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Conquest jeep
06-16-2013, 01:31 AM
Looking into getting a new front bumper for my jk. Any suggestions on good looking, useful, and affordable? Not a fan of the shortys. Prefer the full width for some reason.

defCon5
06-16-2013, 03:42 AM
What is your definition of "affordable"?

NathanM
06-16-2013, 03:55 AM
Smittybilt.. Warrior offroad.. They make affordable stuff. First ones that come to mind

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OverlanderJK
06-16-2013, 03:56 AM
There is a few on eBay that are cheap. Under $500 I believe.

JKULIFE
06-16-2013, 03:57 AM
I am leaning toe wards the American Made ones. PSC or JRC

Beyrgut
06-16-2013, 04:13 AM
LoD make a nice Full and Mid, depending on "affordable".

StrizzyChris
06-16-2013, 05:23 AM
What is your definition of "affordable"?

X2...and what are you wanting it to do...and are you wanting a hoop or stinger as well?

Canvas JK
06-16-2013, 05:31 AM
Affordable is a very broad subject. I have the LOD Midwidth with the winch guard. Like the way it looks. Not sure if I have a pic with me. The Jeep is Jacksonville, FL and I am in Okinawa, Japan.

Canvas JK
06-16-2013, 05:38 AM
Here is my LOD front bumper on a 2011 JKUS. Took most of the day to put on but great.
35479
Here is the link.

http://www.lodoffroad.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16137&cat=23&page=1

R/
Will

Canvas JK
06-16-2013, 06:13 AM
Here is a thread you might be interested in.

http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?6068-Pic-request-Front-and-Rear-bumpers

Conquest jeep
06-16-2013, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the input guys. Was hoping to stay under $500 but have room to upgrade as I go.

StrizzyChris
06-17-2013, 01:09 AM
Thanks for the input guys. Was hoping to stay under $500 but have room to upgrade as I go.

If you are wanting a good base bumper with later stinger upgradeability I would say the EVO stubby, but you said you want a full width. I also really like the new Poison spider BFH front bumpers. I know smittybuilt and Rugged Ridge make modular bumpers that you can customize to your liking. I cant speak on the smitty, but I havent heard too much acclaim for their quality in DURABLE offroad equipment. It looks great but not sure about function. I had the RR and I will say that the stubby base was a quality winch mount bumper BUT all the attachments were total crap IMHO. The grill bar was really thin and weak steal. I also dont think the end caps, that make it full width, could take any impact at all without damaging the base or breaking off.

Conquest jeep
06-18-2013, 02:43 AM
Cool, well with the info provided and some additional research I have actually decided to go with a stubby. Right now on the fence with the Evo, expedition one basic dx, or a possible custom one. Any experience with first two? Pros cons?

AllAmericanInfidel
06-18-2013, 12:17 PM
Try Rough Country, they have a few 'affordable' bumpers. Shaffers Offroad and Olympic have a few nice bumpers as well for less than 500.

Notajerryskid
06-19-2013, 03:26 PM
I have the EVO and can say that its a beast. It has taken some hard hard hits, then a little flat blk spray and good as new.

StrizzyChris
06-20-2013, 11:19 AM
I have the EVO 1/4 pounder as well and its a BEAST! I cant say enough good things about it, but it isnt cheap if you are looking for complete bumper and stinger. the Expedition One bumper looks a lot like the Purejeep Bare Bonez setup that Eddie was running. Its super simple and sheds a ton of front end weight. But since you are back into the stubby market definitely go check out the poison spider BFH front bumper. I wish the winch was mounted low like EVO's for air flow into the grill, but its a sexy sturdy bumper.

RamP
06-20-2013, 01:44 PM
You should also consider Ace Engineering. Extremely affordable and seems to be well built. Made in the USA too.
https://www.aceengineeringandfab.com/?view_full_site=1

wayoflife
06-20-2013, 02:05 PM
I have run a lot of bumpers from full width to stubby and can tell you that if you wheel your Jeep on the rocks, a stubby is what you really want. Having said that, for the budget you have and desire to buy USA, I too would recommend the EVO or PUREJEEP Bare Bonez setup. That later is only about $300 and is all you really need.

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=160399