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post #1 of 5 Old 01-30-2014, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Help finding a non winch bumper

I've been losing sleep trying to decide on a set of f and r bumpers.

I want matching front and rear and trying to stay light. I want a stubby front. I do not plan on running a winch, at least not anytime soon. Aesthetically, I had it narrowed down to PSC Brawler Lite and JCR Stubby Dagger. The problem I'm having is that without a winch, they look like a big ass park bench sticking way too far forward (no offense to those running them w/out a winch), depending on the angle of the pic. I haven't seen them in person. But I've scoured the net and have seen sooo many pics that I'm ready to give up.

So, looking for a front stubby that doesn't stick way out. Made in USA. Fairly lightweight. I want to keep my fog lights. And I want the bumper to go to the edge of the grill, unlike the PSC BFH. Am I chasing a unicorn?

Any reason why I don't see many MetalCloak bumpers around? I found several links to their bumpers, but not many JK's. A non winch front with the short end caps comes in around 50 lbs. Just haven't found any good pics. Not 100% sold on the modular look.
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https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=87462

Check out VKS. He has all kinds of different combos of that bumper. If you look in his sig there are links for stubby and shorty.

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Yeah Ive seen his stuff. He's got a PM. Meanwhile I continue staring at pics. I've been at this for months and months. I need to hurry and find the best price on PSC flares while I'm at it.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-31-2014, 07:21 AM
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Lol, I feel your pain man, I'm in the same boat. Keep lookin at bumpers but can't seem to pull the trigger cut I hate being unhappy with shit I pay lots of money for.

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Attachment 117449

Attachment 117457

Stock bumper chopped with aftermarket metal end caps. Very light weight. (Can't seem to down size photos)

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