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Renagade119 11-16-2012 06:01 PM

Bumper Problems
 
Hey guys, Ive been wanting an aftermarket bumper for a while now and I just found out that stubby bumpers are illegal where I live so i need a full size one. So far the only one Ive found that I like is the Bestop HighRock, anyone else know of some good full length bumpers?

Jerry Bransford 11-16-2012 06:11 PM

ARB and Warn make good full size bumpers to look at too...

Renagade119 11-16-2012 06:13 PM

Ive looked at the ARB ones, I dont really like that look of em. Ill check out Warns for sure

Renagade119 11-16-2012 06:15 PM

Mmm, the one for the TJ doesnt look great. The JK ones looks awesome, its like no one cares about making TJ gear anymore

tallzdatank 11-16-2012 06:19 PM

ive got a smittybilt src with grill guard, I love it. its tough. looks sharp and bolted right on. I even hit an owl one night with it, no damage. slid off the road on ice, hit a steel road marker, no damage.

Renagade119 11-16-2012 06:21 PM

Awesome! Thanks man. Its funny cause right as my phone buzzed for the email notification i was like "Hey! I havent looked at smittybilt yet!" Yea it looks pretty sick, i think i might have to go with it

Jerry Bransford 11-16-2012 06:41 PM

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Here's a Smittybilt SRC after a minor impact, take a look at how thin the tubing is that the Chinese use to make it with. Click on the photo to make it bigger...

tallzdatank 11-16-2012 06:44 PM

yea I thinly that was probably a substantial hit, mine held up without a scratch hitting a big owl at 55. and the road marker at 35. mine anyway is good, perhaps an anomaly, but its good enough for me.

Jerry Bransford 11-16-2012 06:54 PM

I should hope even Smittybilt's SRC bumper could hold up to hitting an owl. ;)

jrussblues 11-16-2012 06:58 PM

Smitty tubes don't hold up, the plate steel is sturdy enough but consider the the tubes ornamental for anything offroad.

tallzdatank 11-16-2012 07:01 PM

fair enough, but the steel road marker, if mine was that thin it wouldn't have folded it over, the bumper would've kinked. but it survived

breez78 11-16-2012 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrussblues
Smitty tubes don't hold up, the plate steel is sturdy enough but consider the the tubes ornamental for anything offroad.

That bumper is killer. What is it ?

4cylToy 11-16-2012 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tallzdatank (Post 3003904)
ive got a smittybilt src with grill guard, I love it. its tough. looks sharp and bolted right on.

Thats the bumper im going with.

jrussblues 11-16-2012 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by breez78

That bumper is killer. What is it ?

Look more closely at the pic, the bumper part is fine. Tube is shot. Its an xrc

Heliotropic 11-17-2012 12:20 AM

I assume you wanted the stubby for clearance? How about something with high ends like this one from Body Armor?

Gamble 11-18-2012 12:53 AM

Poison Spyder makes good bumpers.

Renagade119 11-18-2012 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Heliotropic (Post 3004857)
I assume you wanted the stubby for clearance? How about something with high ends like this one from Body Armor?

Yeaa thats more like it. Something thing like that. And I didnt want the stubby for clearance necessarily but more for the fact of better variety and better looks. Hmm poison sypder, definitely gotta look them up

Jacqui 11-18-2012 05:30 PM

You can take a look at Paramount Restyling (e-autogrilles on ebay). Good product at a good price.

Renagade119 11-18-2012 05:34 PM

So I take it you own a product of theirs?

Jacqui 11-18-2012 05:57 PM

Not yet. ;) Been doing a lot of shopping and research. Haven't heard anything but positive feedback on their bumpers, whereas Smittybilt has very mixed reviews. Same price range. Very different level of quality.

Renagade119 11-18-2012 06:02 PM

Gotcha, hear anything about the Bestop ones? I gotta buddy who can bring them in for me

ta2240 11-18-2012 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacqui (Post 3009229)
You can take a look at Paramount Restyling (e-autogrilles on ebay). Good product at a good price.

Paramount and Smittybuilt are the same quality and I would bet made in the same place in China. For the price Paramount cannot be beat but if you think there is any difference between the two your mistaken.

Heliotropic 11-21-2012 12:04 PM

Check out Metalcloak. You can build their bumper in a bunch of configurations.

Renagade119 11-21-2012 01:26 PM

Wow thanks man, I really like the pre-built #211111 bumper


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