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post #1 of 10 Old 06-12-2011, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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need advice on what to get

so i think its time i upgrade to some armor and some cosmetic looks, i want front and rear bumpers (tire carrier) tube fenders and rocker gaurds....... well i seem to think smittybilt is the best bang for buck . it has recovery points and its cheat and pretty beeffyy . what do yall think i should do , any companys or sites i should check out . i found front and rear smittybilt tirecarrier for total 430 free shipping .


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post #2 of 10 Old 06-12-2011, 11:47 AM
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You pretty much get what you pay for. I'm saving up for AEV bumpers.

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is smitty built that bad ?

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I just put A to Z rock sliders with the round tube step on my TJ last week... love them. Incredibly strong and they look awesome. I also ordered Bestop's HighRock High Access front bumper with the grill guard. It should come in next week. I can't comment on it but it seems to have great reviews and I like it's features. There's a video on it in my link below. I have heard a lot of good about the Smittybilt, but that the finish on the Smittybilt is disappointing and flakes off fairly soon. I agree you get what you pay for and I'd rather buy one at a time and get what I really want than settle for less to have it all right now. I really researched all the reviews on Jeepforum before ordering... of course everyone has a different budget and needs different features with their armor... so really, in the end you should buy what makes you happy.

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well i only have aboue 500$ to spend and i dont need anything crazy i wheel hard everyonce and a while. i have front and rear recovery but i also feel like the bumpers from smitty will enhance the look of the jeep and help with armor all for the right price

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Then go for it! I think they look good and most people in the reviews section are quite happy with them.

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post #7 of 10 Old 06-12-2011, 08:58 PM
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If your budget is limited, and you need actual protection:

Engine skid and bellypan skids first. Then Rocker guards. Bumpers later. Throw tire in the back for now, strap it down.

Cute looking bumpers are worthless after you rip a hole in your oilpan. I also wouldn't go Smittybilt, there are a number of far better built options that are in a similar price point... like top quality used stuff.

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-14-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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nothing used in jerey i searched CL and JF

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I have heard a lot of good about the Smittybilt, but that the finish on the Smittybilt is disappointing and flakes off fairly soon.
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I also wouldn't go Smittybilt, there are a number of far better built options that are in a similar price point... like top quality used stuff.
I have ran the following bumpers for over three years without any complaints:

http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Bumpers-Jeep..._pn=S%2fB76740

http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Bumpers-Jeep..._pn=S%2fB76651

-As for paint, mine have faded slightly but are still black.
-As for flaking I haven't had any.
-I know some people have had problems with the way the tire carrier mounts/welds to the bumper and this is the only negative thing I can honestly say anything about.
I will leave off saying I totaled out a car with the front bumper. The bumper didn't bend and the only damage was two dime size paint chips.
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-15-2011, 06:53 AM
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x2 on upgrading other pieces instead of bumpers and rocker guards. I'd be more worried about getting an engine and/or oil skid as well as upgrading the stock tie-rod before I'd be worried about looks. But thats just me.
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