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Old 04-07-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
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Rugged Ridge Front Bumper Guard for TJ

Im just checking to see if there is a better front bumper guard for the TJ than the rugged ridge front bumper guard. Ive seen Olympic also makes the same one for about 30 bucks less and didnt know if the quality was there for either the rugged ridge or the olympic. Is there another company anybody would recommend? This link is the one Im looking to get

Rugged Ridge FRONT BUMPER GUARDS AND BRUSH GUARDS - JCWhitney

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Im just checking to see if there is a better front bumper guard for the TJ than the rugged ridge front bumper guard. Ive seen Olympic also makes the same one for about 30 bucks less and didnt know if the quality was there for either the rugged ridge or the olympic. Is there another company anybody would recommend? This link is the one Im looking to get

Rugged Ridge FRONT BUMPER GUARDS AND BRUSH GUARDS - JCWhitney

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I ended up with the olympic grille guard. I didnt get the brush guard cause I didnt think it would be very functional. It just looked flimsy compared to the grille guard. Ive had mine on for about a year now and it has held up great. Only drawback is you cant mount a winch with it on. Other than that I am very pleased with it. Got mine from quadratec.

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I can't speak for Olympic but my own experience with Rugged Ridge has been disappointing.
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About how high up does the guard itself come up the front grill? Bottom of the headlights? Middle?

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About how high up does the guard itself come up the front grill? Bottom of the headlights? Middle?

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Comes up about halfway up the grill.
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Im just checking to see if there is a better front bumper guard for the TJ than the rugged ridge front bumper guard.
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Instead of trying to protect the wimpy front bumper, why not just upgrade it with a stronger one? I let a friend talk me into installing the ProComp front bumper (because it was cheap and I needed a bumper quickly), but it is 3/16" thick and has already withstood repeated bashing into rocks without bending. For the money, I think it was a great investment.



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I can't speak for Olympic but my own experience with Rugged Ridge has been disappointing.
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