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Old 09-22-2012, 04:41 PM
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So I'll allow laughter if it gets me an answer, so get it out of your system..

I've been involved with Baja off road racing for years, and the bumper style we use reflects a different need, ie nerfing others to give them a love tap to pass, and to support a row of HID lights. That's it for the most part. It's part of the roll bar frame,,not just attached to the frame generally.

So I moved away from SoCal, bought an old XJ, and am slowly setting it up, although I'm not much of a go slow rock crawler just yet. Been eyeing which bumper to buy, and am confused at why the super tall guard I see on many jeeps. What is the purpose of this? Clearly it's not a grille or brush guard. It's not for pulling on if stuck. So....wtf, why that tube style? Thanks.....ok, start laughing
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It's for In case of a roll over you have a better chance not to ruin your rad. Also people use them to help the front end slide up rocks. Anything taller than the hood IMO is point less
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I am buying one, but not for any of the above reasons. I'm getting one because it looks good

This one to be exact:

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a boner bar? it's mostly just for looks in the world of mall crawling. but other times...

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I have used mine to bump up a rock to get my tire some traction, also plowed a couple trees down. Granted mine isnt huge, I like the overall stubby look of it, then again it's for a wrangler.
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Originally Posted by Jeepineasy View Post
It's for In case of a roll over you have a better chance not to ruin your rad. Also people use them to help the front end slide up rocks. Anything taller than the hood IMO is point less
Lol seriously? If you roll over you got bigger problems than a rad lol.

And no its not for scooting up rocks haha


I know ^ thouse 2 reasons have nothing to do with it but i was always told if you are going downa steep hill and the s hits the d and you start to flip to the front, your stinger will cause your rig to fall to the side rather than over on the cab which would possibly kill you to death..... And "damage your radiator" hahahah
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I like the tree plow idea too, Thats all mine has helped with thus far
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Mainly to prevent front roll over but they do help getting onto rocks
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Originally Posted by thatXJguy
I am buying one, but not for any of the above reasons. I'm getting one because it looks good

This one to be exact:
Going to look like someone gave your xj a fat lip...
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I have a small bar that protects my winch and grill from branches and such. Anything larger... I don't like.

Not the best picture but you can see it here.



...the back tire was flat.
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I think its like a rhino horn i love a stinger on a jeep. The angles are a nice touch to break up how square they are.
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a boner bar? it's mostly just for looks in the world of mall crawling
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I think its like a rhino horn i love a stinger on a jeep. The angles are a nice touch to break up how square they are.
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I have a small bar that protects my winch and grill from branches and such. Anything larger... I don't like.

Not the best picture but you can see it here.



...the back tire was flat.
i did the same thing.
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Mine is higher than the hood to protect the rad, motor, hood, etc if I do roll the thing.
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I also run a hoop to protect my winch and grille (DirtBound Offroad Extreme Hoop)



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