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Unread 09-11-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
My03tj
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Which bumper

So I have tube bumpers on my yj right now and I have a heavy and I mean heavy steel bumper for the front of it sitting in my garage. My question is is there any benefit to swapping the front. I know its adding weight, but I don't know if I should. Any ideas?

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Unread 09-11-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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What's wrong with what you've got now?

I've read (no first-hand experience) that commercial tube bumpers are usually very thin and deform easily, thus are not worth putting on a offroaded Jeep. In that case, pull 'em off, paint and sell them. But if they're good strong pieces, and you like the look, keep it.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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Nothing is wrong with what I have now, but I figure if I have a better one I would put it on. My only issue is this thing weighs like 70 pounds and I don't know if it is worth it losing the mpg.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 01:54 AM   #4
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Somebody backed into my YJ a while back and bent his bumper and trailer hitch, while my tube bumper just got a small dent. So my tubes are plenty strong. That said, I think they're ugly as hell and I would gladly trade them out for just about anything else, regardless of weight.
Curvy bumpers on a vehicle that is completely devoid of curves are weird.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 05:15 AM   #5
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my frony bumper on my jeep i bet is close to or just over 150lb with my winch on it. I know it takes 2 ppl to pick it up and put it on my jeep!!

And if it was me, the first thing i would have done was get rid of the tube bumper!!
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