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Old 11-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Angry Bumper Problems

Hey guys, Ive been wanting an aftermarket bumper for a while now and I just found out that stubby bumpers are illegal where I live so i need a full size one. So far the only one Ive found that I like is the Bestop HighRock, anyone else know of some good full length bumpers?

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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ARB and Warn make good full size bumpers to look at too...

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Ive looked at the ARB ones, I dont really like that look of em. Ill check out Warns for sure
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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Mmm, the one for the TJ doesnt look great. The JK ones looks awesome, its like no one cares about making TJ gear anymore
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ive got a smittybilt src with grill guard, I love it. its tough. looks sharp and bolted right on. I even hit an owl one night with it, no damage. slid off the road on ice, hit a steel road marker, no damage.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #6
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Awesome! Thanks man. Its funny cause right as my phone buzzed for the email notification i was like "Hey! I havent looked at smittybilt yet!" Yea it looks pretty sick, i think i might have to go with it
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #7
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Here's a Smittybilt SRC after a minor impact, take a look at how thin the tubing is that the Chinese use to make it with. Click on the photo to make it bigger...
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:44 PM   #8
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yea I thinly that was probably a substantial hit, mine held up without a scratch hitting a big owl at 55. and the road marker at 35. mine anyway is good, perhaps an anomaly, but its good enough for me.
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I should hope even Smittybilt's SRC bumper could hold up to hitting an owl.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #10
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Smitty tubes don't hold up, the plate steel is sturdy enough but consider the the tubes ornamental for anything offroad.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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fair enough, but the steel road marker, if mine was that thin it wouldn't have folded it over, the bumper would've kinked. but it survived
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Smitty tubes don't hold up, the plate steel is sturdy enough but consider the the tubes ornamental for anything offroad.
That bumper is killer. What is it ?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:12 PM   #13
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ive got a smittybilt src with grill guard, I love it. its tough. looks sharp and bolted right on.
Thats the bumper im going with.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #14
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That bumper is killer. What is it ?
Look more closely at the pic, the bumper part is fine. Tube is shot. Its an xrc
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:20 AM   #15
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I assume you wanted the stubby for clearance? How about something with high ends like this one from Body Armor?
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Poison Spyder makes good bumpers.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:02 AM   #17
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I assume you wanted the stubby for clearance? How about something with high ends like this one from Body Armor?
Yeaa thats more like it. Something thing like that. And I didnt want the stubby for clearance necessarily but more for the fact of better variety and better looks. Hmm poison sypder, definitely gotta look them up
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:30 PM   #18
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You can take a look at Paramount Restyling (e-autogrilles on ebay). Good product at a good price.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:34 PM   #19
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So I take it you own a product of theirs?
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #20
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Not yet. Been doing a lot of shopping and research. Haven't heard anything but positive feedback on their bumpers, whereas Smittybilt has very mixed reviews. Same price range. Very different level of quality.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #21
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Gotcha, hear anything about the Bestop ones? I gotta buddy who can bring them in for me
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #22
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You can take a look at Paramount Restyling (e-autogrilles on ebay). Good product at a good price.
Paramount and Smittybuilt are the same quality and I would bet made in the same place in China. For the price Paramount cannot be beat but if you think there is any difference between the two your mistaken.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:04 PM   #23
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Check out Metalcloak. You can build their bumper in a bunch of configurations.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #24
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Wow thanks man, I really like the pre-built #211111 bumper

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