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    Bumper or no bumper?

    Ok so iv been thinking about changing things up and getting ride of some weight. I have a smittybilt XRC rear bumper and was trying to decide if I want to keep it or sell it and run the Evo fascia or just nothing at all. Pros I will get ride of a ton of weight, have better departure angles and I can mount my reverse lights to the frame rail like a lot of you guys have done. Cons the only thing I can think of is crushing the rear corner panels by having them exposed. I know that most people have not had a problem with that but something that I was thinking about. Also I don’t want to run the smittybilt bumpers anymore I would love to get the evo quarter pounder with stinger next.
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    Several members here run with no bumper and have no issues. Iirc, this question has come up before and only one person had hit the corner and barely bent the pinch seam.
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    Get rid of that hilift and you’ll save 70lbs.


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    No bumper here. Made some tabs for tow points to cover the holes and done.IMG_20171104_100334903.jpg

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    If you've already chosen to have a tire carrier not mounted to the bumper, then I'd ditch the bumper and put on the fascia and some corners. I'd do the same but my carrier mounts to my bumper.

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    EVO shackles.

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    I say ditch it, and +1 on the evo D ring mounts. Clean and functional.


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    Thanks for your Suggestions. I really do think I’m going to run no bumper and do the evo d ring mounts.


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    Bumper or no bumper?

    I went with the EVO rear fascia. I really like the way it looks, but as for rear lighting I’m going to have to go with the Rigid reverse lights which have a thinner profile than something like the D2’s because of rear door clearance. Image1517765100.493698.jpg


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    Edit: as for the corners, EVO rear corner skins will be on soon.

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    Bumper or no bumper?

    I think the EVO fascia with D-Rings is a clean look. Especially with bigger tires and trimmed fenders which you already have... If you think about it, the stock bumpers are basically hollow plastic from factory, so the protection is minimal.

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