not to trigger deployment. Learn me.
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Yeah, I mean, there's no wiring in the bumpers so I don't think changing them would affect the airbags at all
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Has anyone put the Smittybuilt XRC M.O.D. on their JK? Looking for pics of it with the full width end plates.

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