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Old 02-08-2007, 06:03 PM   #31
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Does anyone know anything about Rugged Ridge Bumpers? I am debating between the ARB and Rugged Ridge Model: 11540.01.
do you have pictures of the rugged ridge one?

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Old 02-08-2007, 06:03 PM   #32
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WOW this is one old thread!

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Old 02-08-2007, 06:06 PM   #33
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WOW this is one old thread!
yep i was just thinking that.
at first I thought it was a new thread and after just seeing the first post, i was going to recomend the shockworks bumper, then i scrolled down to press reply and saw a post i made and got really REALLY confused, then it came back to me
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:44 AM   #34
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Does anyone know how makes that bumper Bigjeep posted those pictures of?
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:52 AM   #35
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Home brew. It's really similar to the BTF.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:12 AM   #36
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Oh what kind of Stinger do you have Scout? I'm lookin at either Poison Spyder TrailStinger or BTF? And what about BTF tube fenders are they any good? Poison Spyders seem to look better but they are expensive as hell. Since I got a winch I figure I better put a new bumper so I only have to mount the winch once. And if I can get a reasonablt priced bumper I figured I could talk my wife into some tube fenders. Or just mount it to the stock bumper and regear.
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I have the PSC Trail Stinger with a Warn winch plate. If I remember correctly I think BTF recommends you run a Currie Anti-Rock or something similar with their bumper.

As far as tube fenders go? Of course I really like my FULL replacement fenders from T&T Customs. No need to hack up my OEM's. Just unbolt - bolt and go!
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Wel I just checked the BTF website and it doesn't say anything about a specific front sway bar with their bumper. Maybe its changed?!?! I could swear I read that before when I was looking at bumpers.
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I can only strongly suggest you talk with Zach who owns AtoZ Fabrication at http://www.atozfabrication.com/ Zach makes lots of bumper styles but I had him custom make a me a stubby bumper with a stinger and his work turned out beautifully. 44", stinger, built-in winch mount, through-welded tabs for shackles, and light tabs. Welding was superb, good enough that it's obviously air tight. I'll probably tap it for a hose fitting to use it for an additional air tank for my OBA system.

By the way, I also have to agree that bumper you are talking about is WAY overpriced. A bit of a overdone busy-looking monstrosity too.
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You have to hack up fenders with the BTF setup? Man I busted a u-joint again and I bet the damn spider gears did it, they're probably f**ked up again. I don't wheel to hard but the spiders gears always mess up if the tires spins a little. Do you think a softlocker would break anything? I'm thinkin about holdin off on a bunper and throwin an aussie locker or something in to get rid of those stupid ass spider gears.
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By the way, I also have to agree that bumper you are talking about is WAY overpriced. A bit of a overdone busy-looking monstrosity too.
Jerry, tell us how you really feel.
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Man I busted a u-joint again and I bet the damn spider gears did it, they're probably f**ked up again. I don't wheel to hard but the spiders gears always mess up if the tires spins a little. Do you think a softlocker would break anything? I'm thinkin about holdin off on a bunper and throwin an aussie locker or something in to get rid of those stupid ass spider gears.
Front axleshaft u-joints nearly ALWAYS break solely as a result of the unhardened ears of the OE axleshaft being unable to hold onto them securely enough. The u-joints pull out of the one or two of the ears when under extreme stress and then spin around busting themselves up. Installing hardened axleshafts like from Warn, Superior Axle, or Alloy USA should prevent that from continuing to be a problem. Not applying the stupid-pedal except when the steering wheel is straight too will help, u-joints are at their weakest and there is more stress on the ears when the steering wheel is turned much either direction.
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By the way, I also have to agree that bumper you are talking about is WAY overpriced. A bit of a overdone busy-looking monstrosity too. [/QUOTE]

Which ones over priced? I think they all are so I might just talk to a buddy that build a lot of custom stuff and make my own stinger. I really need to get rid of the spider gears though to.
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Its not the front its the rear. I had no problems for a while but I also wasn't driving it much. THen the other day I was cruising around some trails and they where muddy I don't flog it in the mud or anything cause it just breaks stuff so I stay of the stupid peddle but one of my tires spun the grabed and I think thats what did it even thought the rpms were only aroun 2k.
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Which ones over priced? I think they all are so I might just talk to a buddy that build a lot of custom stuff and make my own stinger. I really need to get rid of the spider gears though to.
I was talking about the Road Armor bumper in the very first post. I've yet to see a RA bumper I thought was anything but overdone. Not overdone good, overdone bad.

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