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Old 11-11-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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Favorite Front/Rear Bumpers

Just wondering what y'all's favorite front and/or rear bumper/tire carrier combo is and why. By "why" I mean what features you prefer over other products.

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Old 11-11-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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I am looking at buying a set from Nate's 4X4 for front and rear with tire carrier. They look tough, and well built.

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i got mine off of ebay from a guy called ryan's fab. he does custom metal work you can get an unfinished (unpainted) set for really cheap. the front bumper has 2 d shakles mounted to the front, a stinger, a winch mount, a 2" reciever and has really thick steel and good welds. the rear has a 2" reciever and is very low profile so it wont get hung up on rocks. I would check his website out if you want to see the ebay stuff click the auction tab. BTW Ihave heard both good and bad things about nates 4x4. his products are supposed to be good but his customer service is not so good. i would check him out and get your own opnion.

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Old 11-11-2008, 09:58 PM   #4
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Hey jgano23, can you please post a pic of your bumpers? Thanks for the info on Nates!
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:59 PM   #5
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ya i'll try to find a close up of both.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:12 PM   #6
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the pics arent great but.....



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Old 11-11-2008, 11:10 PM   #7
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They look nice! How many mounting points for lights does Ryan put on those front bumpers? I may have to invest in a set of those!
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Thanks for posting the pics!
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:35 PM   #9
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I'm a fan of tasteful stingers up front with a grill hoop. No specific brand in mind. I liked the PS trail ones, but I would have wanted them tied into a grill hoop or something. They're out of business now though from what I understand.

Gen-Right makes a Grill hoop stinger combo that I'm kind of liking. It comes either bolt on or DIY.



As far as a rear bumper goes, I think any low profile bumper works. I'm not a fan of tire carriers.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:35 PM   #10
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This one is my favorite on the TJ market right now. Sniper Fab is an up an coming company out of Oklahoma and is building some great products. I like it because it hugs the frame and keeps everything up out of the way.

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Old 11-12-2008, 12:42 AM   #11
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Yup - this one is getting a lot of my interest too. Would love to get it, but the one I have now does it's job.

Another that I like is the BTF Pro Taper. It's only for those that are going with Full-Hydro steering. It cuts off the front part of the frame, raises it up a bit for more approach angle clearance and really beefs up the frame where the cross-member used to be.

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I want to see a before and after of this, can't imagine the stock version...
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- Let me see if I can find the thread for it.

I actually had my info wrong. It doesn't bring up the frame. The referenced Jeep actually had the front of the frame cut off and replaced with some straight pieces of steel that aimed it up higher. The Pro-Taper bumper does shorten the frame and still does increase the approach angle.

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That is definitely a pretty sick setup that BTF came up with. I'm just curious at how much a full size Warn will hang over the edge.

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Probably quite a bit as I think they said it's designed around the RC Competition winches.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:07 AM   #16
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im still a fan of the rokmen mercenary front bumper



ill find the rear ones later =D
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They look nice! How many mounting points for lights does Ryan put on those front bumpers? I may have to invest in a set of those!

there are 4 light mounts. 2 where i have my fog lights and 2 on the stinger. he can do custom stuff too if you want. if you need more or if you need them moved he can do it.
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That is definitely a pretty sick setup that BTF came up with. I'm just curious at how much a full size Warn will hang over the edge.

On pirate Dan said you had to run a smaller competition style winch or cut down your spool yourself to shorten up your winch. Cool bumper for sure, but I'm not hacking away at my winch just to make it all work.

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