post #16 of Old 10-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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My vote is for the first one, thats the one that I will buy one day. However I want the bull bar, not the "stinger" personally!


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post #17 of Old 10-08-2012, 08:50 PM
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If you're gonna buy a bumper, buy one made in the USA from a company that actually employs quality control. This is a concept foreign to Rugged Ridge.

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post #18 of Old 10-08-2012, 11:33 PM
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If you're gonna buy a bumper, buy one made in the USA from a company that actually employs quality control. This is a concept foreign to Rugged Ridge.
Your AEV wheels are made in China.
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post #19 of Old 10-09-2012, 08:13 AM
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I'm looking at the ACE stubby with stinger. Actually, im looking at all things ACE, in love with their fenders, rock rails and rear carrier also.
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If you're gonna buy a bumper, buy one made in the USA from a company that actually employs quality control. This is a concept foreign to Rugged Ridge.
Hi Spank, what I would like to know from you is. What do you buy when someone like me likes the modular idea? I think being modular means if something is busted you can easily repair, no need to thow everything out and start over. Or another scenario would be that you can remove the broken or dented piece and repair that only. The piece to be repaired not being as heavy can be handled by 1 person instead of 2. Futhermore I don't have enough experience in welding and don't have a welder, but have many sockets and keys.
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Does an American company make Modular Bumpers? Who are they?
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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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post #23 of Old 10-09-2012, 01:03 PM
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I was looking for a vid very similar to that, but point made...well built stingers absolutely WILL stop a roll over when they're properly gusseted. That is their primary purpose.
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post #25 of Old 10-09-2012, 01:58 PM
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Your AEV wheels are made in China.
Which has what to do with bumpers?

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Hi Spank, what I would like to know from you is. What do you buy when someone like me likes the modular idea? I think being modular means if something is busted you can easily repair, no need to thow everything out and start over. Or another scenario would be that you can remove the broken or dented piece and repair that only. The piece to be repaired not being as heavy can be handled by 1 person instead of 2. Futhermore I don't have enough experience in welding and don't have a welder, but have many sockets and keys.
The only way you're going to break or dent a bumper from wheeling, regardless of China, USA, modular or not, is if you flat out plow the thing into a rock, tree, another vehicle, etc. Modular applications are for look, not function. They're a marketing ploy and there's a reason why most aftermarket manufacturers don't offer them.

Besides, if you really want to go for a stinger, get one that's welded to the bumper, not bolted on.

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Which has what to do with bumpers?

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post #27 of Old 10-09-2012, 03:52 PM
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^^^^What he said. It's funny that you knock bumpers made in China but have no problem buying wheels made in China.

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post #28 of Old 10-09-2012, 04:37 PM
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^^^^What he said. It's funny that you knock bumpers made in China but have no problem buying wheels made in China.
Why is that funny? They aren't mutually exclusive.

My wheels from China have been great. My two different bumpers from China were not. Just because the bumpers sucked doesn't mean everything else does, too. I'm pretty sure my Warn lights came out of China, too, and they've been great.

I'm not necessarily bashing China so much as I am Rugged Ridge. They make some cool products. They just tend to make them poorly.

My old Rugged Ridge stubby front bumper started flaking off powdercoating and the threading for the bolts that held the hoop on withered away in less than a year. I had their rear bumper and tire carrier for a week before returning it because the ends of the bumper were warped, the latch was pathetic, some of the bolts couldn't reach the frame, and the bearings on the pivot were rusted right out of the box. Rugged Ridge was nice enough to send some replacement parts, but unfortunately none of them addressed the issue.

I tried Rancho's JK rear bumper and it was a joke, too. The holes for the carrier pivot weren't drilled correctly, nor was the bumper designed in a way that let you completely open it without hitting the tub. After spending a couple of hours doing Rancho's quality control job for them by redrilling holes and bending things back into place, the bumper was adequate for a while.

My wheels? I bolted them on and that was it. No issues.

So yeah, I have a problem with Chinese-made JK bumpers, but have no problem with Chinese-made wheels.

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post #29 of Old 10-09-2012, 04:43 PM
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Dude, settle down...we're only messing around.

Rugged Ridge, outside of accessory-type stuff, is complete junk. If it requires structural integrity, I don't trust them to make it.
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Poison Spyder all the Way , with or without the Brawler Bar, I just put one on my JKUR and love it.

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