New guy question about front bumpers

silvercreek

Member
Nov 2, 2015
83
Don't be too hard on me for being ignorant but I've been wondering about why some like the shorter front bumpers. Is there an advantage or because you like the shorter bumper looks better?
 

Rook

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Oct 27, 2015
110
Kent, WA
IMO a short bumper gives a more aggressive look (I have one) it also lowers the chance of whacking your bumper on a tall rock that your trying to climb over (which I did with a stock width bumper) however a wide bumpershould provide greater impact protection from an accident if you got hit, or hit someone at an angle.

Mostly I think its just preference
 

billiebob

TJ Expert
Oct 31, 2015
3,159
Kootenays, BC, Canada
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a short bumper gives better clearance off road. and a short bumper is less likely to hook things backing up. First "mod" lots of us do to TJs is to remove the plastic milk jug ends. My sons JKU got some parking lot damage. We cutoff the ends and added some stubby ends. Real simple. Under $100.00.
 
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silvercreek

silvercreek

Member
Nov 2, 2015
83
View attachment 256 a short bumper gives better clearance off road. and a short bumper is less likely to hook things backing up. First "mod" lots of us do to TJs is to remove the plastic milk jug ends. My sons JKU got some parking lot damage. We cutoff the ends and added some stubby ends. Real simple. Under $100.00.
I've got a set of those stubby's to put on my stock bumper but been procrastinating.
 

Chris

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Sep 28, 2015
34,465
Salem, Oregon
I think there's no doubt that the Wrangler looks better with a shorter bumper. The factory ones are too long in my opinion.
 

Kevin E

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Nov 1, 2015
754
Wharton, TX
Don't be too hard on me for being ignorant but I've been wondering about why some like the shorter front bumpers. Is there an advantage or because you like the shorter bumper looks better?
Do not ever hesitate to ask any questions concerning your Jeep. We are here to educate each other.
 
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Alex M.

Member
Supporting Member
Oct 30, 2015
87
I know a local guy who has a TJ and runs NO front bumper, just a winch in the center there.
 

Chris

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Sep 28, 2015
34,465
Salem, Oregon
well the factory TJ bumper definitely offers nothing in the way of structure. good way to save a few pounds.
Not sure what it weighs, but when I took mine off to install my new Barricade bumper I was surprised at how light the stock one was.