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02-20-2013 10:20 PM
Wmpj08 I've seen the mopar front off road bumper non/winch and factory lights for around $650 on quadratec...
04-02-2012 11:13 AM
ShoreWrangler
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Originally Posted by Tumbleweed View Post
Today I stopped at the dealer for a recall repair. I asked about the Mopar Off-Road front bumper. They have updated it and it now retails for $1500.00!!! For that price I will get and AEV or ARB one. And I work for Chrysler!
They are probably quoting the bumper that is on the MW3 edition, which is an AEV. They should still offer the regular off-road bumper seperately.

MW3 bumper:
04-02-2012 10:50 AM
44Blues
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Originally Posted by Tumbleweed View Post
Today I stopped at the dealer for a recall repair. I asked about the Mopar Off-Road front bumper. They have updated it and it now retails for $1500.00!!! For that price I will get and AEV or ARB one. And I work for Chrysler!
I got the exact same quote.
04-02-2012 10:03 AM
Tumbleweed Today I stopped at the dealer for a recall repair. I asked about the Mopar Off-Road front bumper. They have updated it and it now retails for $1500.00!!! For that price I will get and AEV or ARB one. And I work for Chrysler!
03-27-2012 09:15 AM
Vin
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Originally Posted by ShoreWrangler View Post
Yeah I see a lot of folks do that, or some version of that. What is the deal with those cans? Why are they on there when no other after-market bumper has them? They are the only thing I am not really thrilled about with the mopar bumper.
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Originally Posted by willywaxer View Post
So if you bump into something at very low speeds, they absorb most of the impact and your airbag deployment sensor isn't as likely to activate. At least that is what I've heard.
I don't believe it's anything with the air bag, but more for federal standards with low speed crashes and what damage it will do to the other car. Since all cars are now pretty much disposable when it comes to crashes (crumple zones etc) the crushcans will lesson the need to total cars that have had low speed crashes.

Also AEV bumpers still have crush cans.
03-27-2012 08:10 AM
willywaxer
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Originally Posted by ShoreWrangler View Post
Yeah I see a lot of folks do that, or some version of that. What is the deal with those cans? Why are they on there when no other after-market bumper has them? They are the only thing I am not really thrilled about with the mopar bumper.
So if you bump into something at very low speeds, they absorb most of the impact and your airbag deployment sensor isn't as likely to activate. At least that is what I've heard.
03-27-2012 07:55 AM
ShoreWrangler
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Originally Posted by willywaxer View Post
On mine, I removed the plastic covers and ground off the crush cans. Replaced them with D- ring mounts and rings from Teraflex (same 4-bolt hole pattern as stock). The bumper is hollow, so you can drill most anywhere through the top and mount lights.
Yeah I see a lot of folks do that, or some version of that. What is the deal with those cans? Why are they on there when no other after-market bumper has them? They are the only thing I am not really thrilled about with the mopar bumper.
03-27-2012 07:18 AM
willywaxer On mine, I removed the plastic covers and ground off the crush cans. Replaced them with D- ring mounts and rings from Teraflex (same 4-bolt hole pattern as stock). The bumper is hollow, so you can drill most anywhere through the top and mount lights.
03-27-2012 06:06 AM
ShoreWrangler
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Originally Posted by RubiJK12 View Post
I have the Mopar off road bumper and added the lights. I used the stock metal plate that was behind the OEM bumper to mount the stock lights. Cutting the holes was a chore but it worked well. Also used the Mopar skid plate in front and added the decal.

In the rear I have the matching Mopar off road bumper and added the muffler skid plate.

Attachment 108522
Wow, that turned out great! I like where you mounted the fogs better than where mopar puts them. I bet doing those holes was a major PITA.
03-27-2012 05:21 AM
TASARCTIC12 Where is the best place to get the Mopar Bumper?
03-26-2012 11:49 PM
RubiJK12 I have the Mopar off road bumper and added the lights. I used the stock metal plate that was behind the OEM bumper to mount the stock lights. Cutting the holes was a chore but it worked well. Also used the Mopar skid plate in front and added the decal.

In the rear I have the matching Mopar off road bumper and added the muffler skid plate.

Attachment 108522
03-26-2012 09:12 PM
Vin If you are undecided on a winch, Mopar also makes a Winch delete plate. It's plastic, but covers nicely.



When I evenually got a winch, I mounted the plate via the roller fairleads.



I added a pair of KC Rallye 800 lights up front.

03-26-2012 03:24 PM
RBrown9180 This is the bumper I plan to get as well. I really like the aev front and rear. But I can get the mopar front and rear for about what the aev front alone costs. Just not worth it. Ill be going with the non winch w/fogs.
03-26-2012 01:37 PM
kik If you're sure you are not going to want a winch then if you decide to go with Mopar get the non winch w/fogs. Your plate mount will be in the center.
03-26-2012 01:33 PM
ShoreWrangler
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Originally Posted by kik View Post
Why would you want to avoid a side mount attachment.
Purely for appearance. I just think it looks better in the middle. If I had a winch I would mount it on the side but without it I really prefer it in the center of the bumper.
03-26-2012 12:45 PM
kik
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Originally Posted by ShoreWrangler View Post
Could I attach a license plate to that cover? I really don't want to put it on the left or right edge if I can avoid it.
I don't think so. The cover sits on top. I don't think it would be good for holding a license plate. I have my plate mounted on the driver's side corner. I think it looks good, it's out of the way and I have never had a problem with it. I do have a black metal thin license plate frame to keep the edges from bending, which has worked. Why would you want to avoid a side mount attachment.
03-26-2012 11:19 AM
ShoreWrangler
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Originally Posted by kik View Post
I have the Mopar off road w/winch and fogs. I also have the front skid plate. I like the set up. No problems and on my Rubi I don't have any sag. I didn't like the plastic air dam. If you think you're going to get a winch you can get the cover for the off road w/winch. It's only molded plastic and attaches with double sided tape but it works for a temporary solution.
Could I attach a license plate to that cover? I really don't want to put it on the left or right edge if I can avoid it.
03-26-2012 10:35 AM
kik I have the Mopar off road w/winch and fogs. I also have the front skid plate. I like the set up. No problems and on my Rubi I don't have any sag. I didn't like the plastic air dam. If you think you're going to get a winch you can get the cover for the off road w/winch. It's only molded plastic and attaches with double sided tape but it works for a temporary solution.
03-26-2012 08:43 AM
ShoreWrangler
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Originally Posted by SilverRubi View Post
I am happy with it. Installed my self with basic hand tools. You can put lights on the center hoop using something like this: Small Light Mount for 4" and smaller

Or you can mount lights elsewhere on the bumper depending on your imagination!
Again, thank you for your responses! When you say I can mount the lights elsewhere, can the normal KC 6" lights be mounted directly to the top of the bumper? Just drill holes right into the bumper itself rather than the bar? Is there enough room for them to either fit under the hoop or maybe in front of it? I definitely want aux lights so want to make sure there is a way to mount them before committing
03-26-2012 08:37 AM
SilverSport I am happy with it. Installed my self with basic hand tools. You can put lights on the center hoop using something like this: Small Light Mount for 4" and smaller

Or you can mount lights elsewhere on the bumper depending on your imagination!
03-26-2012 08:29 AM
ShoreWrangler
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Originally Posted by SilverRubi View Post
Weight unknown.
No leveling kit needed.
Factory splash shield will attach.
Plastic piece that originally went between factory bumper and grille won't fit. But u won't need it because the MOPAR bumper fits closer to grille.
Thanks!

How do you like your's? Did you put it on yourself? How difficult/easy is it to add auxilary lights?
03-26-2012 08:22 AM
SilverSport Weight unknown.
No leveling kit needed.
Factory splash shield will attach.
Plastic piece that originally went between factory bumper and grille won't fit. But u won't need it because the MOPAR bumper fits closer to grille.
03-26-2012 08:11 AM
ShoreWrangler
Mopar Off-Road Front Bumber

Anyone here running the mopar off-road front bumper? I really like the look of it, especially like the use of the factory fog lights. Thinking about picking up the non-winch version.

Couple questions about it. How much does it weigh? If I got the non-winch version would the weight still be heavy enough to require a leveling kit?

I don't want to get the optional skid plate at this time. Does the factory plastic piece (the one that LOOKS like a skid plate but is not) attach to the off-road bumper just like it does to the stock bumber? How about the other plastic piece that fits behind the bumper on the TOP? I like the look of both of those panels and would like to keep them if possible.

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