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relicdigger
02-01-2016, 11:08 PM
Early this summer I put on Lod rock sliders and spacers to put the wheels and tires out a little. The advise I am seeking is should I progress to a new front bumper and winch next. The back story is that at this point I am not going to lift my jeep adding any height because my 82 year old father enjoys going out in the Jeep with me and stock is even a large step for him; I would rather have my dad in my Jeep than a lift. So with a stock front end am I better going with the EVO Aluminum Quarter Pounder because of weight and sag considerations or go with the Lod Signature Shorty. I like the fog lights on the Lod but I figure it is not too big of a deal putting lights on the Quarter Pounder. Basically should weight and sag be my major consideration?
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Ausjeep113
02-01-2016, 11:20 PM
Really with standard suspension it's going to notice any difference in weight up front so keeping it to a minimum would be best. Also from what I've heard the Evo is an awesome bumper and if you're not doing anything too crazy it should be perfect for your needs.

swampdog
02-01-2016, 11:28 PM
Really with standard suspension it's going to notice any difference in weight up front so keeping it to a minimum would be best. Also from what I've heard the Evo is an awesome bumper and if you're not doing anything too crazy it should be perfect for your needs.

You can do anything as crazy as you want with the EVO bumper, they are beastly.

Chasemccl
02-01-2016, 11:35 PM
What about the lod armor lite

Ausjeep113
02-01-2016, 11:37 PM
You can do anything as crazy as you want with the EVO bumper, they are beastly.

Very true. I more meant the jeep without any lift unless he gets some under body protection.

relicdigger
02-02-2016, 12:38 AM
Thanks to everyone for the quick input. So weight and sag are the major consideration. It looks like Evo Aluminum Quarter Pounder will give me the most bang for the weight buck. I wonder how much sag I will get on the Rubicon springs when the winch is added in? I'll have to check out the weight taken off for the stock bumper and the the weight added on for the Quarter Pounder and winch. For protection I will also do oil pan protection; thanks for that idea! Is there anything else I am not considering?

Ausjeep113
02-02-2016, 01:25 AM
Nah that's should be plenty mate and if it does sag a little you could always just use a half inch or one inch spacer up front to level it out again and bring back to normal.

joedelalinea
02-02-2016, 01:40 AM
Exactly what i was going to say.
If you experience sagging on the front just add a budget lift of about 1-2 inches

ScoobyCarolanNC
02-02-2016, 01:45 AM
Nah that's should be plenty mate and if it does sag a little you could always just use a half inch or one inch spacer up front to level it out again and bring back to normal.

Yup! The Evo leveling kit won't really lift you & should counteract that. Are you in a rubicon? I have a Sahara, and I'm toying with the idea of getting a rubicon take off suspension to give me a minor boost & better ride.

relicdigger
02-02-2016, 02:00 AM
Yes I'm in a rubicon 2 door. I'm hoping the rubicon springs will be stiff enough to keep the front up a little more. Does anyone know the weight of the stock front bumper? I checked out the Evo HD leveling kit but I don't want to gain the height it will give; although it would look great and function well.

notnalc68
02-02-2016, 02:57 AM
You could keep your stock bumper and add a winch mounting plate.

Wethy
02-02-2016, 03:41 AM
Another option and some may frown on it because it's rough country however if your looking for weight savings the RC hybrid stubby could be a good option if your basically just wanting to mount a winch. As its basically a winch plate and the end caps they have are made of 1/16ths steel so you save some weight and it's pretty inexpensive
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relicdigger
02-02-2016, 10:56 AM
Thanks for the information on RC and the suggestion of the mounting on the stock bumper. I think I'll go with the quarter pounder, winch and pucks if necessary. Thanks again for all of the suggestions and information, Mike

Wethy
02-03-2016, 05:17 AM
Thanks for the information on RC and the suggestion of the mounting on the stock bumper. I think I'll go with the quarter pounder, winch and pucks if necessary. Thanks again for all of the suggestions and information, Mike

Welcome on my end figured I'd just give you options! I'm sure the 1/4 pounder will be great! Lol

dwvninety
02-03-2016, 05:27 AM
Thanks for the information on RC and the suggestion of the mounting on the stock bumper. I think I'll go with the quarter pounder, winch and pucks if necessary. Thanks again for all of the suggestions and information, Mike

If you end up getting the stinger make sure you get American made drill bits as you are going to need to drill 6 holes.

relicdigger
02-03-2016, 11:12 AM
The stinger looks great but I'm holding off on it. In upstate NY it's mostly mud and woods. Plus any weight I can keep off of it is the priority. The quarter pounder comes in less weight than stock but the winch puts me over. Looks like a little budget boost in the front. Thanks for the heads up on the drilling. And thanks for all the ideas and options everyone has given.
Mike