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Unread 10-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Bumpers!!!!

I can't decide which bumper to get. I have the black Jeep and am deciding between the two bumpers in the other pictures, also of I get the one with the stinger, I'm not sure whether to get the sides on it or just get it as a stubby... Any opinions?

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Unread 10-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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I've always been a fan of the stubbies.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Before you buy try and think of weather or not your going to keep your stock fenders.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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Having trouble attaching the image i want but its just the bumper without the ends caps and the stinger
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Unread 10-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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Personally I am not a fan of stingers so I would go with the one on the blue jeep. Also I like how high it sits to the fenders, not so big of a gap as the other one. I have the ARB.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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I started with a bull bar from JCR - changed directions and moved to a stinger
from LoD.



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Unread 10-05-2012, 12:25 AM   #7
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I'm just a little biased.




That being said if I had a two door, I would opt for the stubby with stinger look.
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Unread 10-05-2012, 06:54 AM   #8
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Unread 10-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #9
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Can someone tell me the point of the stinger?

Why does it stick so far out & up.
Obviosuly there's an advantage in some peoples eyes, I just can't figure it.
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Unread 10-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #10
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For most Jeeps you'll see in here, there is no purpose, other than looking cool

Textbook, this is the purpose:

Edit: actually the second video doesn't appear to make contact with the stinger...that driver was a dummy though, his foot in the brake is what was sending him *** over end


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Unread 10-05-2012, 09:00 AM   #11
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I would assume its to stop the jeep from crushing an expensive winch/bumper and create a buffer zone to save the front end. I like the look and I also like stubby bumpers. I want the smittybilt xrc and add a light bar instead o stinger
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Unread 10-06-2012, 05:49 AM   #12
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I would assume its to stop the jeep from crushing an expensive winch/bumper and create a buffer zone to save the front end. I like the look and I also like stubby bumpers. I want the smittybilt xrc and add a light bar instead o stinger
Yeah that's not the point of a stinger at all, that's what a bull bar is for. A proper stinger stops forward roll.
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Unread 10-06-2012, 07:25 AM   #13
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Yeah that's not the point of a stinger at all, that's what a bull bar is for. A proper stinger stops forward roll.
That's was gonna be my other idea
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Unread 10-06-2012, 07:34 AM   #14
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Can someone tell me the point of the stinger?

Why does it stick so far out & up.
Obviosuly there's an advantage in some peoples eyes, I just can't figure it.
Most stingers are poorly engineered. The purpose is to fold back and take out the hood and radiator support in a minor wreck.
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Unread 10-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #15
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Most stingers are poorly engineered. The purpose is to fold back and take out the hood and radiator support in a minor wreck.
Just ask ArticRubi about how strong his stinger bar was against a tree. I look at them as a way to nudge the slow-poke in front of you. They certainly will NOT stop a roll over.
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