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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thoughts on this set?

Hey guys, this seems to be a nice way to get it all done at once, and save some dough. What do you think about these? Any bad news or "absolutely not!"s?

Hollar back!

PS - Keep in mind its a set for all four. front, back and sides. thanks!

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and save some dough.
Nope...
  • buy a welder...
  • learn to weld...
  • make your own...
  • to fit YOUR needs.,
Don't just throw parts at the Jeep thinking they're great, or look good. Or, order from Rio Grande, support your Jeepin' buddies!
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I just really like the way they look...i wouldnt EVER trust myself welding those, haha. gimme some Rio Grande linkage...
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my experience with those tubes are they are more for show than for toughness.

if you want a tougher bumper that you can beat on look for thing refered to as rock bumpers.

not only do the rock bumpers look bad-arse....but they also take a good amount of trail abuse.

them tube bumpers dont always allow for a winch to be installed...so if you wanted one later you'd be SOL.

Warn makes a good front and rear bumper set, and they are priced decently.





as for side bars......get rock sliders.....side bars are meant to be steps.... and are usually pretty easy to break. Sliders are meant to protect the jeeps body, but they also double as a step im most cases. some are not steps, but do a good job protecting the rocker panel.....get one that does both if you need the step. the step is handy cuz it usually sticks out more...so you can bounce of trees a little better


heres some links for side and bumpers

Rock Hard 4 X 4 Parts Sliders with Side Tubing in Black for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Olympic 4X4 A/T Slider Rock Rails in Rubicon Black for 04-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited - Quadratec

Tomken Machine 2"x4" Rocker Skids for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Tomken Protect Front Bumper with Receiver for 76-06 Jeep CJ, Wrangler YJ & TJ - Quadratec

Warn Rock Crawler Rear Bumper for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Warn Rock Crawler Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Warn Rock Crawler Front Bumper for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Rock Hard 4 X 4 Parts Front Bumper with Angled Hoop in Black for 76-06 Jeep CJ, Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

A to Z Fabrication Heavy Duty Front 54" Rock Bumper for 87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

A to Z Fabrication Heavy Duty 44" Stubby Front Rock Bumper for 87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec (stubby version of the link above)



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.......... Or, order from Rio Grande, support your Jeepin' buddies!
i didnt think Jeff was still making jeep parts?

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When I purchased my Jeep it had a similar bumper installed on the rear, with a 2" receiver. I used it one summer and pretty much totally ruined the bumper. The receiver pulled away from the tubes, the attachment brakets started to tear away from the tubes, and the tubes themselves bent very easily. I would only recomend their use for a mall crawler only that you NEVER intend to use to pull on ANYTHING with.

Is this the only hammer you've got?
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SrockWorks makes Nice sliders.... I beat the Hell out of my set and all is good.

I have Warn front and rear bumpers to and I use them hard.

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Personal preference....I think tube bumpers look like crap on the newer Jeeps....the round lines don't fit well with the shaper lines of the jeep....and on the side, most of those types bolt to the frame....in most cases they don't do a very good job of supporting the weight of the jeep. Rock sliders that bolt to the body work better....

I never could understand the purpose of the upper hoop. All it really does is add weight to the front end.....and those tube bumpers are HEAVY.

Keep is simple and lite....

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They are crap. There is a huge diffrence in tube bumpers and the ones shown. The type shown are of the non structural tube, with a much thinner wall thickness than real tube bumpers made for use.

I am not building for money anymore, just for fun. I would recomend A-Z I always felt that Zac was my only competition. Stay away from the lod crap. Buy it once. If you have design Ideas Zach can build whatever you want.

Jeff

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I love how shocksworks makes the unlimited winch bumper where the winch goes through the bumper,



any TJ bumpers that do that?
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