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post #1 of 4 Old 03-01-2006, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Regular or Stubby Bumper?

Looking into options for a front bumper and why there are regular and stubby lengths, usually 48" or 60"? Is it just for trail/tire clearance? Is there a reason why I'd want one over the other? What are the pros and cons? TIA

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-01-2006, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by btburke
Looking into options for a front bumper and why there are regular and stubby lengths, usually 48" or 60"? Is it just for trail/tire clearance? Is there a reason why I'd want one over the other? What are the pros and cons? TIA
Typically the longer bumper will protect your fender flares if you have stock flares on or larger than stock but it will limit your approach angle

If you have flat fenders or no fenders at all a stubby bumper would increase approach angle on certain lines being as there would be nothing in the way of your tire to grab and no reason for the bumper to protect anything there

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If you do fairly tough trails or rock crawl, shorter bumpers will create fewer problems. I still have the old 58" bumpers I installed nearly 10 years ago and the ends of 'em are getting chewed up from the rocks. I'm either going to chop them off when I get a round tuit or buy some new stubby bumpers!

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