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Ok, so doing a build on a 2011 JK Rubi 4-door. Thrown a lift, 35" shoes and some wheels on it and had a manufacturer ship out a new bumper to us, which looked great... but am not happy with it at all. Has an integrated recessed winch mount which basically is big enough to hold an ATV winch and that's about it. There are numerous other design flaws with it as well, but they're new to the business and haven't gone into this market before, so it's to be expected. I've communicated the problems to them and they've not gone into production yet, so I'm not naming names and hopefully they'll get that straightened out before they mass produce them.

Anywhooo... I need your help. No, not that other guy... he's a moron You look smart and trustworthy and friendly. Well, one out of three ain't bad.

I want a bumper. I want it to look good. I want an integrated winch mount. I want recovery points. I want it to fit a Warn 9.5ti Thermometric. I want fries with that and a back rub too.

Recommendations? Pics? General tourette's-like rants?
 

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Give us your jeep specs.
Im about to grab a poison spyder BFH
HD customs comes to mind as well.

Whats your budget?
 

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Not so much worried about budget. I love Poison Spyder stuff and I hope to do a build based on a lot of their stuff soon and their BFH would be a no-brainer, but the "look" for this rig is going to be more for modded daily driver... thus the more hardcore look of stubby fronts won't work for what the owner is looking for. Same problem with HD Customs. I have a stubby personally (no "that's what she said" comments!!!)

As far as specs thus far. 4-D JK Rubi loaded, RC 4" X-series Kit, 35x12.50 Nitto Trail Grappler and some wheels that I can't remember the brand or style.
 

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AEV makes the best looking full width IMO.
 

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That's the one I've been leaning towards Sonic. The milspec is a sweet full width. Still open to suggestions though!
 

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If the BFH is too "hardcore" how about more of a rated "R" look. The Brawler Lite was my choice...


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That's sexy and great lines on your JK. Main thing is I need full width and the recessed winch mount though unfortunately. :bawling:

Who makes the rocker protection you're running?
 

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If the BFH is too "hardcore" how about more of a rated "R" look. The Brawler Lite was my choice...
Yep, definitely the Brawler Lite..
 

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I have a Hansens on mine , its a great bumper , recessed an d ring shackle mounts, full med. An stubbys are offered, im changing to a psc brawler lite cuz I want a stubby an Biglar an the PSC, crew are good friends of mine an my jk is running all of there other armor. But Hansens is a great product.
 

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Check out the rampage front bumper, we have put in on a few builds it's pretty sweet
 

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Check out the rampagefront bumper, we have put in on a few builds it's pretty sweet
I was going to recommend the Rampage recovery front as well. The winch plate isn't integrated but comes with it and is on or off option so both look good!
Not my Jeep but a pic for reference

 

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I have the Rugged Ridge XHD Modular. I like it, but i like the PSC Brawler Lite better.

 

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The RSE I haven't seen before. That's nice.

XHD are good too and similar to the modular design bumper we tried before. There are a lot of them out there though and want it to be a bit different looking.

Rampage is an good one and I've got their rear recovery bumper on the way for my own rig. No recessed winch mount makes it a no go on this build though.

It's either between the AEV and the Fab Fours at this point. We just recently started carrying AEV, so I haven't gotten to see them in person yet, but the 1/8" stamped steel concerns me a bit since most are 3/16th. Can anyone confirm that a 1/8" can handle a sharp impact on the rocks? Seems like that was the thickness on my old TC skid plate and I destroyed that pretty quick. The Fab Fours I know are drool worthy.
 
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