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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Front and rear bumpers

What is it that you like about front and rear bumpers.. I have found one that is 3/16 inch thick 2x4 rectanguler tubing and has a hitch plus is powdercoated. all for $225 is this a good deal? The quality is outstanding as far as I can tell. they also mak efornt bumpers and custom bumpers I am thinking of getting a front and rear and possibly a rear tire carrier. the fronts have 3/4 inch shackle mounts welded all the way through not just on the face and are made of either 2x4 or 2x5 tubing 3/16 with a hitch. and those go for around $200 dollars also.

they are almost identical to the bumpers that bulletproofmfg sell but are half the price.. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Front and rear bumpers

or do it all for the same price, get welding experiance and a welder (for the same price)

I've got $25 CDN and $75 CDN in my front and rear respecively...

That rear includes a pair of bearings, and spindle..

and I got the welding experiance.. the bumper just how I wanted it too..
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the only problem with building them myself is the time it will take and the cost I would have to buy a welder and a few other things I called locoally and just the powdercoating is $100.. There is no way i could build the same quality and strength for that price
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Mine cost a little more than the $200 but that was the winch.

It's been tested too, by an old man hitting it right on the end. I got out and his front wheels were still spinning. He got the accelerator confused with the brake.


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Re: Front and rear bumpers

If your Jeep will ever be offroad(?), skip the powdercoating and go with plain old enamel. What are you gonna do everytime it gets a ding, take it back for re-coating? I prefer the $.98/can stuff from WallyWorld. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Know what I like best about bumpers, NO BUMPERS! I don't have a back bumper, and my front one is the stocker cut off even with the frame. Bumpers of any sort just reduce your departure and approach angles.
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Dude taz is that a bumper or an anchor? If i was wheeling with that bumper i'd be stuck all the time or atleast have to take different lines to get places because i'd hit it when ever i tried to climb a hill. Don't you fil it with mud ever time out? My bumper is a piece of angle iron and my winch plate was inclueded with my harbor freight 8k winch that I "modified" to fit my tj. Nice and simple and no lost ground clearnace or approach/ deptarture angle and it only sticks out about 6" past the frame so i can still put my tires up on obsticles.

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my jeep will be offroad and the bumper these guys make will not reduce departure or aproach angles and spoof canning a bumper is fine if you have a jeep that supports that, My jeep is both on road and offroad, don't get me wrong it is certainly not a pavement pounder but i like the look and durability of powder coating.. and these bumpers are enclosed so they won't fill up with dirt and mud..
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Re: Front and rear bumpers

I think there's something wrong with your depth perception. As shown, that bumper only sticks out 3" past the frame. The roller fairlead adds another 3".

I don't intentionally go crawling around in the mud or rocks. Mine is for snowy roads and muddy construction sites.
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