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Unread 07-01-2014, 06:12 AM   #1
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JcrOffroad Prototyping and Redesigns!

One of the things that we feel defines our company is continuing to innovate and not rest on our laurels. It's been since 2011 since we've looked at back at our latest Cherokee bumper line-up.

Three years later and the market has transformed and evolved! The look of our current line-up is starting to look dated. The new JK's sporting edgier and more aggressive lines, LED pod lights are becoming a commodity and therefor more affordable.

While on the road at shows this year, we've been shocked at the amount of interest in us bringing our XJ to shows. The problem, our poor XJ has seen better days :sad: rusty doors, dents, and bad paint! So we went on a quest, fount a rust free 2001 with 66k on the ticker. The plan is to build up on new XJ as well as redesign, update and prototype new product for the Cherokee!

We've decided to start with our front bumpers, going right after our big sellers!

If you follow us on Facebook (www.faceboook.com/JcrOffroad) then you probably have already seen some of this stuff...but none the less...let's get this started!

First up is a redesign of our Deluxe front bumper!

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We sell a TON of prerunner bumper bumpers, so we want to make sure we don't step on our own toes! We first tried our current prerunner tube work and it was very 'meh'.



Next, we stole a tube we use on our JK Vanguard bumper, now that's better!

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While we worked on wrapping up the new non-winch bumper, Mike was already hard at work on the new winch bumper design!





The first winch version was cut out yesterday, so hopefully we'll have some pictures a little later today!

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The XJ Vanguard first prototype:
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Oh that's niiiccceeeee.

While I picked it up second hand, I'm more than impressed with your original Deluxe front bumper. I've got a set of Classic sliders waiting to go on to compliment ya'lls tcase skid I've been abusing for over a year now.

Keep up the good work gentleman and thanks for showing some XJ love!

Edit: What are the chances the vanguard hoop would be available for sale stand alone? I could see adding that to my original bumper down the road. I like how the hoop follows the hood lines.
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Edit: What are the chances the vanguard hoop would be available for sale stand alone? I could see adding that to my original bumper down the road. I like how the hoop follows the hood lines.
Yup, we'll have all of our production tube work on our site soon.
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I just had to buy my bumper last summer haha the new stuff looks fantastic!
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What's the purpose of the trapezoidal cutouts on the lower front panel? I'm seeing those all over the place lately and hadn't noticed them before.
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The XJ Vanguard first prototype:
Looks pretty good. But I don't know if those welds will hold up to much abuse



But for real, the bumper looks pretty good, but I always feel like the hoops look off on the cherokee.
But tell me more about those headlights too.
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I like the cut outs for the led pods. I actually did that myself to one of your DIY front bumpers a few months ago.
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What's the purpose of the trapezoidal cutouts on the lower front panel? I'm seeing those all over the place lately and hadn't noticed them before.
They are Hi-lift Jacking points.
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But tell me more about those headlights too.
Those are Truck-Lite LED headlights. They are TOTALLY BA! such an upgrade of stock headlights in every way.
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They are Hi-lift Jacking points.
Very slick guys.. So uhhh, if you need some product testing done feel free to send a bumper my way...
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The XJ Vanguard first prototype:
I'll do a free review, if you send me one.
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They are Hi-lift Jacking points.
Ah well that makes perfect sense!
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