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dave@rokmen 02-22-2008 06:53 PM

Any interest in a 54-56" wide Mercenary bumper?
 
Just doing a little checking around - Who would be interested in a wider version of our Mercenary front bumper?

It would have all the same features as our 46" rockcrawling version with integrated winch plate - just wider by 8-10 inches.

Our 46" Merc for reference.
http://www.rokmen.com/products/tj_lj...rc_front_2.jpg

distortedtj 02-22-2008 07:00 PM

i like the 46'' myself but can also see many ppl interested in a 54'' version

4point 02-22-2008 07:02 PM

You know Dave IMO the only full width bumper I like is the Smitty SRC. I suppose its because it rises to protect the fenders but isn't too bulky. I just don't like the gap between the fender and the bumper.
I like the Merc the way it is.

But thats just my opinion.

mr4x4 02-22-2008 08:27 PM

I don't like the wider bumpers myself
I custom built mine because I could not get one that looks like it in the size I wanted

my front bumper is 43" wide and I know I will be hitting it
I was hitting the stock bumper that I cut down and welded up which was 40" wide

TXST8tj 02-25-2008 08:17 AM

sorry Dave, off topic, but with the Mercenary GT bumper, is the radiator hoop and support to stinger the only thing different between that and the regular Mercenary? just a Mercenary bumper with a welded on rad. hoop?

* oh, and i would not personally be interested in a wider version. the ARB bullbar crowd would be the people to buy a wider bumper, but those people buy ARB bullbars, so other than just offering as a custom option at a premium price (which usually still is not economical for you) i wouldn't bother. of the other companies that make the wider bumpers, i hardly ever see anyone actually buying them over the shorter version.

erickpl 02-25-2008 01:10 PM

I have the longer version of the Jeeperman, and if I could do it again, I would have likely gone with the shorter version. Fenders got messed up anyway. :)

dave@rokmen 02-25-2008 03:03 PM

The Merc and Merc-GT are completely different bases - so not the same.


4point - we need to sit under the tent again, have a drink or two, and talk about that bumper you like... ;)

4point 02-25-2008 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dave@rokmen (Post 198208)
The Merc and Merc-GT are completely different bases - so not the same.


4point - we need to sit under the tent again, have a drink or two, and talk about that bumper you like... ;)

Well, unfortunately I'm still stuck in Henderson,NV. So meet me in logandale again. :D

I'll buy the beer.

mr4x4 02-25-2008 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 198210)
Well, unfortunately I'm still stuck in Henderson,NV. So meet me in logandale again. :D

I'll buy the beer.

OFF topic

since you live in henderson
theres a group of us running logandale on march 8/08
come on out and wheel with us

heres the info
Difficulty: 1 - Stock no problem
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Starts: 3/8/2008 8:00:00 AM At: Logandale Trail System
Ends: 3/8/2008 5:00:00 PM At: Logandale Trail System
Run put on by: Vegas Valley 4 Wheelers

Description:
We are planning a day of wheelin in the Logandale Trail system. We'll do Rockbottom/Shitter trail and the Scenic loop. Plan on meeting at the concrete pad in Logandale at 8am on May 8th leaving for the trails 9am. BBQ will be held... later that day 3pm. Club members free, non club members $12.

Some of us will be camping the entire weekend arriving the 7th around 7pm leaving Logandale on the 9th. Tent camping and RV access at the concrete pad. Well most likely run some unofficial night and sunday runs.

4point 02-25-2008 03:58 PM

If I can get my jeep out here this coming Monday I'll be there. I go home every other weekend so I will need to make arrangements to get it out here. I don't have a trailer yet, so I would have to drive it. 450mi in the wind can really suck.

1BLKJP 02-25-2008 04:11 PM

How about a 43 inch version? :D I'm looking for something that just covers the frame rails. :D

Tj Bunch 02-25-2008 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 198254)
How about a 43 inch version? :D I'm looking for something that just covers the frame rails. :D

Is it better to stay smaller in the front? other than looks, or is the wide bumper more prtective? I'm still stock up front with rubi caps. :doh:

1BLKJP 02-25-2008 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tj Bunch (Post 198277)
Is it better to stay smaller in the front? other than looks, or is the wide bumper more prtective? I'm still stock up front with rubi caps. :doh:

My rig is no longer a DD. I still have the stock bumper on there because I have the lights on the front. However I have cracked both lights and bent the shiat out of the ends of the front bumper. My fenders are short lived for this world so I don't want anything sticking out past the frame to get in the way of my approach angle. For others this might not be the case and a good bumper can save your front fenders from damage. For me it's just in the way.

Tj Bunch 02-25-2008 05:13 PM

Cool just wondering it seems that alot of bumpers are real short on the front and I never knew why. Thanks Jack

Greg

jeepcrazy98 02-25-2008 05:26 PM

i dont know i think i would look into a 54" bumper cause it would kinda keep the stock look but it would still give it an aggressive feel but i aint doin any rock crawlin so i dont need to go short so i see everyone elses side so for us that want a more agressive look i think we would look into it and you know if you eveer wanna have someone try it out for ya let me know cause i wouldnt mind haha

hayter

mr4x4 02-26-2008 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 198254)
How about a 43 inch version? :D I'm looking for something that just covers the frame rails. :D

heres a 43" front bumper
I built this last week and took it to work today and powdercoated it
this is the finished product
http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/39...425x425Q85.jpg

dave@rokmen 06-11-2008 11:22 AM

Check out htis link:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/vendor-...tml#post236643

Limitted Edition Run of a Wider Mercenary.


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