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golferguy111 10-17-2012 09:32 AM

Stock Stubby Problems
Hey guys,
I really want to cut my OEM bumper into a stubby, but I (rather my dad who still has legal authority over me) have a few questions about some potential problems in doing so,

1) By cutting some of the reinforcement off, am I really decreasing the integrity of the bumper, or will it be just as strong either way.

2) Do I void my insurance by modifying the part (i.e. if I get in a front end crash and the bumper doesn't hold up and causes damage to mine and someone else's vehicle, am I still covered since I modified the bumper?)

Let me know what ya'll think, and thanks in advance for your help.

pluke the 2 10-17-2012 10:07 AM

in reality, the "reinforcement" is just a piece of plastic that can be bent by hand. There is no real structure within the first 2-3 feet of that plastic.

by book, yes this could effect your insurance coverage on your vehicle. it probably varies from insurance to insurance, but probably is subjective by the adjuster who looks at your rig after an accident.

kjeeper10 10-17-2012 10:15 AM

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golferguy111 10-17-2012 10:27 AM

thanks for your help. the mod looks good

kjeeper10 10-17-2012 10:36 AM

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Up Hill Bill 10-17-2012 11:11 AM

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Whether or not your liability in an accident may be increased by stubbing your bumper is your main question. And we aren't going to be able to answer that in any way that a responsible man, as your dad obviously is, would or should accept as the final word!

Asking for an opinion from your insurance agent, and the manufacturer of the caps you want to use, in writing, is the only way to get a true answer!

I'm not that responsible.....

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kramer2k 10-17-2012 01:18 PM

To bookend this stock stubby discussion, what brand cap did you go with (all of the above posters)? I'm interested in doing is until I want to spring for an aftermarket bumper.

kjeeper10 10-17-2012 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by kramer2k
To bookend this stock stubby discussion, what brand cap did you go with (all of the above posters)?

RC but the older plastic caps.

kramer2k 10-17-2012 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2899123)
RC but the older plastic caps.

Rough Country?

kjeeper10 10-17-2012 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by kramer2k

Rough Country?

Yep. If I remember Bill has the newer metal version.

SilverSport 10-17-2012 02:16 PM

I went with VDP because they are plastic.

kramer2k 10-17-2012 02:41 PM

I like the narrower RC set. To the list it goes!! :D

dvdsjk 10-17-2012 08:46 PM

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No end cap?

golferguy111 10-17-2012 09:51 PM

That is what I am planning on doing. I'm on a budget, and I think it looks great without the caps

Farnham21 10-17-2012 09:52 PM


Originally Posted by dvdsjk
No end cap?

That's wat I did who needs the caps! Lol I just hit the steel on the inside with some Bedliner to make it not so noticeable

SilverSport 10-18-2012 02:52 AM

No caps looks ok too. :)

Potts 10-18-2012 03:21 PM

Your Dad will never forgive you if you convince him to do it and then you get in an accident and the doodie hits the fan. Check with your insurance carrier. It does look sick though and on my list of things to do. One thing that makes me feel better about this mod is that TJ stock bumpers aren't as full width as the JK's are and they came stock that way...

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