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Old 06-26-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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When is being called Stubby a good thing?

I am looking at upgrading my stock front bumper and need some help from my fellow jeepers out there. I am looking at the Warn Elite Series with the grill gaurd, or the Warn Rock Crawler stubby... I like both but am curious to the advantages/disadvantages of the stubby as opposed to the full wrap on the Elite series... Also does anyone know if I can remount my stock front skid plate after installation? One last question, I fancy myself pretty handy with a tool set but have yet to do any mods myself, the install looks pretty straight forward and doesn't require any cutting or moving much to get this new bad boy on, do you think it is worth saving the money to do it myself or is it too much of a hassle and just get it professionally installed? Thanks again.....

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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Pluke has some good pics on what the advantage of a stubby is. When you see how far up there he can stuff his tire it'll make sense.

We just installed our Stubby bumpers this weekend. We were putting rub marks on the inside of our bumpers when disconnected. On a 35 at least it was causing some restriction. That was the stock one though. Maybe someone with an aftermarket full length can chime in for you.

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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I am looking at upgrading my stock front bumper and need some help from my fellow jeepers out there. I am looking at the Warn Elite Series with the grill gaurd, or the Warn Rock Crawler stubby... I like both but am curious to the advantages/disadvantages of the stubby as opposed to the full wrap on the Elite series... Also does anyone know if I can remount my stock front skid plate after installation? One last question, I fancy myself pretty handy with a tool set but have yet to do any mods myself, the install looks pretty straight forward and doesn't require any cutting or moving much to get this new bad boy on, do you think it is worth saving the money to do it myself or is it too much of a hassle and just get it professionally installed? Thanks again.....
Are you meaning the stock air dam? I wish these beauties came with a stock skid plate up front.
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Are you meaning the stock air dam? I wish these beauties came with a stock skid plate up front.
I wondered that too. If you mean the plastic "skid" most of us throw that away.
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You mean the plastic air dam? It is just there to reduce drag and the first time you wheel your Jeep it will get torn off any way. Remove the hood spring if your hood flutters with it gone.

As for full width vs. stubby there are reasons for each. Full width will give you more armor around the front of your Jeep where as a stubby will allow better articulation and clearance for big tires. Weight what means more to you. I personally went with articulation and clearance over the armor aspect. Also not a full width fan, looks wise but that is opinion too.

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