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Does anyone have these? They seem extremely cheap and look pretty good:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Blac...-Wrangler_W0QQitemZ260073774715QQcmdZViewItem
Thanks!:D
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They look good but for the money they're asking I think you could find something "name brand" that you could grow with. It doesn't look like you could mount a winch plate on there later on. Unless I missed it somewhere. I think SRC Smittybilt and Toys by Troy make something similar that should be around that price.

Just my .02 :eek:
 

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That's cheap? for a tubular bumper?
Man, I need a tubing bender, I could whip one of those out in an hour.
 

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Well I wasn't endorsing the vendor, just showing him the bumper.
I know. I was just pointing out something that concerned me, may not concern others. Bumper looks okay though.
 

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Thank you all!
I've been looking for something reasonably priced for a while so this was just a thought since they really are a lot cheaper than all the other brand name ones. around 400 for both incl. shipping. I know you get what you pay for, but I don't do heavy off-roading on rocks - just sand and snow for now. I don't think I'll need a winch, just a hitch in the back.
I'll keep looking.
Thanks again! :D
 

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I looked at a set of Ram tube bumpers (like those you are looking at on Ebay) that were mounted on a Jeep last summer when we were up in Big Bear. I was not impressed by the quality or materials used to make them. They seemed rather wimpy. The tubing seemed small and looked very light weight. I don't think that they would hold up well if you hit something with them. (And by the way, the receiver is not rated for towing at all.) I guess the big question is: what are you looking for, form or function?

I went with the SRC bumpers. They are very well built and look very strong. The rear has a class 2 rated hitch receiver. Got the rear last week (paid $150 on Ebay, it was local so I didn't have to pay shipping) like this one: ebay link It's now over at a friends house, he is building me a tire carrier for it.

When I manage to save up another $250, I'll buy the front one. ebay link
 

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Pop out to a muffler shop and have them bend and tig/mig weld the tubing. Take your original bumper cut to size grind clean and weld all tubes to that. Then take dupli color blk bed liner spray and coat generously. With some creative imagination and some stailess steel tubing 2-3..1/2" you can creat some awsome diy bumpers.

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