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Matty87 03-20-2013 06:06 PM

Mopar premium off road bumper,
 
Anyone have this? The one in the 2013 accessories catalogue. Thinking about ordering it but wanna know if its decent

BillyPete 04-13-2013 12:32 PM

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Lovin mine, recently installed and a Qtec 9000 winch. easy install fits like a glove. :punk:

LOLMPG 04-13-2013 01:08 PM

how functional is it, the warning about it being cosmetic and not designed to prevent injury in an accident or using it as a tie down point make me wonder about it.

mattdenney07 04-13-2013 01:17 PM

IMO there's better looking bumpers out there that are more functional for a fraction of the cost, but in the end it's your Jeep so do what you want!

Mark Theriot 04-13-2013 01:44 PM

Anyone even make a list of the various bumper options vs stock - showing the weight difference?

Just curious.

michiganadam 04-13-2013 02:03 PM

Honestly with chryslers complete failure at engineering several important features on our jeeps, why would you trust them to make a decent bumper? Infact, cosmetic only? Wtf? Thats a huge turn ofF

These people knowingly use the wrong size bolt on trackbars!

But maybe im the only one who hates chrysler and would never own one except for the fact that jeeps are cool as hell and chrysler currently makes them?

By the way it does look cool.

JTPhoto JK 04-13-2013 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by michiganadam (Post 3631974)
Honestly with chryslers complete failure at engineering several important features on our jeeps, why would you trust them to make a decent bumper? Infact, cosmetic only? Wtf? Thats a huge turn ofF

These people knowingly use the wrong size bolt on trackbars!

But maybe im the only one who hates chrysler and would never own one except for the fact that jeeps are cool as hell and chrysler currently makes them?

By the way it does look cool.

SERIOUSLY!!!!
Chrysler doesn't make the bumper, WARN makes it for them. AEV also makes bumpers for them (steel bumpers on the COD MW3).

Lowerumble 04-13-2013 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by mattdenney07 (Post 3631853)
imo there's better looking bumpers out there that are more functional for a fraction of the cost, but in the end it's your jeep so do what you want!

x2

Ltblue 04-13-2013 03:35 PM

I hate how those fog lights are so far apart.. Main reason why I didn't get the AEV premium bumper.

ratchettt 04-13-2013 03:45 PM

Know nothing about it. My first viewing. Have to say I like the simplicity and overall design/look.

jwilson2598 04-13-2013 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by michiganadam (Post 3631974)
Honestly with chryslers complete failure at engineering several important features on our jeeps, why would you trust them to make a decent bumper? Infact, cosmetic only? Wtf? Thats a huge turn ofF

These people knowingly use the wrong size bolt on trackbars!

But maybe im the only one who hates chrysler and would never own one except for the fact that jeeps are cool as hell and chrysler currently makes them?

By the way it does look cool.

You should go post this in the Rubicon 10A thread and tell those guys/gals their bumpers are junk since Chrysler made them. Have fun with that, lol

kik 04-13-2013 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by LOLMPG (Post 3631834)
how functional is it, the warning about it being cosmetic and not designed to prevent injury in an accident or using it as a tie down point make me wonder about it.

That's just a standard disclaimer. What prevents serious injury are seat belts and air bags. It is a "bumper" and it includes crush cans for low impact, and is significantly stronger than the standard oem bumper. Chrysler doesn't want any bumper used as a tie down point.

kik 04-13-2013 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Ltblue (Post 3632214)
I hate how those fog lights are so far apart.. Main reason why I didn't get the AEV premium bumper.

That gives a better light pattern in order to see a the "fog line" painted on almost every road. If aesthetically you don't like the position then that's a personal opinion and there are other off road bumpers you might want to consider.

HK_Runner 04-13-2013 04:31 PM

Get the AEV one instead.

michiganadam 04-13-2013 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jwilson2598 (Post 3632292)
You should go post this in the Rubicon 10A thread and tell those guys/gals their bumpers are junk since Chrysler made them. Have fun with that, lol

Did i ever say jeeps are junk because chrysler made them? Ive never even seen a 10a yet. But the bumpers sure are junk on my jeep....

anyway you dont have to agree with me.

Edit: i will do it for 20 bucks

JTPhoto JK 04-13-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by kik (Post 3632323)

That gives a better light pattern in order to see a the "fog line" painted on almost every road. If aesthetically you don't like the position then that's a personal opinion and there are other off road bumpers you might want to consider.

You bet, the factory fogs work way better in the AEV bumper then they ever did in factory bumper.

Kevin 04-13-2013 05:27 PM

Chrysler isn't totally stupid because they know that the greatest number of Jeep owners are going to change the Bumper anyway! They just give you the hooks and bolt holes to put your (whatever designed bumper you buy or build on it)! :)

michiganadam 04-13-2013 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin (Post 3632491)
Chrysler isn't totally stupid because they know that the greatest number of Jeep owners are going to change the Bumper anyway! They just give you the hooks and bolt holes to put your (whatever designed bumper you buy or build on it)! :)

Honestly i agree.

And atleast they gave us more fender possibilities than the yj guys. The yj fender design is crap for mods....but i do like the stock ones...

And chrysler also sells their sports cars for halfway decent prices.

mattdenney07 04-13-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by michiganadam (Post 3632437)

Did i ever say jeeps are junk because chrysler made them? Ive never even seen a 10a yet. But the bumpers sure are junk on my jeep....

anyway you dont have to agree with me.

Edit: i will do it for 20 bucks

You're on haha! I'd love to see that conversation.

legitposter 04-13-2013 09:57 PM

If it were a plastic aggressive looking bumper cover then I'd buy it. I'm sick of these big fat heavy things. Even the aluminum ones are too heavy.

No love for the street crawlers?

LOLMPG 04-13-2013 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by kik (Post 3632311)
That's just a standard disclaimer. What prevents serious injury are seat belts and air bags. It is a "bumper" and it includes crush cans for low impact, and is significantly stronger than the standard oem bumper. Chrysler doesn't want any bumper used as a tie down point.

That's kind of what I figured, but I hadn't seen the disclaimer on any other product so it kind of stuck out.

scuba_steve 04-13-2013 10:57 PM

What they ^ said about the fog position.

The stock fog lights on my TJ were mounted outside of my headlights...and that helped them illuminate the side of the road. It rocked...especially on a dark country road. Not a fan of how they are mounted in the stock JK bumper...but on the other hand, it really doesn't matter since they suck.

Cascadian 04-13-2013 11:09 PM

I'm actually planning on installing one of those bumpers on my Jeep next week. As far as looks are concerned, it's my favorite bumper on the market, especially with where the winch mount is. The only thing I'm still trying to figure out is where I'm going to mount my license plate.

mattdenney07 04-14-2013 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Cascadian (Post 3633821)
I'm actually planning on installing one of those bumpers on my Jeep next week. As far as looks are concerned, it's my favorite bumper on the market, especially with where the winch mount is. The only thing I'm still trying to figure out is where I'm going to mount my license plate.

Get it!

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12107_0911.htm

Cascadian 04-14-2013 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by mattdenney07 (Post 3634214)

That's perfect. Thanks bud.

mattdenney07 04-14-2013 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Cascadian (Post 3634318)
That's perfect. Thanks bud.

No problem. :thumb: And with a little ingenuity, I've seen guys make it lockable onto the bumper itself... Think steel cable, drill, padlock, etc. :whistling:

BillyPete 04-14-2013 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Cascadian (Post 3633821)
I'm actually planning on installing one of those bumpers on my Jeep next week. As far as looks are concerned, it's my favorite bumper on the market, especially with where the winch mount is. The only thing I'm still trying to figure out is where I'm going to mount my license plate.

I plan on putting mine on the skid plate. Low and not so in your face look.:dance:

Paul04tj 04-14-2013 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by michiganadam (Post 3631974)
Honestly with chryslers complete failure at engineering several important features on our jeeps.


I love comments like this. can you elaborate with a couple examples?
I can think of a few things I'd like to see, but I would'nt call them a "Complete failure at Engineering"

I may be biased though. :popcorn:

michiganadam 04-14-2013 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Paul04tj (Post 3634607)
I love comments like this. can you elaborate with a couple examples?
I can think of a few things I'd like to see, but I would'nt call them a "Complete failure at Engineering"

I may be biased though. :popcorn:

The front seats on my 08 wrangler are the worst seats ive ever experienced. The headrests on my 08 wrangler Feel like concrete. But its a jeep so i can put up with it because jeeps are cool.

the trackbar bolts are the wrong size from the factory. But i put up with that because i can fix it myself.

And this problem has killed people and they dont even acknowledge it exists...

The back seat on a 2 door, if the cables should ever break, is impossible to remove for a repair without cutting it apart. All it needs is a second way to unlatch.

The spare tire holder is rated for 30lb but the rubicon comes with a tire heavier than that. Uhmmmmmm..

Chrysler used to have a 2.7 Liter engine that blew up at 70k all the time due to sludge buildup because of an area of low oil pressure because the oil pump was too small.

Chrysler made the only car i have ever seen blow an engine because of a short circuit. Instantly did the crankcase vent mod to that one.

Fail.....

Anyway its not like anyone else is making the jeep wrangler.

Cascadian 05-27-2013 08:08 PM

Is it street legal to mount it on the skid? It doesn't seem like it'd be easy enough to see at the downward angle.

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Originally Posted by BillyPete (Post 3634480)
I plan on putting mine on the skid plate. Low and not so in your face look.:dance:



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