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    Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    The stock bumper on my 2005 TJ is looking pretty worn, and I think it's time to spruce it up a bit. Does anyone know of a good looking bolt on front bumper? I don't plan on getting a winch, and I don't want it to be huge either.

    Anyone got some photos?

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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    Here's another question. I like the look of D-rings on the bumper, but do they make any noise? It seems to me they'd rattle while you drove.
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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    XRC and Warn has some nice looking bumpers. some designs has the Winch space for it but if you dont want to install a winch on it, you can use that space for an Ice chest. I've never noticed the D-ring rattle on my Jeep, but then again, all i hear is my Tires.
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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    My personal favorite is the bumper from Skidrow Off-Road. It has a spot for the winch if you want it, but it's also modular. Plus, there's different configurations with rock crawling light inserts and/or 2" reciever inserts. They're a little pricey though, but they look awesome! My D-rings might be rattling, but with all the other noises my Jeep makes it's hard to tell!
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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    You mean this one Jeep Monkey? It looks pretty good.
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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    What do you guys think of a bumper like this. I like the brush guard
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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    that looks nice, kinda hard to see what the ends looks like.
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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryMason View Post
    You mean this one Jeep Monkey? It looks pretty good.

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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    I have a buddy who has D-rings on his bumper in his xj, he has magnets that he stuck to the bumper and the D-ri.ngs stick to the magnets and don't rattle

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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    If you want a basic simple functional bumper like the stock warn has a nice one that is similar but alot stronger.

    Here is a website that has all bumpers.

    Jeep Bumpers: Front Bumpers, Rear Bumpers, Jeep Armor : Jeep Bumpers For All Jeeps

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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    Terry, if you want something cheap and easy, have you thought of just picking up a stock one on Craigs List and chopping it to be narrower? There are always a ton of guys who buy a big winch bumper and sell their stock ones for, like 5 dollars?
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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    Currupt sent me some info on a local guy that makes bumpers. I think I'm going to ask him to whip up something like this. I really like the look - tough, but not huge.
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    Re: Looking for a good looking bolt on bumper

    Hey Terry,

    That custom made bumper you found looks really nice. It's similar to the one I made - short, 45 degree angle ends, fully boxed (made from 2" X 4" .25 wall structural tubing). Yes, my D rings rattle a little but oh, well... That's part of the Jeep ride. I have a receiver Pintle hitch which goes "KA-CLUNK!!" if I hit the right bumps in the road (like a trench running across). The D rings come in handy for pulling stuff and the Pintle has protected the rear of the Jeep twice. It sticks out from the bumper (a rear Jeeperman receiver bumper) so it's about flush with the spare tire. This keeps cars from stuffing the tailgate when you get rear ended (which has happened to me twice). Instead of hitting the tire they hit the pintle. Oh, yeah... the pintle comes in handy for towing trailers too

    If you would like any measurements from my front bumper just let me know... I could email you some photos of the details too... Best of luck - John

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