Looking for a stinger front bumper for my 04 LJ but I cant make a decision on which one to get. SmittyBilt or the OR-FAB stinger? has anyone used either one or does anyone else know of any other brands that are out there that are good and a reasonable price?
Frame reinforce it. Getting rear ended made me realize how weak these things are
I have been wondering how it would hold up in an accident since it's not tied into an actual solid bumper. If you don't mind, what exactly happened to it? Just kind of curious.
Originally Posted by unlimitedsoldier
Thank you for showing me that website, but question. Did the poison spyder stinger come painted or raw metal?
It came in raw steel. Most of their products do. I just picked up some self etching primer and textured black spray paint and did a few coats. I can touch it up whenever I need to. Cost about $15 in total for the paint & primer.
looks like it is tied into the sway bar which looks odd... but not sure... good question. how is it connected to the jeep haha
If you have an Anti-rock you can make mounting plates to bolt it to the swaybar mounting holes, I use the stock swaybar with disconnects so I welded mine to the swaybar bushing brackets. It has plenty of room to fit it to your Jeep, I cut more than 5" per side when I notched it for the swaybar mounts. In the next few weeks tie it in to the fenders and the stinger. I had some tie-in bars mocked up but they are too large diameter, so I'll re-do them with a little smaller size to match the grill guard itself.
There are a million ways to build a Jeep, pick one and do it - you bought a canvas, not a painting!