|03-02-2011 05:39 PM|
|Hellbilly||Stock bumper would have looked the same if not worse.|
|07-18-2010 12:41 AM|
|Akunin||Well bumper to me means: to bump... not smash. But around here we call them deer killers, for good reason. But seriously, hope nobody was hurt!|
|07-06-2010 03:01 PM|
|07-06-2010 10:38 AM|
|jcf||Hmm...looks like to me it run into a concrete barrier of some sort & that would hurt|
|07-06-2010 10:32 AM|
My tube bumper saved my @ss in my wreck, so they can't be all that useless.
Looks like the person who did that is useless, cause It looks like they drove right into a pole or tree or something pretty hard and I don't know of any bumper that can protect a vehicle from that damage.
I don't think they've designed a bumper for ignorance yet.....to each their own though.
|07-06-2010 10:13 AM|
|clear lake jeepn||I would NOT automatically discredit ALL tube bumpers..even though I don't like them and think they look cheap...I would think the strength would be dependant on the wall thickness of the particular tubing used. Alot of the tube bumpers I see look like they would fold like an accordian.|
|07-06-2010 10:00 AM|
|toshpate||I think it was more of an endo spin, I snapped my rear tire off and it flipped me, just remembered to tuck and all I ended up with is a skinned elbow. and no it is still sitting waiting ever so patiently for me to hit the lotto and fix her properly, the YJ keeps draining my money and so the CJ remains neglected|
|07-06-2010 09:56 AM|
|jcf||You may be right Stas, but I still feel much safer with my current bars & having owned the tube bars when I had my TJ I wouldn't buy them again, they fold pretty easy|
|07-06-2010 09:53 AM|
|07-06-2010 09:50 AM|
|07-06-2010 09:41 AM|
|toshpate||I think with out them tho it would have totally crushed my grill and motor and me.|
|07-06-2010 09:36 AM|
|07-06-2010 09:35 AM|
|toshpate||mine saved my jeep from even more damage and I rolled it twice on pavement and landed upside down in the center median, thank god for full rollcages and steel bumpers|
|07-06-2010 09:27 AM|
|drivebytruckerz||They are also ugly IMO, but to each his/her own.|
|07-06-2010 09:23 AM|
|Stas73||It is a personal preference to have either a tube bumper or something else and we all can blame it or support it, but I believe you guys are missing a point here just looking at destroyed bumper. The bumper just have done its job; it did what it supposes to do - to protect the frame and body of the vehicle. It compensated the impact and bent to reduce the front hit. Otherwise, with hard built bumper you probably would see totaled car and 100% crashed and bloody windshield with brain on it. In this case the owner will need to take care of himself, replace front grill, hood, bumper and probably fix front part of the frame. So I would not say a bad word about this particular bumper|
|07-05-2010 05:58 PM|
|07-05-2010 05:47 PM|
|csamn2007||It will buff out i am pretty sure.|
|07-05-2010 04:55 PM|
Correction, Bumpers made of light gauge material and built for looks are useless. Tubing in a proper gauge and built with proper bracing and triangulation would be quite strong.
Thousands of offroad racing vehicles have proven it's worth over the years.
|07-05-2010 09:29 AM|
|07-05-2010 08:34 AM|
|s3nt3nc3d||*has the George of the Jungle song running through his head right now*|
|07-05-2010 07:47 AM|
|Hoosier303||there's a reason that construction grade steel is square and not round.|
|07-04-2010 09:37 AM|
|07-04-2010 09:25 AM|
|Decemp00||Its almost perfect looking|
|07-04-2010 09:20 AM|
|pakman55||true i found this on CL and thought it was funny how that thing crumbled.|
|07-04-2010 09:18 AM|
|jpdocdave||i don't think i can blame the bumper here........maybe blame the pole|
|07-04-2010 09:17 AM|
Why tube bumpers are useless.