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1EYEDJACK 09-09-2009 03:10 PM

Darn Plastic Bumpers!
 
I am not impressed with the stock plastic rear bumper on my '09 Wrangler Unlimited X. Was trying to put the soft top down by myself and stood on the rear bumper to reach the sunrider. When I did the top of the bumper "collapsed" and created a small little crease. Not a huge guy 190 lbs. I would have thought that the rear bumper on a JEEP was designed to withstand more punishment than that!!!:banghead:

USAntigoon 09-09-2009 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jtmdaniels (Post 438210)
I am not impressed with the stock plastic rear bumper on my '09 Wrangler Unlimited X. Was trying to put the soft top down by myself and stood on the rear bumper to reach the sunrider. When I did the top of the bumper "collapsed" and created a small little crease. Not a huge guy 190 lbs. I would have thought that the rear bumper on a JEEP was designed to withstand more punishment than that!!!:banghead:

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05GT-O.C.D. 09-09-2009 04:21 PM

Seriously? They now have plastic grille's and bumpers?

Cons_Table 09-09-2009 04:29 PM

sounds like a good excuse for an upgrade :cool: lol

1EYEDJACK 09-09-2009 04:31 PM

Already on it!!! :)

Hilldweller 09-10-2009 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 438268)
sounds like a good excuse for an upgrade :cool: lol

Slid down the Cherohala Skyway backwards and sideways on ice, gently bumping the guardrail:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...n/100_2608.jpg

Rugged Ridge to the rescue:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...100_3354-1.jpg

daggo66 09-10-2009 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by 05GT-O.C.D. (Post 438263)
Seriously? They now have plastic grille's and bumpers?

90% of the vehicles out there, or more, have bumpers covered in plastic. The JK's bumper is metal under the plastic

BlackHawkTJ 09-10-2009 08:48 AM

I thought they went to that cheap bumper that was easy to remove on the JK on the theory that almost everyone goes with an aftermarket bumper anyway.

05GT-O.C.D. 09-10-2009 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 438586)
90% of the vehicles out there, or more, have bumpers covered in plastic. The JK's bumper is metal under the plastic

Yes, but Wranglers aren't 90% of vehicles and haven't had them in the past.
I'm just disappointed to see Jeep keep normalizing the Wrangler since I'll probably own a JK one day.

thaduke2003 09-10-2009 08:55 AM

^I'm sure that's part of it- that's why they offer metal bumpers through Mopar :) Mark W.

Badfish 09-10-2009 02:22 PM

i think there is something wrong with your bumber. my friend is more than 190lbs and he has to use my rear bumber to get into the back seat. he doesnt really fit in the passenger door because the seat doesnt slide forward enough. ive watched him get in and out of my jeep a bunch and every time there is a lot of flex in the plastic bumper but no creases or dents. just my 2 cents

daggo66 09-10-2009 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by 05GT-O.C.D. (Post 438602)
Yes, but Wranglers aren't 90% of vehicles and haven't had them in the past.
I'm just disappointed to see Jeep keep normalizing the Wrangler since I'll probably own a JK one day.

I said that it was metal under the plastic, I didn't say that I liked it.

http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/v...Picture016.jpg

Ursine 09-10-2009 05:58 PM

I know of every scrape, scratch and dent that happens when I go trail riding, for the life of me I can not figure out when I got this one.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3652/...711e1ffe_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/...12e027e8_b.jpg

daggo66 09-10-2009 08:15 PM

You can easily pop that out by removing the bumper.

Hilldweller 09-11-2009 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Ursine (Post 438899)
I know of every scrape, scratch and dent that happens when I go trail riding, for the life of me I can not figure out when I got this one.

It'll do that if you look at it wrong.
The OE bumpers are carved from hard cheese.

mrcarcrazy 09-11-2009 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Hilldweller (Post 439216)
It'll do that if you look at it wrong.
The OE bumpers are carved from hard cheese.

AHH WTF? I didn't get cheese bumpers. and I love cheese! A snack for the trail, that's ingenious!

thaduke2003 09-11-2009 12:29 PM

You got hard cheese?! All of ours are fairly soft cheese :( Lucky! :) Mark W.

Hilldweller 09-11-2009 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by thaduke2003 (Post 439302)
You got hard cheese?! All of ours are fairly soft cheese

Leave them in the sun without Armorall. Grate them and sprinkle liberally on your fresh al dente pasta with a delightful portabella mushroom sauce, garnish with parsley, and serve with a dry red Bordeaux.

Blackbeard1718 09-11-2009 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 438787)
I said that it was metal under the plastic, I didn't say that I liked it.

http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/v...Picture016.jpg

Tom!

Nice lookin' front bumper! How much did it run you, and where did you buy it? Is the rear bumper a Tube Bumper too?

Thanks!

Cheers!

BB

daggo66 09-11-2009 11:07 PM

Thanks. It's a Rugged Ridge that I got from Quadratec for $299. I also just got a Rugged Ridge tow hook that I am putting on the front frame tomorrow to make up for losing the OEM tow hooks.

1EYEDJACK 09-14-2009 04:44 PM

FYI. After standing on the bumper creating the crease, I took it to the dealership. Service Manager is a big Jeep guy - shook his head and had it replaced for me. Front bumper seems more stable but will be upgrading soon!!!


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