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post #1 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Beefy front bumper

So I'm having a beefy front bumper made for my jeep. When I say beefy I mean like a little over 100 pounds. Will this have an effect on my jeep when off roading? If yes how so?

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 09:48 AM
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You'll get what feels like a softer front ride, sometimes spongy, and the suspension will sometimes bottom out easier than before.
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 11:04 AM
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Why such a heavy bumper?
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 11:36 AM
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 11:40 AM
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Im trying to figure out why you want such heavy bumper. 100lbs is just over kill IMO. You should post a pic of it!
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 11:51 AM
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we just put a two man lift (100 lbs+) bumper on my buddies, that we took of my cj5. i haven;t driven the cj5 yet it lifted a bit higher on the front

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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I'll send a pic of it when it's done, it will look awesome but I'm afraid of the effects it will have
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 06:36 PM
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Before you build a big assed bumper, why don't you find out how it will affect handling. Go to Home Despot, get 90lb bag of cement for about $5, strap it to front of Jeep, and go for a drive. Make decision RE big assed bumper. Return bag of cement for refund.

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 08:59 PM
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Ha ha ha, Thats a badass answer. /\ I wouldn't have thought of that.

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 09:56 PM
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Only thing it will hurt is your approach angle

Ruined a perfectly good jeep.


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post #11 of 11 Old 02-07-2014, 11:09 PM
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The more I cut off of the bumper the better it looked until I just took it off.

-insert meaningless out-of-place political diatribe-
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