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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Stinger Bumper, Any Trail Applications?

I know stinger bumpers are mainly used for rock climbing but do they serve any purpose for trail driving or do they get in the way on the trail?

Thanks for your help this is my first post, im currently looking for a new front bumper for my JKU.

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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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First, welcome to our forum...lots of good info to be found here by reading and searching...
Second, lots of opinions too...mine is that stingers are bling and not much else. I have seen some cases where they have kept a vehicle from going *** over end on a very steep drop off, also called a pre-runner, they may keep brush and crap off the grill if you are into desert racing...as I said, lots of opinions on this forum.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply,

I'm just curious if the stinger will get in the way, I mainly go to the river and run the trails there, I also occasionally hit the trails in Colorado. Im mainly worried that the stinger will get in the way on the trail, I think they look great though. I plan on getting the LoD shorty with stinger to match mt rear tire carrier.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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Also great if you run into a deer on the drive home at 65mph!
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Since I hunt it makes the perfect place to tie a Pig or a deer too.
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I wouldn't put one on a JKU. They're big enough. And for trail driving I would want another foot sticking out in front.

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With a long JKU you run the risk of nosing down more so than in a JK. It may be wishful thinking but I really hope my stinger helps me not plow into a bank.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:22 AM   #8
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I run the LOD shorty with the winch guard. Its a great bumper, you won't be disappointed. The winch guard doesn't stick out and looks good with the JK lines, IMO (obviously!)

However, I will say that I wasn't all that impressed with the front skid plate. Its ok, but the fit is a little odd on the shorty.

Also, fwiw, I agree that the stinger as well as the winch guard are 90% bling and maybe 10% function on a trail. Especially since the winch on the LOD bumper is between the frame rails, the guard really offers no real protection. It does give a nice mounting location for a couple of lights though.
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Also great if you run into a deer on the drive home at 65mph!
LMAO, that's probably the most used application for a stinger IRL.
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