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post #1 of 23 Old 03-17-2013, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Genright Rear Bumper

Got my Aluminum Genright rear bumper in the mail a few days ago and started to install it! Thanks to [email protected] for hooking me up! Ill Post a few pictures here but all of the hi-res will be in the album --->



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post #2 of 23 Old 03-17-2013, 06:43 PM
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Wow...good looking bumper. Think it weighs about the same as stock?
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looks good, you gonna paint it or leave it bare?

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Your bumper looks killer bud congrats but what I'm really jealous of is all that space in that shop!

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Its definitely weighs more then stock, its pretty easy to tell when you hold up both bumpers in each arm. I am torn between LineXing it or leaving it bare. Ive seen other users pics of bare bumpers and never thought it was that cool but now that I have one I understand why they leave it bare, it is FREAKING SWEET. Pics do not do it justice.

Here is a pic of the jeep on a scale, stock w/o the spare. Ill take another reading with the aluminum bumper on soon
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thanks! yeah we do a bunch of farming and its usually jam packed full of machinery!
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Congrats!

Here is the difference between bare and black on the same bumper:




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I wonder how this would have stood up to you getting rear ended. I would guess that aluminum breaks before it bends.

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I wonder how this would have stood up to you getting rear ended. I would guess that aluminum breaks before it bends.
Thats formable aluminum, it should bend.
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You'd be surprised how well these bumpers hold up! Loki pushed in the back end of a 4-runner with his front bumper (scratched the powdercoating only).

While I was away for another trip, a friend dropped my jeep on the front bumper (from about 25-30" off the ground) during an RTI competition due to the competition folks having him ramp the passenger side with their unqualified guide and literally nothing happened to it. Pretty strong stuff!




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Thats formable aluminum, it should bend.
I had no idea there was a difference. I've seen broken aluminum wheels before... different alloy, maybe?

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I wonder how this would have stood up to you getting rear ended. I would guess that aluminum breaks before it bends.
Hopefully I won't find out how mine holds up being rear ended, but I can tell you it takes a beating in the rocks. I have had mine for over a year and have spent a lot of time in the rocks. The only noticeable damage is to the rattle can bedliner I have on it. I have dropped off ledges directly onto the bumper many times. No issues (dents or cracks) as of yet.

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I would of liked to see how the damage was after i got rear ended. It would of been a great myth buster for many aluminum skeptics! Plus I don't think I have ever seen an aluminum bumper, on this forum at least, get in a fender bender and have pics taken.
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I would of liked to see how the damage was after i got rear ended. It would of been a great myth buster for many aluminum skeptics! Plus I don't think I have ever seen an aluminum bumper, on this forum at least, get in a fender bender and have pics taken.

Loki has pictures of his aluminum fender flop on here with only the bedliner scratched. Same for his front bumper.

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I had no idea there was a difference. I've seen broken aluminum wheels before... different alloy, maybe?
Not sure what type of aluminum wheels are made out of but most formed aluminum things (boats, cylinders, press broken shapes) are made from a formable 6061 alloy IIRC. Been quite a while since I did anything with aluminum. The problem with aluminum is its going to gall much worse than steel if you drag it over an abrasive surface (like big honkin rocks). I would be careful in how I employ it.

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Not sure what type of aluminum wheels are made out of but most formed aluminum things (boats, cylinders, press broken shapes) are made from a formable 6061 alloy IIRC. Been quite a while since I did anything with aluminum. The problem with aluminum is its going to gall much worse than steel if you drag it over an abrasive surface (like big honkin rocks). I would be careful in how I employ it.

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Rear bumper is 6061. Would be nice if they made it from 7075 like RK was doing for their pro lifts.

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Nice!! And that shop is freaking huge too!

Now, we just need to get the front on there and some fenders and we will be set!

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Finally got around to getting everything Linex-d! Big S/O to linex of des moines for doing a great job again!
Bumper gained probably 8 pounds with linex front/back
Dont get the back linexd- makes alignment difficult
Only linex the front part of tow hooks not back that hook up.
I feel like with the added protection of Linex it is stronger and more resistant to impact. ( also says on the linex website that it adds impact resistance )









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Nice job. Looks sweet.
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My favorite rear bumper, may have to buy myself one as a little graduation gist!

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Nice bumper.....

But if you plan on rubbing up against rocks, it doesn't matter how good the impact resistance is, it won't stay put.
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did you put any LEDs in the bumper? I'm about to order the bumper but can't decide on what kind of LEDs to put in for reverse lights.
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post #23 of 23 Old 05-30-2013, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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I left them empty for now. On Genrights website they have some really expensive ones (50 bucks) and then the 25 dollar ones which is still pretty expensive for small LEDs.
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