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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 06:24 AM
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need a rear bumper!

anybody recommend a good macho rear bumper for my rig? i'm taking off the little hitch with dinky receiver that came on it. it hangs too low and i don't plan on towing with the jeep. although i notice some bumpers come with a 2" receiver which could be handy if for nothing else to insert a tow hook eh? what brand would you get? olympic? i won't go steelhorse!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 03:22 PM
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Re: need a rear bumper!

You could always make your own. It will be as Macho as you want it to be. Other than that, Tomken machine makes some pretty nice ones. I think the prices are outrageous though.


post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 03:34 PM
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Re: need a rear bumper!

I have Tomken steel on my 2000TJ, and believe it to be total junk--except for the gas tank skid plate, which is HOT! Tomkin's "powder coat" finish flakes off, allowing parts to rust. The tow pins at each end don't help out here either. While being a clever way to hook up a strap, the bumper will fill with water if the pins are not sealed.

On my '95YJ, I used a rear cross-member end cap from Con-Ferr. This was an extremely clean--and tough--piece of hardware at a reasonable price.


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 03:59 PM
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Re: need a rear bumper!

Definitely make your own. I just made front and rear bumpers. Cost me about $80 and two afternoons. Even got some extra metal for the guy who's welder i was borrowing.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 04:06 PM
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Re: need a rear bumper!

If you are not going to tow anything, why do you need a rear bumper. DEPARTURE ANGLE. You will increase that figure without a bumper. I've never had one on my CJ-7 and still manage to nail the rear crossmember now and then.

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