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Old 02-24-2019, 09:00 AM
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So I recently acquired a
EAG bumper EAG bumper
, while the bumper seems nice enough I am a little concerned about how it mounts. The bumper uses the stock 3 holes on the frame to mount its brackets. Is this going to be secure enough to do a actual recovery? I ask because after looking around it seems several more expensive manufactures have you drill additional holes and have reinforcement plates.

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Any bumper that comes with recovery points or even a winch with no tie in brackets is a big red flag. You need to tie the bumper into the uniframe more than the weak factory sheet metal bumper bolts. You can either make your own or buy tie in plates from several companies. Don't be that guy with a ripped front frame and bumper because you didn't tie everything in.
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by unidentifiedbomb View Post
Any bumper that comes with recovery points or even a winch with no tie in brackets is a big red flag. You need to tie the bumper into the uniframe more than the weak factory sheet metal bumper bolts. You can either make your own or buy tie in plates from several companies. Don't be that guy with a ripped front frame and bumper because you didn't tie everything in.
I suppose this is why the "mall rated" stickers are a thing lol...
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