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post #1 of 6 Old 05-17-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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YJ front bumper tips

I recently found out the hard way that the stock bumper doesn't full protect your fender. The tree totally missed the bumber. Before I replace my fender, I plan on putting a DYI trapezoid front bumper on the width of my YJ. I'm looking for tips and advice for a tree proof(at crawl speed I know) front bumper. I plan on having spots for my D-rings and wonder if I should weld the post through the front to the back. I also wonder 4x2 or 5x3 and thinkness. Last is mounting ideas. If it is homemade(trape zoid or not) post pictures. Tips are most helpful. And yes I have scoured all week for info and if you know where helpfull threads are, post them to please. If you have seen this post before it was in frabrication, but I had no responses.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-17-2012, 08:36 PM
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The only bumper that I've seen come close to protecting the fender is the prerunner style like this:

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It just needs to stick past, not infront of.
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Well let's see what you come up with!!

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Well let's see what you come up with!!
I hope to have a chance to buy some plate this week to start mine.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-21-2012, 09:25 PM
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I used 2x4, but mine is way shorter than full width. I just avoid the trees. IMHO, full width in any type of rectangular tubing would be fugly. If I was going full width, I'd go the pre-runner round tubing style.

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