post #1 of Old 07-19-2013, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Who makes this bumper?

I've google searched zj bumpers but cannot find this bumper anywhere. Is it just some normal guy that did a couple?





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post #2 of Old 07-19-2013, 04:18 PM
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post #3 of Old 07-19-2013, 04:34 PM
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Yep - Iceland Offroad. They are cool and I believe they are made of fiberglass. Difficult company to deal with (from what I've heard).

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i thought they went under some time ago too?

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I thought the molds for the Iceland Offroad Bumpers & Fender Flares were sold to Notch Customers (who has released the flares and is working on the bumpers).
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Woah Fiberglass.... Not Steel.... As in no hitting things with it like the Oopsie Rocks?

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post #8 of Old 07-19-2013, 11:44 PM
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Woah Fiberglass.... Not Steel.... As in no hitting things with it like the Oopsie Rocks?
the main body of the bumper is fiberglass and has been proven to be able to take a hit... it's still backed with steel across the front
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Woah Fiberglass.... Not Steel.... As in no hitting things with it like the Oopsie Rocks?
You obviously know nothing about fiberglass.
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You obviously know nothing about fiberglass.
I actually build/repair Boats and air plane body parts. There is no way I'd make a bumper out of it.

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Iceland Offroad took one of their WJ bumpers to Moab. They hit Tipover Challenge straight on. The bumper SLAMMED into the rock. They then gave close to full power in that 4.7L V-8 in 4Lo. The front wheels were hanging in the air. The only thing holding the front end of the Jeep up was the front bumper. They then powered through until they were on flat ground again, grinding the bumper across the rocks.

After a quick hand buff and a touch up from a rattle can there was no way you could tell the bumper wasn't brand new.

311LJ (formerly 311WJ) on here had one on his WJ Jimmer. Those bumpers ain't your normal single or double layer flimsy piece of fiberglass. I seem to remember the XJ one was something like 25 or 30 layers (possibly more like 40 or 50) thick. They are HEFTY!! But still like half the weight of a comparable steel bumper yet stronger.

Don't underestimate the strength of fiberglass when you layer it on thick enough.

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I actually build/repair Boats and air plane body parts. There is no way I'd make a bumper out of it.
Like I said, you obviously know nothing about fiberglass.
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Hell, I seem to remember a manufacturer somewhere made leaf springs out of fiberglass. Wanna talk about something that takes an immense amount of pounding?

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Hell, I seem to remember a manufacturer somewhere made leaf springs out of fiberglass. Wanna talk about something that takes an immense amount of pounding?
I want to say it was Pro-Comp but I can't remember for sure. Yes someone made them at least for a while.

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I think some high end kayaks are made from fiberglass also, and they repeatedly topple off 20+ feet water falls and smash into boulders.
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