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    Front or rear bumpers first?

    I have a 99 TJ and I've picked out both of my bumpers. Don't have the money for both right now. Should I buy front or rear with tire carrier first. I'm running 33's on stock tire carrier but I want that aggressive look of a new front bumper. Sorry if this is already a thread can't find it.

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    I would advise you to do the front bumper with a winch first them get the rear

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    I'll do the front first


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    I did my front first. Eventually you'll need both though so I don't think you'll go wrong either way. If wheeling alone, do front bullet and winch. If wanting to run larger tires, do rear bumper and tire carrier.

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    Being that it's a tj I would deff do the rear first. The tj carrier isn't as strong as the jk carrier so that tire weight should be taken off the tailgate.
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    I'm running 33's and that's good for me so far so I'm not too worried about a ton of weight back there but I also wheel with friends with winches when I go so that isn't a problem either. Thanks for all the help! Really appreciate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Being that it's a tj I would deff do the rear first. The tj carrier isn't as strong as the jk carrier so that tire weight should be taken off the tailgate.
    Yup. At least a rear bumper tire carrier will actually do something useful as opposed to just looking good. So far as I can tell, the OP made no mention of getting a winch with a front bumper and without it, you'd just have something that looks cool. The factory TJ bumper is steel and if you remove the plastic end caps, it actually works quite well. At least, it did for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Yup. At least a rear bumper tire carrier will actually do something useful as opposed to just looking good. So far as I can tell, the OP made no mention of getting a winch with a front bumper and without it, you'd just have something that looks cool. The factory TJ bumper is steel and if you remove the plastic end caps, it actually works quite well. At least, it did for me.
    Thanks so much! I was going to cut it down into a stubby bumper anyways. Thanks again for helping out. Eddie knows best haha!

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