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02-17-2014 09:15 PM
Jeffcs Thanks just sent info request
To lod bumpers
I'll post results
Asked if their bumpers fit with the 2014 air pump
02-17-2014 02:31 PM
HotTotty Check out LoD bumpers
Made in the USA and good prices
02-17-2014 01:30 PM
wa_troop
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Originally Posted by 4lowco View Post

I just looked. It looks like it's been updated since I bought a few years ago. I'm sure if you talk to Troy he can set you up with the full tailgate cover.
Cool thanks ill email em
02-17-2014 01:27 PM
4lowco
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Originally Posted by wa_troop View Post
I cant find one with the black plate
I just looked. It looks like it's been updated since I bought a few years ago. I'm sure if you talk to Troy he can set you up with the full tailgate cover.
02-17-2014 01:19 PM
wa_troop
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Originally Posted by 4lowco View Post

It's the drop down conversion from swag off-road.
I cant find one with the black plate
02-17-2014 01:01 PM
4lowco
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Originally Posted by wa_troop View Post
Whered u get the tail gate
It's the drop down conversion from swag off-road.
02-17-2014 12:50 PM
wa_troop
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Originally Posted by 4lowco View Post

My hanson rear bumper has served me very well. Very nice quality in construction and powder coat.
Whered u get the tail gate
02-17-2014 07:32 AM
4lowco

My hanson rear bumper has served me very well. Very nice quality in construction and powder coat.
02-17-2014 07:19 AM
konadog I have Rock Hard and love them. If I build another jeep It will have anything Rock Hard, Currie or Poison Spyder. JM2C
02-16-2014 08:21 PM
Joe Dirt 357
1/4" bumper

So you want a bumper for your new to you TJ Rubicon! For the rear I would go with something that is 1/4” steel with a 2” receiver Smittybilt and Best Top have nice bumpers for a TJ. When I had a TJ I had a Pro Comp bumper had 2 D ring mounts and a 2” receiver the thing was a tank. I use to live in LA and had to deal with LA traffic twice I was rear-ended, there was no damage to my vehicle however, the 2” receiver punched through their front grill taking out their radiator, so sad.

I really liked my TJ I think it was a lot more capable than my JKUR. However, having kids made me sell the TJ after 170,000 mile for the JKUR. You can do a lot more to you TJ 2 door without busting the bank, have fun with it. Jeeps are like a boat you put money into and never get it back.
02-16-2014 07:32 PM
Jeffcs New jk owner I'd like to replace the front bumper but I understand the AIR pump is in left side under bumper hers the question
In the Jeep accessories catalog shows two different front bumpers with winch capabilities do these bumpers accommodate the AIR pump
Thanks all
09-13-2013 08:47 PM
RnEmOvr I think dirt worx is prior service too.
09-13-2013 05:31 PM
PStov98TJ
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Originally Posted by Derp View Post

What's the price tag on it?
My tire carrier? Shipped to my front door it was about $400. I've got a write up on it with lots of pictures if you're interested.
09-13-2013 03:29 PM
wonsnot Following.
Stock bumpers just don't cut it.
09-13-2013 02:36 PM
Derp
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post

I'll admit this is true. His tire carrier looks good, it is basic, not flashy. But the design is functional. It does not stick out far, has welded through Clevis mounts and hitch, the swing out is solid, and the spindle is very easy to grease and swings effortlessly.
What's the price tag on it?
09-13-2013 11:33 AM
PStov98TJ
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Originally Posted by NJO View Post
Other than they are to me, kind of ugly/rudimentary looking, not a very polished product. But they are cheap. Im sure they are durable, and will get the job done well if function is the primary concern.
I'll admit this is true. His tire carrier looks good, it is basic, not flashy. But the design is functional. It does not stick out far, has welded through Clevis mounts and hitch, the swing out is solid, and the spindle is very easy to grease and swings effortlessly.
09-13-2013 10:52 AM
NJO
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Originally Posted by rkulp89 View Post
Anyone have anything bad to say about the dirt worx bumpers? I'm looking for bumpers as well and they look to be pretty good quality for the $$
Other than they are to me, kind of ugly/rudimentary looking, not a very polished product. But they are cheap. Im sure they are durable, and will get the job done well if function is the primary concern.
09-13-2013 10:44 AM
PStov98TJ I was also about to suggest looking at MC for front bumpers. Lots of choices there.

And Robert, thedirtworx, is a great guy. He custom makes every bumper in his garage in Corona, Calif. Incredible quality and communication. I highly recommend him if you looking for something that's a little custom.
09-12-2013 02:28 PM
rkulp89 Anyone have anything bad to say about the dirt worx bumpers? I'm looking for bumpers as well and they look to be pretty good quality for the $$
09-12-2013 01:39 PM
NJO One company to look into, a company considered to be one of the best period is Metal Cloak. They specialize in bumpers and fenders and use a really nice MODULAR system. You start off with a base plate, and add your own style of endcaps, stingers,guards, accessories as suits your needs. They also make one of the best built rear swing out tire carriers as well. www.metalcloak.com


But personally I am not a fan of swing out tire carriers. They are heavy, cumbersome to deal with(having to swing out 2 gates to get to the rear cargo area gets annoying over time to me)and the really good ones ARE expensive.

Might I suggest a nice solution? The EXOGATE. It basically takes your stock rear swing out tailgate and reinforces/braces it. Its much lighter and ALOT less expensive than a swingout. And best of all it keeps the factory look/functionality intact, and it can support 35-37" tires with ease. TJ/LJ Exogate™ Tailgate Kit

Love mine.
09-12-2013 01:13 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by BiggsintheAZ View Post
Here is the front one. I think I got it from one of the big online jeep suppliers no shipping charge, for just under $400.
I could see your fairlead red with a tongue hanging out......
09-12-2013 12:40 PM
pyrilampes
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post

Really? So you're saying 6061 T6 aluminum, the stuff they make airplanes with, isn't strong? Don't think so.
Airplanes that get rear ended usually dont last long
09-12-2013 12:10 PM
Derp
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Originally Posted by wa_troop View Post

The problem with aluminum is u can't bend it back steel is much easier to repair
True, that's why I run steelies.
09-12-2013 12:03 PM
wa_troop
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post

Really? So you're saying 6061 T6 aluminum, the stuff they make airplanes with, isn't strong? Don't think so.
The problem with aluminum is u can't bend it back steel is much easier to repair
09-12-2013 11:49 AM
Derp The warn stubby is a great bumper. I personally run a poison spyder stinger which is also a stubby.
09-12-2013 05:09 AM
RnEmOvr
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Originally Posted by ellie87 View Post

Thanks again everyone for all the input.

RnEmOvr: I'm not sure about full width or rock crawler - what are the advantages/disadvantages? I'm leaning towards rock crawler. I don't particularly want any extra lights, no. Price range - between 200-300 each preferably.

Someone today suggested I look into Warn bumpers. Anyone have experience with those?
Biggest thing on full width vs crawler is looks and approach angle.
09-11-2013 09:06 PM
Derp
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post

Really? So you're saying 6061 T6 aluminum, the stuff they make airplanes with, isn't strong? Don't think so.
Not saying its not strong, I'm saying I'd take steel over it any day of the week.
09-11-2013 08:56 PM
1jeeplvr I also have a Dirtworx rear bumper with tire carrier.Looks & works great.No prob with install.I talked to the owner & he also cut 2 holes in it for flush mount lights.Get Smittybuilt to do that for ya.
09-11-2013 08:50 PM
ellie87
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Originally Posted by RnEmOvr View Post
Surprised no one mentioned aluminum. OP have you looked in to that at all? Do you want full width or small rock crawler. Do you want extra lights? What's price range too.
Thanks again everyone for all the input.

RnEmOvr: I'm not sure about full width or rock crawler - what are the advantages/disadvantages? I'm leaning towards rock crawler. I don't particularly want any extra lights, no. Price range - between 200-300 each preferably.

Someone today suggested I look into Warn bumpers. Anyone have experience with those?
09-11-2013 07:17 PM
PStov98TJ
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Originally Posted by Derp View Post
For bumpers I will always run steel purely due to its strength. My jeep was rear ended and my front poison spyder stinger didn't bend or anything. Aluminum would've not had the same strength.
Really? So you're saying 6061 T6 aluminum, the stuff they make airplanes with, isn't strong? Don't think so.
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