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c.m.martin1009 11-24-2010 06:29 PM

Warn vs Fabtech (front bumper)
 
The warn bumper:
Grille Guard for Warn Rock Crawler Front Bumper by Warn and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware-RH1

The fabtech bumper:
Fabtech FTT10029BK - Fabtech Front Prerunner Bumper in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

i was looking for a new front bumper and i was gonna ask if anyone owns either of these and which they think is better. The total price of the warn bumper with the front bar is more than the total of the fabtech bumper which already has a bar. Just wondering what yall think i should go with.

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Tarby 11-24-2010 07:47 PM

As far as quality goes...I will tell you that fabtech makes good equipment. I have their heavy rocker guards on my wife's tj and they are BUILT. 3/8" thick steel. I will continue to buy their products in the future. (The rocker guards were heavier than the Warn units, and they came with countersunk stainless hardware, and cheaper than Warn)

Warn is always quality, but for the price, the fabtech looks good. Just my 2 cents...

c.m.martin1009 11-24-2010 08:09 PM

Alright yeah im leaning towards the fabtech. The warn bumper is just wider. But i like the look of the fabtech and have only heard good things about it. Thanks for the advice!

InfernoGirl 11-25-2010 08:36 AM

The fabtech one looks an awful lot like the one G-pur just put on his, but his was $99.... Don't remember right now which one it was, but if I were you, I'd look it up and see, that extra $250 could be spent elsewhere.... JMO, of course. :)

burton160w 11-25-2010 10:14 AM

I just want to make sure you realize that the WARN bumper isn't actually the bumper itself. It's the bar that's going over top the winch and covering the grill. It's a ripoff for what they're asking for it, and that bumper itself is comparable to the $350 fabtech bumper.

jeepjones 11-25-2010 11:08 AM

The FabTech is more expensive but they build good stuff. Did you ever consider taking the pic to a local fabricator and seeing how much he could build one for you?

rrich 11-25-2010 11:15 AM

From what I've seen of Fabtech, suspensions, not their bumpers, it's obvious how they got their name.

You need to always have a FABrication TECHnician along to keep things working.

Both the design and workmanship just isn't there.

c.m.martin1009 11-25-2010 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 893512)
The fabtech one looks an awful lot like the one G-pur just put on his, but his was $99.... Don't remember right now which one it was, but if I were you, I'd look it up and see, that extra $250 could be spent elsewhere.... JMO, of course. :)

I'll look into that thankyou.

c.m.martin1009 11-25-2010 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burton160w (Post 893630)
I just want to make sure you realize that the WARN bumper isn't actually the bumper itself. It's the bar that's going over top the winch and covering the grill. It's a ripoff for what they're asking for it, and that bumper itself is comparable to the $350 fabtech bumper.

Yes i realize that, im saying i would want the bar and the bumper itself. Which is more expensive than the fabtech bumper which already has a bar like that. Choosing these things gets confusing :banghead:

c.m.martin1009 11-25-2010 02:20 PM

And JeepJones ill look into that also! I didn't think about that.

rbloodhound 11-25-2010 03:04 PM

I have the Warn bumper. It is a quality built piece.

dave@rokmen 11-25-2010 07:41 PM

I'd step it up a notch, and go with one of these - same price range too, better if you consider it has an integrated winch plate..

Rokmen - Mercenary Front Bumper, Wrangler TJ and LJ

Then again, I am biased....

G54 11-25-2010 07:51 PM

How's the availability looking after the new year Dave?

AzTJ 11-25-2010 08:00 PM

I run one that looks like the Fabtech one. I like it because it's stubby. Doesn't stick out very far past the frame rails. I do plan on hacking it up a little in the future though.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3.../bumper002.jpg

c.m.martin1009 11-27-2010 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 894258)
I run one that looks like the Fabtech one. I like it because it's stubby. Doesn't stick out very far past the frame rails. I do plan on hacking it up a little in the future though.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3.../bumper002.jpg

What brand is that? Or was it fabricated?

CMEvans79 11-27-2010 12:27 AM

I saw that (or one like it) but I can't find the website right now... But I like it AZ

RYNOMAGNUM 11-27-2010 08:58 AM

I have the Warn. Good bumper....But for the price the ROKMEN looks tough to beat! I've had others with the built in winch plate and they are a nice feature to have ....saving$$$

dave@rokmen 11-27-2010 12:28 PM

Looks like we'll be caught up and back orders will ship by the end of next week, and any new orders the following week.


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