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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Front Bumper, Rocker Guards w/ Steps, Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier

I am heavily in the market for Bumpers and Rockers at the moment. There are 50 million different brands and types that look great. If you have aftermarket bumpers or Rockers installed on your Jeep, please provide some pics and give me your review of them. Even if it isn't yours and you have good pics and know a lot about the item(s) then please share as well. I want something that's not too heavy to weigh my Jeep down and I want black items (because Chrome went out in the 80's as you guys say haha) so please give some suggestions and show me what you're talking about. I would like to have a front bumper that I can put a few lights on, the rear with a swingaway tire carrier, and the Rockers that double as a step (such as Shrockworks). Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Unread 04-25-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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Unread 04-25-2007, 01:58 PM   #3
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www.nates4x4.com

if you can deal with crappy customer service, dont think you'll beat the price. i run his stuff. he has a few different styles of front bumpers, too.


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2nded on nates.

I was quoted 2 weeks and it took over 6 weeks but the quality is solid.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 02:28 PM   #6
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haha, it was on a maxima, so it was "mad maxima" buttttt, now its on a jeep, and its too bad *** to get rid of.


and as far as nates, i was told there was a 4 week lead time 1 week shipping. it got them 5 weeks after i ordered. good quality, i just painted em up and mounted them.
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haha, it was on a maxima, so it was "mad maxima" buttttt, now its on a jeep, and its too bad *** to get rid of.


and as far as nates, i was told there was a 4 week lead time 1 week shipping. it got them 5 weeks after i ordered. good quality, i just painted em up and mounted them.
how heavy are they? how much am I going to have to worry about sag?
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they're as heavy as any other properly made bumper. They're not light that's for sure... Im not running a tire carrier, just standard tubes front and back with clevis mounts and I think they were around 35-40lbs each.
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Jeeperman. All 4 sides. Great design, great welding, great materials. Front bumper is nice, has built-in winch plate. Rear tire carrier is among the best. The hinge uses axle bearings. Slam shut. The rockers are good for mild off-roading - body mounted stuff will hold up better. It bolts to the frame and can be used as a step.

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the nates front bumper is pretty heavy....

50 pounds maybe?

here's the sag i had and how i fixed it!
before bumper

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after cherokee springs:
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I run the Toys by Troy front bumper because I like the hoop that protects the radiator in the event of a rollover. Though I'll probably remove it when I go flat fender just because it wont look right, at that point I plan to install a Jeeperman front bumper (plumbed as my OBA tank) with the LoD radiator hoop add-on.



In the rear I run a Jeeperman swing-out... expensive, but pretty well thought out and solid as heck.



As for rockers, I like several of the designs out there... but I plan to install a full package with tube fenders, rockers, and rear corner protectors. So... I'm waiting until I can get them all together so they fit together well. Probably either Poison Spyder or TnT Customs.
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Wow. Thanks for the advice guys I really like the ones suggested so far. I've been leaning heavily toward Jeeperman and Shrockworks for both looks and the awesome reviews I've heard. I've also saw a few in Quadratec (Warn, AEV, Highrock 4x4) that looked nice as well. Keep the advice comin' I really appreciate it!
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I'm running the Smitty built SRC series and have been real happy with them. As far as weight the front wasn't heavy enough to make the front end sag until I installed the winch and that was an easy fix with a couple of spacers.
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I'm running the Smitty built SRC series and have been real happy with them. As far as weight the front wasn't heavy enough to make the front end sag until I installed the winch and that was an easy fix with a couple of spacers.
Wow those look great. I have never seen bumpers like that they look very original and tough. I will definitely look into those. And off topic I really like those tail lights Are those street legal?
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Wow those look great. I have never seen bumpers like that they look very original and tough. I will definitely look into those. And off topic I really like those tail lights Are those street legal?
Those are ORO LiteDots. They are street legal, but you'll technically need to add some reflective tape to the rear and side, which I believe is provided with the taillights. You'll also need to add a seperate light for your license plate.
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