Aluminum bumpers - who has them? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-03-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 10
Aluminum bumpers - who has them?

I just got my first non-sports car ever and I love it (06 LJ 6spd). I was gonna try and leave it stock, but that's not gonna happen now, I realize. I'd like to start toughening it up but I don't want to add weight. I want to try and keep decent mileage (I know, I know it's a Jeep) so I want to swap things that either won't add weight(if possible) or will decrease weight so I'd like to start with some lighter weight bumpers. Does anyone know what my options are? I'm been trying to search online, but not much is coming up or at least it's not specifying the material it's made of.

Also 31x10.5's are the tallest tire I can fit without lift correct?

Thanks
e

erikb is offline   Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
DKarge87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Newark, NY
Posts: 249
Send a message via AIM to DKarge87
Savvy makes some nice light weight and 31's are the largest without rubbing

DKarge87 is offline   Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 36,356
I am running Savvy's outstanding aluminum bumpers front and rear. Savvy Offroad

Their bumpers were tested HARD in Johnson Valley Calf. where their designer wheels regularly to test his products and you're not going to hurt them. Their integrated shackle points are steel but the rest of the bumper is T-6 6061 aircraft grade aluminum and it is tough stuff. I replaced my steel bumpers with Savvy's and I couldn't be happier. The only thing they don't want their rear bumper used for is towing even though you can get one with a built-in receiver hitch. It's more than strong enough, they just don't want the insurance/legal liability of saying it is rated to tow X-number of pounds.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 04:30 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
emills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 553
I have the Savvy front as well. Very well made and very good quality . I would highly recommend it.

They also have other armor items to keep up the strength but drop the weight. Corner protection, gas tank skid, t-case/engine skid, rockers. I have a few of their other products too and have been very happy with everything I got from them.

Eric
__________________
'06 Jeep Unlimited - some stuff, but certainly not enough stuff
emills is offline   Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 04:45 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
KBR97's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 5,140
Gen-Right also has a bunch of aluminum stuff...bumpers, rock rails ect.
JEEP PARTS | JEEP ACCESSORIES | OFFROAD JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON | JEEP LED TAIL LIGHTS | GAS TANKS
KBR97 is offline   Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 12:24 AM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 10
Awesome thanks! I'll look into these.
erikb is offline   Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 12:29 AM   #7
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
edmond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 269
I'm running the Savvy front bumper as well, works great. I think MetalCloak also has a new alum bump.

edmond is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
smittybuilt xrc bumpers Wildkarde TJ General Discussion Forum 37 07-18-2010 03:57 AM
Bumpers Assistance Please! Blackbeard1718 JK General Discussion Forum 24 02-20-2010 08:00 AM
Aluminum Radiator - Good or Bad? bagged92sdime TJ Tech Forum 19 01-27-2010 09:43 AM
New ROKMEN HopLite(tm) Aluminum Full Corner Armor dave@rokmen Classifieds Archive 5 08-17-2009 05:15 PM
Custom Cooling and Fuel parts in Irwin, PA willys Classifieds Archive 0 11-03-2006 03:32 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC