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Unread 01-28-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Rokmen 'build your own front bumper'

Does anyone have a picture or review of the Rokmen 4" 'fab your own bumper'? I was thinking about getting one since there only about $100 but i would like to know what they look like on a jeep. Anyone have any pictures or reviews on them?

http://www.rokmen.com/tj_products/di...nt_bumper.html

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If your comfortable with welding that together, why not buy the steel yourself? They are literally charging you a ton for buying square steel tubing from them.

You could buy the steel from a metal shop and have them cut it for you for a lot cheaper that. That's the most basic design I have ever seen, they even give you most the dimensions.

You can probably find a 2x4x48 inch steel tube for just over 20 or 30 bucks, and get it in 1/4 which will literally make them bullet proof. Shackle mounts can be found anywhere.
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Thats why i wanted a picture to see if there was anything special about it or not
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Thats why i wanted a picture to see if there was anything special about it or not
The most complicated part is the frame mounts, but all you would need is a piece of C steel.

Here's a mockup of my rer bumper, it's basically the same thing as my front bumper except the shackle mounts are farther apart and mounted where the frame rails are.

Edit: Oh, and it's 2" wide.

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Does anyone have a picture or review of the Rokmen 4" 'fab your own bumper'? I was thinking about getting one since there only about $100 but i would like to know what they look like on a jeep. Anyone have any pictures or reviews on them?

http://www.rokmen.com/tj_products/di...nt_bumper.html
If you can weld, that's not a bad deal...IMO
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The most complicated part is the frame mounts, but all you would need is a piece of C steel.

Here's a mockup of my rer bumper, it's basically the same thing as my front bumper except the shackle mounts are farther apart and mounted where the frame rails are.

Edit: Oh, and it's 2" wide.

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That looks pretty good, how do you plan to attach it?
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That looks pretty good, how do you plan to attach it?
Oh, they are a couple years old. This is a mockup I did along with a new rear crossmember because mine is destroyed.

But the front is mounted with two pieces of C metal cut to the size of the frame. Nothing fancy. They may not be the most complicated design, but I like how they look and are virtually indestructible. Here's a picture of of it on the Jeep, you can kinda see the mounts. Even this picture is almost a year old because the Jeeps not even the same color anymore...

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Seriously OP, if you have a good metal shop around you, you can probably save 25-35 bucks.
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Oh, they are a couple years old. This is a mockup I did along with a new rear crossmember because mine is destroyed.

But the front is mounted with two pieces of C metal cut to the size of the frame. Nothing fancy. They may not be the most complicated design, but I like how they look and are virtually indestructible. Here's a picture of of it on the Jeep, you can kinda see the mounts. Even this picture is almost a year old because the Jeeps not even the same color anymore...


Seriously OP, if you have a good metal shop around you, you can probably save 25-35 bucks.
I like that, looks more my style. I have to see what other metal shops that are around. Last i checked Maryland Metals wouldn't cut anything for you and you had to buy it in 24' long sections or something like that. It would be nice to have but not worth the price
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I like that, looks more my style. I have to see what other metal shops that are around. Last i checked Maryland Metals wouldn't cut anything for you and you had to buy it in 24' long sections or something like that. It would be nice to have but not worth the price
If you can't find a good metal place, another idea would be getting the longer Rokmen bumper and cut the ends off to give it the same square look mine has, you would just have to find some scrap metal to cap the ends.
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I shouldn't have any issue finding the scrap metal, but if i can find the tube steal at a good price somewhere i would rather get that
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