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Old 07-13-2019, 11:36 AM
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Low Weight Bumpers

I have started a project on my Jeep to shed weight and replace heavy components with equivalent lighter ones. The big two items that could easily shed weight for me would be the front and rear bumpers. I currently have:


  • MetalCloak Mid-Width Front Bumper with Mid Stinger weighing at 80 lbs
  • MetalCloak Crawler Rear Bumper weighing at 80 lbs


If I take out the stinger on the front bumper (I never really put it to use), I can shed approximately 20 lbs. I really like the style/look of these bumpers, but hoping to find something similar at a lower weight (aluminum perhaps?).


I've heard that the Poison Spyder bumpers are lighter weight, but I can't find the spec on them to see how much they weigh.


I looked at GenRight aluminum as an alternative, but they also don't list the weight on their website and they're very pricey. I'm not a massive fan of the look of their bumper either.


I'd appreciate any suggestions!

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I have a Rockhard front bumper, and Rockhard engine and tranny skid plates. I'm very impressed, and the weight savings is significant.

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I'll second the Rockhard bumpers, they aren't cheap but nothing quality is.
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Based on their website, it looks like the Rockhard bumpers weigh as much as 137 lbs! That's way more than what mine weighs right now.
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Lod ArmorLite is among the lightest (45 lbs)

Lod Signature MidWidth that I currently have is a bit heavier, but still on lighter side (around 60-65 lbs as far as I can remember.
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Genright has a very light aluminum front bumper I’ve had my eye on, 42 pounds.
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Based on their website, it looks like the Rockhard bumpers weigh as much as 137 lbs! That's way more than what mine weighs right now.
Make sure you are looking at the aluminum ones if you want to save weight.
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I have started a project on my Jeep to shed weight and replace heavy components with equivalent lighter ones. The big two items that could easily shed weight for me would be the front and rear bumpers. I currently have:


  • MetalCloak Mid-Width Front Bumper with Mid Stinger weighing at 80 lbs
  • MetalCloak Crawler Rear Bumper weighing at 80 lbs


If I take out the stinger on the front bumper (I never really put it to use), I can shed approximately 20 lbs. I really like the style/look of these bumpers, but hoping to find something similar at a lower weight (aluminum perhaps?).


I've heard that the Poison Spyder bumpers are lighter weight, but I can't find the spec on them to see how much they weigh.


I looked at GenRight aluminum as an alternative, but they also don't list the weight on their website and they're very pricey. I'm not a massive fan of the look of their bumper either.


I'd appreciate any suggestions!
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Based on their website, it looks like the Rockhard bumpers weigh as much as 137 lbs! That's way more than what mine weighs right now.
Your not looking at the aluminum ones then.
I don't recall weight on mine but they were easily held in place with one hand.

Try this https://www.rockhard4x4.com/product_p/rh-5045.htm

Full width front 37 lbs
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I think the ARB stubby I have is about 66lbs. Extreme Terrain rates it at 149lbs which it DEFINITELY is not. I lifted it on to my Jeep no problem.
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can not beat stock for light weight and cheap replacements all day long.
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Your not looking at the aluminum ones then.
I don't recall weight on mine but they were easily held in place with one hand.

Try this https://www.rockhard4x4.com/product_p/rh-5045.htm

Full width front 37 lbs
This! They are crazy light. Mine has withstood many winching events, as well as some tree shoving aside events. The price hurts, but otherwise I don't get why you'd go with steel.
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I did not see the aluminum bumpers on there. Do any manufacturer's make aluminum bumpers similar to the Poison Spyder/ Metalcloak look?
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Go with a bumper delete in the rear. Can't get much lighter than that. I know my ACE Stubby front was super light when I had it on there. I believe ACE makes some aluminum ones as well.

VKS fab has some really petite and light bumpers, very similar to PS ones.
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For the front, look at some of the lower end stubbys. When I was looking, I remember one of them (steel) being 35 pounds! For the rear.....boy....you're not going to beat the oem plastic one. I pulled mine off on a tree offroading, so had to just unbolt the inserts, screw them back in the bumper and bolt it on. It weighs nothing.

I could say the same for the front, but if you've got a winch, that isn't going to work.
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For the front, look at some of the lower end stubbys. When I was looking, I remember one of them (steel) being 35 pounds! For the rear.....boy....you're not going to beat the oem plastic one. I pulled mine off on a tree offroading, so had to just unbolt the inserts, screw them back in the bumper and bolt it on. It weighs nothing.

I could say the same for the front, but if you've got a winch, that isn't going to work.
You can use a winch plate with a stock bumper, like this one:

https://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-jk...MaArgDEALw_wcB

This is on my parent's Sahara and works great.
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For the front, look at some of the lower end stubbys. When I was looking, I remember one of them (steel) being 35 pounds! For the rear.....boy....you're not going to beat the oem plastic one. I pulled mine off on a tree offroading, so had to just unbolt the inserts, screw them back in the bumper and bolt it on. It weighs nothing.

I could say the same for the front, but if you've got a winch, that isn't going to work.
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Go with a bumper delete in the rear. Can't get much lighter than that. I know my ACE Stubby front was super light when I had it on there. I believe ACE makes some aluminum ones as well.

VKS fab has some really petite and light bumpers, very similar to PS ones.

VKS Fab was exactly what I was looking for!
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VKS Fab was exactly what I was looking for!
VKS is what I was going to suggest too. 35-45lbs minus the weight of the frame you chop off!!
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Low Weight Bumpers

Savvy Offroad makes some quality stuff
https://savvyoffroad.com/product-cat...-2018/bumpers/

I run their rear bumper (raised departure angle) with a Genright front stubby aluminum
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VKS Fab was exactly what I was looking for!
They are a small shop and will do semi custom stuff too if you want something a bit different. I didn't but I run their prerunner bumper with a winch hoop and prerunner sliders. I have an ACE rear bumper delete kit. I gained an inch of lift after I removed all the heavy smittybilt stuff I had.
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I run Savvy LHT aluminum front and rear. Very light, super durable, awesome approach and departure angles.

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