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Unread 06-08-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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I'm looking for new bumpers. I like the JRC Mid Width Full Sunk bumper.
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Cost is around $500. I don't plan to run a winch, but it's nice to have that as a future option. I like the D-Rings and integrated fog lights. Any other options I should consider (i.e. front skid plate)?

Are there other bumpers that have a similar look that I should consider?

What should I run for the rear? I would want D-Rings and integrated lights. Tire carrier not a requirement as I plan to run 33's, which I believe the stock tailgate will support.

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Unread 06-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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I like the look of the JRC bumpers, too, though I plan to go with AEV. I've always wondered what JRC's quality is like, though, because I never hear anyone talk about having their products.

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Unread 06-08-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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I like the AEV, but isn't that like $1,000 just for one bumper?-
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Unread 06-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #4
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I like the AEV, but isn't that like $1,000 just for one bumper?-
Yah but like everything else, ya get what ya pay for. I have the AEV premium and it is awesome. The welds are amazing and the coating they use has survived a Canadian winter without any signs of corrosion.
If you plan on keeping the Jeep a long time AEV bumpers are worth the extra.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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Yah but like everything else, ya get what ya pay for. I have the AEV premium and it is awesome. The welds are amazing and the coating they use has survived a Canadian winter without any signs of corrosion.
If you plan on keeping the Jeep a long time AEV bumpers are worth the extra.
Exactly.

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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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I would like to hear some reviews/opinions on the JCR bumpers as well!
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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #7
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I like the looks of that bumper too. It would be nice though if it had a hoop on it for when going through heavily overgrown trails and whatnot. I also donít care for when manufactures cutout their logos in things. Other than that it has nice lines and is very clean looking.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #8
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I've got the JCR midwidth prerunner. It has several things going for it.

It's made right here in the USA
The quality is great. Good welds, good fit.
When I called them on the phone with questions they actually answered it.

I also have their rear bumper with the rotopax carrier.

I do agree with 1222, I don't like the Cutout logo's, but if it bothered me too much, about 30 minutes with a mig and grinder and that could be fixed.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #9
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...I do agree with 1222, I don't like the Cutout logo's, but if it bothered me too much, about 30 minutes with a mig and grinder and that could be fixed.
That is so true and is what I did with my Mopar front bumper a few years back. I cut out a rectangular section around the logo and welded in steel plate and ground smooth.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 03:34 AM   #10
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I really like the Warn front bumpers. Want to get one soon!
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Unread 06-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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Anyone have any experience with Paramount bumpers?

They have some great looking options with built in LED lights for around $500

http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/s...d_bumpers.html
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Unread 06-10-2013, 10:07 PM   #12
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I'm kind of loving the look of this ace bumper. Just the led light gets me worried driving on the road and blinding that crap out of everyone!
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:32 AM   #13
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Oh I like that ACE bumper.

You can turn the LED's off on the road :P
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:57 AM   #14
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I like the look of the JRC bumpers, too, though I plan to go with AEV. I've always wondered what JRC's quality is like, though, because I never hear anyone talk about having their products.
Try searching JCR instead of JRC.

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I would like to hear some reviews/opinions on the JCR bumpers as well!
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/j...-them-1400553/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/j...plate-1341716/

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jcr...ed-226255.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/jcr-...-a-235670.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rea...on-233731.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/jcr-...ll-217740.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jcr...ch-228638.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jcr...ad-136672.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jcr...st-216703.html

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-show-tell...umpers-258884/

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-show-tell...-parts-255506/

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-show-tell...roject-255895/

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-show-tell...er-pre-252506/

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups...review-220190/

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-show-tell...bumper-221289/

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-show-tell...bumper-219423/

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Unread 06-11-2013, 07:55 AM   #15
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My bad on getting the name wrong.

I really like these bumpers more and more. Few more questions.

1. I'm assuming you remove the front air dam when installing the new bumper. If so, does that mean I need a front skid plate to replace it?

2. I don't plan to run a winch anytime soon. Do you offer a plate to cover the hole in the full sunk, mid width bumper?

3. I like the "standard" rear bumper you offer. Does that work with my factory tow package, or does it replace my existing tow hitch receiver?

4. Finally, should I have the need to add a tire carrier later, can this be added to the "standard" rear bumper in the future?
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