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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:11 AM   #5341
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Today's Jeeping: Work, work and more work. Anyone got thoughts on a minimalist front bumper design? As mentioned way back in the before-time, I'm going to do an integral crossmember/bumper in the rear...but I haven't put a great deal of thought to the front and I need to start considering it at some point. About the only thing I've determined is that I'll likely run an M8000 winch with synthetic line and that I don't want to hang a lot of bumper outboard of my frame; that should help to keep things light.

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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:30 AM   #5342
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Today's Jeeping: Work, work and more work. Anyone got thoughts on a minimalist front bumper design? As mentioned way back in the before-time, I'm going to do an integral crossmember/bumper in the rear...but I haven't put a great deal of thought to the front and I need to start considering it at some point. About the only thing I've determined is that I'll likely run an M8000 winch with synthetic line and that I don't want to hang a lot of bumper outboard of my frame; that should help to keep things light.
You should really read my thread more.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #5343
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Today's Jeeping: Work, work and more work. Anyone got thoughts on a minimalist front bumper design? As mentioned way back in the before-time, I'm going to do an integral crossmember/bumper in the rear...but I haven't put a great deal of thought to the front and I need to start considering it at some point. About the only thing I've determined is that I'll likely run an M8000 winch with synthetic line and that I don't want to hang a lot of bumper outboard of my frame; that should help to keep things light.
Look @ the Savvy design. There's barely enough room to fit my swayloc. Very minimalist & function over form. It still looks good with smooth radius curves instead of mitered corners like most bumpers. I've never been a fan of the 2x4 box with chopped corners look though.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:29 AM   #5344
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This company has some really nice bumper designs.

http://www.jcroffroad.com/
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:46 AM   #5345
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Jcr has very high quality stuff. My brother runs their armor on his xj, and they can take a beating. Not real light though.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #5346
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Today's Jeeping: Work, work and more work. Anyone got thoughts on a minimalist front bumper design? As mentioned way back in the before-time, I'm going to do an integral crossmember/bumper in the rear...but I haven't put a great deal of thought to the front and I need to start considering it at some point. About the only thing I've determined is that I'll likely run an M8000 winch with synthetic line and that I don't want to hang a lot of bumper outboard of my frame; that should help to keep things light.
Here is my recommendation. Its relatively low priced and keeping in mind the "safety" of things ARB crash tests their stuff. I like mine a lot.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12000_1001_07.htm


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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #5347
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You should really read my thread more.
I second this because I want the order filled so I can get mine. It is aluminum too.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:03 PM   #5348
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You should really read my thread more.
It's sort of funny; about nine minutes after I posted that comment, I thought "Hey...wait...I'm an idiot." Then I went back to look and see what you had been doing, and...well...we know what happened, then.

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Look @ the Savvy design. There's barely enough room to fit my swayloc. Very minimalist & function over form. It still looks good with smooth radius curves instead of mitered corners like most bumpers. I've never been a fan of the 2x4 box with chopped corners look though.
I really like Savvy's front bumper, although I would personally like it better if it had tighter radii instead of the wide stuff; I know that's not possible in 6061, though. The overall design is simplistic and elegant, though. Good suggestion.

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Jcr has very high quality stuff. My brother runs their armor on his xj, and they can take a beating. Not real light though.
I've looked at JCR's stuff as well, and they've got some cool designs, too. They are a bit heavy, but aside from the weight penalty it's a great suggestion. Thanks!

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Here is my recommendation. Its relatively low priced and keeping in mind the "safety" of things ARB crash tests their stuff. I like mine a lot.
I like ARB as well, but their front bumpers are heavy and WIDE...which is exactly what I have now and what I'm discovering I need to have less of.

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I second this because I want the order filled so I can get mine. It is aluminum too.
I'd do it in a heartbeat, if I could...but regardless of the fact that the price is right and the design is very nice, I still have to have the caps on hand to pay for it and I simply does not has them at current. Maybe I can sweet talk Danno into holding onto one for awhile, though.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #5349
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At one point there were talks of some homebrew bumper fab, was that just rear?
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Unread 08-19-2013, 10:12 PM   #5350
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At one point there were talks of some homebrew bumper fab, was that just rear?
No, it was front and rear, but the rear design was already decided upon; the front hasn't yet been given a great deal of brain-time, and that was why I was requesting thoughts on the design.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 10:22 PM   #5351
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Well I cant offer much advise seeing as I'm a JK owner now and apparently we just buy things But I know that you could fab up something like the ARB. Though I think a lightweight stubby would be better suited to the wasteland...
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It's sort of funny; about nine minutes after I posted that comment, I thought "Hey...wait...I'm an idiot." Then I went back to look and see what you had been doing, and...well...we know what happened, then.
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I really like savvys front bumper. I also liked the jeep "shrink ray TJ" that JP magazine built, they shortened the front frame on. I like the look of mine and I like the lights in them, but I find myself drawn more and more to minimalist jeep builds and I am sure my jeep would like the weight shaving. I have 2 problems though. 1 I dont want to lose the lights and 2 I think removing the weight would raise me up a bit more and create possible drive line vibes.

My rampage bumpers need to come off soon though the powdercoat (if you can call it that) SUCKS and my bumpers are rusting and flaking.
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I really like savvys front bumper. I also liked the jeep "shrink ray TJ" that JP magazine built, they shortened the front frame on. I like the look of mine and I like the lights in them, but I find myself drawn more and more to minimalist jeep builds and I am sure my jeep would like the weight shaving. I have 2 problems though. 1 I dont want to lose the lights and 2 I think removing the weight would raise me up a bit more and create possible drive line vibes.

My rampage bumpers need to come off soon though the powdercoat (if you can call it that) SUCKS and my bumpers are rusting and flaking.
Rattle can black is your friend. That's what I do to all my armor. I think I've given up on looking into powder coating. If it was a garaged show jeep, yes, but not used like we use them. Rattle can is cheaper & much easier to touch up.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 06:07 AM   #5355
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Well I cant offer much advise seeing as I'm a JK owner now and apparently we just buy things
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But I know that you could fab up something like the ARB. Though I think a lightweight stubby would be better suited to the wasteland...
That's exactly my line of thought. I've got something like the ARB already, and I want to go smaller, lighter and less tire-shrouding; that will be a solid option for varied terrain.

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Power trip.
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I really like savvys front bumper. I also liked the jeep "shrink ray TJ" that JP magazine built, they shortened the front frame on. I like the look of mine and I like the lights in them, but I find myself drawn more and more to minimalist jeep builds and I am sure my jeep would like the weight shaving. I have 2 problems though. 1 I dont want to lose the lights and 2 I think removing the weight would raise me up a bit more and create possible drive line vibes. My rampage bumpers need to come off soon though the powdercoat (if you can call it that) SUCKS and my bumpers are rusting and flaking.
We're lined-up in thought, here. I am leaning more towards minimalist as well, and I'm not a huge fan of powdercoating in damage-prone areas; it's too hard to fix.

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Rattle can black is your friend. That's what I do to all my armor. I think I've given up on looking into powder coating. If it was a garaged show jeep, yes, but not used like we use them. Rattle can is cheaper & much easier to touch up.
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