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post #76 of 81 Old 10-05-2009, 01:21 PM
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Those aren't SRC bumpers. I'm talking about the tube SRC bumpers like the one I have in front and the matching one they make for the rear.

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post #77 of 81 Old 10-05-2009, 01:27 PM
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ohhh i got ya. Well what about the front bumper. Any cons other than the winch plate?. I mean i honestly dont think i would need a winch or be using one, but if anything, yet again smitty bilt makes a winch hahaha
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post #78 of 81 Old 10-05-2009, 01:48 PM
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The front's fine. Doesn't seem like the sturdiest thing, but like I said it's never been really tested (i.e. dropped hard into a rock or in a fender-bender or whatever), so I can't say for sure. It may stand up solid, or it may give in like a Frenchman. I'll probably be selling mine at some point so I can build one exactly like I want.

One thing to note is that if you use or plan to use a torsion style sway bar replacement (e.g. Currie Anti-Rock, ORO SwayLOC) you may have problems because it partially covers the front crossmember tube with very little space between the plate and the tube. I guess you could always cut it if you have the tools. See this pic for what I mean:

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post #79 of 81 Old 06-20-2010, 01:20 AM
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So what was the end vote on this one? Scrap or not?
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post #80 of 81 Old 11-03-2010, 04:33 AM
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I like the tire carrier except mine leans backwards and and looks weird when seen from the side. I had to add washers on the bottom bolts in between the frame and the bumper to rotate it forward a little.
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post #81 of 81 Old 08-14-2011, 11:05 PM
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Because of the Sh*ttybilt powdercoat, I've heard of some people rhino-lining the front src bumper. Is this a better, tougher option that won't wear off after 1-2 years?

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