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Old 09-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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Question Cheap Bumpers

Hello, I want to get into a little trail riding and I'm not sure if i can afford a lift yet so I thought I could stay stock and just get a bumper with a winch. Is that a good idea? and where can I get a cheap bumper?
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Just get a rough country 3 lift, same price as a crappy bumper.
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Getting recovery is always a good idea. Granted by the time you spend money on a bumper and a winch you'll have spent at least as much as 3" lift.
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About the cheapest way to get a winch mounted on the front of your Jeep is either a Front receiver with a hitch winch mount and your winch of choice or a Detours BackBone with your winch of choice.

I have a backbone and Smittybilt XRC8 on my DD and really like it.
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Just get a rough country 3 lift, same price as a crappy bumper.

Makes sense. Crappy lift costs the same as a crappy bumper.
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Nates 4x4 bumper. Cheap, simple and very strong. He's on here. Look him up. Had one of his bumpers and it took a lot of beating with never any damage
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Look at our vendors on here http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f10/ some make there own bumpers some are whole sellers but can get you anything cheaper then most sites list same part for.
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Just get a decent bumper and screw a expensive winch! Get a come-along! It will be good enough. Or get a Hi lift jack, they are come-alongs also
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Ya know. I've never once thought "Man, I wish I'd never wasted money on this winch."

Recover should be step number one. It bugs me to no end to pull up behind some guy that's stuck in some aweful position and not have one single recovery point on the thing... People start wrapping winch cable around steering linkages-n-****.
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By the time you buy a cheap/used winch bumper and a decent winch at least a 8,000 lb u could buy a pretty decent 3" lift & a Hi lift jack and a good tow strap (not a chain)
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Cheap winch - http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SM...FUyb7QodURQAkw

Backbone - http://detoursusa.com/xjbackbone.php

$600.

RC 4.5" lift. - http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_xj_4x.html

Set of tires - http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe....5&diameter=15

$1,628.

I say you just order it all at the same time.
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Hi Lift Jack - http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...ory_Code=TOOLS
3" lift - http://roughcountry.com/jeep_xj_3x.html OR http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFX
recovery strap - http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...tegory_Code=UP AND http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...tegory_Code=UP

then all you need to do is find a decent set of 235/75/15 or 31/10.50/15 tire's & mount them on your factory wheels and you would have a pretty good start on that jeep

$465.00 + your shipping and whatever the tire's cost
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Nates has the best bumpers for the price. I have his and love them....
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