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jasonbwell 04-29-2009 01:52 PM

Rugged Ridge Dual Tube Bumpers
 
Hi gang,

anybody have any experience with rugged ridge dual tubes? Quadratec has them on their site - pretty affordable.

Just wondering if anybody knows anything about them as far as quality, etc. Or any bumper brand for that matter!

J

Jerry Bransford 04-29-2009 01:56 PM

Do you have a link to them? If they're like most other dual-tube bumpers, just be aware that such bumpers can make it impossible to install a winch. If a winch is in your Jeep's future, just keep that in mind. :)

jasonbwell 04-29-2009 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 363591)
Do you have a link to them? If they're like most other dual-tube bumpers, just be aware that such bumpers can make it impossible to install a winch. If a winch is in your Jeep's future, just keep that in mind. :)

Rugged Ridge Dual Tube Front Winch Bumper, Side Step Bars and Rear Bumper with Hitch in Textured Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

meyers 04-29-2009 02:24 PM

look good and not a bad price

Jerry Bransford 04-29-2009 04:08 PM

That's the kind that will not likely allow a winch to be mounted. If you never plan on installing a winch, they'd be fine.

One more comment, many would consider tube bumpers to have gone out of style on Wranglers years ago. But apparently, many stilll like them. :wavey:

daanbc 04-29-2009 04:22 PM

I like the tube look. I realize that there really is no good use for them off road compared to the other brands. But i just like the way they look. Call me bonkers.

Jma20a 04-29-2009 04:29 PM

i'v seen some that have the top tube cut out in the middle so that a winch can fit.

Jerry Bransford 04-29-2009 04:33 PM

One more big drawback I nearly forgot to mention, it'd be very hard to attach even a tow hook to the front of a Jeep running those particular bumpers. For an offroader trying to pass the safety inspection before an organized trail ride without front tow-hooks, that'd be an automatic no pass deal breaker.

daanbc 04-29-2009 04:38 PM

I still have my tow hooks.

Giancarlo 04-29-2009 04:49 PM

eh scratch the tube bumpers ..

jgano23 04-29-2009 05:00 PM

i have the rugged ridge front bumper on my tj. it is a great bumper and i have no problems w/ the tow hooks, but there is really no way of fitting a winch on there.

jp'rs_peep'rs 04-30-2009 11:45 AM

From what I've seen of some of the guys here in WI. which are running those tubes is that they rust from the insid out pretty damn quickly. I'd suggest to get them in a material which is going to handle the elements and not turn to iron oxide. Lol!

C.

daanbc 04-30-2009 12:13 PM

I had a friend years ago that use to put play sand in the tubes during winter. It kept the front of the truck down for traction.

Jp90Talon 04-30-2009 09:20 PM

I have their front, rear and sides and like them. They have already paid for themselves in preventing body damage to my heep.

05GT-O.C.D. 04-30-2009 09:37 PM

FWIW - I have a pair of fog lamp mounting plates for tube bumpers avail in the classifieds. If going tube, my only recommendation is going black (not chrome), because it's a lot easier to paint over scratches, etc.

TheTJRod 06-08-2009 03:00 PM

I like the tube look too, but I do see a winch in my Jeep's future and liked the more aggressive look of this front bumper from RR. It goes well with this rear bumper, though the only thing is that the 2" receiver isn't rated for towing and is only for accessories(I foresee a jet ski in my future too :).

98TJSahara 06-08-2009 04:11 PM

I bought them last year but have yet to install them. For the price and the limited options for a 98 it seemed like a good purchase, install should be a sinch if i ever get the time, maybe this weekend :-)


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