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post #1 of 26 Old 02-08-2009, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Pics of new MOPAR winch bumper, the one w/fog light cutouts & Hyd winch

Anyone gotten the new MOPAR bumper yet? pictures? And how's the quality? is it close to ARB or AEV?

Also, I'm planning on going with the MileMarker hyd winch (don't want to start a winch debate here, for me the advantages of hydraulic outway electric. As I plan on using it for clearing tree tops from logging, trail maint, getting firewood, etc.) Any one installed one on a JK? How easy is the hookup?

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We just installed the new Mopar front with a Mile Marker 9500 electric, I'll try to dig up a picture on monday when I'm back at work.

Anyway, the electric winch fit great and it looked good as well. Good setup if you like the Mopar bumper.

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shouldn't be any more difficult to fit a hydraulic winch, just plan the routing of the lines before the bumper is completely bolted on. measure twice, cut once.

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Anyone gotten the new MOPAR bumper yet? pictures? And how's the quality? is it close to ARB or AEV?
Here's a pic

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How much are the bumpers these days?

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Mopar, damn it, I hate the crush cans and hooks! If the had an option with D-rings, I would have been all over it.

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Mopar, damn it, I hate the crush cans and hooks! If the had an option with D-rings, I would have been all over it.
Here is a rugged ridge with similar styling that can be customized easily since it is a modular design. It can be made to look similar to the mopar and has d-rings etc.

http://www.quadratec.com/showcases/r..._bumper/jk.php

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Travis already has a RR bumper, Prot.

The hooks are pretty practical; easy to drop a loop over them. They just don't look as tough as a d-ring.

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I just complain a lot... My reasoning is the Mopar bumper is pretty slick, but the crush cans make it look...i don't know, bulky?...and once you take the cans off the hooks are just kind of out there... If they could make a version without the cans and with the hooks integrated into the bumper, then they would have something that I would have got in a heartbeat. For the price, it's pretty good, but it could have been amazing.

I have a Mopar rear and a RR front for this reason...

Oh, and back to one of the original questions. If the quality is anything near the rear bumper it is great; really beefy. The paint leaves something to be desired though. My rear bumper is already flaking and needs to be pulled and repainted.

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Mopar quality is good

I bought my mopar bumper before they started making them with the holes for the fog lights. I wanted to maintain the factory fog light switch and I was able to do so with a relay that use one of the factory fog light leads as a trigger. I am very happy with the quality of the mopar bumper. Bolt holes lined up correctly etc. Here is what it looks like:
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I think they look a lot better externally mounted like that.
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I think they look a lot better externally mounted like that.
The factory lights are great for slow-speed crawling at night though; low mount and all.
You can never have too many lights. Well, almost never...

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Those bits over the crush cans look dumb to me (a bit like something Madonna may have worn on stage). Does anyone know if they are plastic or steel? If they are plastic they are going to get destroyed. If they are steel then that sort of defeats the object of the crush cans since the metal would have to deform before the crush can came into play.

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Those bits over the crush cans look dumb to me (a bit like something Madonna may have worn on stage). Does anyone know if they are plastic or steel? If they are plastic they are going to get destroyed. If they are steel then that sort of defeats the object of the crush cans since the metal would have to deform before the crush can came into play.
They are plastic.
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Which brings me back to my question; how much are they? It's a good bumper for $400....

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