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  1. #1 Art's Stinger Bumper 
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    Here is the build











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    It looks like it is falling off your jeep...
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    Bye bye approach angle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad S View Post
    It looks like it is falling off your jeep...
    the tubes bend down like that so they can run to the winch plate... thanks for trying to be a critic, but dont talk if you dont know what you are talking about
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveZJ View Post
    Bye bye approach angle!
    approach angle is 100 times better than it was with the stock bumper... but you are right the pics really dont show it
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    How the hell you figure that??
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    the lowest part of the bumper is no lower than where the unibody frame holes are... the stock bumpers lowest part is way lower than that point
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    But it sticks out waaaaay further than the stock bumper ever did. If it's lower and further back, it may not necessarily play as big of a role as something that is higher up and farther out.
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    true true... but it sticks out just enough to fit that monster winch on there... i didnt really want a 12000 pounder, but i got it for free so i cant complain

    i always come to this site when i need critics... i thought i might have actually built something yall would approve of, but so far it sure seems like i was wrong
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    The basic concept of the bumper appears to be sound, and if it works for you great. But that approach angle would hold me back on many obstacles.
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    I like the basic design and you put some effort into it. How did you tie it into the unibody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art View Post
    i always come to this site when i need critics... i thought i might have actually built something yall would approve of, but so far it sure seems like i was wrong

    You built a stinger. If you do something like that you need to have thicker skin.

    I understand the need to fit that big winch in there, but you didn't have to mess it up by making it a stinger

    I think everytime someone makes a bumper with a stinger, God kills 6 baby Koala's.
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    i was going for the kevins offroad style bumper, but i decided why the hell not? lets make it a stinger!
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    do you plan on tipping ass over tea kettle any time soon?

    And do you think Brad S really thought it was falling off your jeep?

    It looks functional, so thats good I just don't personally like the looks of it. If you had raised the top of the double bars so it was almost level and put the fairlead in between the upper and lower it woulda been sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art View Post
    the tubes bend down like that so they can run to the winch plate... thanks for trying to be a critic, but dont talk if you dont know what you are talking about
    Well if you want to play, then lets play. How about raising your winch plate? I see you brought some plate out your unibody rail to mount your winch plate on. You could always cut those pieces so they angle up another 2-3 inches and weld your plate on their. Use some gussets to make sure the strength is there. What do you accomplish from this? You can bring your tubing level across the front to tie into the winch plate instead of dipping down to accomodate for it. Another bonus would be increasing the approach angle as others have said. I was just stating and observation. These guys know what they are talking about - I'm still learning too. So, if you want constructive criticism - there ye be.
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    The bumper kind of looks like a pair of lips smiling at me. I find it unnerving.
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    Tell us what your new approach angle is in numbers vs what your old approach angle was. Looks to me it sticks out more than stock.
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    Kinda looks like a pug with an underbite sticking its tongue out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveZJ View Post
    Kinda looks like a pug with an underbite sticking its tongue out.
    lol

    dave from way out in left field
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art View Post
    lol

    dave from way out in left field
    Hmm, I dont see where this is out in left field.......He's pretty dead on
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    pugs freak me out....

    are you planing on tying the stinger into the firewall or somewhere else, so if you do nose into something it doenst just fold up and into your hood?

    and ha ha, as for approach angle... just lift your jeep higher!!
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    I will say that it looks like you did a good job in the fabrication, but I have to agree that the tubes on the sides give the illusion that it is bent down (the whole bumper). But major props for doing it yourself and not buying one off the shelf.

    And pugs freak me out too...
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    its his not yours and he likes it so...let it be

    P.s. nice skills
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    I wheeled my 97 on a BB more than your one ton ZJ (maxx's)will ever see the trails

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    It needs a tongue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CurtP View Post
    It needs a tongue.
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