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Unread 06-07-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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Iceland offroad bumper Q?

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?

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Unread 06-07-2008, 12:12 PM   #2
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I have no experience with them, so take this with a grain of salt, but do YOU trust a piece of fiberglass to hold up to a winch? I know I wouldn't. They do look good, though.
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Unread 06-07-2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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I have no experience with them, so take this with a grain of salt, but do YOU trust a piece of fiberglass to hold up to a winch? I know I wouldn't. They do look good, though.
you dont understand their design, i suggest checking out the website. www.icelandoffroad.com

or better yet, heres a link for you http://www.icelandoffroad.com/morepicswinch.html

the winch mount is steel BTW
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Unread 06-07-2008, 12:28 PM   #4
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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).
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Unread 06-07-2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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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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The fiberglass is thick enough that it deflects well. I saw it a second time this year at GSW, and was very impressed.

Hunter, is the GSW-er on JF, or just MC? Can't even remember off the top of my head who it was
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Unread 06-07-2008, 07:19 PM   #8
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Wasnt it actually one of "Icelands" rigs ?
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That's right, last year I saw it on Iceland's rig, and this year I saw it on a participant's rig. I'll have to check over there and see who it was.

*Edit: It was PassRunnerZJ on MC:

http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/sho...5&postcount=82

Minimal scarring after giving it a good hit on the Golden Crack (Golden Spike trail in Moab, UT)
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Unread 06-07-2008, 07:35 PM   #10
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I have to say that is pretty impressive :O
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ok after looking at those pics if that is truly all the damage from that than i dont c anything wrong with that particular fiberglass bumper

go for it
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That's right, last year I saw it on Iceland's rig, and this year I saw it on a participant's rig. I'll have to check over there and see who it was.

*Edit: It was PassRunnerZJ on MC:

http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/sho...5&postcount=82

Minimal scarring after giving it a good hit on the Golden Crack (Golden Spike trail in Moab, UT)
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.
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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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That's right, last year I saw it on Iceland's rig, and this year I saw it on a participant's rig. I'll have to check over there and see who it was.

*Edit: It was PassRunnerZJ on MC:

http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/sho...5&postcount=82

Minimal scarring after giving it a good hit on the Golden Crack (Golden Spike trail in Moab, UT)
Yeah, this just sold me on it...I dont wheel that much and this would make a perfect bada** bumper for the front.....Now only if they had a rear like that.
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