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post #1 of 8 Old 01-16-2016, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone running no rear bumper?

Just cut my rear fenders, and I'm considering running bumperless in the rear or getting a rear frame cover (probably Olympic 4x4). Anyone running without a bumper and have any pics? If so, let's see em!
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-17-2016, 05:37 AM
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VKS Fab has an awesome looking rear frame cap. I went a different way, however, I really like what Vick did with this (clean, light, well executed as always from VKS).

http://www.vksfab.com/product/rear-frame-cap/
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-17-2016, 06:40 AM
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re:Anyone running no rear bumper?

I think there is already a thread related to this but here is my '11 as I have run it for 3 years. I am all about weight-saving-upgrades so the EVO D-ring shackles are all I needed or care about. I never see the rear bumper when using the rig for it's intended duty , I don't want any heavy crap bumper back there (nor the weight of a 37" tire/wheel hangin off )& I have solid tow points as well as clearance when comin off ledges as happens a lot where I wheel.



<EDIT: I know about the new-ish EVO facia plate - offered in steel OR in aluminum for weight considerations! - & thought I might get it but I can use the $200 for the upcoming gears or towards a locker or RCVs or more functional pertinent upgrades>


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post #4 of 8 Old 01-17-2016, 06:43 AM
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Hadnt seen the VKS one before.

Like the looks of it.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-17-2016, 06:56 AM
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I did till I just bit the bullet and bought a Crawler Conceptz Skinny rear and cut the frame. Never did get used to the bumperless rear.
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FWIW , I think the 'barren' appearance of running bumperless rear on the JK/JKUs is not nearly as striking or obvious when on a black Jeep; about the only positive aspect of runnin a black one , lol......
Yeah, that CrawlerConceptz thin rear bumper is swank! What's it weigh-in at?


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I didn't weigh it, but I probably only gained a few pounds after removal of the frame rail.

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I hadn't seen the VKS frame cap before either... Looks great; but all said and done with d-rings I think Olympic is the more "economical" choice for what it is (essentially a peice of steel). j3ff3ry_j33p, thanks for the pics! Rig looks killer
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