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ATL Rubi 09-16-2008 12:58 PM

Front Bumper Length
 
Is the only advantage to a shorter front bumper that your tires can engage an obstacle (read Mazda Miata) rather then your bumper? My Jeep is my dd, soooo, I imagine that a longer bumper is better so the front suspension does not get messed up if I hit another car with the corner of the Jeep. On the other hand, the shorter bumper might help me run over all these little sports cars in Atlanta.

Any advantages/disadvantages on the front bumper length? 48"? 54"?

Jerry Bransford 09-16-2008 01:17 PM

Short stubby bumpers are so they don't block the front of the tires which gives you a much steeper (better) approach angle. Plus they're usually lighter as well. I kept nailing the front of my 58" bumpers with rocks until I went to a 44" stubby bumper. Not many actually need a stubby bumper though. :)

timritchieblue 09-16-2008 06:44 PM

heres the link TJ Factory Bumper Modification, chopped mine, looks lots better

ygohome 09-16-2008 06:54 PM

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I trimmed mine it to the width of the frame when I had the stock bumper.

I still occaisionally catch my stubby bumper on rocks still. Less bumper is good for rock crawling or when climbing things.


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