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ConnorE 12-16-2010 01:56 PM

Got in an accident... need front bumper advice
 
On my way home from school today my brother was driving, and he looked down at the speedometer (or so I was told) for just a second and he ended up rear-ending the Explorer in front of us. The guy we hit was nice enough to let us go without us giving him any information. It hit the receiver hitch on it, so nothing was damaged on the Explorer, but now my front bumper has a massive square dent in it. Now comes the fun part :D My brother said he would pay for a new bumper under $150, but I haven't found anything that I like in that price range. I'm willing to spend some of my own money because I was already kind of looking at front bumpers before this. All I want is something strong and simple. The Jeep is completely stock, so I don't want anything massive or obnoxious. Any suggestions? Thanks

Hammerwalk 12-16-2010 02:07 PM

Try any of the local bone yards?

Ray - San Jose 12-16-2010 02:08 PM

Rokmen Mercenary bumper :D

http://www.rokmen.com/tj_products/tj...per/bump_7.jpg

ConnorE 12-16-2010 02:21 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the replies, but I think I'm just going to order a stock replacement. I'm not ready to do any mods yet.

MoA 12-16-2010 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ConnorE (Post 928219)
Hey guys, thanks for the replies, but I think I'm just going to order a stock replacement. I'm not ready to do any mods yet.

never replace stock parts.. you'll spend half of what itd cost for a NICE front bumper from somewhere else

trust me ive learned the hard way when i was 16 years old :)

save up and get a nice aftermarket one.. nothing wrong with havin a stock jeep with a nice front bumper on it

heck you can get a procomp bumper for like 100-150 bucks.. smittybuilt has some decent ones too ranging from 100-200$

i like this one.. for the price.. its made by smittybuilt and runs $200
http://www.4wd.com/aux_incl/images.a...No=S%2fB&w=380

Six Gun Matt 12-16-2010 03:03 PM

How much are stock replacements from the dealership? Search craigslist for a front replacement, with lots of people always swapping out the stock one for others, it makes them easy to find. I actually have one sitting on the side of my house, but I am not shipping it to FL. :D

Six Gun Matt 12-16-2010 03:07 PM

Or check this out: Jeep Wrangler TJ LJ Front Bumper | TJ LJ Front Trail Stinger | Poison Spyder Customs

Not a full coverage bumper, but if you are getting $150, you will only have to pony up another $45.

Neil F. 12-16-2010 03:35 PM

Stock replacements are on ebay for 50.00 +/- all the time and the for sale section of this forum and other Jeep forums dirt cheap. Here is a low cost front alternative. JEEP FRONT BUMPER FOR WRANGLER TJ YJ CJ ROCK CRAWLER - eBay (item 280594540871 end time Dec-25-10 08:09:21 PST)

ConnorE 12-16-2010 03:39 PM

Anyone have one of these? Jeep Crawler Front Bumper with D-Rings by Pro Comp and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware-RH1

MoA 12-16-2010 04:07 PM

i wouldnt recommend getting the one with the d-ring loops.. they arent welded through the bumper.. meaning one good pull and they will rip off..

but my ex ran a procomp rear bumper.. they werent bad for the price

the smittybuilt ones.. (yes they have one very similar to the procomp one your looking at for the same price) has their loops welded through the bumper.. meaning both on the face that shows and the backside

Mike_3303 12-16-2010 04:15 PM

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Agreed, when something breaks replace it with something better. save the money and buy a decent bumper. i got mine from amazon and had free shipping which saves you a lot because of the weight.

WakeSnowSurf850 12-16-2010 04:34 PM

Good info!
Thanks MOA

Jp90Talon 12-16-2010 05:10 PM

Jeep front bumper CJ YJ TJ Wrangler - eBay (item 150532989531 end time Dec-18-10 19:25:45 PST)


Great product and great price!

DevilDogDoc 12-16-2010 08:25 PM

Add $150 to the $150 your bro owes and get this!!!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...8/5c8da2a3.jpg

KRawson 12-16-2010 08:39 PM

x2 on that

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...avvybumper.jpg

mike_the_engineer 12-16-2010 08:51 PM

If you lived in VA, I'd let you have my old stocker.

jp'rs_peep'rs 12-16-2010 09:06 PM

Look in the for sale part of the forum. You can find the OEM for next to nutt'n.
C.

edman87k5 12-17-2010 06:33 AM

Buy a piece of 4" angle iron and drill the 4 holes to mount it, then you will have a solid foundation for anything you decide to do later. I built my bumper and it is based on a section of 4" angle.

BLK00TJ 12-17-2010 07:39 AM

Take the $150 from your bro, buy a case of good beer (let him have only one), save the the rest for the bumper you really want.

sirjeep 12-17-2010 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike_the_engineer (Post 928903)
if you lived in va, i'd let you have my old stocker.

x2

Got 4 Lo 12-17-2010 09:46 AM

slavage yard i got one for 20 bucks

TheTJRod 12-17-2010 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLK00TJ (Post 929447)
Take the $150 from your bro, buy a case of good beer (let him have only one), save the the rest for the bumper you really want.


X2, best idea yet. I got mine on ebay too. I got the Smittybilt XRC bumper for 250+40 shipped. Had a low speed collision last year and it only scratched the paint.

Also I still have my stocker, and I couldn't sell it for 20. Now the price is free and I still have it.

TJe0454 12-17-2010 12:25 PM

look on quadratec for the one u want then buy it from amazon. its waay cheaper.
Warn 61853 - WARN Rock Crawler Front Bumper for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
Amazon.com: Warn 61853 Rock Crawler Front Bumper: Automotive

http://i53.tinypic.com/r7vn0j.jpg

TJe0454 12-17-2010 01:50 PM

AND you wont have to worry about destroying your bumper again hahaha

lashleyftl 12-17-2010 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc (Post 928839)
Add $150 to the $150 your bro owes and get this!!!
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...8/5c8da2a3.jpg

how hard was it to put those fenders on, and are they worth it

Rubicon2 12-17-2010 06:32 PM

The Warn front bumper is nice and simple. For reference I sold my front and rear bumpers together for $50 bucks, so you can find a nice used stocker for next to nothing.

burton160w 12-17-2010 06:39 PM

Quote:

how hard was it to put those fenders on, and are they worth it
Those are MCE fenders

Modern Classic Enterprises

And installation is very little more then removing the stock fender flares. drawing up the lines and then cutting fender to install the ABS MCE fenders. Use an angle grinder and the job is a piece of cake. Just take your time cutting, then file it down and you're set. They're absolutely amazing. I hate Mike every time he post pics of his TJ cause they look awesome and I can't afford them YET! But they're cheap $180 (may be on sale check!)

ConnorE 12-17-2010 10:14 PM

Thanks for all of the input, everyone. I'm going to sleep on it over the weekend, but I'm leaning towards getting the Smittybilt SRC Classic. I rarely take her offroad, so I'm just going to stick with something simple for now. It's a good price too. I'm a little strapped for cash right now.

MikeMTJ 12-17-2010 10:30 PM

Jeep Crawler Front Bumper by Pro Comp and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware-RH1

bobjenkins 12-17-2010 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ConnorE
On my way home from school today my brother was driving, and he looked down at the speedometer (or so I was told) for just a second and he ended up rear-ending the Explorer in front of us. The guy we hit was nice enough to let us go without us giving him any information. It hit the receiver hitch on it, so nothing was damaged on the Explorer, but now my front bumper has a massive square dent in it. Now comes the fun part :D My brother said he would pay for a new bumper under $150, but I haven't found anything that I like in that price range. I'm willing to spend some of my own money because I was already kind of looking at front bumpers before this. All I want is something strong and simple. The Jeep is completely stock, so I don't want anything massive or obnoxious. Any suggestions? Thanks

Go rob a bank and get the Arb bull bar quadratec edition


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