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Unread 07-29-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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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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Unread 07-29-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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$765 for a winch plate, shackles, and a hoop?
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Unread 07-29-2009, 06:30 PM   #3
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yeah way over priced
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Unread 07-29-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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Are U Crazy Thats About The Same Price As Road Armors Front Bumper
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Unread 07-29-2009, 06:36 PM   #5
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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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Unread 07-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #6
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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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Unread 07-29-2009, 06:56 PM   #7
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Thank you for the ongoing feedback!

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





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Unread 07-29-2009, 07:37 PM   #8
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It's ok. It's different from anything I've seen. That may help you some.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 07:39 PM   #9
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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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Unread 07-29-2009, 07:46 PM   #10
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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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Unread 07-29-2009, 07:56 PM   #11
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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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Unread 07-29-2009, 10:11 PM   #12
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I don't think this was the reaction that they were hoping for......
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Unread 07-29-2009, 10:33 PM   #13
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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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Unread 07-29-2009, 10:37 PM   #14
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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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Unread 07-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #15
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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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