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Old 09-10-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Question Rokmen Front Bumber: 48" or 54" which do i want??

What are the advantages? I know with a 48 im getting less fender protection...I want to get there front bumper kit, i can weld it together myself (which im comfortable and good with) but i just want to get the right size.

http://www.rokmen.com/products/diy_f...nt_bumper.html

48 or 54?

im a weekend wheeler/daily jeep driver

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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I'd go with the 48" unit. Its just personal preference, but it seems like its less bumper to get hung up on obstacles, brush and trees.

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:12 AM   #3
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but the brush and 1" 2" saplings are what can punk up my front fenders in good shape, maybe ill get a 48" and some fender diamond plate covers! hmmmmmmmm
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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Before switching to my current stubby bumper from AtoZ, my 54" Olympic bumper was always hitting rocks & obstacles before the tires could reach them. If you're doing tougher trails, I think you'll be happier with the shorter bumper.
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Go as short as possible. I'd rather have my tire hit what I'm trying to go over than have my bumper hit.
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As most mods, it really depends on what your plans are for the jeep. A wise man once told me "sit back, and think about what you want your jeep to do, then buy accordingly. This way you don't buy the same thing three times." or was he a wise-ass? ahh hell I can't remember the difference

If you're like me and just want pretty calm stuff then the wider one will offer more protection from a rouge object...however if you want to climb rocks the shorter one would be better as stated by many others here
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I'd opt for clearance - 48".
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As most mods, it really depends on what your plans are for the jeep. A wise man once told me "sit back, and think about what you want your jeep to do, then buy accordingly. This way you don't buy the same thing three times." or was he a wise-ass? ahh hell I can't remember the difference

If you're like me and just want pretty calm stuff then the wider one will offer more protection from a rouge object...however if you want to climb rocks the shorter one would be better as stated by many others here
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The Smittybuilt SRC offers the best of both worlds. Its narrow down low and still protects the fenders. It looks good for both rocks and deer.

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