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Unread 09-01-2012, 06:15 AM   #1
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Bumper weight and loss of lift?

I tried a search but again. No real threads or my wording isn't right.

I'm looking at the smittybilt src bumpers front and back. The stock bumpers I assume are light even with the fogs. So will after market bumper add weight enough that ride height is noticeably lower? I understand that they are metal and more rugged but I don't want to have a lowered jeep

The src look to be a stubby and rear looks fairly light

I don't want it any lower than it is lol.

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Unread 09-01-2012, 07:12 AM   #2
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It wont be noticeable. It might lower it by a quarter to half inch at the most, and probably not that much. Think about the weight of a passenger. The bumpers won't amount to any more squat than that.
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Thanks. I'll keep my eyes peeled for a deal now.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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AEV has some info about their bumper wieght vs. stock and how much it will lower a JK. It is under FAQ on their site
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AEV has some info about their bumper wieght vs. stock and how much it will lower a JK. It is under FAQ on their site
Awesome. Thanks I will definitely check it out.
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Unread 09-02-2012, 05:03 AM   #6
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Bumper alone = no big deal... Add a winch and front skid plate = more like 1" sag.
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While my bumper is only a stubby, I don't think I had any noticeable sag. I did have a chance to look a the Smittybuilt at the local shop in town and I'd say that it is considerably heavier than mine, though I don't think it will have that big of an effect. No Return is right, adding the winch (80lbs) and skids is where you start noticing!
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So basically a 2" lift like I plan and bumpers/winch will bring me roughly back to Stock height? Gees Louise I can't win!

4" long arm it is . I wish
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I added up the weight of the bumper/winch combo I'm looking at and figured it weighs a little less than I do so I sat on my bumper and had my wife measure the drop, I lost about 5/8" on the front. Now remove the weight of the factory bumper and the difference will be even less. Not a major drop really but it did add ammo for me to convince her I need a bigger lift. lol
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I added up the weight of the bumper/winch combo I'm looking at and figured it weighs a little less than I do so I sat on my bumper and had my wife measure the drop, I lost about 5/8" on the front. Now remove the weight of the factory bumper and the difference will be even less. Not a major drop really but it did add ammo for me to convince her I need a bigger lift. lol
Lmao!!! Ill try that too
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Unread 09-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #11
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I've got a 012 Rubicon w trailer tow. When I installed a Warn Elite front bumper and Warn M8000 winch I lost a measured 3/4" @ centerline of front wheels to fender. Daystar 3/4" spring spacers brought it up to where it was stock. Alignment was checked at dealer who said it was within spec. Hope that helps a little.
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I've got a 012 Rubicon w trailer tow. When I installed a Warn Elite front bumper and Warn M8000 winch I lost a measured 3/4" @ centerline of front wheels to fender. Daystar 3/4" spring spacers brought it up to where it was stock. Alignment was checked at dealer who said it was within spec. Hope that helps a little.
How did the bumper, winch and spacers affect ride quality on the highway?
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I added up the weight of the bumper/winch combo I'm looking at and figured it weighs a little less than I do so I sat on my bumper and had my wife measure the drop, I lost about 5/8" on the front. Now remove the weight of the factory bumper and the difference will be even less. Not a major drop really but it did add ammo for me to convince her I need a bigger lift. lol
i was going to suggest this too! manufacturer sites usually have at least shipping weight u could use too.
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Buddy of mine in TX who has a truck custom shop that do nothing but lift and outfit trucks and Jeeps told me to wait just a bit on the bumpers. Said Smittybilt should be having a "special" in the next few weeks. Buy front and rear bumpers and they will throw in the fenders for free!
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Buddy of mine in TX who has a truck custom shop that do nothing but lift and outfit trucks and Jeeps told me to wait just a bit on the bumpers. Said Smittybilt should be having a "special" in the next few weeks. Buy front and rear bumpers and they will throw in the fenders for free!
Really!!!! I'll keep looking online. If under something I'll post it here
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