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Help me pick a stubby front bumper!

I know there are threads everywhere showing bumpers, but it gets overwhelming trying to sort through them!

I am looking for a stubby. I want something fairly slim, with provisions for fog's, shackles, and a winch. I like a bar but nothing huge like a stinger.(Garage isn't deep enough!) And under $500 (I can paint it myself)

I love the Poison Spyder BFH with brawler, but no fog light provisions. The Nemesis and HD Customs are amazing but out of my price range. The ACE is good, just a little thick......see I'm just running around in circles!!!

Please, if you know of an option I am missing, chime in. Pictures always appreciated!!

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the new psc brawler light is a sick stubby
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i really like my or fab stubby off set winch bumper, they make nice products and have the best customer support ever... and by EVER, i mean EVER!!!!





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Here is one of the cheapest stubby's out there. XHD. Looks and functions great for the cost.
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Here is one of the cheapest stubby's out there. XHD. Looks and functions great for the cost.
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Beat me to it.


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Beat me to it.
Me too. That is the one on my shopping list.
Space for winch and OEM fog lights.

I like the looks of the "LITE" but I suspect the price will be 2X the RR stubby.
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For the Price point you CANNOT BEAT ACE! Quality service and Bumper should be priced twice it is selling for. Great deal great product.
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I'll also throw in a vote for the Or Fab. Very high quality bumper, simple design and good price. Looks like they use a stamped piece and weld some of it together, very simple construction. I was able to modify my fog light non-winch bumper to weld on a 1/4" winch plate and mount the winch as well. I am going to work on a cleaner way of wiring it in, but for now it does the trick.





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PSC makes a roller fairlead light mount bracket for use with their BFH bumpers.

I just switched from a Shrockworks stubby to the PSC Comp BFH- Will prob be selling the Shrockworks stubby soon.

This one-
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Man, I love this bumper!! Do you have any pictures from straight in front?

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PSC makes a roller fairlead light mount bracket for use with their BFH bumpers.

I just switched from a Shrockworks stubby to the PSC Comp BFH- Will prob be selling the Shrockworks stubby soon.

This one-
Thanks! I just looked and they have a Hawse fairlead light bracket also. This might be my solution. Do you happen to have a picture with your winch mounted? I have never seen a picture of this bumper with a winch on it.

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the new psc brawler light is a sick stubby
I don't see this anywhere on their web site...any pictures?


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Do you happen to have a picture with your winch mounted? I have never seen a picture of this bumper with a winch on it.

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Man, I love this bumper!! Do you have any pictures from straight in front?



Thanks! I just looked and they have a Hawse fairlead light bracket also. This might be my solution. Do you happen to have a picture with your winch mounted? I have never seen a picture of this bumper with a winch on it.

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Man, I love this bumper!! Do you have any pictures from straight in front?



Thanks! I just looked and they have a Hawse fairlead light bracket also. This might be my solution. Do you happen to have a picture with your winch mounted? I have never seen a picture of this bumper with a winch on it.

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Thanks guys. I like the Brawler Lite, although I'd love to see it with a bar/stinger. But baring that, the BFH is my favorite by far. I can deal with the light issue later.

edit: I read the instructions! Crash bar gets removed...

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Thanks guys. I like the Brawler Lite, although I'd love to see it with a bar/stinger. But baring that, the BFH is my favorite by far. I can deal with the light issue later.

edit: I read the instructions! Crash bar gets removed...

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Crash bar and 2" or so of frame...I thought everyone knew that!


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Crash bar and 2" or so of frame...I thought everyone knew that!


So maybe I'm just slow! (or just look at the pictures?)

Anyway, I knew the frame had to be cut, just hadn't paid attention to the crash bar....

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the crash bar is garbage. mine was so bent from wheeling it wasnt doing any good
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the crash bar is garbage. mine was so bent from wheeling it wasnt doing any good
X2 and isn't structural.

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