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Yesterday 11:02 AM
Michaelmcm5 @ hwy145

Was on the fence, but after seeing yours I think I will go with the Vanguard. Just hope it will bounce the Deer off of it.
09-29-2014 03:48 PM
djmars404
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
I started the thread to hopefully unify all these random bumper threads that are constantly popping up. Like I had mentioned in the beginning, I probably missed several bumpers and your free to add any others, like other people already have. I just suggested that more info, other than price, be listed in order to provide a good source of info. You want to add reviews to the list, go ahead. You want to open up another thread for reviews, I think its silly but, go ahead. I'm just trying to help here.
thank u for the research sir!
09-29-2014 09:05 AM
XTRyan
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Originally Posted by Jeffola View Post
I had three delivered from XT and all were damaged, while I know they are site supporters, this went on for months. I had to decline the charge on Paypal to get them to get me back the rest of my money. This has been going on since JULY 29th, finds came back Wednesday. Sorry Ryan, I am done with XT and AM.
I had no idea you were still waiting for your refund! I know we worked to get you a replacement that ended up being damaged and we got it returned for a refund, but I didn't know this was still dragging on. In the future please PM me with these issues. There is no way you should have had to wait that long.

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Originally Posted by Turbog View Post
Bummer. Hard to imagine how someone could damage a steel bumper in shipping... and if they could, it doesnt seem like it would be doing a great job on your jeep. it does look pretty nice tho @weissja36.
The damage has been to the finish from the boxes blowing out and the unprotected bumpers being drug on the ground in shipping. It's an issue we've been working through for a while now. The good news is that you won't experience any of those circumstances once the bumper is installed!

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Originally Posted by weissja36 View Post
Yeah Jeffola is totally right, mine came with some scuffs on the corners as well. The packaging really was pretty pathetic. With that said it was nothing a little black rustoleum couldn't fix and for the price of the bumper I opted to keep it instead of a back and forth shipping ordeal. I totally agree that a new product should come free of defects but it is what it is, you get what you pay for. But honestly in the end I can say that it looks great and seems to be as well built as many of the $1,000+ bumpers I've seen. The other plus is the install is very simple and you can use the stock fogs without any re-wiring. I probably sound biased but I tend to be a stickler for quality and I'm very happy with mine regardless of price. But if the scuffs are going to bug you then it totally makes sense to look elsewhere. On a side note, to their credit extreme terrain customer service has been a pleasure to work with when I've needed to.
I'm happy to hear that you've enjoyed your experience with our customer service but I wish you didn't have to interact with us do to shipping damage! Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do for you.

-Ryan
09-26-2014 06:11 PM
weissja36
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Originally Posted by Turbog View Post
Bummer. Hard to imagine how someone could damage a steel bumper in shipping... and if they could, it doesnt seem like it would be doing a great job on your jeep. it does look pretty nice tho @weissja36.
Yeah Jeffola is totally right, mine came with some scuffs on the corners as well. The packaging really was pretty pathetic. With that said it was nothing a little black rustoleum couldn't fix and for the price of the bumper I opted to keep it instead of a back and forth shipping ordeal. I totally agree that a new product should come free of defects but it is what it is, you get what you pay for. But honestly in the end I can say that it looks great and seems to be as well built as many of the $1,000+ bumpers I've seen. The other plus is the install is very simple and you can use the stock fogs without any re-wiring. I probably sound biased but I tend to be a stickler for quality and I'm very happy with mine regardless of price. But if the scuffs are going to bug you then it totally makes sense to look elsewhere. On a side note, to their credit extreme terrain customer service has been a pleasure to work with when I've needed to.
09-26-2014 05:06 PM
Turbog
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Originally Posted by Jeffola View Post
I had three delivered from XT and all were damaged
Bummer. Hard to imagine how someone could damage a steel bumper in shipping... and if they could, it doesnt seem like it would be doing a great job on your jeep. it does look pretty nice tho @weissja36.
09-26-2014 03:44 PM
Jeffola I had three delivered from XT and all were damaged, while I know they are site supporters, this went on for months. I had to decline the charge on Paypal to get them to get me back the rest of my money. This has been going on since JULY 29th, finds came back Wednesday. Sorry Ryan, I am done with XT and AM.
09-26-2014 02:54 PM
weissja36
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Originally Posted by Turbog View Post
Anyone have experience with these 24hrautoparts or have an opinion on cheap bumpers in general? My OEM front bumper was damaged, I got the insurance money to replace it and figured I might as well get something "better" than stock. I assume they are heavy chinese steel and have sloppy welds, but they are meant to hit things and not be precious, right? Any pitfalls of going for the cheap stuff? Less than $800 and free shipping for front, rear, and tire carrier is pretty tempting: 07 14 Jeep JK Wrangler Heavy Rock Crawler Front Rear Bumper Tire Carrier 2014 | eBay will I regret it?
I think that's just a rebranded version of the Barricade HD from extreme terrain. Love mine and its very solid. Contact XTRyan for free shipping and forum discount. Here's mine...

(I also added the Hanson Offroad front skid plate which goes with it perfectly and finished the look)

Attachment 1516593
09-26-2014 11:15 AM
Turbog Anyone have experience with these 24hrautoparts or have an opinion on cheap bumpers in general? My OEM front bumper was damaged, I got the insurance money to replace it and figured I might as well get something "better" than stock.

I assume they are heavy chinese steel and have sloppy welds, but they are meant to hit things and not be precious, right? Any pitfalls of going for the cheap stuff? Less than $800 and free shipping for front, rear, and tire carrier is pretty tempting: 07 14 Jeep JK Wrangler Heavy Rock Crawler Front Rear Bumper Tire Carrier 2014 | eBay will I regret it?

09-25-2014 09:08 AM
GTJ Anyone running the Vanguard series bumpers - if so how do you like them?
09-23-2014 09:45 PM
Calys003 Just finished my LoD dig shorty w/stinger.
09-21-2014 11:45 AM
caryt Just finished my Crawler Conceptz install
09-21-2014 09:24 AM
04screamin
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Originally Posted by Taniamekv View Post
Love your jeep!! What grill inserts do you have on? They look awesome along with your bumper combo.
Grill inserts are from EBAY, no brand name of course from China! They fit great and they are pretty nice quality for a grill insert.

07 14 Jeep JK Wrangler All Black Trim 7pcs Grille Cover Insert Mesh Grill Shell | eBay
09-20-2014 08:21 PM
Taniamekv
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Originally Posted by 04screamin View Post
Thank you! I started out with the stubby ends, then changed them to the high clearance ends. I personally like the high clearance ends better!!
Love your jeep!! What grill inserts do you have on? They look awesome along with your bumper combo.
09-20-2014 03:09 AM
CrossOps The ARB Front and Rear Full Width Bumper + Spare Tire Carrier.
09-20-2014 03:03 AM
hwy145


JCR Vanguard
09-17-2014 12:46 PM
Anthem Hi. New here and new to Wranglers. First post, and one of many that might show just how much I need to learn...
I just went through these 35 pages and saw few if any tube bumpers. Just personal taste or is there something I need to know about say, this?



Is the absence of recovery rings something I'll regret? Is this recovery unfriendly? Other pitfalls?
09-15-2014 06:08 PM
04screamin
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Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
Love your jeep and this bumper combo, think this is what Im ordering

Thank you! I started out with the stubby ends, then changed them to the high clearance ends. I personally like the high clearance ends better!!
09-14-2014 09:43 AM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by 04screamin View Post
Rugged ridge xhd with high ends

Love your jeep and this bumper combo, think this is what Im ordering
09-13-2014 09:04 PM
Jeffola
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Originally Posted by Calys003 View Post
Sorry for your troubles, but you get what you pay for.
That you do
09-13-2014 06:46 PM
Calys003
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Originally Posted by Jeffola View Post
Back to the drawing board. I guess it's just not meant for me to have an aftermarket bumper on my jeep. When I woke up yesterday I noticed some stains on the bumper, apparently there's rust leaking out of the rivet used to manufacture the top bar. The installation wasn't horrible however only seven of the eight bolts actually lined up. Admittedly I was not thrilled about using light color hardware on a black bumper to begin with. But after two days of rain and the bumper being three days old I cannot get the stains off from the rust that's dripping out of the top bar.
Sorry for your troubles, but you get what you pay for.
09-13-2014 12:14 PM
mikeJKUR
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Originally Posted by WolfDog2014 View Post
And the airbag crush cans still function with the Barricade Bumper?
Only Mopar off road bumpers, AEV bumpers, and aftermarket bumpers made in Australia can made the claim that they have no change on the airbag or SRS system.
09-13-2014 10:36 AM
Razer MY LOD went on perfectly, and the craftsmanship is top notch. Of course I paid more, but it's well worth it to me.
09-13-2014 10:10 AM
Jeffola Back to the drawing board. I guess it's just not meant for me to have an aftermarket bumper on my jeep. When I woke up yesterday I noticed some stains on the bumper, apparently there's rust leaking out of the rivet used to manufacture the top bar. The installation wasn't horrible however only seven of the eight bolts actually lined up. Admittedly I was not thrilled about using light color hardware on a black bumper to begin with. But after two days of rain and the bumper being three days old I cannot get the stains off from the rust that's dripping out of the top bar.
09-12-2014 09:35 PM
Jstraw

Rough country hybrid bumper with rugged ridge mini stinger and a smittybilt xrc winch! A little mix n match, the mini stinger pretty much fits, holes need drilled for the top mounts, there is a little gap in between the top front stinger mounts but I figure that would be a good place to mount a DIY bracket for more lights. Love it!
09-12-2014 08:20 AM
wrangledangle
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Originally Posted by WolfDog2014 View Post
Don't know if I saw in this thread or not...any relocation of the vaccum can bracket required on a 2014 JK? And the airbag crush cans still function with the Barricade Bumper?
No relocation of can required
09-12-2014 08:07 AM
WolfDog2014 Don't know if I saw in this thread or not...any relocation of the vaccum can bracket required on a 2014 JK? And the airbag crush cans still function with the Barricade Bumper?
09-11-2014 10:28 PM
weissja36
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Originally Posted by Jeffola View Post
Wound up with the Body Armor. Similar design. More light mount locations. And it was also on sale for $341 at 4 wheel parts. In stock at the local store mounted up nicely as well. Maybe an hour with winch (which was already wired).
Glad it you finally got something worth keeping. Looks great! Very similar to the barricade indeed.
09-11-2014 10:20 PM
JE01
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Originally Posted by Jeffola View Post
Wound up with the Body Armor. Similar design. More light mount locations. And it was also on sale for $341 at 4 wheel parts. In stock at the local store mounted up nicely as well. Maybe an hour with winch (which was already wired).
I am glad you finally got your way. I have the Body Armor rear bumper. Good product.
09-11-2014 05:18 PM
Jeffola Wound up with the Body Armor. Similar design. More light mount locations. And it was also on sale for $341 at 4 wheel parts.

In stock at the local store mounted up nicely as well. Maybe an hour with winch (which was already wired).
09-11-2014 05:15 PM
Jeffola
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Originally Posted by pupmo View Post
Barricade Trailforce HD Installed. Arrived in good condition. Just one small scrape on one tip. Harder to get the stocker off than to get this one on. Did it with no help this morning. Took about an hour total.
Looks good man.
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