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09WK 12-01-2009 01:52 PM

Build a bumper for a WK
 
Someone seriously needs to build a nice bumper for the WK, the 4xguard is not enough protection, and the arb the tubing kills it in my opinion and makes it heavier. Its a little bit too bulky also. Someone needs to make one a little slicker, save some weight and you will make some series money. Someone with some fab skill should do this, I know id buy one. I smashed up my bumper in the woods the other day. Just dreaming sorry

robpp 12-01-2009 01:54 PM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
talk to red rocker, use his as a prototype

09WK 12-01-2009 08:44 PM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
My fab skills are not the best, I would not trust myself making it clean and getting everything clean

RedRocker 12-01-2009 08:54 PM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
No one makes a decent bumper for the WK. There have been several attempts to get a group buy going to have a semi-custom fab shop make bumpers for the WK (like ShrockWorks), but you need to get 20 pre-orders before it's economically viable.

The ARB is a bit too heavy and extends way too far in front of the WK, however it can be cut down and made to look really nice - but you're probably talking about $1000+ for the mods and $1000-$1500 for the bumper.

I designed and helped build my own bumper with most of the characteristics you're looking for, but it was very expensive (even with me doing 50-70% of the work). If you're in the Denver area I could hook you up with the guy who helped me fab my bumper, but it will cost at least $2K, probably much more.

Here's pics of my bumper:
http://www.travelerz.net/public/wk/5.jpg

http://www.travelerz.net/public/wk/8c.jpg

Scottina06 12-01-2009 09:43 PM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
wow....$2k! Most of us street guys thought the SRT bumper was expensive???? LOL

RedRocker 12-01-2009 10:15 PM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 109535)
wow....$2k! Most of us street guys thought the SRT bumper was expensive???? LOL

Pay me now or pay me later (when you've ruined your bumper on the trail). :)

Micallef 12-03-2009 11:24 AM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
haha scott, on the trail,

well i never thought i would be typing those words in the same sentence!

Scottina06 12-03-2009 11:31 AM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
you wont.......LOL

Oldsmokey 12-03-2009 02:46 PM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
I might be able to get one of my buddies to build a WK bumper. He has a company called truck defender. There bumpers are all aluminum so they are light but still very strong. If anyone is interested let me know and ill see what I can come up with. Something like RedRockers would be great (Nice work by the way)

09WK 12-03-2009 08:20 PM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Oldsmokey (Post 110950)
I might be able to get one of my buddies to build a WK bumper. He has a company called truck defender. There bumpers are all aluminum so they are light but still very strong. If anyone is interested let me know and ill see what I can come up with. Something like RedRockers would be great (Nice work by the way)

For a reasonable price, Im in

Oldsmokey 12-03-2009 09:54 PM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
I think they get somewhere around $1600 for the polished version of the dodge, chevy, ford bumpers. Ill do some checking on it and see what it would take. I dont believe they have one for any Jeep yet.

sinister1 06-20-2010 10:00 AM

Re: Build a bumper for a WK
 
09wk check out sinistermetalconcepts.com awsome front bumper with skid plate.


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