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Unread 02-26-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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JCR Bumper Strength?

I am in the market for front and rear bumpers. I really need a winch bumper after this last weekends fiasco (long story) and the ability to move the winch from the front to the rear if needed. This lead me to the JCR site, where I noticed that their bumpers can be configured with a 2" receiver, and that they sell a reciever winch cradle.

My question is, would these receiver options be strong enough to pull out an XJ? I would think that the class III weight limit of the receiver would easily be exceeded with a loaded XJ. In a perfect world, I would like to be able to move the winch to whatever side I need it on. I often wheel alone in "expeditionary mode" so this versatility is a must.

Hopefully JCR will chime in on this one.

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Unread 02-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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Jcr makes some of the best bumpers. Just get the tie in brackets if your gonna be winching. I actually plan on getting both of their bumpers with the 2" hitch and the winch cradle
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Unread 02-27-2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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The nice thing about those receiver winch cradles is the ability to take them off, and store your winch inside the vehicle to keep it out of the elements and such.

I can't speak on the quality of any bumpers, since I've been looking at a few myself, specifically ones where I could do what you want to do with the receiver winch.
Just be mindful that your hitch pin is rated for whatever you're getting yourself into (or out of in this case).
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Unread 02-27-2012, 01:03 AM   #4
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Jcr makes some of the best bumpers. Just get the tie in brackets if your gonna be winching. I actually plan on getting both of their bumpers with the 2" hitch and the winch cradle
I haven't seen any bad reviews of JCR bumpers. They look like they can take the abuse. I mainly just want the versatility of swapping winch positions without comprimising too much strength.

I may go with them anyways since their track record is so good.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 08:24 AM   #5
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I used my JCR DIY rear bumper for the first time yesterday, but pulled on the D-rings.



The DIY comes with a bracing for the receiver, and if you weld it front and back, it would be, IMO plenty strong. However, if you really wanted to add some beef, you could add some gussets to either their fully built unit, or the DIY. Either way, i gave mine a good tug yesterday and it didn't budge. Great product IMO.
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They are plenty strong.. I had to get tugged out yesterday from my front one and no issues. (I have the tie in braces)
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This is the worst I've been stuck, both axles and belly bottomed out and I winched out with no signs of bumper movement, it's also strong pushing 2000lb dumpsters
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Unread 03-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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I have two of their bumpers and they are great. I have the older generation model. The only problem with them lately is it seems that there prices have skyrocketed in the last year ever since their new generation came out.
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Unread 03-02-2012, 12:31 PM   #9
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I haven't seen any bad reviews of JCR bumpers. They look like they can take the abuse. I mainly just want the versatility of swapping winch positions without comprimising too much strength.

I may go with them anyways since their track record is so good.
I had good luck with mine, but have a look at Gord1895's build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...l#post13152921

I really want to like their products, mine came out great. But i witnessed first hand the issues with his bumper, and JCR's unwillingness to come clean and really help with resolving issues with their products.
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Unread 03-02-2012, 03:13 PM   #10
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I liked the front DIY kit enough to pick up a second (rear). I had fitment issues with the receiver bit, but a bit of filing and a piece of 1" angle solved that pretty quick.

Will see how the rear comes out. I am hesitant on the strength of the tie ins, as the front tie in is pretty beefy.
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Will see how the rear comes out. I am hesitant on the strength of the tie ins, as the front tie in is pretty beefy.
We have now been making Jeep XJ bumpers for 9 years now. We have always used the same rear bumper tie-in's. We have not had a single failure of our rear bumper and tie-in setup.

One word of caution, with the DIY line, the weak point is honestly the person's skills putting it together.
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I had good luck with mine, but have a look at Gord1895's build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...l#post13152921

I really want to like their products, mine came out great. But i witnessed first hand the issues with his bumper, and JCR's unwillingness to come clean and really help with resolving issues with their products.
The solution we had for Gord1895 was to slot the holes back a little bit further or drill new holes. We mounted an XD9000i on the bumper we built before production (which is pictured on our site). Nothing changed. I honestly have no idea why he is having issues, but with our DIY products you may have to do a little massaging here an there. It's hard for us to really give clear answers when someone else is putting the product together.

We have since slotted the holes on our DIY Winch bumper.

One thing for sure, if this becomes a tread with our DIY stuff, we will dump it. I won't let our reputation on quality be judged on something we don't build in house.
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My question is, would these receiver options be strong enough to pull out an XJ? I would think that the class III weight limit of the receiver would easily be exceeded with a loaded XJ. In a perfect world, I would like to be able to move the winch to whatever side I need it on. I often wheel alone in "expeditionary mode" so this versatility is a must.

Hopefully JCR will chime in on this one.
We build our product to be yanked on, winched on and handle the riggers of offroad use. You won't find a better product for a better price. We also offer a lifetime warranty on our products, find that with other companies!
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We build our product to be yanked on, winched on and handle the riggers of offroad use. You won't find a better product
Ahmen.... Love my JCR bumber! Good pricing and very stout!

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Unread 03-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #15
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i have crusaders front and rear basic bumpers.. had a couple good tugs from my back but not my front as i dont have the tie ins and didnt wanna take a chance. as long as you get the tie ins you should be good.. On a side note did Jcr prices go up? Was on the website and noticed there prices werent the same, whats with that? I had planned on buying one of the winch bumpers from them but since the prices have gone up i might have to go somewhere else
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