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post #1 of 230 Old 07-29-2009, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of the MetalCloak Bumper?

EDIT: Here is a pic of the original MetalCloak Frame Built Modular Bumper System that this thread refers to.




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post #2 of 230 Old 07-29-2009, 05:25 PM
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$765 for a winch plate, shackles, and a hoop?

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post #3 of 230 Old 07-29-2009, 05:30 PM
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yeah way over priced

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Are U Crazy Thats About The Same Price As Road Armors Front Bumper

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yeah way over priced


x2......I agree.....its a bit over priced....especially when in the downturn people are coming out with cheaper bumpers

I gotta say though, it looks bad ***

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I think its ugly, what are the bars sticking out from the front for? I hopes its not for looks.



Everyone here is going to have opinions,

sell alot of them = people like it
dont sell alot = people dont like it

pretty simple.
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post #7 of 230 Old 07-29-2009, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the ongoing feedback!

Here is another view... without the hoop...






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It's ok. It's different from anything I've seen. That may help you some.
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can u put a high lift jack under the rings and jack the jeep up? if not i would say take them off they are pointless just showing u one more reason why its a very expensive winch mount plate with a tube hoop

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can u put a high lift jack under the rings and jack the jeep up? if not i would say take them off they are pointless just showing u one more reason why its a very expensive winch mount plate with a tube hoop
Absolutely you can!!! Our shackles are DIRECTLY bolted to the frame, not just welded or bolted to a piece of the bumper, making them MUCH stronger.

The engineering on this was about incredible strength where needed without all the flash and extra sheet metal of those urban warfare types.

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I just checked the site, and the pricing is outrageous... I'm sorry, but I work with stainless all day, and although it is a pricey material, your site has the list price of the complete bumper set at $956?! What grade stainless are you using, and is the tubing also stainless, or only the main section of the bumper? Almost $1,000 for a front bumper is absolutely crazy, a full cage built with DOM tubing is around $700 - $1300..... Stainless steel isn't THAT expensive of a material.
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I just checked the site, and the pricing is outrageous... I'm sorry, but I work with stainless all day, and although it is a pricey material, your site has the list price of the complete bumper set at $956?! What grade stainless are you using, and is the tubing also stainless, or only the main section of the bumper? Almost $1,000 for a front bumper is absolutely crazy, a full cage built with DOM tubing is around $700 - $1300..... Stainless steel isn't THAT expensive of a material.
At the current market, stainless is around 350% percent higher than HRPO.

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sorry to say it, but I was expecting WAY WAY more from you guys.

You have such revolutionary and eye catching fenders, yet this bumper looks awful, the front hoops don't provide any foreseeable benefit to my type of wheeling. The thing is way to wide and WAY over priced.

Hopefully you can bring the price down and do a little redesign work to make it more appealing to the masses.

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I'm unable to decide. I'll need you to send me a free one to put on my 97 TJ so I can get some local feedback and give you a useful answer. Feel free to PM for my shipping address.

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