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Unread 12-13-2011, 11:00 PM   #16
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All seem like good options I think it just comes down to wallet and personal pref.

Edit: And if only I could decide on some bumpers.

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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:05 AM   #17
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Great stuff, guys! Much appreciated!

The aim is more Safari than Moab, so the Kevlar is there for brush more than bouncing off boulders. Lift/bumpers/winch (I know, Warn only) are the key areas.

So what about MBRP bumpers... we're looking at those and they look great... what does everyone think of those?

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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:13 AM   #18
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Great stuff, guys! Much appreciated!

The aim is more Safari than Moab, so the Kevlar is there for brush more than bouncing off boulders. Lift/bumpers/winch (I know, Warn only) are the key areas.

So what about MBRP bumpers... we're looking at those and they look great... what does everyone think of those?

THX!

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I don't know that I have seen them...I'll take a look when I'm near a computer
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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:15 AM   #19
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Great stuff, guys! Much appreciated!

The aim is more Safari than Moab, so the Kevlar is there for brush more than bouncing off boulders. Lift/bumpers/winch (I know, Warn only) are the key areas.

So what about MBRP bumpers... we're looking at those and they look great... what does everyone think of those?

THX!

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To me if your building a "safari" or expedition Jeep AEV is the way to go with bumpers and lift. They have a lot of accessories for their rear bumper.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:23 AM   #20
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Saw the MBRP bumpers in a mag today. You just reminded me I want to check them out as well. The look sharp
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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:35 AM   #21
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I'm not a huge fan of the design...like BLK said, at least as far as full width bumpers go, the AEV is better looking than the MBRP...

I'm not a huge fan of full width bumpers, but these are especially ugly (IMO), and their stubby is pretty hideous too...

Second from the bottom is AEVs full width premium bumper, and the very bottom is a much more cost effective ARB full width, which unlike the rest, doesnt have bolt on clevis mounts...
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AEV is nice for the overland type wheeling but very pricey. Not sure if that is a factor for you... What about the Modular XHD from Rugged Ridge?

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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:39 AM   #23
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If you're going to up the coin on the bumpers, I like genrights gear a lot...this one is aluminum, but is available in steel for $200 less @ $699
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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:40 AM   #24
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AEV is nice for the overland type wheeling but very pricey. Not sure if that is a factor for you... What about the Modular XHD from Rugged Ridge?

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Edit: For the road warrior on a budget, Rugged Ridge isn't bad....but as a show Jeep, nobody other than Rugged Ridge should have their bumpers bolted on. As a Jeep-enthusiast consumer, I would chuckle to myself and walk right by...just sayin
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^^^^Agree

Stay with better quality. The MBRP bumper I saw was a stinger that looked alright. Than GenRight bumper looks a bit intense.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 09:13 AM   #26
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The JCR Offroad stuff is beautiful and comes bare metal, which would make your kevlar coating idea much easier to complete.

I'd go that route if I had the $ to do whatever I pleased....
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LOL my bad... maybe it is the meds talking? On "OTHER" forums, we have had a lot of guys asking about them. I do like their little locking cubby endcaps. Dont think they would ever find their way on our JK but then again, neither would AEV...

Okay, going back to reading so I stay out of trouble until I am feeling better... Carry on.

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LOL my bad... maybe it is the meds talking? On "OTHER" forums, we have had a lot of guys asking about them. I do like their little locking cubby endcaps. Dont think they would ever find their way on our JK but then again, neither would AEV...

Okay, going back to reading so I stay out of trouble until I am feeling better... Carry on.

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jkdood - ya'll have your work cut out for you. In building a show vehicle the object being to sell units so pupose being to grab the attention of as many people as possible you have to have "something for everyone" (that approach was easier with a ferrari replica kit as my experience was - basically the "options" came down to big block, small block, auto or 4 speed, 6 speed, super, turbo or natural, color and brakes). But with as utility a veh as the Jeep you have the rock crowd, the desert crowd, the expedition crowd, the mud crowd, the speed (SCORE not dope) crowd etc.

The problem is that most manufacturers stuff is a "matched set" so to speak. So the mix and match approach can get tricky when shape and functions are so far different between manufacturer. I have the poison spider rocker knockers, rock hard pans, garmin bumpers - some clash in design but it ends up working - but mudder don't like the pans, rocker don't like the bumpers etc.

good luck! maybe photoshop to mix and match parts first?
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If you're going to up the coin on the bumpers, I like genrights gear a lot...this one is aluminum, but is available in steel for $200 less @ $699
I love GenRight products. I have no experience with them. How good are they (for offroad use)? Thanks

They look great!
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