thinking of using my economic stim. check on their winch bumper but dont want to buy crap. fiberglass scares me but i hear that they hold up pretty good. i dont really have money for anything else since heavy shipping is so expensive. does anyone have experience on the durability of their bumers?
i'd have some concerns with fiberglass. It's light and their bumpers look OK, but if you smash a steel bumper on a rock, you bend it back and rattle can it. On the otherhad, with fiberglass, if you do the same, you're screwed (unless you're handy with fiberglass).
OK, after actually seeing how they mount and reading a little more, I kinda like the idea. Lightweight, looks good, relatively inexpensive, and if you were to break it, fiberglass work isn't that hard.
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I saw it first hand in Moab. It worked as advertised. However, if you need to nudge a rock with a steel bumper, you can.
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Jim that is a bada** bumper that he has.Seen it in person also in moab.I spoke with him about it for awhile and he was impressed on how it handled the rocks.The only issue I have with it is what do you do with it when you damage it,cause it will get damaged just like the steel ones do.I just about tore mine off in moab and put some good dents in the TR bumper.Fixing fiberglass will take someone who knows how,with steel you can just bend it back with a BFH or take it to a welder.
That is correct - a steel bumper, you can generally just bend back and paint. However, with glass, as long as it's just a few gashes here and there, you could potentially do the same thing. Cracks would be bad, especially since I've never done any glass work before. The good thing is, it tends to bounce right back and you can't tell anything happened, except for the scratches.
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