|Yesterday 02:35 PM|
I've seen a lot of people flat tow with the d-ring mounts as well. They're also stout enough for recovery tugs so I don't think you'd have any issues whatsoever. Enjoy the bumper!
|12-16-2014 08:20 PM|
Having said that, lots of guys use the d ring mounts to flat tow their Jeep. Warrior Products makes adapters specifically for that purpose. Of course you have to be safe and use safety chains and an auxiliary brake system.
I used a similar set up with my old TJ and some bolt on brackets and a Falcon 5200 tow bar. Worked well.
|12-16-2014 07:42 PM|
FWIW I would NOT tow the vehicle using the bumper D-Rings. It may not be legal, and I wouldn't trust the Chinese welds.
On another note, the barricade bumper is a nice piece. I had three delivered damaged and like the style and price. Just couldn't hold out hope for one being delivered in good shape.
|12-16-2014 10:06 AM|
|freeltm||I like the Barricade. Install was very easy. I did have to drill one of the frame holes out because it was a little too small. Weighs more than factory but I don't see any sag. I was actually a little concerned about that. I'm very pleased with the look. I plan to use the "D" ring mounts as an attachment point to tow the Jeep behind my camper.|
|12-15-2014 09:03 PM|
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Installed On Saturday
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|DigitalNurd||Just installed my Rugged Ridge bumper this past week....I love it!|
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|12-07-2014 11:07 PM|
|elk2503||Haven't heard of hansen before, anyone got any information on them?|
|12-07-2014 10:57 AM|
LoD Armor Lite Shorty - 2 stage coating w/ skid plate
|12-01-2014 10:58 PM|
|Husker Bucco||They have a ton of pics on their website. Hardcore Offroad, LLC - Home|
|12-01-2014 08:13 PM|
|12-01-2014 07:47 PM|
|Husker Bucco||Unfortunately not.|
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|12-01-2014 01:53 PM|
Hardcore Offroad LLC. Small fab shop in Weedville Pa that makes a small number of Jeep bumpers. Very sturdy and well made. Coating feels like it's very thick compared to my Body Armor rear bumper.
|12-01-2014 01:26 AM|
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|terrabit||WINNING!!! (What ever happened to Charlie Sheen, anyway?)|
|11-30-2014 03:59 PM|
|terrabit||I'd think that would depend on what your priorities are. I was looking at the LOD armor lite stubby ... because it's light. After weighing my options (pun intended) I reopened my search criteria. I went with the Ace pro series front and rear instead. These are heavier, to be sure, but I like that the LEDs are built into the bumpers (less chance of theft in the city). I also wanted a tire carrier that opens with the rear gate and ... I got a hell of a deal (price was a concern). $1699 for front and rear bumpers w/tire carrier, three LED light bars, rock sliders (that also work as steps), hilift mount and license plate relocate/third brake light. As an unintended consequence I now have 1/4" steel bumpers which are certainly stronger, albeit heavier, and matching components.|
|11-30-2014 02:29 PM|
|ARK71||What about aluminum? Would it be too brittle?|
|11-30-2014 12:05 PM|
The better quality bumpers use thicker steel and better coatings. They also tend to offer better warranty, some actually have a lifetime warranty.
Of course, better quality typically means heavier so keep that in mind. Bumper+winch could easily drop front suspension a tad. Some people look for leveling kits, stronger springs, etc. to compensate.
|11-29-2014 12:17 PM|
|11-29-2014 11:26 AM|
I gather that the old tube bumpers were strong due to the radius walls. I'm not a fan of the look.
I've seen a bunch that look like sheet metal welded together to complete a certain look. Appearance is nice but I'm concerned they will bend easily.
Yes, I plan to use my bumper to push and pull with. I want protection from it and want it to look like it was made for the vehicle. It should cover my tire front but not impede approach angle too much. "Attractive utility" is what comes to mind.
Other than me liking the way it looks, what kind of things should I be looking for in a well built bumper?
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