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Unread 06-29-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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JK Bumpers?

Im sure its been covered before, but i didn t see it.

Are the JK's bumpers made of plastic??? Don't get me wrong, i have never had the opprotunity to take my TJ rock climbing, but if i did, i wouldnt worry that if a rock rubbed against my bumper, that the rock will carve out a small hole in my bumper instead of just scratching it. SO if they are plastic bumpers...what was DC thinking??

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Unread 06-29-2006, 12:37 PM   #2
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Already make a factory winch bumper option and the aftermarket is already researching. Who cares about stick crap anyways? Break it and upgrade.
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Unread 06-29-2006, 01:54 PM   #3
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I believe they're steel wrapped in and capped with plastic.
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Unread 06-29-2006, 04:33 PM   #4
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really? i don't know, i was just judging by the picture, and IMO they look like the same type of plastic material that like the ARB snorkel is made of.
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Unread 06-29-2006, 05:36 PM   #5
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Just one more excuse for a winch bumper and a spare tire carrier in back!
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Unread 06-29-2006, 09:59 PM   #6
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Pretty sure I remember reading that they ARE plastic. Frankly, I'm suprised they've passed the various government standards as long as they have with that chunk of steel they call a bumper on my TJ! lol I'm not too worried; as has been said before, the aftermarket will be coming out with upgrades fairly quickly. Several aftermarket companies have already had access to the JK, so I'm sure it won't take too long.
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Unread 07-01-2006, 10:16 PM   #7
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I believe European law requires a softer front end for vehicles for pedestrian safety. That is one reason the Compass front end has those big cheeks on it. They can't just tell people not to jaywalk. Even in the US there are States that want to outlaw dealers from selling new vehicles that have added grill guards or aftermarket bumpers. Tell the stupid people to get out of the street!
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Unread 07-02-2006, 01:09 PM   #8
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Unless it's changed lately, Europe used to have much LESS strict bumper requirements. Back when I had a Focus, the European-spec bumpers were much smaller and less bulbous than the US-spec cars, since they didn't require the same level of impact absorbtion. That's as recently as 2004; it may have changed since then but I doubt it.

One of the great things about Europe is that they don't protect the morons of their populace from their own stupidity; You step out in front of traffic? You die. Simple as that. No reason MY CAR should carry twenty pounds of extra padding because some ******* can't look both ways. lol

But you're right about some states trying to ban the addition of push bars and grill guards. Which is sorta funny, since 90% of police vehicles have them!
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Unread 07-04-2006, 05:22 PM   #9
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But you're right about some states trying to ban the addition of push bars and grill guards. Which is sorta funny, since 90% of police vehicles have them!
Off topic but here in Texas they passed a law that requires drivers to either change lanes or if unable to, slow down to 15-20 mph below the speed limit when passing a cop when they have their lights on giving a ticket or whatever. Too many cops were getting hit by drivers. I wonder how many collisions this will cause. A theory of mine is that the new LED lights are so bright and flash so quickly that drivers are being dazzled and can't see. There should be a dimmer on them after they come to a stop.
They would still be plenty bright to see from a distance but they wouldn't blind at 50 feet. They don't have to be as bright at night as they are during the day.
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