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What Bumper Combo Should the H3ATH3N Buy?

  • R-SE Front and Rear

    Votes: 10 45.5%
  • AEV Front and Rear (Wait)

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • AEV Front and E1 Rear

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • ARB Front and E1 Rear

    Votes: 6 27.3%
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Well,

I have been trying to make a decision about my front and rear bumper selection over the last couple of months, and now I am even more unsure... or am I.

I am leaning towards the R-SE front and rear solution. I would like your opinions on the R-SE front bumper and rear bumper system.
 

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just a thought, if you ever plan or think u may trim your stock or get other narrower flares I wouldnt get that front bumper, but it is a nice mean looking bumper
 

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Well,

I have been trying to make a decision about my front and rear bumper selection over the last couple of months, and now I am even more unsure... or am I.

I am leaning towards the R-SE front and rear solution. I would like your opinions on the R-SE front bumper and rear bumper system.
Great idea give me the money and I wiil decide for you. If you have it go with the RSE. Really looks good.
 

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just a thought, if you ever plan or think u may trim your stock or get other narrower flares I wouldnt get that front bumper, but it is a nice mean looking bumper
Good thought, but I do not intend to trim my flares. I am also looking for input on what to do with the stock fogs/wiring if I do go down this path. I am thinking PIAA 520 floods in the bumper and spots on the windshield. :shocked:
 

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I like the AEV alot better than the other one. The R-SE looks HUGE and it weighs like 50lbs more. 120lb bumper??? :thefinger:
 

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Since it's your money I'm spending, I would go with the RSE front & rear. :D:D The finish looks a lot better than the plastic on the AEV, making it look a lot tougher.

More than I am willing (or able) to spend on mine, though. Maybe I'll hit the Powerball this week and not have to worry about that anymore, and just get what I like.
 

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I would go with the R-SE front if you want a full-width bumper. If you ever choose to go mid-width or stubby then your choices really open up.
 

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Thanks!

Good input so far. What would you guys/gals do with the stock fogs/wiring? Any ideas on how to utilize this existing factory lighting? I was thinking reroute the wiring and use them as reverse lamps? Any members ever installed the R-SE bumpers? :beer:
 

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I like the AEV alot better than the other one. The R-SE looks HUGE and it weighs like 50lbs more. 120lb bumper??? :thefinger:
True true... Add a 12k powerplant to that! There goes my lift. :thefinger:
 

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I'd like to see that RSE front bumper. All the pics and links so far listed have been blocked here at work.

I'd probably echo the "go LoD" remark above, though.

I picked up the Smittybuilt rear w/ tire carrier from Bond & Outlaw Offroad for $600 + shipping. I'll get the LoD stubby w/ stinger soon. That's my bumper input for ya.
 

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rawk the R-SE front and rear. no one really has these and they're BADASS :smokin::smokin:
if i was a full width fan that's what i would run on my rig fo sho :beer:
 

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rawk the R-SE front and rear. no one really has these and they're BADASS :smokin::smokin:
if i was a full width fan that's what i would run on my rig fo sho :beer:
So let it be written. So let it be done! :D

Any thoughts about the stock fogs? :idea:
 

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i really like how the rear bumper incorporates the opening along with the tailgate. wish they made a stubby version. :bawling:
 

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Well...

I am still in KY, but I found some time to snap a couple pics of the new front end.





I like it a lot. I will try to get some better pictures this weekend. After seeing the fit and finish on this bumper, I have decided to completely sell out on the AEV product line. :grinpimp:
 

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I say ARB Front and E1 Rear

I really dislike the the R-SE tire carrier as it looks like it would rattle, I hate the AEV plastic look but even more I hate the cans. I second the weight comment for the front R-SE because after winch you will be punishing your front end a good bit.

I am also very bias because I like Stubby Bumpers better but if you want a full bumper I would suggest the LOD, Terraflex, or M.O.R.E.

the best rear bumper I like the FAB FOUR but they are to proud of it ($$$$$$)
 
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