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Old 01-28-2007, 03:25 PM   #1
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STRONG rear bumper sugestions

I got stuck pretty bad last night and ended up having nowhere solid but the frame to attach to, which was a pain to hook up and un-hook every time so now im looking for a strong bumper(with frame tie-in's?) that I can snatch and pull on all day long with out worrying that somethings going to break off (<-happend yesturday)
So can you all post up some good choices for me or even some bumper plans since im planning to get a welder soon.

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Old 01-28-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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i just welded the snot out of the mounts and added d rings to my stock bumper. Works great and havenever had a problem

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Old 01-28-2007, 05:23 PM   #3
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Rugged Ridge has a Warn look alike, and is built pretty much the same... and I think you can find them for $150 at most places. They are a good buy especially if you don't want anything extreme looking.
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I built my own. I used heavy 3x5 angle iron with the 3" on top, boxed and angled the ends for looks and put a reciever hitch in the middle with some gussets to add strength. I used smaller angle to fab the mount to bolt in the stock mounting holes and spaced the angle out from the mounts/body with some heavy wall 2x2 IIRC. It has worked great. It has a slight bow(maybe 1/4 to 1/2", not noticeable unless you look real hard) around the middle from being yanked out of door deep mud holes. It has served me very well for over 6 years!
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For after market I like the Garvin Wilderness rear bumper and tire carrier. Very well built and ties into the frame but that requires a welder.

Fabbing your own should be an easy task. With some flat stock and square stock.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:06 PM   #6
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For after market I like the Garvin Wilderness rear bumper and tire carrier. Very well built and ties into the frame but that requires a welder.
I have to agree with that one.
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Since I am welding-challenged, I bought mine.

I am running the Jeeperman setup with tire carrier. Frame tie-ins were included and has the shackle points welded front and rear. VERY solid. It's handled my abuses and recoveries with NO problem.
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:46 PM   #8
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How much is the garvin and jeeperman?

btw: I dont care to much about looks as long as it's strong and I'm only looking to spend $150-$200 max. And I would like to be able to add a tire carrier to it later on or save up and buy a complete one(not soon at all) and I dont have a full size spare now so i'm looking for just a bumper.

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for that price... not a whole lot of options. YOumight be able to get a local fab shop to make you one that pretty stout for about $200. Or one from Olympic4x4 like this - http://www.quadratec.com/products/12118_104_07.htm And then later get the tire swing - which is a lot more than just the bumper sadly.
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How much is the garvin and jeeperman?

btw: I dont care to much about looks as long as it's strong and I'm only looking to spend $150-$200 max. And I would like to be able to add a tire carrier to it later on or save up and buy a complete one(not soon at all) and I dont have a full size spare now so i'm looking for just a bumper.

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Rusty's makes some nice strong bumpers. But even Rusty's is gonna run $220. Just throw a tow hook or D-Ring in that receiver and you can pull on it all day long.

http://rustysoffroad.com/Merchant2/m...y_Code=bum_rus

I wouldn't go too cheap. Just remember, you get what you pay for. Usually...
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:23 AM   #11
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Now that I can weld enough to at least grind the ugliness away, I wish I had built my own system. Unfortunately that is not how it all worked out.

I did a ton of research and at the time didn't care much about the price. I ended up with the Durango system. Granted it costs a buck or two. But IMHO it is the best system on the market, minus their dual gerry can set up.

I have beat the crap out of the bumper and it looks new or at least dentless. The TC works great and the latch system I ended up with works great with the snubber attachment. I smashed the Mountain rack on the trail last season but fixed it with a big hammer in camp that evening. I am gonna weld on my own gerry can mounts this spring now that I have reached my maximum tire size. Also planning to reinforce the rear door/tailgate with a equal sized sheet of 3/16" and some angle iron for stiffness.

Might take a littel of the rake out of my current stance.
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i like the jeeperman...style and strength.
a bit pricey, but i am a firm believer in getting what you pay for.

bumper alone is $300. spending that much though, i would definitely just hold off and get the bumper/tire carrier.







but really, why don't you at least have a tow hook back there? rather than half-way doing it with the bumper, why not just bolt a tow hook to the rear frame and use that until you get the bumper you really want?
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:17 PM   #13
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^^^That bumper looks really good

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but really, why don't you at least have a tow hook back there? rather than half-way doing it with the bumper, why not just bolt a tow hook to the rear frame and use that until you get the bumper you really want?
I dont like the idea of drilling a hole into my frame and I dont trust the little pin(which I lost last month) that holds the hitch into place.

And I want to have a decent place to hook a strap up to already



What do you all think about this bumper?
http://wranglerforum.com/images/icons/icon14.gif
It would come out to $180(shipped) with d-ring tabs and a 2" reciever


and what about LOD?
http://www.4x4xplor.com/lod/proddeta...oD-XTREME-ONLY

That one will come out to $185(shipped) w/ d-ring tabs and a 2" reciever too but I heard there is a long wait for these.
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bad link on the first one...thumbsup shows up.
that's a pretty good deal on the LOD. for the price, i'd probably get that.
if you have a hitch, the pin is going to be as strong as anything else you use. that's what i would use.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:05 PM   #15
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^^^That bumper looks really good



I dont like the idea of drilling a hole into my frame and I dont trust the little pin(which I lost last month) that holds the hitch into place.

And I want to have a decent place to hook a strap up to already



What do you all think about this bumper?
http://www.nates4x4.com/catalog/prod...products_id=32
It would come out to $180(shipped) with d-ring tabs and a 2" reciever


and what about LOD?
http://www.4x4xplor.com/lod/proddeta...oD-XTREME-ONLY

That one will come out to $185(shipped) w/ d-ring tabs and a 2" reciever too but I heard there is a long wait for these.

fixed the link

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