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Front bumber & bull bar

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by Moot, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Sep 6, 2016 at 7:35 AM
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    Moot

    Moot [OP] New Member

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    I am so tired of people backing up and dinging and denting the front of my jeep. Any suggestions for a decent bumper & bull bar to replace the plastic factory install. My Sahara unlimited is not on a lift kit. It is street curb side parking here in Philly and it is tight.

    Thanks,
    Moot
     
  2. Sep 6, 2016 at 8:00 AM
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    C2T

    C2T Well-Known Member

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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    Personally, I like the AEV bumper with bull bar. However, it is NOT cheap. It is available as a Mopar part through your dealer or through most larger parts houses. Very strong and built to look like original equipment. I have run these on my last two Jeeps.

    There are lots of other options out there with lower prices too. The ARB options are quite good as well.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2016 at 8:03 AM
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    Thanks, I will check into both.
    Moot
     
  4. Sep 6, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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    C2T

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    Unsolicited Advice....

    There is a trend towards bumper with removable ends on them. They are not as strong as the one piece units. Not as strong equals LESS protection. Same goes for the bull bar...a removable (bolt on) will not be as strong as the ones where is it "built in" and welded on. IMHO you should not get caught up in the stinger craze. Look for bumpers that will use your OEM fog/driving lights unless you are looking to upgrade those too. Prices on bumpers very WIDELY so you have to decide what you want to put into it. The AEV I chose for myself is one of the more expensive units but I am a big fan. There are probably more options for a wrangler bumper than any other vehicle on earth...lots of choices.

    Consider perusing the quadratec website as they show many options.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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    So what did you decide to go with??
     
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