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Old 12-28-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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Your favorite type of front winch bumper?

I am wanting to get a new bumper that I can put a winch on.:.. I just want to see what you guys like and go from there..

So post up any type of bumper that you think looks nice!

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Old 12-28-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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Smittybilt src front bumper and xrc 10 winch, looks and functions great
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Where front bumpers are concerned, I'm a minimalist because that gives the best clearance away from trail obstacles. I'm running a Savvy alloy aluminum bumper that has a built-in winch mount which also saves weight. Our TJs can so easily get bloated and overweight that I'm going with alloy T-6 6061 aluminum wherever I can.

This isn't a great photo (taken while installing the then-new winch) but I think it's probably good enough to give a fair idea as to its size.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:34 PM   #4
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ARB bull bar

What model is that jerry? (Winch I mean)
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:37 PM   #5
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I've been looking around quite a lot...as I recently got myself a Warn M8000. I'll be waiting to do the bumper, but when I do, I have yet to find anything I like better than the simplicity of the Rokmen Mercenary:



Some of MetalCloak's bumper setups are OK, but I'm not sold on the erector set design. Savvy has a nice aluminum bumper. Currie's front bumper seems unique, though I don't like the lack of recovery points nor the cost of the fairlead mount ($100 for a bent piece of metal??? ). I'd like to see Poison Spider's bumper with brawler bar on a Jeep...looks like it could be cool in the pics. Some of Hanson's bumpers look cool, but man they are pricey. I've looked at plenty others...but those are the ones I spent a decent amount of time looking at.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:39 PM   #6
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yeah mines a little heavy at 73lb, whats yours weigh jerry?
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This isn't a great photo (taken while installing the then-new winch) but I think it's probably good enough to give a fair idea as to its size.
Where did you get those recovery points (not sure what to call them)?? You've got your winch hooked into one. I've never seen anything like that.
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yeah mines a little heavy at 73lb, whats yours weigh jerry?
Trying to compensate for the weight by ditching your tires/wheels?
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yeah mines a little heavy at 73lb, whats yours weigh jerry?
I dunno Mike but I just texted Gerald at Savvy asking him so I'll post its weight if he answers me before too long. I think he may be out of town for the holidays. It's probably half of the weight of your bumper.
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Trying to compensate for the weight by ditching your tires/wheels?

lol no was just checking all the brakes that day
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What model is that jerry? (Winch I mean)
Warn 9.5XP Bob.
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Where did you get those recovery points (not sure what to call them)?? You've got your winch hooked into one. I've never seen anything like that.
They were designed by Blaine Johnson who also designed the Savvy bumper and the rest of the Savvy product line. He hates tow hooks and most shackle mounts so this is what he came up with. They are pretty cool. Oh, they are made out of steel, not aluminum.
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I dunno Mike but I just texted Gerald at Savvy asking him so I'll post its weight if he answers me before too long. I think he may be out of town for the holidays. It's probably half of the weight of your bumper.
Do you notice a difference in the capability of a jeep when you have lighter parts on it?
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Do you notice a difference in the capability of a jeep when you have lighter parts on it?
I've taken enough steel off my Jeep including the steel rear corner guards, steel gas tank skidplate, steel rocker guards, steel wheels, and steel front bumper and replaced them with aluminum that the weight savings are comparable passenger getting while I go up an obstacle which is noticeable to me. I have worked to get rid of as many heavy steel parts in the past couple years as possible and it's noticeable.
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Unfortunately they don't come with those anymore just plain tow hooks now. The bumper with the grade 8 hardware and hooks weighs in at 20 lbs here's a pic without a winch on it.
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that aluminum would be nice, but i bet its a lot more expensive than the steel
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Well $329 for the bumper plus $189 for the hoop minus 10% off right now is 467 plus shipping and addons like the fairlead mount. Don't know what the others run but 40 or 50 pounds off the nose of my Jeep is worth it.
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I like the Bestop HighRock bumper, but I have them front and back so I am biased. Works great! No problems at all

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