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bvanfossen 04-26-2013 04:54 PM

Jonsing for a Shrockwork
 
But I'm not digging the wait time if I order. 4-6 months!

So I'm debating on a brawler lite but I don't like it as much.

NFRs2000NYC 04-26-2013 04:57 PM

Front or rear?

bvanfossen 04-26-2013 04:58 PM

Front

NFRs2000NYC 04-26-2013 05:05 PM

Meh. Their front is plane jane, has an insane wait time, and isn't cheap. I'd look elsewhere. I'd rather get an LOD Armorlite or an EXP1 if you want a full width. If you want mid, there are 50 other choices that IMHO look better.

bvanfossen 04-26-2013 05:15 PM

I want a stubby. I like how the shrockworks comes finished (coated) and with a skid.

The brawler is unfinished and with a skid is more than the shrockworks.

NFRs2000NYC 04-26-2013 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by bvanfossen (Post 3687076)
I want a stubby. I like how the shrockworks comes finished (coated) and with a skid.

The brawler is unfinished and with a skid is more than the shrockworks.

It doesn't "come" finished. They finish it for you, but you pay for that. There are plenty of other stubbies that come fully finished.

ACE JK 2007-13, Pro Series Front Bumper (Bull Bar)

ACE JK 2007-13, Pro Series Front Bumper (Stinger)

Site is weird, scroll down.
EVO: Bumper/Armor/Skids, 1/4 Pounder Front JK Bumper

Would cost $100 to powdercoat.
Off Road Evolution JK Revolution Stinger, Texture Black Powder Coat (1079B)

Farnham21 04-26-2013 06:40 PM

Arb stubby is pretty sweet. All of the poison spyders look real good. Jcr I think dagger series makes a good looking stubby. Even warn has a great looking one. It goes on and on. The smitty xrc mod one is even sweet and gives you the customization to your own wants

HK_Runner 04-26-2013 07:01 PM

Hard to beat Shrockworks anything. I'd wait.

NFRs2000NYC 04-26-2013 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by HK_Runner (Post 3687324)
Hard to beat Shrockworks anything. I'd wait.

I can understand you saying that about the rear (functional, etc) but the front? Just a flat piece of metal with a bar sticking out of it. There is no real engineering in it (like the Nemesis, AEV or Expedition One product line) nor is there any style to it....all for $1000+. I don't see the hooplah.

HK_Runner 04-26-2013 07:40 PM

The front may not look as fancy as the rear but it is incredibly well designed. Each angle and tab has been thought out carefully. Read up on it, and you may change your mind. I have the AEV front/rear bumper and the tire carrier...not even close.

bvanfossen 04-26-2013 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Farnham21 (Post 3687273)
Arb stubby is pretty sweet. All of the poison spyders look real good. Jcr I think dagger series makes a good looking stubby. Even warn has a great looking one. It goes on and on. The smitty xrc mod one is even sweet and gives you the customization to your own wants

Has anyone seen the warn rock crawler stubby in person? That was one of my original picks. Also the expedition One DX.

Although the shrockworks is pretty sweet!

Farnham21 04-26-2013 08:16 PM

Pretty sure if you search warn bumper in the search bar you will find some pics of it on members jeeps.

bvanfossen 04-26-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Farnham21 (Post 3687534)
Pretty sure if you search warn bumper in the search bar you will find some pics of it on members jeeps.

I've seen a ton of pics. I can't figure out if it looks boxy for not

Farnham21 04-26-2013 08:50 PM

This one right here is the one I'm looking at. $442 on eBay right now. Doesn't look to boxy to me

bvanfossen 04-26-2013 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Farnham21 (Post 3687665)
This one right here is the one I'm looking at. $442 on eBay right now. Doesn't look to boxy to me

in that pic It looks bad a$%

Do a google image search. Some of the pics make it look big and blocky/boxy. Let me know what ya think

Farnham21 04-26-2013 09:36 PM

All look great to me the one I don't like is the one without the grille guard. And the price is right for sure. I'm having a hard time now choosing between that one and the poison spyder one below. PS is $588 so it leans me more towards the warn but both are so badass

bvanfossen 04-26-2013 09:42 PM

[Image\] http://www.shrockworks.com/files/products/d_563.jpg[image]

Farnham21 04-26-2013 09:43 PM

Idk man the warn looks very similar for $150 less

bvanfossen 04-26-2013 10:13 PM

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Idk man the warn looks very similar for $150 less

Possible.

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Farnham21 04-26-2013 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by bvanfossen (Post 3687995)

Possible.

That the warn? Looks much better with a winch IMO

DallasJKU 04-26-2013 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by bvanfossen (Post 3687005)
But I'm not digging the wait time if I order. 4-6 months!

So I'm debating on a brawler lite but I don't like it as much.

I remember all the Xterra guys complaining about the wait times. I know I would never wait that long for a mod ever again.

bvanfossen 04-27-2013 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by DallasJKU (Post 3688084)

I remember all the Xterra guys complaining about the wait times. I know I would never wait that long for a mod ever again.

The wait is extreme. I don't see why there is such a wait unless their product is in super high demand. 6 months?! Damn. I'm not sure what to do.

DallasJKU 04-28-2013 01:10 AM

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The wait is extreme. I don't see why there is such a wait unless their product is in super high demand. 6 months?! Damn. I'm not sure what to do.

I went with the Brawler Lite and its a great looking bumper.

legitposter 04-28-2013 02:12 PM

4-6 months? Completely not worth it. Remember, you'll be putting miles on your Jeep for 6 months. If you buy shrock then you'll lose 6 months of Jeep mileage but without a new bumper. It's difficult to translate it to money but that lost entertainment is worth something. 6 months of miles on the clock are miles you'll never get back... Why not spend them with a new bumper now?

After all you you are assuming you'll be alive after the next 6 months. Maybe maybe not?

Pick out a bumper you like that is available now, order it now, install it next weekend. Drive it and smile.

Raiderfan001 04-28-2013 02:21 PM

If it's what you really want then put your order in. Some things are worth the wait. I've got a 1911 I've been waiting on since July 2011...I wish I only had to wait a measly 6 months.

jwann01 04-28-2013 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Raiderfan001 (Post 3692811)
If it's what you really want then put your order in. Some things are worth the wait. I've got a 1911 I've been waiting on since July 2011...I wish I only had to wait a measly 6 months.

I just waited eight months for my first NFA stamp to get processed. Just order it and forget about it! When you get your 1911, post some picks.

bvanfossen 04-29-2013 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by DallasJKU (Post 3691442)

I went with the Brawler Lite and its a great looking bumper.

Looks great. I'm going to be ordering this and forgetting the shrock.

Lusus_Naturae 04-30-2013 05:04 AM

I really wanted to get the Shrockworks, but the wait time was long, and add the cost on top and I went elsewhere. I hear the quality is really good though.

After doing research I also wonder how much the bumpers weigh too, in real life, not just the estimated weight. At 100+lb a piece that's a lot of weight on each end too.

yomondo 04-30-2013 09:31 AM

I've had my Shrockworks mid-width front bumper for over three years and I've had no problems and no regrets.

Reasons I chose this bumper:
- Nice look, nice lines, IMO.
- Mount for the stock fogs.
- The skid plate to protect the e-locker.
- The winch sits down low, not blocking much airflow to the radiator, and not too conspicuous for nosy passers by. This is also a more solid position, right in between the frame rails, for when using the winch.
- Winch hoop to protect the winch, and mount lights on.
- The winch hoop is 2.5" in diameter, beefier looking than some others.
- Beefy shackle mounts.
- Screw holes to mount the front license plate.
- Great quality. Worth the money IMO.
- Since most people aren't willing to wait for a Shrockworks, that makes my Jeep a little more unique.

If I had any negatives to list, I would, but honestly I don't have any. I mean other than the long wait, that everyone is already well aware of.

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps456970f1.jpg
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HK_Runner 04-30-2013 09:47 AM

Nice! I am considering ordering the rails and getting rid of my ACE rails. I am really tempted to order the bumper too, and sell my AEV when it comes in. Luckily, the AEVs sell pretty well locally. How was the install...pretty straightforward?


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