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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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.
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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I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about. I think...
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.