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post #1 of 4 Old 03-14-2014, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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To cut or not to cut.

Hi everyone, I've had my 2008 JK now for about a year and have decided to start customizing it. It is pretty much stock other than some ugly pipe bumpers that we're put on before I bought it. I had designed a front and rear bumper in solidworks and was about to send out the drawlings to have them cut out until I seen the bumper done by brut4ce in ther build thread. Needless to say I fell in love with the back bumper. To me it is a lot cleaner and flows with the body really nice. In order to archive this look I have to cut the frame. So my question to everyone is how do feel about cutting frames. Would you buy a jeep knowing some one cut the frame up. Any one have experience cutting the frame and can give advice. As far as the welding goes I am not to worried. I have a degree in welding engineering and have been doing for as long as I can remember so I think I can handle it. Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-14-2014, 06:39 PM
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I would buy a Jeep with front and rear bumper that they had to cut part of the frame off to run. Wouldnt bother me in the slightest.

But at the same time, the next Jeep I buy I will have forever...

I think it depends on You more than anything. would YOU buy a Jeep with the frame chopped off? If you dont plan on keeping it forever, how do you normally go about selling your jeeps? do you trade them in every few years or do you have them for 10-15 years and then sell them?

If you plan to trade it in with your next purchase I prob wouldnt. Im probably giving the dealers to much credit, but I think they would be able to tell..

Just my .02

Its your Jeep, do what you want!!!!

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Its your Jeep, do what you want!!!!
What he is trying to say is

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-14-2014, 07:25 PM
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I'd have no problem buying a Jeep that the front of the frame was cut back. If it was the middle of the frame I'd be a little leery to make sure it was properly reinforced when put back together.

I say if you really like the design then go for it.
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