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Phishe 11-22-2011 08:52 PM

Body Armor Bumpers
 
Thinking about these bumpers for my white JK Arctic:

Front: Body Armor JK-19531 - Body Armor 4x4 Front High Clearance Bumper in Textured Black for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Back: Body Armor 4x4 Rear High Clearance Bumper and Tire Carrier in Textured Black for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Anyone tried these out?

Phishe 11-22-2011 09:27 PM

Oh, and another question for you guys. If I were to put both of those bumpers on, would I need to lift my Jeep at all or will it be OK stock?

kbwwolf 11-22-2011 10:24 PM

K, here's the poop that I could find:

Body Armor High Clearance Rear Bumper and tire carrier review

Some specs from Amazon:

Product Information
Brand:Body Armor
Exterior:Black Powder Coat unless stated otherwise.
Manufacturer Part Number:
JK-19531
OEM Part Number:JK-19531
Sizing and Specifications

Item Weight:
65 Pounds
Height:
13 inches
Length:
63 inches
Width:11 inches

At 65 lbs, it shouldn't cause too much sag on your springs (assuming stock, since you didn't specify). Front and rear together may be a different story. I think the rear has a built-in tire carrier, so it's probably heavier. You can correct any sag they cause with spacers, most likely.

Phishe 11-22-2011 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf
K, here's the poop that I could find:

Body Armor High Clearance Rear Bumper and tire carrier review

Some specs from Amazon:

Product Information
Brand:Body Armor
Exterior:Black Powder Coat unless stated otherwise.
Manufacturer Part Number:JK-19531
OEM Part Number:JK-19531
Sizing and Specifications
Item Weight:65 Pounds
Height:13 inches
Length:63 inches
Width:11 inches

At 65 lbs, it shouldn't cause too much sag on your springs (assuming stock, since you didn't specify). Front and rear together may be a different story. I think the rear has a built-in tire carrier, so it's probably heavier. You can correct any sag they cause with spacers, most likely.

Thank you very much for the input. I'm new to this whole world and am so excited. I feel like there is so much to learn, but I can't wait. I love my Jeep!

Springs are stock, BTW.

sneck 11-22-2011 10:39 PM

good price points and nice and light. if thats the look you like, don't see any reason not to

kbwwolf 11-22-2011 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phishe (Post 1765853)
Thank you very much for the input. I'm new to this whole world and am so excited. I feel like there is so much to learn, but I can't wait. I love my Jeep!

Springs are stock, BTW.

:thumb:

Like I said, a bumper that light shouldn't affect you too much. Are you planning on a lift down the road? Intend to do any wheeling?

Just curious. Unless tires larger than 33" are in your future, you have no need for a rear bumper with a tire carrier. Could always go with a different brand, save a few hundred $$ for other things you might want.

kbwwolf 11-22-2011 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phishe (Post 1765853)
I'm new to this whole world and am so excited. I feel like there is so much to learn, but I can't wait. I love my Jeep!

Together in the same paragraph, that scares me. Hope you're wealthy. :D

Phishe 11-22-2011 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 1765889)
:thumb:

Like I said, a bumper that light shouldn't affect you too much. Are you planning on a lift down the road? Intend to do any wheeling?

Just curious. Unless tires larger than 33" are in your future, you have no need for a rear bumper with a tire carrier. Could always go with a different brand, save a few hundred $$ for other things you might want.

I'm not sure about lifting. I can't decide whether I want to add any height to my ride. (I feel like it already sits pretty high.) I like the 32" tires that came on it, so I don't see replacing those anytime soon and needing the added clearance (unless adding both bumpers makes lifting necessary.)

I haven't gone off road yet (only owned it since Nov. 12) but I would enjoy some light trail stuff. Don't have any interest in going over rocks, this is my DD afterall.

I agree I probably don't need the spare support, but I like the look of the bumper. Am I running into this too quickly?

Phishe 11-22-2011 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 1765895)
Together in the same paragraph, that scares me. Hope you're wealthy. :D

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

SeaComms 11-23-2011 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phishe (Post 1765924)
........ Am I running into this too quickly?

Yes, its because its all exciting and new :)

With front and rear bumpers it really comes down to personal opinion on the looks and features like winch compatability and tyre carriers etc.

As for the lift, I would recommend finding a local club and go on a few runs with them with it stock. Let them know you are new at it and they will go easy on you. After a few runs you will find out any weaknesses for your requirements and with suggestions from others will come to a solution.

Dont jump into suspension upgrades, find out what YOU need first, much much cheaper in the long run!

CLOTAGAMES 11-23-2011 05:34 AM

http://www.jk-forum.com/attachment.p...4&d=1321233490


Here is the body armor front bumper-fits 2012 with no mods.

ryanJKunlimited2012 11-23-2011 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Phishe (Post 1765924)
Am I running into this too quickly?

Did the same thing. Put together a list of things I wanted to change. It's all very exciting. The best thing I did, was exactly what you did, posted your thoughts, got some opinions. I was encouraged to take a breath.

As you know I recently lifted my Jeep and replaced the wheels and tires. My first version of my mod was estikated at too high a number to even seriously think about. With some help from the forum members, and some discussions with a number of vendors that support this site, and my local Jeep shop, I was able to reduce that number by a third. I also learned a ton about what is and is not important to the performance of a Jeep. All this took me about 7 weeks. I could have taken longer, but I felt much better about my spend money once philosophy.

Now I have what I want, and it is even more capable than it was when it came home from the dealer.

Wandering Nomad 11-23-2011 10:45 AM

I measured my JKU before and after I installed the front bumper and it dropped about 1/8".
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...-43-20_539.jpg

md41969 11-23-2011 11:24 AM

Have had the rear for over a year, good product. Running OME springs and didn't notice any drop once it was on. Only issue I have had is the latch broke but was an easy fix.

Jmugs 11-23-2011 12:35 PM

Those bumpers are awesome!

Phishe 11-23-2011 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jmugs
Those bumpers are awesome!

I love the way they look, especially at the price point. The weight looks pretty moderate too!


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